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Monday, Aug. 28
Fall 2017 classes begin
8 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 30
Volleyball at University of Louisiana at Monroe
6 p.m.
Monroe, Louisiana

Friday, Sept. 1
Soccer vs. Texas Southern University
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Volleyball vs. Grambling State University
5 p.m.
Starkville, Mississippi

Volleyball vs. University of South Florida
10 a.m.
Starkville, Mississippi

Saturday, Sept. 2
Football at Southern Methodist University
6 p.m.
Dallas

Volleyball at Mississippi State University
9 a.m.
Starkville, Mississippi

Volleyball vs. Tulane University
1 p.m.
Starkville, Mississippi


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SFA spirit programs hosting kids cheer clinic and football game performance

SFA’s 16-time national champion cheerleaders are hosting the 2017 Cheer Kid's Clinic and Football Game Performance from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Norton H.P.E. Complex on the SFA campus.

Participants will meet at 5:20 p.m. on game day to perform at the SFA vs. University of the Incarnate Word football game at Homer Bryce Stadium.

Children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade are welcome to participate. The cost is $55 per cheerleader.

Register by Friday, Sept. 1, to ensure your child receives pom poms, a bow and a T-shirt. To register, click here. Day-of registration is from 8 to 9 a.m.

For more information, contact T.J. Maple, SFA spirit programs coordinator, at (936) 468-1604 or maplejv@sfasu.edu.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces new minigrant guidelines

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has announced new guidelines and applications, which are available here, for the research enhancement minigrant program.

Minigrant applications all have a rolling deadline, and funds are available until exhausted.

New applications for other internal grant programs will be available in September and will be announced in SFA Today and on the ORSP website.

For more information, contact Jennifer Hanlon, ORSP assistant director, at (936) 468-1805 or hanlonjd@sfasu.edu; or Sherry Tucker, ORSP administrative assistant, at (936) 468-6606 or tuckers1@sfasu.edu.


Center for Career and Professional Development accepting Career Closet donations

The Center for Career and Professional Development invites faculty and staff members to donate their gently used professional attire to the Career Closet.

CCPD offers students the opportunity to borrow professional clothing (ranging from business casual to suits) for free to wear for presentations, interviews or career expos. After the clothing is returned to the CCPD, the items are cleaned courtesy of VIP Cleaners, a CCPD sponsor and SFA alumni-owned business, before being checked out by another student.

Items, including clothing, shoes and accessories, can be brought to the third floor of the Rusk Building during normal business hours, or pick up from an on-campus office can be arranged by emailing Lissy Turner, CCPD coordinator, at turnermr4@sfasu.edu. Items donated are eligible for tax purposes as a donation to the university.

Athletics

SFA volleyball takes down Central Connecticut State University, 3-1, for first 2017 win

SFA’s volleyball team locked down its first victory of 2017 by defeating Central Connecticut State University 3-1 Saturday afternoon at the Edmunds Center in DeLand, Florida.

SFA sophomore Ann Hollas posted her second double-double, and SFA junior Haley Coleman and sophomore Corin Evans combined for 24 of the Ladyjacks' 57 kills.

Hollas' double-double consisted of 31 assists and 15 digs, and Coleman completed one of her own by racking up a match-best 14 kills to go along with 13 digs.
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Football coaches radio show to be held Thursdays at CC’s Smokehouse

SFA Athletics and its Learfield multimedia rights holder, Lumberjack Sports Properties, announced CC's Smokehouse as the host for the Coach Clint Conque Radio Show on Q107.7. The weekly coaches show will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday evenings this fall.
 
Hosted by longtime play-by-play announcer and the voice of the Lumberjacks, Rob Meyers, the coaches show will feature SFA head football coach Conque. Assistant coaches and players also will join Meyers on the air to discuss all things SFA football.
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Two goals in second half lift Ladyjack soccer past Roadrunners, 2-1

SFA’s women's soccer team rallied from a one-goal halftime deficit to defeat the University of Texas at San Antonio 2-1 and earn the squad's first win of the 2017 campaign Thursday.

A pair of goals by the Ladyjack's capped off a resurgent effort in the second half, as the team responded in a big way to fend off a physical UTSA squad.
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Efficient attack plan helps Ladyjack volleyball blast Stetson University, 3-1

SFA volleyball sophomores Danae Daron, Shayla Eagleton and Corin Evans racked up 13 or more kills Saturday, helping SFA post a powerful .342 hitting percentage that aided the Ladyjacks in their 3-1 triumph over Stetson University inside the Edmunds Center in DeLand, Florida.

In four sets, Eagleton posted a team-best 15 errorless kills on 20 swings to finish with an attack percentage of .750. Those 15 kills were not only more than she amassed through her freshman year, but they also yielded her a spot on the Stetson Invitational All-Tournament Team.
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Fine Arts

SFA to screen 'The Barkley Marathons' race documentary

SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young” at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The documentary, directed by Annika Iltis and Timothy James Kane, is about a race in Tennessee in which, during its first 25 years, only 10 people have finished. Based on the historic prison escape of James Earl Ray, this cult-like race tempts people from around the world to test their limits of physical and mental endurance, according to imdb.com.
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Music composition of SFA graduate premieres in France, Ukraine

Music composition students at SFA traditionally take bold steps, and it’s paying off in bold ways around the globe.

Kyle Henkel, who graduated from SFA in May with a Bachelor of Music, had his composition "Kandinsky Imaginations" premiered this past summer at the Fifth Zodiac Music Academy & Festival in the south of France. Three days later, the same piece got its second performance at the Bruno Maderna Competition Composers Forum in Lviv, Ukraine, by members of the New York City-based Phoenix Ensemble.
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House named new director of SFA School of Theatre

When Cleo House Jr. first stepped foot onto the SFA campus, it was to attend the High School Summer Theatre Workshop presented by the School of Theatre. Little did he know as a young aspiring actor in the early 1990s that he would return to SFA in summer 2017 as the director of the School of Theatre.

"It’s truly a full-circle type of … well it’s more than a moment,” House said. “It’s a life event … a full-circle life event that has brought me back to SFA and the School of Theatre. It was here that I discovered I wasn’t alone in my passion for theatre.”
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