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Thursday, Sept. 1
Last day to register (all students)

Friday, Sept. 2
SFA volleyball vs. Texas State University
10:30 a.m.
San Marcos, Texas

SFA volleyball vs. University of Tulsa
5 p.m.
San Marcos, Texas

Saturday, Sept. 3
SFA football vs. Texas Tech University
7 p.m.
Lubbock, Texas

SFA volleyball vs. Kennesaw State University
Noon
San Marcos, Texas


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Dr. Lynda Martin

Director of SFA’s School of Human Sciences

Martin has been appointed to the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences National Accreditation Board.

The board ensures undergraduate family and consumer sciences programs at accredited universities provide the highest quality educational experiences and prepare students for professional roles to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities, according to the program’s website.

Martin will serve as a board member for three years.


Sally Ann Swearingen

Associate professor in SFA’s School of Human Sciences

Swearingen is serving as the Southwest regional chair for the Interior Design Educators Council, an organization that works to advance the education, scholarship and service of interior design.

Swearingen is serving as chair for two years. The Southwest region comprises educators in Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Mexico, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. As chair, Swearingen organizes and leads the regional meeting and participates in regional conferences, which include research and professional presentations.

News & Announcements


Faculty, staff and students encouraged to attend demonstration of new website

Demonstrations that will allow users to become familiar with the new SFA site and to ask questions will be held throughout the day Wednesday, Aug. 31. The launch of the new website, scheduled for Monday, Sept. 12,  is a culmination of many months of research, discussion, writing, design, programming and testing.

Sessions will be held in the Student Center Multimedia Room and are expected to last approximately 30 minutes. Sessions designed for faculty and staff members will be held at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.  A session at 4:30 p.m. will be geared toward student users.

Space is limited, and attendees must complete the online RSVP form. For questions or more information, call (936) 468-2605.

Runnels awarded mentoring professorship

Dr. Chay Runnels, associate professor, hospitality administration program coordinator and graduate program co-coordinator at SFA, is the latest recipient of an endowed professorship established to reward faculty members who serve as excellent mentors and teachers.

The Jim Towns Mentoring Professorship recognizes professors who instill, foster and promote a mentoring culture at SFA. The award is named for Dr. Jim Towns, a longtime SFA professor of communication studies.

The university will recognize Runnels at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Regents Board Room, Room 307, in the Austin Building.
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Copies of “Your Most Important Project in College is YOU” posters still available

“Your Most Important Project in College Is YOU” posters are still available for faculty and staff members. This poster is the result of work from the Career Development Integration Committee, which was charged with finding ways to integrate career development components into all four years of a student’s time at SFA as part of the strategic planning initiatives.

The posters help to spread the message that students need to focus on finding ways to develop skills such as problem solving, verbal communication, finding and evaluating information, and quantitative reasoning. These kinds of skills are in demand from employers and can be gained through curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities at SFA. The poster is ideal for display in academic departments, faculty offices, or anywhere else students may see it.

Posters can be picked up at the Center for Career and Professional Development on the third floor of the Rusk Building during normal business hours. To have posters delivered to you, email ccpd@sfasu.edu and include your name, department, the number of posters requested, and building and room number. Deliveries will be made around campus once per week. For more information, call (936)-468-3305.

SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature director of the Baker Arboretum

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. Dr. Martin Stone will present “The Evil House of Roses: Why Josephine Bonaparte is Alive in Your Garden.”
 
Stone is the director of the Baker Arboretum at Western Kentucky University and holds the Leichhardt Professorship of Horticulture. The Baker Arboretum specializes in conifers and was recently recognized as an American Conifer Society Reference Garden.
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Athletics


Ladyjack soccer falls to the University of Oregon in early-season loss

SFA's Ladyjack soccer team took on the Oregon Ducks Sunday night in Eugene, Oregon. The play was dominated by the Duck offense as they scored three undisputed goals at Papé Field.

Freshman Katie Jennings and juniors Hanna Barker and Michaela Mencacci each had one shot against the Duck’s defense. Goalkeeper sophomore Allyson Smith had three saves in the net, and redshirt junior Lillie Ehlert was credited with one save in the second half. The Ladyjacks fought to keep possession but were outshot 12 to 3.
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Ladyjacks earn two consecutive wins in volleyball season opener

Not even 24 hours removed from a chance encounter with Green Bay Packers quarterback, Super Bowl XLV champion and two-time NFL Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers, the SFA volleyball team hit the court at the Kress Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to open its 2016 season.

Behind a pair of excellent all-around performances, SFA beat Eastern Illinois University and South Dakota State University, marking the first time since the 2013 season that the Ladyjacks began a season with consecutive victories.
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Setback to Green Bay concludes volleyball invitational

Due to some strong play in day one of the Country Inn & Suites Green Bay Invitational, the SFA volleyball team was poised to start 3-0 for the first time since 2013. Instead, tournament host University of Wisconsin - Green Bay put their high-powered offense on display and handed SFA its first 3-0 setback of the 2016 season.

Slowing down the Green Bay Phoenixes, especially the duo of Lydia DeWeese and Abby Jeffcoat, turned out to be a difficult task for SFA as the hosts hit .305 in the sweep. The Ladyjacks’ struggles on offense prevented them from getting into any kind of rhythm. SFA wound up hitting only .095 and was led by six kills apiece from Peyton Redmond and Danae Daron.
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Fine Arts

SFA faculty art exhibition includes show by artist Brewer

The annual School of Art Faculty Exhibition at SFA, featuring a separate show by Jeffie Brewer, assistant professor of sculpture and drawing, opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Admission to the exhibition, which is sponsored in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts, Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum, is free. Gallery hours are from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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SFA’s Heterodyne Duo presents concert of saxophone, percussion music tonight

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Heterodyne Duo in concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall in the first recital of the 2016-17 Cole Performing Arts Series.

The Heterodyne Duo features music faculty members Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies, and Dr. Nathan Nabb, professor of saxophone. They will perform a recital featuring contemporary and ethnic dance-style music.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
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