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Thursday, Sept. 1
Last day to change schedules other than to drop courses

Last day to register (all students)

Friday, Sept. 2
Cross country SFA Lumberjack Pre-Conference
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches

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 cross country hosts HS Lumberjack Invite
8 a.m.
Nacogdoches

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. Jennifer Newquist

Assistant professor in the School of Human Sciences

Newquist has been elected to the Texas Council on Family Relations Board.

TxCFR promotes healthy families through a variety of resources and activities and is an affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations, which is a nonprofit multidisciplinary professional association focused on family research, practice and education, according to the council’s website.

In her role as board member, Newquist will attend monthly board meetings, providing feedback and voting on issues put before the board. She will serve as a member-at-large for a two-year term. Additionally, she also will serve as the public policy committee co-chair.
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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 tomorrow. 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 Baker Pattillo 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.

SFA’s Gwen and Ed Cole Audiology Lab named 2016 Best of Nacogdoches

SFA’s Gwen and Ed Cole Audiology Lab recently received the 2016 Best of Nacogdoches Award by The Daily Sentinel, which annually honors the achievements and accomplishments of local service providers and businesses.

Award recipients are recognized for their positive impact in the community and quality service they provide to their clients. Awards are distributed based on service or business category. This is the second year that the Cole Audiology Lab has received the award in the audiologist category.
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Campus Recreation

Applications being accepted for 2016 Lumberjack Fitness Academy

The Employee Wellness program is currently taking applications for the 2016 Lumberjack Fitness Academy.  The program, which is open to SFA faculty and staff members for the fall 2016 semester, focuses on providing health and nutrition assistance while utilizing the many great resources SFA has to offer.

To apply or for more information about the program, visit the Employee Wellness website.
For questions, contact Employee Wellness Coordinator Jessica Waguespack at (936) 468-6056.

Athletics


SFA opens 90th football season Saturday at Texas Tech University

SFA will begin its 90th football season when the Lumberjacks travel to Lubbock and face Big 12 opponent Texas Tech University Saturday, Sept. 3, at Jones AT&T Stadium. The game against the Red Raiders will kick off at 7:07 p.m. and will air on FOX Sports Net. This game will mark the third time these teams have met in series history.
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Southland Conference selects Walker as volleyball Defensive Player of the Week

SFA volleyball senior Justice Walker captured the first Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week selection of the 2016 season following a strong opening movement in her final collegiate campaign. 
 
A middle blocker from Fort Worth, Walker lived up to her Preseason All-Southland Conference First Team selection through the Ladyjacks’ first three matches of the 2016 season. Of the 24.0 total blocks amassed by SFA during its three-match schedule at the Country Inn & Suites Green Bay Invitational, Walker produced just under one third. She totaled 15 block assists over 10 sets which translates to a Southland Conference-leading blocks per set average of 1.50.
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Fine Arts

University Series opens with Sands’ ‘A Celebration of Harold Pinter’

SFA's College of Fine Arts will open the 2016-17 University Series season with an extraordinary British actor performing the works of a Nobel Prize-winning playwright and poet.

Julian Sands will present “A Celebration of Harold Pinter” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. In 2005, Sands was approached by Nobel Prize-winning playwright and poet Pinter to prepare a set of Pinter’s poems for a special presentation in London. Working closely with Pinter, Sands was granted a rare insight into his personality, life and work.
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SFA to screen ‘Tracks’ documentary

The SFA School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “Tracks” at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The film, directed by John Curran, tells the true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who in 1977 undertook a solo trek across 1,700 miles of Australian outback. A chance meeting with National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan provides her with the necessary financing for her expedition under the condition that he be allowed to photograph parts of her journey for the magazine. With only her dog and four unpredictable camels for company, she embarks on an inspiring and life-changing journey of self-discovery, according to imbd.com.
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U.S. Air Force Band of the West brass ensemble to perform at SFA

The Freedom Brass ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Band of the West will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The concert is a presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music and is featured in this year’s Cole Performing Arts Series.

Admission is free. For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Six crewmates recently completed a year-long simulated Mars mission inside a two-story dome on the slopes of Mauna Loa, Hawaii, as part of the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation project. Read about their “out-of-this-world” experience here.

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