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

Friday, Sept. 1
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.

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

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

Sunday, Sept. 3
Soccer vs. Texas State University
1 p.m.




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Michael Lemke

Assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science

Recently, Lemke signed a book deal with Oxford University Press to co-edit a volume tentatively named, “Complex Systems and Population Health." It will be the first comprehensive book in population health sciences that meaningfully integrates complex systems theory, methodology, modeling, computational simulation and applications, while incorporating current population health theoretical, methodological and analytical perspectives.

The publication aims to address the public health problem created by the misuse of alcohol. The goal is to illustrate how community-based system dynamics modeling can provide powerful tools for policy and intervention decisions that can ultimately result in sustainable changes in research and action in alcohol prevention.

The tentative publication date for this volume is late 2019 or early 2020.

News & Announcements

Center for Career and Professional Development hosting fall workshop series

The Center for Career and Professional Development is hosting a Fall Career Development Series from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday nights in the LINC Room of the Steen Library.

Events are free for students and faculty and staff members. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about career-related topics such as career exploration, interviewing, internships and more.

Attendees will check in at each workshop, so faculty and staff members are welcome to offer extra credit for participation.

Seating is limited, so preregister at Jobs4Jacks. Each topic will be presented twice this fall.

For more information, contact the CCPD at (936) 468-3305 or ccpd@sfasu.edu.

Retirement reception for Bobby Wiliams today

SFA’s Business Office is hosting a retirement reception in honor of Bobby Williams, SFA bursar, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Regents’ Suite A.

Williams has served SFA for 22 years. All faculty and staff members are invited to attend the reception.

Online forum available for those interested in virtual reality applications in higher education

SFA’s Department of Information Technologies and Steen Library’s Emerging Technologies Lab encourage SFA faculty and staff members to join a Yammer Group focused on the rapidly advancing field of virtual and augmented reality in education.

“Virtual and augmented reality can provide a curated, narrated, content-rich experience with the ability to entertain, educate and inform,” said Kreg Mosier, head of library web services at SFA’s Steen Library.

Travis Killen, system programmer II for SFA’s information technology services, created the online group to establish dialogue among SFA community members regarding the applications of such technologies.

To join the SFA VR Yammer Group, log in to mySFA, click the “Office 365 Apps” button, and select the Yammer app. Within the Yammer app, search SFA VR.

For more information, contact Killen at (936) 468-6644 or tkillen@sfasu.edu.

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.

Submissions being accepted for winter Undergraduate Research Highlights

Students and their faculty mentors are invited to submit Undergraduate Research Highlights by Friday, Sept. 1, for the Council on Undergraduate Research’s winter 2017 issue of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research.

Highlights briefly describe peer-reviewed research or scholarly work in academic journals, books and book chapters, web-based publications and juried performances that have occurred within the past six months. Submissions must be in print and have one or more undergraduate co-authors.

Click here for more information.

Campus Recreation

Applications being accepted for 2017 Lumberjack Fitness Academy

The Employee Wellness program is currently taking applications for the 2017 Lumberjack Fitness Academy. The program, which is open to SFA faculty and staff members for the fall 2017 semester, focuses on providing health and nutrition assistance while utilizing the great resources SFA has to offer. 

To apply or for more information about the program, click here.

For questions, contact Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056.


Friday's soccer match canceled due to inclement weather

SFA’s women's soccer team's home opener against Texas Southern University Friday has been canceled with no plans to reschedule for a later date. Severe weather and flooding in the Houston area forced the calling of the match.

Despite the match taking place in Nacogdoches, TSU has been without access to their campus due to the flooding and weather in the area, making the soccer match a secondary concern for student-athletes and teams. Friday's match becomes the latest athletic event to be rescheduled or canceled in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and the first such event for SFA.
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SFA begins third year of ESPN partnership

The 2017-18 academic year represents the beginning of the third year of partnership between SFA Athletics and ESPN.

No fewer than 47 SFA athletic contests will be produced in-house and streamed live nationally on ESPN3 during the 2017-18 academic year.
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SFA volleyball continues lengthy road swing with match tonight

Continuing an eight-match road swing to begin the 2017 season, SFA’s volleyball team's next stop is Fant-Ewing Coliseum at the University of Louisiana at Monroe where the Ladyjacks are set to battle the Warhawks in a non-conference tilt at 6 p.m. tonight.

Tonight’s match will be the 44th all-time meeting between the two teams with SFA owning a dominant 38-5 edge. Three of the last four times the squads have crossed paths in Fant-Ewing Coliseum SFA has emerged as the victor, and the Ladyjacks are on a four-match winning streak against their non-conference rivals from Monroe.
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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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Nutcracker tickets on sale for general public

Tickets to attend the Nov. 16 and 17 performances of Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at SFA are now available for purchase by the general public.

An Encore Event presented by SFA's College of Fine Arts, The Great Russian Nutcracker will be presented at 7:30 p.m. each night in Turner Auditorium in the Griffith Fine Arts Building. All ages will want to celebrate the holiday season with the Moscow Ballet’s company of nearly 40 ballerinas and other dancers on its 25th Anniversary Tour of North America.

A separate event apart from the University Series, Nutcracker adult tickets are $45 for Section A seating, $36 for Section B seating and $20 for Section C seating. Discounts are available for seniors, students, children, and SFA faculty and staff members.

For more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Box Office in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, Room 211, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
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While plowing a field as a 14-year-old, Philo Taylor Farnsworth had a breakthrough — one that forever changed society.

Farnsworth wasn’t the first person to think of TV, but he was the first to make it work without a mechanical aspect. On Aug. 26, 1930, Farnsworth received a patent for the first electronic TV An inventor at heart, Farnsworth ended up holding more than 300 patents in his lifetime. Click here to read more.

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