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This Week's Calendar

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

Last day to register (all students)

Friday, Sept. 2
SFA cross country hosts Lumberjack Pre-Conference
7 p.m.

SFA volleyball vs. Texas State University
10:30 a.m.
San Marcos

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

Saturday, Sept. 3
SFA cross country hosts HS Lumberjack Invite
8 a.m.

SFA football vs. Texas Tech University
7 p.m.

SFA volleyball vs. Kennesaw State University
San Marcos




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Heather Catton

Director of International Studies and Programs

Catton has been awarded a grant through the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Scholar Program to support a two-week group seminar in Germany.

The two-week group seminar is designed to familiarize U.S. higher education administrators with Germany’s higher education system, society and culture, according to the program’s website. Catton was one of 20 Fulbright International Education Administrators from across the U.S. to be selected to connect with German educational leaders.
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Dr. Deb Scott

Professor of music

Scott was recently featured as soloist and professor at a large South American conference for low brass musicians.  She was one of 12 trombonists selected internationally to perform and teach during the seven-day event.

Scott also was the first-ever female classical trombonist to be invited to the festival in its 17-year history. She performed River Runner by Dr. Stephen Lias, SFA professor of composition, and "Variations on a Carnival of Venice" by Jean Baptiste Arban.

News & Announcements

Registration available for adult immunization clinic

SFA's Early Childhood Laboratory will again partner with Walgreens Pharmacy to host an adult immunization clinic at the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13. United Healthcare covers the flu shot with no copay. Vouchers also will be available for free flu shots. Shots may be given to children age 7 and up. Walk-ins are welcome.

To register to receive all immunizations offered, stop by the ECHL office, submit a copy of the front of your health insurance card, complete the Walgreens Administration Record form and sign up for a time. Walgreens will process insurance prior to Sept. 13, and any fees assessed will be due upon administration.

Those who preregister may receive any of the following adult immunizations: flu, Tdap (tetnus, diptheria, pertussis) MMR (measels, mumps, rubella) Hepatitus A and Hepatitus B. For information on the recommended adult immunization schedule, click here.

For more questions about the adult immunization clinic, call the Early Childhood Laboratory at (936) 468-4006.

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

Demonstrations that will allow users to become familiar with and ask questions about the new SFA site will be held throughout the day today. 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. Space is still available in the 1:30 p.m. session, which is designed for faculty and staff members. The 4:30 p.m. session, which was designed with students in mind, still has space available. Faculty and staff members are welcome to attend.

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

SFA’s Culinary Café to host closing reception for artist tomorrow

SFA’s Culinary Café will host a closing reception for artist and alumna Umeki Earl-Nelson from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Culinary Café, located in the Education Annex, Room 121.

The SFA and Nacogdoches communities are invited to attend this free event. Light refreshments will be served, and the dress is casual.

The Culinary Café features artwork by various artists each semester, and Nelson’s collection has been on display since June.
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2016 Part-time Job, Volunteer and Internship Fair to take place next week

The Center for Career and Professional Development will host the 2016 Part-time Job, Volunteer and Internship Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the event, especially those who may be looking to find a part-time or internship position, or an opportunity to volunteer in order to gain valuable experience and begin building their professional résumé. Click here for a list of participating employers.

Students will need to bring their student ID for check-in, as well as copies of their résumé to distribute to employers. Professional dress is required. Résumé writing assistance and the center's free Career Closet are available to help students prepare for the event. Information about these resources may be found on the center's website.

For more information, contact Brandi Derouen, assistant director of the Center for Career and Professional Development, at (936) 468-6638.


Track and field walk-on tryouts scheduled for Sept. 8

SFA’s track and field teams will hold walk-on tryouts for the 2016-17 academic year at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Fletcher Garner Track at Homer Bryce Stadium.

The tryout will be put on by track and field head coach Phil Olson and his coaching staff, although no training programs will be provided prior to the event. Athletes must come ready to go with spikes and appropriate apparel.
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A rabbit’s foot, a special gold coin … items like these may come to mind when someone mentions a good luck charm. But a praying mantis usually isn’t one of them.

That’s not the case for the Kansas City Royals baseball team. An insect by the name of Rally Mantis Jr. currently carries the team’s hopes into each game. He travels with the team and even inspires fans to dress like him. Read more about the inspiring mantis here.

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