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Friday, Sept. 1
Cross-country at Aggie Opener
All day
College Station

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

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

Women's golf at three-day Lady Maxwell Invitational
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Saturday, Sept. 2
Cross-country vs. SFA High School Lumberjack Invite
All day
Nacogdoches

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

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


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Hurricane Harvey updates available online

For updates regarding Hurricane Harvey-related response and relief efforts on campus, click here.

SFA collecting donations for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

In support of individuals who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey, SFA and various on-campus organizations are collecting donations to aid in relief efforts. Donations are being transported to Drewery Construction, the Nacogdoches company that is making daily deliveries to shelters in affected areas.

SFA and Nacogdoches community members can bring items such as diapers, baby formula, dog and cat food, first aid kits and water to the Student Recreation Center on the university campus. The center is open from 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to midnight Sunday. For a complete list of items being collected, visit sfasu.edu/harvey.

For more information about relief initiatives, call (936) 468-2605.
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Faculty and Staff Breakfast

The first SFA Faculty and Staff Breakfast of the fall semester will be 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, in the East College Dining Hall. Help spread the word about this event, and invite your SFA colleagues to join.

For $3, SFA faculty and staff members are invited to enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast while catching up with colleagues and making new campus contacts.

This event is brought to you by the newly formed SFA Social Events Team in the spirit of our “SFA Envisioned” strategic plan, which includes fostering a culture of engagement within our campus community.

To stay informed about SFA social networking, please “like” the SFA Faculty/Staff Lounge Facebook page.

Inaugural orientation held for new Master of Science in Nursing program

Nineteen family nurse practitioner students from across Texas visited the SFA DeWitt School of Nursing last week for the first Master of Science in Nursing program orientation in the university’s history.

The new online program makes it easier for East Texas nurses to access graduate nursing education while providing much-needed primary care to citizens of Deep East Texas.

A $750,000 grant from the T.L.L. Temple Foundation strengthened development of the online program, which includes a few on-campus clinical experiences.
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Undergraduate Research Highlights winter submissions due today

Students and their faculty mentors are invited to submit Undergraduate Research Highlights by today 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.

Early registration for SFA's kids cheer clinic and football game performance ends today

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 today 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.

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.

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 this month 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.

Athletics

SFA announces 2017 fall athletics luncheons

SFA’s Department of Athletics' first 2017 fall luncheon, sponsored by Commercial Bank of Texas, will take place at noon Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the Champions Room of the Field House. Luncheons will continue Mondays throughout the fall.

The cost is $12 per person and includes a meal, dessert and drink. Tickets can be purchased on-site prior to each luncheon.

Before each luncheon, a press conference with all fall sport head coaches will be held at 11:15 a.m. in the William B. Lawton Room of the Field House.
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Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for Lady Maxwell Invitational

The fall portion of SFA’s women's golf team's 2017-18 schedule begins this weekend as the Ladyjacks travel to Ardmore, Oklahoma, for the Lady Maxwell Invitational. Hosted by Oral Roberts University, the three-day, three-round tournament will begin today as 10 teams compete through Sunday, Sept. 3, at Dornick Hill Country Club.

SFA junior Erica Lautensack will lead the Ladyjacks with a 1:40 p.m. tee time.
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Volleyball team heads east for Mississippi State Bulldog Invitational

SFA’s volleyball team will face four opponents in the program's first trip to Starkville, Mississippi.

Sporting a three-match winning streak, SFA’s volleyball team is one of five squads from four conferences competing in the Mississippi State Bulldog Invitational.
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Fine Arts

Art faculty exhibition features Nieberding's unique photographs

SFA’s annual School of Art Faculty Exhibition will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The exhibition will feature a variety of artworks in ceramics, sculpture, photography, painting, prints, metals and mixed media.

This year's featured faculty artist is Bill Nieberding, assistant professor in SFA’s School of Art, who will present a photography exhibition in Reavley Gallery. The faculty exhibition will be in Ledbetter Gallery. Both shows will be exhibited through Oct. 21.

Admission is free to the exhibition and reception, which is sponsored in part by SFA’s Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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Friends of the Visual Arts postcard, notecard sales benefit art scholarships

The sale of notecards and postcards featuring images depicting Nacogdoches’ history, beauty and artistry continues to benefit art scholarships through a fundraiser organized by SFA’s Friends of the Visual Arts.

Local photographers provided images for the eight designs featured on the 5-by-4½-inch notecards with envelopes and the 4-by-6-inch postcards that are available for purchase at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Notecards are $3 each, four for $10 or eight for $20. Postcards are $1 each, four for $3 or eight for $6. For additional information, call (936) 468-6557.
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Exhibition to feature Kimball’s detailed lithographs

An exhibition featuring finely detailed lithographs on paper titled, “Fragmentation: The Lithographs of Wayne Kimball,” will open Thursday, Sept. 14, in Griffith Gallery, located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

The exhibition will show through Nov. 10. A reception with the artist is scheduled for 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5.

Admission is free to the exhibition and reception, which is sponsored in part by SFA’s School of Art, Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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SFA to screen 'The Barkley Marathons' race documentary tonight

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. tonight 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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As technology continues to advance, devices that once seemed futuristic or like something out of a science-fiction movie have become part of everyday life in the 21st century. The newest discovery? Flexible batteries that can be printed on clothing.

Researchers in the United Kingdom have discovered a flexible, battery-like device made of graphene that can be printed directly on almost anything. Read more here.

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