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Wednesday, Sept. 10
SFA volleyball vs. University of Louisiana-Monroe
Nacogdoches
6:30 p.m. 

SFA women's golf
Texas A&M Mo-morial Invitational
Bryan, Texas

Friday, Sept. 12
Alumni Awards Dinner
Baker Pattillo Student Center
6 p.m.

SFA volleyball vs. University of New Orleans
Ruston, Louisiana
5 p.m. 

SFA women's soccer vs. Louisiana-Monroe
Monroe, Louisiana
4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13
SFA football vs. Texas A&M Commerce
Homer Bryce Stadium
6 p.m.

SFA men's golf
Invitational at the Ocean Course
Kiawah Island, S.C.

SFA volleyball vs. University of Texas -Pan American 
Ruston, La.
6:30 p.m. 

Sunday, Sept. 14
SFA women's soccer vs. Northwestern State
Natchitoches, LA. 
1 p.m.

SFA women's soccer vs. Southern University
Nacogdoches, Texas
1 p.m.

SFA men's golf
Invitational at the Ocean Course
Kiawah Island, S.C.


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News & Announcements

Registration ongoing for Homecoming 5K

Registration is now open for the 2014 Homecoming 5K.

The event is the annual 3.1 mile run/walk that begins on campus and ends downtown. Aside from the thrill of having your friends and family cheer you on as you accomplish your goal, the race also takes you through campus and town, ending in historic downtown Nacogdoches. The race will be followed by a pancake breakfast, which  is free with registration, and the Homecoming parade.

The event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25.

Costumes are encouraged, and the first 100 participants are guaranteed a race shirt!  To register, click here.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature plant sale preview

The SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches.

SFA Gardens horticulturists Dawn Stover and Greg Grant will present "A Plant Preview of the Upcoming Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale." Their combined program will present information and images of many of the new, popular and more unusual plants available at the upcoming sale.

The annual Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center. A wide variety of hard-to-find, "Texas tough" plants will be available, including Texas natives, heirlooms, tropicals, perennials, shrubs, trees, and exclusive Grant and SFA introductions. Most of the plants are extensively trialed in the gardens before being offered to the public, and most are produced by SFA Gardens staff and volunteers.
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Academic Leadership Journal seeking spring volume submissions

The Academic Leadership Journal in Student Research is currently accepting article submissions for Volume 3 for spring 2015. Submissions should range between 2,500 and 3,750 words, and should be sent as Microsoft Word attachments to editor_ALJ@fhsu.edu.

All submissions forwarded on to the editorial board for review are sent as blind submissions and evaluated by a minimum of two readers. Works that are not accepted for publication are given detailed feedback for revision. For complete submission guidelines, see www.academicleadership.org.

The ALJ in Student Research is an annual, online, peer reviewed, international journal dedicated to the publication of student research (undergraduate and graduate) within all disciplines and of pedagogically based professional work that explores the intersection of student research with teaching and faculty research. Our mission is to provide a forum for exceptional student research and to promote collaboration between students and teachers in the classroom, laboratory and field.

SAA screening two movies this week

The Student Activities Association will screen Think Like a Man and 22 Jumpstreet this week as part of their regular movie showings.

Showings are on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Employees encouraged to learn about wellness release time, get involved on campus

Employee Wellness is offering several ways to be active this semester.

We have drop-in fitness, yoga classes, water aerobics, swimming, Walking Jacks and Noon basketball. You can find a schedule of all activities at http://www.sfasu.edu/employeewellness. You will need to turn in a Participant Profile to get started, and all classes and programs are free for SFA faculty and staff members.
 
In addition, make sure you learn about Wellness Release Time that was approved by the Board of Regents this summer and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to get paid to stay fit or work on being more healthy.

Info on Wellness Release Time can be found here.

A word about the SFA Logo

The Board of Regents has approved a purple-only version of the traditional SFA “spirit” logo for use by the university faculty, staff and student body. The two-color (red and purple) logo that previously was in use by SFA is no longer approved and should not appear on future university publications, websites, emails or other communications.
 
The approved logo is available for download from the University Marketing Communications website.  A black version also is available, but its use should be restricted to black-and-white publications.  Click “Downloads” on the left side of the page to access the SFA logo and other approved university marks. SFA-themed PowerPoint templates also are available on the site. The low-resolution image above can be saved to your computer for use in email signatures.
 
If you have questions about the logo or need more information, please contact University Marketing Communications at (936) 468-2605.

SFA Gardens to host plant propagation workshop

SFA Gardens will host a plant propagation workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 13, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Dawn Stover, SFA Mast Arboretum research associate, will lead an exploration of useful methods for gardeners to cost-effectively increase the number of plants in the landscape. Stover will teach various propagation techniques including taking cuttings, sowing seeds and dividing perennials, and class members will participate in hands-on activities to reinforce instruction.
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Barnes & Noble to host open house

Need to get some new materials for your campus organization? Stop by the campus Barnes & Noble bookstore from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, to see if the staff can help.

The store is set to host a special open house catering to Lumberjacks that day.

Info meeting for Texas Legislative Internship set for Oct. 2

Please make your students aware of this exciting internship opportunity! In Spring 2015, five SFA students will take part in the Texas Legislative Internship Program. Participating students will receive 9 to 12 hours of academic credit through a program that combines academic study with supervised practical training in public service.

Students will spend a total of 20 weeks working full-time in Austin. They will receive a salary stipend during their internship.

The program is open to students of any major who have completed at least 60 hours of undergraduate coursework, including at least 15 in residence at SFA. The deadline for applications is Oct. 17.

There will be an informational meeting with the program coordinators at 5 p.m. Oct. 2 in Ferguson 371. For more information contact Ken Collier, Department of Government, in LAN 136 or kcollier@sfasu.edu.

Athletics

Schneider announces 2014-15 basketball schedule

SFA head women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider announced the release of the 2014-15 schedule for the co-defending Southland Conference champion Ladyjacks on Tuesday morning. The schedule includes 16 contests inside William R. Johnson Coliseum and non-conference games against Baylor, Arizona and Louisiana Tech.

“Our non-conference schedule is the most challenging we've faced since I've been part of the program,” Schneider said. “We're excited our fans will have the opportunity to see us play multiple times in November and wrap up the first semester with two BCS opponents in Baylor and Arizona.”

SFA will play its season opener with Louisiana Tech on Saturday, Nov. 15, the first game for new Lady Techsters head coach Tyler Summit, son of legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summit.

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SFA takes Defensive Player, Goalkeeper of the Week

SFA seniors Megan Dunnigan and Morgan Glick picked up Southland Conference Defensive Player and Goalkeeper of the Week honors, the league office announced Tuesday afternoon.

The Ladyjacks played LSU to a 0-0 double overtime draw last night in Baton Rouge after an hour-long delay due to lightning.

Dunnigan, a native of Round Rock, Texas (Vista Ridge HS), captained the SFA back line, playing 99 minutes of lock-down defense in holding LSU scoreless to pick up her second SLC defensive POW of the season.

Glick, a native of Boerne, Texas (Champion HS), anchored SFA, playing all 110 minutes in the net. The keeper made 10 saves and did not allow any goals across 26 shots faced in picking up her second SLC goalkeeper POW of the season.
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SFA to host ULM on Purple Haze night

 The SFA Ladyjack volleyball team returns to Shelton Gym for its second home match of the season, hosting Louisiana-Monroe at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday for Purple Haze Night.

SFA returns to its home court with a 2-5 record, most recently taking part in the Jackrabbit Invitational at host South Dakota State. The Ladyjacks defeated host SDSU 3-2, before falling 3-1 in consecutive matches to both Valpo and UMKC to close out the tournament. Senior Jill Ivy was named to the all-tournament team.
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Ladyjacks sit 10th at Texas A&M

Stephen F. Austin slipped two spots over the second round of the 2014 Texas A&M Mo-Morial, sitting at 10th in the team standings after 36 holes. The Ladyjacks shot a 30-over 318 Tuesday, carding a 49-over 625 with one round to play.

Sophomore Ann Holcomb led the Ladyjacks in round two, firing a career-low 2-over  74 on the day, shaving six strokes off her opening round 80. She sits at 10-over 154 for the tournament, tied for the team lead with junior Mackenzie Steiner, who posted a 10-over 82 as the duo is tied for 30th overall. Read More

Fine Arts

Tickets still available for University Series opening performance

Tickets are still available for Eugenia Zukerman and Friends, the opening performance of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' 2014-2015 University Series "Connect."

The new collaboration of flutist Zukerman and fellow musicians Milana Strezeva on piano, Sophie Shao on cello and Hye-Jin Kim on violin is slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Prior to the concert, there will be a 7 p.m. informative talk about the artists and their music to be presented by Dr. Christina Guenther, associate professor of flute at SFA, in Griffith Gallery located across the hall from Turner Auditorium. The audience is invited back to the gallery for a post-performance reception to meet the performers and to honor the event's corporate sponsor, Cataract, Glaucoma & Retina Consultants of East Texas/Benchmark Optical.
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Exhibitions to showcase talents of SFA art professors

Recently created art in a variety of media will make up the annual "SFA Faculty Exhibition," which the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The annual faculty exhibition in the Ledbetter Gallery will feature photography, paintings, metal work, ceramics and sculpture, according to John Handley, director of galleries at SFA.

"SFA is fortunate to have such a talented group of working artists creating in such a wide array of styles and media," Handley said. "This exhibition is our annual chance to show off and highlight our talented artists."
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