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This Week's Calendar

Friday, Sept. 15
Soccer vs. Northwestern State University
7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Georgetown University
3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 16
Cross-country at Southland Pre-Conference
All day

Football vs. University of the Incarnate Word
6 p.m.

Volleyball at Rice University
6 p.m.

Volleyball vs. Arkansas State University
12:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 17
Soccer vs. Texas Christian University
1 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 18
Men's golf at Jim Rivers Intercollegiate two-day tournament
Ruston, Louisiana




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News & Announcements

Lumberjack Marching Band alumni to perform Saturday

Generations of Lumberjack Marching Band musicians and twirlers will perform at 5:30 p.m. Saturday when they take the field at Homer Bryce Stadium prior to the football game.

Approximately 115 band alumni have registered as participants in Saturday’s reunion. Of those, 70 will perform in pregame activities. Among them will be 87-year-old former SFA twirler Mary Jo Morris of New Braunfels, who was on the SFA twirling line in 1948 and 1949.

Reunion registration is open through tomorrow. Annual membership is $45; lifetime membership is $250. Register online, or call the SFA Alumni Association at (936) 468-3407 for additional information.
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Faculty and staff appreciation game, tailgate, cook-off set for Saturday

Join us for SFA Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day at Homer Bryce Stadium Saturday, Sept. 16. The day will start with a faculty and staff member tailgate from 3 to 5 p.m. south of the Early Childhood Research Center on Hayter Street. Grab your crew, your cooler and your game-day snacks and meet up with SFA colleagues to hang out and have fun before the Lumberjack football game.

Faculty and staff members also may enter the tailgate cook-off. Register online then bring your tastiest tailgate grub to enter the competition. Compete as an individual or as a department, office or other group. Tables, chairs, napkins and tasting cups will be provided. Cook-off check-in is at 3 p.m., and judging is at 4 p.m. Winners will be recognized during halftime. To register for the cook-off online, click here.

Later, join your SFA friends and colleagues to cheer on the Lumberjacks as they face the Cardinals from the University of the Incarnate Word at 6 p.m. Faculty and staff members will get free admission to the game with their campus ID. 

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

Noche De Gala to celebrate Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month tonight

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting Noche De Gala to celebrate Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Regents’ Suite A.

Keynote speaker Michele Siqueiros, president of The Campaign for College Opportunity, will discuss the importance of learning and appreciating one’s culture as it relates to college access. Siqueiros also will highlight issues affecting the larger Latinx community while motivating students to pursue their education and goals.
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SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Oregon horticulturist, George Hull tonight

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. tonight in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.

George Edward Hull, horticulturist from Portland, Oregon, will present “From Over the Top to Down Under: Adventures in Horticulture.”

For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Office of Multicultural Affairs to host Brave Space Series discussion on immigration

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting its first Brave Space Series of the fall semester at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Tiered Classroom, Room 2.201.

The series’ discussion will focus on immigration. Each month, OMA’s Brave Space Series provides a forum for open and honest discussion of difficult topics.

The discussion is free and open to the SFA and Nacogdoches communities.
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Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation hosting Parents Night Out tomorrow

Campus Recreation is hosting Parents Night Out tomorrow. Parents can drop kids off as early as 6 p.m. The cost is $20 per camper. Registration closes 5 p.m. tomorrow.

Kids will enjoy a fun-filled night of camp activities, pizza and a movie. Parents may pick up their children any time before midnight.

For more information and to register, call (936) 468-3507, or email CampusREC@sfasu.edu.


Football opens Southland Conference play Saturday against University of the Incarnate Word

SFA's football team will turn its attention to league play as the Lumberjacks host the University of the Incarnate Word at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at Homer Bryce Stadium for their 2017 Southland Conference opener.

Saturday's tilt begins the Lumberjacks' nine-game conference schedule. It is the second of three home games SFA will play in September.
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Bowling’s Stephanie Schwartz claims four gold medals at 2017 Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championship

SFA's bowling program was well represented internationally last week at the 2017 Pan American Confederation Youth Championship as senior Stephanie Schwartz led the United States Bowling Congress' Junior Team USA with four gold medals.

Competing for Junior Team USA at Bol Obispado in Monterrey, Mexico, Sept. 2 through 9, Schwartz captured gold medals in singles, doubles, trios and all events, claiming four of the squad's 11 total medals.
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SFA soccer to open conference play, finish non-conference slate in weekend matches

SFA's soccer team returns to action at the university Soccer Field this weekend.

The Ladyjacks will open conference play with a rivalry match against Northwestern State University at 7 p.m. tomorrow before facing their final non-Southland Conference foe of the regular season against Texas Christian University at 1 p.m. Sunday.
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Fine Arts

Taylor 2 dancers conduct classes with SFA students

Taylor 2 dancer Amanda Stevenson applauds the work of SFA dance students during a master class the company conducted Wednesday on campus.

Taylor 2 opens the College of Fine Arts’ 2017-18 University Series with a performance at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Turner Auditorium.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for non-SFA students/youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
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Art faculty exhibition featuring Nieberding's unique photographs opens tonight

SFA’s annual School of Art Faculty Exhibition will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight 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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