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Thursday, Sept. 15
First day to apply for degrees to be completed in May 2017

SFA volleyball vs. University of the Incarnate Word
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Friday, Sept. 16
SFA soccer vs. Northwestern State University
7 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana

SFA volleyball vs. University of North Texas in Holiday Inn - Express Invitational
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Saturday, Sept. 17
SFA football vs. McNeese State University
6 p.m.
Lake Charles, Louisiana

SFA volleyball vs. University of Arkansas at Little Rock in Holiday Inn - Express Invitational
2 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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Ride the SFA alumni fan bus this fall

SFA alumni and friends will have the opportunity to ride in style to three out-of-town Lumberjack football games this fall. Riding on buses provided by the SFA Alumni Association, passengers can elect to ride the bus for $40 on Saturday, Sept. 17, to watch the Lumberjacks play McNeese State University; $50 on Oct. 1 to see the Jacks play Sam Houston State University in Houston for the Battle of the Piney Woods; and $40 on Nov. 12 when the Lumberjacks play Houston Baptist University in Houston.

The price includes round-trip transportation, snacks and drinks. Some itineraries include a stop for a meal (passengers are responsible for purchasing their meals).

To reserve a seat, contact the SFA Alumni Association at (936) 468-3407, or stop by the Pearman Alumni Center on campus. More itinerary information is available at sfaalumni.com/events. Space is limited, so call or stop by today. Tickets to the football games must be purchased separately by calling (936) 468-JACKS.

SFA Gardens to host bulb hybridizer Brent Heath

SFA Gardens will host a special presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. Brent Heath, a third-generation bulb grower, will present “Bulbs of the Deep South.”

Brent is a co-owner with his wife, Becky, of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, a Virginia-based wholesale and retail mail-order bulb catalog and website business that offers numerous types of bulbs for sale to botanical gardens, cities, universities, landscape designers and gardeners across the country. The Heaths are daffodil hybridizers and have a number of small, multi-flowered, fragrant hybrids.

The cost of the seminar is $10, and tickets can be purchased online at sfagardens.sfasu.edu. For more information, call (936) 468-4129 or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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2016 Accounting Fair to take place next week

The Center for Career and Professional Development will host the 2016 Accounting Fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 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 secure an accounting internship or a full-time accounting position. Click here for a list of participating employers.

Students will need to bring their student IDs for check-in, as well as copies of their résumé to distribute to employers. Professional dress is required. Résumé 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 derouenb@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-3305.

Noche De Gala event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with keynote speaker tonight

The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites the SFA and Nacogdoches communities to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Noche de Gala at 7 p.m. tonight in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom. Event attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the diverse Latino culture while listening to Latino speaker Dr. Victor Sáenz, associate professor in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin.

Participants also can enjoy Latin music and performances showcasing the beauty and diversity of the Hispanic-Latino culture. 

Admission is $3 for students and $5 for faculty, staff or community members, and includes dinner. Tickets are available for purchase at the information desk on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. For more information, call the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (936) 468-1073. Dress is business casual.

Nac News: Change to traffic light on Main and Mound streets

The Texas Department of Transportation will be changing the signal light at the intersection of Main Street and Mound Street to flashing red for the next few weeks The change is occurring due to a response to a Warrant Study that suggested the signal no longer meets warrants and could be removed.

The signal controller will be set to “red flash” for all directions in an effort to gauge how the intersection will operate if changed to a four-way stop. If stop signs appear to be a feasible alternative, the traffic light will be removed in the near future.

The removal of the signal would reduce maintenance costs for TxDOT and should help slow speeds of vehicles entering the downtown area.

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Ladyjack volleyball team to begin 2016 Southland Conference by hosting University of the Incarnate Word

Now that one-third of its 2016 regular season matches are a matter of record, the SFA volleyball team will play in Shelton Gym for the second time this season with a brief intermission from non-conference play.

The first of 16 matches for the team’s 2016 Southland Conference season commences at 6:30 p.m. tonight as the Ladyjacks welcome the University of the Incarnate Word to Nacogdoches in a showdown that signals the beginning of a seven-match home stand.

All but two of the Ladyjacks' home matches this season, including tonight’s match, will be broadcast nationwide on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. Greg Miller will provide a play-by-play analysis.
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2016-17 season schedule announced for Ladyjack basketball team

SFA's women's basketball head coach Mark Kellogg recently announced the complete schedule for the upcoming 2016-17 season. The Ladyjacks will play 11 non-conference games before starting their 18-game conference season on New Year's Eve.

The 2016-17 opener is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, against South Dakota University at Sanford Coyotes Sports Center.
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Fine Arts

University Series opens with Sands’ ‘A Celebration of Harold Pinter’ tonight

SFA's College of Fine Arts will open the 2016-17 University Series season with an extraordinary British actor performing the works of a Nobel Prize-winning playwright and poet.

Julian Sands will present “A Celebration of Harold Pinter” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. In 2005, Sands was approached by Nobel Prize-winning playwright and poet Pinter to prepare a set of Pinter’s poems for a special presentation in London. Working closely with Pinter, Sands was granted a rare insight into his personality, life and work.
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If you’re an airplane enthusiast, you might be interested in a business that’s about to open up inside a grounded Boeing 737 in Wuhan, China.

Providing customers with fine dining by servers dressed as flight attendants, Lily Airways is a restaurant that's certainly out of the norm. Read more about the restaurant, as well as its in-house flight simulator here.

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