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Friday, Sept. 15

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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

OMA to host two Poverty Simulation sessions at SFA

What does a day in the life of a two- or four-person household living in poverty look like? What does it feel like to have to choose between baby formula and diapers? How can poverty affect and control even the smallest portions of life?

The Poverty Simulation, hosted by SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, aims to address these questions and others through a simulated poverty experience.

Two poverty simulation sessions are being offered. The first will be at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, and the second at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, both in the HPE Complex. The event is open to the SFA and Nacogdoches communities. It will last approximately two to three hours.

Seats are limited for this event. Preregister by Wednesday, Sept. 27, or sign up to volunteer on the OMA website.

SFA Gardens to host BioBlitz

SFA Gardens will host a BioBlitz event Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23, in the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.

Elyce Rodewald, education coordinator for SFA Gardens, explained that a BioBlitz is an event in which teams of scientists and community members work together to find and identify as many species as possible of plants, animals, fungi and other organisms within a designated area.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday and concludes with an 11 p.m. bat walk guided by the SFA student chapter of the Wildlife Society. A number of family-friendly outdoor activities will take place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. during Saturday’s sessions.

For more information, contact Rodewald at (936) 468-1832 or erodewald@sfasu.edu. Read More

2018-19 General Scholarship Application now open

Faculty and staff are encouraged to inform students the 2018-19 general scholarship application is now open and will close Feb. 1, 2018. Keep in mind that students might ask for references.

For more information, contact the scholarship office at (936) 468-2403, or email scholarship@sfasu.edu.

Campus Recreation hosting Parents Night Out tonight

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

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.

Early Childhood Laboratory to hold blood drive

The Early Childhood Laboratory is having a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center. "Blood Types" socks will be given to donors.

Call (936) 468-4006 to sign up.

Register for SFA's kids cheer clinic and football game performance

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 tomorrow, at the HPE Complex.

Participants will meet at 5:20 p.m. tomorrow 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.

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.


Football team to take on the University of the Incarnate Word

SFA football turns its attention to league play as they host the University of the Incarnate Word tomorrow for its 2017 Southland Conference opener. SFA will play at 6 p.m. in Homer Bryce Stadium as 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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Volleyball closes out non-conference schedule at Rice Adidas Invitational II

The SFA volleyball team heads to Houston today to close out its non-conference, regular season schedule. They will be one of four teams from four different conferences in attendance at the Rice Adidas Invitational II.

The Ladyjacks begin their final weekend of non-conference play by taking on the University of Georgetown today at 3:30 p.m. in Tudor Fieldhouse before wrapping things up with Saturday matches against Arkansas State University at 12:30 p.m. and Rice University at 6 p.m.
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Men’s golf to compete in four tournaments this fall

SFA’s men's golf team will take on four courses this fall, playing in tournaments across three states as part of its non-championship season. Led by 12th-year head coach Trey Schroeder, the Lumberjacks will begin their four-tournament fall slate next week at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate in Ruston, Louisiana.

Coming off a second-place showing at the 2017 Southland Conference Championships this past April, the Jacks appear to be poised for another strong season in 2017-18.
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This is the smallest human sculpture in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

Jonty Hurwitz created this sculpture by taking a picture of his subject from all angles, using software to combine the images, then using a 3D printer to complete his piece.

The structure is created using a technique called Multiphoton Lithography. Quantum physics can now be used to create art.

To get a closer look, click here.

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