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This Week's Calendar

Monday, Sept. 16
Brad Meyer Faculty Percussion Recital
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Tuesday, Sept. 17
Coin Toss
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SFA Statue

Wednesday, Sept. 18
Coin Toss
8 a.m. to 3:23 p.m.
SFA Statue

Nabb and Meyer Duo Recital
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

SFA's 90th Anniversary
Cake and Ice Cream Celebration
11:30 a.m.
BPSC Plaza

Thursday, Sept. 19
Pi Kappa Lambda Faculty Showcase
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

SFA Gardens Lecture Series
7 p.m.
Ag Building Room 110

Women's Volleyball
vs. New Orleans
6:30 p.m.

Oct. 18-19

Showcase Saturday
Nov. 16




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SFA cake and ice cream anniversary celebration

President Baker Pattillo requests the pleasure of your company at SFA's 90th Anniversary Celebration.

The event will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza.

Cake and purple ice cream will be served.

Alumni Association kicks off Lumberjack football at Alumni Corner

Alumni Corner is located at the corner of Hayter and Raguet streets and provides a spirited pre-game atmosphere to enjoy great food, fun and fellowship with SFA alumni, friends and fans prior to each Lumberjack football home game. This season, the Alumni Association is excited to announce the return of the Suddenlink viewing lounge courtesy of our sponsor, Suddenlink Communications. Fans will be able to view other college football games while tailgating prior to the Lumberjack game.

At each Alumni Corner tailgate, we’ll have a delicious meal prepared by Chef Dean with Classic Fare Catering. In addition to iced tea and water, we will have beverages from R&K Distributors, and a specialty cake will be served for dessert.

Alumni Association members, alumni and fans can gain access to the Alumni Corner by purchasing a season or single-game tailgate pass.

Please call (936) 468-3407 or visit www.sfaalumni.com for more information.

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SFA Turns 90

In the opening years of the 20th century, local citizens set about convincing the Texas Legislature to open a state college in Nacogdoches.

Toward that end, the group created an illustrated pamphlet titled "Twenty-Three Reasons Why Stephen F. Austin State Normal College Ought to be Located in Nacogdoches." Among these revelations were that the city offered a delightfully mild climate, cheap electricity and a good sewage system, rare natural beauty, a progressive business spirit, ample entertainment facilities, a high moral tone, and three two-story hotels. The 23rd reason given was that Nacogdoches "links old Texas with the new."

The townspeople prided themselves on the high value they placed on education, and their hard work and ingenuity paid off. In 1917, Nacogdoches was selected as the site of the newly chartered school, but progress was delayed by World War I. On Sept. 18, 1923, SFA welcomed its first students to class, and the rest, as they say, is history.

A Year of Celebration
The university's 90th anniversary will be celebrated throughout the coming academic year, and planning is under way for a variety special events and activities, according to Jill Still, vice president for university advancement and chair of the 90th anniversary planning committee.
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News & Announcements

East Texas Historical Association to present Lale Lecture Sept. 26

The East Texas Historical Association will present the 17th Georgiana and Max S. Lale Lecture in September at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Dr. Quintard Taylor of the University of Washington will speak at 7:30 p.m., Thursday Sept. 26, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Taylor is the Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History at the University of Washington, which is the oldest endowed chair at the university. He is the author of "The Forging of A Black Community: Seattle's Central District from 1870 through the Civil Rights Era" and the award-winning "In Search of the Racial Frontier: African Americans in the American West, 1528-1990." The later work is considered a standard in the discipline.

The East Texas Historical Association cordially invites the public to attend this unique opportunity to hear one of the nation's most recognized professional historians. There is no charge for the event. For more information, contact the association at (936) 468-2407 or gillci@sfasu.edu.

Fall Meeting of East Texas Historical Association announced

The East Texas Historical Association, headquartered on the campus of Stephen F. Austin University, will hold its annual Fall Meeting Sept. 26-28 at the Hotel Fredonia in downtown Nacogdoches.

The program features approximately 100 historians and students who will make presentations on historical subjects of interest to all East Texans. Among the session topics are: "City of Nacogdoches Historic Sites Survey;" "Black Women Historians and Their Topics;" "Tales of the Early Texas Republic;" "Race and Reform in East Texas;" "Early Twentieth Century Religion;" and a women's history panel.

During the Friday lunch, attendees will hear a talk from Heino Erichsen titled "The Reluctant Warrior: A POW Remembers." Erichsen is a former soldier in the German Army of World War II who was interred at the Hearne POW Camp. After the war, he immigrated to the U.S. and now lives in The Woodlands with his wife, Jean.
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ORSP Internal Funding Workshop

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs invites all faculty members to attend the Internal Funding Workshop presented by Dr. Carrie Brown from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in President's Suite B of the Student Center. This session will provides an overview of the two internal funding programs: Faculty Research and Creative Grants and Minigrants.

Learn about recent revisions to these programs that allow more options for the faculty and decrease the wait time between applications and awards. Eligibility requirements, application instructions and competition deadlines will be covered in this session. Register to attend at myTraining.

Southland Conference Mascot Challenge

Help The Lumberjack win the Southland Conference Mascot Challenge by voting here. Help us prove that SFA has more Lumberjack spirit than Sam Houston and our spirit program could win $5,000.

Ethics workshop for Pineywoods Counseling Association

Dr. Le'Ann Solmonson will present an ethics workshop for the Pineywoods Counseling Association from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Twilight Ballroom. The workshop will provide four LPC Board approved CEUs and will focus on self-care as an ethical imperative.

Organization for Faith, Education and Community call for submissions

The Organization for Faith, Education and Community invites you to participate in the third Faith, Education and Community Conference. This year's theme is "Faith and Loss: Light in Darkness." The conference will be held Nov. 8.

The organization also requests papers, presentations and/or artwork related to the broadly defined topic of the role of faith in coping with loss. For this conference, we are interested in learning from:

  • People of different faiths, religious perspectives and spiritualities
  • People who professionally assist those facing or suffering from loss, including medical, mental health, counseling, psychology, social work and other professionals
  • Researchers from across the academic spectrum
  • Artists from a variety of fields who express loss and healing, including visual arts, poetry, music, creative writing, etc.

Conference presenters will have the opportunity to submit their presentations in the form of an article, as a digital image of artwork, typed lyrics or poetry for consideration in a book based on the conference proceedings, to be published in spring 2014 by SFA University Press. Submissions must be received no later than Dec. 1.

Download the submission forms here.

Campus Recreation

This week at Campus Rec

LadyJack BarBellas Begins

Monday, Sept. 16
7 p.m. in the Rec Meeting Room
Cost: $25 for Rec Members, $35 for Non-Members

Ladyjack BarBellas is an eight-week progressive program designed for women to learn the fundamentals of resistance training. The program is structured to provide a concept and practice-based understanding of implementing resistance training into your exercise program. Register in the Student Rec Center Administration Office.

Intramural Tailgate Games

Wednesday, Sept. 18
4-7 p.m. at the Rec Courtyard

Put your skills to the test at the Campus Rec Tailgate Games! Winners will walk away with THE Intramural Champ t-shirt. Compete in washers, ladder golf, horseshoes and cornhole. Register by 3:45 p.m. in the Rec Courtyard. For questions or more information, please call (936) 468-1775.

Lifeguard Certification Course

Friday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Sept. 22

Get trained to be an American Red Cross certified lifeguard! This course is for ages 15 and older. Register in the Administration Office at the Rec. Costs $135 for Rec members and $200 for non-members and is open to both the SFA and Nacogdoches communities.

Free Faculty Friday at the Rec

Friday, Sept 20

Each Friday during the fall semester, SFA faculty and staff members will have free admission to the Student Recreation Center. Faculty and staff members will need to bring their current SFA ID to the Welcome Desk and sign our guest log to enter. This is only for faculty and staff members, not family or dependents.

Men’s Club Soccer Matches

Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22
1 p.m. on the Intramural Fields

This weekend, watch the Men’s Club Soccer Team in action against the University of Texas-Arlington on Saturday and Texas Christian University on Sunday. Wear purple and cheer loudly for your Lumberjacks!


’Jacks beat War Hawks 50-13 in home opener

The Lumberjacks gained more than 600 yards of total offense in a 50-13 triumph over the McMurry War Hawks Saturday evening at Homer Bryce Stadium in the home opener.

SFA (1-2) gained 630 yards of total offense, which included both Gus Johnson (16 carries-104 yards) and Fred Ford (20 carries-102 yards) surpassing the 100-yard plateau. Senior quarterback Brady Attaway completed 34 of 58 pass attempts for 330 yards and two touchdowns while junior wide receiver Tyler Boyd reeled in a career high 11 receptions and 112 yards. DJ Ward also had nine receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown.

The ’Jacks actually had to battle back from a 13-10 deficit following two rushing touchdowns from McMurry’s Chris Simpson in the early stages of the second quarter but responded by scoring the next 40 points unanswered. Attaway connected with Ward on a 5-yard touchdown at the 5:15 mark of the second quarter to give SFA a 17-13 lead, and the ’Jacks never looked back.

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SFA volleyball takes two in Fort Worth

The SFA Ladyjack volleyball team claimed a pair of matches Saturday, with wins over Grambling State and Houston, at the TCU Nike/Molten Invitational at the University Recreation Center.

Justice Walker was named to the all tournament team for SFA (8-4) following the completion of round-robin play.

The Ladyjacks will open Southland Conference play Thursday, Sept. 19, hosting New Orleans in the Shelton Gym.
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Ladyjacks knock off LSU, 4-0

In front of a packed house of 1,113 fans, the SFA Ladyjack soccer team made a statement Friday evening with a 4-0 non-conference victory over SEC foe LSU, marking the first time in school history SFA defeated the Tigers.

"I can't say enough about this group of young people," SFA head coach Wally Crittenden said. "From a program standpoint we talked about how we're going to have big moments throughout the season, and this was a team identity moment. It was a chance for us to heighten our program. They knew we had never beat LSU, and they were very proud of the opportunity that they had in front of them."

The Ladyjacks (5-1-1) put the pressure on LSU (3-3-1) right away in the eighth minute when junior forward Zuri Prince scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal off a deflection in front of the net past LSU goalkeeper Megan Kinneman, giving SFA the 1-0 lead.

Only 56 seconds later, LSU was whistled for a foul in the box off a corner kick when a Tiger defender wrestled down Brenda Salazar. Senior midfielder Melissa Gaudet took the penalty kick and was successful, giving SFA an early 2-0 cushion just 10 minutes into play. 
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Fine Arts

Piano duo to feature works of esteemed composers

The SFA School of Music will present Catharine Lysinger and Alex McDonald in a duo piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Sept. 20, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Lysinger, who is senior lecturer in piano and pedagogy and piano at Southern Methodist University's Meadows School of Art and artistic director of the piano preparatory department, and McDonald, who teaches piano at Texas Women's University, will present "Twice the Impact: Music for Two Pianos."

Among the pieces on the program are works by Johannes Brahams, Witold Lutoslawski, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Achille-Claude Debussy and Franz Liszt, according to Andrew Parr, professor of piano in the School of Music.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
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SFA music faculty to be featured in fundraising concert

Faculty members of the SFA School of Music will be the featured performers during the annual Pi Kappa Lambda Music Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

"This concert showcases the talents of our diverse faculty," said Deborah Dalton, SFA associate professor of voice and president of the local chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society.

"In addition, all proceeds benefit the Pi Kappa Lambda scholarship we give each year to the sophomore music major with the highest grade point average," Dalton said. "For the past few years, awards were given to several sophomores with 4.0 grade-point averages."

The musicians have selected a wide range of musical styles and will perform in a variety of solo and ensemble settings.

Among the composers' works to be performed are J.S. Bach, Frederic Chopin, Ron Petti, Frederick Loewe, Albert Hay Malotte, Vincent Youmans, Giuseppe Verdi, Gian-Carlo Menotti, Johannes Brahms, Florent Schmitt and Matthew Orlovich.

The recital is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music and is a part of the 2013-2014 Cole Performing Arts Series.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
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SFA Director of Percussion Brad Meyer to present solo faculty recital

The SFA School of Music will present faculty member Dr. Brad Meyer in a recital featuring exciting works for contemporary solo percussion at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The event will also be streamed live via SFA's USTREAM website here for those who are unable to attend.

As a part of the Cole Performing Arts Series, the event will feature Meyer performing a wide selection of works for solo percussion, including compositions for marimba, multi-percussion, timpani and snare drum.

"Works will vary in range from J.S. Bach's Suite in e minor for solo marimba (originally composed for lute around 1715)," explained Meyer, " to a new composition written several months ago for snare drum and mechanical metronome by internationally renown composer and performer Casey Cangelosi titled "sleight of and evil hand," which was commissioned by Tom Sherwood for the recent Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Modern Snare Drum Competition."

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Texas tourist attractions and oddities:

America's only public bathroom with see-thru walls is in Sulphur Springs. Unveiled in 2012, the restrooms resemble a large, mirrored box in the courthouse square. They are built of one-way glass, allowing anyone inside to see everyone outside, but no one outside to see anyone inside. They even do so after dark, since the interiors have no lighting; they're illuminated by LEDs that ring the outside.

Source: Roadside America

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