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This Week's Calendar

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.

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.




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News & Announcements

Five speakers scheduled for Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Consciousness Speaker Series

Five presentations by SFA faculty and staff members will take place during the fall and early spring semester as part of the SFA Office of Multicultural Affairs’ ongoing Consciousness Speaker Series.

The series’ goal is to connect students and the Nacogdoches community to SFA’s faculty and staff members while also exposing them to progressive issues in diversity, multicultural education and social justice. The OMA also hopes the series will help make campus and local communities more aware of the extraordinary scholarship and advocacy SFA’s faculty and staff members have to offer and facilitate relationship-building across the campus.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided and participants may bring a sacked lunch. For more information, contact the OMA at (936) 468-1073 or email oma@sfasu.edu.
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Six-time U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker to be keynote speaker at SFA’s Global Citizenship Series

Former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker will discuss global issues of intolerance and violence during an academic program for Fort Bend ISD students and the public organized by SFA’s College of Liberal and Applied Arts on Oct. 7, at Safari Texas Ranch in Richmond.

“This is the sixth year for the Global Citizenship Series conference and it has evolved over time,” said Dr. Brian Murphy, dean of the SFA College of Liberal and Applied Arts. “For the first five years, we focused on a geographic region — Europe twice, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America — but shifted to a specific topic for this year’s October event. The initial three conferences were for the public at-large, but the outreach has been to high school audiences in the more recent past.”
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Join a new strategic plan study team

As the strategic plan continues to advance, new opportunities have arisen for individuals across campus to be involved in five new strategy study teams. The teams focus on a variety of topics, including affordability and student debt regarding instructional materials, financial literacy and competency-based education, as well culture in terms of leadership at SFA and social events.

To view descriptions of the five study teams or to express interest in joining a team, click here.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces upcoming internal funding opportunities and deadlines

ORSP is pleased to offer funding opportunities to faculty members pursuing research and creative interests for the upcoming year.

The largest grant, the Research and Creative Activities faculty research grant, provides a six-week summer salary and funding up to $10,000 to support travel to collect data, purchase minor equipment, supplies and materials, cover hourly student assistant wages and other specific services.

The Research Grant Development grant provides support of up to $5,000 to assist faculty members who have the potential for obtaining significant funding from an external sponsor to develop a fundable research proposal. The Research Pilot Studies grant provides up to $3,000 to assist initiating pilot projects to generate data for a specific project for extramural funding. Mini-grants also are available on a rolling deadline for travel, project and publication support.

The deadline for the RCA faculty research grant is Oct. 31 for spring and summer funding. Nov. 15 is the deadline for spring funding of the RGD and RPS grants, and April 14 is the deadline for summer funding.

For more information, click here, or call Sherry Tucker, ORSP administrative assistant, at (936) 468-6606.


Lumberjack basketball team unveils 2016-17 regular season schedule

SFA’s men’s basketball team has unveiled its 2016-17 schedule, which features 30 regular season games and one exhibition tilt for the four-time defending Southland Conference champions. Of those 31 total contests, no fewer than 18 will be available for viewing on the ESPN family of networks.
"We feel that we have put together one of the most challenging non-conference schedules in the history of SFA basketball," said head coach Kyle Keller. "It gives us multiple opportunities to meet top competition from around the nation and gives us the chance to further the visibility of SFA on a national level. Being a part of so many nationally televised contests will enrich the tremendous brand of SFA.”
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SFA soccer team travels to Louisiana for showdown against Northwestern State University

Hoping to add another win to their three-game winning streak, the SFA soccer team will begin conference play this weekend as they face off against Northwestern State University at 7 p.m. tonight in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Redshirt junior Lillie Ehlert received recognition last week when she was chosen as the Southland Conference Player of the Week. Ehlert continues to shine in the net with a 3-1 record and 24 saves in non-conference play. Seven Ladyjacks landed the back of the net so far this season. Junior Hanna Barker and senior Hailey Hunt are the team’s leading scorers.
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Sharp attack plan helps Ladyjacks defeat the University of the Incarnate Word

The last time the University of the Incarnate Word entered Shelton Gym, the Cardinals left with a Southland Conference victory. On Tuesday night, the SFA volleyball team exacted their revenge in a significantly shorter amount of time than five sets.

Junior outside hitter Abby McIntyre led the way in the Ladyjacks’ balanced attack plan with a match-best 11 kills. SFA’s defense negated a normally strong Incarnate Word offense, allowing SFA a 3-0 win in their Southland Conference opener.
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Fine Arts

SFA’s Guenther, Petti to perform recital for flute, piano

The Cole Performing Arts Series at SFA will present music faculty members Christina Guenther and Ron Petti performing a flute and piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Guenther is professor of flute at SFA, and Petti is professor and director of accompanying. The concert, which is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music, will open with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata in G Minor.
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Fall musical takes comedic look at political spectacle

The SFA School of Theatre will present “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” Oct. 4 through 8 in Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. The show, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman and a book by Alex Timbers, takes a comedic look at the founding of the Democratic Party and portrays Andrew Jackson, America’s seventh president, as an emo rock star.

Single tickets are $15 for adult, $10 for senior and $7.50 for student/youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu. Performances are at 7:30 nightly.
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A Harley Davidson motorcycle is designed to traverse the ground beneath it, but normally standing upright, traveling smoothly over a paved road. The motorcycle pictured below traveled more than 4,000 miles in one trip, but was fueled by the power of a tsunami instead of its own engine.

Read more about this bike’s trip across the seas, and how it ended up on a Canadian beach all the way from Japan.

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