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This Week's Calendar

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

Pineywoods Counseling Association Ethics Workshop
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Twilight Ballroom

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

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

Friday, Sept. 20
Lysinger and McDonald Piano Duo
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

OSRP Internal Funding Workshop
1-2 p.m.
BPSC, President's Suite B

SFA Planetarium Show
Sky Quest
7 p.m.
$2 admission

Women's Soccer
vs. Oral Roberts
7 p.m.

Women's Tennis
at TJC Invite

Oct. 18-19

Showcase Saturday
Nov. 16




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SFA music faculty to present recital of percussion, saxophone works

The SFA School of Music will present Dr. Nathan Nabb, associate professor of saxophone, and Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies, in a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

The School of Music faculty members will present a duo concert featuring works for percussion and saxophone by composers Dennis DeSantis, Mark Ford, David Maslanka and Matthew Orlovich.

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.

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

Flags at half-staff to honor victims at Washington Naval Yard

The President of the United States has issued an order lowering the flags to half-staff immediately. All state agencies should display the U.S. and Texas flags at half-staff through sunset on Friday, Sept, 20. Other agencies, businesses and individuals are encouraged to do the same. Flags should return to full-staff the next day.

Free screening of ESPN's 'Broke'

There will be a free screening of the ESPN 30 for 30 piece, "Broke" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center theater.

The documentary illustrates that maintaining wealth requires financial understanding.  This message is delivered via personal testimony from professional athletes who, despite their career success, quickly found themselves bankrupt.  The goal is to make this out-of-class learning experience available to a broad array of students from across campus.

Watch the film director's statement here.

A card reader will be available for faculty members who wish to give credit for attendance. 
Supporters of this screening include:
· Student Affairs
· The Student Activities Association
· The Nelson Rusche College of Business
· The Department of Athletics
· The Department of Economics and Finance
· The Economics Reading Group

Classroom behavior and student success seminar

Dr. Adam Peck, dean of Student Affairs, will be presenting the seminar, "Managing Classroom Behaviour and Promoting Student Success: A Guide for Faculty and Staff," from 2-3 p.m. Friday, Sept 20, in the Tiered Meeting Room of the Baker Pattillo Student Center (2.201).

It seems like each year the expectations of students and faculty with regard to what is appropriate in the classroom grow further and further apart. National trends also demonstrate that students seem to be exhibiting more troubling and sometimes extreme behavior. Often faculty members express frustration that these behaviors can distract them from their most important priorities, to meet the course objectives and educate students about their subject matter.

Dealing with this issue requires a comprehensive and institutional approach. This seminar will connect faculty members to institutional resources and strategies for preventing behavior that disrupts the educational environment, dealing with disruption when it occurs and reporting it afterward. It will also discuss the iCare program, which uses faculty referrals of students at risk of leaving to connect these students to the resources they need to be successful.

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.

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!


Cross country shows well in Houston

The SFA men’s and women’s cross country teams finished third and fourth Friday night in the 38th annual Justin F. Cooper Memorial Rice invitational at Rice Intramural Fields.

The Lumberjacks finished third, and the Ladyjacks finished fourth out of 14-team field.

Senior Jonus Rodriguez (fifth) and freshman Anthony Gallardo (sixth) each recorded top-10 finishes. Rodriguez posted a time of 16:52, with Gallardo (16:57) crossing the finish line five seconds later.

Sophomore Nick Guerra (17:13) finished 15th overall, while Colby Mehmen (17:41) and Cody Brown (17:46) finished 32nd and 36th respectively.

On the women’s side, Laurie Byrd and Shelby Pesek led the Ladyjacks. The SFA duo finished within three seconds of each other, crossing at 15:43 and 15:46 to take 15th and 16th. Freshamn Katrina Fite (15:57) finished in the same minute, to take 23rd overall.

Senior Rebecca Blubaugh crossed the line at 16:04 to finish 32nd, while freshman Samantha Ottman (16:19) took 41st to round out the Ladyjack field.

SFA will enjoy a full week off from competition before participating the the OSU Cowboy Jamboree in Stillwater, Okla., Sept. 28.

’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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Corsicana, Texas, was the site of a 1929 circus parade disrupted by Black Diamond, a rampaging elephant who killed a bystander, injured a former trainer and crushed cars in the street.

Black Diamond was executed by firing squad four days later. His head was mounted for display in a Houston museum for many years.

Today, the head of Black Diamond can again be seen in Corsicana, in the collection of Carmack Watkins. Watkins had witnessed the elephant's attack as a young boy in Corsicana and acquired the mounted head in the ’90s. Watkins also had the elephant's skull exhumed from its burial place and has it, along with other mounted animals, in a display room of his construction company.

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