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This Week's Calendar

Saturday, Sept. 20
SFA football vs. Weber State
Homer Bryce Stadium
6 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22
SFA women's golf
ULM Fred Marx Invitational
Monroe, Louisiana

Tuesday, Sept. 23
SFA women's golf
ULM Fred Marx Invitational
Monroe, Louisiana

Friday, Sept. 26
SFA women's soccer vs. Lamar
Nacogdoches, Texas
7 p.m.




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Dr. Rebecca Greer, Jamie Cupit and Michelle Jones

School of Human Sciences

Three fashion merchandising faculty members wrote entries which will appear in "Ethnic Dress in the United States: A Cultural Encyclopedia," by Annette Lynch and Mitchell D. Strauss.

Greer authored an entry on the bolo tie, Cupit authored an entry on the duster and Jones authored an entry on the anorak. The title, published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers is scheduled for release on Nov. 12, 2014.

News & Announcements

SFA Recreational Trails has volunteer opportunities

Looking for an opportunity to volunteer?  The SFA Recreational Trails, home to five miles of both paved and unpaved mountain biking trails, are maintained by SFA Outdoor Pursuits with the support of volunteers and organizations throughout the year.

Volunteers often help the Outdoor Pursuits staff with trimming back tree branches, clearing leaves and debris out of the trails, building or adding jump elements, and adding dirt to trails as needed!

For more info, please contact Austin Morrison at OutdoorPursuits@sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6055.

Call for sumbmissions to Posters on the Hill 2015

The Council of Undergraduate Research is accepting submissions for the 19th annual undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill.

As the undergraduate research community works to ensure that those in the U.S. Congress have a clear understanding of the research and education programs they fund, nothing more effectively demonstrates the value of undergraduate research than a student participant's words, work and stories. Undergraduate research must be among the programs that members of Congress understand if it is to continue to be supported and to grow.

Students and their faculty mentors are invited to apply for the Council on Undergraduate Research's undergraduate poster session on Capitol Hill. In addition to other events, there will be an evening poster session and reception where students will have the opportunity to speak directly to members of Congress and demonstrate how they have been impacted by these programs.

Please visit the website for more information about the submission process and Posters on the Hill program. Contact Mary Pat Twomey, manager for student programs, mptwomey@cur.org, with questions.

Readings, musical performance to feature work of poet Addonizio

The SFA School of Art, LaNana Creek Press, SFA Press and Department of English will present "My Black Angel, Blues Poems and Portraits" from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Morning Glory Yoga Studio in downtown Nacogdoches.

Poets Kim Addonizio and Peter Kline will be in Nacogdoches for readings on the SFA campus Thursday, Sept. 25, and the public presentation Friday evening at Morning Glory will feature poetry readings, musical performances and an exhibition of woodcut prints, according to Charles D. Jones, director and master printer for LaNana Creek Press.

"This will be a celebration of the books we have recently published for Ms. Addonizio," Jones said.
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Parents Day registration ongoing until Monday

The Residence Hall Association host its 40th Annual Parents Day celebration Sept. 20 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Registration will be open online until 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15. For more information about Parents Day, visit us at here or call us at (936)468-1358.

SFA's Student Activities Association to present Chris Young, Big Joe Walker in concert

The Student Activities Association will present Chris Young with special guest Big Joe Walker in concert beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the William R. Johnson Coliseum on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Young, a 29-year-old RCA Records country singer, was the 2006 winner of the reality music show "Nashville Star." His current hit single, "Who I Am With You," reached number one on the Mediabase Country Singles Chart and claimed the top spot in Rolling Stone's poll of Best Country Songs of 2014 So Far. The award-winning singer/songwriter also has claimed six additional number-one singles in country music.
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Save a life - learn QPR

Have you ever been concerned about someone, but unsure about what to say?  Counseling Services is offering a free workshop to teach the skills to identify and help a person in danger.  On completion, each participant will receive certification as a Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper.

The workshop is set for 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 in the Rusk Building, Room 333.

Call (936) 468-2401 to register.
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Parent's Day Presents the Norman Magic Experience

It's all in the magic! The Student Activities Association, in conjunction with Residence Hall Association and 2014 Parents Day, would like to invite you to attend the Norman Magic Experience following the SFA football game on Saturday, Sept. 20. The event will take place in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. For more information, call (936) 468-1222 or visit online.

Campus Recreation

Campus Rec's "Parents' Night Out" is tonight

SFA faculty and staff members can take advantage of the Campus Recreation Department's first "Parents' Night Out" of the semester tonight.

Cost is $20 per child, and the fee can be paid at the SFA Recreation Center administration office. Kids can be dropped off at 6 p.m. and must be picked up no later than midnight.

Activities for the kids include swim time, a meal, a movie and some camp activities.

Registration ongoing for Homecoming 5K

Registration is now open for the 2014 Homecoming 5K.

The event is the annual 3.1 mile run/walk that begins on campus and ends downtown. Aside from the thrill of having your friends and family cheer you on as you accomplish your goal, the race also takes you through campus and town, ending in historic downtown Nacogdoches. The race will be followed by a pancake breakfast, which  is free with registration, and the Homecoming parade.

The event is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25.

Costumes are encouraged, and the first 100 participants are guaranteed a race shirt!  To register, click here.


Ladyjacks travel to Houston for Rice Invitational II

The SFA women's volleyball team will travel to Houston today to begin play in the Rice Invitational II. The Ladyjacks, who won the 2014 Louisiana Tech Invitational last weekend, take a four-match winning streak into the event.

SFA will play Louisville, Texas Southern and host Rice over the two-day tournament, beginning Friday at 12:30 p.m. in Tudor Fieldhouse.
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Ladyjack tennis opens fall slate today

The SFA women’s tennis team will open its fall season today, traveling to Houston for the Solinco Houston Open at host University of Houston.

SFA is one of seven schools making the trip to the John E. Hoff Courts, as No. 23 Rice, SMU, St. Edwards, Lamar, McNeese State, and Louisiana Tech will also take part in the three-day tournament. Matches are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. each day.

The Ladyjacks will play three other tournaments across the fall, before opening their competition season in January. SFA is slated to compete in the Lady Demon Invite at host Northwestern State (Sept. 26-27) and host the Schlief Tennis Invite (Oct. 11-12), before closing out with the Jason's Deli Collegiate Invite in Houston (Oct. 31-Nov. 2).

Home stand continues against Weber State

SFA (2-1) vs. Weber State (0-3) • 6 p.m. • Saturday, Sept. 20 • Homer Bryce Stadium

Video: SFA All-Access
Radio: Q107.7 FM (listen online at Q1077.com)
Live Stats: SFAJacks.com
Twitter Updates: @SFA_Football

SFA continues its four-game home stand hosting Big Sky foe Weber State Saturday at Homer Bryce Stadium. It marks the Wildcats’ first-ever trip to Nacogdoches as the two schools met for the first time in 2013. Opening kickoff against Weber State is set for 6 p.m.
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Fine Arts

Student-directed play tells story of concentration camp survival

The SFA School of Theatre will present the student-directed "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Senior Katy Rutherford of Richmond directs the one-act play by Celeste Raspanti. It focuses on the childhood of Raja Englanderova as she fights for survival in a concentration camp. According to Rutherford, the audience and Raja venture through her memories together, digging into the past and meeting extraordinary characters.

"Slowly, Raja gains a sense of identity and begins the fight for self-preservation," she said. "Through Raja's eyes, the audience is given a portrayal of the brutality and beauty mankind is capable of."
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Renowned saxophone duo to perform at SFA

The SFA College of Fine Arts, School of Music and the Cole Performing Arts Series will present Jeff Loeffert and Jonathan Nichol in a guest saxophone recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Loeffort, assistant professor of saxophone at Oklahoma State University, and Nichol, assistant professor of saxophone at the University of Oklahoma, are active chamber musicians and members of the h2 Quartet, an award-winning, all-saxophone ensemble that performs throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.
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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. 18, 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."

From Beethoven to Gershwin

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