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Thursday, Sept. 21
Volleyball vs. University of Central Arkansas
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Friday, Sept. 22
Soccer vs. Houston Baptist University
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Saturday, Sept. 23
Football at Abilene Christian University
6 p.m.
Abilene

Volleyball vs. Northwestern State University
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Sunday, Sept. 24
Soccer vs. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture hosts community-wide tree contest

Beginning the week of Sept. 18 through Friday, Nov. 17, SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture will host NacogdoTREES, a free, community-wide contest celebrating the natural beauty of Nacogdoches.

The competition includes categories for largest tree circumference, largest crown, tallest tree, best shade tree as well as best tree overall. To teach some of the basic forestry measurements, such as tree height and crown spread, college faculty members also developed videos available on the competition webpage that guide participants through the process.

For competition guidelines and entry form, a list of prizes, area maps and resources, visit forestry.sfasu.edu/nacogdotrees.
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The Center for Career and Professional Development to host Lumberjacks GROW

The Center for Career and Professional Development asks faculty and staff to encourage their student workers to take part in Lumberjacks GROW (Guided Reflection on Work).

The program involves a short survey and a virtual mock interview, which gathers information on the student's experience in five key areas: teamwork, communication, influence, decision making and organization.

For instructions on how to take part in Lumberjacks GROW, click here. For more information, contact Jamie Bouldin at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu or call CCPD at 936-468-3305.

Counseling services to host QPR – Save a Life training tomorrow

Counseling Services is offering a free QPR (Questions, Persuade, Refer) training session from 2:30 to 4 p.m. tomorrow, in the Rusk Building, room 333.

The training teaches how to identify and respond to people at risk of suicide. Completion of QPR training qualifies attendees as Certified QPR Gatekeepers.

For more information, call (936) 468-2401.

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

Athletics

Men’s golf finishes second at Jim Rivers Intercollegiate

SFA’s men’s golf team moved from fourth to second place at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate Tournament when they shot a 2-under 286 in the final round on Tuesday.

Shooting par or better for all three rounds at the Squire Creek Country Club in Ruston, Louisiana, the Lumberjacks finished well ahead of eight other Southland Conference teams.
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Fine Arts

College of Fine Arts Dean’s Circle to honor Roger Van Horn

Members of the SFA College of Fine Arts Dean’s Circle will recognize former Nacogdoches mayor Dr. Roger Van Horn for his contributions to the community at the annual Winners’ Circle reception and fundraiser planned for 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, in The Old Tobacco Warehouse in downtown Nacogdoches.

Van Horn will be honored for his service to the city of Nacogdoches, SFA, the College of Fine Arts and the Dean’s Circle, according to Dr. A.C. “Buddy” Himes, dean of the College of Fine Arts.

Tickets for the event, which includes entertainment and hors d’oeuvres, are $100 per person/couple. Participation includes membership in the Dean’s Circle. Responses are requested by Friday, Sept. 15.

To RSVP, call the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
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SFA music faculty to present Pi Kappa Lambda Faculty Showcase tomorrow

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

The concert showcases the talents of the diverse School of Music performing faculty, according to Nita Hudson, instructor of voice and opera. All concert proceeds benefit the Pi Kappa Lambda scholarship the School of Music gives each year to the sophomore music major with the highest GPA.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. For tickets or more information, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.

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The Voynich Manuscript, a heavily illustrated book on parchment, has long been the subject of debate due to its indecipherable content. The parchment dates back to the early 1400s, but no one can figure out what the manuscript says, if anything.

The latest theory, published in The Times Literary Supplement, claims the book's illustrations of herbs and bathing women suggest it's a hygiene guide that was geared toward upper-class, medieval women. However, long time experts in the manuscript disagree.

To decipher more, click here.

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