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

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

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

Volleyball vs. Northwestern State University
1 p.m.

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




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Dr. Mario Ajero

Professor of piano pedagogy

Ajero recorded a performance of Scott Joplin's "The Great Crush Collision March" that was accepted into the Scott Joplin Online Centennial Archive, which honors 100 years since Joplin's death.

In addition to the performance, Ajero produced a short video lecture explaining the historical background of the piece, which can be viewed here.

Ajero's performance of Joplin's composition also is available as a digital download for reperformances on player pianos such as the Yamaha Disklavier Piano.

News & Announcements

Former twirler recalls special time at SFA nearly 70 years ago

With excitement and anticipation, Mary Jo Goodwin Morris made the five-hour drive from her home in New Braunfels to the SFA campus.

The 87-year-old former SFA twirler had been invited to attend the Lumberjack Marching Band and Twirl-O-Jacks Reunion and to perform with an SFA alumni band in Homer Bryce Stadium prior to the kickoff of the football game between the Lumberjacks and the University of Incarnate Word.

Morris enjoyed reconnecting with her past at Saturday’s reunion. She said event organizers and SFA Alumni Association representatives “have been so precious to me." She added she enjoyed meeting SFA President Dr. Baker Pattillo and sitting with him and his wife, Dr. Janice Pattillo, during the game.
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Human Resources and Dr. Chay Runnels to host customer service workshop

SFA’s Human Resources and Dr. Chay Runnels, hospitality administration program coordinator, are offering a professional development workshop on customer service at 1 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Culinary Café.

Texas Friendly customer service workshops teach participants how to manage and enhance the quality of customer service. The workshop focuses on six hospitality habits: 1) make a good first impression, 2) know your job, 3) know your community, 4) communicate clearly, 5) handle problems effectively and 6) make a good last impression. Other topics include business etiquette, phone courtesy, working with difficult people, handling complaints, cultural etiquette and communication.

Register for the workshop through MyTraining.

First recipient of Christopher J. Snyder Memorial Scholarship announced

With tears still welling at the corner of her eyes, Natalie Clem of Memphis, Tennessee, offered her sincere gratitude for being named the first recipient of the Christopher J. Snyder Memorial Scholarship, which was recently endowed at SFA.

Snyder was a two-time SFA graduate and a certified orientation and mobility specialist. He worked with visually impaired students, teaching them how to travel safely in different environments. Snyder also served each summer as an instructor for a six-week SFA course teaching other teachers orientation and mobility skills to better assist their visually impaired students.
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SFA Gardens to host fall plant sale

SFA Gardens will host its annual Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

The sale will feature a variety of hard-to-find, “Texas-tough” plants, including Texas natives, heirlooms, perennials, shrubs and trees, with an emphasis on pollinator-friendly natives as well as exclusive SFA introductions.

Parking will be available at SFA’s Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and bring a wagon for their plants.

For more information, call (936) 468-4404, or visit sfagardens.sfasu.edu.
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SFA football to take on Abilene Christian University in first 2017 Southland road contest

SFA's football team will travel to its first Southland Conference game to face Abilene Christian University at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. It will be SFA's second trip to Abilene since the Wildcats rejoined the SLC as National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I members in 2013.

Saturday's game will be streamed live through an internet-only broadcast. The game will be called on Q107.7 FM, as well as through the Lumberjack Sports Network on the TuneIn app. Live stats will be available at acusports.com and on Twitter.
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Holyfield brings basketball talents to East Asia

Under the Athletes in Action banner, TJ Holyfield, along with nine other men's basketball players from National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I institutions, embarked on a two-week journey to East Asia to showcase his basketball talents on another continent.

Holyfield's affiliation with Athletes in Action marks the second-straight year in which an SFA men's basketball player has participated in an intercontinental journey with the organization.
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Ladyjack soccer team to play two Southland Conference games this weekend

The Southland Conference schedule has officially kicked off for SFA’s women's soccer team.

SFA's soccer team will face Houston Baptist University at 7 p.m. tomorrow and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, in Nacogdoches.
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Volleyball to start Southland Conference schedule tonight against University of Central Arkansas

A pair of Southland Conference heavyweights, SFA and the University of Central Arkansas, will battle at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Shelton Gym. This match will be the beginning of conference play for both squads.

The Ladyjacks and Sugar Bears are the only two squads in the 13-team Southland Conference that have posted 10 or more triumphs in 2017, and Central Arkansas has a three-match winning streak — the longest current streak in the league.
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Fine Arts

Calliope Series to present unique horn, fiddle performance

The Calliope Concert Series will present guest artist Jacquelyn Adams performing a horn recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Adams, assistant professor of horn at The University of Southern Mississippi, will perform with her husband, award-winning fiddler Thomas Jenkins, accompanied by SFA School of Music faculty member James Pitts, piano.

The program will include standards of the horn repertoire, new works written for Adams and musical collaboration with her husband, who is an expert at improvisation.

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 finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Music Preparatory Division to host middle school choir camp

The Music Preparatory Division in SFA's School of Music will host its annual fall Middle School Choir Camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, in the Wright Music Building.

The choir camp is designed to help East Texas area middle school students learn their UIL all-region competition music. Cost per student is $20.

To register, call (936) 468-1291, or email pbarnett@sfasu.edu.
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