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Friday, Sept. 23
SFA soccer vs. Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi
7 p.m.
Corpus Christi

Saturday, Sept. 24
SFA football vs. Abilene Christian University
6 p.m.
Homer Bryce Stadium

SFA volleyball vs. Sam Houston State University
1 p.m.
Shelton Gym

Monday, Sept. 26
Twentieth Class Day


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Dr. DawnElla Rust

Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science

Rust has been appointed to the Bicycle Advisory Committee by the Texas Department of Transportation.

The committee advises the Transportation Commission on bicycle issues and helps develop departmental policies affecting bicycle use, including the design, construction and maintenance of highways, according to txdot.gov.

Rust is an avid biker and teaches students how to develop bicycle-friendly communities. She has been instrumental in securing funding for service learning grants to facilitate more biking by students in the community. In 2008, she secured a grant extending a multi-use trail in Nacogdoches from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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Celebration to mark Stone Fort Museum’s 80th anniversary

Alongside Nacogdoches’ celebration of its 300th anniversary and SFA’s preparation for its 100th, the Stone Fort Museum on campus will honor 80 years of service to the university and community during a celebration slated for Oct. 15.

“The opening of the facility represented the culmination of work by a variety of groups in town, including the Nacogdoches Historical Society and the Cum Concilio Club,” said Carolyn Spears, museum director. “In 1936, the museum began its life on the SFA campus when the Board of Regents of Texas State Teachers College accepted the building from the Texas Centennial Commission and the Nacogdoches Historical Society. Concluding 80 years of service in 2016, the museum celebrates not just our past but looks to the future.”
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English and creative writing faculty members to host public reading tonight

English and creative writing faculty members in the SFA College of Liberal and Applied Arts will host a public reading of original works at 7 p.m. tonight in Dugas Liberal Arts North Building, Room 142. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to attend and invite students to the reading.

Participating faculty members include Andrew Brininstool, assistant professor of English; Drs. Christine Butterworth-McDermott and John A. McDermott, professors of English; Dr. Mark Sanders, Department of English and Creative Writing professor and chair; and Michael Sheehan, assistant professor of English.

Athletics


Ladyjack volleyball falls 3-1 against Baylor University

SFA volleyball fell 3-1 against Baylor University yesterday in a non-conference match. It was the first time the Bears visited Shelton Gym since 1994, and SFA did everything in its power to try and push things to a fifth set.

Wednesday night’s setback broke SFA’s three-match winning streak against Baylor and will go down as SFA's first home loss of the 2016 campaign.
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SFA music faculty members present annual scholarship concert tonight

SFA School of Music faculty members will be the featured performers during the annual Pi Kappa Lambda Music Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

"This concert is a showcase featuring the talents of our diverse performing faculty," said Deborah Dalton, SFA associate professor of voice and president of the local chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society.
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Theatre students to present Roderick’s ‘Props’

Playwright Michael Roderick’s “Props” will open the fall semester of SFA’s School of Theatre’s student-directed plays.

Directed by San Antonio senior Jade Bishoppetty, “Props” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Downstage Theatre on campus.

The play is about a prop artist who immerses himself in his work after a difficult breakup. The project involves a prop woman, and the women in his life become concerned with his obsession, Bishoppetty said.
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