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Friday, Sept. 22

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This Week's Calendar

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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News & Announcements

SFA mourns the loss of student Caleb Gibbs

The SFA community mourns the loss of student Caleb Gibbs, freshman music education major, from Carthage.

In his memory, the flag at the Vista Drive entrance will be flown at half-staff today.

The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs will provide details when they are available. For more information, contact student affairs at (936) 468-7249 or DOSA@sfasu.edu.

SFA Alumni Association to host Purple Pride Raffle

SFA Alumni Association is now selling tickets for the Purple Pride Raffle, which will begin Jan. 2, 2018.

There will be 52 chances to win Purple Pride prizes ranging in value from $300 to $1,200. A prize will be awarded every week and each ticket could win multiple times throughout the year.

For a list of prizes and to purchase tickets, click here.

Nacogdoches Farmers Market to host annual Fall Fling

The Nacogdoches Farmers Market will host their annual Fall Fling 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

The event will feature a variety of produce and handcrafted goods, music and food vendors.

SFA Gardens to host BioBlitz tonight and tomorrow

SFA Gardens will host a BioBlitz event tonight and tomorrow 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. tonight 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 tomorrow's sessions.

For more information, contact Rodewald at (936) 468-1832 or erodewald@sfasu.edu.
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SFA travels to Abilene Christian University tomorrow

SFA’s football team plays its first game in the Southland Conference tomorrow at 6 p.m in Abilene.

It will be SFA's second trip to Abilene since the Wildcats rejoined the Southland Conference as National College Athletic Association Division I members in 2013.
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SFA volleyball overpowers the University of Central Arkansas

SFA's volleyball team and the University of Central Arkansas, the two most efficient offenses in the 13-team Southland Conference, went head to head yesterday in Shelton Gym.

SFA showed Central Arkansas what it can do when firing on all cylinders, which led to a win for the Ladyjacks.
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Fine Arts

McDonald-Lysinger Piano Duo to perform at SFA tomorrow

The SFA School of Music will present the McDonald-Lysinger Piano Duo in a recital at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall.

Alex McDonald and Catharine Lysinger, both of Dallas, will present “The Orchestral Piano: Virtuosic Transcriptions,” which features works by Johannes Brahms, Igor Stravinsky and Maurice Ravel.
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Theatre students to present ‘Pitching to the Star’ this weekend

Playwright Donald Margulies’ “Pitching to the Star” will open the fall semester of SFA’s School of Theatre’s student-directed plays. The one-act play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. tonight and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Downstage Theatre.

The play is about a writer who gets a break for his Hollywood script and pitches it to the star of the pilot show. He finds his integrity and storyline attacked every time the star makes a suggestion to change the script.

Tickets are $4. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.
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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 3 p.m. today. Tickets also will be available at the door. 

To RSVP, call the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407.
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The fixture, designed by Kristýna Pojerová, is able to produce sustainable, fresh herbs in a city kitchen. The opening allows access to the herbs and the heat from the bulb acts as its energy source.

For more information on the Glasshouse Lamp and more of the latest eco-friendly creations, click here.

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