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This Week's Calendar

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

Sunday, Sept. 25
SFA soccer vs. Houston Baptist University
1 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 26
SFA women's golf at Oral Roberts Shootout
All Day
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Twentieth Class Day




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News & Announcements

Alumna donates more than 10,000 books, story props to SFA

Mary Frances Mays Kane, better known as “The Story Lady,” has donated her collection of more than 10,000 books and story props for children to her alma mater, SFA.

The collection includes Golden Books, first editions, textbooks, fiction, non-fiction and more. Most of the materials will be available for teacher candidates and Early Childhood Lab and Charter School teachers to check out for instruction.

“The collection significantly enlarges the children’s literature collection at the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center,” said Dr. Judy Abbott, dean of SFA’s James I. Perkins College of Education. “This substantial increase in the number of books enhances the range and scope of topics, themes, authors and illustrators that will be available to our elementary and early childhood candidates.”
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Campus Recreation, Alumni Association to host seventh annual Homecoming 5K

SFA Campus Recreation and the SFA Alumni Association are hosting the seventh annual SFA Homecoming 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.

The race begins at the SFA Student Recreation Center and ends in historic downtown Nacogdoches. Follow a beautiful route through campus, roads and trails. After the race, participants are encouraged to stay and enjoy the Homecoming festivities, including the parade and Flap "Jack" breakfast.

For more information, click here.

Free Fall Fit Fest at SFA Rec

SFA Recreation’s Fitness and Wellness program will be hosting a free Fall Fit Fest from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Rec Courtyard. This event will help educate, motivate and inspire SFA to get active and live a healthy, happy life.

Personal trainers, fitness assistants, group fitness instructors, as well as a massage therapist and SFA’s registered dietitian, will be at the event to answer questions, offer demonstrations, provide fitness assessments and more. 

Attendees can enter for a chance to win Campus Recreation baskets, 15-minute massage sessions and personal training sessions. Event attendees must have their SFA ID to access the event.

For more information, contact Sonia Nieto, Fitness and Wellness graduate assistant, at (936) 468-6052 or FitnessWellnessGA2@sfasu.edu.


SFA to face A&M University-Corpus Christi, Houston Baptist University this weekend

After a terrific conference opener last weekend against Northwestern University, SFA’s soccer team will be on the road this weekend as it takes on the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders at 7 p.m. tonight in Corpus Christi and the Houston Baptist University Huskies at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, in Houston.

Sophomore Breanna Moore had the game-winning goal last weekend against a tough Demon defense. Moore collected her first goal of the season. Redshirt junior Lillie Ehlert collected her fourth win in the net with four saves on the night. Senior Amanda Doyle and senior Hailey Hunt lead the team in shots with four shots each. Junior Hanna Barker lead the offensive team with 12 shots and eight of those on goal (.667), and Hunt was right behind with 13-7 (.538).
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Walkup inks training camp contract with NBA's Chicago Bulls

After helping SFA’s men’s basketball team become the talk of the nation last March, former Lumberjack star Thomas Walkup took another step in his journey to the NBA Thursday when he signed a training camp offer with the Chicago Bulls.

Walkup will report to the Bulls’ training camp Tuesday, Sept. 27, and will have until Monday, Oct. 24, to make the cut for the squad’s final roster before the 2016-17 NBA season begins Tuesday, Oct. 25.
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Southeastern Conference Network picks up Lumberjacks’ season opener at Kentucky

The SFA men’s basketball team's 2016-17 season opener is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, against the University of Kentucky’s Wildcats in Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.

Both of SFA's showdowns against Southeastern Conference opponents in 2016-17 will be carried on the ESPN-owned SEC Network as well as the WatchESPN app. 
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Fine Arts

Reception planned for Troutman exhibition

An artist’s reception for the exhibition “Christopher Troutman: Drawing and Narrative” is scheduled for 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Griffith Gallery on campus.

The exhibition, which features Troutman’s beautifully rendered drawings portraying scenes from urban daily life, will continue showing through Oct. 14.

John Handley, director of galleries at SFA, describes Troutman as “a master draftsman, able to create visually compelling imagery that touches on the real and the imaginary.”
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Theatre students to present Roderick’s ‘Props’ tonight

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. tonight and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow 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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