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This Week's Calendar

Saturday, Sept. 26
SFA football vs. Abilene Christian University
2:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3
Battle of the Piney Woods
SFA football vs. Sam Houston State University
3 p.m.
NRG Stadium

Monday, Nov. 16
Last day to apply for degrees to be completed May 2016

Monday, Nov. 30
Classes resume




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News & Announcements

Undergraduate research workshop being organized

SFA's Department of Human Services is offering an undergraduate research workshop for students. It is an exciting opportunity to explore and learn about the hands-on learning experience of research.

Faculty members are asked to encourage their students to participate in the workshop where research teams and the research process will be explored. The workshop is free for any undergraduate student who wants to learn more about research.

The meeting time for the session will be determined based on availability. Please notify Dr. Yulcinys Castillo about your interest by Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Contact Castillo at castilloya@sfasu.edu to express interest in the session or if you have questions.

SFA Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to host open house

All SFA faculty and staff members are invited to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.

Enjoy snacks, meet the ORSP team, see our new faculty-member workroom and discuss what ORSP can do for you!

If you have any questions please call (936) 468-6606.

Save a life - learn QPR

Have you ever been concerned about someone, but unsure about what to say? SFA's Counseling Services is offering a free workshop to teach the skills to identify and help a person in danger. Upon completion, each participant will receive certification as a “Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper.”

The course is offered from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Rusk Building, Room 333.

Call (936) 468-2401 for more information.

Portraits of Freedom exhibit closing soon

This is the final week to see the Portraits of Freedom Art Exhibition at the Nacogdoches Railroad Depot, 101 Old Tyler Road.

Portraits of Freedom is a juried student art exhibition featuring runaway slaves drawn from newspaper advertisements compiled by the Texas Runaway Slave Project. The exhibition features drawings, lithographs, paintings and screen prints created by art students at SFA, Texas Christian University and Lamar University. Admission is free.

Closing Week Hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Kyle Ainsworth at ainswortk@sfasu.edu
or (936) 468-1590.

Epidemics exhibit opens at SFA with two historical presentations

A historian and a medical doctor will give presentations during the opening reception of an exhibit on epidemic diseases of the 19th and early 20th centuries from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Stone Fort Museum on the SFA campus.

"Misery and Remedy: The Rise and Eradication of Epidemic Diseases in East Texas" features more than 150 artifacts from 23 institutional and private lenders from throughout East Texas, which will remain on display through Dec. 20.

Dr. Robert Carroll, a retired Nacogdoches physician, who loaned many artifacts to the exhibit, will present a collector's walkthrough of the items, which include furniture, tools and early pharmaceuticals.
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East Texas Historical Association to present Lale Lecture Oct. 8

The East Texas Historical Association will present the 19th Georgiana and Max S. Lale Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom at SFA.

Dr. Robert (Bob) Krueger of Texas Tech University will be the guest speaker. This event is free and open to the public.

Krueger, a native of New Braunfels, has been a university professor and dean, businessman, and chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, as well as a U.S. congressman, U.S. senator, U.S. ambassador on three occasions, and special representative of the U.S. secretary of state.
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Green is the New Black recyclable fashion show hits the runway Oct. 15

SFA's fashion and interior design student organizations are sponsoring the "Green is the New Black" recyclable fashion show this fall as the community event for the Blue Jeans Go Green Denim Recycling Program.

The show will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

The non-refundable entry fee for designers is $20. The top 15 designs will be featured on the runway and others will be displayed on mannequins as an exhibit. Entries are due by Friday, Oct. 9. SFA faculty and staff members, students, and community members are invited to attend.
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Game day feature: Aaron Thomas

Senior SFA wide receiver Aaron Thomas sits on the verge of some pretty elite company.

Through the first two games of the 2015 season, Thomas has caught six passes for 71 yards, ranking second on the team. Those have added to his lofty career totals, as he now boasts 131 catches for 1,816 yards as a Lumberjack.

Not too shabby for someone who wasn’t sure if he’d even have a spot on the team when he came to campus.
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SFA earns National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic award

For the sixth straight year, the SFA women’s soccer team has been honored with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America College Women’s Team Academic Award, the organization announced Wednesday afternoon. The award serves as recognition to the 2014-15 Ladyjack squad, which posted a 3.25-combined grade point average last year.

The NSCAA annually recognizes college and high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their work on the field. To be eligible for the award, a team must attain a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). A total of 859 soccer teams (306 men, 553 women) achieved the standard last year to warrant the academic accolade.
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SFA basketball finalizes 2015-16 schedule with 12 non-conference tilts

The SFA men’s basketball team has put the final pieces in place for its slate of 30 contests in 2015-16 by finalizing the 12-game, non-conference portion of its schedule.

Among the 12 scheduled games on the 'Jacks’ regular season, non-Southland Conference slate are four tilts against teams who made the cut for last year’s NCAA Tournament. Those squads include first round participant Baylor University on Friday, Nov. 13, third-round participant University of Northern Iowa on Tuesday, Nov. 17, second-round participant Texas Southern University on Saturday, Dec. 5, and third-round participant University of Alabama - Birmingham on Tuesday, Dec. 29.
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Ladyjack volleyball begins defense of 2014 SLC title

Armed with a 16-match Southland Conference winning streak – as well as the league’s 2014 regular season crown - the SFA women’s volleyball team will hunker down in Shelton Gym this week to begin its slate of 16 league bouts. First up for the reigning champs is a 6:30 p.m. matchup against Nicholls State University today, Thursday, Sept. 24, before the Ladyjacks cross paths with McNeese State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.

Entering the conference portion of their schedule, the Ladyjacks have compiled a record of 7-8 and are coming off a 1-2 weekend at the Baylor Classic, where 28th-year head coach Debbie Humphreys believes her squad took a major step forward following a 3-0 victory over the University of North Carolina - Greensboro.
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Hurley named assistant director of media relations

The SFA Department of Athletics has announced the hiring of Charles Hurley, who will serve as the assistant director of athletic media relations for the Lumberjacks’ 17-sport program.

Hurley, a native of Duluth, Minnesota, will oversee all media relations efforts for volleyball, men’s basketball, baseball and women’s tennis at SFA.
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Fine Arts

Alazan Trio to perform Hagen's 'Angel Band'

The SFA Alazan Trio will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

The Alazan Trio features SFA School of Music faculty members Jennifer Dalmas, violin; Evgeni Raychev, cello; and Ron Petti, piano. The concert theme is "Angel Band" from the title of Daron Hagen's Piano Trio No. 4, which is the culminating work on the concert.

Other works include Stacy Garrop's piano trio "Silver Dagger," Samuel Barber's Sonata for Cello and Piano, and Lowell Liebermann's Sonata for Violin and Piano.
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'My Black Angel, Blues Poems and Portraits' CD to be released

A CD companion piece to Kim Addonizio's poetry collection "My Black Angel, Blues Poems and Portraits" will be released at an event from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at Maklemore's Ale House & Bistro.

"My Black Angel, Blues Poems and Portraits" features woodcuts by artist Charlie D. Jones and is a publication of a fine press book by the LaNana Creek Press and a trade edition by the SFA University Press.
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McLure's 'Laundry and Bourbon' to be performed in SFA's Downstage Theatre

Playwright James McLure's "Laundry and Bourbon" will open the fall semester of the SFA School of Theatre's student-directed plays.

Directed by Longview junior Tanner O'Neal, "Laundry and Bourbon" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

The play follows Elizabeth Caulder one hot West Texas afternoon as she waits for the return of her husband, Roy, who has been missing for two days. Joining her is her best friend, Hattie, and the not-so-pleasant Amy Lee.
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SFA trombonist Scott to perform eclectic program

Dr. Deb Scott, SFA professor of trombone, will present an eclectic program of virtuosic solo trombone music in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The performance is a feature of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.

"Each piece is uniquely different," Scott said of the program, "particularly the 'Sequenza V' by Luciano Berio, which is one of the most difficult solos ever composed for trombone."
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Guest piano recital to feature music of Tchaikovsky, Chopin

Dr. Tali Morgulis, associate professor of piano at the University of Houston's Moores School of Music, will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The performance is part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series. The program is subtitled "Autumn Song for Piano A Cappella" and features works by noted composers Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sofia Gubaidulina and Frédéric Chopin.

First on the program are three pieces from Tchaikovsky's "The Seasons, Op. 37a," including September: The Hunt, October: Autumn Song, and November: Troika (Russian Dance). The second work is Gubaidulina's contemporary sonata, composed in 1965, which involves some playing inside the piano on the strings, according to Dr. Andrew Parr, professor of piano at SFA.
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SFA's First Friday Film Series to feature 'Samsara'

The SFA School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Samsara" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Filmed over five years in 25 countries, "Samsara" is the non-verbal 2011 documentary from filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, the creators of "Baraka." It is one of only a handful of films shot on 70mm in the past 40 years, according to information at barakasamsara.com.
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The whimsical tale of Alice in Wonderland has been re-imagined countless times over the years. From the beloved children's book, to films ranging in style from family friendly to bizarre and terrifying. There's even a video game based on the story.

Most recently, computer programmer Gene Kogan decided to re-style the iconic tea party scene from the original animated movie. Kogan also is apparently a fan of art, because his rendering of the scene mimics the styles of great artists like Pablo Picasso, Georgia O'Keeffe and Hokusai. Check it out here.

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