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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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Dr. Tamey Anglley

School of Music

Anglley, SFA assistant director of bands, will serve as guest conductor at a concert today celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Texas Tech University bands. The concert, featuring the Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Band, will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Hemmle Recital Hall on the university's campus. Anglley is a 2009 alumna of the Texas Tech University School of Music.

News & Announcements

The Conservation Fund programs director to present at SFA's Forestry Graduate Seminar

Julie Shackelford, programs director for The Conservation Fund, will deliver a presentation titled "Neches River and the Loss of Giants" at the Forestry Graduate Seminar at noon Wednesday, Sept. 30, in the SFA Forestry Building, Room 117. The presentation is open to the public. If you plan to attend, please bring a lunch.

For more information, contact Sarah Fuller, outreach coordinator in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, at (936) 468-1185 or email fullersa@sfasu.edu.

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.

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.

Sen. Nichols to speak at SFA's STEM patent education lecture series

State Sen. Robert Nichols will be the inaugural speaker at the STEM Innovation - Tying Creativity to Success patent education lecture series at SFA at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, in SFA's Kennedy Auditorium.

Nichols, an industrial engineer who holds 32 U.S. and 128 foreign patents, will share his insights as an entrepreneur and his patent expertise. He will discuss career opportunities in fields that involve patent work in the 50-minute repeat sessions.

In addition to his success in obtaining patents, Nichols has built four successful manufacturing facilities in East Texas, creating more than 900 jobs.
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University Women's Club announces meeting series

Take a break from your work to meet the deans and members of the SFA University Women's Club. There's no time like the present to meet women from across the college's academic unit and campus. With coffee and morning snacks, spend a bit of time talking with colleagues and meeting some new people. Information about the UWC also will be available.

This is an eight-week series.

10-11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 29
College of Fine Arts, Buddy Himes, dean
Griffith Fine Arts Building, Room 208

8:30-9:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 9
College of Liberal and Applied Arts, Brian Murphy, dean
Ferguson Building, Room 291

9-10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 15
Rusche College of Business, Timothy Bisping, dean
Business Building, Room 443

10-11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 19
Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Hans Williams, interim dean
Forestry Building, Room 105

9-10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27
College of Science and Mathematics, Kimberly Childs, dean
Math Building, Room 103

9-10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 5
Steen Library, Shirley Dickerson, director
Wyatt Room

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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SFA wraps up homestand with TAMU-CC and HBU

One week after the Southland Conference opener against Northwestern State University, the SFA women’s soccer team return to action Friday, Sept. 25, and Sunday, Sept. 27, for two more pivotal league contests. The Ladyjacks will host Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi at 7 p.m. Friday before colliding with Houston Baptist University at 1 p.m. Sunday, in a rematch of the 2014 SLC Tournament Championship.

Despite falling behind 1-0 early against the Lady Demons last Friday night, SFA was able to come back and earn an important point thanks to a 24th-minute equalizer from Amanda Doyle. The 1-1 draw extends the Ladyjacks’ impressive winning streak in conference to 23 games.
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Ladyjacks add to SLC win streak, down Nicholls State Unviersity 3-0

The SFA volleyball team’s first Southland Conference game of 2015 proved to be exactly the same as the Ladyjacks’ 2014 conference match-ups: a victory.

Senior middle blocker Jacque Allen hammered down a team-best 11 kills and held an attack percentage of .455, while junior Justice Walker and sophomore Abby McIntyre floored eight terminations each in SFA’s 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-13) triumph over Nicholls State University in Shelton Gym Thursday evening.
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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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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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Fine Arts

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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SFA's Aria/Concerto Competition winners to perform with Orchestra of the Pines

The SFA Orchestra of the Pines will present the program "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The concert will feature winners of the SFA School of Music's 2015 Aria/Concerto Competition, including Ryan Brewer, SFA graduate student from North Richland Hills and guest trumpeter, and the Ethereal Quartet, a group of undergraduate saxophone students.

Brewer will perform Johann Nepomuk Hummel's Concerto for trumpet and orchestra.
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Fall is finally here! The weather is cooler, and the campus is sporting a new look, leaves everywhere! If you have the opportunity to take a break from your office, be sure to step outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of the new season. Also, if you are a photo buff, be sure to grab your camera and share your images with us on the SFA Facebook page.

Happy Friday, 'Jacks!

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