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Monday, Sept. 25
Women's golf at two-day Mark Allen Oral Roberts University Shootout
All day
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Friday, Sept. 29
Light Years from Andromeda
7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium

Men's golf at three-day Louisville Cardinal Challenge
All day
Simpsonville, Kentucky

Soccer at McNeese State University
7 p.m.
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Saturday, Sept. 30
Cross-Country at Oklahoma State University Jamboree
All day
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Football vs. McNeese State University
6 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Volleyball at Houston Baptist University
1 p.m.
Houston

Sunday, Oct. 1
Soccer at Lamar University
1 p.m.
Beaumont


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Registration now open for Cooking Matters

In collaboration with the School of Human Sciences, the Employee Wellness program invites you to learn how to prepare healthy and budget friendly meals from 4 to 5:30 p.m, every Monday, Oct. 9 to Nov. 13, in the Human Sciences Building North, Room 204.

Participants receive a free bag of groceries to take home to prepare the meal taught that day.

Register by Oct. 1 for this six-week course. Class size is limited.

For more information, call (936) 468-6056, or email waguespaja@sfasu.edu.

Faculty and Staff Picnic scheduled for Oct. 4

Join Baker and Janice Pattillo at the annual Faculty and Staff Picnic from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Human Resources and Dr. Chay Runnels to host customer service workshop

SFA’s Human Resources and Dr. Chay Runnels, hospitality administration program coordinator, are offering a professional development workshop on customer service at 1 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Culinary Café.

Texas Friendly customer service workshops teach participants how to manage and enhance the quality of customer service. The workshop focuses on six hospitality habits: 1) make a good first impression, 2) know your job, 3) know your community, 4) communicate clearly, 5) handle problems effectively and 6) make a good last impression. Other topics include business etiquette, phone courtesy, working with difficult people, handling complaints, cultural etiquette and communication.

Register for the workshop through MyTraining.

Office of Multicultural Affairs to host Brave Space Series discussion on immigration tomorrow

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting its first Brave Space Series of the fall semester at 4 p.m. tomorrow, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Tiered Classroom, Room 2.201.

The series’ discussion will focus on immigration. Each month, OMA’s Brave Space Series provides a forum for open and honest discussion of difficult topics.

The discussion is free and open to the SFA and Nacogdoches communities.
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Athletics

SFA football improves to 2-0 in Southland Conference with a win over Abilene Christian University

SFA’s football team sits at 2-0 in Southland Conference play after an impressive 20-10 road victory over Abilene Christian University Saturday in the Wildcat Stadium.

The win is SFA's second consecutive and first road victory of the season. For the first time in 2017, SFA outgained its opponent, racking up 414 total yards of offense compared to 328 by the Wildcats.
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Ladyjack tennis begins fall season by taking part in University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Warhawk Invitational

SFA’s women's tennis team headed to the University of Louisiana at Monroe where it was one of five teams that took part in the Warhawk Invitational.

SFA joined fellow Southland Conference institutions Nicholls State University and McNeese State University, along with Louisiana Tech University and The University of Louisiana at Monroe, in the two-day tournament.
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Women’s golf takes on Mark Allen Oral Roberts University shootout Monday and Tuesday

SFA’s women's golf team is competing in Oral Robert University's Mark Allen Shootout at the Meadowbrook Country Club in Tulsa. Seventeen teams will play 36 holes on Monday and 18 holes Tuesday.
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Volleyball team shakes off slow start to demolish Northwestern State University in 3-1 win

After a late Northwestern State University run, the first set propelled the visiting Lady Demons to a 1-0 lead. Over the next three sets, SFA’s volleyball team overpowered their opponent.
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Soccer team back on top after their two games over the weekend

After their loss to Houston Baptist University last Friday, SFA’s soccer team came back with a 2-0 win over the Texas A& M-Corpus Christi Islanders Sunday, which got them back to a winning record at home this season and ended a scoring drought that stretched back two games.
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Fine Arts

School of Music's Guenther, Petti to present ‘Song and Dance’ recital program tomorrow

SFA’s School of Music will present faculty members Christina Guenther and Ron Petti in a recital at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 26, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the Calliope Concert Series.

Guenther, professor of flute, and Petti, director of accompanying at SFA, will perform the program “Song and Dance” featuring works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Franz Schubert, Grigoras Dinicu, Samuel Barber, Eugène Bozza, Philippe Gaubert and Eldin Burton.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Artist talks planned to showcase current exhibitions

SFA’s School of Art and its galleries will host two events to showcase exhibitions currently showing in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House and in Griffith Gallery.

Bill Nieberding, assistant professor in the School of Art, will host an open forum gallery discussion and a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in Reavley Gallery in Cole Art Center in conjunction with his show, “Personae in Places: The Photography of William Nieberding” on display through Oct. 21.

The following week, Wayne Kimball will host an artist talk and reception from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in Griffith Gallery where “Fragmentation: The Lithographs of Wayne Kimball” is on display through Nov. 10.

Admission to the exhibitions and receptions is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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A lab-designed veggie burger has been created to be indistinguishable from its meat counterpart.

The “Impossible Burger” uses a somewhat unfamiliar ingredient called heme, which smells and tastes exactly like real beef. Heme is an iron-containing compound found in hemoglobin, the red pigment in our blood, which can also be derived from nitrogen-fixing plants. It also turns red when exposed to oxygen, which allows the “meat” to look like real beef.

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