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This Week's Calendar

Friday, Sept. 26
SFA women's soccer vs. Lamar
Nacogdoches, Texas
7 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29
SFA women's golf
ORU Shootout
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tuesday, Sept. 30
SFA women's golf
ORU Shootout
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Thursday, Oct. 9

Homecoming Kick-Off Celebration
Tracie D. Pearman Alumni Center
SFA Campus
5:30 to 7 p.m.

Homecoming Online Auction
Oct. 9 - 26




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Dr. Lisa McCleary

Department of Human Services

McCleary, an assistant professor in the school psychology program and the school psychology supervisor at the SFA Charter School, received certification from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

This credential is a significant contribution to the school's faculty body because she is not only able to independently conduct descriptive and systematic behavioral assessments, but also qualified to serve as the supervisor and trainer in this activity. 

Our students will significantly benefit from Dr. McCleary’s expertise.

Dr. Dale Spradling

Gerald W. Schlief School of Accountancy

Spradling, an assistant professor of accounting, recently was published in the Tax Notes Journal, a top publication for certified professional accountants, tax attorneys, judges and other policy makers.

His piece, "Shea Homes Inc.: An Old School Tax Accounting Case," will appear in the publication next month.

News & Announcements

SFA Recreation Center magazine out now

The fall 2014 issue of the SFA Recreation Center's magazine, Rec Insider, is out now and available for viewing online.

Included in this edition are: upcoming events, a spotlight on Campus Recreation's 2014 scholarship recipient and new graduate assistants, fitness tips, and a Q&A with the center's alumni.

Check it out here.

Flash sale at Barnes & Noble

The Barnes & Noble Bookstore, located on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center, will have a flash sale on all clearance clothing items on Thursday, Oct. 2.

All clearance clothing items will be an additional 50 percent off the marked price.

Stop by the bookstore for a great deal on SFA merchandise!

SFA Gardens to host 'Solar Saturday' in conjunction with Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale

SFA Gardens at will host "Solar Saturday" in conjunction with its annual Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

"Solar Saturday" will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a dedication ceremony celebrating the solar array installation on the roof of the recently opened Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building in the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

The solar array was made possible by a $30,000 grant from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club program of Green Mountain Energy, the longest-serving renewable energy retailer in the U.S. It is expected to offset as much as 80 percent of the building's energy usage, as well as help educate the facility's thousands of annual visitors about solar energy. The Sun Club is a unique program that enables Green Mountain Energy Company's residential customers, employees and supporters to donate solar technology to nonprofit organizations, including colleges and universities.
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Alumni association offers benefits to faculty, staff

The faculty and staff members of SFA are a big part of what transforms student experiences on campus into nostalgic memories for a lifetime.

With our school spirit at an all-time high, now is a perfect opportunity for faculty and staff members to join the alumni association and take advantage of the benefits of membership. If you love being involved with SFA in and out of the classroom, consider becoming an SFA Alumni Association member. With special invitations through mail and email, more than 150 annual events will keep you informed and full of Lumberjack Pride!

Records show that approximately 500 university employees have degrees from SFA, and many of those already attend our events. We enjoy the fact so many employees are members of the association, and through one of our options, we hope you will join us!

Download this form and fax, mail or walk it to the alumni center.

View the list of membership advantages, and download membership forms here.

Membership forms also can be picked them up at the Tracie D. Pearman Alumni Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Payment may be made using cash, check, credit card or payroll deduction for life memberships.

Campus Recreation

Women's resistance training class starts this month

The LadyJack BarBellas course will begin Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Recreation Center.

This six-week program is designed for women to learn the basics of resistance training. Our certified personal trainers will teach you through hands-on experience, including: programming, proper form, and exercise technique.

All participants will receive a 12-week workout plan.

The class costs $25, and participants can register at the Recreation Center's administration office.


SFA primed to host Lamar

The SFA Ladyjack soccer team, after a dominant 4-0 win at Northwestern State to open Southland Conference play on Sunday, returns to Nacogdoches for its league home opener on Friday. SFA will host Lamar in a 7 p.m. match at the SFA Soccer Field on National Lumberjack Day.

"I am looking forward to Friday," head coach Wally Crittenden said. "It is going to be a great match against a great team, as Lamar is going to come in here highly motivated. When you look at some different statistical indicators across the conference, when you look at fouls, that kind of gives you an idea of the competitive edge and physical commitment a team will bring. Lamar ranks just below us in fouls, so I have a feeling it is going to be a very tactful match that is going to be decided on execution of tactical schemes and how one team imposes themselves on the other from a possession standpoint as opposed to a combative standpoint.
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Ladyjack tennis heads to Northwestern State

The SFA women's tennis team will continue its fall season on Friday, traveling to Natchitoches, Louisiana, for the Lady Demon Invite at host Northwestern State.

SFA is one of eight schools making the trip to the Jack Fisher Tennis Complex, as Grambling, Louisiana-Lafayette, Southern Miss and conference foes Lamar, Nicholls, Sam Houston State and Southeastern Louisiana will also take part in the two-day tournament. Play will begin at 8:30 a.m. both days.
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SFA cruises past Colonels in SLC opener

The SFA women’s volleyball team started Southland Conference play on a high note on Thursday night, sweeping Nicholls State 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-21) in Stopher Gymnasium. The Ladyjacks have won six of their last eight matches dating back to Sept. 10.

“We went out and executed pretty well tonight,” head coach Debbie Humphreys said. “We played some scrappy defense and won a lot of hustle points, which is always fun to see. When you can do those things, it definitely brings momentum to your side.”
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Fine Arts

Readings, musical performance to feature work of poet Addonizio

The SFA School of Art, LaNana Creek Press, SFA Press and Department of English will present "My Black Angel, Blues Poems and Portraits" from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Morning Glory Yoga Studio in downtown Nacogdoches.

Poets Kim Addonizio and Peter Kline will be in Nacogdoches for readings on the SFA campus Thursday, Sept. 25, and the public presentation Friday evening at Morning Glory will feature poetry readings, musical performances and an exhibition of woodcut prints, according to Charles D. Jones, director and master printer for LaNana Creek Press.

"This will be a celebration of the books we have recently published for Ms. Addonizio," Jones said.
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Student-directed play tells story of concentration camp survival

The SFA School of Theatre will present the student-directed "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Senior Katy Rutherford of Richmond directs the one-act play by Celeste Raspanti. It focuses on the childhood of Raja Englanderova as she fights for survival in a concentration camp. According to Rutherford, the audience and Raja venture through her memories together, digging into the past and meeting extraordinary characters.

"Slowly, Raja gains a sense of identity and begins the fight for self-preservation," she said. "Through Raja's eyes, the audience is given a portrayal of the brutality and beauty mankind is capable of."
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