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This Week's Calendar

Tuesday, Sept. 27
Women's golf at Oral Roberts Shootout
All Day
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Thursday, Sept. 29
Volleyball vs. McNeese State University
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Friday, Sept. 30
Soccer vs. Lamar University
7 p.m.
SFA Soccer Field

Saturday, Oct. 1
SFA football vs. Sam Houston State University
3 p.m.
NRG Stadium, Houston

Volleyball vs. Nicholls State University
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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Carolyn White

Liberal and fine arts program director for the AARC

White has been named the liberal and fine arts program director for SFA’s Academic Assistance and Resource Center. White has been an adjunct instructor for SFA’s Department of History for the past five years and continues to teach.

The LFA program includes tutoring for subjects in the liberal and fine arts areas, including weekly appointments, walk-in tables and supplemental instruction groups. To contact White about AARC services in these areas, email whitec@sfasu.edu.

News & Announcements


SFA honors deceased student

The SFA flag on Vista Drive will be lowered to half-staff tomorrow in honor of SFA student  Michael D. Chenier who died in a car accident earlier this week. Chenier was a marketing, management and international business major from Katy, Texas.

Funeral arrangements are not yet known, but faculty and staff members and students may contact the office of the dean of student affairs at (936) 468-7249 for updates.

University Women’s Club to host social event tonight

The University Women’s Club invites faculty and staff members to a social event from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at the Liberty Bell in downtown Nacogdoches. Guests are invited to visit with UWC friends and make new acquaintances. Attendees are welcome to come and go as they please.

Recently, the club has been sharing stories about topics such as work and travel, as well as books and funny family happenings. For more information, contact Angela Bacarisse, professor of theatre, at abacarisse@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1126.

Texas Secretary of State to serve as featured speaker

The East Texas Historical Association has announced Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos as its 2016 Georgiana and Max S. Lale Lecture featured speaker.

The 20th annual Lale Lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Appointed the 110th Texas Secretary of State, Cascos follows such luminaries in his position as J. Pinckney Henderson, Nacogdoches resident Robert A. Irion, Anson Jones, John Ben Shepperd, Tom Reavley, Bob Bullock and Mark White.
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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces upcoming internal funding opportunities and deadlines

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is offering funding opportunities to faculty members pursuing research and creative interests for the upcoming year.

The largest grant, the Research and Creative Activities faculty research grant, provides a six-week summer salary and funding up to $10,000 to support travel to collect data, purchase minor equipment, supplies and materials, cover hourly student assistant wages and other specific services.

The Research Grant Development grant provides support of up to $5,000 to assist faculty members who have the potential for obtaining significant funding from an external sponsor to develop a fundable research proposal. The Research Pilot Studies grant provides up to $3,000 to assist initiating pilot projects to generate data for a specific project for extramural funding. Mini-grants also are available on a rolling deadline for travel, project and publication support.

The deadline for the RCA faculty research grant is Oct. 31 for spring and summer funding. Nov. 15 is the deadline for spring funding of the RGD and RPS grants, and April 14 is the deadline for summer funding.

For more information, click here, or call Sherry Tucker, ORSP administrative assistant, at (936) 468-6606.

Campus Recreation


Free Fall Fit Fest at SFA Rec tomorrow

SFA Recreation’s Fitness and Wellness program will be hosting a free Fall Fit Fest from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow 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.

Athletics


SFA ticket office announces extended hours for Battle of the Piney Woods week

As the SFA football team prepares to take on rival Sam Houston State University in the 91st installment of the Battle of the Piney Woods Saturday, Oct. 1, the SFA ticket office has announced extended hours to make it easier for fans to purchase their tickets. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today through Friday this week.

Fans can purchase their tickets for the game by calling (936) 468-JACK (5225) or by visiting the ticket office located on the left-hand side of the main entrance of Johnson Coliseum.
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Taylor claims SFA's third-straight Southland Conference Player of the Week honor

SFA senior quarterback Hunter Taylor has been named the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week. It is the first weekly conference honor for Taylor and the third-straight for the Lumberjacks this season.

Taylor was integral in helping lead SFA to a 41-30 win over Abilene Christian University Saturday night, throwing for a career-best 376 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions against the Wildcats. Taylor boasted the best passing performance for a Lumberjack quarterback since Brady Attaway’s 505-yard, five touchdown game against Sam Houston State University in 2013.
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Lautensack second, SFA third following opening rounds of Oral Roberts Bob Hurley Shootout

SFA golf sophomore Erica Lautensack is tied for second and SFA sits third after the opening two rounds of the Oral Roberts Bob Hurley Shootout. The Ladyjacks fired a 45-over 613 through the opening 36 holes and ranked third among the 17-team field.

Lautensack posted a 6-over 148 through the opening two rounds, one shot back of the individual leader heading into today’s final round. The redshirt sophomore opened the day with an even-par 71, holding the individual lead after 18 holes, then shot a 6-over 77 to slip into a three-way tie for second.
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Have you ever heard of a shoe without a footprint? A company called NRG has created one, and it's probably not what you think.

“The shoe without a footprint” is an appropriate name, but the footwear does leave a mark. It’s the carbon footprint that’s missing. The sneakers are made from recycled carbon dioxide emissions and may be considered the “greenest” shoes ever created. Click here to read more.

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