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Friday, Sept. 29
Men's golf at three-day Louisville Cardinal Challenge
All day
Simpsonville, Kentucky

SFA Planetarium
"Light Years from Andromeda"

7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium

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.

Volleyball at Houston Baptist University
1 p.m.

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




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News & Announcements

SFA mourns the loss of Matthew Flynn

The SFA community mourns the loss of Matthew Flynn, digital printer operator and finisher in University Printing Services.

In his memory, the flag at the Vista Drive entrance will be flown at half-staff tomorrow.

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to Matt’s family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. The Lumberjack Family is diminished by his loss.

University to upgrade applicant tracking system

SFA is upgrading its applicant tracking system to PeopleAdmin SelectSuite 7, a program for posting job vacancies and receiving applications.

The update will affect the process of posting all faculty and staff member and student positions. Human Resources is holding training sessions on the new system targeting those who frequently post positions or approve job postings.

The sessions will take place at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3; 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5; 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6; 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9; 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10; and 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the McGee Business Building, Room 133.

Employees can register in MyTraining through mySFA. For more information, contact Nathan Pruitt, Human Resources resource generalist, at (936) 468-1325.

SFA Faculty and Staff Breakfast scheduled for Oct. 4

A Faculty and Staff Breakfast is scheduled for 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the East College Dining Hall. Help spread the word about this event, and invite your SFA colleagues to join you.

For a special price of $3, faculty and staff members are invited to enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast while catching up with colleagues and making new campus contacts.

This event is brought to you by the SFA Social Events Team in the spirit of our “SFA Envisioned” strategic plan, which includes fostering a culture of engagement within our campus community.

To stay informed about future SFA social networking events, “like” the SFA Faculty/Staff Lounge Facebook page.

Stone Fort Museum to host ‘Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections’ tomorrow

The Stone Fort Museum is hosting a community collection day focused on aprons and recipes from 1 to 6 p.m. tomorrow followed by the opening reception for "Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections" at 6 p.m.

Bring a family apron, your heirloom recipe and your memories. Beginning at 1 p.m., SFA students will record your stories and objects for an online exhibit on aprons and recipes.

Come learn more about the humble apron in an exhibit featuring oral histories gathered by curator EllynAnne Geisel and portraits by photographer Kristina Loggia.

This exhibit was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

State Employee Charitable Campaign taking donations

It’s time for the annual State Employee Charitable Campaign benefiting various agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Last year, SFA employees contributed more than $15,000 to various agencies across Texas. SECC has made it simple for faculty and staff members to donate to their favorite agency and nonprofit organizations through an annual campaign.

There are two ways employees can give. You can make a one-time donation via check or payroll deduction.

Donations go to agencies and nonprofit organizations you designate. The minimum donation is $2. This year employees who make a contribution to Nacogdoches County United Way (code 430751) will be entered in a drawing for a 2017 Hyundai Accent. A donation of $26 a month or a $312 one-time gift will receive two chances to win.

All forms are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. The SECC will conclude Friday, Oct. 20. If you are interested in contributing to the annual SECC, contact Amanda Windham, director of student engagement programs, at (936) 468-3723.

University Women’s Club to host membership kick-off today

The University Women’s Club is hosting a membership kick-off event from 4 to 6 p.m. today at the Old University Building.

The University Women’s Club is dedicated to service, scholarships for women and networking. Come out for a bite to eat and meet members while learning more about the organization.

Membership is open to women faculty members, non-classified staff members, exempt staff members, and spouses of faculty and staff members.

Music faculty members star in Lamp-Lite’s ‘Nunsense’ opening tomorrow

Two faculty members in SFA’s School of Music have leading roles in the upcoming Lamp-Lite Theatre presentation of the lighthearted musical comedy “Nunsense” by Dan Goggin.

Dr. Deborah Dalton, associate professor of voice and opera, plays the role of Sister Hubert, and Nita Hudson, lecturer of voice and opera, plays the role of Sister Mary Amnesia.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, Sept. 29-30, and Oct. 6-7, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 and Oct. 8. Purchase tickets at Glass Castles, Kline’s Wrap-It-Up, the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitor’s Bureau or by calling (936) 653-3788.

Campus Recreation

Employee Wellness to host Increasing Your Control Over Food seminar

Employee Wellness is hosting two free sessions of the Increasing Your Control Over Food seminar at 12:15 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Campus Recreation Meeting Room.

Discover how to make balanced choices even if you are off track with your eating, don’t sleep enough and have too much going on in your life.

To sign up, contact Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu.


SFA football to face McNeese State University

SFA’s football team will face nationally ranked and Southland Conference perennial powerhouse McNeese State University at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Homer Bryce Stadium. The conference tilt will feature the first-place Lumberjacks and the 25th-ranked Cowboys, who sit tied for fifth in the SLC with a 1-1 league mark. It will mark the 14th consecutive year and 16 of the last 17 seasons a ranked opponent has visited SFA.

Saturday's game will be streamed live online at ESPN3, or through the ESPN app on mobile devices. Rob Meyers and Kevin Langford will call the game online on Q107.7 FM, as well as through the Lumberjack Sports Network on the TuneIn app. Live stats will be available at SFAJacks.com and on Twitter.
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Ladyjack soccer hits the road for match-ups this weekend

The Southland Conference regular season championship may be weeks away, but for SFA’s women's soccer team, this weekend’s games will prove they belong.

SFA will face McNeese State University at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Ladyjacks will then travel to battle Lamar University at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, in Beaumont.
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Kyle Keller, Mark Kellogg to appear at Southland Conference Basketball Media Day

With less than two months remaining before the 2017-18 college basketball season begins, media personnel from around the state and region will have the opportunity to meet with SFA head men's and women's basketball coaches Kyle Keller and Mark Kellogg at the Southland Conference Basketball Media Day Monday, Oct. 16, at the Toyota Center in Houston.
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Fine Arts

‘Tartuffe’ to feature colorful, elaborate costumes

Creating costumes for a period play like Molière’s “Tartuffe” takes time, skill and a great deal of preparation. The best designers do extensive research before creating sketches or starting construction.

This past summer, SFA professor of theatre Angela Bacarisse happened to be in Europe with touring theatre students at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland. She took the opportunity to visit France, as well, to do museum and gallery research for the School of Theatre’s upcoming presentation of “Tartuffe.”

The School of Theatre will present “Tartuffe” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 3-7, in Turner Auditorium.

Single tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7.50 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or visit theatre.sfasu.edu. The play is recommended for mature audiences.
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Nieberding dicsussion to showcase current exhibition tonight

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. tonight 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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Music faculty recital to feature works for saxophone, piano tonight

SFA’s School of Music faculty member Dr. Nathan Nabb will present fun and exciting works for saxophone and piano in a recital at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall.

Nabb, professor of saxophone, will be joined by Hyun Ji Oh, collaborative pianist, for a program of established works for saxophone and piano that Nabb describes as “excellent chamber pieces in which the technical and musical characteristics of the saxophone and piano are both featured.”

The recital is part of the School of Music’s Calliope Concert Series. 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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Calliope Series to present unique horn, fiddle performance tomorrow

The Calliope Concert Series will present guest artist Jacquelyn Adams performing a horn recital at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Adams, assistant professor of horn at The University of Southern Mississippi, will perform with her husband, award-winning fiddler Thomas Jenkins, accompanied by SFA School of Music faculty member James Pitts, piano.

The program will include standards of the horn repertoire, new works written for Adams and musical collaboration with her husband, who is an expert at improvisation.

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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National Geographic photographer Michael Melford claims autumn as his favorite time of year to photograph nature.

Melford researches the best moments to capture the season through his lens, including weather, sunrises, sunsets and moon phases. Utilizing nature’s contrasting colors and an artistic eye, Melford paints a beautiful picture of autumn.

To view more photographs, click here.

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