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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.
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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Uber makes its Nacogdoches debut Wednesday on the SFA campus

Uber, a national ride-hailing service common in larger cities, debuted in Nacogdoches Wednesday on the SFA campus.

Uber officially began its services in Nacogdoches Wednesday afternoon. Rep. Travis Clardy and Sen. Robert Nichols were the first to hail an Uber when they ceremoniously entered a vehicle at the event’s close.

To use Uber, download the company’s app on Android or iPhone. A special promotion is being offered during the next few weeks. Local users may enter the promotional code “Nacogdoches” in their Uber app to receive a discount. First-time users will receive a free ride up to $15.

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

The Stone Fort Museum is hosting a community collection day focused on aprons and recipes from 1 to 6 p.m. today, 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.

Social Events Team to host happy hour today

SFA's Social Events Team is hosting a faculty and staff member happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Fredonia Brewery, 138 N. Mound St.

Meet up with your SFA colleagues for end-of-the-week socializing, networking and relaxing on the patio. Families are welcome.

For more about the venue, visit fredoniabrewery.com or the Fredonia Brewery Facebook page. To stay informed about future SFA social events, “like” the SFA Faculty/Staff Facebook page.

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.

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.

Registration now open for Cooking Matters

The School of Human Sciences and the SFA Social Events Team invite 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.

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

Alumni Association requesting auction item donations

The SFA Alumni Association is requesting unique, fun and interesting SFA-themed items to share on the Alumni Homecoming Auction. Proceeds benefit SFA Alumni programs and scholarships.

To donate, click here.

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.

Athletics

Cross-country teams competing in Oklahoma State University Jamboree this weekend

SFA’s men's and women's cross-country teams will resume their fall season tomorrow at the Oklahoma State University Jamboree in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

The Jamboree is the oldest consecutively running cross-country meet in the nation and represents a tough challenge for SFA both in terms of the strength of the field and the terrain of the course.
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Men’s golf takes on University of Louisville Cardinal Challenge this weekend

SFA’s men's golf team will head to Simpsonville, Kentucky, for the University of Louisville's Cardinal Challenge this weekend. Coming off of a second-place finish at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate tournament, the Lumberjacks will look to continue their strong start to the 2017-18 season.

The three-day, 54-hole tournament will get underway today, and run through Sunday, Oct. 1, at the University of Louisville Golf Club. Today's tee times begin at 9 a.m. and run through 11:20 a.m. as players tee off from holes one and 10.
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Fine Arts

Calliope Series to present unique horn, fiddle performance tonight

The Calliope Concert Series will present guest artist Jacquelyn Adams performing a horn recital at 7:30 p.m. tonight 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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Tokyo-based architect and artist Hajime Narukawa won the Grand Award from Japan’s Good Design Awards for his creation of the AuthaGraph, the most accurate map you’ll ever see.

The world maps we’re used to operate off of are from the Mercator projection, a cartographic technique developed by Flemish geographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569. This technique provided a map that was orderly and useful for ship navigation, but it distorts both the size of many landmasses and the distances between them.

The AuthaGraph corrects these distortions using a complex process that essentially amounts to taking the globe and flattening it out.

To see more of Narukawa’s design process, click here.

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