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Wednesday, Sept. 3

Part-Time Job, Volunteer and Internship Fair
Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom
11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 5
SFA volleyball vs. Valparaiso University
Brookings, South Dakota
5 p.m. 

Saturday, Sept. 6
SFA football vs. Incarnate Word
Homer Bryce Stadium
6 p.m.

SFA volleyball vs. University of Missouri - Kansas City
Brookings, South Dakota
noon

Monday, Sept. 8
SFA women's soccer vs. Louisiana State
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 
6 p.m.


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News & Announcements

Writing workshops scheduled for faculty, staff members

Would you like to write an excellent assessment report this year? If so, attend one of the following "How to Write an Excellent Assessment Report" workshops.

Sept. 15: 11 a.m.- noon, InfoLab 1, Steen Library.
Sept. 16: 3-4 p.m., InfoLab 1,  Steen Library
Sept. 17: 2-3 p.m., InfoLab 1, 
Steen Library
Sept. 18: 9-10 a.m., InfoLab 1, Steen Library
Sept. 19: 11 a.m.-noon, InfoLab 1, Steen Library

Reserve a place by registering for one of the workshops here. Bring your TracDat username and password and materials needed to complete the 2013-14 report.

Core Curriculum assessment reports for spring 2014 are due in TracDat Oct. 1. This is the last time that assessment reports will be submitted for the old core curriculum. Academic Program, Educational Support Unit and Administrative Support Unit assessment reports are due in TracDat Oct. 15.

Contact Larry King at Ext. 1260 or lking@sfasu.edu with questions.

Explore the 1957-1972 Forestry Bulletins in ScholarWorks

The Center for Digital Scholarship is pleased to announce the digital archive of the 1957-1972 Forestry Bulletin series, one of several produced by the Forestry Department at SFA.

It can be viewed in its entirety in ScholarWorks here. The CDS and the Forestry Department worked diligently to locate each issue of the bulletin and to complete the digitization of the 25 bulletins. If you would like assistance archiving your research into ScholarWorks, please contact the CDS at cds@sfau.edu

New eatery coming to campus

Courtesy of The Daily Sentinel

Sandwich enthusiasts at SFA will have a new sandwich choice as Which Wich opens its newest restaurant in the Student Center on campus Wednesday.

“Which Wich will be the newest sandwich concept to open on SFA’s campus, and we’re looking forward to offering more options to students and staff members,” said Jeff Vickers, senior vice president for development for Which Wich.

Grand opening festivities will take place on Sept. 11 to mark the occasion. Which Wich will host a ribbon cutting with President Baker Pattillo, as well as contests, tastings and live music.

“We asked students and staff what food options they wanted on campus, and there was an overwhelming demand for a sandwich concept,” said Candace Hartsell, marketing coordinator for Aramark at SFA. “We ultimately chose Which Wich because that’s the brand that our students and staff specifically asked for.”
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Center for a Liveable World calling for past, current local research

SFA’s Center for a Livable World was awarded a grant by the city of Nacogdoches to develop short- and long-term plans to improve the community’s quality of life. The project is a large undertaking open to the entire campus community. 


A first step is to acquire an inventory of previous and current research conducted by SFA faculty members and/or students on local economic, environmental or social issues so we recognize and do not duplicate existing efforts. Examples of existing efforts related to livability may be: surveys of students, faculty and staff members on what they purchase out of town (economics); designs for energy-saving retrofits of downtown buildings (environmental); or lists of potential community improvement projects drafted by a local citizens group (social). 

If you think you have a related project, email the Center for a Livable World at clw@sfasu.edu, send campus mail to Box 13047 or call the center at ext. 2373 before Sept. 22. We hope this project will help improve both "town-gown" partnerships and our own quality of life, and we want you to be a part of it!

Nacogdoches Naturally to kick off year of Family Fun Day adventures

Join FA's Nacogdoches Naturally staff, students, volunteers and partner organizations as they kick off a new year of Family Fun Day adventures from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

A variety of stations providing opportunities for families to learn outdoor skills, increase awareness of natural resources and promote connections with nature will be set up around the center. Activities will include archery, outdoor cooking, garden activities, orienteering, Backyard Bass, bird watching, nature hikes and more.

Sponsored by SFA Gardens, Nacogdoches Naturally provides enriching outdoor education experiences for families and youth.
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Little Jack Family Fun Zone planned before each football game

The SFA Athletics Department is hosting The Little Jack Family Fun Zone for all Saturday home football games  in the Early Childhood Research Center parking lot starting two hours before kickoff in conjunction with the SFA Alumni Corner. 

Anyone is welcome to attend, and admission is free. Our first home game will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6.

Athletics

SFA hosts UIW in 2014 home opener

SFA opens up its 2014 home schedule this Saturday, Sept. 6, when the Lumberjacks play host to Incarnate Word at Homer Bryce Stadium. Kickoff against the Cardinals is set for 6 p.m., marking the first of seven home games for SFA in 2014 — the most regular season home games since the 2008 season.

SFA fans unable to make it to Homer Bryce Stadium for this weekend's home opener can still stay up to date on every Lumberjack play. Rob Meyers, the Voice of the Lumberjacks, will once again carry the game live over the air on Q107.7 FM or at Q1077.com. Fans can watch the game live online through SFA All-Access as all of this season's games will be aired in HD. Live stats will be available at SFAJacks.com with in-game updates through Twitter at @SFA_Football.
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Fine Arts

Huckaby art exhibition to close with reception

The exhibition "Sedrick Huckaby: Quiet Dialogues" will close with a reception with the artist in attendance from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The exhibition, which features expressive oil paintings with heavy applications of impasto depicting members of Huckaby's African-American family, has been on display since July 25. The exhibition also features a selection of prints and drawings from his recently completed "99 Percent" suite.

For additional information, call (936) 468-1131.

Eugenia Zukerman & Friends to open upcoming University Series at SFA

The SFA College of Fine Arts’ 2014-2014 University Series “Connect” opens with a performance by Eugenia Zukerman & Friends at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

“This is our first show of the new season,” said John W. Goodall, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts, “and we think it is a great way to begin what promises to be another exciting and diverse series of quality fine arts performances.”

Joining renowned flutist Zukerman are friends and fellow musicians Milana Strezeva on piano, Sophie Shao on cello and Hye-Jin Kim on violin in a new collaborative performance.
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Exhibitions to showcase talents of SFA art professors

Recently created art in a variety of media will make up the annual "SFA Faculty Exhibition," which the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The annual faculty exhibition in the Ledbetter Gallery will feature photography, paintings, metal work, ceramics and sculpture, according to John Handley, director of galleries at SFA.

"SFA is fortunate to have such a talented group of working artists creating in such a wide array of styles and media," Handley said. "This exhibition is our annual chance to show off and highlight our talented artists."
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