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This Week's Calendar

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

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

Tuesday, Sept. 9
SFA women's golf
Texas A&M Mo'morial Invitational
Bryan, Texas




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News & Announcements

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature plant sale preview

The SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches.

SFA Gardens horticulturists Dawn Stover and Greg Grant will present "A Plant Preview of the Upcoming Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale." Their combined program will present information and images of many of the new, popular and more unusual plants available at the upcoming sale.

The annual Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center. A wide variety of hard-to-find, "Texas tough" plants will be available, including Texas natives, heirlooms, tropicals, perennials, shrubs, trees, and exclusive Grant and SFA introductions. Most of the plants are extensively trialed in the gardens before being offered to the public, and most are produced by SFA Gardens staff and volunteers.
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SFA to present Pi Kappa Lambda scholarship concert

The SFA School of Music will present the Pi Kappa Lambda Annual Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

The concert will feature faculty from all areas of the SFA School of Music in an extravaganza fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, which presents a scholarship each year to the sophomore music major with the highest grade-point average.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.

SFA Gardens to host fall plant sale

SFA Gardens will host its annual Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

A wide variety of hard-to-find, “Texas tough” plants will be available, including Texas natives, heirlooms, tropicals, perennials, shrubs, trees, and exclusive Greg Grant and SFA introductions. Most of the plants are extensively trialed in the gardens before being offered to the public, and most are produced by the SFA Gardens staff and volunteers. 

This popular event benefits the SFA Mast Arboretum, Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, Gayla Mize Garden and educational programs hosted at the gardens. 

The educational programs at SFA Gardens reach more than 15,000 students ages 1 to 100 on a yearly basis.  

The public is encouraged to arrive early and bring a wagon. For more information, call (936) 468-4404 or visit www.sfagardens.sfasu.edu two weeks before the sale for a list of available plants.

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

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!

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.

Complete your first 5K with SFA's Running 101

Registration for Campus Recreation’s Running 101 Course has been extended through Sept. 9.

The course meets every Tuesday leading up to the 2014 Lumberjack Homecoming 5K.

The cost for the course is $15, but participants can get $10 off when they present a copy of their Homecoming 5K Registration form.

AAUW membership meeting ser for next week

The Nacogdoches branch of the American Association of University Women will hold a membership tea meeting next week at the home of Merilyn Walton, 2220 E. Starr Ave.

The meeting is scheduled from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Tuesday Sept. 9, and people interested in learning more about the local branch and national organization are encouraged to attend.
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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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Volleyball team heads to South Dakota State

The SFA Ladyjack volleyball team, after its brief return to Nacogdoches for the home opener on Monday, embarks on its second away tournament, heading to Brookings, South Dakota State, for matches against South Dakota State, Valparaiso and UMKC, as part of the Jackrabbits Invitational.

The Ladyjacks will face host SDSU in a noon match on Friday, before following with a 5 p.m. tilt with Valpo inside Frost Arena. SFA will then follow with another noon match on Saturday, facing UMKC in its final match of the tournament.
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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.

SFA to screen 'In the Realms of the Unreal'

The SFA School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "In the Realms of the Unreal" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Directed by Jessica Yu, "In the Realms of the Unreal" is described as "an innovative masterpiece that literally gives wings to one man's singular vision of an imaginary world," according to information at linked textwww.rottentomatoes.com.

An obscure janitor, outsider artist Henry Darger lived a reclusive life and died alone in a Catholic mission in 1973. For more than 60 years, he created a massive literary and graphic body of work, including "The Realms of the Unreal," a 15,000-page novel with hundreds of paintings that recounts the wars between nations on an enormous unnamed planet, according to the website. His work was discovered posthumously.
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The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse to perform at SFA

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse in concert at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

For more than 15 years, The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse have captivated and excited audiences with their musicianship, technique and comical repartee, according to Charles Gavin, professor of horn and chamber music at SFA. Over the years, The Hornsmen have performed throughout the United States for audiences at the symphony, college campuses, horn workshops, churches, arts festivals, public schools and other venues.
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