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Friday, Sept. 8
"The Cowboy Astronomer"
7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium

Soccer at New Mexico State University
4 p.m.
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Volleyball vs. Texas Southern University
1:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Volleyball vs. University of Tulsa
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Saturday, Sept. 9
Football vs. Southern Utah University
6 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Volleyball vs. Colgate University
1:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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Dr. Robert Selden Jr.

Research associate for the Center for Regional Heritage Research

While presenting at a workshop in New Orleans, Selden had the opportunity to scan Louis Armstrong's first cornet.

Armstrong played this cornet as an adolescent at the Colored Waif's Home. In 1962, Manuella Jones, widow of the home's superintendent, donated the horn to the New Orleans Jazz Club's museum. During Armstrong's 1965 visit, he identified the cornet by the grooves he had cut into the mouthpiece.

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SFA interior design program partnering with Houston Community College to aid in hurricane relief

SFA’s interior design program is partnering with Houston Community College to collect supplies for students in HCC’s interior design program who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Items needed include architect’s scales, technigraph lead holders, lead pointers, ink pens, erasers, drafting brushes, drafting tape and dots, grid paper, templates and more. Barnes and Noble gift cards also are being accepted in order to purchase textbooks. For a complete list of items, click here.

Those who would like to donate can bring items to the Human Sciences South Building on the SFA campus. SFA will make its first donation delivery to HCC Sept. 14.

For more information, contact Sally Swearingen, SFA associate professor, at sswearingen@sfasu.edu.
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SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Oregon horticulturist, George Hull

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.

George Edward Hull, horticulturist from Portland, Oregon, will present “From Over the Top to Down Under: Adventures in Horticulture.”

For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Newly remodeled and expanded Chick-fil-A reopens on campus

Chick-fil-A reopened yesterday after a full expansion and remodel this summer.

The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce will take place at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

The celebration will include free samples, prizes such as Chick-fil-A coupons, photo opportunities with the famous Chick-fil-A cow, music and more.

Advertise in The Pine Log

With the start of the fall semester, The Pine Log would like to remind faculty and staff members of a unique opportunity to advertise programs and activities to the SFA community. The Pine Log offers competitive rates as well as discounts for on-campus clients.

Advertising in The Pine Log is a smart business decision for any department or program wanting to reach out to SFA students and faculty and staff members. Investments in the publication also pay big dividends for SFA students who are gaining important real-world skills while working in SFA student media.

To inquire about advertising opportunities, call (936) 468-4703, or click here to view the 2017-18 rate cards.

Faculty and Staff Breakfast to be held tomorrow

The first SFA Faculty and Staff Breakfast of the fall semester will be 7 to 9 a.m. tomorrow in the East College Dining Hall. Help spread the word about this event, and invite your SFA colleagues to join.

For $3, SFA 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 newly formed 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 SFA social networking, please “like” the SFA Faculty/Staff Lounge Facebook page.

Athletics

Boone named SFA's director of athletic development

SFA’s Department of Athletics named Tyler Boone its director of athletic development. Boone returns to his home state following a two-year term as the athletic development coordinator at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Bowling’s Stephanie Schwartz claims gold medals

SFA’s bowling team has yet to compete in the 2017-18 school year, but that has not stopped senior Stephanie Schwartz from making an impression.

The three-time National Tenpin Coaches Association All-American First-Team selection is one of four bowlers from the U.S. representing her home country this week at the 2017 Pan American Bowling Confederation Youth Championships at the Bol Obispado in Monterrey, Mexico.
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First 2017 fall athletics luncheon scheduled for today

SFA’s Department of Athletics' first 2017 fall luncheon, sponsored by Commercial Bank of Texas, will take place at noon today in the Champions Room of the Field House. Luncheons will continue Mondays throughout the fall.

The cost is $12 per person and includes a meal, dessert and drink. Tickets can be purchased on-site prior to each luncheon.

Before each luncheon, a press conference with all fall sport head coaches will be held at 11:15 a.m. in the William B. Lawton Room of the Field House.
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What may look like tree graffiti is actually Mother Nature at work.

The eucalyptus deglupta, or rainbow tree, brings meaning to the adage “art imitates life.” Throughout the year, the tree sheds its bark in patches, and in the process, transforms into a technicolor dream. Click here to read more.

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