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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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Alumni and students serve hundreds of patients in Guatemala

Four SFA alumni working in health-care-related fields joined with two SFA dietetic intern graduate students this summer to provide care to more than 400 patients in Guatemala.

SFA dietetic interns Brandi Gouldthorpe of Tyler and Leslie Rowe of Gladewater worked alongside SFA alumni Leslie Goudarzi and Hannah Dunahoe, registered dietitians; Dr. Tedd Mitchell, president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and internist; and Dr. Ben Mack, general surgeon in Longview, to help those in need.

The group spent a week interviewing patients, recording medical histories, collecting vital information, screening patients for hypertension and analyzing anthropometric measurements, which were used to educate patients on risk factors and disease processes.
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Faculty members examine education system in Cuba

A recent trip to Cuba by two SFA faculty members in the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership made it possible for them to study Cuba’s educational system and culture through Educational Leaders Without Borders, an organization advocating universal education.

Drs. Barbara Qualls, assistant professor and leadership program coordinator at SFA, and Pauline Sampson, professor and coordinator of SFA’s superintendent certification program, traveled with a group and met with various educational leaders in Cuba to discuss institutional differences between the two countries.
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Part-Time Job, Volunteer and Internship Expo scheduled for today

Each year, the Center for Career and Professional Development hosts the Part-Time Job, Volunteer and Internship Expo during Weeks of Welcome. Many of the attending students are interested in gaining on-campus employment, and this event is a great avenue for SFA departments to fill vacant student worker or internship positions.   
 
This year’s expo will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Regents' Suites A and B.

Registration for SFA departments is free for this event. For more information or to register, contact Brandi Derouen, CCPD assistant director, at derouenb@sfasu.edu.


SFA Alumni Association presents 2017 Alumni Awards

The SFA Alumni Association will honor six alumni during its annual awards banquet beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at The Fredonia Hotel in Nacogdoches.

The Alumni Association awards its highest honors to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their professions and the community and who advance the goals and values of SFA.

The association named the following as its recipients of the 2017 Alumni Awards: James Dickerson, Steve McCarty and Dr. Walter “Mike” Robertson, Distinguished Alumni; Julie Woods, Outstanding Young Alumni; Sydni Mitchell, Lumberjack Pride Award; and Dr. Michael Tkacik, Distinguished Professor.

For more information, contact Jennifer Sowell, assistant to the executive director, at (936) 468-3407 or sowelljm1@sfasu.edu.
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Blood drive scheduled for tomorrow

Almost 200 donors participated in a blood drive last week at SFA to benefit people impacted as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Due to overwhelming response, a second blood drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow.

The mobile blood drive unit will be stationed between the Baker Pattillo Student Center and Kennedy Auditorium.

For more information about SFA’s relief efforts for individuals impacted by recent storms, call (936) 468-2605 or visit sfasu.edu/harvey

Athletics

SFA Athletics' Buckets for Building scheduled for this weekend

The SFA Department of Athletics has announced an initiative designed to assist in the massive rebuilding and clean-up effort throughout Southeast Texas on the heels of Hurricane Harvey's decimation of the area.

SFA Athletics is inviting fans to participate in its Buckets for Building initiative set to take place this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8-9, at various SFA games and matches around campus.

Fans are encouraged to bring either a five-gallon bucket filled with work and repair items or an indoor cleaning bucket filled with cleaning supplies to the Holiday Inn Express SFA Volleyball Invitational inside Shelton Gym Friday and Saturday or to SFA football's home opener at 6 p.m. Saturday against Southern Utah University.
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Fine Arts

Alazan Trio to perform works of Schumann, Brahms

The Alazan Trio at SFA will perform romantic piano trios when the faculty ensemble presents a recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Comprising School of Music faculty members Jennifer Dalmas, violin; Evgeni Raychev, cello; and Ron Petti, piano, the trio will perform the music of German composers Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

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 click here.
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