This Week's Calendar
Friday, Sept. 8
"The Cowboy Astronomer"
Math Building Planetarium
Soccer at New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Volleyball vs. Texas Southern University
Volleyball vs. University of Tulsa
Saturday, Sept. 9
Football vs. Southern Utah University
Volleyball vs. Colgate University
Volleyball vs. University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Sunday, Sept. 10
Soccer vs. University of Texas at El Paso
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News & Announcements
Veterans Resource Center hosting Patriot Day Remembrance Breakfast
SFA’s Veterans Resource Center is hosting a Patriot Day Remembrance Breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 1.102.
All students and faculty and staff members are invited to attend this event in observance of Sept. 11, 2001. There will be a memorial book in the center for those who want to write anything about the day or how it has affected their lives. This also is an opportunity to socialize and meet SFA student veterans.
Newly remodeled and expanded Chick-fil-A reopens on campus
Chick-fil-A held its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Nacogdoches Chamber of Commerce yesterday in the Baker Pattillo Student Center. SFA Dining and Chick-fil-A invite all to "Eat Mor Chickn."
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SFA student spends summer north of the Arctic Circle
When Kyle Vyers said the location of his summer internship was remote, he did not exaggerate. Vyers, an SFA forestry wildlife management student within the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, spent six weeks at Tjuonajokk, a Swedish fishing camp accessible only by helicopter or hydroplane.
Despite the camp’s remote location 120 miles inside the Arctic Circle, anglers from around the world flock to the camp to indulge in world-class fly-fishing and breathtaking mountain vistas.
While Vyers had the opportunity to fish, his primary focus was the daily operation of the camp, which included tasks that ranged from cleaning to construction.
SFA hosts Southern Utah University in 2017 home opener Saturday
SFA's football team will play its 2017 home opener Saturday, Sept. 9, presented by BancorpSouth.
The Lumberjacks will host Southern Utah University out of the Big Sky Conference at 6 p.m. in Homer Bryce Stadium. It will be SFA's final non-conference tilt before heading into Southland Conference play next weekend.
Serving as the front end of back-to-back home games, Saturday's contest will be the first of three night games played inside the stadium this season.
Soccer team embarks on final non-conference road trip with pair of weekend matches
In what has become a familiar scenario to start the 2017 campaign, the SFA soccer team will hit the road to face two more non-conference opponents this weekend. The Jacks first head to Las Cruces, New Mexico, for a matchup with the New Mexico State University Aggies of the Western Athletic Conference at 7 p.m. tomorrow before traveling to face the University of Texas at El Paso Sunday afternoon.
Guest percussionist Hamilton to perform at SFA
Percussionist and composer Sean Hamilton will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the School of Music’s Calliope Concert Series.
The program is entitled “LOCI” and is comprised of a single evening-length composition for solo drum set and electronics. “LOCI” is one work from a series of pieces for this instrumentation that are written to explore the symbiotic possibilities of acoustic and electronic sound in an improvised setting, according to Hamilton, who began working on these pieces in 2015 and has performed them throughout the U.S. and in the United Kingdom.
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 www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
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. tomorrow night 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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Blankets are, for the most part, universal to humans during sleep, at least in the modern day. The need for blankets takes on two components: a behavioral and a physiological one. Body temperature, serotonin levels and conditioning are all factors that contribute to the need for sleeping under blankets.
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