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This Week's Calendar

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

Wednesday, Sept. 10
SFA volleyball vs. University of Louisiana-Monroe
6:30 p.m. 

SFA women's golf
Texas A&M Mo-morial Invitational
Bryan, Texas

Friday, Sept. 12
Alumni Awards Dinner
Baker Pattillo Student Center
6 p.m.

SFA volleyball vs. University of New Orleans
Ruston, Louisiana
5 p.m. 

SFA women's soccer vs. Louisiana-Monroe
Monroe, Louisiana
4 p.m.




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News & Announcements

International Friendship Program unites students, faculty and staff members with international students

If you like to meet new people and learn about other parts of the world, the Office of International Programs offers the International Friendship Program.

A student, faculty/staff member or community member is matched with one or two international students. You are free to arrange a meeting once or twice a month for coffee, games, American celebrations or other activities. Some activities may be organized for all participants.

The program opens interaction between local community and international students and provides opportunities for cultural exchange and lifelong friendships. If you are interested in “hosting” an international student, please fill out an application form. The deadline is Monday, Sept. 8.

For more information, call (936) 468-1779 or email feltso@sfasu.edu.

LiveText for core assessment to begin fall 2014

LiveText will collect student work samples for assessment of the general education core curriculum beginning with the collection of student work for written communication skills and written and visual communication skills in fall 2014. Students will upload their work into LiveText through D2L, and a sample will be assessed by a faculty assessment team in spring 2015. 

Training will be conducted Tuesday, Sept. 9, in one-hour sessions. Five sessions are scheduled and available for registration through myTraining.

Please register here for one of the training sessions. You will receive a separate email with information on how to register your LiveText account. Please register your account before your training session. If you do not receive the email asking you to register your account before the class, please contact Jennifer Stringfield at ext. 1267.

Contact Dr. Larry King at ext. 1260 with questions about the core assessment schedule at lking@sfasu.edu. Questions about LiveText should be directed to Jennifer Stringfield at ext. 1267 or jstringfield@sfasu.edu.

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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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.

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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Johnson, SFA run over Incarnate Word, 38-3

Gus Johnson had a record-breaking night, rushing over Incarnate Word as SFA rolled to a 38-3 victory Saturday night at Homer Bryce Stadium.

The senior set a new personal-best with 252 rushing yards on 25 carries, notching the second-best single-game rushing performance in school history. Johnson also found the end zone four times, tying a program record while becoming SFA’s all-time career rushing touchdown leader. The Gilmer native has recorded 33 touchdowns in his career, surpassing Leonard Harris (1992-95) as the 'Jacks' scoring king and earning the game ball from head coach Clint Conque.

It was part of a 558-yard performance for the Lumberjacks, including 373 yards on the ground. In addition to Johnson’s output, Zach Conque carried seven times for 44 yards while Fred Ford notched six carries for 35 yards.
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SFA soccer squares off with LSU tonight

The SFA Ladyjack soccer team, after a week of rest, will head to LSU for a 6 p.m. match at the LSU Soccer Stadium on Monday night.

"With the week off, we’ve been able to get a couple players back from injury that we did not have the last three games,” head coach Wally Crittenden said. “I’m excited to see them come back into the lineup and to continue to work them into what we are doing. It is going to be a lot of fun going down to LSU. They will demand our best, just as we will demand theirs. This is a very exciting trip, and there is no doubt we will be ready for it.”
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SFA falls 3-1 to close Jackrabbit Invitational

Senior Jill Ivy recorded a season-high and match-high 19 kills in a double-double performance, but the SFA women’s volleyball team fell 3-1 (25-21, 22-25, 21-25, 21-25) to UMKC on Saturday afternoon to close its time at the Jackrabbit Invitational in Frost Arena.

Ivy highlighted SFA (2-5), picking up her third double-double of the season with 19 kills and 10 digs across four sets with the Kangaroos (4-2), being named to the all-tournament team at the conclusion of the tournament. The Katy native was one of two Ladyjacks to record double-figure kills, as sophomore Justice Walker picked up 10.

The 6-2 offense again saw equal distribution between setters Paige Holland and Shannon Connell. The tandem recorded 25 and 22 assists, respectively, as Connell finished one off a double-double with nine digs.
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Fine Arts

Tickets still available for University Series opening performance

Tickets are still available for Eugenia Zukerman and Friends, the opening performance of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' 2014-2015 University Series "Connect."

The new collaboration of flutist Zukerman and fellow musicians Milana Strezeva on piano, Sophie Shao on cello and Hye-Jin Kim on violin is slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Prior to the concert, there will be a 7 p.m. informative talk about the artists and their music to be presented by Dr. Christina Guenther, associate professor of flute at SFA, in Griffith Gallery located across the hall from Turner Auditorium. The audience is invited back to the gallery for a post-performance reception to meet the performers and to honor the event's corporate sponsor, Cataract, Glaucoma & Retina Consultants of East Texas/Benchmark Optical.
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Esteemed flutist Gariazzo to perform at SFA

SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will open this season's Cole Performing Arts Series with a guest flute performance by Dr. Mariana Gariazzo at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Gariazzo is an instructional assistant professor at Texas A&M University where she teaches flute, music in world culture, musicianship and small ensemble classes. Her performance at SFA is a solo recital featuring compositions for alto and bass flute. The selection of works illustrates composers' increased interest at the turn of the century in exploring the expressive potential of the lower flutes, she said.

"These works draw on the sensual and robust timbral characteristics of low flutes, pairing color with revealing technical virtuosity," Gariazzo said. "It is a journey of timbres and musical conceptions that makes us wonder about the real boundaries of sound, expression and music itself."
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Step outside tonight, and you'll catch the last full moon of fall.

The harvest moon, so called because it historically provided "several nights of dusk-until-dawn moonlight around the time the crops are being gathered from the fields" is the last one before the fall equinox, which falls on Sept. 23.

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