This Week's Calendar
Friday, Sept. 9
SFA Planetarium "Mars Quest"
Math Planetarium Building
SFA cross country at Justin Cooper Rice Invitational
SFA soccer vs. Texas State University
SFA volleyball vs. Oral Roberts University
SFA volleyball vs. Texas Tech University
Saturday, Sept. 10
SFA football vs. University of West Alabama
Homer Bryce Stadium
SFA volleyball vs. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
SFA women's golf at South Alabama Intercollegiate
Sunday, Sept. 11
SFA soccer vs. University of Texas at El Paso
SFA Soccer Field
SFA women's golf at University of South Alabama Intercollegiate
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Fred J. AllenDirector of bands
Allen completed a nine-day teaching trip in Tasmania, Australia, this past summer where he rehearsed bands, taught conducting, composition lessons, and flute and clarinet classes. In addition, he gave a guest lecture, "Composers Who Wrote for Band," before the Musicological Society of Australia, Tasmania Chapter.
He visited Tasmania in 2012 on behalf of SFA to continue developing the partnership between SFA’s School of Music and the Conservatorium of Music in Hobart. SFA's School of Music has had an exchange student agreement with the Conservatorium in Hobart for five years.
News & Announcements
Retirement reception for human resources director of 20 years to take place next week
A retirement reception honoring Glenda Herrington, director of human resources, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Regents' Suite A of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.
SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature director of the Baker Arboretum tonight
SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. tonight in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. Dr. Martin Stone, director of the Baker Arboretum at Western Kentucky University, will present “The Evil House of Roses: Why Josephine Bonaparte is Alive in Your Garden.”
The Baker Arboretum specializes in conifers and was recently recognized as an American Conifer Society Reference Garden.
SFA softball head coach Dickson welcomes new signees to team
SFA softball head coach Nicole Dickson has brought several transfer students from her previous head coaching position at Tyler Junior College, where she led the Apaches to two conference championships and two National Junior College Athletic Association Division I National Tournament appearances.
Coach Dickson and assistant coaches Audrey Farfan and Keith Stein have worked hard to recruit an all-star line-up for the 2017 season.
SFA faculty art exhibition opens with reception tonight
SFA's annual School of Art Faculty Exhibition at SFA, featuring a separate show by Jeffie Brewer, assistant professor of sculpture and drawing, will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
Admission to the exhibition, which is sponsored in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts, Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum, is free. Gallery hours are from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
SFA to screen ‘Tracks’ documentary tomorrow
The SFA School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “Tracks” at 7 p.m. tomorrow in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
The film, directed by John Curran, tells the true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who in 1977 undertook a solo trek across 1,700 miles of Australian outback. A chance meeting with National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan provides her with the necessary financing for her expedition under the condition that he be allowed to photograph parts of her journey for the magazine. With only her dog and four unpredictable camels for company, she embarks on an inspiring and life-changing journey of self-discovery, according to imbd.com.
Maule, Simmons to take the stage together again for fundraiser tomorrow
Spontaneity will be at the heart of an upcoming performance by local acting favorites Brad Maule and Rhonda Plymate Simmons when they take the stage together again for the SFA’s Friends of Theatre upcoming fundraiser.
Working together for the first time since the School of Theatre’s production of “August: Osage County,” Maule and Simmons will perform a staged reading of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Event proceeds will provide scholarship opportunities for theatre students.
Tickets for the reading are $25 for adults and seniors and $7.50 for students. For tickets or more information, visit theatre.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Turner Auditorium is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.
From the Baltimore Ravens to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, there’s a wide variety of NFL team names in America. Have you ever wondered how all those names, such as Chiefs, Dolphins and Jets, came to exist?
A Mental Floss article provides the origins of all 32 NFL team names and histories.