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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.

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

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

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

Volleyball vs. University of Arkansas at Little Rock
6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 10
Soccer vs. University of Texas at El Paso
1 p.m.
El Paso




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News & Announcements

SFA mourns the loss of student Addison Neal

The SFA community mourns the loss of student Addison Neal from Van, Texas, who passed away Wednesday, Sept. 6. Neal was pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in biology.

In his memory, the flag at the Vista Drive entrance will be flown at half-staff today.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at First Baptist Church of Van.

More information is available here.

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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Faculty Senate holds its first meeting

The SFA Faculty Senate is holding its first meeting of the academic year at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Math Building, Room 101.

Guest speakers include David Alders, chair of the Board of Regents, and representatives from the University Research Council. Visitors are welcome to observe the meeting.

For more information about the Faculty Senate, visit sfasu.edu/facsenate.

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.

“Home for the holidays” packets now available

Students and faculty and staff members may pick up a “home for the holidays” packet in the Office of Admissions, located in the Rusk Building, Room 206.

Packets are used to recruit students. Prospective students complete a referral card and are then entered into the recruitment data base to receive print and electronic information. High school freshmen and students attending a community college are encouraged to complete the card and return it to SFA. SFA brochures and a mini pennant are included in the packet.

Remember to refer family and friends when you are “home for the holidays!"

Noche De Gala to celebrate Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting Noche De Gala to celebrate Hispanic-Latinx Heritage Month from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Regents’ Suite A.

Keynote speaker Michele Siqueiros, president of The Campaign for College Opportunity, will discuss the importance of learning and appreciating one’s culture as it relates to college access. Siqueiros also will highlight issues affecting the larger Latinx community while motivating students to pursue their education and goals.
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Football hosts Southern Utah University in 2017 home opener tomorrow

SFA's football team will play its 2017 home opener tomorrow, 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.
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SFA Athletics' Buckets for Building

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 today and tomorrow 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 today and tomorrow or to SFA football's home opener at 6 p.m. tomorrow against Southern Utah University.
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Fine Arts

Taylor 2 dance performance opens SFA’s University Series

SFA’s College of Fine Arts will open its 2017-18 University Series with a performance of New York City-based dance company Taylor 2 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in Turner Auditorium on campus.

A younger sibling to the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Taylor 2 brings the work of the modern dance world’s leading choreographer to life for audiences of all backgrounds. 

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for non-SFA students/youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3. For more information or for tickets, click here, stop by the Box Office in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, Room 211, or call (936) 468-6407 or(888) 240-ARTS.
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Alazan Trio to perform works of Schumann, Brahms tonight

The Alazan Trio at SFA will perform romantic piano trios when the faculty ensemble presents a recital at 7:30 p.m. tonight 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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For many, breakfast isn’t the most important “meal” of the day — coffee is. In fact, more than 50 percent of Americans over the age of 18 drink coffee every day.

Over the years, doctors have warned that coffee may be hard on the body, yet people have remained devoted to the drink. Luckily for them, research is showing that coffee may have positive effects on the body after all. It is shown to reduce stress, improve brain function and make you feel happier.

To pour over reasons drinking coffee is good for you, click here.

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