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This Week's Calendar

Saturday, Sept. 12
SFA football vs. Texas Christian University
2:30 p.m.
Fort Worth

Saturday, Sept. 19
Parent's Day

SFA football vs. McNeese State University
6 p.m.
Homer Bryce Stadium

Saturday, Sept. 26
SFA football vs. Abilene Christian University
2:30 p.m.
Abilene, Texas

Saturday, Oct. 3
Battle of the Piney Woods
3 p.m.
Houston, NRG Stadium




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News & Announcements

Faculty Senate to meet today

The SFA Faculty Senate will meet at 2:30 p.m. today in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 2.201. Topics of discussion will include SFA Envisioned, academic affairs policy review, space utilization and scheduling, and joint resolution for a tobacco-free campus. All faculty members are invited to attend.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature fall plant sale preview

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 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 provide important information and images of the various special, popular and unusual plants available at the sale.

The annual fall sale will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center. The sale will feature a wide variety of hard-to-find, "Texas-tough" plants, including Texas natives, heirlooms, tropicals, perennials, shrubs, trees and exclusive SFA introductions. Most of the featured plants are produced by staff members and volunteers of the SFA Gardens.
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Early Childhood Laboratory to host immunization clinic

The Early Childhood Laboratory will partner with Walgreens Pharmacy to host an immunization clinic at the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17.  Walk-ins are welcome and SFA's United Healthcare does cover the flu shot with no co-pay. There also will be vouchers available for free flu shots.

To register to receive additional immunizations offered, please stop by the ECHL office, submit a copy of the front of your health insurance card, complete the Walgreens Administration Record form and sign up for a time. Walgreens will run insurance prior to Sept. 17. Any fees assessed with be due upon administration.

Pre-registered persons may receive any of the following adult immunizations:
Tdap (Tetnus, Diphtheria, Pertussis)
MMR (Measels, Mumps, Rubella)
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B

Campus Recreation

Employee wellness fall programming schedule

SFA employee wellness will continue to offer six free fitness classes throughout the fall semester. Please visit here for a copy of the fall schedule.

Don't forget every Friday is Free Faculty Friday at the Rec. Bring your SFA ID to the welcome desk for free admission.      

For any questions, please contact Jessica Waguespack at (936) 468-6056.


SFA faces second-ranked TCU in Fort Worth Saturday

SFA will head to the DFW Metroplex for arguably one of the most challenging games in program history. The Lumberjacks square off with second-ranked Football Bowl Subdivision powerhouse Texas Christian University at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth. This marks the third-straight season SFA will travel to a Big 12 opponent.

Saturday’s game at TCU will be aired nationally on FOXSports1. Joe Davis (play-by-play) and Brady Quinn (color) will handle the call in the booth with Kris Budden serving as the sideline reporter. Rob Meyers will once again handle the radio call for the Lumberjacks airing live on Q107.7 FM and online at Q1077.com. Live stats are available at GoFrogs.com with in-game updates available on Twitter @SFA_Football. To locate this channel on your cable provider, visit FoxSports.com
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Reed's career round leads SFA in Kansas

A strong final round gave SFA golfers something to build on as the Ladyjacks finished 11th at the 2015 Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational. SFA posted an 18-over 306 in round three, finishing the 54-hole event with a 90-over 954.

SFA was led by a strong performance from senior Sydney Reed who posted a career-best even-par 72 en route to a 14-over 230. After the opening round 77, the San Antonio native posted a 9-over 81 in round two before the even-par 72. She finished tied 24th overall.
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Little Kickers Program to begin Monday, Sept. 14

SFA Soccer's fall 2015 Little Kickers Program will begin Monday, Sept. 14, and run for six Mondays ending on Monday, Oct. 19.

Little Kickers is open to boys and girls from 3 to 5 years of age. Coaching is provided by SFA's coaching staff members and players. To register visit sfasoccer.com or call (936) 468-1006 for more information.

Fine Arts

Daniel, Frields exhibition showing at Cole Art Center

Along with the opening of the SFA School of Art Faculty Exhibition on Thursday, Sept. 10, in Cole Art Center, there will be the opening of a show in memory of two former SFA faculty member artists.

"In Memory of Two Former SFA Art Professors: John Daniel & Gary Frields" opens at 6 p.m. in the Reception Gallery in The Cole Art Center at The Old Opera House. Also opening that night is a show by Shaun Roberts, assistant professor of painting at SFA.

The Daniel show includes digital drawings, prints and mixed media, while the Frields exhibition features digital drawings, traditional drawings and mixed media sculpture. Daniel taught art at SFA for 38 years, and Frields taught for 26 years.
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Bassist Rusev to perform at SFA

Ilko Rusev, principal bassist of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Medellin and professor at the University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia, will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of SFA.

The program will include virtuosic compositions by the romantic composer Giovanni Bottesini and will feature the beloved "Arpeggione" sonata by Franz Schubert.

The performance is part of the Cole Performing Arts Series of the SFA School of Music.
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Allen, Petti to present collaborative program

Dr. Fred J. Allen, director of bands at SFA, and Ron Petti, director of accompanying, will present a recital of music for piano, flute and clarinet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The performance is part of the Cole Performing Arts Series of the SFA School of Music. Featured pieces will be "Arabesque No. 1" by Claude Debussy, "Fantaisie for Flute and Piano" by Gabriel Fauré and "Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano" by Malcolm Arnold.

"This is not my usual role at SFA," Allen said of the performance. "Usually, I am conducting or teaching, but I miss performing as I did in my younger years." Prior to teaching at SFA, Allen had performed professionally as a woodwind doubler in shows at Opryland USA, for the Ringling Brothers Circus and for more than 40 musicals and operas. In addition, he was formerly principal clarinet in the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra and piccoloist in the Abilene Philharmonic.
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University Series to open new season with Sonali Skandan dance group

SFA's College of Fine Arts continues its tradition of bringing professional artists to East Texas, opening the 2015-16 University Series with Sonali Skandan and Company at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Sonali Skandan and Jiva Dance Company presents compelling and dynamic works based on the timeless idiom of Bharatanatyam. Jiva Dance sees the importance of preserving and promoting the traditional arts, yet also understands the need to incorporate innovative techniques to reach diverse audiences, according to John W. Goodall, associate dean for the College of Fine Arts.

"This company is comprised of exceptionally talented dancers all trained in the traditional and classic dance form of South India," Goodall said. "The company has performed at notable venues to tremendous audience acclaim. The repertoire ranges from highly traditional solo works to more versatile group items that highlight the evolving nature of the dance form."
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For most of us, the only real reason to think about the weather is to plan for the weekend, or decide whether to put the sprinkler out on the lawn. Thankfully, there are photographers, scientists and weather aficionados who create a body of remarkable work to remind us that what's happening in the sky above is awesomely terrifying and beautiful at the same time.

Check out these three short time-lapse videos of incredible weather shot by top-notch photographers: Edge of Stability, by Jeff Boyce and Stormscapes one and two by Nicolaus Wegner.

Be sure to enjoy the storms expected to roll across East Texas this week!

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