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Thursday, Oct. 12
Volleyball at University of the Incarnate Word
7 p.m.
San Antonio

Friday, Oct. 13
Cross-country at the University of Alabama's Crimson Classic
All day
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Soccer vs. Southeastern Louisiana University
7 p.m.

Tennis at five-day Intercollegiate Tennis Association Texas Regionals
All day
Fort Worth

Saturday, Oct. 14
Football at the University of Central Arkansas
6 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas

Volleyball at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
1 p.m.
Corpus Christi

Sunday, Oct. 15
Soccer vs. Nicholls State University
1 p.m.




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News & Announcements

Orientation Programs to host Town Hall meeting

Orientation Programs invites faculty and staff members to a Town Hall meeting to discuss development of the Lumberjack Orientation schedule for summer 2018. The meeting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.201.

Faculty and staff members will hear about the program's needs assessment and outcomes, have a first glance at new schedule options and will have the opportunity to provide feedback.

For more information, contact Jamal Smith, director of Orientation Programs, at smithjd4@sfasu.edu.

Interior design students help plan station for Douglass Volunteer Fire Department

Approximately 60 interior design students recently participated in a Charrette, an intense design period, to help plan and design a new fire station for the Douglass Volunteer Fire Department.

During this three-day period, eight teams of interior design students of various classifications engaged in every phase of the design process. Students visited the site in Douglass to obtain measurements and sketch the location. Douglass fire department personnel were on hand to answer questions.

Each year as a volunteer service to the community, SFA's interior design department participates in a similar project.
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Kinesiology students, athletics department partner for ‘Be The Match’ marrow donor drive

SFA students enrolled in entry-level kinesiology courses partnered with SFA’s athletics department and student-athletes to host a Be The Match National Marrow Donor Program community drive on the university campus.

During a four-day period, SFA had 257 people sign up to become donors, and students logged more than 186 volunteer hours.

For more information on Be The Match, visit bethematch.org.
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Rusche College of Business to host Evening with Executives tonight

SFA’s Rusche College of Business will present an Evening with Executives featuring Kelley B. Hall, Bank of America’s senior vice president, at 6 p.m. tonight, in the McGee Business Building, Room 133.

Hall will discuss “Building your Brand” and the relationship between your brand and success. He also will participate in a question-and-answer session.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students of this opportunity.

Strategic Plan Strategy Update Session scheduled for Thursday

Members of the SFA community are invited to attend the Strategic Plan Strategy Update Session scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Regents' Suite A.

In these sessions, Strategic Plan working groups will make a short presentation detailing their progress and recommendations, followed by audience questions, comments and discussion.

Topics will include co-curricular innovations, teaching and learning advancement, and affordability and student debt: financial literacy.

Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Moore Farms Botanical Gardens’ education and events manager

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Rebecca Turk, education and events manager for Moore Farms Botanical Gardens in Lake City, South Carolina, will present “Moore Farms Botanical Garden: A Germinating Success from Concept and Collections to Programs.”

The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month and includes a rare-plant raffle after the program.

For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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SFA Homecoming

Homecoming T-shirts now available

The 2017 SFA homecoming T-shirts are now available for $20 at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, the Baker Pattillo Student Center Information Desk and in the Traditions Council Office, located in the BPSC, Room 1.204.

Office of Multicultural Affairs and Greek Life to host Homecoming Step Show

The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Greek Life are presenting a Homecoming Step Show hosted by Nick “Mr. Bankshot” Banks at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Johnson Coliseum.

Presale tickets are now available for $5 through Oct. 14 at the Baker Pattillo Student Center Information Desk. From Oct. 15 through 18, tickets are $8 for students and $10 for faculty, staff and community members. Tickets will be $15 at the door.

For more information, email oma@sfasu.edu.

Fine Arts

The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet promises fun concert program

The dynamic and creative Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet will present “A Broken Anthology of Western Music” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in Cole Concert Hall.

The quartet is an artist-run creative project by bassoonists Brittany Harrington-Smith, Yuki Katayama, Kara LaMoure and Lauren Yu Ziemba. Their repertoire disregards genre, with favorites from the worlds of classical, pop, jazz, soundtrack and folk music adapted for the ensemble by its members.

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 finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Wind Ensemble to perform music of Grammy Award-winning Daugherty

SFA’s Wind Ensemble will perform a concert featuring the music of American composer Michael Daugherty at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in Turner Auditorium.

A Grammy Award winner, Daugherty is professor of composition at the University of Michigan. Daugherty will be at SFA for the concert and to speak to classes.

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 finearts.sfasu.edu.
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A new exhibit in New York’s American Museum of Natural History takes visitors on an interactive, visual tour of food as sustenance, entertainment, ritual and more in the “Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture.”

At each “stop” on the virtual tour, you’ll see part of the exhibit and a fact related to the image. For example, did you know people in Japan grow watermelons in glass cubes to force the fruit to grow in a cubic form?

Hungry for more? Click here to take the virtual tour.

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