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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.
Nacogdoches

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.
Nacogdoches


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School of Honors and Office of Academic Affairs to sponsor Wisely Fellowship

The School of Honors and the Office of Academic Affairs are sponsoring the Wisely Fellowship during the 2018-19 academic year.

The Wisely Fellowship is a one-year position. The Fellow will spend the fall semester building relationships with honors students through programming then offer a spring semester core course uniquely designed for honors students.

Wisely Fellowship 2018-19 course proposals and electronic applications are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.

For more information, see the Wisely Fellow website, or contact Dr. Michael Tkacik, director of the School of Honors, at mtkacik@sfasu.edu.

Office of Multicultural Affairs to host Consciousness Speaker Series

The Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Consciousness Speaker Series begins with “What is Cultural Diversity in the Classroom,” led by Dr. Court Carney, associate professor of history, scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room 2.106.

The lunch-hour lecture series will be led by SFA faculty and staff members with the goal of opening discussion regarding progressive issues in diversity, multicultural education and social justice.

Strategic Plan Strategy Update Session scheduled for tomorrow

Members of the SFA community are invited to attend the Strategic Plan Strategy Update Session scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow 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 tomorrow

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. tomorrow 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

Office of Multicultural Affairs to host 2017 Homecoming Step Show

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host its annual Homecoming Step Show at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Johnson Coliseum.

The show begins with a brief history of stepping. Approximately five to seven teams are slated to perform. Dance groups will be competing for a $1,000 grand prize.

Pre-sale tickets are $5 and will be sold through Oct. 14. From Oct. 15 through 18, tickets will be $8 for students and $10 for faculty, staff and community members. Tickets purchased at the door will be $15. Tickets can be purchased at the SFA information desk in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.
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Campus Recreation

Walk Across Texas registration now open

Registration for Walk Across Texas is now open through Friday, Oct 13.

Beginning Oct. 16, the four week program is meant to help people of all ages establish the habit of regular physical activity. Walk, run, hike or stroll your way to earn those Texas miles!

The free program is open to all full-time and part-time faculty and staff members, retirees and graduate assistants. To register your team of four or as an individual, visit sfasu.edu/WAT. Free pedometers are available.

For more information, contact Jessica Waguespack at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu.

Athletics

Meet the Jacks scheduled for Oct. 24

The 2017 Jack McCullough Meet the Jacks event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at First United Methodist Church.

Attendees will be treated to a dinner of fried fish and have the opportunity to mix and mingle with the players and coaches of the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Tickets are $15 at the door.
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Fine Arts

fLOW Quartet to perform at SFA tonight

The Dallas-Fort Worth area-based fLOW Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Music Recital Hall as part of the SFA School of Music’s Octubafest celebration.

Octubafest is an event that occurs at many universities around the world. The observance is designed to highlight the tuba and euphonium for their solo and chamber repertoire, according to Dr. J.D. Salas, associate professor of tuba and euphonium studies at SFA.

Admission is free. For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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SFA to present student-directed ‘Thank You For Protesting’

SFA’s School of Theatre will present Paul Adam Levy’s one-act play “Thank You For Protesting” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 14, in the Downstage Theatre.

Directed by Mesquite senior theatre major Taylor Solice, “Thank You For Protesting” is a satire about a citizen’s right to protest.

Tickets are $4. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.
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Children’s Performing Arts Series offers exciting lineup for young audiences

SFA's 2017-18 Children’s Performing Arts Series opens Friday, Oct. 13, with “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and concludes with “The Ugly Duckling” Friday, April 27.

The series, presented by the College of Fine Arts, features five nationally touring shows designed to engage audiences of all ages.

Performances are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on show dates in Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more. For tickets, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Visit the CPAS website for additional information.
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SFA’s Swingin’ Axes, Aces to perform music of Basie, Herman, Sinatra

The SFA School of Music will present the Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in Cole Concert Hall.

The program will showcase a mix of classic and swing jazz favorites.

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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Red Mountain Trio to perform at SFA

The Red Mountain Trio will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building.

The string ensemble features M. Brent Willians, violin; Daphne Gerling, viola; and Katherine Decker, cello. Their program will include “Introduction to the Dance” by C.M. von Weber, arranged by J.W. Kalliwoda; Serenade in C Major, op. 10 for violin, viola, and cello by Ernst von Dohnanyi; “Three Rags for Violin and Cello” by William Ryden; and String Trio in G Major, op. 9 no. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven.

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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Students from Tokyo’s Musashino Art University use remnants from the season's rice harvest to create massive straw sculptures for the Niigata Wara Art Festival.

Wara, or rice straw, is braided together to form a frame, then more is added to form the shape.

To view more sculptures, click here.

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