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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

Strategic Plan Strategy Update Session taking place this afternoon

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

SFA students leave their fingerprints on chemical research

Two SFA undergraduate students are conducting new research on latent fingerprinting techniques to help determine how different chemical processes reveal fingerprints.

Alaina Spurr, a senior biochemistry major from The Colony, is focusing on 1,8-Diazaflouren-9-one, a chemical used to locate fingerprints on porous surfaces by making them glow when lit by a blue-green light, while Russell Stager, a senior chemistry major from McKinney, is studying 1,2-Indanedione, a chemical applied to porous items of evidence that reacts with amino acids in fingerprint residue and produces a fluorescent impression when the reaction is complete.

Every SFA biochemistry and chemistry student is required to complete research that will be presented as his or her senior capstone project and at a conference. Spurr and Stager will present their research during the American Chemistry Society’s Southwestern regional meeting Oct. 29 in Lubbock.
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Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Moore Farms Botanical Gardens’ education and events manager 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.

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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Traveling Jacks heading to Eastern Canada

The Traveling Jacks are heading to Eastern Canada in August 2018 and invite you to be a part of the group. Anyone is welcome to attend, including alumni, friends, faculty and staff members, and students. 

An information meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in the Pearman Alumni Center on campus.

Click here for trip information. This trip is not offered for class credit.

SFA Homecoming

Homecoming set for Oct. 20 to 22

SFA’s annual homecoming celebration begins Friday, Oct. 20, and runs through Sunday, Oct. 22. This year’s theme is “Unmasque Your Spirit.”

Some of the events scheduled this year include the 44th annual SFA Alumni Golf Tournament, the Homecoming Bonfire, the Flap “Jack” Breakfast and the Homecoming Parade in downtown Nacogdoches.

For more information about homecoming events, contact the SFA Alumni Association at (936) 468-3407, or visit sfaalumni.com/events. You also can visit the Pearman Alumni Center on the SFA campus Monday through Friday.
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Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation hosting Parents Night Out

In an effort to help parents enjoy a child-free Homecoming Bonfire and Concert, Campus Recreation is hosting Parents Night Out Friday, Oct. 20.

Kids will enjoy a fun-filled evening of camp activities, a meal, watching the bonfire from the Student Recreation Center Courtyard and a movie.

Parents can drop off their children as early as 5:30 p.m. and can pick them up any time before midnight. The cost is $20 per child. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Oct. 20.

For more information or to register, call (936) 468-3507, or email campusrec@sfasu.edu.


Ladyjacks face pair of conference foes, recognize seniors with weekend matches

SFA’s women's soccer team will wrap up the regular season home schedule with a pair of Southland Conference matches this weekend, as the team hosts Southeastern Louisiana University tomorrow and Nicholls State University Sunday.

Friday's match also will be Senior Night, which is a chance for the team to recognize the achievements of six seniors who will be playing in their final games at the SFA Soccer Field this weekend.
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Volleyball team collides with the University of the Incarnate Word tonight

After gaining its first road win since September, SFA’s volleyball team will attempt to move to 2-1 when it matches up with the University of the Incarnate Word at 7 p.m. tonight in the McDermott Convocation Center in San Antonio.

Junior outside hitter Haley Coleman needs only 17 more kills to reach 500 for her collegiate career. She is one of nine Southland Conference players who have 200 or more terminations thus far in 2017, 13 of which were in the last three games.
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Lumberjack football to play third-straight ranked opponent Saturday

SFA’s football team will take on a nationally ranked University of Central Arkansas (No. 6) at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in Conway, Arkansas.

It will be third consecutive game where SFA has taken on an opponent ranked in the top 25.
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Fine Arts

SFA’s Swingin’ Axes, Aces to perform music of Basie, Herman, Sinatra tomorrow

SFA's School of Music will present the Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands performing at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow 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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Children’s Performing Arts Series offers exciting lineup for young audiences tomorrow

SFA's 2017-18 Children’s Performing Arts Series opens tomorrow 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 to present student-directed ‘Thank You For Protesting’ tomorrow and Saturday

SFA’s School of Theatre will present Paul Adam Levy’s one-act play “Thank You For Protesting” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow 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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Red Mountain Trio to perform at SFA tomorrow

The Red Mountain Trio will perform at 6 p.m. tomorrow 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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From shipping containers to a starburst of architecture, London-based designer James Whitaker has created a plan for the dwelling pictured above.

The house is a little more than 2,000 square feet and will have all the amenities of a typical home, including a kitchen, living room and three en-suite bedrooms.

The home, called The Joshua Tree Residence, will be built on the future owner’s 90-acre plot of land in California.

For a virtual tour of the home, click here.

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