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Tuesday, Oct. 13
SFA volleyball vs. Northwestern State University
7 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana

Women's golf at the University of the Incarnate Word Women's Invitational
San Antonio

Thursday, Oct. 15
SFA volleyball vs. Southeastern Louisiana University
7 p.m.
Hammond, Louisiana

Friday, Oct. 16
SFA soccer vs. Nicholls State University
7 p.m.
SFA Soccer Field

Saturday, Oct. 17
Men's cross country at the NCAA Pre-National Invitational
9:30 a.m.
Louisville, Kentucky

SFA football vs. Southeastern Louisiana University
7 p.m.
Hammond, Louisiana

SFA volleyball vs. the University of New Orleans
2 p.m.
New Orleans

Women's cross country at the NCAA Pre-National Invitational
9:30 a.m.
Louisville, Kentucky


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Wellness Wednesday: 10 mindful minutes

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing - no texting, talking or even thinking - for 10 minutes? 

For this week's Wellness Wednesday, SFA's Campus Recreation encourages faculty and staff members to watch a video on the power of refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, by simply being mindful and experiencing the present moment.


SFA Campus Recreation to host Parents' Night Out Friday, Oct. 16

Parents may drop their children off as early as 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. Attendees will enjoy a fun-filled night with camp activities, a meal and a movie. Children must be picked up no later than midnight, but parents are allowed to pick up at any time throughout the night. Cost is $20 per camper.

For more information and to register, please contact the SFA Campus Recreation Administration Office at (936) 468-3507 or email CampusREC@sfasu.edu.

SFA mourns death of Lucille DeWitt

Lucille “Lucy” Marie La Pointe DeWitt passed away on Friday, Oct. 9, at her home surrounded by family members.

A visitation is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel. Internment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, according to her obituary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Helping Other People Eat (H.O.P.E.) organization, the Hospice of East Texas and the Nacogdoches Treatment Center.

The SFA Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing is named for Lucille and her late husband, Richard.
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Applications for homecoming festival booths now being accepted

The SFA Alumni Association is accepting booth applications for the Homecoming Jack-O-Ween Fall Festival scheduled from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Alumni Corner Tailgate tent in front of the SFA Early Childhood Laboratory, 1620 Raguet St.

All organizations, groups and Nacogdoches businesses are invited to host a fun booth for children of all ages.

Booths and event attendance are free. Hosts are encouraged to offer games, candy and other items for children.

The application is available for download here. Questions should be directed to Samantha Mora at (936) 468-3407.

Clardy kicks off Walk-Through-Texas walk-a-thon

State Rep. Travis Clardy kicked off the opening ceremonies of the SFA Charter School and Parent-Teacher Organization's Walk-Through-Texas walk-a-thon Friday morning in William R. Johnson Coliseum on SFA's campus.

SFA's Charter School and PTO have been working on this fundraising event for the past few months. This year's "Walk-Through-Texas" theme blended Texas history and exercise. Each class in the SFA Charter School selected a city in Texas to research and created a PowerPoint presentation, which Clardy read aloud at the event. Clardy has a special connection to SFA's Charter School. All of his sons attended the school, and he helped in its startup.

"It is really fun and exciting to be back with the charter school kids," Clardy said. "I think it is great to get all of the children here at one time to study Texas history and encourage them to be active and healthy. I'm very pleased and honored they asked me to be part of it."
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SFA ScholarWorks now publishing the East Texas Historical Journal

The East Texas Historical Journal, the primary publication of the East Texas Historical Association, is now available in SFA’s ScholarWorks.

Volumes from 1963 through 2015 are included in the repository, with more than 1,400 article downloads already reported this year. SFA’s Center for Digital Scholarship will continue digitizing future issues of the journal as they are published.

For more information on archiving any publications into ScholarWorks, please contact the CDS staff at cds@sfasu.edu.

Campus Barnes and Noble Bookstore to host faculty and staff member appreciation sale

Please join the SFA Barnes and Noble Bookstore on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center for its faculty and staff member appreciation event scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 21.

All regular-priced SFA logo merchandise will be an additional 25 percent off the ticketed price.

Stop by to enter your name into raffles, pick up giveaway items, check on textbook adoptions for the spring semester and enjoy drinks and refreshments.

Publisher representatives will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer any textbook and technology questions.

SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs calls for Diversity Conference proposals

SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs and the OMA Caucus invite faculty and staff members and students to submit proposals for a 25, 50 or 75-minute diversity-related research and/or personal experience presentation for the OMA Diversity Conference: Hidden Faces. Poetry proposals will also be accepted.

The OMA Diversity Conference seeks to provide a platform for presenters to share their diversity-related work with conference attendees and engage in vital multicultural dialogue.

To learn more about the conference and to submit a proposal, please click here. Proposals are due by Thursday, Oct. 22. Admission to the OMA Diversity Conference is free and lunch will be provided to a limited number of attendees, so early registration is highly recommended. You can register here.

Contact Dr. Osaro E. Airen, director of multicultural affairs, at (936) 468-1073 or email aireno@sfasu.edu with any questions or comments related to the conference.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to host luncheon and workshop tomorrow

The SFA Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will be hosting an internal funding luncheon and workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

All faculty members are invited to attend and can come and go as class schedules permit. Highlights of the workshop will include a meet and greet with ORSP staff members and an opportunity to learn about internal funding available to support faculty research and creative activities.
 
If you plan to have lunch please RSVP by calling the ORSP at (936) 468-6606.

SFA Homecoming


Homecoming blood drive scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28

The annual SFA Homecoming Blood Drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Regents Suite A. In coordination with the Homecoming theme and in competition with Sam Houston State University, SFA also will register people for bone marrow and organ donation.

Click here to register for a time slot.

Athletics


Ladyjacks head to Louisiana for three SLC matches

For the first time since 2009, the SFA volleyball team will be tested as they play three Southland Conference matches over the course of five days on the road.

The team, which is second place in the conference standings, will not face a team ranked higher than eighth place during this stretch of matches.
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Lumberjack football faces Southeastern Louisiana University Saturday

SFA football will make its first out-of-state trip to Hammond, Louisiana, to face 21st-ranked Southeastern Louisiana University at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17.

The game will air on FOX College Sports.

The duel marks the seventh Lumberjack game broadcasted this season. Lyn Rollins will handle the play-by-play duties. Rene Nadeau will serve as the color analyst with Jess Province reporting from the sidelines. The FOX College Sports channel can be found on Suddenlink channel 419 in Nacogdoches. A complete channel list is available here.

Rob Meyers will broadcast the game live on Q107.7 FM and fans can listen online at Q1077.com. Live stats will be available through LionSports.net and in-game updates will be posted on Twitter at @SFA_Football.
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SFA women's golf one shot behind first at University of the Incarnate Word Invitational

The SFA Ladyjack golf team had a strong performance in the opening round of the 2015 University of the Incarnate Word Lady Cardinal Classic in San Antonio yesterday. The Ladyjacks shot a 12-over 296 to claim second place, trailing St. Edwards University by a single stroke.

The score matches the tournament's 2014 final round and ties for the fourth-lowest round in program history behind the scores of 294 and 295, which was carded earlier this season at the Bob Hurley Oral Roberts University Shootout.
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Fine Arts


Selden's work featured in esteemed publication

The work of Lauren B. Selden, associate professor of metal/jewelry in the SFA School of Art, was recently published in Metalsmith, a well-known publication of contemporary metalworking and jewelry.

The quarterly magazine is released by the Society of North American Goldsmiths, the metalworking and jewelry international organization. SNAG described "Moved by Metal: On Beauty as Interaction" as "a showcase of works that help us discover beauty in the process of engagement."

"Being featured in this 'Exhibition in Print' is one of the highlights of my career," Selden said. "I am so honored to be part of the publication as well as the traveling exhibition."
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SFA Wind Ensemble to present 'Legends' program tonight

The SFA Wind Ensemble will present "Legends" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in W.M. Turner Auditorium in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

"We have three featured performers on this concert," said Fred J. Allen, director of bands.

Staci Spring, bassoon instructor in the School of Music, will perform as soloist on Dana Wilson's "The Avatar," a concerto for bassoon and chamber ensemble.
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Andrew exhibition showing at Southern Arkansas University

An exhibition of the artwork of Peter Andrew, graphic design professor in the SFA School of Art, is currently showing at Southern Arkansas University. Tropical Water Colors is exhibited through Friday, Oct. 30, at Brinson Fine Art Gallery, 100 E. University, Magnolia, Arkansas.

Andrew's professional experience includes 12 years of art direction in advertising, publishing and freelance work as a design software trainer for the printing industry. He is an artist member of the New York Society of Illustrators and an artist consultant in the artists' materials industry. His art also is currently represented by galleries in Corpus Christi and Houston, Texas, and in Salt Lake City and on the Internet at peterandrew.net.

Pianist Crappell to perform works of famous Hungarian composers

The SFA School of Music and the Cole Performing Arts Series will present pianist Courtney Crappell performing a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

"Hungarian Recollections" is a program of solo piano music featuring works by two famous Hungarian composers, Béla Bartók and Franz Liszt, according to Mario Ajero, associate professor of piano pedagogy at SFA.

"After beginning with the elegance, joy and naiveté found within Bartók's settings of Hungarian children's songs, the mood darkens and shifts toward spiritual awakening and Hungarian nationalism revealed in Liszt's third 'Années de pèlerinage' (Years of Pilgrimage)," according to Crappell, who will also perform the Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 6.
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SFA's Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to feature works by composer Turner

The music of composer Jess Langston Turner will be performed in a concert of the SFA Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the William M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Directed by Dr. David W. Campo, associate director of bands at SFA, the Wind Symphony will feature guest soloist and SFA music faculty member Nita Hudson on Turner's "Lullaby," which is taken from a larger work for string orchestra and percussion, "Memorial to Silent Voices." The text sung by the alto soloist is from the well-known traditional English lullaby, "All Through the Night."

"While the melody sung by the alto soloist is not the original, snatches of the traditional tune appear periodically in a solo flute," Campo explained. "The simple melody and the gently rocking chordal accompaniment combine to form a peaceful and soothing lullaby."
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With the number of devices constantly calling for our attention these days, it isn't always easy to stop and notice the world around you. Sometimes, even when those devices are tucked away, aspects of the environment are drowned out by artificial sources, like the sounds of the natural world.

A team of researchers from Arizona State University have taken to America's national parks to get away from and study sounds far from man-made sources. The Listen(n) Project is a study of "acoustic ecology" in the dessert. Check it out here.

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