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Thursday, Oct. 13
Volleyball vs. Abilene Christian University
6:30 p.m.
Abilene

Friday, Oct. 14
Cross country at Crimson Classic
TBA
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Soccer vs. Nicholls State University
4 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana

Saturday, Oct. 15
Football vs. Southeastern Louisiana University
3 p.m.
Homer Bryce Stadium

Sunday, Oct. 16
Soccer vs. Southeastern Louisiana University
1 p.m.
Hammond, Louisiana


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Office of Student Learning and Institutional Assessment to host three LiveText training sessions

SFA’s Office of Student Learning and Institutional Assessment will host three LiveText training sessions for faculty members at 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 25 through 27.

The sessions will cover the integration of LiveText and D2L and how students will submit their assignments. Sessions are open to both current and new faculty members.

An email will be sent to attendees before the date of the sessions to assist in creating a LiveText account if one does not already exist.

Each session will last one hour and can accommodate 25 attendees. To register for a session, email your preferred session date to Jennifer Stringfield, LiveText coordinator, at jstringfield@sfasu.edu.

SFA Gardens to present container gardening seminar

SFA Gardens will present a hands-on container gardening seminar featuring Sharon Lee Smith from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 5 at the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

Smith will help home gardeners learn the “hows” and “whys” of container gardening, as cheerful container gardens provide beauty and color during the winter. Participants will then put their knowledge to use by creating their own exquisite container garden to take home.

Pre-registration is required, and seminar space is limited. The cost is $55 for SFA Gardens members and $65 for non-members. Register by calling SFA Gardens at (936)468-4129 or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Showcase Saturday scheduled for Nov. 12

Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during a free, action-packed open-house Saturday, Nov. 12, at SFA.

Showcase Saturday event registration will begin at 11:45 a.m. on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center and will remain open until 12:45 p.m. Each person who registers will receive an information packet. The opening program begins at 12:45 p.m. and will provide an overview of the day's events.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at (936) 468-2504 or email admissions@sfasu.edu.
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Texas Secretary of State to speak on campus today

Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos will be on campus today for two speaking events.

Cascos will discuss the importance of voting at 2 p.m. today in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Spirit Lounge. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to attend.

Cascos also will serve as the featured speaker at he 20th annual Georgiana and Max S. Lale Lecture hosted by the East Texas Historical Association at 7 p.m. tonight in the BPSC Grand Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information on the lecture, contact the ETHA at (936) 468-2407 or gillci@sfasu.edu.
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Center for Career and Professional Development to host presentation by Mick Normington

SFA’s Center for Career and Professional Development will host a presentation by Mick Normington, business specialist with the Texas Workforce Commission, Labor Market and Career Information Department, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Tiered Classroom.

The presentation will focus on the economy of modern jobs, skills in demand and the impact of job demand.

Normington co-wrote the book, “Working Texas Style,” which discusses the fast-changing labor economy in Texas after the Great Recession, and he also is the author of, “An Atmosphere of Enterprise,” a book about job creation trends in Texas.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jamie Bouldin, director of the Center for Career and Professional Development, at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu.

SFA Gardens' Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Arkansas container gardening specialist 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, 2900 Raguet St. Dr. James A. Robbins will present "Reflections on the Changing World of Ornamentals in the USA."

For the past 18 years, Robbins has been an extension specialist in commercial ornamentals at the University of Arkansas' Division of Agriculture. His role is to support all green-industry businesses, including garden centers, wholesale growers and landscapers.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (936) 468-4129 or email Damon Grant, research associate for garden outreach, at grantdamon@sfasu.edu.
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Athletics


Ladyjacks head west for match against Abilene Christian University

For the fourth time in program history, SFA’s volleyball team will travel to Abilene Christian University to face the Wildcats and finish a stretch of three-straight league matches away from Nacogdoches. SFA will try to retain its spot as one of the league’s top-two teams at the 6:30 p.m. game tonight in Moody Coliseum.

Following last Saturday’s 3-1 win at the University of the Incarnate Word, the Ladyjacks seek to string together consecutive road wins for the first time this season.
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Fine Arts

Children’s Performing Arts Series presents ‘Pollyanna’

SFA’s Children’s Performing Arts Series will open its 2016-17 season with two performances of the beloved children’s classic “Pollyanna” on Thursday, Oct. 27, in Turner Auditorium on campus.

Presented by Stars Within Reach Productions, “Pollyanna” is based on the best-selling classic by Eleanor H. Porter.

"Pollyanna” targets children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Performances are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more.

To order tickets, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Click here for additional information.
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University Series to present Big Head Blues Club tonight

As part of the 2016-17 University Series, SFA's College of Fine Arts will present an exciting performance of the Big Head Blues Club at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Turner Auditorium on campus.

The Big Head Blues Club featuring Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Erica Brown will present “Way Down Inside: Songs of Willie Dixon,” a performance that pays tribute to “one of the pillars of modern blues.”

For tickets or more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, or stop by the Box Office in Griffith Fine Arts Building, Room 211, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
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