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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

Bank of America senior vice president speaks to SFA students in Rusche College of Business

Bank of America’s Senior Vice President Kelley B. Hall provided essential personal branding information to SFA students during a recent Evening with Executives event hosted by the Rusche College of Business.

Hall’s discussion titled “Building Your Brand” included key information on how individuals can build and maintain a personal brand. During his presentation, Hall emphasized the relationship between one’s brand and career success while advising students on key steps they can take today to help brand themselves professionally.

Students enrolled in the college’s Student Success Passport Program received credit for attending the event.
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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. tomorrow in the Pearman Alumni Center on campus.

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

Center for Career and Professional Development to host Agriculture Career Expo

Please inform students about the 2017 Agriculture Career Expo hosted by The Center for Career and Professional Development from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 17, in the Agriculture Building.

Résumé assistance and the Career Closet are available.

For more information, contact Brandi Derouen, assistant director of the Center for Career and Professional Development, at derouenb@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-3305.

SFA Homecoming

Homecoming auction now open for bidding

The SFA Homecoming Online Auction 2017 is now open and runs through Oct. 22. Proceeds from the auction go to the SFA Alumni Association to support programs and offer scholarships.

This year’s auction items include a mountain bike, a trip to Lake Tahoe, an official SFA class ring and much more! Check daily for new items being added.

To view auction items and place bids, visit biddingforgood.com/sfahomecoming.

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 view the Homecoming 2017 activities here. You also can visit the Pearman Alumni Center on the SFA campus Monday through Friday.
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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.

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.


Cross-country to take part in University of Alabama’s Crimson Classic

SFA’s men's and women's cross-country teams will take part in the University of Alabama’s Crimson Classic today in Tuscaloosa, Alabama at the Harry Prichett Running Park.

The Crimson Classic will get under way with a men's 8,000-meter race at 9 a.m. followed by a women's 6,000-meter race at 9:45 a.m.
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Double dose of Williams Helps Ladyjacks beat University of the Incarnate Word in Three

Minus one of their regular starters last night, SFA’s volleyball team turned to a pair of Williams - Anyia and Xariah - to help the Ladyjacks take the Southland Conference regular season crown.

Absent from the Ladyjacks' lineup for the first time in 2017 was Makenzee Hanna who received a reprieve from action while getting back to full health.
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Ladyjacks to play in Intercollegiate Tennis Association Texas Regional Championship

Four members of SFA’s tennis team will compete at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Texas Regional Championship today at Texas Christian University.

Doubles matches start things off for the Ladyjacks as the teams of Siân Payne and Darinka Tiboldi, and Gabi Guilarte and Nida Kamal hit the courts.
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Fine Arts

SFA theatre students experience successful Edinburgh festival

Planning is underway for SFA's School of Theatre’s 2019 trip to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Students take part in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, an event which has become a much-anticipated learning opportunity for students to tour a show on the international stage and an opportunity to spread the word about SFA to people from around the world.

The total cost per student is approximately $5,000, which includes airfare and room and board. Donations are accepted to help fund the trip and various fundraisers will be conducted to help defray costs.

Tax-exempt donations for the trip can be made at sfasu.edu/giving by clicking on the “give online” tab and writing “Scotland trip” for special instructions.
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Children’s Performing Arts Series offers exciting lineup for young audiences today

SFA's 2017-18 Children’s Performing Arts Series opens today 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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Red Mountain Trio to perform at SFA tonight

The Red Mountain Trio will perform at 6 p.m. tonight 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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SFA’s Swingin’ Axes, Aces to perform music of Basie, Herman, Sinatra tonight

SFA's School of Music will present the Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands performing at 7:30 p.m. tonight 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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SFA to present student-directed ‘Thank You For Protesting’ tonight and tomorrow

SFA’s School of Theatre will present Paul Adam Levy’s one-act play “Thank You For Protesting” at 7:30 p.m. tonight and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow 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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Choral Union, Women's Choir to present 'Dancing and Singing' program

The Choral Union and Women's Choir at SFA will present the program "Dancing and Singing" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in Cole Concert Hall.

The Lufkin High School mixed choir, the Kantorei, directed by SFA alumna Laura Hoelewyn, will open the concert. The Kantorei will join the Choral Union to perform two pieces that are part of the 2017-18 All-State Choir audition process.

SFA's Topics in World Dance class also will perform to Ron Nelson's composition on a text by Thomas E. Ahlburn, "Early May."

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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Friday the 13th is known to invoke feelings of uneasiness and fear of misfortune, but why has this superstition been in place for so long?

There’s no logical reason for fear, but when a general bought of bad luck or unwanted event occurs on this day, we tend to notice.

Although it is not known where this superstition stems, one theory is rooted in religious beliefs surrounding the 13th guest at the Last Supper—Judas, the apostle said to have betrayed Jesus—and the crucifixion of Jesus on a Friday, which was known as hangman's day.

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