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This Week's Calendar

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

Sunday, Oct. 18
SFA soccer vs. Southeastern Louisiana University
1 p.m.
SFA Soccer Field




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News & Announcements

SFA Gardens to host Nacogdoches Naturally Outdoor Adventures Day

SFA Gardens, in partnership with the SFA student chapter of the National Association for Interpretation, will host the Nacogdoches Naturally Outdoor Adventures Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, at 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches.

The family-friendly event is designed to engage participants in the outdoors with a range of outdoor activities for people of all ages. Activities include outdoor cooking demonstrations, nature and tree identification hikes led by SFA graduate students, geocaching, and much more.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call (936) 468-5586 or email Kerry Lemon, SFA Gardens' assistant education coordinator and Nacogdoches Naturally project director, at lemonkb@sfasu.edu.

Internal funding luncheon scheduled for today

The SFA Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will host a drop-in box luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, President's Suite B, for faculty and staff members to discuss internal funding opportunities.
All SFA faculty and staff members are invited to attend and to learn about funding available to support research and creative activities.

Braille and Cane Club to host march, fundraiser tomorrow

The SFA Braille and Cane Club will host a march celebrating White Cane Safety Day at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.

The event will begin at the SFA Human Services Building, and will end with a bake sale and fundraiser near the Stephen F. Austin fountain in front of the Ralph W. Steen Library.

For centuries, the cane was used solely as a travel tool. By the 20th century, the cane had also been promoted for identification purposes. In 1964, a joint resolution from the U.S. Congress authorized the president to proclaim October 15 as "White Cane Safety Day."

The white cane is not only a tool for safe and independent travel, it also represents independence, mobility and freedom for blind and visually impaired people.

Save the date: Thomson Reuters Web of Science workshop

Want to get the most out of a valuable new resource? Make plans to attend this workshop scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.

The hands-on session will be conducted for SFA faculty members by a Web of Science representative in the Ralph W. Steen Library.

For more information, email Erica Chapman, library liaison, at ris@sfasu.edu.

Office of International Programs to host Global Gateway to Pakistan

Join SFA's Office of International Programs for the Global Gateway to Pakistan, presented by students from Pakistan, scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the McGee Business Building, Room 133.

Authentic Pakistani food will be served and an informal discussion and question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

For more information, contact the Office of International Programs at (936) 468-6631. The event is free and open to the public.

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.

University Women's Club to meet Thursday

Take a break from your work to meet the deans and members of the SFA University Women's Club. There's no time like the present to meet women from across the college's academic unit and campus. With coffee and morning snacks, spend a bit of time talking with colleagues and meeting some new people. Information about the UWC also will be available.

There are several sessions remaining in this series.

9-10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 15
Rusche College of Business,
Timothy Bisping, dean
McGee Business Building, Room 443

10-11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 19
Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, Hans Williams, interim dean
Forestry Building, Room 105

9-10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27
College of Science and Mathematics, Kimberly Childs, dean
Math Building, Room 103

9-10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 5
Steen Library, Shirley Dickerson, director
Wyatt Room

Green is the New Black recyclable fashion show hits the runway Oct. 15

SFA's fashion and interior design student organizations are sponsoring the "Green is the New Black" recyclable fashion show this fall as the community event for the Blue Jeans Go Green Denim Recycling Program.

The show will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

The non-refundable entry fee for designers is $20. The top 15 designs will be featured on the runway and others will be displayed on mannequins as an exhibit. Entries are due by Friday, Oct. 9. SFA faculty and staff members, students, and community members are invited to attend.
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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.

SFA Homecoming

SFA Student Activities Association releases schedule of homecoming week events

The SFA Student Activities Association will host a number of events leading up to the homecoming football game against the University of the Incarnate Word at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

The schedule of events are:

Haunted Halls
7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27
Baker Pattillo Student Center, Regents Suites A and B

Homecoming photo booth
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28
BPSC plaza

Homecoming Paint Party
8 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28
BPSC plaza

Yung Nation concert
8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29
BPSC Grand Ballroom

Homecoming bonfire
9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30
SFA intramural fields

Campus Recreation

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.


Ladyjack volleyball falls to Northwestern State University in three sets

On paper, the numbers and statistics for the SFA volleyball match against Northwestern State University were skewed heavily in favor of the Ladyjacks.

But once the match began, the Lady Demons threw the numbers out the window and flipped Thursday night’s script.
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SFA women’s golf wins University of the Incarnate Word Invitational title

The Ladyjack golf team successfully defended its Lady Cardinal Classic title, beating out St. Edward's University and Western Kentucky University to capture the title at the University of the Incarnate Word yesterday. It marks the second team title for the Ladyjacks, and the 29-over 597 score is the lowest 36-hole tournament result carded in program history.

Trailing St. Edward’s by one shot heading into yesterday’s round, SFA posted a 17-over 301, then watched as the WKU Hilltoppers finished with a 19-over 303, giving the Ladyjacks a one-stroke victory. The 597 goes down as the new low score for SFA, three shots better than the 600 shot at last season’s Texas State University's Delta Gamma Spring Challenge.
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Fine Arts

Works by Mexican artist Miranda to show at Cole Art Center

The pen and ink drawings of Mexican artist Manuel Miranda will be featured in an exhibition opening Saturday, Oct. 24, in the Reception Gallery at SFA’s Cole Art Center at The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

"The Tenderness of Egocentrism: Drawings by Manuel Miranda" opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Joseph M. Bravo curated the show.

"These pen and ink drawings reflect a discrete body of work within the artist's oeuvre," writes Bravo. "These artworks represent a series of archetypal characters that are a satire of the follies of the human condition. Dancers, butterfly catchers, jugglers, performers and other eccentrics are examined as an exploration of the diversity of the human experience and the fracturing of caricatured identities that imply the risk of madness.”
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Exhibition explores folk art's relationship to religious, cultural traditions

"The Devil You Say! The Saintly, and Not So Saintly, in Folk Art," an exhibition that explores folk art and its relationship to religious and cultural traditions, will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in SFA’s Cole Art Center at The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The exhibition, curated by Michael T. Ricker, features a variety of works, including paintings, printed matter, bottles with wooden sculpture inside and sculpture in various media, including pottery, wood, metal, shell, straw work, coconuts, bone, stone and cast iron.

"Although some of the work is quite serious in nature, there are also examples that are playful and poke fun with a sense of humor," said John Handley, SFA’s director of art galleries. "Many items in this exhibition are rarely displayed outside of private collections, including early examples that date from the late 18th and 19th centuries.”
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Dalmas, Raychev to perform in Carnegie Hall

Two SFA School of music faculty members will perform when the InterHarmony International Music Festival opens the fourth of its New York Concert Series at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, in the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York.

Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, associate professor of violin and viola, and her husband, Dr. Evgeni Raychev, cello instructor, will perform in the program "Between Worlds.”

The InterHarmony International Music Festival has been bringing together students, teachers and soloists from around the globe for almost two decades. For the opening night of the IIMF's fourth-annual concert series, Music Director Misha Quint presents a program that celebrates music's role as a universal ambassador.
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If you're a science, science-fiction or adventure fan, NASA has a new Internet tool just for you.

Among all the excitement over the release of the movie "The Martian," based on the novel by Andy Wier, NASA has included the path of fictional astronaut Mark Watney in its Mars Trek tool.

The website is similar to Google Maps, but on Mars. It highlights interesting features such as the positions of various landers and probes and now, Watney's epic trek on the Red Planet.

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