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Friday, Oct. 14
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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Dr. Patrick M. Jenlink and Dr. Karen Embry Jenlink

Professors in the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership

Drs. Patrick and Karen Embry Jenlink recently published a book chapter titled, "Ethical Drift in Educational Research: Understanding the Politics of Knowledge Production," in the book "Political Pressures on Educational and Social Research: International Perspectives."

The book is available from Routledge (Taylor and Francis). A book launch is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 28, at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowomba, Australia.

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SFA alumnus Bob Slovak to serve as interviewer for Nelson Rusche Distinguished Lecture Series

SFA alumnus Bob Slovak, sports anchor and reporter for KTRK-TV in Houston, will serve as interviewer for the inaugural Nelson Rusche Distinguished Lecture Series featuring former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as the guest speaker at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. 

Slovak also will serve as moderator for the SFA Leadership Summit, an event scheduled in conjunction with the lecture series, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the BPSC Theater. The summit will feature a panel of seven SFA Rusche College of Business alumni discussing leadership principles and business and corporate issues.
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Third installment of Consciousness Speaker Series to take place next week

The third installment of SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Consciousness Speaker Series will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Regent's Suite B in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Cyndra Krogen-Morton, adjunct faculty member in SFA’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, will present "Yoga: Self Awareness and Compassion."

Light refreshments and yoga mats will be provided. Sack lunches are allowed.
For more information, call the OMA at (936) 468-1073.


Celebration to mark Stone Fort Museum’s 80th anniversary tomorrow

Alongside Nacogdoches’ celebration of its 300th anniversary and SFA’s preparation for its 100th, the Stone Fort Museum on campus will honor 80 years of service to the university and community during a celebration tomorrow.

“The opening of the facility represented the culmination of work by a variety of groups in town, including the Nacogdoches Historical Society and the Cum Concilio Club,” said Carolyn Spears, museum director. “In 1936, the museum began its life on the SFA campus when the Board of Regents of Texas State Teachers College accepted the building from the Texas Centennial Commission and the Nacogdoches Historical Society. Concluding 80 years of service in 2016, the museum celebrates not just our past but looks to the future.”
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Athletics


Soccer ready for last road trip of the regular season

SFA’s soccer team will take on Nicholls State University at 4 p.m. today in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The game marks the team's first road match since falling to the University of Central Arkansas last week.

SFA currently holds a 11-0-2 record over NSU.
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Ladyjacks fall short against Abilene Christian University

Two of the Southland Conference’s best blocking teams, SFA and Abilene Christian University, crossed paths in Moody Coliseum Thursday night in Abilene. The offensive execution proved to be one of the biggest determinants of the game’s outcome.

SFA volleyball junior Abby McIntyre put down 17 kills for the second consecutive match while senior Justice Walker added 10 kills and a match-high seven blocks.
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Registration open for men's basketball 2016-17 Tip-Off Weekend

Fans of SFA’s men’s basketball team can now register for the team’s Tip-Off Weekend, which is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 through 22.

Those who register will have the opportunity to join at one of two levels, either All-Star or All-American. Individuals who join at these levels will be granted access to select team practices, team meetings, meals with the players and coaches and other exclusive opportunities to interact with the Jacks.

To register, contact Carrie Johnson, men’s basketball secretary, at cjjohnson@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-3108.
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Midnight Madness to take place tonight in Johnson Coliseum

Fans of the SFA men’s and women’s basketball teams are invited to attend Midnight Madness presented by Citizens 1st Bank at 8 p.m. tonight in Johnson Coliseum. The event allows fans to help cheer on the teams as they tip off their 2016-17 seasons. The event is free and open to the public.

Every player from both teams will be present, as well as both coaching staffs. Players will mingle with fans before the squads put their skills on display on the court. The Lumberjacks will engage in a slam dunk contest, and the Ladyjacks will take part in an intrasquad scrimmage.
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Fine Arts

Screening of ‘Dead Man Walking’ at Cole Art Center scheduled for tonight

The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House will host a free screening of the film “Dead Man Walking” at 7 p.m. tonight at the art center downtown, located at 329 E. Main St.

The screening leads up to the “Faith and Justice: Exploring the Crisis of Empathy” conference hosted by the Organization for Faith, Education and Community scheduled for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

For additional conference information, click here, or contact The Cole Art Center at (936) 468-1131.
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SFA theatre students to present ‘Sunset Baby’ tonight

SFA's School of Theatre will present the student-directed, full-length play “Sunset Baby” by Dominique Morisseau at 7:30 p.m. tonight and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Downstage Theatre on campus.

Directed by Dallas senior Dominique Rider, the play is about a former black revolutionary returning to his home to find a daughter he barely knows and a city that has changed during the past 20 years. The play addresses how generational voids affect people and the implications of revolution, according to Rider.

“Sunset Baby’ is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $6. 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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