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This Week's Calendar

Saturday, Oct. 18
SFA football vs. Houston Baptist
7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 19
"Old Hat: 100 Years of Headgear exhibition reception"
Old Stone Fort
3 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 20
SFA men's golf
Jim Rivers Intercollegiate
Ruston, Louisiana

Tuesday, Oct. 21
SFA men's golf
Jim Rivers Intercollegiate
Ruston, Louisiana




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Texas Tribune to host legislative discussion

The Texas Tribune will host an event with Sen. Robert Nichols and Rep. Travis Clardy from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom on campus.

Evan Smith, Texas Tribune CEO and editor-in-chief, will moderate the discussion with a focus on the upcoming 84th Legislative Session, followed by an audience question-and-answer session.

Guests must register in advance at www.sfasu.edu/texastribune for the event, which is free and open to the public.
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Dr. Brian Murphy

College of Liberal and Applied Arts

Murphy, dean of the College of Liberal and Applied Arts, is pictured addressing attendees during the Global Citizenship Series event held in Sugar Land last week.

Participants had the opportunity to interact with ambassadors, researchers, authors and professors during the conference, which focused on the relationship between the United States and Asia. About 135 college and high school students attended.

News & Announcements

SFA to hold 41st Annual Alumni Golf Tournament

Registration has begun for SFA's 41st Annual Alumni Golf Tournament to be held Friday, Oct. 24, at the Piney Woods Country Club.

The tournament, which kicks off the university's annual Homecoming weekend, is hosted by the SFA Alumni Association. The entry fee is $150 per person or $600 for a team and includes tournament play, golf cart rental, refreshments, box lunch and post-tournament hors d'oeuvres. Entry forms are available at the Tracie D. Pearman Alumni Center on SFA's campus or online here.

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SFA teeing up for the Lumberjack Homecoming Disc Golf Tournament

Benefiting the Dr. Raymond Lee Worsham Scholarship, the Lumberjack Homecoming Disc Golf Tournament hosted by the SFA Alumni Association will start at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Pecan Park.

The format will be doubles/best shot, allowing two players to tee off for the best lie. In this format, the team will choose which disc to play to complete the hole. The shotgun start is set for 2 p.m.

Registration is $10 for students and $20 for alumni and other community members. Registration is due by noon Friday, Oct. 24. Visit www.sfaalumni.com/event/SFAHomecoming2014 to register online or download a registration form.
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Fellows awards nominations now being accepted for 2016 Council on Undergraduate Research

The Council on Undergraduate Research requests nominations for the 2016 CUR Fellows awards.  The CUR Fellows awards are presented at the biennial National Conference to two CUR members who have influenced undergraduate research through their own research, scholarly or creative projects with undergraduates, and demonstrated leadership activities.  Each CUR Fellow also receives a Brian Andreen-CUR Student Research Fellowship to be awarded to a deserving undergraduate at his/her respective institution.

Full details of the CUR Fellow criteria and biographies of past CUR Fellows can be found here.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 1. Questions may be addressed to cur@cur.org. Read More

Check out the 2014-2015 Graduate Bulletin

The 2014-2015 SFA Graduate Bulletin is now live online.

Students, faculty and staff members can access the bulletin in its new, easy to navigate format, here.

Parents' night out tonight

This Friday, Oct. 17, is Parents’ Night Out with Little Jack Rec Camp!

Parents can drop kids off as early as 6 p.m.

Kids will enjoy a fun-filled night with camp activities, a meal, and a movie.

Attendees must be picked up no later than midnight, but parents may pick up their children at any time throughout the night. Cost is $20 per camper. 

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

Ring Week to kick off Oct. 13

The fall 2014 Ring Week is Oct. 13-17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the Tracie D. Pearman Alumni Center. Ring Week is open to all current students with 60 hours or more and any alumni who previously did not order a ring when they graduated.

In order to participate in the Big Dip Ceremony, orders must be placed by 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. The fall Big Dip Ceremony is at noon Friday, Dec. 5.

Balfour representatives will be here Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 13 and 14, to answer any questions. Sample rings will be on display, ring sizing will be available and all ring questions will be answered during the week.

New York fashion historian to speak during museum's 'Old Hat! 100 Years of Headgear' reception

New York fashion historian Rebecca Jumper Matheson will present "Pinnacle of Fashion: Hats of the 20th Century" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in conjunction with an ongoing exhibit at the Stone Fort Museum at SFA.

The lecture will be held in the Kennedy Auditorium adjacent to the museum on the SFA campus. A former research assistant at The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Matheson has taught in the History of Art Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is the author of "The Sunbonnet: An American Icon in Texas" and "A House that is Made of Hats: The Lilly Daché Building 1937-1968" included in "The Places and Spaces of Fashion: 1800-2006."
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American Association of University Women meeting set for Oct. 21

The Association of American University Women will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Regions Bank downtown. 

This month there will be an update on the Texas Legislature with State Rep. Travis Clardy speaking to the group.


Ladyjacks geared up for SLU and Nicholls this weekend

The SFA Ladyjack soccer team looks to continue their run in Southland Conference play, hosting Southeastern Louisiana at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17 before heading to Nicholls State at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 to close their road schedule.

"This past weekend presented challenges unlike what I have seen in a very long time," head coach Wally Crittenden said. "Abilene Christian and McNeese State were all about managing our fitness, recovery and competitive mentality against two teams that were really prepared to play at their home fields in big games. Both matches were difficult in different ways, but, ultimately, we move on from that weekend feeling really confident in the intangibles we have on our team. The psychological make-up of this group is really good right now. As we head into this weekend's matches, we will look to clean up our play and rededicate ourselves to our possession and executing our schemes. I feel really good about where we are as a group right now from a psychological standpoint, from a team chemistry standpoint, and from a health point of view."
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Ladyjacks cruise to seventh straight win

The SFA women’s volleyball team posted another convincing conference victory on Thursday night, beating Southeastern Louisiana 3-0 (25-10, 25-19, 25-18) in Shelton Gym. The Ladyjacks are now 7-0 and have won 21 of 22 sets played in the Southland Conference.

Sophomore Justice Walker continued to attack at an efficient rate, posting 11 kills on .444 hitting for SFA (14-7, 7-0). She has recorded double-digit kills and hit .400 or better in each of the last three matches.

“Justice did a great job tonight,” said head coach Debbie Humphreys. “She was pretty much getting a kill at will there for awhile. It didn’t matter which place she ran, she was just taking a big swing and getting a kill. She got on fire early and certainly that momentum carries over and she was able to keep that going throughout the majority of the match. It was a big night for her and we really needed it.”
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SFA heads to Houston to tangle with HBU

SFA looks to build on its newly-found road winning streak, traveling to Houston Baptist Saturday, Oct. 18. It is the first-ever meeting between the Lumberjacks and Huskies, who are in their first season as Southland Conference members, kicking off at 7 p.m. from Husky Stadium.

SFA fans unable to make it to Houston for this weekend’s game at Houston Baptist can still stay up to date on every Lumberjack play. Live video of the game can be seen by logging on to FoxSportsSouthwest.com with the game re-airing over the air on Fox Sports Southwest at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 20.  Fans can also listen online as Rob Meyers will have the call on Q107.7 FM as well as online at Q1077.com. Live stats are available at HBUHuskies.com with in-game Twitter updates @SFA_Football.
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Multi-game pack available to faculty, staff members

Don't miss a moment of Lumberjack Football with the Battle of the Piney Woods Multi-Game Pack.

The package includes one ticket for the Battle of the Piney Woods, Homecoming and Battle for Chief Caddo games for only $45.00.

Purchase the Battle of the Piney Woods Multi-Game Pack at the SFA Ticket Office located in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Fine Arts

SFA School of Theatre students to perform on international stage in Scotland

The SFA School of Theatre has been accepted to perform in the 2015 International Collegiate Theatre Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.

During a two-week trip to Edinburgh next August, the School of Theatre will produce two new plays, including "Hate Mail" by SFA playwright-in-residence Jack Heifner and the student-written "Mom and Dad" by Nick Pinelli and Allison Day. Pinelli, The Woodlands senior, and Day, San Antonio senior, wrote the play as an honors project for their class with Heifner.

Angela Bacarisse, professor of theatre at SFA, will direct both plays. The SFA improvisational troupe Improv Strikes Back will also perform at the festival.
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Finding love, acceptance focus of student-directed 'Feeding the Moonfish'

The SFA School of Theatre will present the student-directed "Feeding the Moonfish" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Senior Allison Day of San Antonio directs Barbara Wiechmann's one-act play, which Day describes as a "darkly enchanting drama."

"In southern Florida, two young adults from broken homes meet at a dock late at night," Day explains. "One of them is plagued by an unknown trauma. Both are looking for love and acceptance in all the wrong places and in all the wrong ways. Will they find it with each other?"
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SFA music faculty member Raychev to perform 'cello soliloquy'

Evgeni Raychev, faculty member in the SFA School of Music, will be featured in a cello recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

"This recital is a cello soliloquy," Raychev said. "It invites all who treasure the music of the past and the voice of the violoncello."

The program selection will include compositions by established composers from the Baroque period to the 20th century.
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Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to perform music of composer Walczyk

The SFA Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will feature the music of composer-in-residence Kevin Walczyk when the ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Walczyk, who is professor of music at Western Oregon University, will be on campus prior to the concert to work with SFA music students, according to David Campo, associate director of bands at SFA and conductor of the Wind Symphony.

The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Tamey Anglley, assistant director of bands at SFA, will open the concert performing "Flourish for Wind Band" by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Originally written as an overture to a pageant in the Royal Albert Hall in 1939, the piece has also been adapted for brass band and symphony orchestra, according to Anglley.
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