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This Week's Calendar

Tuesday, Oct. 18
Men's golf at Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate
All Day
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Thursday, Oct. 20
Tennis at ITA Texas Regional Tournament
All Day
Waco

Volleyball vs. University of Central Arkansas
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Friday, Oct. 21
Bowling at Bethune Cookman Wildcat Invitational
All Day
Orlando, Florida

Soccer vs. Abilene Christian University
7 p.m.
SFA Soccer Field

Tennis at ITA Texas Regional Tournament
All Day
Waco

Saturday, Oct. 22
Bowling at Bethune Cookman Wildcat Invitational
All Day
Orlando, Florida

Tennis at ITA Texas Regional Tournament
All Day
Waco

Volleyball vs. Northwestern State University
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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Free suicide prevention workshop to take place Thursday

Faculty and staff members are invited to attend a free suicide prevention workshop from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Rusk Building, Room 333.

The workshop, which is hosted by SFA’s Counseling Services, offers life-saving information to assist with identifying and helping a person at risk. Each participant will receive certification as a “Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper” upon completion.

To register for the workshop, call Counseling Services at (936) 468-2401.

Faculty and staff members invited to attend univeristy-wide sessions

All faculty and staff members are invited to attend sessions discussing “The Undergraduate Experience,” the selected campus reading.  Sessions will aim to identify the most useful ideas in the book and also convert them into concrete, achievable initiatives for SFA. Sessions will not be re-discussions of the book, but instead will culminate in tangible suggestions that can help the university improve. Dr. Bob Szafran, professor of sociology, will serve as moderator for the sessions.

Session dates are below. Each will begin at 3 p.m. and will conclude by 5 p.m. on their respective dates in the Student Recreation Center Gym.

• Chapters 1 and 2 — Oct. 26. (Individuals wishing to attend this event need to register via this form.)
• Chapters 3 and 4 — Nov. 30
• Chapters 5 and 6 — Feb. 8.
• Chapters 7 and 8 — March 29.

To register for a copy of “The Undergraduate Experience," complete this form.

Center for Career and Professional Development to host presentation by Mick Normington tomorrow

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. tomorrow 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.

Third installment of Consciousness Speaker Series to take place today

The third installment of SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Consciousness Speaker Series will take place at 11 a.m. today 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.

Council on Undergraduate Research offering webinars, event and conference information

Faculty members are invited to explore the opportunities and events available through the Council on Undergraduate Research. Opportunities include nominating individuals for faculty member awards, submitting research highlights and information about upcoming events and conferences.

Click here for a list of CUR events and initiatives.

Contribute to the annual State Employee Charitable Campaign

Contributions are currently being accepted for the annual State Employee Charitable Campaign. The campaign benefits various Texas agencies and nonprofit organizations. SFA employees contributed more than $15,000 to various Texas agencies last year.

The SECC has made it simple for faculty and staff members to donate. Employees can make a one-time donation via check or payroll deduction. Donations will go to agencies or organizations designated by the employee. The minimum donation is $2.

Employees who make a contribution to the Nacogdoches County United Way (Code 430751) will be eligible for a drawing for a 2016 Hyundai Accent. A minimum of $17.34 per month or a $208 one-time gift will receive one chance to win. A donation of $26 per month or a $312 one-time gift will receive two chances. 

All forms are due by the conclusion of the campaign at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. To make a contribution, contact Amanda Windham, director of student engagement programs, at (936) 468-3723.

Danceworks: Reflections production to feature SFA dance program, Repertory Dance Company

SFA’s dance program and Repertory Dance Company will showcase senior choreographic works and company pieces during its production of Danceworks: Reflections, which premieres at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in Turner Auditorium.

A second showing is scheduled for 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22. Tickets cost $8 for students, $10 for faculty and staff members and seniors and $12 for general admission and can be purchased at the door.

The production will feature six senior choreographic works and choreography from each dance faculty member. The show consists of nine dances total, each with a different theme.

For more information, contact Haley Jameson, associate professor in SFA's College of Education, at (936) 468-1755.
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Athletics


Leyvani paces Lumberjacks through day one of Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate

SFA sophomore Angelo Leyvani remains in the hunt for an individual medal at the 2016 Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He is currently tied for sixth with a 1-under 141 after the opening two rounds of competition. Leyvani has paced SFA’s men’s golf team to a seventh-place showing as the Lumberjacks carded a 15-over 583 through 36 holes.

The Jacks opened up the 54-hole event yesterday with an impressive 3-under 281 on the par-71 course, sitting third overall after round one. Senior Major Monzingo led SFA with a 3-under 68, one shot off his career-low 67 round in February of this year. He was two shots better than Leyvani’s 1-under 70 with senior Baxter Ward shooting an even-par 71 and senior Cory Brown adding a 1-over 72 to round out the scoring for the Lumberjacks.
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Fine Arts

SFA’s A Cappella Choir to preview Germany tour program

SFA’s A Cappella Choir will present its “Fall Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Dr. Tim King, director of choral activities for SFA's School of Music, conducts the choir, which will preview music to be performed during the ensemble’s tour of Germany in 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 www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to present ‘spirited’ program tonight

SFA’s Wind Symphony and the Symphonic Band will present “Tricks and Treats,” a selection of music in the spirit of the season, when the bands perform at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Turner Auditorium on campus.

The Symphonic Band, directed by Dr. Tamey Anglley, assistant director of bands at SFA, will open the concert with John Mackey’s “Night on Fire." This four-minute piece was commissioned by a consortium of student music organizations at The University of Texas in recognition of Richard Floyd's tireless and passionate advocacy for music education in the State of Texas, Anglley explained.

The concert is a presentation of the College of Fine Arts and School of Music. 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 www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Cole Art Center to host SFA alumni showcase, printmaking exhibition

SFA’s School of Art will host two exhibitions – a showcase of alumni art work and an exhibition of artist books from the Booklyn Gallery – Oct. 27 through Jan. 14 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House downtown.

A reception for the double opening with artists in attendance is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Cole Art Center. The exhibitions are a presentation of SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Art.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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