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Thursday, Oct. 19
Volleyball vs. McNeese State University
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Friday, Oct. 20
Bowling at three-day Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Invitational
New Orleans

Soccer at University of the Incarnate Word
5 p.m.
San Antonio

Saturday, Oct. 21
SFA Homecoming Game
Football vs. Houston Baptist University

3 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Volleyball vs. Nicholls State University
Noon
Nacogdoches

Sunday, Oct. 22
Soccer at Abilene Christian University
1 p.m.
Abilene


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College of Business to host ‘So you want to be a CEO?’ event today

SFA’s Rusche College of Business will present a “So you want to be a CEO?” workshop featuring Kirk Phillips, president and CEO of Wintrust Commercial Bank, at 3:30 p.m. today in the McGee Business Building, Room 133.

Phillips has spent more than 25 years in the commercial finance industry beginning with ITT Commercial Finance. He has experience with credit analysis, underwriting, sales and marketing.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students of this event as it is open to all majors.

The workshop is a Student Success Passport Program event, and students in the program can receive credit for attending.

Orientation Programs to host town hall meeting tomorrow

Orientation Programs invites faculty and staff members to a town hall meeting to discuss development of the Lumberjack Orientation schedule for summer 2018. The meeting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.201.

Faculty and staff members will hear about the program's needs assessment and outcomes, have a first glance at new schedule options, and will have the opportunity to provide feedback.

For more information, contact Jamal Smith, director of Orientation Programs, at smithjd4@sfasu.edu.

Holiday in the Pines tickets now available

Make plans to attend Holiday in the Pines hosted by the Nacogdoches Junior Forum Nov. 16-18 at the Nacogdoches Civic Center.

Net proceeds support the Nacogdoches community through grants to non-profit organizations. The event benefits SFA through a grant to The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House and scholarships through the Nacogdoches Junior Forum Endowment.

To purchase tickets, visit the Nacogdoches Junior Forum website.

SFA Homecoming

2017 Homecoming Step Show scheduled for tomorrow

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host its annual Homecoming Step Show at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Johnson Coliseum.

The show begins with a brief history of stepping. Approximately five to seven teams are slated to perform. Dance groups will be competing for a $1,000 grand prize.

Purchase tickets today for a price of $8 for students and $10 for faculty, staff and community members. Tickets purchased at the door will be $15. Tickets can be purchased at the SFA information desk in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.
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SFA Alumni auction now open for bidding

The 2017 SFA Homecoming Online Auction 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.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation to host Homecoming 5K this Saturday

Looking for a healthy family and dog friendly event this Homecoming? Campus Recreation is hosting the Homecoming 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, on Arnold St. in downtown Nacogdoches behind the Fredonia Hotel.

The route is stroller and dog friendly and will feature a one-mile walk option.

Register online at active.com or on-site Saturday starting at 7 a.m. Participants will receive a race shirt and voucher for the SFA Alumni Flapjack Breakfast following the race.

The race is $35 for non-students, $25 for students and $20 for the one-mile walk.

Parents Night Out this Friday

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.

Athletics

Women’s golf finishes ninth at Fred Marx Invitational in Louisiana

SFA’s women's golf team fished ninth at the Fred Marx Invitational in Monroe, Louisiana.

The Ladyjacks, who shot a 329 in the opening round Monday morning and a 333 later in the afternoon, improved their score by 17 strokes Tuesday morning to finish off the two-day, three-round tournament with a final score of 114-over 978.
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Volleyball team beats Southeastern Louisiana University

SFA’s volleyball team overpowered Southern Louisiana University 3-0 last night in Shelton Gym.

Junior Peyton Redmond delivered a match and career-high 12 kills while hitting .400 to lead SFA's potent offensive attack. Anyia Williams continued her tear on offense, racking up nine kills on an attack percentage of .692, while both Danae Daron and Xariah Williams finished with eight terminations.
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Fine Arts

The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet promises fun concert program tonight

The dynamic and creative Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet will present “A Broken Anthology of Western Music” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall.

The quartet is an artist-run creative project by bassoonists Brittany Harrington-Smith, Yuki Katayama, Kara LaMoure and Lauren Yu Ziemba. Their repertoire disregards genre, with favorites from the worlds of classical, pop, jazz, soundtrack and folk music adapted for the ensemble by its members.

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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Music faculty joins harpist Mitchell in program of works by Debussy, Caplet tomorrow

Award-winning harpist Emily Mitchell, artist in residence in the SFA School of Music, will perform with music faculty colleagues at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole concert Hall.

In addition to Mitchell, the program titled “Mask of the Red Death” will feature Dr. Christina Guenther, flute; Melissa Nabb, viola; Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, violin; Alba Madrid Walburn, violin; and Dr. Evgeni Raychev, cello. Composers represented on the concert are Claude Debussy and André Caplet.

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 A Cappella Choir to present ‘Sing a New Song’

SFA’s A Cappella Choir will present a collaborative program with the SFA School of Theatre and the Dance Program to perform music from around the world in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in Cole Concert Hall.

The program title, “Sing a New Song,” was selected to celebrate Dr. Michael Murphy’s first concert as the new director of choral activities at SFA. Murphy was named choral director following the retirement of Dr. Tim King this past summer.

The concert is a joint 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 finearts.sfasu.edu.
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SFA to present student-directed ‘Baby with the Bathwater’

SFA’s School of Theatre will present Christopher Durang’s full-length play “Baby with the Bathwater” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 28, in the Downstage Theatre in the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

Directed by Center senior Avery Tindol, “Baby with the Bathwater” is a dark comedy about the struggles of both parenthood and childhood. It 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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Texas State University Trio to perform works by Brahms, Ligeti

The Texas State University Trio will present music for horn, violin and piano when the ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in Cole Concert Hall.

The trio includes Texas State University School of Music faculty members Dr. Lynn Ledbetter, violin; Dr. William McNally, piano; and Dr. Caroline Steiger, horn.

The concert is a presentation of the SFA 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 finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Sheena Adams is working with Inuvialuit elders to rectify the situation by creating vocabulary around renewable energy in their language of Inuvialuktun. The project is not only creating language to discuss renewable energy and conservation, but also to help preserve and restore the language itself.

To read more of the story, click here.

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