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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

Sunday, Oct. 23
Bowling at Bethune Cookman Wildcat Invitational
All Day
Orlando, Florida

Soccer vs. the University of the Incarnate Word
1 p.m.
SFA Soccer Field

Tennis at ITA Texas Regional Tournament
All Day
Waco


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Early Childhood Laboratory to host Scholastic Book Fair

SFA’s Early Childhood Laboratory will host a Scholastic Book Fair from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 28, in the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center. 

To view book fair items that also are available for online purchase, click here. Online sales will be available beginning today through Nov. 1.

For more information, contact Lori Harkness, director of the ECHL, at (936) 468-4006.

SFA Charter School raises funds through annual walk-a-thon

The SFA Charter School joined with its Parent-Teacher Organization to host the eighth annual walk-a-thon Friday in Johnson Coliseum.

Approximately 265 SFA Charter School students participated in the fundraising event, which benefits the school’s learning trips, children’s performing arts series, author visits, fitness days and social events.

Each grade and class competed to raise funds through sponsorships and walking in the coliseum. The walk-a-thon raised more than $17,100.
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Faculty Senate gathering to take place next week

SFA’s Faculty Senate will host a faculty member gathering from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the McGee Business Building, Room 483. Doughnuts and coffee will be provided.

Faculty members are invited to join to network, meet Senate members and ask questions.

For more information, contact Dr. Le’Ann Solmonson, professor in SFA's Department of Human Services, at (936) 458-1065

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

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. today 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.

2016 Fall Career and Internship Expo scheduled for Oct. 26

SFA's Center for Career and Professional Development will host the 2016 Fall Career and Internship Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the event, especially those who may be looking to find a full-time or internship position. Click here for a list of participating employers. If a faculty member would like a record of attendance for their students, a class roster or a sign-in sheet must be provided by the faculty member to the CCPD by Tuesday, Oct. 25.

Students will need to bring their student ID for check-in, as well as copies of their résumé to distribute to employers. Professional dress is required. Résumé assistance and the center's free Career Closet are available to help students prepare for the event. Information about these resources may be found on the center's website.

For more information, contact Brandi Derouen, assistant director of the Center for Career and Professional Development, at derouenb@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-3305.

Vote for the Lumberjack in the Southland Conference Mascot Challenge

The SFA Lumberjack is in a close race against other mascots in the Southland Conference Mascot Challenge, and is currently ranked second behind the Sam Houston State University Bearkat. Help SFA’s Spirit Program win its fourth consecutive Mascot Challenge title and a cash prize of $5,000 to be used toward the program.

One vote can be submitted per day per email address. Click here to vote.

Submissions for Foreign Language Poetry Reading due tomorrow

Submissions for the second annual Foreign Language Poetry Reading, which is hosted by SFA’s Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication, are due by 5 p.m. tomorrow. The event provides an evening of poetry from around the globe, including both original and classic works read by the SFA community.

The reading will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Cole Art Center @ the Old Opera House downtown.

For more information, including submission and presentation guidelines, click here.

Jeb Bush to be featured as inaugural speaker for Nelson Rusche Distinguished Lecture Series at SFA

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will serve as guest speaker for SFA’s Rusche College of Business' inaugural Nelson Rusche Distinguished Lecture Series on Nov. 3.

Through a question-and-answer format, Bush will discuss various topics focusing on leadership and business issues.
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SFA Homecoming


David Nail to perform during Homecoming bonfire concert

Country music artist David Nail will be the featured performer during the Homecoming bonfire concert beginning at 9 p.m. Nov. 4 at the SFA Intramural Fields. The performance will follow the bonfire pep rally.

Some of Nail’s featured songs include “Red Light,” “Whatever She’s Got,” “Let It Rain” and “Night’s On Fire.”

Admission to the concert is free. For more information, contact SFA’s Office of Student Engagement, at (936) 468-7278.

Athletics


Monzingo, Leyvani register top-10 finishes at Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate

For the first time this season, SFA’s men’s golf team placed a pair of players among the individual top-10 standings. Senior Major Monzingo and sophomore Angelo Leyvani tied for seventh at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate yesterday in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

The duo finished the 54-hole event with an even-par 213, setting new career-lows for each, while leading the Lumberjacks to an eighth-place showing with an 18-over 870.
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Meet the Jacks scheduled for Oct. 25 at First United Methodist Church

In anticipation of the 2016-17 season, SFA’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will join forces at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at First United Methodist Church for the 2016 Jack McCullough Meet the Jacks event hosted by the Nacogdoches Rotary Club.

Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at the door on the day of the event. Event attendees will be treated to a dinner of fried fish and will have the opportunity to mingle with the players and coaches of both teams.
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Fine Arts

Nowlin exhibition to open with reception tomorrow

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open the exhibition “Devon Nowlin: Don’t Deny Your Heart” with a reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in Griffith Gallery on campus.

The show, which runs Oct. 20 through Dec. 9, features paintings and altered digital prints. Nowlin’s work reflects a personal and market-driven desire to, in her own words, “curate environments and personas that aspire for a lifestyle of casual luxury,” according to John Handley, director of galleries at SFA.

The Texas Commission on the Arts, SFA Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum are sponsors of the exhibition. Admission is free.

Gallery hours are from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call (936) 468-1131. The Griffith Fine Arts Building is located at 2222 Alumni Drive.
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