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

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.

Volleyball vs. Nicholls State University

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




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Kathy Bryson

Academic Assistance and Resource Center, writing program director

Bryson has an established career as an award-winning writer of fiction. Many of her stories feature leprechauns and zombies, and her latest book “Restless Spirits” has been published just in time for Halloween.

For a limited time, The Kindle book is free on Amazon.

Dr. Karen Embry-Jenlink

Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, professor of doctoral studies

Embry-Jenlink presented the keynote address entitled "Educators In A Democracy: Preparing the Next Generation" at the 64th annual meeting of the Southeast Regional Association of Teacher Educators in Rogers, Arkansas.

The SRATE represents fifteen states in the southeast region of the United States and is the largest affiliated regional unit within the Association of Teacher Educators.

Embry-Jenlink is the 2017-18 national president of the ATE.

News & Announcements

Musicians for Texas performance to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey

Musicians for Texas is holding a benefit concert to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

The concert will feature faculty members from SFA’s School of Music performing an assortment of music including an improvised setting of the hymn “How Great Thou Art” by Hyun Ji Oh, SFA piano accompanist.

Admission to the concert is free, but donations to the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts are requested.

SFA interior design faculty members awarded Best Presentation at conference

Professors in SFA’s interior design program were recognized with the Best Presentation Award at the Southwest Regional Conference for Interior Design Educators Council in early October in Dallas.

SFA Professor Dr. Mitzi Perritt and Associate Professors Sally Ann Swearingen and Leisha Bridwell delivered a presentation about service learning during the conference, which hosted design educators from universities in various states such as Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas.
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Orientation Programs to host town hall meeting today

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. today 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.

Art history alumnus pursues Harvard graduate degree

SFA art history graduate Kendrick Perkins is working toward earning a master’s degree through the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Perkins is an Urban Scholar Fellow enrolled in the school’s Technology, Innovation and Education master’s program where his studies focus on learning design, entrepreneurship and emerging technology in K-12 urban education.

After graduation, Perkins plans to stay in the Greater Boston Area and take advantage of the growing technology landscape to pursue opportunities in learning design in the education technology sector.
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State Employee Charitable Campaign taking donations through tomorrow

The annual State Employee Charitable Campaign benefiting various agencies and nonprofit organizations concludes tomorrow, and all forms are due by 5 p.m. 

There are two ways employees can give. You can make a one-time donation via check or payroll deduction.

Donations go to agencies and nonprofit organizations you designate. The minimum donation is $2. 

If you are interested in contributing to the annual SECC, contact Amanda Windham, director of student engagement programs, at (936) 468-3723.

SFA Homecoming

2017 Homecoming Step Show scheduled for tonight

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host its annual Homecoming Step Show at 8 p.m. tonight 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.

Tickets are $15 at the door.
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Homecoming T-shirts now available

The 2017 SFA Homecoming T-shirts are now available for $20 at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, the Baker Pattillo Student Center Information Desk and in the Traditions Council Office, located in the BPSC, Room 1.204.

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 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 tomorrow

In an effort to help parents enjoy a child-free Homecoming Bonfire and Concert, Campus Recreation is hosting Parents Night Out tomorrow. 

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.


McNeese State University squad challenges SFA in Shelton Gym tonight

SFA’s volleyball team is set for the middle match of a three-match home stand against McNeese State University at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Shelton Gym.

The Ladyjacks are in second place in the Southland Conference standings heading into tonight’s game.
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Ladyjacks head to University of the Incarnate Word, Abilene Christian University for weekend road matchups

With a spot in the 2017 Southland Conference Tournament already secured, SFA’s women's soccer team is looking for two more wins to keep on track for the league's regular season title.

SFA is three points from first place, behind Lamar University and McNeese State University.
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SFA Homecoming 2017 game this Saturday

SFA’s Homecoming 2017 game is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday at Homer Bryce Stadium.

The Lumberjacks will welcome Houston Baptist University for a Southland Conference matchup that pits two teams looking to break losing streaks.

It will be the first home game for SFA since hosting No. 25 McNeese on Sept. 30.
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Fine Arts

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

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. tonight 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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TCU’s Trio Con Brio to perform at SFA

The Trio Con Brio, an ensemble of musicians from the Texas Christian University music faculty, will perform a guest recital at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, in Cole Concert Hall.

The trio is comprised of Dr. Misha Galaganov, viola; Gary Whitman, clarinet; and John Owings, piano. 

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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‘Mr. Burns’ takes funny, poignant look at post-apocalyptic world

SFA’s School of Theatre will bring the imaginative dark comedy “Mr. Burns” to life as part of its 2017-18 Mainstage Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Nov. 7-11 in the Turner Auditorium.

The play follows six people (and later seven) who have survived a nationwide nuclear power disaster. Society has collapsed and there is no electricity.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7.50 for students and youth. 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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Can you imagine listening to a story-teller while colors swirl in the air around you? According to the American Psychological Association, 1 in 2,000 people actually do.

Synesthesia is a neurological condition that causes the brain to process data in the form of several senses at once. People with the condition may see colors or smell certain scents when hearing sounds. They can taste words or see numbers projected in space around them.

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