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Monday, Oct. 2
Women's golf at two-day Sam Houston State University Bearkat Invitational
All day
Huntsville

Wednesday, Oct. 4
Volleyball vs. University of New Orleans
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Friday, Oct. 6
Soccer at University of Central Arkansas
7 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas

Saturday, Oct. 7
Football vs. Sam Houston State University in the Battle of the Piney Woods
1 p.m.
Houston

Volleyball at Lamar University
1 p.m.
Beaumont


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The Departments of Intercollegiate Athletics and Kinesiology to host blood drive

The Departments of Intercollegiate Athletics and Kinesiology are hosting a bone marrow donor drive 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Oct. 5 in the plaza located in front of Surfin’ Steve.

SFA is partnering with the Be the Match program in a challenge against Sam Houston State University to register interested donors in the program. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and register those who want to help save a life.

Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Moore Farms Botanical Gardens’ education and events manager

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Rebecca Turk, education and events manager for Moore Farms Botanical Gardens in Lake City, South Carolina, will present “Moore Farms Botanical Garden: A Germinating Success from Concept and Collections to Programs.” The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month and includes a rare-plant raffle after the program.

For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Faculty and Staff Picnic scheduled for Wednesday

Join Baker and Janice Pattillo at the annual Faculty and Staff Picnic from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

SFA Faculty and Staff Breakfast scheduled for Wednesday

A Faculty and Staff Breakfast is scheduled for 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the East College Dining Hall. Help spread the word about this event, and invite your SFA colleagues to join you.

For a special price of $3, faculty and staff members are invited to enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast while catching up with colleagues and making new campus contacts.

This event is brought to you by the SFA Social Events Team in the spirit of our “SFA Envisioned” strategic plan, which includes fostering a culture of engagement within our campus community.

To stay informed about future SFA social networking events, “like” the SFA Faculty/Staff Lounge Facebook page.

Employee Wellness to host Increasing Your Control Over Food seminar

Employee Wellness is hosting two free sessions of the Increasing Your Control Over Food seminar at 12:15 and 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in the Campus Recreation Meeting Room.

Discover how to make balanced choices even if you are off track with your eating, don’t sleep enough and have too much going on in your life.

To sign up, contact Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu.

Athletics

Cross-country teams both place ninth at Oklahoma State University Jamboree

SFA’s men's and women's cross-country teams both finished ninth at the Oklahoma State University Jamboree Saturday with the men totaling 255 points and the women, 234.

The field included multiple teams ranked inside the top 30 in the national rankings, including host Oklahoma State, which took first place on the men's side.
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Women’s golf competes in Sam Houston State University’s Bearkat Invitational Golf Tournament

SFA’s women's golf team will compete in Sam Houston State University’s Bearkat Invitational Golf Tournament today and tomorrow.

The two-day, 54-hole tournament at the Raven Nest Golf Club will feature a par-71 course comprised of 6,067 yards of play with a 11-team field that includes a total of six Southland Conference teams.
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Men’s golf finishes 11th at University of Louisville's Cardinal Challenge

SFA’s men's golf team finished 11th at the University of Louisville's Cardinal Challenge Sunday afternoon after shooting a 9-over 207 in the final round of play.

For the three-day tournament, the Lumberjacks posted a final tally of 44-over 908 and placed one stroke above fellow Southland Conference member Southeastern Louisiana University at the University of Louisville Golf Club.
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Soccer drops road contest at Lamar University on late penalty kick

Lamar University won their first game against SFA’s soccer team Sunday. With the loss, the Ladyjacks fall to 6-6 overall and 3-2 in Southland Conference play ahead of a pivotal matchup with the University of Central Arkansas Friday.
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SFA football team falls to McNeese State University

SFA’s football team was unable to score against a very athletic McNeese State University squad Saturday night.

The Lumberjacks were held to just 224 total yards of offense in the 35-0 home loss to the 25th-ranked Cowboys, who racked up 342 yards on the ground and another 163 through the air.
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Fine Arts

Orchestra of the Pines to present ‘Beethoven’s Seventh’ program tonight

SFA’s Orchestra of the Pines opens its 2017-18 season with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall.

Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, considered to have “eclipsed” the renowned composer’s prior six symphonies, was last performed by the orchestra in March 2009, which was the inaugural year when the orchestra became an entirely student orchestra.

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 music faculty member Salas to present 'Muses and Dances' program tomorrow

SFA’s School of Music will present faculty member Dr. J.D. Salas performing a program titled “Muses and Dances” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building.

The recital is part of the School of Music’s Calliope Concert Series. 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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Renowned soloist Hitz to perform tuba recital at SFA

As another guest artist recital celebrating the 2017 Octubafest at SFA, internationally renowned soloist Andrew Hitz will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Octubafest is a performance series held by many universities around the world to showcase the tuba and euphonium as solo and chamber music instruments, according to Dr. J.D. Salas, associate professor of tuba and euphonium studies at SFA. Hitz will collaborate with pianist Dr. Hsin-I Huang, a recent addition to the SFA School of Music faculty. Salas will also perform with Hitz on a piece called “Three Grooves for Two Tubas” by Tom Holtz.

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 Swingin’ Axes, Aces to perform music of Basie, Herman, Sinatra

The SFA School of Music will present the Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in Cole Concert Hall.

The program will showcase a mix of classic and swing jazz favorites.

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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Red Mountain Trio to perform at SFA

The Red Mountain Trio will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building.

The string ensemble features M. Brent Willians, violin; Daphne Gerling, viola; and Katherine Decker, cello. Their program will include “Introduction to the Dance” by C.M. von Weber, arranged by J.W. Kalliwoda; Serenade in C Major, op. 10 for violin, viola, and cello by Ernst von Dohnanyi; “Three Rags for Violin and Cello” by William Ryden; and String Trio in G Major, op. 9 no. 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven.

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 ‘Thank You For Protesting’

SFA’s School of Theatre will present Paul Adam Levy’s one-act play “Thank You For Protesting” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Oct. 14, in the Downstage Theatre.

Directed by Mesquite senior theatre major Taylor Solice, “Thank You For Protesting” is a satire about a citizen’s right to protest.

Tickets are $4. 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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Music faculty joins harpist Mitchell in program of works by Debussy, Caplet

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. Thursday, Oct. 19, 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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Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, designers of the Olympic “Bird’s Nest” Stadium in Beijing, used algorithms to design the Elbphilharmonie, a concert hall that can seat 2,100 people and cost $843 million to build.

The walls are lined with 10,000 unique acoustic panels, each of which contain one million “cells.” When sound waves hit these panels, the “cells” help shape the sound by either absorbing the waves or causing them to reverberate throughout the hall. No two panels are the same, but together they create a perfectly balanced sound.

To read more, click here.

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