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This Week's Calendar

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

Danceworks: Reflections
7 p.m.
Turner Auditorium

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

Danceworks: Reflections
2 and 7 p.m.
Turner Auditorium

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

Tennis at ITA Texas Regional Tournament
All Day
Waco


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Faculty and staff members invited to attend university-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.

Submissions for Foreign Language Poetry Reading due today

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. today. 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.

Free suicide prevention workshop to take place today

Faculty and staff members are invited to attend a free suicide prevention workshop from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today 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.

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

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. tomorrow 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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Annual ODK Leadership Conference scheduled for Saturday

The annual Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Conference will be held from 10 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, on the second floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Faculty members are encouraged to inform students of this free event. The registration deadline is 5 p.m. today. Click here to register.

The conference aims to help students develop their leadership qualities and skills so they can successfully transition into the career of their dreams.

Attendees will hear presentations by SFA alumni who represent ODK’s five pillars of leadership: scholarship, service, mass media, fine arts and athletics. Interactive breakout sessions also will be presented by student organizations representing the five areas of endorsement for SFA’s Certified Student Leader Program: communication, decision making, influence, teamwork and organization.

The speaker line-up for the event will be posted on the SFA ODK Facebook page. Check-in will begin at 9:15 a.m.

For more information, contact SFA's ODK chapter at odk@sfasu.edu.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs announces upcoming internal funding opportunities and deadlines

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is offering funding opportunities to faculty members pursuing research and creative interests for the upcoming year.

The largest grant, the Research and Creative Activities faculty research grant, provides a six-week summer salary and funding up to $10,000 to support travel to collect data, purchase minor equipment, supplies and materials, cover hourly student assistant wages and other specific services.

The Research Grant Development grant provides support of up to $5,000 to assist faculty members who have the potential for obtaining significant funding from an external sponsor to develop a fundable research proposal. The Research Pilot Studies grant provides up to $3,000 to assist initiating pilot projects to generate data for a specific project for extramural funding. Mini-grants also are available on a rolling deadline for travel, project and publication support.

The deadline for the RCA faculty research grant is Oct. 31 for spring and summer funding. Nov. 16 is the deadline for spring funding of the RGD and RPS grants, and April 14 is the deadline for summer funding.

For more information, click here, or call Sherry Tucker, ORSP administrative assistant, at (936) 468-6606

Athletics


Registration open for men's basketball 2016-17 Tip-Off Weekend

Fans of SFA’s men’s basketball team can now register for the team’s Tip-Off Weekend, which is scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday, Oct. 21 through 22.

Those who register will have the opportunity to join at either the All-Star or All-American level. Individuals who join at these levels will be granted access to select team practices, team meetings, meals with the players and coaches, and other exclusive opportunities to interact with the Jacks.

To register, contact Carrie Johnson, men’s basketball secretary, at cjjohnson@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-3108.
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Ladyjacks return to Shelton Gym to Dig for the Cure, face University of Central Arkansas

SFA’s volleyball team returns to its home facility to face the University of Central Arkansas at 6:30 p.m. tonight. The Ladyjacks are looking to maintain their grip on the second-place slot in league standings.

The showdown between the Ladyjacks and Sugar Bears will serve as SFA’s Dig for the Cure match. SFA will be sporting pink uniforms to spread awareness of breast cancer. Free pink T-shirts and pizza will be provided for spectators.
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Fine Arts

Nowlin exhibition to open with reception tonight

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. tonight in Griffith Gallery on campus.

The show, which runs today 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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Piano duo to present guest recital at SFA

The husband-and-wife piano duo of Matthew and Katarina Loudermilk will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on campus.

The concert is a presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music and is a feature of the Cole Performing Arts Series.
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At SFA, we know trees. From our towering pines to our beautiful campus landscape, it’s easy to enjoy nature, but did you know trees have feelings?

In the new documentary “Intelligent Trees,” German forester, author and tree whisperer Peter Wohlleben and ecologist Suzanne Simard reveal trees are social beings with feelings and a language. Learn more here.

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