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Friday, Oct. 20
Bowling at three-day Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Invitational
Kenner, Louisiana

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

Friday, Oct. 27
SFA Planetarium
"Hubble Vision"

7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium


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Interior design students learn about technological advancements in lighting

Ashley Wickramaratine, sales manager for Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., visited two interior design classes to discuss lighting controls and technological advancements in the field.

During the presentation, students learned about light sources, control zones, lighting groups, how light affects design, and new wireless and smart technologies.
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Aztec dance group to perform for Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will celebrate by hosting Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli, an Aztec dance group that will perform an interactive presentation offering tribal dancing, drumming and a brief look at the Mexica-Nahuati philosophy.

The celebration will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

During the presentation, the audience will learn some of the background history and origins of the dances. Attendees should expect to be educated and entertained about aspects of Native American culture.

For more information, visit the OMA website at sfasu.edu/oma.
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SFA Homecoming

Alpha Phi Omega works to make bonfire a flaming success

Every year Alpha Phi Omega works tirelessly to build the SFA Homecoming bonfire, and this year is no exception.

The bonfire pep rally and SAA concert will get underway at 9 p.m. tonight at the Intramural Field following the Torchlight Parade, which begins at 8 p.m. at the SFA Ag Pond.

SFA Alumni auction open for bidding

The 2017 SFA Homecoming Online Auction ends this Sunday, so make your bids now. 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.

Homecoming festivities kick off today

SFA’s annual Homecoming celebration begins today and runs through Sunday. This year’s theme is “Unmasque Your Spirit.”

Some of the events scheduled this year include the 44th annual SFA Alumni Golf Tournament, the Homecoming bonfire, the Flap “Jack” Breakfast and the Homecoming parade in downtown Nacogdoches.

For more information about Homecoming events, contact the SFA Alumni Association at (936) 468-3407, or view the Homecoming schedule of events here.
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Campus Recreation

Parents Night Out tonight

In an effort to help parents enjoy a child-free Homecoming bonfire and concert, Campus Recreation is hosting Parents Night Out tonight.

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.

For more information or to register, call (936) 468-3507, or email campusrec@sfasu.edu.

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. tomorrow 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 starting at 7 a.m. Participants will receive a race shirt and voucher for the SFA Alumni Flap "Jack" Breakfast following the race.

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

Athletics

Ladyjacks post double-digit kills to fend off McNeese State University

The SFA volleyball team pushed hard Thursday in Shelton Gym to lock down the program's 21st season of 20 or more wins by defeating McNeese State University.

Making use of a four-pronged attack plan in which four players finished with 10 or more kills, the Ladyjacks did just enough at just the right times to outlast a troublesome McNeese squad by a 3-1 margin.  Read More

Ladyjack softball to host fall scrimmage today

SFA’s softball team will play 10 innings for its Black and Purple game at 4 p.m. this afternoon at the SFA Softball Field.

Fans, students and alumni are encouraged to come out and watch the Ladyjacks in action prior to tonight's Jack Madness and Homecoming festivities.

Admission to the Black and Purple scrimmage is free.
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SFA Bowling begins ninth season today

The 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Invitational in Kenner, Louisiana, will be the first stop for SFA’s women's bowling team as the Ladyjacks begin the 2017-18 season.

The invitational begins today and will wrap up Sunday at the AMF All Star Lanes.
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Jack Madness scheduled for tonight

Fans of SFA’s basketball teams are invited to help the Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks tip off their 2017-18 season at SFA's Jack Madness at 7 p.m. tonight in Johnson Coliseum.

The event is free and open to the public.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to collect prizes, including a $10,000 prize for a lucky fan who can hit a half-court shot.
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SFA football returns to Homer Bryce for Homecoming 2017

After a difficult four-week stretch, SFA’s football team returns to its home turf for Homecoming 2017.

The Lumberjacks will play at 3 p.m. against Houston Baptist University for a Southland Conference matchup that pits two teams looking to break losing streaks.
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In an effort to start a new coral ecosystem in the most awesome way possible, a giant steel Kraken was sunk with an old World War II ship near the British Virgin Islands.

The project, titled BVI Art Reef, is expected to attract many forms of sea life, making it a hot spot for drivers and those passionate about ocean conservation.

To dive a little deeper, click here.

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