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This Week's Calendar
Wednesday, Oct. 23
Global Gateway to Pakistan Presentation
Steen Library Wyatt Room
guest horn recital
Cole Concert Hall
Find Funding with PIVOT
Steen Library Info Lab
Thursday, Oct. 24
A Cappella Choir
Cole Concert Hall
Conscious Speaker Series
Dr. Joe Watkins
BPSC multimedia room
Budget Development and Management
Steen Library Wyatt Room
Hocus Pocus (PG)
vs. Sam Houston State
Friday, Oct. 25
Hocus Pocus (PG)
SFA Planetarium Show
Comet: From Ice to Fire
vs. University of Texas
Saturday, Oct. 26
Scare on the Square
at Central Arkansas
SFA Gardens Pirates of the Pineywoods Party
10 a.m. to noon
Gayla Mize Garden
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News & Announcements
Campus Sustainability Day event
Download the Future Career Fair
Generation Texas is looking for SFA departments to sign up for booths to present to third annual Download the Future Eighth-Grade Career Fair on Nov. 12 in the Coliseum. Around 800 students from nine different area middle schools will attend this day-long event to learn about different careers and opportunities available to them after high school.
A limited number of spots are available. Please reserve your spot by Oct. 28. For more information, contact Megan Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (936) 468-1292.
Conscious Speaker Series: Dr. Joe Watkins
The Office of Multicultural Affairs would like to invite all SFA faculty and staff members to the last installment of the Fall 2013 Conscious Speaker Series: A Discourse on Native American Culture by Dr. Joe Watkins. The event is scheduled for noon Thursday, Oct. 24, in the multimedia room of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.
Watkins, supervisory anthropologist and chief of the Tribal Relations and American Cultures Program at the National Park Service in Washington, D.C., will be leading a discussion about the importance and preservation of Native American culture. A member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Watkins specializes in anthropology with a specialization in archeology. Join us for a conversation about working with diverse populations and how to nurture the voice of the Native American student.
ORSP Workshop: Budget Development and Management
Join ORSP from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Wyatt Room of Steen Library for our Budget Development and Management Workshop. This session will teach faculty and staff members how to develop and manage a grant budget that meets both sponsor and university requirements. The session also covers salary, fringe benefit calculation, capital outlay and more. Also covered are SFA's guidelines for items such as matching/cost sharing and faculty compensation. Please register to attend at myTraining.
ORSP Workshop: Find Funding with PIVOT
Looking for money to fund your project, research or creative activity? Join ORSP from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Info Lab 2 of Steen Library for our Find Funding with PIVOT Workshop.
Come learn about PIVOT, the most comprehensive database of current funding opportunities from federal, state and private sponsors. The session will cover basic navigation of PIVOT, including how to create your account, claim and modify your scholar profile, conduct funding searches, save search queries, and more. Please register to attend at myTraining.
Global Gateway to Pakistan presentation
The Office of International Programs will sponsor a 30-minute presentation on Pakistani culture given by two Pakistani students. The event will take place at 1 p.m. Oct. 23, in the Wyatt Room of the Ralph W. Steen Library.
Authentic Pakistani food samples will be served. An informal discussion and a question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. For more information, please contact the Office of International Programs at (936) 468-6631. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Conference on High-Impact Practices
Is your course "high-impact?" If so, come showcase your work at the 3rd Annual Conference on High-Impact Practices. The Office of High-Impact Practices is now accepting proposals for poster and digital presentations.
Share how you "Make an Impact @ SFA."
Proposals are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 15.
Visit our website or call Ashley Schmitt at (936) 468-7689 to learn more about the conference strands, high-impact practices and how to submit your proposal.
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Free Faculty FridayFriday, Oct. 25
Each Friday during the fall semester, SFA faculty and staff members will have free admission to the Student Recreation Center. Employees will need to bring their current SFA ID to the Welcome Desk and sign our guest log to enter. This is for faculty and staff members only, not family or dependents.
CPR/AED/First Aid Certification ClassSaturday, Oct. 26
Noon-8 p.m. in the Rec Meeting Room
SFA Campus Recreation offers full certification classes for American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer Certification. These courses combine lecture, demonstrations, and video with hands-on training. Cost is $55 for Rec members and $100 for non-members. These classes are open to the SFA and Nacogdoches communities. Please visit the Rec Administration Office to register and pay for classes, or call (936) 468-3507 for more information.
Ladyjack soccer final home game of the season
The Ladyjack soccer team will host its final home game of the 2013 season against the Texas Longhorns at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25.
Lacey Lee, Melissa Gaudet, Brenda Salazar and Megan Wasiak will all be honored at Friday's "Ladyjack Senior Night." Free SFA foam axes will be given to the first 150 fans at the game.
The Ladyjacks are currently in first place in the Southland Conference with a 13-2-1 record this season. Come early, be loud and wear purple!
Lumberjacks climb leaderboard on final day
The SFA men’s golf team carded a final round 296 Tuesday morning to finish tied for 8th at the Jim River Intercollegiate. The Lumberjacks fired their low team score of the tournament to finish 301-300-296 – 897 on the 7,105 yard, par-72 course at Squire Creek.
SFA Junior Blake Pugh led the ‘Jacks in scoring for the week, firing a final round 74 to finish in 10th place at 217. The top-10 finish was Pugh’s second of the season and sixth of his career.
Sophomore Luke Sheehan carded a final round 74 to finish at 224, tied for 27th. Junior Austin DeWitt fired his low round of the tournament Tuesday, with a three-over 75 to finish tied for 38th at 228.
Junior Bradley Phelps bounced back Tuesday to card his low round of the tournament with a one-over 73, finishing tied for 48th at 230. Redshirt Junior Baxter Ward finished tied for 60th at 236 with a final round 80.
Competing as a medalist, Junior Cody Wing closed the tournament with a final round four-over 76 to finish tied for 44th at 229.
The Lumberjacks travel to Florida next week for The Quail Valley College Invitational in Vero Beach, Fla., Oct. 28-29.
SFA reigns over Colonels on Homecoming
Senior quarterback Brady Attaway moved into second all-time in the Southland Conference’s completions list, as the SFA Lumberjack football team knocked off Nicholls State in a 55-41 victory Saturday afternoon on Homecoming at Homer Bryce Stadium.
SFA (3-4, 1-1 SLC) recorded 687 yards of total offense, with Attaway finishing 35-of-50 for 337 yards and six touchdowns. The Whitehouse, Texas, native now has 866 competitions in his career, passing Central Arkansas quarterback Nathan Brown (856), and sits only behind 2010 Walter Payton Award winner Jeremy Moses.
The Lumberjacks receiving core of Aaron Thomas, Mike Brooks and DJ Ward, each hauled in two touchdowns against the Colonels (4-3, 1-1, SLC). Thomas finished with 109 yards on six targets, while Brooks (10-67), Ward (5-65) and Tyler Boyd (5-61) all eclipsed 60 yards.
Ladyjacks win first ever title in New Orleans
The No. 9 SFA Ladyjack bowling team captured its first tournament title in program history, winning the Tulane Invitational Sunday at the AMF All-Star Lanes.
The Ladyjacks (7-2) entered Sunday in second place before they dropped their opening match to No. 6 Sam Houston 4-2. The Ladyjacks bounced back with a convincing 4-1 victory over Alabama State to reach the championship match versus Sam Houston.
SFA dropped the opening game to Sam Houston before working a 202 tie in game two. The Ladyjacks would take four of the next five games to secure the program’s first-ever tournament-title.
SFA stamped the win with a convincing final game victory of 227-149.
The Ladyjacks will return to action at the FDU Jamboree Nov. 1-3 in Hackensack, N.J.
Ladyjacks win eighth straight, beat NICH 4-1
The SFA Ladyjack soccer team reeled off its eighth consecutive victory, all in Southland Conference play, with a 4-1 statement win over Nicholls State Sunday afternoon at the SFA Soccer Field.
SFA (13-2-1, 8-1 SLC), despite surrendering its first goal to the opposition in the current win streak, tied a season high with four goals against the Colonels (10-5-1, 4-5 SLC). The Ladyjacks also scored four times in the 4-0 victory over LSU, the first win against the Tigers in program history for SFA.
Junior forward Chelsea Raymond tied the Ladjacks' all-time goal record with the 38th of her career. The Irving, Texas, native is now one goal away from holding the individual mark by herself with four games remaining.
“A great match featuring the number one rated offense in the conference in Nicholls State versus the number one defense in the country in our team," SFA head soccer coach Wally Crittenden said. "The stage was set to be a dynamic game featuring some very good players on both sides of the ball. We were able to execute to a very high level offensively and scored some great goals. Defensively, we did a lot of really good things, and I was pleased with our commitment to partner in possession with the midfield and forwards. Ultimately, they scored a great goal, and while you always want to prevent any goal, their player stepped up and made a great play. It was a really well struck ball.
Low brass artist, teacher Ben Pierce to perform at SFA
The SFA School of Music will present Ben Pierce, professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Arkansas, in a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
"Pierce is an accomplished low brass artist and teacher," said J.D. Salas, assistant professor of tuba and euphonium studies at SFA. "Pierce has notably been the winner of some dozen international tuba and euphonium artist competitions held in the United States, Japan, Germany, Finland, South Korea, England and Italy."
He is a frequent soloist at home and abroad performing many solo recitals as well as concerti with such ensembles as the premier United States military bands, top American brass bands, and such orchestras as the Tokyo Symphony, Oulu Symphony (Finland), and Vogtland Philharmonie (Germany).
Enjoying a varied ensemble career, Pierce has performed with the Detroit Symphony, the Detroit Chamber Brass, the Toledo Symphony, the Flint Symphony, and the Tulsa Symphony. He has served as principal tubist of the Ann Arbor Symphony and is principal tubist of SONA, formerly the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of the acclaimed Brass Band of Battle Creek featuring many of the world's greatest brass players.
Cole Performing Arts Series presents Haley Hoops horn recital
The SFA School of Music will present Haley Hoops, assistant horn instructor at Southern Methodist University, in a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.
Hoops, winner of the 2013 International Horn Competition of America, has been second horn player with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra since 1999. She's played nationwide with orchestras that include the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, The Grant Park Festival Orchestra, The Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra.
Her performance at SFA is part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
SFA's A Cappella Choir to present 'Tempest and Harmony'
The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the A Cappella Choir performing "Tempest and Harmony" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
The concert title was selected because of the multitude of emotions music can evoke, according to Dr. Tim King, director of choral activities for the School of Music.
"Whether it is the text or storyline, a composer's personal circumstances, or simply the musical language itself, music is dramatic," King said. "Yet in the presence of this drama, music has the beautiful ability to resolve conflict."
The opening number - a setting of Psalm 24 - is composed by Martha de Luna of the Dominican Republic, an SFA graduate student in piano and a member of the A Cappella Choir.
Among the other works to be performed is William Byrd's "Ave Verum Corpus." Byrd (1540-1623) is considered by many to be England's first master composer, according to King.
Children's play slated for Oct. 25 on SFA's Turner stage
The SFA College of Fine Arts and Children's Performing Arts Series will present "Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Class Clown" in two performances on Friday, Oct. 25, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.
Based on James Preller's best-selling mystery series for young readers, "Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Class Clown" was adapted by ArtsPower's Artistic Director Greg Gunning with music by Richard DeRosa and lyrics by Gunning. It's the story of Athena Lorenzo, who has been slimed, and she does not appreciate the practical joke. It is up to Theodore "Jigsaw" Jones, who claims to be the very first detective in the school, and his friend Mila to investigate the sliming and track down the second grade class clown.
"The production is brimming with music, charm and humor," said Diane J. Peterson, SFA Fine Arts Box Office manager and CPAS director, "and touches on the topics of friendship, bullying and trust."
Audiences will laugh as they learn the secret codes that Jigsaw must decipher to solve the mystery.
"Jigsaw Jones" features four professional actors from New York City, an upbeat, Broadway-style musical score and imaginative sets. The show opened in 2009 and has become one of ArtsPower's most popular productions.
Student-directed "Brainpeople" slated for Oct. 25-26 in Downstage Theatre
The SFA School of Theatre will present the student-directed one-act play "Brainpeople" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.
Written by José Rivera, "Brainpeople" will be directed by Mission senior theatre and radio/TV major Crystal Villarreal. In describing the play's storyline, Villarreal explains that the aristocratic Mayannah invites two strangers for dinner. She has done this for several years, but her intentions are elusive. The evening takes a dark turn when one of Mayannah's guests unleashes her cadre of "Brainpeople," and the meat on the table is more wild and bloody than the strangers could have imagined.
"A thrilling and compelling drama, 'Brainpeople' will showcase poisonous personal wars that plague the human psyche," Villarreal said.
The cast includes Malena Gordo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, junior, as Mayannah; Marley Graham, Port Neches sophomore, as Ani; and Molly Dyer, Copperas Cove junior, as Rosemary.