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Friday, Oct. 23
SFA soccer vs. Abilene Christian University
7 p.m.
Abilene

SFA tennis at the United States Tennis Association Intercollegiate Texas Regional Championships
College Station

SFA Planetarium "Black Holes" screening
7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 24
SFA tennis at the United States Tennis Association Intercollegiate Texas Regional Championships
College Station

SFA volleyball vs. Lamar University
1 p.m.
Beaumont

Sunday, Oct. 25
SFA soccer vs. the University of the Incarnate Word
1 p.m.
San Antonio

SFA tennis at the United States Tennis Association Intercollegiate Texas Regional Championships
College Station

Monday, Oct. 26
SFA men's golf at the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational
Vero Beach, Florida

SFA tennis at the United States Tennis Association Intercollegiate Texas Regional Championships
College Station


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CC Conn

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Conn, associate professor in SFA's School of Theatre, presented a peer-reviewed paper titled "The Developmental Relationship: Effects on Recruitment, Retention and Tenure/Promotion" at the University of New Mexico's Mentoring Institute in Albuquerque Thursday, Oct. 22. The presentation reflected a proposal for an incoming faculty member mentoring council for SFA's College of Fine Arts.

Mentoring would improve the quality of the new faculty-member experience, which, in result, also would improve the university's overall retention and tenure success. Creating a mentoring community at SFA also would improve recruitment of new faculty members, allowing them to feel supported in their tenure and promotion endeavors, according to Conn.

News & Announcements

SFA Human Services hosting undergraduate workshop

The SFA Department of Human Services will offer a free undergraduate research workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, in the Human Services Building, Room 101, and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct.  29, in the Human Services Building, Room 322.

SFA faculty members are encouraged to share this information with students. The sessions will include a discussion of the research process and team.

Questions should be directed to Yuleinys Castillo, assistant professor of Human Services, at castilloya@sfasu.edu or ticerkr@jacks.sfasu.edu.

Jumpstart sessions available at the Academic Assistance and Resource Center

Do you know a student who has potential but is struggling to succeed under a heavy course load?

SFA's Academic Assistance and Resource Center is offering a limited number of sessions to help struggling students "jump-start" their success. Faculty members are encouraged to spread the word about this opportunity. The Jumpstart sessions are intended for first generation or post-Pathway students and those on academic probation, in particular. These are opportunities for peers to work together to figure out how to best navigate the rest of the semester.

Students should contact M.E. McWilliams, AARC director, by email at mmcwilliams@sfasu.edu, or call or text (936) 585-3928.

QPR suicide prevention course scheduled for next week

SFA's Counseling Services is offering a free workshop from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Rusk Building, Room 333, to teach skills to identify and help persons in danger of suicide. Suicide is the most preventable cause of death in the country, but few people are prepared to identify and assist a suicidal person.

Each participant who completes the course will be certified as a “Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper.”

Call (936) 468-2401 to register.

SFA Planetarium to screen 'Black Holes'

The SFA Planetarium will screen the film “Black Holes” beginning at 7 p.m. tonight. The screenings will be at 7 p.m. each Friday through Nov. 20.

The program incorporates several of the latest theories regarding black holes and is intended for general audiences.
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Early Childhood Laboratory blood drive set for October

The SFA Early Childhood Laboratory will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, in the Early Childhood Research Center, Room 211.

Participants can sign up here, or in the ECHL main office. Preregistration details will be sent to those who sign up. 

Donors will receive a free T-shirt.

SFA Homecoming


Campus Recreation to host 2015 Homecoming 5K

SFA Campus Recreation, in partnership with the SFA Alumni Association, will host the sixth annual SFA Homecoming 5K beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

This 5-kilometer race will begin at the SFA Campus Recreation Center and end in historic downtown Nacogdoches. Participants will follow a beautiful route that winds through campus and includes a combination of road and trail. A post-race pancake breakfast will be served during the awards ceremony. The breakfast is free to participants.

Click here to register.

Athletics


SFA volleyball downs Sam Houston State University, 3-0

The Ladyjack volleyball team had arguably their finest performance of the season Thursday night against the Sam Houston State University Bearkats to claim a 3-0 victory in Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville.

Senior Jacque Allen led an all-out defensive assault against SHSU with two solo blocks and five additional block assists as part of SFA's 13-1 blocking advantage.
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Ladyjack soccer game rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27

The SFA women’s soccer team match against Abilene Christian University has been rescheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Elmer Gray Stadium in Abilene due to a forecast of inclement weather.

The Ladyjacks now will play the University of the Incarnate Word at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, in San Antonio before taking on ACU.
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Lumberjacks making the most of bye week

Following its come-from-behind victory over 21st-ranked Southeastern Louisiana University, SFA is in its bye week as the Lumberjacks prepare for the stretch run of the season. With an overall record of 2-5 and 2-3 in Southland Conference play, head football coach Clint Conque said the team isn’t where it wants to be but knows the season is far from over.

“We still have a lot to play for,” Conque said. “We have Homecoming next week, then a trip to Conway to play a tough Central Arkansas team, followed by Senior Day and the battle for Chief Caddo. Sure, we’re disappointed by the way the first half of the season played out, but the season isn’t over by any means.”
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Fine Arts

SFA's Hachidori Duo to perform music of Ravel, O'Connor

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Hachidori Duo performing a faculty recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, in Cole Concert Hall at the Wright Music Building.

The Hachidori Duo includes music faculty members Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, violin, and Dr. Evgeni Raychev, cello. The husband-wife team will perform some of their favorite pieces from the duo repertoire for violin and cello they have discovered over the years.

The program includes two pieces the couple played during their Oct. 16 performance in Carnegie Hall. The duo will perform Sonata for Violin and Cello by Maurice Ravel and "F.C.'s Jig" by Mark O'Connor.
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'Introduction to the Songs and Life of Poldowski' topic of lecture recital at SFA tonight

Soprano Dr. Sooah Park will present "Introduction to the Songs and Life of Poldowski" as part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series at 6 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

This lecture recital will feature information on the life and works of Lady Poldowski, a Polish-British composer whose maiden name was Regine Wieniawska, followed by a performance of Poldowski's songs and those of her more famous contemporaries, including Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Reynaldo Hahn, and Ernest Chausson, according to Scott LaGraff, professor of voice at SFA.
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PEN Trio to perform with special guest flutist Arnone tomorrow

The PEN Trio with special guest Francesca Arnone will present a program of 20th century music for woodwinds at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The PEN Trio includes Dr. Nora Lewis, oboe, Kansas State University; Dr. Phillip O. Paglialonga, clarinet, Virginia Tech University; and Dr. Eric Vander Veer Varner, bassoon, Lynn Conservatory. The name PEN Trio comes from the first letter of each person's name - Phil, Eric and Nora.

The trio is performing at SFA as part of the group's Texas tour, which includes Baylor University, the University of North Texas, Rice University and Texas A&M University-Commerce, according to Staci Spring, instructor of bassoon in the SFA School of Music.
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Exhibition explores folk art's relationship to religious, cultural traditions

"The Devil You Say! The Saintly, and Not So Saintly, in Folk Art," an exhibition that explores folk art and its relationship to religious and cultural traditions, will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow in SFA’s Cole Art Center at The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The exhibition, curated by Michael T. Ricker, features a variety of works, including paintings, printed matter, bottles with wooden sculpture inside and sculpture in various media, including pottery, wood, metal, shell, straw work, coconuts, bone, stone and cast iron.

"Although some of the work is quite serious in nature, there are also examples that are playful and poke fun with a sense of humor," said John Handley, SFA’s director of art galleries. "Many items in this exhibition are rarely displayed outside of private collections, including early examples that date from the late 18th and 19th centuries.”
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SFA to host '25 Veinticinco' art exhibition opening tomorrow

The "25 Veinticinco: Mexican-American Prints from UT San Antonio" exhibition at SFA will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow in The Cole Art Center at The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The exhibition is a suite of 25 prints by 25 Latino and Latina artists, and each print is signed, numbered and issued in a limited edition of 30, according to John Handley, SFA's director of art galleries.

The images are printed on 22-inch by 30-inch archival paper and were produced using techniques including stone and aluminum plate lithography, etching and aquatint, linocut and screen-printing, Handley said. The artists worked in collaboration with master printers Neal Cox, associate professor of art in SFA's School of Art, and Steven Carter, who works in the University of Texas at San Antonio Department of Art and History print studio.
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Works by Mexican artist Miranda to show at Cole Art Center

The pen and ink drawings of Mexican artist Manuel Miranda will be featured in an exhibition opening tomorrow in the Reception Gallery at SFA’s Cole Art Center at The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

"The Tenderness of Egocentrism: Drawings by Manuel Miranda" opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Joseph M. Bravo curated the show.

"These pen and ink drawings reflect a discrete body of work within the artist's oeuvre," writes Bravo. "These artworks represent a series of archetypal characters that are a satire of the follies of the human condition. Dancers, butterfly catchers, jugglers, performers and other eccentrics are examined as an exploration of the diversity of the human experience and the fracturing of caricatured identities that imply the risk of madness.”
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