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Thursday, Oct. 26
Volleyball at New Orleans
6:30 p.m.
New Orleans

Friday, Oct. 27
Bowling at three-day Brunswick Bearcat Open
Lebanon, Illinois

Cross-country at all-day Southland Conference Championships

SFA Planetarium
"Hubble Vision"

7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium

Soccer at Sam Houston State University
6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Football at Lamar State University
6 p.m.

Volleyball at Southeastern Louisiana University
1 p.m.
Hammond, Louisiana

Sunday, Oct. 29
Men's golf at three-day Duck Commander Intercollegiate
El Dorado, Arkansas

Women's golf at three-day Little Rock Women's Golf Classic
Hot Springs, Arkansas




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News & Announcements

Communications professor publishes book on influence of W.A. Criswell

A new book by Dr. Jim Towns, professor of communications, examines selected speeches from 1956 to 2002 of W.A. Criswell, who was a pastor, author and two-term elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention.

In the book, “The Legacy of W.A. Criswell,” Towns discusses Criswell’s influence on Christianity, specifically within the Baptist denomination, and analyzes Criswell’s conservative impact on the SBC and Christianity as a whole.

Towns said he was prompted to write the book to detail Criswell’s 50-year influence on churches and Christian teaching.

“The Legacy of W.A. Criswell” is available in paperback for purchase on tamupress.com. Use code 3B to receive a 30% discount.
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Visiting professor offers lectures as part of intellectual exchange program

Dr. Rogiro Ferreira, visiting professor from the Federal University in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, is conducting a series of lectures and workshops for the Languages, Cultures and Communication, and Social Work programs. This week he will conduct workshops in Portuguese language and Latin American courses.

Dr. Ferreira’s visit furthers the agreement between our universities, and promotes a reciprocal intellectual exchange that started with SFA's Dr. Gabriela Miranda-Recinos and Dr. José Neftal Recinos who were invited to offer lectures on Mexican and Central American contemporary literature this past summer at UFJF.

Graduate school fair scheduled this fall

SFA’s Graduate School will host the 2017 Graduate School Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Regents Suite A and B.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the event, especially those looking to continue their education by attending graduate school. Click here for a list of participating programs.

For more information, contact Brandi Derouen, assistant director of the Center for Career and Professional Development, at (936) 468-3305 or derouenb@sfasu.edu.

Brave Space Series religious panel scheduled for tomorrow

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting a religious panel discussion as part of its Brave Space Series from 4 to 5:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Regents’ Suite A.

Panelists include Kyle Childress, Aloma Marquis, Shyam Vyas and Habiba Awan and represent Baptist Christianity, Catholic Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.

The discussion is free and open to the SFA and Nacogdoches communities.

Each month, OMA’s Brave Space Series provides a forum for open and honest discussion concerning difficult topics.
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Fall Career and Internship Expo this week

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the 2017 Fall Career and Internship Expo slated for 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the HPE Complex.

The expo is hosted by the Center for Career and Professional Development. Résumé assistance and the Career Closet are available.

If a faculty member would like record of attendance for their students, a class roster or a sign in sheet must be provided to the CCPD by tomorrow.

For more information, contact Brandi Derouen, assistant director of the Center for Career and Professional Development, at (936) 468-3305 or derouenb@sfasu.edu.


Lumberjacks beat Houston Baptist University 27-10 on Homecoming

SFA’s football team totaled 483 yards Saturday in a 27-10 win over Houston Baptist University on Homecoming 2017.

The Lumberjacks outgained the Huskies by nearly 250 yards, holding Houston Baptist to just 238 yards of total offense.
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Volleyball team dismantles Nicholls State University for seventh-straight Southland victory

Surrounded by a number of alumni, SFA’s volleyball team gave its homecoming crowd a powerful show at the expense of Southland Conference foe Nicholls State University.

SFA hit at a clip of at least .400 and had an 8-0 advantage in service aces, which helped the Ladyjacks win 3-0.
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Bowling places third at Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Invitational

SFA’s bowling team placed third at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Invitational in Kenner, Louisiana.

The Ladyjacks recorded a 4-1 win over Louisiana Tech University in the third-place match as senior Stephanie Schwartz was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
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Ladyjacks fall flat in road loss to Abilene Christian University

Just two days after putting together its highest scoring output of the season, SFA’s women's soccer team came out flat in Sunday's match with Abilene Christian University and fell by a 2-0 score.

The loss pushes SFA two games back of Southland leader Lamar in the standings, and snaps a season-high four-game win streak.
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Men’s golf heads to Little Rock Intercollegiate golf tournament

SFA’s men's golf team will take to the links today and tomorrow when it competes in the Little Rock Intercollegiate golf tournament at the Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The two-day, 54-hole tournament features a par-72 course that encompasses 7,326 yards of play. The first two rounds will take place Monday followed by the third and final round Tuesday. Each day of play will get underway at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start.
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Fine Arts

Ticket sales continue for Moscow Ballet’s ‘Great Russian Nutcracker’

A limited number of tickets are still available to attend the Nov. 16 and 17 performances of Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker.”

An Encore Event presented by the SFA College of Fine Arts, “The Great Russian Nutcracker” will be presented at 7:30 each night in Turner Auditorium. All ages will want to celebrate Christmas with the Moscow Ballet’s company of nearly 40 ballerinas and other dancers on its 25th Anniversary Tour of North America.

Nutcracker adult tickets are $45 for Section A seating, $36 for Section B seating and $20 for Section C seating. Discounts are available for seniors, students, children, and SFA faculty and staff members. 

For more information, stop by the Box Office, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Choral Union, Women's Choir to present 'Dancing and Singing' program tomorrow

The Choral Union and Women's Choir at SFA will present the program "Dancing and Singing" at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall.

The Lufkin High School mixed choir, the Kantori, directed by SFA alumna Laura Hoelewyn, will open the concert. The Kantori will join the Choral Union to perform two pieces that are part of the 2017-18 All-State Choir audition process.

SFA's Topics in World Dance class also will perform to Ron Nelson's composition on a text by Thomas E. Ahlburn, "Early May."

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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Camera traps are used to snap pictures of wildlife in its natural habitat. However, Frank LaPenna is using them to capture photos of humans out of their natural habitat — being willfully frightened to death.  

Penna set up a camera in his Haunted House, The Nightmares Fear Factory. It's triggered by a motion sensor when a prop pops out to scare the victims.

Needless to say, the photographs produced are not being studied at National Geographic headquarters, but might be getting passed around at the water cooler for a quick chuckle.

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