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This Week's Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 24
A Cappella Choir
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

Conscious Speaker Series
Dr. Joe Watkins
BPSC multimedia room

ORSP Workshop
Budget Development and Management
10-11 a.m.
Steen Library Wyatt Room

SAA Cinema
7 p.m.
Hocus Pocus (PG)
9:30 p.m.
Insidious (PG-13)

Women's Volleyball
vs. Sam Houston State
6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 25
7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre

Jigsaw Jones
9:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
Turner Auditorium

SAA Cinema
7 p.m.
Hocus Pocus (PG)
9:30 p.m.
Insidious (PG-13)

SFA Planetarium Show
Comet: From Ice to Fire
7 p.m.
$2 admission

Women's Soccer
vs. University of Texas
7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26
2 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Downstage Theatre

Fredonia Players
Scare on the Square
5 p.m.

SFA Football
at Central Arkansas
Conway, Ark.
3 p.m.

SFA Gardens Pirates of the Pineywoods Party
10 a.m. to noon
Gayla Mize Garden

Women's Volleyball
vs. Lamar
1 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 27
SAA Cinema
7 p.m.
Hocus Pocus (PG)
9:30 p.m.
Insidious (PG-13)

Women's Soccer
at Central Arkansas
Conway, Ark.
1 p.m.

Showcase Saturday
Nov. 16




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Sustainable energy vehicles at SFA

SFA Physical Plant has acquired a new model of transportation: the Polaris Ranger EV. This all-terrain, 12-volt vehicle is not only built strong but also is environmentally friendly. SFA recently purchased two of these vehicles.

The Ranger EV is 100-percent electric, causes no fuel emissions, runs quietly, and can go about 50 miles on a full charge. The Ranger EV will save the university money over time while helping to maintain a sustainable environment.
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Dr. Treba Marsh

School of Accountancy

Marsh, professor of accounting, has earned the Temple-Inland Employees Distinguished Professorship in Accounting for 2013-14. This appointment is the result of Marsh's outstanding accomplishments in teaching, research and service.

Dr. Kelly Noe

School of Accountancy

Noe leads the SFA chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honor society, which has been recognized internationally as a Superior Chapter for its excellence in academics, professionalism, leadership, and community service.

News & Announcements

Donors needed for Thanksgiving Homebound project

Jacks Council on Family Relations is in the final planning stages of the Thanksgiving Homebound project. The project is designed to provide Thanksgiving dinner for disadvantage families. Last year, with the help of other organizations, we were able to reach 48 area families. Not only did we provide dinners, but we also were able to give children's gifts. Our goal this year is to to provide Thanksgiving dinner for 75 families.

We are currently soliciting support from the SFA community to adopt a family and provide a Thanksgiving meal. If you are interested in becoming a donor, please contact Dr. Shelia Lumar at (936) 468-2975 for more information.

Jacks Council on Family Relations is student led organization that focuses on providing service projects for children and families across Nacogdoches County and surrounding communities. With your support, we can make a difference for children and families throughout our community.

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.

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.

Ahoy, mates! SFA Gardens to host Pirates of the Pineywoods Party

Shiver me timbers and a yo ho ho! Hoist your sails with SFA Gardens for a morning of outdoor adventure and excitement at the Pirates of the Pineywoods Party from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Gayla Mize Garden located on the corner of University Drive and East Starr Avenue on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

It will be all hands on deck as young pirates dress in their favorite pirate costumes and embark on a voyage through the forest to dig for buried treasure, battle sea creatures, walk the plank and partake in numerous other jolly adventures. Refreshments and treasures galore will be served up to the whole crew.

All swashbucklers must be accompanied by an adult, and advanced reservations are required. Tickets are $10 per person and can be picked up at 2900 Raguet St. prior to the event. Sponsored in conjunction with Nacogdoches Naturally Family Outdoor Adventures, all proceeds will benefit SFA Gardens' educational programs.
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ZTA Little ’Jacks Halloween Party

The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha invite the young family members of SFA faculty and staff to attend our Little 'Jacks Halloween Party. Children 2 to 10 are invited to come play games, make crafts, enjoy snacks and trick-or-treat at our super fun (but not so scary) party from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the ZTA house, 514 N. Steen Drive. Adults are asked to attend with their children. It's our way of saying "thank you" for all you do for SFA students. For more information, please contact Brittany Childress at brittany.childress@yahoo.com.

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 kelleyml1@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1292.

Campus Recreation

Free Faculty Friday

Friday, 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 Class

Saturday, 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.
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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.

Fine 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.
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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.
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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.
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Check out this cool scrap metal deer statue outside Kerrville, Texas. His name is Scrappy, and he was created by Brett and Tammy Prank, metals artists from South Dakota. If you include the statue's base, he stands more than 25 feet tall.

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