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Tuesday, Oct. 24
Men's golf at Little Rock Invitational
All day
Little Rock, Arkansas

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
Abilene

SFA Planetarium
"Hubble Vision"

7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium

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

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

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


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SFA’s online RN-to-BSN program ranked among nation's top 50 most affordable

TopRNtoBSN.com, a leading online information source for current and prospective nursing students, ranked SFA’s RN-to-BSN online transition track as the No. 6 most affordable program in the nation.

Site editors for TopRNtoBSN.com ranked each program based on its accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and cost per credit hour.
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Showcase Saturday for prospective students slated for Nov. 11

Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during a free, action-packed open-house Saturday, Nov. 11, at SFA.

Prospective students will have the opportunity to visit with university faculty and staff members, tour the campus and residence halls, and preview academic programs during the SFA Showcase Saturday event.

For more information about SFA's Showcase Saturday, contact the SFA Office of Admissions at (936) 468-2504 or admissions@sfasu.edu.
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Students conduct service-learning project on Lake Naconiche

Students enrolled in SFA’s natural resources section of SFA 101 removed more than 100 pounds of the invasive species giant salvinia from Lake Naconiche this month.

Dr. Matthew McBroom, associate dean of SFA's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, said students used canoes to navigate the remote coves along the Telesco Creek arm of the reservoir where the invasive species infestation is most concentrated.

Following the collection, students transported the material to the shore for disposal by Bill Plunkett, manager of Lake Naconiche.
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Herbal soap seminar hosted by SFA Gardens

SFA Gardens will host a soap-making workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building, Room 101, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Elyce Rodewald, SFA Gardens education coordinator, will lead the Gifts from the Garden workshop. Participants will use the cold-press method of soap making and will take home samples of luxurious soap they create.

The seminar costs $25 for SFA Gardens members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

To register for the seminar or for more information, contact the SFA Gardens education office at (936) 468-4129, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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International Art Series to host Godoy in concert

The SFA community with have the opportunity to hear Nicaraguan Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy, one of the most important singer-songwriters from Latin America, in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 142.

With lyrics that speak of social justice, freedom and liberty, he inspired revolutions against horrific dictatorships throughout the Americas. Today, his music is admired throughout the world.

This free concert is part of the International Art Series sponsored by the Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication.

Brave Space Series religious panel scheduled for today

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. today 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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University Women’s Club to host October Social tonight

The University Women’s Club is hosting its October Social from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at The Liberty Bell.

Discover what is going on with other women on campus while sharing stories, listening to good music and enjoying tasty food.

Applications now being accepted for research/creative activity grants

The fiscal year 2018 guidelines and applications for the research/creative activity grants are now available on the Internal Funding section of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs' website.

RCA grants provide substantive support for research and creative activities and are awarded through the annual fall competition. They are intended for larger faculty research and creative projects that require more support and time. All research enhancement programs are available to individuals with a full-time, tenure-track academic appointment as detailed in SFA policy 8.11 (professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor and librarian I-IV).

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Recipients will be notified in December, and projects begin in January.

Danceworks: In Retrospect production to feature 11 SFA senior choreographic pieces

SFA’s dance program will showcase senior choreographic works during its production of Danceworks: In Retrospect, which premieres at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in the HPE Complex Dance Studio, Room 201.

Additional showings are scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 3 p.m. Nov. 11. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for faculty and staff members, and $10 for general admission and can be purchased at the door.

Jazz and contemporary dance are the main styles that will be featured during this production. Ten pieces are appropriate for all audiences. One piece deals with a sensitive topic and is not recommended for children. The audience will be notified before that piece’s performance.
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Campus Recreation

Employee Wellness to host Building a Better Meal seminar tomorrow

Join Employee Wellness for Building a Better Meal at 12:25 p.m. or 5:15 p.m. tomorrow in the Campus Rec Meeting Room.

During this free seminar, participants will learn what a practical portion looks like and how simple substitutions can make a big difference for a better meal.

To RSVP, contact Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu.

Athletics

Men’s golf sixth after day one at Little Rock Invitational

SFA’s men's golf team is in sixth place after scoring a 16-over 592 in the first two rounds of the Little Rock Invitational Monday.

Moving up a spot on the team leaderboard between the two rounds, the Lumberjacks opened up play with a 12-over 300, before improving their score by eight strokes with a 4-over 292 in the second round.
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Meet the Jacks scheduled for tonight

The 2017 Jack McCullough Meet the Jacks event is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at First United Methodist Church.

Attendees will be treated to a dinner of fried fish and have the opportunity to mix and mingle with the players and coaches of the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Tickets are $15 at the door.
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Fine Arts

Choral Union, Women's Choir to present 'Dancing and Singing' program tonight

The Choral Union and Women's Choir at SFA will present the program "Dancing and Singing" at 7:30 p.m. tonight 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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Once a vision of the future, the Nakagin Capsule Tower in Japan is now an anachronism sitting among conventional buildings.

Kisho Kurokawa, a pioneer of the “metabolist” architectural ambition, designed the tower. Each capsule room measures 107 square feet and is equipped with basic appliances and a bathroom the size of an airplane lavatory.

To some, the building is a tear-down. To others, it tells a story about architecture and those who dwell within.

To see more, click here.

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