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This Week's Calendar

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.

Monday, Oct. 28
Men's Golf
The Quail Valley College Invitational
Vero Beach, FL

Showcase Saturday
Nov. 16




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Dr. Treba Marsh

School of Accountancy

Marsh, professor of accounting, has published "Transfer Pricing in a Global Economy," coauthored with Jin Ulmer and Dr. Jack Ethridge, in the September/October 2013 edition of the Journal of Business Case Studies.

News & Announcements

OIT's Brown Bag Blast

Please join us for the Office of Instructional Technology’s Brown Bag Blast to be held in the Wyatt Room of the Steen Library from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

This year's event will have a Halloween flair and will focus on the use of mobile technologies in instruction plus a variety of other instructional technology topics. Bring your own sack lunch (or bring your sandwich in a jack-o-lantern if you prefer) and join other faculty members from around campus in this casual, come-and-go activity as we share ideas with each other on how to promote student success with instructional technologies.

Drinks and desserts will be provided.

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.

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.


Football game notes: SFA at Central Arkansas

3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26
Conway, Ark.

SFA VS. THE BEARS: Central Arkansas leads the all-time series, 4-3 (.571), over the Lumberjacks since the two schools first met in 2006. SFA has won three of the last four meetings in the series, including a 42-37 victory last season in Nacogdoches. The 'Jacks are 1-2 (.333) all-time against UCA in Conway. The lone victory was a 33-30 decision during the 2010 decision.

COVERAGE: Saturday's contest will be televised on the Southland Conference Television Network on the local affiliate KCEB (Local Cable Channel 8).

NUMBER TWO IN THE NATION: The Stephen F. Austin football team possess one of the most prolific FCS offenses in the country. SFA currently ranks second the nation in total offense and passing offense.
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Ladyjacks drop first home match of the season

Despite freshman setter Shannon Connell recording her second double-double of the season, the SFA Ladyjack volleyball team dropped its first home match of 2013 in a 3-0 decision to Sam Houston Thursday night inside Shelton Gym.

SFA (12-11, 4-6 SLC) was 5-0 at home prior to facing the Bearkats (13-7, 10-1).

Setters Connell and Paige Holland split time for the Ladyjacks, each appearing in all three sets. Connell finished with 14 digs and 12 assists, while Holland recorded 17 assists. The 14 digs for Connell was a season-high.

Libero OJ Olson anchored the back line and joined Connell in double-figure digs, recording 16.

Junior Jill Ivy and sophomore Jacque Allen led the SFA attack, each recording eight kills. The three-set loss marked the return for Ivy, who last played at Oral Roberts (Oct. 3). Freshman Kaitlyn Granger recorded seven kills, with fellow outside hitter Tori Bates recording six, as the Ladyjacks were held to a season-low .023 attack percentage. Read More

Soccer game notes: Texas and Central Arkansas

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25
SFA vs. No. 25 Texas (11-4-2, 5-1-1 Big 12)
SFA Soccer Field

1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27
SFA at Central Arkansas (7-7-2, 4-4-0 SLC)
Bill Stephens Soccer Complex

The SFA Ladyjack soccer team will look to continue its winning ways this weekend when the women conclude their non-conference schedule hosting No. 25 Texas Oct. 25, before traveling to Central Arkansas Oct. 27. The Friday night showdown with the Longhorns will mark the end of the Ladyjacks’ home schedule, as well as serving as senior night for Lacey Lee, Brenda Salazar, Melissa Gaudet and Megan Wasiak.
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Fine Arts

Madrigal Singers to present 'spirited' concert

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Madrigal Singers in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Tim King, director of choral activities at SFA, will present "'Tis the Season to be …" The concert, presented in the Halloween spirit, will feature works by Benjamin Britten, Hugo Wolf, Claudio Monteverdi and Jaakko Mäntyjärvi.

Performing with the Madrigal Singers in Britten's "Masque" from his opera "Glorianna" will be Jamie Dahman, new SFA assistant professor of voice, and Susanna Campbell, SFA graduate student in harp.

The Madrigal Singers will also perform Wolf's "Der Feuereiter" (The Fire Rider), which tells the story how the Fire Rider (reminds one of the Headless Horseman) sets fire to a village and the turmoil that results. The ensemble will also perform "Lamento d'Arianna" (Ariadne's Lament) by Monteverdi.
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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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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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Ms. Pearl is the giant squirrel mascot statue of the Berdoll Pecan Candy Company. The 17-foot tall statue sits outside the store on highway 71 east of Austin.

The squirrel was created by Blue Genie Art, a sculpture company based in Austin. Ms. Pearl is not the first giant squirrel they've created for a Texas business. They have also created Agnes, the 8-foot tall mascot of Aunt Aggie De's praline company in Sinton.

photos from flickr users Blue Genie Art and Big Blue Mess

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