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

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

Cross-country at Southland Conference Championships
All day

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 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

New leaders approved for SFA’s Rusche College of Business

Several new leaders were approved for SFA’s Rusche College of Business during Monday’s Board of Regents meeting.

Robert Crocker, professor and chair of the Department of Management and Marketing, will serve as associate dean of the business college. Matthew Lindsey, associate professor, was approved as chair of the Department of Management and Marketing. Kelly Noe, associate professor of accounting, was appointed chair of the Schlief School of Accountancy.

In the James I. Perkins College of Education, Leonard Thornton, associate professor of kinesiology and health science, was approved as chair of the department.

To read more faculty and staff member appointments and approvals, click here.

Faculty members recognized for efforts in challenging minds

During Monday’s Board of Regents meeting, several faculty members were recognized for their efforts in challenging minds and providing students with experiential-learning opportunities.

Pictured, from left, are Drs. Jason Reese, assistant professor in the Rusche College of Business; Keith Hubbard, professor in the College of Sciences and Mathematics; Mary Catherine Breen, associate professor in the James I. Perkins College of Education; Joyce Johnston, director of multidisciplinary degrees and professor in the College of Liberal and Applied Arts; Nathan Nabb, professor in the College of Fine Arts; and Matthew McBroom, associate dean and professor in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.

To read more about items approved during the regents meeting, click here.

SFA commercial to air during World Series

An SFA commercial will air tonight and Friday during the World Series game on KETK.

Viewers will see what makes Lumberjacks great.

College of Business alumnus speaks to SFA students about career success

Kirk Phillips, president and CEO of Wintrust Commercial Bank and SFA alumnus, recently spoke to students in the Rusche College of Business about the keys to a successful career.

During his “So you want to be a CEO?” discussion, Phillips recalled the various jobs he held before achieving his current position. Phillips has spent more than 25 years in the commercial finance industry beginning with ITT Commercial Finance. He has experience with credit analysis, underwriting, sales and marketing.

Phillips also advised students on various keys to success, including never stop learning, attitude is everything and always look for opportunities.
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Virtual Reality interest group meeting

SFA’s Virtual Reality group will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the Steen Library Wyatt Room.

The meeting will focus on getting started guides for your Virtual Reality or 360 photo/video project. Topics of discussion will include tools, resources and contacts available on campus.

To join the SFA VR interest group, log in to mySFA, click "Office 365 Apps" under the "Employee Email" tab, select "Yammer," search "SFA VR" and click "Join Group."

Visiting professor completes lectures this week as part of intellectual exchange program

Dr. Rogério Ferreira, visiting professor from the Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora in Brazil, will complete a series of lectures and workshops this week for the Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication and social work program at SFA.

Ferreira has been visiting SFA since Oct. 16. His visit furthers the agreement between SFA and UFJF, which is designed to promote 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.

School of Honors and Office of Academic Affairs to sponsor Wisely Fellowship

The School of Honors and the Office of Academic Affairs are sponsoring the Wisely Fellowship during the 2018-19 academic year.

The Wisely Fellowship is a one-year position. The Fellow will spend the fall semester building relationships with honors students through programming then offer a spring semester core course uniquely designed for honors students.

Wisely Fellowship 2018-19 course proposals and electronic applications are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.

For more information, see the Wisely Fellow website, or contact Dr. Michael Tkacik, director of the School of Honors, at mtkacik@sfasu.edu.

Campus Recreation

Employee Wellness fall fitness class schedule

The Employee Wellness program's free fitness classes continue for the fall 2017 semester.

To view this year’s fall schedule, click here.

For more information, contact Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056.

Employee Wellness to host Building a Better Meal seminar today

Join Employee Wellness for Building a Better Meal at 12:25 p.m. or 5:15 p.m. today in the Student Recreation Center 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.


Men’s golf turns in third-place finish at Little Rock Invitational

SFA’s men's golf team took third-place at the Little Rock Invitational yesterday at the Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Moving up three spots on the leaderboard from sixth after two rounds of play Monday, the Lumberjacks shot a 14-over 302 in the third and final round to finish the two-day tournament with a 30-over 894.
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Fine Arts

International Art Series to host Godoy in concert tomorrow

The SFA community will have the opportunity to hear Nicaraguan Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy, one of the most important singer-songwriters from Latin America, in concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow 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.

SFA’s A Cappella Choir to present ‘Sing a New Song’ tomorrow

SFA’s A Cappella Choir will present a collaborative program with the SFA School of Theatre and the Dance Program to perform music from around the world in a concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall.

The program title, “Sing a New Song,” was selected to celebrate Dr. Michael Murphy’s first concert as the new director of choral activities at SFA. Murphy was named choral director following the retirement of Dr. Tim King this past summer.

The concert is a joint presentation of the College of Fine Arts and School of Music. 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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Día de los Muertos Fiesta changes downtown location

Because of its growth in attendance and popularity, the annual Día de los Muertos Fiesta, or Day of the Dead festival, is moving to a different downtown location this year to accommodate larger crowds.

The fifth annual celebration is slated for 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, behind the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Chikawa Aztec Dancers will go on stage shortly after 5 p.m. Also performing will be SFA faculty members Drs. Jeana Paul-Urena and Juan Carlos Urena at 6 p.m., followed by the internationally renowned Los Llaneros performing the energetic and haunting music of the savannas of Colombia and Venezuela at 7:15 p.m.

For more information, contact Lisa Steed, SFA Art Galleries event coordinator, at (936) 468-6557.
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Exhibition to highlight Houston area clay ceramics artists

SFA’s School of Art and the SFA Galleries will host the exhibition “Collective Transference: Houston Area Clay” Oct. 31 through Dec. 30 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The ceramics exhibition, curated by Jeff Forster and Michelle Matthews, features clay artists who highlight the quality and diversity of artists working in Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Liberty, Galveston, Chambers, Waller and Brazoria counties.

A reception and artist talk will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at The Cole Art Center. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Matthews at michelle-matthews@att.net.
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SFA’s Friday Film Series to screen award-winning ‘DamNation’

SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “DamNation” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Directed by Travis Rummel and Ben Knight, “DamNation” is a 2014 advocacy documentary about the changing attitudes in the U.S. concerning the nation’s large system of dams. “DamNation” takes a powerful film odyssey across America to explore the change in national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that the future is bound to the life and health of rivers.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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Ever felt like you’ve been to the moon and back? With the recently updated Google Maps, you really can.

Google Maps recently added several stops to their mapping service, including Mars, Pluto and the moon. For many of these additions, Google used photography from the spacecraft Cassini, which took thousands of pictures as it traveled from Earth to Saturn.

To route your next extraterrestrial road trip, click here.

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