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Monday, Oct. 26
SFA men's golf at the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational
Vero Beach, Florida

SFA tennis at the United States Tennis Association Intercollegiate Texas Regional Championships
College Station

Tuesday, Oct. 27
SFA men's golf at the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational
Vero Beach, Florida

Wednesday, Oct. 28
SFA volleyball vs. Grambling State University
6:30 p.m.
Shelton Gym

Friday, Oct. 30
Men's cross country at the SLC Championships
8:30 a.m.
Huntsville

SFA soccer vs. Sam Houston State University
6:30 p.m.
Sam Houston State University

Women's cross country at the Southland Conference Championships
8:30 a.m.
Hunstville


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Guest speaker to lecture on German history

SFA will host a guest lecturer at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Vera Dugas Liberal Arts North Building, Room 102.

Bernhard Schlegelmilch will present a program titled "Twenty-five years Later: A Personal and Historical Review on 25 Years of Germany Unity."

Schlegelmilch was born in the German Democratic Republic, commonly known as East Germany. As a university student, he led tours of former East German Berlin and recounted memories of life there. His stories have been featured on websites and in books, such as TripAdvisor.com and Rick Steve's "Germany."

More information about Schlegelmilch's work is available on his website.

During his visit to SFA, Schlegelmilch will be available to address classes. Faculty and staff members interested in arranging a visit should contact Dr. Louise Stoehr, associate professor of German, by email or by phone at (936) 468-2167.

Early Childhood Laboratory blood drive today

The SFA Early Childhood Laboratory will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the Early Childhood Research Center, Room 211.

Donors will receive a free T-shirt.

University Women's Club to meet tomorrow

Take a break from your work to meet the deans and members of the SFA University Women's Club. There's no time like the present to meet women from across the college's academic unit and campus. With coffee and morning snacks, spend a bit of time talking with colleagues and meeting some new people. Information about the UWC also will be available.

There are two sessions remaining in this series.

9-10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27
College of Science and Mathematics, Kimberly Childs, dean
Math Building, Room 103

9-10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 5
Steen Library, Shirley Dickerson, director
Wyatt Room

Jumpstart sessions available at the Academic Assistance and Resource Center

Do you know a student who has potential but is struggling to succeed under a heavy course load?

SFA's Academic Assistance and Resource Center is offering a limited number of sessions to help struggling students "jump-start" their success. Faculty members are encouraged to spread the word about this opportunity. The Jumpstart sessions are intended for first generation or post-Pathway students and those on academic probation, in particular. These are opportunities for peers to work together to figure out how to best navigate the rest of the semester.

Students should contact M.E. McWilliams, AARC director, by email at mmcwilliams@sfasu.edu, or call or text (936) 585-3928.

QPR suicide prevention course scheduled for tomorrow

SFA's Counseling Services is offering a free workshop from 5 to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Rusk Building, Room 333, to teach skills to identify and help persons in danger of suicide. Suicide a very preventable cause of death, but few people are prepared to identify and assist a suicidal person.

Each participant who completes the course will be certified as a “Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper.”

Call (936) 468-2401 to register.

SFA Human Services hosting undergraduate workshop today

The SFA Department of Human Services will offer a free undergraduate research workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today in the Human Services Building, Room 101, and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct.  29, in the Human Services Building, Room 322.

SFA faculty members are encouraged to share this information with students. The sessions will include a discussion of the research process and team.

Questions should be directed to Yuleinys Castillo, assistant professor of Human Services, at castilloya@sfasu.edu or ticerkr@jacks.sfasu.edu.


SFA Student Activities Association Homecoming events begin tomorrow

The SFA Student Activities Association will host a number of events leading up to the homecoming football game against the University of the Incarnate Word at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

The schedule of events are:

Haunted Halls
7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27
Baker Pattillo Student Center, Regents Suites A and B

Homecoming photo booth
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28
BPSC plaza

Homecoming Paint Party
8 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28
BPSC plaza

Yung Nation concert
8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29
BPSC Grand Ballroom

Homecoming bonfire
9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30
SFA intramural fields


Campus Recreation to host 2015 Homecoming 5K

SFA Campus Recreation, in partnership with the SFA Alumni Association, will host the sixth annual SFA Homecoming 5K beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.

This 5-kilometer race will begin at the SFA Campus Recreation Center and end in historic downtown Nacogdoches. Participants will follow a beautiful route that winds through campus and includes a combination of road and trail. A post-race pancake breakfast will be served during the awards ceremony. The breakfast is free to participants.

Click here to register.

SFA Homecoming


SFA Alumni Association releases Homecoming 2015 event schedule

The SFA Alumni Association will host many activities for kids of all ages during this year's "Haunted Halloween" Homecoming festivities.

Visit the association's website for details of events happening all weekend, including a pancake breakfast, 5K race, the Back-to-Nac Social, Jack-O-Ween and much more.


Homecoming blood drive scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 28

The annual SFA Homecoming Blood Drive is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Regents Suite A. In coordination with the Homecoming theme and in competition with Sam Houston State University, SFA also will register people for bone marrow and organ donation.

Click here to register for a time slot.

Athletics


Volleyball team knocks off Lamar University, 3-1

The SFA volleyball team countered almost every punch Lamar University threw in another strong match to claim a 3-1 victory at McDonald Gym in Beaumont Saturday afternoon.

One of the cornerstones of SFA’s new Southland Conference winning streak, which now stands at three matches, has been outstanding front-row defensive play, which continued Saturday.
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Cameron headlines 'Jacks junior class

SFA junior Dallas Cameron is very familiar with the Lumberjack men’s basketball team's success in recent years. 

After all, he was one of the individuals who occupied the limelight recently. As he enters his first upperclassman year, Cameron has built on experiences to become a leader in every facet.
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Meet the 'Jacks scheduled tomorrow at Jack McCullough fish fry event

The SFA men’s and women’s basketball teams will be introduced at the 2015 Jack McCullough Meet the 'Jacks fish fry event at at 6 p.m. tomorrow at First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Hospital St.

Tickets for the event, which is sponsored by the Nacogdoches Rotary Club, are $15 and can be purchased at the door.
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Soccer team extends streak with 2-0 win against University of the Incarnate Word

The SFA women’s soccer team wasted little time getting on the scoreboard and held on for a 2-0 victory against the University of the Incarnate Word Sunday at the Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium in San Antonio. The Ladyjacks improved their first-place standing to 7-0-2. Two games remain in the regular season.

Sophomore forward Hanna Barker, with assistance from junior midfielder Amanda Doyle, scored an early goal. The shot was Barker’s third goal of the season and was Doyle’s third assist.
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Fine Arts


Meyer, Lloyd to perform solos with SFA Percussion Ensemble

SFA School of Music faculty members Drs. Brad Meyer and Keith Lloyd will perform solos at the SFA Percussion Ensemble recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Meyer, director of percussion studies at SFA and of the Percussion Ensemble, will play the steel pan on the premiere of Baljinder Singh Sekhon II's "Passageways," which utilizes the instrument in new and different ways, including playing on the side and with wooden chopsticks.

Lloyd will perform on "Shadow Chasers," an exciting piece by Michael Burritt for marimba soloist with a percussion trio that is now considered a standard of the percussion world.
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Guest artists Galaganov, Owings to perform at SFA

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Dr. Misha Galaganov in a guest viola recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Galaganov, who is chair of strings and associate professor of viola at Texas Christian University, will be accompanied by colleague John Owings, professor of piano and piano division chair at TCU. The duo will perform "Music from the Library of Armand Pushman," a program that features the works of Henri Marteau, Désuré Emile Inghelbrecht, Stan Golestan, Ernest Chausson and Joseph Jongen.

"Besides Chausson, most of these composers are lesser known; I'm sure that there will be some wonderful gems of chamber music among them," said Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, professor of violin at SFA.
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SFA's Choral Union, Women's Choir to perform program of sacred music

The SFA Choral Union and Women's Choir will perform a concert of sacred music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

The theme of the concert, "Sacred Journeys," was chosen as a reflection of sacred music from all over the world and different time periods, according to Dr. Tod Fish, assistant professor and associate director of choral activities for the SFA School of Music.

"The concert is representative of 12 different countries and drawn from music as early as the mid-15th century to works that are contemporary," Fish said. "This is the most challenging and stylistically diverse program these choirs have performed during my tenure at SFA. It is going to be an exciting concert."
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