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This Week's Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 27
Volleyball vs. Lamar University
7 p.m.
Beaumont

Friday, Oct. 28
Cross country at Southland Conference Championships
TBA
Nacogdoches

Soccer vs. Sam Houston State University
7 p.m.
SFA Soccer Field

Saturday, Oct. 29
Football vs. the University of the Incarnate Word
6 p.m.
San Antonio

Volleyball vs. Houston Baptist University
1 p.m.
Houston

Sunday, Oct. 30
Men's golf at Duck Commander Intercollegiate
All Day
El Dorado, Arkansas


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Early Childhood Laboratory to host blood drive next week

SFA’s Early Childhood Laboratory will host a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center, Room 211.

All donors will receive a free T-shirt and a coupon for a free Raising Cane’s lemonade.

Donors may sign up in the lab's office, Room 101, or by calling (936) 468-4006.

Nac News: Vintage Market Days of East Texas returns to Nacogdoches Nov. 4 through 6

Vintage Market Days will return to Nacogdoches the first weekend in November with "Woodland Romance."

The upscale vintage-inspired market features three days of vintage shopping, including original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, seasonal plantings and more. The market also will have live music and food trucks throughout the duration of the event.

Three-day passes will be sold on Friday only for $10. General admission is $5 per ticket on Saturday and Sunday. Children 12 and under and parking are free, in addition to free readmission all three days. Tickets will be available at the door each day of the event.

Vintage Market Days will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 4 through 6 at the Nacogdoches County Exposition and Civic Center, located at 3805 NW Stallings Drive. The Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau will have a booth at the event with an opportunity to enter for a chance to win prizes.

For more information, visit www.VintageMarketDays.com.

Office of Student Learning and Institutional Assessment to host three LiveText training sessions beginning today

SFA’s Office of Student Learning and Institutional Assessment will host three LiveText training sessions for faculty members beginning at 2 p.m. today and tomorrow.

The sessions will cover the integration of LiveText and D2L and how students will submit their assignments. Sessions are open to both current and new faculty members.

An email will be sent to attendees before the date of the sessions to assist in creating a LiveText account if one does not already exist.

Each session will last one hour and can accommodate 25 attendees. To register for a session, email your preferred session date to Jennifer Stringfield, LiveText coordinator, at jstringfield@sfasu.edu.

Office of Multicultural Affairs to host second Brave Space Series today

The second Brave Space Series, created and hosted by SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs, will be at 4 p.m. today in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Student Affairs Commons, Room 3.201.

The series was developed to allow for open and honest discussion of difficult topics among the SFA and Nacogdoches communities. While the first touched on racial tensions and perspectives, the second series will cover LBGT issues.

For more information, contact the OMA at (936) 468-1073.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore to host Grad Fair tomorrow

Barnes & Noble Bookstore will host a Grad Fair tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Staff members from the SFA Alumni Association and Center for Career and Professional Development will be available to provide information and assist students with questions.

Barnes & Noble will have a 50-percent-off clearance sale throughout the day.

Faculty Senate gathering to take place tomorrow

SFA’s Faculty Senate will host a faculty member gathering from 9 to 11 a.m. tomorrow in the McGee Business Building, Room 483. Doughnuts and coffee will be provided.

Faculty members are invited to join to network, meet Senate members and ask questions.

For more information, contact Dr. Le’Ann Solmonson, professor in SFA's Department of Human Services, at (936) 458-1065

SFA Homecoming

Homecoming festivities to take place Nov. 4 through 6

The annual SFA Homecoming celebration begins Friday, Nov. 4, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 6. This year’s theme is “Life, Liberty and Lumberjacks.”

The weekend festivities start at 11 a.m. Friday with the SFA Alumni Golf Tournament at the Piney Woods Country Club. The entry fee is $150 and includes tournament play, golf cart, refreshments, box lunch and post-tournament hors d’oeuvres.

For more information about Homecoming events, contact the SFA Alumni Association at (936) 468-3407 or visit www.sfaalumni.com/events. Event and benefit tickets and Duck Dash sponsorships may be purchased at the same link, or in person Monday through Friday at the Pearman Alumni Center on campus.
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Athletics

Handful of program records shattered as women's golf team finishes third in Incarnate Word Lady Cardinal Classic

SFA’s women's golf team set program-bests in both single-round and 54-hole tournament scores, settling into a third-place finish Tuesday at the 2016 Incarnate Word Lady Cardinal Classic in San Antonio.

SFA posted a 40-over 892 over three rounds, setting a new program record for the lowest 54-hole event in program history, and besting the previous-best 907 set at the 2014 University of the Incarnate Word Fall Invitational. That score was sparked by an 8-over 292, setting a new single-round low for the Ladyjack program.
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Football team to make first trip to San Antonio since 1947 Saturday

Coming off its bye week of the 2016 season, SFA’s football team will return to action with its first trip to the Alamo City in nearly 70 years. The Lumberjacks will square off with Southland Conference newcomer the University of the Incarnate Word at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium in San Antonio.

The game will not be televised but will stream online at UIWCardinals.com through Stretch Internet.
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Dunnigan honored as Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week

SFA soccer senior Brooke Dunnigan has been named Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week. This is the third Player of the Week award for the Ladyjacks during the 2016 season.

Dunnigan earned her first career goal on Sunday against the University of the Incarnate Word. The game-winning goal came in the 17th minute when teammate junior Hanna Barker curved a free kick into the box, allowing Dunnigan to get the ball in for the lead.
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Fine Arts

WoodWired Duo to perform at SFA tonight

SFA’s School of Music and the Cole Performing Arts Series will present the WoodWired Duo performing in a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on campus.

WoodWired is a new electroacoustic duo based in Denton. The duo features Dr. Cheyenne Cruz, clarinet, and Hannah Leffler, flute, teaming up to create a unique take on the popular clarinet/flute combination, according to Dr. Christopher Ayer, professor of clarinet at SFA.

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 www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
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SFA music ensembles to perform Halloween night rock show concert

SFA’s Rockin’ Axes and the Contemporary Ensemble will perform a Halloween night concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, at Maklemore’s Ale House & Bistro.

"The Rockin' Axes and Contemporary Ensemble's Halloween Night '80s Rock Show” will feature the Contemporary Ensemble performing the music of pop king Michael Jackson and the Axes performing music by Toto, Prince, U2, Van Halen, The Who, Rush, Yes, Journey, The Police, Sade, Billy Joel, and Earth, Wind and Fire.

There is no cover charge.
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You may think it’s obvious that there are certain do’s and don’ts when it comes to enjoying any of the United States’ national parks, but a recent article by National Geographic points out that’s often not the case.

From petting wild animals to vandalizing ancient rocks, it’s clear not everyone understands national park etiquette. Click here to read more about tourists misbehaving, and how to make sure you’re not included in this group.

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