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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

SFA participates in national Read for the Record Day

Dr. Judy Abbott, dean of SFA’s James I. Perkins College of Education, read the book “Quakers” by Liz Wong to a group of first grade students at the SFA Charter School during the annual Read for the Record Day on Oct. 19.

Read for the Record is the world’s largest shared reading experience and brings more than two million people together each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers and homes across the nation, according to the Jumpstart website.

Jumpstart, a national early education organization working to help prepare children for kindergarten, began Read for the Record more than a decade ago in an effort to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for every child, according to jstart.org/.
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Faculty and staff breakfast scheduled for Nov. 1

The next SFA faculty and staff breakfast is scheduled for 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the East College Dining Hall.

For a special price of $3, faculty and staff members are invited to enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast while catching up with colleagues and making new campus contacts.

This event is brought to you by the SFA Social Events Team in the spirit of our “SFA Envisioned” strategic plan, which includes fostering a culture of engagement within our campus community.

To stay informed about future SFA social networking events, “like” the SFA Faculty/Staff Lounge Facebook page.

Faculty Commons guest speaker to discuss transformational experiences tomorrow

Dr. Phil Bishop is scheduled to speak at noon tomorrow in the Education Annex, Room 126.

Bishop's talk titled "A Grander Story" will address ways faculty members can provide transformational experiences for students to have a lasting impact on their careers and other areas of life.

He has traveled to more than 50 countries, many of which he served as a Christian short-term missionary. He and his wife, Brenda, are affiliate staff members with Faculty Commons, which is a Christian ministry committed to bringing university resources to the world and spreading the gospel.


Ladyjack soccer to close regular season with rivalry game

SFA’s women's soccer team will face rival Sam Houston State University at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow in Hunstville.

The Ladyjacks sit 10-7 (7-3 Southland Conference) on the season after a split last weekend and are looking to move up in the SLC rankings.
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SFA's South Louisiana swing starts today in New Orleans

SFA’s volleyball team will face the University of New Orleans for a Southland Conference showdown at 6:30 p.m. tonight inside the Human Performance Center in New Orleans. 

The Ladyjacks remain in second place in SLC standings and trail league-leading Sam Houston State University by only a half game. Read More

Jacks take on Lamar University in Beaumont for final in-state matchup of season

For the first time in four years, SFA’s football team will take on Lamar University in a Southland Conference road matchup at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in Provost Umphrey Stadium.
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Fine Arts

College of Fine Arts Dean’s Circle hosts successful fundraiser

Members of SFA’s College of Fine Arts Dean’s Circle recently recognized its 2017 award recipients at the annual “Fall Festival of SFA Artists” and Winners’ Circle reception held in The Old Tobacco Warehouse in downtown Nacogdoches.

A highlight of the evening included special recognition and the reading of a city proclamation honoring former Nacogdoches Mayor Dr. Roger Van Horn and his contributions to Nacogdoches, SFA, the College of Fine Arts and the Dean’s Circle. Mayor Shelley Brophy made the presentation.

For more information about the Dean’s Circle or to become a member, contact Dr. A.C. "Buddy" Himes, dean of the College of Fine Arts, at (936) 468-2801 or himesac@sfasu.edu.
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International Art Series to host Godoy in concert tonight

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. tonight 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’ tonight

SFA’s A Cappella Choir will present a collaborative program with SFA's School of Theatre and dance program to perform music from around the world in a concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight 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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University to present student-directed ‘Baby with the Bathwater'

SFA’s School of Theatre will present Christopher Durang’s full-length play “Baby with the Bathwater” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Downstage Theatre in the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

Directed by Center senior Avery Tindol, “Baby with the Bathwater” is a dark comedy about the struggles of both parenthood and childhood. It is recommended for mature audiences.

Tickets are $6. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.
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Texas State University Trio to perform works by Brahms, Ligeti

The Texas State University Trio will present music for horn, violin and piano when the ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in Cole Concert Hall.

The trio includes Texas State University School of Music faculty members Dr. Lynn Ledbetter, violin; Dr. William McNally, piano; and Dr. Caroline Steiger, horn.

The concert is a presentation of SFA's 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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