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This Week's Calendar

Friday, Oct. 28
Cross country at Southland Conference Championships
8:30 a.m.

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

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

Volleyball vs. Houston Baptist University
1 p.m.

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

Women's golf at Little Rock Women's Golf Classic
All Day
Hot Springs, Arkansas




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Jamie Bouldin

Director of the Center for Career and Professional Development

Bouldin recently presented “Integrating Career Development Tools Into Academic Advising” at the Academic Advising Conference hosted by the University of Texas-San Antonio.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 60x30TX strategic plan calls for academic and career advising centers to collaborate to “increase the quality and availability of information targeted to students about the transition from higher education to the workforce, including information about the transferability and alignment of skills.”

This session educated academic advisers on career coaching techniques that can be integrated into advising appointments, and provided strategies on how advisers can best utilize their on-campus career services office to assist students in making these tough decisions. The session also demonstrated online resources often utilized by career services offices to assist with career exploration and major or minor selection.

News & Announcements

Public invited to groundbreaking of Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building

Members of SFA’s Board of Regents will host a public groundbreaking of the Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7.

The ceremony will follow a regular meeting of the board.

“Construction of the state-of-the-art Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building will improve the academic and professional lives of SFA students and faculty members for decades to come,” said Regent Barry Nelson, chair of the buildings and grounds committee. “The facility will be yet another educational bridge between the university and the East Texas community and will help SFA continue to produce top-ranking scholars within the STEM fields.”
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SFA interior design students to host fifth annual auction downtown

SFA interior design students will host their fifth annual “Silent Night Auction” from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 1-2, at the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau downtown.

SFA’s American Society of Interior Design and International Interior Design Association student chapters joined forces to orchestrate the fundraiser, which is open to the SFA and Nacogdoches communities.

SFA design students and faculty members created the auction items, which include holiday-themed home décor, high-quality wreaths, signage, gift baskets, art and ornaments. Some items are not holiday-themed.

For more information, contact Sally Ann Swearingen, associate professor in SFA's School of Human Sciences, at sswearingen@sfasu.edu.
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Copies of presentation available

SFA’s Center for Career and Professional Development recently hosted Mick Normington, business specialist with the Texas Workforce Commission, Labor Market and Career Information Department. The CCPD has extra copies of his presentation, "Listening to the Marketplace: New Demands for New Jobs and New Skills," available to anyone interested in job market trends for the East Texas region.

To receive a copy of the presentation via campus mail, email Jamie Bouldin, director of the CCPD, at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu.

Vote for the Lumberjack in the Southland Conference Mascot Challenge

The SFA Lumberjack is still in a close race against other mascots in the Southland Conference Mascot Challenge.

While currently ranked first, the Lumberjack is closely followed by the Sam Houston State University Bearkat and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Izzy the Islander. Help SFA’s Spirit Program win its fourth consecutive Mascot Challenge title and a cash prize of $5,000 to be used toward the program.

One vote can be submitted per day per email address. Click here to vote.

Early Childhood Laboratory to host blood drive next week, event time has changed

SFA’s Early Childhood Laboratory will host a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 4 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.

Council on Undergraduate Research offering webinars, event and conference information

Faculty members are invited to explore the opportunities and events available through the Council on Undergraduate Research. Opportunities include nominating individuals for faculty member awards, submitting research highlights and information about upcoming events and conferences.

Click here for a list of CUR events and initiatives.

Faith and justice conference to take place next week

The Organization for Faith, Education and Community will host “Faith and Justice: Exploring the Crisis of Empathy” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater.

The conference will feature the Rev. Patrick Delahanty, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, and Wen Stephenson, journalist and author of “What We are Fighting for Now is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice.”

Three breakout sessions also will be included, along with a panel discussion and the representation of four differing faiths.

The cost of attendance for the conference is $55 for the day, including lunch if seating is available.

For more information, contact Dr. Jerry Williams, at (936) 468-2306. Click here to register online.

Texas Archeological Society to hold annual meeting at SFA beginning today

Customarily held in large, metropolitan areas such as Houston, Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth, the 87th annual meeting of the Texas Archeological Society will be held in Nacogdoches this year and hosted by SFA today through Sunday, Oct. 30, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

This year’s meeting will be the second time the Oldest Town in Texas has hosted the event. The first time was in 1995. Nacogdoches’ selection as the conference host correlates with the city’s celebration of its 300th anniversary.

The cost of the TAS conference is $60 for adult members and $30 for student members. The cost for adult non-members is $70 and student non-members is $35. For information or to register, contact George Avery, director of the SFA anthropology and archeology lab, at (936) 468-2457 or averyg@sfasu.edu.
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SFA volleyball team defeats Lamar University

By making all the right moves late in each of the three sets Thursday, the SFA volleyball team secured a win over Lamar University on the road.

Sophomore Haley Coleman delivered her best performance of the 2016 season by producing a 12-kill, 12-dig double-double and the duo of freshman Danae Daron andsophomore  Makenzee Hanna teamed up for 11 total blocks as the Ladyjacks downed Lamar 3-0 inside McDonald Gym in Beaumont.
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Cross country to host Southland Conference Championships at Pecan Acres Park

SFA’s men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in the 2016 Southland Conference Championships hosted by SFA at Pecan Acres Park this morning in Nacogdoches. The men will race first in the 8,000 meter races at 8:30 a.m. followed by the women's 6,000 meter races beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The Lumberjacks will be on the hunt for the title after terrific finishes at the last couple meets. The men will be looking to take home the team title, a feat they have not accomplished since 2005.
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Jacks picked second in Southland Conference preseason poll

For the first time since 2013, SFA’s men’s basketball team was picked in a spot other than first place in the Southland Conference preseason polls.

Coming off their fourth-straight Southland Conference regular season title and third consecutive Southland Conference Tournament championship, the Jacks were selected to finish second in both the coach's and sports information director's polls. Sam Houston State University was picked to finish ahead of the Lumberjacks by one point in the coach’s poll and by two points in the sports information director's poll.

Ty Charles’ first season in the ranks as an upperclassman has yielded a second-straight selection to the Southland Conference Preseason Second Team. The Kennedale junior guard is one of five returning letter winners from 2015-16 squad.
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SFA soccer team faces Sam Houston State University in last match of regular season

SFA’s soccer team is prepared for its final match-up of the season today in Nacogdoches against the Sam Houston State University Bearkats. The Ladyjacks are 11-4-0 overall and 8-2-0 in conference after last weekend’s double win. They currently sit in the second seed for the Southland Conference tournament, with Northwestern State University at their heels.

SFA had an undefeated weekend against Abilene Christian University and the University of the Incarnate Word. Goals from the weekend were scored by sophomore Breanna Moore, seniors Hailey Hunt, Amanda Doyle and Brooke Dunnigan, as well as junior Hanna Barker. Senior goalkeeper Lillie Ehlert pushed her record to 11-3. She has six shutouts and 58 saves on the season.
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Fine Arts

Piano duo to present guest recital at SFA tonight

The husband-and-wife piano duo of Matthew and Katarina Loudermilk will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on campus.

The concert is a presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music and is a feature of the Cole Performing Arts Series.
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Reception to take place tomorrow for SFA alumni showcase, printmaking exhibition

SFA’s School of Art will host two exhibitions – a showcase of alumni art work and an exhibition of artist books from the Booklyn Gallery – now through Jan. 14 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House downtown.

A reception for the double opening with artists in attendance is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the Cole Art Center. The exhibitions are a presentation of SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Art.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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Some street art truly has a way of taking a blank, dull canvas and turning it into something seemingly magical.

Bored Panda recently compiled a gallery of before and after photographs that show just how transformative street art can be. Click here to view the gallery.

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