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Wednesday, Oct. 4
Volleyball vs. University of New Orleans
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Friday, Oct. 6
Soccer at University of Central Arkansas
7 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas

Saturday, Oct. 7
Football vs. Sam Houston State University in the Battle of the Piney Woods
1 p.m.
Houston

Volleyball at Lamar University
1 p.m.
Beaumont


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Dr. Michael Murphy

Director of choral activities and associate professor

Murphy has been invited to conduct the internationally renowned St. Jacobs Chamber Choir Oct. 7-8 in Sweden's famous Stockholm Cathedral.

News & Announcements


Flags lowered to half-staff

The U.S. and Texas flags will be flying at half-staff through Oct. 6 in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas.

Faculty and Staff Picnic scheduled for tomorrow

Join Baker and Janice Pattillo at the annual Faculty and Staff Picnic from 4 to 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Traveling Jacks heading to Eastern Canada

The Traveling Jacks are heading to Eastern Canada in August 2018 and invite you to be a part of the group. Anyone is welcome to attend, including alumni, friends, faculty and staff members, and students. 

An information meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in the Pearman Alumni Center on campus.

Click here for trip information. This trip is not offered for class credit.

The Stone Fort Museum to host ‘Deal Me In: Night at the Stone Fort Saloon’

The Stone Fort Museum will open as the Stone Fort Saloon with card games, barroom food, music and prizes from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

Everyone starts their evening with a pocket full of Republic of Texas replica bills to use at the card tables. Winnings can be traded in for prizes like a Stone Fort bar towel or shot glass.

“Deal Me In: Night at the Stone Fort Saloon” is part of the Nacogdoches Public Library’s "One Book: One City" project featuring Charles Portis’ 1968 novel, True Grit.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (936) 468-2408, or email stonefort@sfasu.edu.

Applications now being accepted for research/creative activity grants

The fiscal year 2018 guidelines and applications for the research/creative activity grants are now available on the Internal Funding section of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs' website.

RCA grants provide substantive support for research and creative activities and are awarded through the annual fall competition. They are intended for larger faculty research and creative projects that require more support and time. All research enhancement programs are available to individuals with a full-time, tenure-track academic appointment as detailed in SFA policy 8.11 (professor, associate professor, assistant professor, instructor and librarian I-IV).

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. Recipients will be notified in December, and projects begin in January.

Free screenings available for National Depression Screening Day tomorrow

Free, in-person screenings are being offered for National Depression Screening Day from 2 to 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Human Services Building. 

Participants will complete a questionnaire that screens for depression and will be able to speak with a supervised counselor-in-training to review their results. If necessary, appropriate referrals can be made. Information about depression and other mental health issues will be available. 

Screenings are open to all SFA students and faculty and staff members.

Athletics

Women’s golf in third place at Sam Houston State University's Bearkat Invitational

After two rounds at Sam Houston State University's Bearkat Invitational in Huntsville, SFA’s women's golf team sits in third place with a score of 35-over 603.

Despite holding steady in third place on the leaderboard, the Ladyjacks improved their score by five strokes between the two rounds, tallying a 21-over 305 in the morning's round followed by a 14-over 298 yesterday.
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SFA mourns death of two-sport athlete, Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Andy Hopkins

Former SFA football and track and field star Andy Hopkins passed away Saturday morning at the Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital in Sugar Land. Hopkins, who was born in Crockett, was inducted into the SFA Athletics Hall of Fame in 1999.

Only two individuals — Gus Johnson and Leonard Harris — accumulated more career rushing yards in an SFA uniform than Hopkins did throughout his four-year collegiate tenure, which spanned from 1967-70. Hopkins racked up 3,080 yards on the ground making him one of only three 3,000+ yard rushers in program history.
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Fine Arts

SFA's music faculty member Salas to present 'Muses and Dances' program tonight

SFA’s School of Music will present faculty member Dr. J.D. Salas performing a program titled “Muses and Dances” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building.

The recital is part of the School of Music’s Calliope Concert Series. 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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Funny, sexy, satirically relevant ‘Tartuffe’ opens tonight

Every theatre season needs a few good laughs. The 2017-18 Mainstage Series achieves that with the fall presentation of Molière’s “Tartuffe," which runs 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday, Oct. 7, in Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Set in the 17th century, the play depicts a con man who has successfully duped a wealthy businessman named Orgon. Because he is so impressed with Tartuffe’s pretensions of moral purity and religious piety, Orgon has invited Tartuffe to move into his lavish Paris home and take full advantage of his hospitality.

Single tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7.50 for students and youth. 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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Professional Houston bassist Whittaker to perform at SFA

Houston bassist Dennis Whittaker will present a guest artist recital at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building.

His performance is a feature of SFA's School of Music’s Calliope Concert Series and will highlight works by Francois Rabbath, J.S. Bach, Cesar Franck and other composers.

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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Omojo Percussion Duo to perform guest recital

The Omojo Percussion Duo will perform a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in Cole Concert Hall as part of SFA's School of Music’s Calliope Concert Series.

Oliver Molina and Joe W. Moore III will perform duo works by living composers. Their goal is to highlight living composers who are composing exciting and interesting works for the percussion duo idiom.

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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Kimball discussion to showcase current exhibition

Wayne Kimball will host an artist talk and reception from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in Griffith Gallery where “Fragmentation: The Lithographs of Wayne Kimball” is on display through Nov. 10.

Admission to the exhibition and reception is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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