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This Week's Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 31
Madrigal Singers
7:30 p.m.
Cole Concert Hall

SAA Cinema
7 p.m.
The Orphan (R)
9:30 p.m.
Evil Dead (R)

State Employee Charitable Campaign Training Session
9 a.m.
BPSC Presidents Suite B

Women's Volleyball
at Incarnate Word
San Antonio
7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 1
Cross Country
SLC Conference Championships
Lake Charles, La.

Faculty Lounge Friday
9-11 a.m.
Faculty Senate office
McKibben 252

SFA Planetarium Show
Comet: From Ice to Fire
7 p.m.
$2 admission

Women's Soccer
at Texas A&M Corpus Christi
3:30 p.m.

Women's Tennis
University of Houston Invite

Saturday, Nov. 2
SFA Football
Battle of the Piney Woods

vs. Sam Houston State
3 p.m.

Women's Tennis
University of Houston Invite

Women's Volleyball
at Abilene Christian
2 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 3
Women's Soccer
at Incarnate Word
San Antonio
1 p.m.

Women's Tennis
University of Houston Invite

Showcase Saturday
Nov. 16




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Dr. Ryan Phelps

Department of Economics and Finance

Phelps, associate professor of economics, was invited to present at the weekly luncheon of the Houston Property Rights Association.  He detailed the link between economic literacy and being an active political citizen via his presentation Novel Strategies for Awakening Economic Curiosity. 

Dr. Kelly Noe

School of Accountancy

Noe presented "Accounting Information Systems Field Based Learning Project" at the Annual Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants Accounting Educator's Conference in Austin, on Oct. 26. The presentation discussed her implementation of a valuable service learning project in her Accounting Information Systems course.

News & Announcements

Humanities Texas and Texas Commission on the Arts Workshop

Humanities Texas and Texas Commission on the Arts will be hosting a Grant and Exhibition Workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 8 at the Nacogdoches Railroad Depot, 101 Old Tyler Road. Come learn about funding opportunities, traveling exhibitions, and other resources provided by these organizations.

Visit the Humanities Texas website for more information. The workshop is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Humanities Texas at (512) 440-1991 or rsvp_workshop@humanitiestexas.org

State Employee Charitable Campaign training sessions

The 2014 State Employee Charitable Campaign training sessions will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, and 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center President's Suite B.  If you are interested in serving as campaign chair for your department, please contact Amanda Horne at (936) 468-3723 or aphorne@sfasu.edu.

OIT's Brown Bag Blast

Please join us for the Office of Instructional Technology’s Brown Bag Blast to be held in the Wyatt Room of the Steen Library from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.

This year's event will have a Halloween flair and will focus on the use of mobile technologies in instruction plus a variety of other instructional technology topics. Bring your own sack lunch (or bring your sandwich in a jack-o-lantern if you prefer) and join other faculty members from around campus in this casual, come-and-go activity as we share ideas with each other on how to promote student success with instructional technologies.

Drinks and desserts will be provided.

Faculty Senate Lounge Friday

Faculty Senate will host "Coffee and Donuts" from 9-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in the McKibben Building, Room 252. We hope to see you there!

JackFacts has fall 2013 data

The Headcount and Credit Hours tabs of JackFacts, the electronic, interactive system designed to efficiently report and share SFA data, have been updated through fall 2013.

A variety of data elements and reporting formats are available through JackFacts. The Degrees tab has been updated through academic year 2012-13. The Faculty tab reflects data through fall 2012, and the fall 2013 update will occur at the end of the fall semester in coordination with state reporting guidelines. The JackFacts Welcome and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) tabs contain additional reference and report orientation detail.

Click here to access JackFacts

SFA Printing Services


Campus Recreation

Free Faculty Friday

Friday, Nov. 1

Each Friday during the fall semester, SFA faculty and staff members will have free admission to the Student Recreation Center. Employees will need to bring their current SFA ID to the Welcome Desk and sign the guest log to enter. This is for faculty and staff members only, not family or dependents.


Football game notes: Battle of the Piney Woods

SFA vs. THE BEARKATS: Saturday's contest marks the 88th meeting between SFA and Sam Houston State in the annual Battle of the Piney Woods. The series is the third oldest FCS rivalry in Texas, dating back to 1923. The Lumberjacks trail the all-time series, 50-35-2 (.414), to their rivals, and have dropped two of the last three meetings. The Bearkats won last year, 51-43, in the third of what was originally scheduled to be a four-game series to be played at Reliant. The three games have averaged 25,318 fans. Reliant extended the contract another three years prior to the 2012 game, keeping the Battle of the Piney Woods at Reliant Stadium, home of the NFL's Houston Texans, through the 2017 season.

COVERAGE: Saturday's contest will be televised on the Southland Conference Television Network or local affiliate, KCEB (local cable channel 8).
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Soccer game notes:TAMUCC and UIW

Friday, Nov. 1
SFA at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi (2-14, 1-9 SLC)
Dugan Stadium, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 3
SFA at Incarnate Word (9-6-2, 3-5-2 SLC)
Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium, 1 p.m.

This Week: The SFA Ladyjack soccer team will look to continue their winning ways this weekend as they conclude their conference schedule and regular season with two matches on the road. SFA will play at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi Nov. 1, before traveling to Incarnate Word Nov. 3. The weekend will mark a pair of firsts for the Ladyjacks, as they play TAMUCC and UIW for the first time in program history.

Game 19: at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi (scouting report): The Ladyjacks are 0-0-0 all-time against the Texas A&M - Corpus Christi. SFA will look to hand the Islanders their first loss from SFA in their inaugural meeting. TAMUCC is 1-9 in the SLC, picking up a lone victory over McNeese State.

Game 20: at Incarnate Word (scouting report): SFA is 0-0-0 all-time against the Cardinals and will take on UIW for the first time in program history Sunday. The Cardinals are coming off back-to-back ties on the road, moving UIW back to 3-5-2 on the season in SLC play.
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SLC announces all-time cross country honor roll

The Southland Conference, as part of its year-long 50th Anniversary commemoration, has announced its All-Time Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Honor Roll. The announcement comes prior to the Southland’s 50th Men’s and 29th Women’s Cross Country Championships, to be held Friday, Nov. 1, in Lake Charles, La.

The honor roll includes 65 elite student-athletes, 45 men and 20 women, who have impacted the sport since the league began sponsorship of the sports in 1964 (men) and 1985 (women). All Southland meet champions are recognized on the honor roll. Additionally, eight men’s and women’s coaches were recognized for their historic contributions to the sport.

“The Southland Conference has a rich tradition in cross country throughout our history, and we’re pleased to recognize such an illustrious honor roll of great student-athletes and coaches,” league commissioner Tom Burnett said.

Each of the SLC men’s and women’s meet champions is included on the Honor Roll. In all, SFA had seven athletes and one coach recognized on the all-time list. The Women’s champions included Renee Rowell (1990) Ana Rodriguez (2002, 2003), Ashley Monteau (2004, 2005) and Lauren Smith (2011, 2012). Men’s champions included Cody Clark (2005) Michael Thompson (2003) and Nathan Flores (2002). Clark now coaches Cross Country at SFA.
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Fine Arts

Madrigal Singers to present 'spirited' concert

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Madrigal Singers in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Tim King, director of choral activities at SFA, will present "'Tis the Season to be …" The concert, presented in the Halloween spirit, will feature works by Benjamin Britten, Hugo Wolf, Claudio Monteverdi and Jaakko Mäntyjärvi.

Performing with the Madrigal Singers in Britten's "Masque" from his opera "Glorianna" will be Jamie Dahman, new SFA assistant professor of voice, and Susanna Campbell, SFA graduate student in harp.

The Madrigal Singers will also perform Wolf's "Der Feuereiter" (The Fire Rider), which tells the story how the Fire Rider (reminds one of the Headless Horseman) sets fire to a village and the turmoil that results. The ensemble will also perform "Lamento d'Arianna" (Ariadne's Lament) by Monteverdi.
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SFA to screen 'Calling Home the Dead'

The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and SFA Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free one-night screening of "Calling Home the Dead" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

This documentary, directed and edited by Jim Hill, tells the story of the villagers of Lake Pátzcuaro, Mexico, who lovingly clean and decorate the graves of loved ones with handmade gifts, marigolds and special foods as they prepare for Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

The showing of this film coincides with the opening of the exhibition "Día de los Muertos: Art of the Living and the Dead." The opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will be on display in Cole Art Center's Ledbetter Gallery through Jan. 11.

The First Friday Film Series is sponsored in part by the Nacogdoches Junior Forum.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For additional information, call (936) 468-1131.

SFA's Trombone Choir to perform works by Palestrina, Prescott and Strauss

The SFA School of Music and Cole Performing Arts Series will present the Trombone Choir in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The choir, directed by Dr. Deb Scott, associate professor of trombone, will perform a variety of music.

The ensemble will be divided into two parts to perform "Ecce veniet dies illa" by Giovanni Palestrina. Scott described it as "a beautiful sacred piece from the 16th century."

The 20th century "Isorhythmic Toccata" - an exciting rhythmically driven piece by John Prescott - will feature three SFA percussion students, including Nick Kelley, Lufkin senior; Sammy Hernandez, Athens senior; and Aaron McCommas, Kingwood freshman. Read More

Stone Fort Wind Quintet featured ensemble in Cole Series

The SFA School of Music and Cole Performing Arts Series will present the Stone Fort Wind Quintet in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The concert will feature repertoire for the woodwind quintet as performed by the faculty artists/teachers of the SFA School of Music. Members are Christina Guenther, flute; John W. Goodall, oboe; Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Staci Spring, bassoon; and Charles Gavin, horn.

J.D. Salas, assistant professor of tuba and euphonium studies at SFA, will join the group as a guest soloist. Salas will be featured on Suite Concertante for Tuba and Wind Quintet, by composer Armand Russell.

The performance will also feature a rendition of "Peter and the Wolf" by Sergei Prokofiev, arranged for wind quintet by Trevor Cramer. Read More

SFA to stage student-directed 'Wit' in Downstage Theatre

The SFA School of Theatre will present the student-directed full-length play "Wit" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Written by American playwright Margaret Edson, "Wit" will be directed by Emory senior theatre major Vanessa Hendricks.

"'Wit' is an intellectually challenging, emotionally charged play about Dr. Vivian Bearing, a stern professor of literature, recently diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer," Hendricks explained. "During the course of her illness and treatment, Vivian reassess her work, her life and, ultimately, her death."

Wit" won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the "Best New Play" award the same year from the New York Drama Critics' Circle.
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