This Week's Calendar
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Volleyball vs. Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Wednesday, Nov. 1
Soccer vs. Sam Houston State University
Thursday, Nov. 2
Volleyball at Abilene Christian University
Friday, Nov. 3
Bowling at three-day Track Kat Klash
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News & Announcements
Faculty and staff breakfast tomorrow
The next SFA faculty and staff breakfast is taking place tomorrow 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.
Office of Multicultural Affairs celebrates 25th anniversary
During its 25-year existence, SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs has expanded in membership, program offerings and campus-wide interest. But perhaps its biggest success was crafting an indelible space for cultures to come together in celebration of diversity.
The organization began on campus in April 1992 through the work of student activist Tim Cavitt, according to OMA Director Veronica Beavers. A multicultural center that housed five organizations was developed “to create a sense of belonging for all students.”
To honor its 25th anniversary, the OMA will host a celebration beginning at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center plaza. The event will include giveaways, T-shirts and a photo booth. A reception will begin at 3 p.m. in Regents’ Suite A featuring performances by student organizations, special guest speakers and food.
For more information, contact the OMA at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here to visit the OMA website.
Los Llaneros to perform music from the Colombian-Venezuelan savannas
Los Llaneros specializes in the energetic, melodic and sometimes haunting music from the Colombian-Venezuelan savannas. The group will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, in Liberal Arts North Dugas Building, Room 142.
The music of Los Llaneros evolved from the contact between Spaniards and nomadic Indians starting about 500 years ago, and it remains one of Latin America's best-kept secrets.
The group features stunning harp, maraca and "cuatro" syncopations, as well as many other musical styles that provide a true cross-section of the rich cultural diversity of the two sister nations.
Virtual reality interest group meeting today
SFA’s virtual reality group will meet at 3 p.m. today in the Steen Library Wyatt Room.
The meeting will focus on how to start your virtual reality or 360 photo/video project. Topics of discussion will include tools, resources and contacts available on campus.
To join the SFA VR interest group, log in to mySFA, click "Office 365 Apps" under the "Employee Email" tab, select "Yammer," search "SFA VR" and click "Join Group."
Aztec dance group to perform for Native American Heritage Month
November is Native American Heritage Month, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will celebrate by hosting Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli, an Aztec dance group that will perform an interactive presentation offering tribal dancing, drumming and a brief look at the Mexica-Nahuati philosophy.
The celebration will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.
During the presentation, the audience will learn some of the background history and origins of the dances. Attendees should expect to be educated and entertained about aspects of Native American culture.
For more information, visit the OMA website at sfasu.edu/oma.
Tonight's game in Shelton Gym pits SFA Against Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
With a one-game lead for first place in the Southland Conference standings, SFA’s volleyball team starts a three-match week with two-time defending league title holder Texas A&M University Corpus Christi at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Shelton Gym.
The match will be streamed live nationwide on ESPN3 and the ESPN app. The match also will serve as the team's Dig Pink match to promote awareness of breast cancer.
Men’s golf in 10th place at Duck Commander Intercollegiate
SFA’s men's golf team moved up to 10th yesterday with the second round of play at the Duck Commander Intercollegiate at the Mystic Creek Golf Club in El Dorado, Arkansas.
The Lumberjacks shot an 18-over 306 in round two on the par-72, 7,289-yard golf course for a score of 49-over 625.
Womens’ golf moves up at Little Rock Women’s Golf Classic
SFA’s women's golf team shot a 19-over 307 in the second round of the Little Rock Women's Golf Classic to move up to seventh place.
The Ladyjacks sit near the middle of the pack in the 15-team tournament with a two-day total of 36-over 612 heading into the final day of play today.
Madrigal Singers to present annual fall concert
SFA’s Madrigal Singers will present a choral program, “Sacred and Profane,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, in Cole Concert Hall.
The concert will explore themes of love, nature, the divine and exotic fairy tales, according to Dr. Michael Murphy, director of choral activities 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 finearts.sfasu.edu.
SFA’s Friday Film Series to screen award-winning ‘DamNation’
SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “DamNation” at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.
Directed by Travis Rummel and Ben Knight, “DamNation” is a 2014 advocacy documentary about the changing attitudes in the U.S. concerning the nation’s large system of dams. “DamNation” takes a powerful film odyssey across America to explore the change in national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that the future is bound to the life and health of rivers.
For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
In recent history, Halloween has typically been thought of as a holiday for children to dress up and ask for candy. However, it has become increasingly popular for adults to get in on the fun, too.
Children may opt for the common princess or superhero costume, but adults are taking the opportunity to dress up to a different level.
To view some of this year’s clever adult Halloween costumes, click here.