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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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Marym Lakhani

Kinesiology and Health Science, visiting lecturer

Lakhani is currently serving as the President-Elect for Texas Society for Public Health Education and as co-chair for the program planning committee and audit committee.

Lakhani is part of a team of public health professionals responsible for organizing and hosting TSOPHE's annual conference to be held at Baylor University’s Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, Oct. 5 - 6 in Waco. Lakhani will be representing SFA during the conference.

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.

Students intern as athletic trainers

Over the summer, three graduate students in SFA’s athletic training program interned as athletic trainers with the National Football League Women’s National Basketball Association.

Cody Oliver spent seven weeks working with the Houston Texans, and Chris Elliott served the Tennessee Titans. Sara Caitlin Godwin interned with the New York Liberty Women’s NBA team.

Through SFA’s professional athletic training program led by Dr. Linda Bobo, students earn a Master of Science in athletic training and participate in various hands-on activities to gain real-world experience.
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SFA’s Jacks Council on Family Relations accepting donations for Thanksgiving Homebound project

Members of SFA’s Jacks Council on Family Relations are gearing up for their annual food drive, Thanksgiving Homebound.

The group asks campus organizations, departments, faculty and staff members, students and Nacogdoches community members to donate grocery items families can use to prepare a Thanksgiving meal.

JCFR will be collecting food items between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 and between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Steen Library Hub, the first room on the left when entering the library. The group will be accepting monetary donations until Oct. 31.

For more information, contact JCFR at sfasujcfr@gmail.com.

Center for Career and Professional Development appointments available online

Students can now schedule appointments with the Center for Career and Professional Development by logging in to their Jobs4Jacks account.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to let students know about this convenient option for assistance with their professional development needs.

For more information, contact CCPD at ccpd@sfasu.edu.

Omicron Delta Kappa to host leadership conference

Omicron Delta Kappa will be hosting their annual leadership conference 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, on the 2nd floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

The conference will offer valuable leadership insight from SFA alumni covering ODK’s five phases of leadership: scholarship, athletics, mass media, creative arts and community service. There also will be breakout sessions hosted by campus organizations highlighting the five Certified Student Leader skills.

Please encourage your students to attend this event. For more information, email odk@sfasu.edu.

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.

SFA Gardens to host fall plant sale

SFA Gardens will host its annual Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

The sale will feature a variety of hard-to-find, “Texas-tough” plants, including Texas natives, heirlooms, perennials, shrubs and trees, with an emphasis on pollinator-friendly natives as well as exclusive SFA introductions.

Parking will be available at SFA’s Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and bring a wagon for their plants.

For more information, call (936) 468-4404, or visit sfagardens.sfasu.edu.
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Alumni Association offering bus ride to the Battle of the Piney Woods

The Alumni Association is offering a bus ride to the Battle of the Piney Woods football game departing at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, from the parking lot outside the SFA Alumni Association office.

Cost of the ride is $20. For more information, or to register, call (936) 468-3407, or click here.

Strategic Plan Strategy Update Session scheduled

Members of the SFA community are invited to attend the Strategy Update Session scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Regent's Suite A.

In these sessions, Strategic Plan working groups will make a short presentation detailing their progress and recommendations, followed by audience questions, comments and discussion.

Athletics

SFA handles error-prone University of New Orleans in three sets

Now in its fifth year as a part of the Southland Conference, the University of New Orleans’ volleyball team still has yet to win a league match in Texas. SFA’s volleyball team kept that streak going in Shelton Gym last night.

High offensive numbers were not necessary for the Ladyjacks as they received 28 points via unforced errors from the Privateers in order to secure a 3-0 victory over their Southland Conference rivals.
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Ladyjacks poised for pivotal showdown at the University of Central Arkansas

Throughout the 2017 season, SFA’s women's soccer team has shown that it is capable of producing all the necessary components to be a championship caliber team. On Friday, the team will piece together these components to get a pivotal three points as they take on the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas.
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Lumberjacks take on Sam Houston State University in 92nd Battle of the Piney Woods

SFA’s football team will battle against Sam Houston State University in one of Texas' oldest rivalries, the Battle of the Piney Woods, 1 p.m. Saturday, at NRG Stadium in Houston.

The Southland Conference matchup is key for both teams as each stand with one loss in the league after suffering defeats last Saturday. It will mark the eighth consecutive year the historic rivalry has been played at a neutral site in the Houston Texans' stadium.
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Fine Arts


School of Theatre’s ‘Tartuffe’ continues through Saturday

SFA’s School of Theatre opened Molière’s “Tartuffe” Tuesday night to an enthusiastic crowd. One of the funniest plays ever written, this classic French comedy will be presented at 7:30 nightly through Saturday, Oct. 7, in Turner Auditorium.

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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Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to perform Daugherty’s award-winning music

SFA’s Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will perform a concert featuring the music of Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Turner Auditorium.

In a special memorial tribute, the Symphonic Band will collaborate with Dr. Danny Chapa, instructor of low brass/euphonium at SFA, in a performance of John Stevens’ “Benediction,” to be dedicated in memory of Gibbs, who was one of Chapa’s students.

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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Professional Houston bassist Whittaker to perform tonight

Houston bassist Dennis Whittaker will present a guest artist recital at 6 p.m. tonight 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 tonight

The Omojo Percussion Duo will perform a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. tonight 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 tonight

Wayne Kimball will host an artist talk and reception from 5 to 6 p.m. tonight 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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Award-winning film ‘Landfill Harmonic’ to be screened tomorrow

SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “Landfill Harmonic” at 7 p.m. tomorrow in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

“Landfill Harmonic” follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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Cellist Ružević to perform at SFA tomorrow

Renowned cellist Nikola Nino Ružević will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall.

Ružević, who is associate professor of cello and chamber music and the coordinator of chamber music studies at the University of North Texas, will perform with his wife, pianist Lara Ružević.

The program will feature Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata for Cello, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise,” and Croatian cello compositions. The concert also will feature a cello ensemble composition involving students of Dr. Evgeni Raychev, instructor of cello in SFA’s 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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Tonight, sky watchers will see an October harvest moon, the first one in almost a decade.

The harvest moon is the full moon that occurs within the fewest days to fall equinox, which fell on Sept. 22 this year. The last full moon occurred on Sept. 6, making tonight's full moon closer to the equinox.

Around this time of year, the moon rises about 30 minutes after sunset compared to the typical 50 minutes on average the rest of the year, which makes for a brighter moon. The shorter time period between sunset and moon rising is said to allow farmers to work later into the night harvesting crops.

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