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This Week's Calendar

Tuesday, Oct. 7
'Operation E' screening
Liberal Arts North, Room 142
7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 9
Homecoming Kick-Off Celebration
Jack Backers College Bookstore
315 E. College St., Nacogdoches
5:30 to 7 p.m.

Global Citizenship Series
Oct. 9-10
Sugar Land, Texas

Homecoming Online Auction
Oct. 9-26

Saturday, Oct. 11
SFA football at Nicholls State
Thibodaux, Louisiana
6 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 13
SFA women's golf
ASU Lady Red Wolf Classic
Jonesboro, Arkansas

SFA men's golf
Miramont Invitational
Bryan, Texas




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News & Announcements

Registration for Walk to End Alzheimer's to take place Wednesday

The students in Dr. Phillip Madison's public relations writing class will be registering students for the Walk to End Alzheimer's from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 8, in front of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Signing up with a group of friends and walking as a team is encouraged; team captains will receive a free Walk to End Alzheimer's T-shirt. There is no fee to register, but participants are asked to donate to the cause and further the search for a cure.

The event will take place Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a small ceremony following at 8:45 a.m. The 3.1-mile walk will officially begin at 9 a.m.

It is wheelchair and stroller accessible.

For more information about the Alzheimer's Association or the Nacogdoches Walk to End Alzheimers, please contact Regional Outreach Coordinator Michael Molina at (936) 632-9930 or via email at mmolina@alz.org.

Center for Digital Scholarship fall forum slated for next week

The Center for Digital Scholarship has received inquiries campus-wide regarding author rights, copyright, and publishing issues. In order to tailor mini-workshops around topics of interest to faculty members and students, the center has scheduled an open forum to advance the discussion.

The forum will be facilitated by Phil Reynolds, scholarly communications librarian. The panelists will include Dr. Steve Bullard, dean of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and interim dean of the Nelson Rusche College of Business; Dr. Robbie Steward, chair of the Department of Human Services; and Dr. Kwame Antwi-Boasiako, chair of the Department of Government.

The forum is set for 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the Ralph W. Steen Library Wyatt Room.

For more information please email cds@sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-1445.

Tickets still available for SFA concert featuring Chris Young and Big Joe Walker

Tickets are still available for the Chris Young and Big Joe Walker concert, presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University Student Activities Association, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the William R. Johnson Coliseum on the SFA campus.

Young, a 29-year-old RCA Records country singer, was the 2006 winner of the reality music show "Nashville Star." Young's current hit single, "Who I Am With You," reached number one atop the Mediabase Country Singles Chart, as well as claiming the number one spot in Rolling Stone's poll of Best Country Songs of 2014 So Far. The award-winning singer-songwriter also has claimed six additional number one singles in country music.
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Get a sneak peek at the new travel and expense module

SFA will be introducing a new travel and expense reporting module in the near future, and two sneak-peeks of the system are scheduled for this month.

Participants are invited to attend the sessions, held at noon on Friday, Oct. 10, and Friday, Oct. 17, in the Lumberjack Village Community Room. Attendees are invited to bring their lunches.

International Film Festival to screen 'Illiterate'

The SFA Spanish Film Club will screen the Chilean film "Illiterate" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 as part of the 2014 International Film Festival. The event is free and open to the public and will take place in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 142.

The movie tells the story of a middle-aged woman taking on the monumental task of learning to read with the help of an elementary school teacher. You can read more about the film's plot here.

Discussions before and after the film will be led by Dr. Carlos Cuadra, an assistant professor in the Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication.

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts and culture

This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Office of Multicultural Affairs calls for proposals for first Diversity Conference

SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs and the OMA Caucus invite SFA faculty and staff members to submit proposals for a 50-minute diversity-related research and/or personal experience presentation.

To learn more about the conference and to submit a proposal, please visit sfasu.edu/multicultural/190.asp

Contact Dr. Osaro E. Airen, director of multicultural affairs, at (936) 468-1073 or aireno@sfasu.edu with any questions or comments that you have related to the conference.

Human Services Department to offer anonymous depression screenings

The SFA Department of Human Services-Rehabilitation/Counseling Programs will offer free, anonymous depression screenings for National Depression Screening Day. 
Screenings will be held at the Human Services Telecommunications Building Lobby from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9.

Attendees will have the opportunity to complete a written self-assessment and talk one-on-one with a mental health counselor in training. Those who appear to need further evaluation will be given referrals to local treatment services.

NDSD Mental Health Screening, held in October as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, is a program of the nonprofit organization Screening for Mental Health. Last year, more than 200,000 people attended nationally.

For more information, call the Counseling Clinic at (936) 468-1041.

2014 SFA Homecoming Kick-Off Celebration set for Oct. 9

The annual SFA Homecoming kick-off party will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Jack Backers College Bookstore, 315 E. College St. Appetizers and purple beverages will help kick off the month of Homecoming activities, which will culminate in Homecoming weekend Oct. 24 and 25.
The third annual online auction will run Thursday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 26. You can view and bid on items here.

Featured items include sports memorabilia signed by Nacogdoches soccer legend Clint Dempsey, a football signed by Houston Texan J.J. Watt, a custom SFA Yeti Cooler, destination getaways and travel packages, artwork, jewelry, gift cards, specialty SFA items, sports tickets, and much more.

For more information about Homecoming events, contact the SFA Alumni Association at (936) 468-3407 or visit www.sfaalumni.com.

SFA dean to discuss Global Citizenship Series on Red River Radio

During Red River Radio's membership drive, Dr. Brian Murphy, dean of the College of Liberal and Applied Arts, will spend two hours discussing the upcoming Global Citizenship Series event on air.

Murphy will discuss the conference from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m on Tuesday, Oct. 7.

You can stream the station at redriverradio.org on your computer or mobile device, or tune in to 88.9 FM on your radio.
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Ladyjacks hold first official practice

The SFA women's basketball team held its first official practice of the 2014-15 season on Monday afternoon in William R. Johnson Coliseum. The Ladyjacks won their league leading 16th Southland Conference Championship and first under head coach Brandon Schneider one season ago. 

Before practice got underway, the Ladyjacks watched a video highlighting the top moments from last season and clips of the team lifting weights and running sprints. As the team watched the videoboard from a dark arena, the message was clear: last year's accomplishments are in the past and preparation for the next season starts now.
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Baseball opens fall practice

The SFA Lumberjack baseball team opened fall practice on Monday with approximately 50 players reporting to Jaycees Field as head coach Johnny Cardenas and his staff begins preparation for the 2015 season.

Last season, SFA finished 20-35 overall and 11-19 in Southland Conference play, and the program loses 10 ‘Jacks  - Fabian Arcizo, Kevin Bishop, Kyle Cross, Rick Cruz, Mackenzie Handel, Justin Hunsaker, Gevon Jackson, Zach Marberry, Ricardo Sanchez and Brett Thornell - to the completion of their eligibility.
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Fine Arts

SFA music faculty member Salas to present tuba recital

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present music faculty member J.D. Salas in a tuba recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

The program, titled Reformations," features the world premieres of two pieces for tuba, including "Reformations for Tuba and Percussion," composed by Salas' father-in-law, James R. Wright, and "Catacombs for Tuba and Recorded Track" by Jason K. Nitsch. Accompanying Salas for this program will be Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies at SFA, and pianist Geneva Fung, staff accompanist.

"I chose the title based on the type of repertoire programmed," Salas said. "The recital will feature the premiere of works for tuba in some of the newest mediums along with some other works not typically performed on tuba."

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin to perform in University Series

The renowned Russian ensemble Chamber Orchestra Kremlin will return to the SFA campus to perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the College of Fine Arts' 2014-2015 University Series, "Connect."

"The orchestra performed here a few years ago and was very popular with our University Series patrons," said John W. Goodall, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts. "We are excited to present this program in this year's series. And, once again, the orchestra will perform an original composition written by our own Stephen Lias, professor of composition in the School of Music."
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Finding love, acceptance focus of student-directed 'Feeding the Moonfish'

The SFA School of Theatre will present the student-directed "Feeding the Moonfish" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Senior Allison Day of San Antonio directs Barbara Wiechmann's one-act play, which Day describes as a "darkly enchanting drama."

"In southern Florida, two young adults from broken homes meet at a dock late at night," Day explains. "One of them is plagued by an unknown trauma. Both are looking for love and acceptance in all the wrong places and in all the wrong ways. Will they find it with each other?"
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SFA trombonist Scott to perform recital that features readings from Daily Sentinel

The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Deb Scott, professor of trombone at SFA, in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Scott's performance, part of the Cole Performing Arts Series, will feature varying music styles, randing from a Baroque suite of dances to a jazz composition.

A unique aspect of the program will be the performance of "Tabloid" by Grafton, Ohio, composer Clarence Barber that will be narrated by Gary Wurtz, professor of trumpet at SFA. Read More

Meyer to perform as soloist with SFA Wind Ensemble

The SFA Wind Ensemble will feature music faculty member Brad Meyer as soloist in the ensemble's fist concert of the year, slated for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Meyer will perform "Concerto No. 2 for Marimba and Wind Ensemble" by American composer David Gillingham.

"This piece shows off the variety of sounds a marimba can make, from lyrical to technical," said Fred J. Allen, director of bands at SFA and the ensemble's conductor.
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