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Friday, Oct. 7
Cross country in Aggieland Open
TBA
College Station

Soccer vs. University of Central Arkansas
7 p.m.
SFA Soccer Field

Saturday, Oct. 8
Football vs. Nicholls State University
2:30 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana

Volleyball vs. University of the Incarnate Word
11 a.m.
San Antonio


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Nac News: Exchange students from Amami Island, Japan, visit Nacogdoches, SFA

The Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau recently welcomed a special group of exchange students from sister city Amami Island, Japan. Mike Moses Middle School in Nacogdoches coordinated the group's visit.

The group of 17 exchange students and teachers will be in Nacogdoches for eight days and will attend classes at the school, explore SFA, spend the day at Zip Nac, tour downtown and make stained glass pumpkins at Glass Castles. The annual sister school exchange program takes place every October.

For more information, contact Sherri Skeeters, marketing director with the Nacogdoches CVB, at (936) 564-7351.

Wisely Fellowship 2017-18 course proposals due by 5 p.m. today

The School of Honors and the Office of Academic Affairs are pleased to sponsor the Wisely Fellowship during the 2017-18 academic year.
 
The Wisely Fellowship is a one-year position that allows the chosen applicant to spend the fall semester building relationships with honors students through programming. The Fellow will then offer a spring semester core course, uniquely designed for honors students.

For more information, see the Wisely Fellow website, or contact Dr. Michael Tkacik, director of the School of Honors, at mtkacik@sfasu.edu. Electronic applications are due by 5 p.m. today.

Six-time U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker to be keynote speaker at SFA’s Global Citizenship Series today

Former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker will discuss global issues of intolerance and violence during an academic program for Fort Bend ISD students and the public organized by SFA’s College of Liberal and Applied Arts today at Safari Texas Ranch in Richmond.

“This is the sixth year for the Global Citizenship Series conference, and it has evolved over time,” said Dr. Brian Murphy, dean of the SFA College of Liberal and Applied Arts. “For the first five years, we focused on a geographic region — Europe twice, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America — but shifted to a specific topic for this year’s October event. The initial three conferences were for the public at-large, but the outreach has been to high school audiences in the more recent past.”
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Ladyjacks suffer first Southland Conference loss against Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

SFA’s volleyball team suffered a 3-0 loss against Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islanders Thursday night in the Dugan Wellness Center.

SFA volleyball sophomore Peyton Redmond tied a career-high with 10 kills for the Ladyjacks who suffered their first Southland Conference setback of the season.
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SFA cross country on the road for Aggieland Open

SFA’s cross country team will compete at the Aggieland Open at 5 p.m. today on the Dale Watts Course in College Station. The event will kick off with the women’s 5K followed by the men’s 8K at 5:30 p.m.

Other competing teams listed are Baylor University, Louisiana Tech University, Prairie View A&M University, Sam Houston State University, Texas A&M University and Texas Southern University. Several teams including SFA are ranked within the top seven U.S. Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association South Central Region rankings.
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Soccer faces big conference showdown tonight against the University of Central Arkansas

Tonight’s match between the Ladyjacks and the University of Central Arkansas will be a test of grit for both teams as they battle at 7 p.m. at the SFA Soccer Field.

The Ladyjacks come into the match ranked No.1 in the Southland Conference. Central Arkansas, ranked No. 2, is just half a game behind SFA after a tie against Abilene Christian University last weekend.

SFA brings to the field junior Hanna Barker, who has seven goals this season and six assists. She leads the league on total points for the season, points per game and assists per game. Barker is supported by teammate sophomore Breanna Moore, who has two game winning goals and 11 shots this season with eight of them on goal.
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Fine Arts

Swingin Axes, Aces to perform music of jazz greats Nestico, Holman tonight

SFA’s School of Music will present the Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Among the highlights of the concert will be a performance of Radiohead’s “Everything In Its Right Place,” arranged by James Miley.

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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SFA to screen ‘La Camioneta’ documentary tonight

SFA's School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “La Camioneta” at 7 p.m. tonight in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House downtown.

Every day dozens of decommissioned school buses leave the United States on a southward migration that carries them to Guatemala, where they are repaired, repainted and resurrected as brightly colored camionetas that transport the majority of Guatemalans to work each day. Since 2006, nearly 1,000 camioneta drivers and fare collectors have been murdered for either refusing or being unable to pay the extortion money local Guatemalan gangs demand. “La Camioneta” follows one such bus on its transformative journey: a journey between North and South, between life and death, and through an unfolding collection of moments, people and places that serves to quietly remind viewers of the interconnected worlds in which we live, according to lacamionetafilm.com.
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