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Friday, Nov. 10
Bowling at Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Classic
Three-day event
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Cross-country at NCAA South Central Regional Tournament
All day
College Station

Women's basketball at Kansas State University
5:30 p.m.
Manhattan, Kansas

Saturday, Nov. 11
Football vs. Nicholls State University
3 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Men's basketball at Longwood University
2 p.m.
Farmville, Virginia

Volleyball vs. Lamar University
Noon
Nacogdoches


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Marketing campaign moves into airports and onto television

As SFA’s marketing campaign moves into its fourth year, the university will take a break from its concentration on billboard advertising and move to an expanded high-impact digital presence.

With the onset of the busy holiday season, digital signage has been placed in William P. Hobby Airport in Houston and Dallas Love Field.  The signage highlights myriad successful SFA alumni in strategic locations throughout the airports. The signs will be viewed by thousands of travelers and are aimed at increasing positive statewide perceptions about SFA.

Additionally, television commercial advertisements have been strategically placed and will air on high-impact news programming, sporting and other programs such as “Meet the Press,” "CBS Sunday Morning,” “Football Night in America” and “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.”

For a list of commercial dates and approximate times they will air during November and December, click here.

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Social Events team hosting faculty and staff member happy hour today

The next SFA faculty and staff member happy hour is set from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Naca Valley Vineyard, located at 9897 FM 1878 just outside Nacogdoches.

Cost is $6 for four wine tastings or $9 for six tastings. Wine by the glass or bottle also will be available for purchase. Guests may bring their own snacks or dinner.

This will be an adults-only event with limited seating. RSVP at aroquemore@sfasu.edu. SFA faculty and staff members may bring only one non-SFA guest. 

For more information about Naca Valley Vineyard, visit its website or Facebook page.

To stay informed about future SFA social events, please “like” the SFA Faculty/Staff Lounge Facebook page.

Counseling Services to offer free Question, Persuade and Refer workshop Monday

Counseling Services is offering a free workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Rusk Building, Room 333, to teach skills to identify and help a person in danger of suicide.

Upon completion of the workshop, each participant will receive certification as a “Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper.”

For more information, call Counseling Services at (936) 468-2401.

Geography Awareness Week begins tomorrow

Geography Awareness Week at SFA begins tomorrow with various student activities scheduled, such as a clean up of St. Paul’s Cemetery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dr. Peter Csanyi, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, will give a public lecture on Central European issues at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Liberal Arts North, Room 142. A discussion will follow.

Justin Cure, information services manager for Longview, will give a presentation on GIS data issues at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Forestry Building, Room 205, in honor of National Geographic Information System Day.

Also, at  3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, there will be a series of mini-presentations examining sustainability at SFA in the Forestry Building, Room 117. A panel of employers will provide input about applying for geospatial positions after the presentation.

Dr. Jeffery Roth, associate professor of geography, will give a presentation titled "Guns in America” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in Liberal Arts North, Room 142.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students of these presentations.

Danceworks: In Retrospect production shows tonight, tomorrow

SFA’s dance program will showcase senior choreographic works during its production of Danceworks: In Retrospect at 7 p.m. tonight and 3 p.m. tomorrow in the HPE Complex Dance Studio, Room 201.

Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for faculty and staff members, and $10 for general admission and can be purchased at the door.

Jazz and contemporary dance are the main styles that will be featured during this production. Ten pieces are appropriate for all audiences. One piece deals with a sensitive topic and is not recommended for children. The audience will be notified before that piece’s performance.
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Making the Shift to Open Educational Resources discussion scheduled for today

The University Committee on Student Debt and Affordability and the Barnes & Noble Bookstore invite faculty and staff members to the Making the Shift to Open Educational Resources discussion from 1:30 to 3 p.m. today in the Steen Library Wyatt Room to discuss affordable course material delivery.

This discussion will focus on giving participants an in-depth look into OER courseware. Attendees will hear from faculty members who are utilizing OER and receive student input on the cost of course materials.

OER is defined as "teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others."
 
Unlike traditionally copyrighted material, these resources are available for "open" use, which means users can edit, modify, customize and share them.

Drinks and refreshments will be served. 

SFA to host fourth-annual Purple Premium Cattle Sale Saturday

SFA will host its fourth-annual Purple Premium Cattle Sale beginning at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Todd Agricultural Research Center.

This year, the sale will offer 30 purebred lots of Beefmaster, Angus, Charolais, Horned and Polled Hereford, Red Angus, and Simbrah cattle, as well as more than 200 head of commercial females. While a number of the lots are consigned by cattle owners from Texas and the Southern U.S., cattle from SFA's herd also is included.

To learn more about the sale, visit the SFA Purple Premium Sale Facebook page, Instagram, or email Dr. Erin Brown, associate professor in agriculture, at browneg@sfasu.edu.
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Showcase Saturday for prospective students slated for tomorrow

Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during a free, action-packed open-house tomorrow at SFA.

Prospective students will have the opportunity to visit with university faculty and staff members, tour the campus and residence halls, and preview academic programs during the SFA Showcase Saturday event.

For more information about SFA's Showcase Saturday, contact the SFA Office of Admissions at (936) 468-2504 or admissions@sfasu.edu.
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Stone Fort Museum honors 2017 Cum Concilio Club Heritage Preservation Award recipients

SFA’s Stone Fort Museum named Dr. Bobby H. Johnson and the late Birdie Wade as the 2017 Cum Concilio Club Heritage Preservation Award recipients.

The award recognizes Johnson for his work documenting oral histories in Nacogdoches that preserve East Texas’ stories. 

Likewise, the award recognizes Wade for her efforts in preserving stories, documents and buildings for the African-American community in East Texas. Wade graduated from SFA and received her bachelor’s degree in social work.
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Athletics


Lumberjacks to host Nicholls State University for senior day

The Lumberjacks will take on 17th-ranked Nicholls State University in SFA’s final home football game of 2017 at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Homer Bryce Stadium.

The game, presented by Pilgrim’s, will be the second time SFA has hosted a nationally ranked opponent this season after welcoming then 25th-ranked McNeese State University to Nacogdoches Sept. 30.

Saturday also will be senior day for 10 Lumberjacks.
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Bowling wraps up fall tournament slate with Warhawk Classic

After three top-five finishes the past three weekends, SFA’s bowling team will go for its fourth top-five finish of the fall today through Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Warhawk Classic held in Sheridan Lanes in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The three-day tournament presented by Roto Grip is hosted by NCAA Division III University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, that is currently ranked No. 11 in the nation, according to the National Tenpin Coaches Association.
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Ladyjacks look to win Southland Conference title in tomorrow’s match

Already assured at least a share of the program's ninth Southland Conference regular season title, SFA’s volleyball team closes out its regular season with hopes of claiming a league championship when it hosts Lamar University at noon tomorrow inside Shelton Gym.

Saturday's match also will serve as senior day for a pair of Ladyjacks: Lexus Cain and Sam Rodriquez. The two have been instrumental parts of SFA's success during the past four years with Cain amassing 89 wins so far and Rodriguez having 65 victories to her credit in three seasons.

The match will be streamed via Facebook Live on the SFA Athletics Facebook.
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Fine Arts

‘Great Russian Nutcracker’ sells out; Annie Moses tickets quickly selling

The two-night presentation of Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” at SFA is a sellout.

An Encore Event presented by SFA's College of Fine Arts, “The Great Russian Nutcracker” is set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 in Turner Auditorium on campus. Both performances are sponsored in part by Lehmann Eye Center.

For those who may have missed out on this popular holiday tradition, another opportunity awaits to enjoy the musical cheer of the season in Nacogdoches, but time is of the essence. Ticket sales also are brisk for the upcoming “Christmas with the Annie Moses Band,” a University Series event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12.

The performance in Turner Auditorium is sponsored in part by Nacogdoches Medical Center.

For more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Box Office in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, Room 211, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
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'Mr. Burns, a post-electric play' runs through Saturday

SFA’s School of Theatre’s production of Anne Washburn’s “Mr. Burns, a post-electric play” can be seen at 7:30 p.m. nightly through tomorrow in Turner Auditorium on campus.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7.50 for students/youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or click here.

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If you’re looking for a brain teaser, this jigsaw puzzle might be the answer.

Nervous System, a design company, recently presented “Geode,” which is a computer-generated puzzle resembling the colorful banded stone known as agate. These plywood puzzle pieces are laser cut in a maze-like pattern — the most difficult cut style.

Learn more here.

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