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This Week's Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 12
SFA volleyball vs. Abilene Christian University
6:30 p.m.
Shelton Gym

Friday, Nov. 13
Men's basketball vs. Baylor University
7 p.m.
Waco

Men's cross country at the NCAA South Central Regional
TBA
College Station

Women's basketball vs. the University of Texas - Tyler
7 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum

Women's cross country at the NCAA South Central Regional
TBA
College Station

Saturday, Nov. 14
SFA football vs. Houston Baptist University
3 p.m.
Homer Bryce Stadium

SFA volleyball vs. the University of the Incarnate Word
Noon
Shelton Gym

Monday, Nov. 16
Last day to apply for degrees to be completed May 2016


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SFA Faculty Senate meeting today

The SFA Faculty Senate will meet at 2:30 p.m. today in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 2.201.

Dr. Baker Pattillo, university president, will update the senate on campus-carry implementation. Dr. Steven Bullard, interim provost, will provide an update on the SFA strategic plan, and Dr. Mary Nelle Brunson, vice provost, will give an overview of the Higher Education Coordinating Board's new strategic plan titled 60x30 Texas.

Senate meetings are open to all faculty and staff members.

Accomplishments

Ashley Hall

Nelson Rusche College of Business

Ashley Hall, lecturer in the business communication and legal studies department, was awarded the Margaret Baker Graham Research Grant at the annual International Conference of the Association for Business Communication in Seattle, Washington.

The cash award is presented each year to business communication doctoral students engaged in research. Hall has undergraduate and graduate degrees from SFA and is currently a doctoral student at the University of Texas at Tyler.

Past recipients of the award have been graduates of Iowa State University, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota and Clemson University.

News & Announcements


Texas intellectual property legal chief to discuss patents at SFA

Stephen Koch, chair of the State Bar of Texas’ Intellectual Property Law Section, will speak at the STEM Innovation - Tying Creativity to Success lecture series at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in the Math Building, Room 101.

Koch's lecture addresses the basics of intellectual property and patents.

The event is free and open to all faculty and staff members and students, and the topics apply to innovators in all fields.

Koch’s career includes numerous engineering and legal positions focusing on research, innovation and intellectual property. He has extensive experience in national and international patents. He retired in July as the General Counsel of Univation Technologies, which is a joint venture of ExxonMobil Corp. and Dow Chemical Co.

Click here for information about the lecture series.

SFA's Residence Hall Association to ring in the holiday season with annual extravaganza

The SFA Residence Hall Association will ring in the holiday season at its annual Holiday Extravaganza from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, on the SFA campus. This event is free and open to the public.

From 6 to 7 p.m. SFA's Pep Band and local music groups will perform on the front steps of the Austin Building. Jacob Lusk, RHA president, said the performances will be a treat, and the association always looks forward to the shows.

Following the performances, Dr. Baker Pattillo, SFA president, will address the community and introduce special guests from the North Pole. Attendees will be able to meet Mr. and Mrs. Claus after the address.
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Salvation Army Angel Tree drive now underway

The SFA Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa has set up its annual Angel Tree drive in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Involvement Center.

The project provides gifts for children of incarcerated people. Participants can "adopt" a child to provide presents for. 

Participants are encouraged to spend about $50 on gifts, which should be returned to the Involvement Center by noon Tuesday, Nov. 24. For more information, contact odk@sfasu.edu.

Study abroad information meeting scheduled for tomorrow

SFA's Office of International Programs will host an information session on an upcoming study-abroad trip to Spain.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to share this information with students.

The meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. tomorrow in the Ferguson Liberal Arts Building, Room 174.

Service Learning Mini Grant applications now being accepted

Proposals are now being accepted for spring 2016 Service Learning Mini Grants. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2.

For more information about Service Learning programs and proposal guidelines, click here. Questions should be directed to Molly Moody, assistant director of leadership and service, at moodmk@sfasu.edu


SFA Veterans Resource Center hosting Veterans Day social today

SFA faculty and staff members and students are invited to meet Lumberjack student veterans at a social from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Veterans Resource Center, located in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 1.102. SFA's VRC is hosting the event, which is free and open to the public.

Cake and refreshments will be provided.


Southland Conference Mascot Challenge ends tomorrow

The SFA Lumberjacks are the two-time defending champions of the Southland Conference Mascot Challenge! This year's competition will close tomorrow.

Be sure to show your love for our Lumberjack by voting daily here.

Global Gateway to the Phillippines scheduled for tomorrow

Join SFA's Office of International Programs for a presentation on the Philippines given by SFA students from the country. The event is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow in the McGee Business Building, Room 133.

Authentic Philippine food samples will be served. An informal discussion and question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. 

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Office of International Programs at (936) 468-6631.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature pollinators and pests

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches.

Houston-based horticulturist Heath Lowery will present "Pollinator Update Plus Know What's Bugging You."

The regional sales manager for Olympic Horticultural Products, a leading supplier of pest control solutions in the production ornamentals market, received his Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University and Master of Science in horticulture from SFA.
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Residence Life accepting applications for residential learning community leaders

The SFA Department of Residence Life is looking for faculty and staff members interested in sponsoring a new community on campus. A residential learning community is a place where students with a similar major, social or cultural interest can live together and learn about a particular subject under the guidance of a faculty or staff member.

The department currently has the following learning communities, and is interested in expanding the program.

Upperclassmen:
Community Service - Lumberjack Lodge
Honors Chemistry - Wisely Hall
International - North Hall
Outdoor Experiences - Lumberjack Village
Pre-Nursing - Lumberjack Village
ROTC - Lumberjack Village
Upper-Class Honors - Wisely Hall

Freshmen:
Freshmen Leadership Academy - Steen East
STEM - Lumberjack Landing

To propose a new learning community, complete the application or contact Shea Roll, hall director, at rollsc@sfasu.edu. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Campus Recreation


Fall Wellness Fair scheduled for tomorrow

SFA Campus Recreation’s Fall Wellness Fair, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow will provide resources and services from campus and community organizations and businesses to support the wellness of SFA faculty and staff members and students. Services will include health screenings, fitness assessments, product samples, refreshments, educational materials and giveaways.

More than 30 local vendors will be present at the Wellness Fair. Campus Recreation also will be hosting a blood drive.

To preregister for the blood drive, call the SFA Recreation Center administration office at (936) 468-3507.

The event is free to all faculty and staff members and students.


Parents' Night Out scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13

Registration is now underway for SFA Campus Recreation's final Parents’ Night Out of the semester, which is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13.

Parents can drop off attendees as early as 6 p.m. Camp activities, a meal and a movie will be provided. Children must be picked up no later than midnight, but may be picked up at any time that evening. Cost is $20 per camper.

For more information and to register, please contact the SFA Recreation Center Administration Office at (936) 468-3507 or CampusRec@sfasu.edu.

Athletics


Senior basketball players primed for final season

In more than six decades, the Southland Conference has never witnessed a men’s basketball team claim four consecutive regular season championships.

The SFA men’s basketball team senior class has already gained a reputation for penning history. Two of those five senior players have been integral parts of the Lumberjacks' three-straight league titles.
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Walkup receives Lou Henson Preseason All-America honor

For the second time, an SFA men’s basketball player has been added to the Lou Henson Preseason All-America Team. The Lou Henson Player of the Year Award committee unveiled a team roster Monday that included SFA senior Thomas Walkup. 

The Lou Henson Award has been presented to the top mid-major player in NCAA Division I men’s basketball annually since 2010.
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Three seniors set to lead SFA women’s basketball team in 2015-16

Each of the three SFA women’s basketball team senior players bring something different to the table this year. Though the team boasts a strong group of underclassmen, the seasoned players’ leadership will be essential for success.

“Our senior class is made up of some veterans who understand what Ladyjack basketball and the tradition here is all about,” said head women’s basketball coach Mark Kellogg. “It’s a great class and they’re all great kids on and off the court. They each have some different strengths that will help us this season.”
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Lumberjack football hosts Houston Baptist University for home finale

The SFA football team will play its final home game of 2015 at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, against Houston Baptist University. The game is HBU’s first in Nacogdoches, and also serves as Military Appreciation Day and Senior Day.

Fans at home can watch live on ESPN3.com and on the WatchESPN app. Rob Meyers will call the game for Q107.7 FM and Q1077.com. Live stats will be available on SFAJacks.com and Twitter.
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Fine Arts


Trombone Choir to perform works by Gabrieli, Mendelssohn

The SFA Trombone Choir will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Directed by Dr. Deb Scott, SFA professor of trombone, the 22-member choir will perform "Canzona XIII," composed by Giovanni Gabrieli in the 16th century for St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice.

"This piece will feature three choirs of all trombones, including the contra bass trombone, which plays in the range of the tuba," Scott said.
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Contemporary Guitar Ensemble to perform first SFA concert

SFA’s new Contemporary Guitar Ensemble will present its first concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

"Led Zeppelin: Mastering Cross Genres with Bold Originality" features performances of "Kashmir," "Going to California," "When the Levy Breaks," and other Zeppelin favorites.

The Contemporary Guitar Ensemble is made up of students in the SFA School of Music's Sound Recording Technology program. The ensemble's purpose is to allow guitar students to "experience the many different functions of their instruments," according to Andrew J. Sperandeo, adjunct-faculty member and director/arranger of the ensemble.
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Moon to perform with Orchestra of the Pines

The SFA Orchestra of the Pines will welcome guest artists when the ensemble performs "Curtain Raisers" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.


Conducted by Dr. Gene Moon, director of orchestras at SFA, and guest conductors, the Orchestra of the Pines will present three well-known works, including Leonard Bernstein's Overture to "Candide," Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor and Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E minor.

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Take a moment to have a chuckle over the clash of classic artwork and pop culture.

A series of paintings by illustrator Hillary White called "Pop Reinterpretations" is a light-hearted spin on some beautiful classic artwork, which she re-imagines to include pop culture. Check out some of her work here.

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