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Friday, Nov. 11
Bowling at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Classic
All Day
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Cross country at NCAA South Central Regional Tournament
TBA
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Men's basketball at University of Kentucky
6 p.m.
Lexington, Kentucky

Saturday, Nov. 12
Bowling at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Classic
All Day
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Football at Houston Baptist University
2 p.m.
Houston

Volleyball at University of Central Arkansas
Noon
Conway, Arkansas

Sunday, Nov. 13
Bowling at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Classic
All Day
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Women's basketball at University of South Dakota
1 p.m.
Vermillion, South Dakota


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Dr. R. Scott Beasley

Professor emeritus of forestry and former dean of SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

Beasley was inducted into the Texas Forestry Hall of Fame at a reception held Monday, Nov. 7, at the Texas Forestry Museum.

“Scott’s steadfast sense of values and his leadership as dean of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture influenced the professional development of many students and faculty members and enhanced the reputation of SFA,” said Dr. Hans Williams, interim dean of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.
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News & Announcements

Funeral arrangements announced for SFA Regent Barry Nelson

Funeral arrangements have been announced for SFA Regent Barry Nelson, who passed away Tuesday.

A memorial service at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, will be at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane in Dallas. Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Contributions are being accepted for the Barry Nelson Memorial Scholarship. Online gifts at specified amounts can be made here.

Gifts by check should be made payable to the SFASU Foundation. Please include a note that states the gift is in memory of Regent Nelson. Checks should be mailed to the SFASU Foundation, P.O. Box 6092, SFA Station, Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-6092. To contribute by phone, call (936) 468-5406.

The family will be notified regarding each gift.


SFA’s Nelson Rusche Distinguished Lecture Series, Leadership Summit prove successful

A packed house greeted former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush this past week as he addressed SFA students, faculty and staff, and community members during the inaugural Nelson Rusche Distinguished Lecture Series on campus.

SFA’s Rusche College of Business established the lecture series this year as a biennial event designed to bring scholars and business leaders to campus to discuss timely issues.

“The launching of the Nelson Rusche Distinguished Lecture Series is a special event for the college, especially as the series helps us advance our mission,” said Dr. Tim Bisping, dean of the Rusche College of Business. “We are so thankful and appreciative of the generosity and foresight of Mr. Nelson Rusche in helping us make this happen.”
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Barrio Writers to host reading Monday

Students who participated in the 2015 and 2016 Barrio Writers workshops at SFA are hosting a reading of their published works at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the Nacogdoches High School Library, located at 4310 Appleby Sand Road.

“I am looking forward to hearing the participants read their original creative works,” said Dr. Heather Olson Beal, SFA associate professor of secondary education, who has coordinated the Barrio Writers program the past two summers.

This free event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact sfabarriowriters@gmail.com.
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SFA’s family and consumer sciences degree ranked among top 50 in the nation

SFA has been ranked among the top 50 great value colleges for family and consumer sciences degrees in the nation by Great Value Colleges, a website dedicated to helping students discover the best degree and college for them.

SFA’s No. 47 ranking among the almost 400 U.S. colleges identified for comparison distinguishes it as one of the most attractive programs for consumer sciences students.

The ranking was created based on master’s and doctoral degree, research, internship and scholarship opportunities. Data also was collected from payscale.com and university websites.
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Native American dance duo to perform on campus

The Sampson Brothers, a Native American dance duo, will perform native dances for the SFA and Nacogdoches communities twice Wednesday, Nov. 16, first at noon in the plaza outside of the Baker Pattillo Student Center and again at 7 p.m. in the student center Grand Ballroom.
 
The event was created and will be hosted by SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs to celebrate and acknowledge Native American tribes, their heritage and their history.

The Sampson Brothers’ performances are free to attend.
 
For more information, visit the OMA website.
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Veterans Resource Center to host Veterans Day celebration today

SFA’s Veterans Resource Center will host a Veterans Day and U.S. Marine Corps birthday celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the VRC, located on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

The event is free and open to all students and faculty and staff members. Cake and refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact John Fontenot, coordinator of the VRC, at (936) 468-6494.

Director’s forum meeting to take place today

A director’s forum meeting will take place at 10 a.m. today in the McGee Business Building, Room 133.

All directors or a representative from each area are welcome to attend to build camaraderie and increase communication across campus.

For more information, contact Dr. Jeremy Higgins, director of environmental health, safety and risk management, at higginsjk@sfasu.edu.

Former East German prisoner to visit SFA, discuss importance of free speech

Hans-Jochen Scheidler, a Berlin resident and former prisoner of the East German state secret police, will present a keynote address titled “A Former Political Prisoner’s Personal and Historical Review of Twenty-Five Years of German Unity” at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in the Ferguson Building, Room G78, on campus.

His presentation is sponsored and organized by SFA's Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication. It is free and open to the SFA and Nacogdoches communities.
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Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation hosting Parents Night Out tonight

In an effort to help parents enjoy a child-free night out, Campus Recreation is hosting Parents Night Out tonight. Kids will enjoy a fun-filled evening of camp activites, a meal and a movie at the Student Recreation Center.

Parents can drop off their children as early as 6 p.m. and can pick them up any time before midnight. The cost is $20 per child. For more information or to register, call (936) 468-3507 or email campusrec@sfasu.edu. Registration closes at 5 p.m. today.

Athletics


Strong all-around play pushes Ladyjacks past Northwestern State University

Knowing they would not be fighting for Southland Conference seeding or a spot in the tournament, SFA’s volleyball team played without any kind of pressure Thursday night, which ended up spelling trouble for Northwestern State University.

Putting together a sharp all-around performance, the Ladyjacks received nine kills apiece from junior Abby McIntyre and sophomore Peyton Redmond, while junior Lexus Cain anchored the back-row defensive unit with a 20-dig performance that helped lift SFA to a 3-0 triumph.
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Ladyjacks to participate in University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Hawk Classic this weekend

SFA’s bowling team continues its busy start to the fall season, heading north for the 2016 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Classic, held today through Sunday, Nov. 13, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The classic is being held in SFA bowling's head coach Amber Lemke’s hometown at Sheridan Lanes. The Ladyjacks are scheduled to bowl 13 matches over the course of the three-day event, beginning with baker style matches today. Tomorrow, the teams will bowl in traditional team matches, battling for seeding in Sunday’s best-of-seven baker style bracket play.
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Men’s basketball gets commitment from Bogues

SFA's men’s basketball head coach Kyle Keller was able to sign his first recruit for the 2017-18 season when McLennan Community College sophomore Shannon Bogues, a Kileen native, put pen to paper on a National Letter of Intent to join the Jacks’ squad for 2017-18 and beyond.

In order to enter Johnson Coliseum for his last two seasons of collegiate eligibility, Bogues must close the books on his two-year stint with the McLennan Community College Highlanders in 2016-17. While in his first season at the Waco-based National Junior College Athletic Association institution, Bogues helped the squad go 30-4 and qualify for the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament for the first time since 1988. While there, he fired in 19 points in the Highlanders’ first-ever tournament win, a wire-to-wire 78-70 victory over Marion Military Institute.
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Jacks open up 92nd season of basketball at Kentucky State University

Tonight will mark the beginning of the 92nd season of SFA men’s basketball as the Jacks make a journey of 849 miles to compete against Kentucky State University. KSU is known as the winningest program in college basketball, which boasts a #2/4 national ranking in the Associated Press and USA Today Coaches Polls respectively.

More often than not, the Jacks have emerged victorious in season openers. Since its first season of basketball in 1925, the Jacks have posted a 55-36 (.604) record in lid-lifters and are 4-1 in their last five.
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Fine Arts

Swingin’ Axes, Aces to perform program of ‘jazz giants’

SFA’s Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands will perform a concert of jazz masterpieces at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The Swingin’ Aces, directed by Dr. J.D. Salas, associate professor of tuba and euphonium, will open the concert with several hits from The Count Basie Orchestra, including “Moten Swing” and “Switch in Time.” Other highlights will be performances of jazz classics “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday’s hit “God Bless the Child.”

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 click here.
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Lauters’ works featured at poetry reading Sunday

A poetry reading by Nacogdoches’ prize-winning poets Judith and Ken Lauter will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House downtown.

“Rembrandt and Vermeer – Two Dutch Painters as Seen by Two Nacogdoches Poets” will feature the Lauters reading from their books combining poems and paintings. Ken's book is “Vermeer in Words,” and Judith's is “Light from the Left; poems on paintings by Rembrandt.” Each poem will be accompanied by a full-size color slide of the painting it describes.

A book signing will follow the reading and slideshow.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call The Cole Art Center at (936) 468-1131.
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Veterans Day provides us with a wonderful opportunity to give thanks to all who've served our country, both past and present. A recent article published by Mental Floss reminds us there are many ways civilians can show their gratitude all year long, and not only on this special day.

From writing a letter of thanks to volunteering at a local hospital, there are many ways to serve those who’ve served us. Click here to view the full list.

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