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Tuesday, Nov. 14
Women's basketball vs. Coppin State University
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Wednesday, Nov. 15
Men's basketball vs. St. Edwards University
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Thursday, Nov. 16
Men's basketball vs. LeTourneau University
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Friday, Nov. 17
Volleyball vs. Abilene Christian University
11 a.m.
Corpus Christi


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SFA business, American Marketing Association students assist ABM International in marketing strategy

Students in the Rusche College of Business recently provided feedback on a new sewing machine branding and marketing campaign while serving as focus group members for ABM International, a three-generation, family-owned-and-operated manufacturing company of industrial quilting machines that has expanded into the home quilting market with a line of long arm quilting machines.

According to Theresa Currey, ABM International’s marketing associate, the company was utilizing the focus group’s feedback as a tool to get into the minds of millennial shoppers and find out what they are looking for when purchasing a sewing machine.
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Kinesiology and health science students, faculty members attend Texas Society for Public Health Education annual conference

SFA students and faculty members in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science participated in the Texas Society for Public Health Education annual conference in Waco.

During the two-day conference, titled “Advancing Population Health through Diversity, Innovation and Collaboration,” students networked with professionals, attended panel presentations and workshop sessions, and viewed research posters.

Drs. Mary Hawkins, coordinator of SFA’s health science program, and DawnElla Rust, health science professor at SFA, also attended the conference.
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Fitness and Human Performance Lab recruiting participants for study

SFA’s Fitness and Human Performance Lab is recruiting healthy, physically untrained men and women between the age of 18-65 who: (1) may have above normal blood pressure, (2) are not currently taking blood pressure medication, and (3) are capable of performing walking exercise for a research study.

The study will measure the blood pressure response to aquatic and land exercise at varying intensities. Participants will receive a resting blood pressure assessment, ambulatory blood pressure assessment, body fat analysis and four supervised exercise sessions.

For more information, contact Dustin Joubert, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, at joubertd@sfasu.edu.

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

Counseling Services is offering a free workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today 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.

Fall Wellness Fair and free flu shots scheduled for Nov. 15

SFA's Campus Recreation will host the Fall Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.

This free event provides resources and services from a variety of SFA and Nacogdoches organizations and businesses. Services will include health screenings, chair massages, product samples, refreshments, educational materials and giveaways. The Wellness Fair is a great opportunity for students to learn about various organizations on campus and in the community. Faculty members are encouraged to bring or inform their classes about the event.

Free flu shots for faculty and staff members and students also will be offered at the event by Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Individuals who carry SFA's insurance are asked to bring their Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance card and their driver’s license. Individuals who are not covered by SFA’s insurance plan are asked to bring their own insurance card and their driver’s license.

For more information, contact Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056.

Athletics

Volleyball team beats Lamar University 3-0 to win 2017 Southland Conference Title

SFA’s volleyball team’s win against Lamar University earned them the 2017 Southland Conference regular season title.
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Men's basketball team beats Longwood University in 2017-18 season opener

SFA’s men's basketball took the win at its first road game of the 2017-18 season with a score of 74-61 against Longwood University Saturday.

Sophomore Kevon Harris exploded for a 23-point, 12-rebound double-double, fellow second-year man Aaron Augustin dished out eight of SFA's nine assists to go along with eight points and four steals.
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Bowling wraps up fall season with seventh-place finish

SFA’s bowling team finished 3-0 Sunday and placed in the top 10 for the 47th consecutive tournament at NCAA Division III Wisconsin-Whitewater's Warhawk Classic in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

The Ladyjacks finished seventh among 20 teams at the three-day event. SFA finished the weekend with a 6-7 record and a pinfall total of 12,492 at the Sheridan Lanes. The tournament completes SFA's fall slate of play.
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Nicholls State University beats football team in final home game

Nicholls State University took the win Saturday against SFA’s football team at the final home football game of 2017.
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Fine Arts

Orchestra of the Pines to present works of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov tomorrow

SFA’s Orchestra of the Pines will present “Charismatic Capriccios and Dynamic Duos” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall.

The program includes two popular works, “Capriccio Italien” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and “Capriccio Espangol” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Both written by Russian composers, the works were inspired by their visits to surrounding European countries.

To show off SFA’s string students’ talent, the string sections will perform without winds, brass and percussion in the beautiful elegiac “Serenade for Strings” by Edward Elgar.

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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Twenty-two-year-old artist Kophei Ohmori is using his pencil for more than bubbling in Scantrons.

The art prodigy uses carefully-placed shading, ultra-thin lines and a remarkably-steady hand to create these shockingly-realistic drawings.

To see more of his masterpieces, click here.

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