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This Week's Calendar

Tuesday, Nov. 15
Men's basketball vs. Longwood University
10 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 16
Women's basketball vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State University
7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 18
Bowling at University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawk Classic
All Day
Millsboro, Delaware

Volleyball vs. Southeastern Louisiana University
11 a.m.
Conway, Arkansas

Saturday, Nov. 19
Bowling at University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawk Classic
All Day
Millsboro, Delaware

Football vs. Northwestern State University
3 p.m.
Homer Bryce Stadium




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News & Announcements

Join new Bias Incident Response Team

The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs and SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs are forming a Bias Incident Response Team. This concept is already in use at a variety of campuses across the country and is intended to be a committee consisting of faculty and staff members with diverse experiences who are specially trained to respond to issues of bias, hate speech or other behavior that could impact students' feelings of belonging at SFA.

Participants will undergo significant training. The time commitment is expected to be approximately four hours per month.

To express interest in participating, complete this form.

For more information, contact Dr. Adam Peck, assistant vice president and SFA's dean of student affairs, at (936) 468-7249 or peckae@sfasu.edu.

Deadline approaching for spring internal funding through Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

The deadline for both the Research Grant Development and the Research Pilot Studies grant is Wednesday, Nov. 16, for the spring funding period.

The Research Grant Development grant provides up to $5,000 to assist faculty members who have the potential for obtaining significant funding from an external sponsor to develop a fundable research proposal. The Research Pilot Studies grant provides up to $3,000 to assist initiating pilot projects to generate data for a specific project for extramural funding.

For more information, click here.

To express interest in applying for a grant, contact Sherry Tucker, ORSP administrative assistant, at (936) 468-6606.

Native American rights attorney to give public presentation for Geography Awareness Week

Organized by SFA’s geography program within the Department of Anthropology, Geography and Sociology, an attorney for the Native American Rights Fund will serve as guest speaker for the 2016 Geography Awareness Week taking place nationally Nov. 13 through 19.

Steven Moore’s presentation, titled “Legal History of the Peyote Religion and Its Connections to Texas,” will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 142. The event is free and open to the SFA and Nacogdoches communities.
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Final installment of Consciousness Speaker Series to take place tonight

The final installment of SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Consciousness Speaker Series will take place at 11 a.m. tonight in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room 2.101.

Dr. Luis Aguerrevere, associate professor in SFA’s School of Human Services, will present "Hispanics: Physical and Mental Symptom Disabilities Report."

Light refreshments will be provided. Sack lunches are allowed.

For more information, call the OMA at (936) 468-1073.

Barrio Writers to host reading tonight

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

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. tonight 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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Faculty Senate to host social gathering tomorrow

SFA’s Faculty Senate will host a social hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Maklemore’s Ale House and Bistro. The gathering supports goal four of the strategic plan, which helps increase connections.

Maklemore’s is located two blocks north of campus on the corner of North and Hayter streets, and has created a special menu for the event.

For more information, contact Dr. Le’Ann Solmonson, professor in SFA’s School of Human Services, at (936) 468-1065.


Jacks to host Longwood University in ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon tomorrow

SFA’s men’s basketball team has been selected as one of the teams to grace the ESPN family of networks for the College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. In this edition of the yearly basketball binge, the Jacks (0-1) will play in Johnson Coliseum, the site of the nation’s fourth-longest home court winning streak, to face off against Big South foe Longwood University (0-1) for the third time in program history. ESPN2 will carry the non-conference showdown, which is set to tip-off at 10 a.m.

Although they have graced the national airwaves for the College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon for the past two seasons, SFA is hoping the third time is the charm to obtain a win. SFA is 0-2 in Tip-Off Marathon games with a pair of losses to the University of Northern Iowa coming by a combined 12 points. All-time, SFA is 0-3 on ESPN2, losing their program debut on the network at Stanford University in a first-round National Invitation Tournament game on March 19, 2013.
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Volleyball falls to University of Central Arkansas in regular season finale

Denied their 20th win of 2016 after producing season lows in both kills (18) and attack percentage (.011), the SFA volleyball team fell 3-0 to the University of Central Arkansas Sugar Bears Saturday in the regular season finale for both teams in the Prince Center in Conway, Arkansas.

SFA sophomore Peyton Redmond put down a team-best five kills and junior Abby McIntyre added four more for the Ladyjacks, who saw their record move to 19-10 and 12-4 in Southland Conference play. UCA dominated all facets of the match, finishing with a 15-dig advantage over SFA and an 11-6 edge in blocks to move to 15-13 and 9-7 in league action.
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Ladyjacks finish fifth at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Classic

SFA’s bowling team closed out the final day of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Classic with a 2-1 mark over the best-of-seven bracket play at Sheridan Lanes in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Ladyjacks closed out the tournament in fifth overall, finishing with an 11-2 record over the three-day event.

Earning the number six seed in scoring average over the first two days of competition, SFA opened bracket play against fifth-seeded Sacred Heart University in the day’s first match. The Ladyjacks and Pioneers split the first four games as SFA won game one (234-178) and game four (227-218), tying the match at 2-2. SHU captured the final two games, handing SFA its second loss of the weekend.
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Lumberjacks fall 31-24 to Houston Baptist University

SFA’s football team dug itself a 17-point fourth-quarter hole after some big plays from Houston Baptist University Saturday at Husky Stadium in Houston. The Lumberjacks’ late rally wasn’t enough to pull ahead, giving a 31-24 decision to the Huskies.

The loss drops SFA to 4-6 on the year and 3-5 in Southland Conference play. It also marks HBU’s first-ever win over the Lumberjacks in the Huskies' third year as a Southland Conference member.
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Women’s basketball team drops opener against University of South Dakota

SFA’s women’s basketball team opened its season Sunday against the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. SFA had the early lead in the first quarter, but the stamina of the Coyotes proved successful.

Four Ladyjacks finished with double-digit points. Redshirt junior Stevi Parker led the team with 19 points, six rebounds, and three steals. Newcomer junior Taylor Jackson had a breakout first game for the Ladyjacks with 17 points and two assists. Senior Taylor Ross had 13 points, followed by freshman Riley Harvey with 10. The Ladyjacks out-rebounded the Coyotes, 31-24. USD shot 59.6 percent from the field while the Ladyjacks only shot 38.3 percent. SFA was 26 for 31 from the line. Read More

Fine Arts

Orchestra of the Pines to perform works by Sibelius, Shostakovich tomorrow

SFA's Orchestra of the Pines will present the program “Sibelius and Shostakovich” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Under the direction of Dr. Gene H. Moon, director of orchestras at SFA, the Orchestra of the Pines will perform works by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius and Russian composer and pianist Dmitri Shostakovich. Leonard Chow, a recent SFA graduate, will return to Nacogdoches to perform the first movement of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 with the Orchestra of the Pines. Chow completed his Master of Music at SFA in May 2016 and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Houston. He studied with Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, SFA associate professor of music, during his time at SFA.

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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School of Theatre to present Carr’s ‘By the Bog of Cats’ tomorrow

SFA’s School of Theatre’s presentation of Irish playwright Marina Carr’s “By the Bog of Cats” in the fall of 2016 is not coincidental, and it was not selected by its director on a whim.

Rather, 2016 happens to be the centennial year of the Easter Rising in Ireland, a short-lived but extremely significant revolt against British rule, which led eventually to the establishment of the Irish Free State.

The presentation will debut at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow through Saturday, Nov. 15 through 19, in Turner Auditorium in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on campus. The play is recommended for mature audiences. A content advisory may be viewed here.

Single tickets are $15 for adult, $10 for senior and $7.50 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, click here or call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407.
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Fashion photographers don’t normally photograph homeless animals. However, Richard Phibbs does, and it’s how he gives back to the community.

The fashion and portrait photographer donates his time and services to the Humane Society of New York by creating portraits of dogs up for adoption in an effort to help them find their forever homes. Click here to view a collection of Phibbs’ dog portraits.

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