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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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Dr. Raul Prezas

Human Services, associate professor

Prezas attended the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Los Angeles where he presented research findings during a three-hour short course, titled The Whole Bilingual Child: Assessment and Intervention of Bilingual Populations.

In addition, Prezas delivered a presentation alongside his colleagues, titled Evaluating and Enhancing Phonological Systems: Children with Highly Unintelligible Speech.

Prezas served as the topic chair for Speech Sound Disorders in Children at the ASHA Convention this year and was selected to serve on the committee again next year.

News & Announcements

Forestry students receive top honors

Two students received top honors at the Texas Natural Resources Information System’s Texas Geospatial Information Systems Forum.

Jamison Brandenburg and Logan Hope, both seniors pursuing a Bachelor of Science in forestry, presented their original poster, “Trammel’s Trace: The First Road to Texas From the North.”
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Nursing graduates achieve high passing rate on NCLEX-RN examination

Recent graduates from SFA’s DeWitt School of Nursing achieved a 96.58-percent first-time passing rate on the National Council Licensure Examination.

The NCLEX-RN is an exam nursing graduates nationwide and in Canada must take and pass in order to receive their nursing license. It is is designed to test the knowledge, skills and abilities essential for the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level. According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the national average first-time passing rate is 90.65 percent.

Dr. Sara Bishop, professor and director of SFA’s DeWitt School of Nursing, said SFA students’ high marks are a testament to the quality of its nursing program.
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Kinesiology and health science students participate in service-learning project

Kinesiology and health science students and faculty members completed a service-learning project that involved painting the bus drive-through lane at Raguet Elementary School as part of Associate Professor Dr. Todd Whitehead’s KIN 417 course.

Purple Pride Raffle tickets make great stocking stuffers

The Alumni Association is selling tickets for the Purple Pride Raffle, which will begin Jan. 2, 2018.

There will be 52 chances to win Purple Pride prizes ranging in value from $300 to $1,200. A prize will be awarded every week, and each ticket could win multiple times throughout the year.

An SFA golf bag, an Apple watch with purple strap and an SFA class ring are some of the amazing prizes being raffled. For a list of prizes and to purchase tickets, click here.

Aztec dance group to perform for Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will celebrate by hosting Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli, an Aztec dance group that will perform an interactive presentation offering tribal dancing, drumming and a brief look at the Mexica-Nahuati philosophy.

The celebration will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

During the presentation, the audience will learn some of the background history and origins of the dances. Attendees should expect to be educated and entertained about aspects of Native American culture.

For more information, visit the OMA website at sfasu.edu/oma.
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Fine Arts

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

SFA’s Orchestra of the Pines will present “Charismatic Capriccios and Dynamic Duos” at 7:30 p.m. tonight 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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In this technology-based era, there is a decreased interest in real books. This street library in Bulgaria hopes to encourage people to “pick it back up.”

A team of architects and designers created Rapana, a work of art designed to attract visitors and rekindle a love for books. The library resembles the shell of a sea snail to give a nod to its home of Varna, often called “The marine capital of Bulgaria.” It was built using 240 wooden pieces, and the full capacity of the library is 1,500 books.

To read more, click here.

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