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

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

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

Men's basketball vs. Northeastern State University
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches

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

Cross country at NCAA National Championship
TBA
Terre Haute, Indiana

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


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SFA, community encouraged to participate in MLK Day of Service

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is encouraging the campus and Nacogdoches communities to submit community work projects for the seventh annual MLK Day of Service scheduled for Monday, Jan. 16.

The deadline to submit a project is Friday, Dec. 9. Volunteers are needed and can sign up to work now through the morning of the event.

SFA will partner with the African American Heritage Project to help restore the Clay House, the former Zion Hill First Baptist Church parsonage, and with SFA’s Food for Thought to help organize the on-campus food pantry’s inventory. Other service projects will be conducted at public parks, private homes and a variety of other sites. Hundreds of student volunteers are expected to take part in projects such as painting and landscaping. Participants will receive a free lunch and event T-shirt.

For more information, contact Veronica Weaver, OMA director, at (936) 468-1073 or email oma@sfasu.edu.
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Faculty Senate to host social gathering tonight

SFA’s Faculty Senate will host a social hour from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. tonight 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.

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

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. tomorrow in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 142. The event is free and open to the SFA and Nacogdoches communities.
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Deadline tomorrow 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 tomorrow 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 dance duo to perform on campus tomorrow

The Sampson Brothers, a Native American dance duo, will perform native dances for the SFA and Nacogdoches communities twice tomorrow, 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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Athletics


Olson announces 2017 track and field meet schedule

SFA’s 2017 track and field schedule has been officially released.

“The 2017 indoor and outdoor schedule is somewhat similar to what we have done and where we have been in years past. We open up indoors at Texas A&M University,” said SFA's track and field head coach Phil Olson.
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Fine Arts

‘By the Bog of Cats: Perspectives and Insights’ panel, reception scheduled for Thursday

SFA’s School of Theatre and the Division of Multidisciplinary Programs will present a panel and reception titled “By the Bog of Cats: Perspectives and Insights” at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Griffith Gallery on the second floor of Griffith Fine Arts Building.

The free event will occur directly following the performance of “By the Bog of Cats.”

Panelists will include Dr. Richard Jones and Taylor Solice from SFA’s School of Theatre; Dr. Sylvia Middlebrook, assistant professor of psychology; Dr. Anne Collins Smith, professor of philosophy; and Dr. Ken Untiedt, professor of English.
 
Free food will be provided at the event.

Wind Ensemble to perform music of Mackey, Grainger

SFA’s Wind Ensemble will present an “Autumn Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in Turner Auditorium on campus.

“This concert is the culmination of our fall rehearsals,” said Fred J. Allen, SFA's director of bands. “It features various styles of music.”

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

SFA's Orchestra of the Pines will present the program “Sibelius and Shostakovich” at 7:30 p.m. tonight 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’ tonight

SFA’s School of Theatre’s presentation of Irish playwright Marina Carr’s “By the Bog of Cats” in fall 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. tonight through Saturday, Nov. 19, in Turner Auditorium 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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