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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

Saturday, Nov. 18
Cross-country at NCAA National Championships
All day
Louisville, Kentucky

Football at Northwestern State University in the Battle for Chief Caddo
3 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana

Men's basketball vs. Howard Payne University
4 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Volleyball at two-day Southland Conference Tournament
Corpus Christi

Women's basketball vs. Howard Payne University
1:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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Rusche College of Business associate professor receives 2017 Pearson Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology

Dr. Clive Muir, associate professor in SFA’s Rusche College of Business, received the 2017 Pearson Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology at the Association for Business Communication international meeting in Dublin, Ireland.

This award recognizes Muir for his use of technology in enhancing learning and engagement in business communication courses.

Muir has been part of the SFA faculty since 2012 and credits the staff members in the Center for Teaching and Learning for training and supporting his technological endeavors.
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Elementary education students host ‘We Need Diverse Books’ event

Students studying elementary education recently hosted a “We Need Diverse Books” event at the SFA Charter School to promote diversity in literature.

Through this event and class project, 36 SFA students in a course taught by Dr. Lauren Burrow, elementary education assistant professor, read diverse books to elementary students and participated in group activities related to the readings.
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Fall Wellness Fair and free flu shots today

SFA's Campus Recreation will host the Fall Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today 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.

Aztec dance group to perform for Native American Heritage Month today

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. today 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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Nominate an exemplary student for the 2018 Mr. and Miss SFA Awards

The Mr. and Miss SFA title is an award presented each year by the SFA Alumni Association to exemplary students who well represent and promote SFA. Recipients are selected based on their scholarship, participation and leadership in academic and co-curricular activities, citizenship, service and loyalty to the university.

Nominees must have completed 90 earned credit hours, 48 of which must have been completed at SFA. They must be enrolled for the spring 2018 semester, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be within 12 months of graduating.

Nominations can be submitted online. Additional documentation can be mailed or dropped by the alumni office on campus. All nomination information is due by Nov. 30.

Athletics

Ladyjacks beat Coppin State University 72-59 in home opener

SFA’s women’s basketball team beat Coppin State University’s women's basketball team 72-59, earning its first win of the season and starting the home schedule off with a win.

The Ladyjacks took advantage of 28 Coppin State turnovers in the contest to pull away in the second half and earn the win.
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Jacks host St. Edward’s University in first 2017-18 home game

SFA’s men's basketball welcomes NCAA Division II and Heartland Conference adversary St. Edward's University for a non-conference showdown at 7 p.m. tonight in Johnson Coliseum.
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Fine Arts

Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band pay tribute to ‘Monuments’

SFA’s Wind Symphony and the Symphonic Band will present the program “Monuments” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Turner Auditorium.

The SFA Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. Tamey Anglley, assistant director of bands at SFA, will open the first half of the concert with Jack Stamp’s “Cenotaph,” which will be conducted by graduate student Brandon Beavers of Livingston.

The Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. David Campo, associate director of bands, will perform works by Clifton Williams, John Mackey and Michael Daugherty.

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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Contemporary Ensemble to perform music of Metheny, Plini, Chon

SFA’s Contemporary Ensemble will present a contemporary jazz/rock fusion concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Cole Concert Hall.

The program will feature the music of John Scofield and Pat Metheny, Plini, Suda, Tribal Tech and others, according to Andrew Sperandeo, adjunct faculty in Sound Recording Technology and guitar instructor in the School of Music. Sperandeo said he chose a program that would focus on “some challenging, higher-level music.” The concert is a presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School 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 visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Cole Art Center announces Thanksgiving hours

The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches will be open during a portion of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Cole Art Center will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 21 through 23. The gallery will be open during regular hours on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25.

The downtown gallery will continue its new Sunday afternoon schedule and will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26. Exhibitions currently showing include “Collective Transference: Houston Area Clay” and “The Patriotic Art of World War I in France,” both of which are showing through Dec. 30.

Regular gallery hours are from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
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SFA voice students to present opera program tomorrow

SFA’s voice students will present a program of musical theatre and opera scenes in a performance at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall.

The program includes selections from “West Side Story,” “Wonderful Town,” “Into the Woods,” “Street Scene” and “Candide.”

The opera scenes are from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” and “Le nozze di Figaro,” Gioachino Rossini’s “Il barbieri di Siviglia,” Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief” and Mark Adamo’s “Little Women.”

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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Exhibition to highlight Houston area clay ceramics artists — artist talk and reception tomorrow

SFA’s School of Art and the SFA Galleries will host the exhibition “Collective Transference: Houston Area Clay” through Dec. 30 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The ceramics exhibition, curated by Jeff Forster and Michelle Matthews, features clay artists who highlight the quality and diversity of artists working in Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Liberty, Galveston, Chambers, Waller and Brazoria counties.

A reception and artist talk will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at The Cole Art Center. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Matthews at michelle-matthews@att.net.
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The Seasteading Institute, a San Francisco-based nonprofit, will be testing the idea in French Polynesian waters. The city will consist of about a dozen buildings, including homes, hotels, offices and restaurants.

At a whopping $167 million estimated to build the floating city, it’s still less than the cost of making the 1995 film “Waterworld.”

To read more, click here.

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