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This Week's Calendar

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

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

Sunday, Nov. 20
Bowling at University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawk Classic
All Day
Millsboro, Delaware

Women's basketball at Texas A&M University
4 p.m.
College Station


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SFA Gardens to host holiday wreath-making seminar

SFA Gardens will host a garden seminar, “Deck the Halls: Using Evergreens to Decorate for the Holidays,” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.

Evergreen branches and garlands once served as symbols of enduring life and a fruitful year to come. Join Dawn Stover, research associate at SFA Gardens, to learn how to create elegant wreaths and garlands using materials from the garden. 

Class size is limited, so register in advance by calling (936) 468-1832 or emailing sfagardens@sfasu.edu. The cost is $25 for SFA Garden members and $30 for non-members.
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Jacks Council on Family Relations serves community through Thanksgiving Homebound project

SFA’s Jacks Council on Family Relations has surpassed its goal by serving more than 120 families through its annual Thanksgiving Homebound project.

Since October, the student-led group has asked members of the Nacogdoches and SFA communities to donate Thanksgiving meals to families in its adopted organizations, which include the Solid Foundation, GETCAP Head Start and The Family Crisis Center of East Texas.

This Friday, the participating community organizations will pick up the food items to distribute to the families.

For more information, contact JCFR at sfasujcfr@gmail.com.
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Native American dance duo to perform on campus today

The Sampson Brothers, a Native American dance duo, will perform native dances for the SFA and Nacogdoches communities twice today, 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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Native American rights attorney to give public presentation for Geography Awareness Week tonight

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. tonight in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 142. The event is free and open to the SFA and Nacogdoches communities.
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Deadline today 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 today 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.

Athletics

Jacks add highly-touted guard Mack to 2017-18 recruiting class

SFA’s men’s basketball head coach Kyle Keller continues to add major pieces to the Jacks’ future team by signing Cameron Mack in a National Letter of Intent for the 2017-18 campaign.

Tabbed as the 33rd-best point guard prospect in the nation and fourth-best in Texas, the College Station native spurned the advances of several collegiate basketball suitors, including Baylor University, Texas Christian University, University of Arkansas, Murray State University, University of Tulsa, Louisiana Tech University, Old Dominion University and Boise State University in order to join the Jacks’ ranks in Nacogdoches.
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Ladyjacks host Oklahoma Panhandle State University in home opener

SFA’s women’s basketball team will compete in its home opener against Oklahoma Panhandle State University at 7 p.m. tonight in Johnson Coliseum. The game will mark the first time the Ladyjacks and the OPSU Aggies have played one another in program history.

The Ladyjacks trailed by a mere six points in their season opener last weekend against the University of South Dakota. Redshirt junior Stevi Parker led the Ladyjacks with 19 points, four rebounds, and was nine for nine at the line. Junior transfer Taylor Jackson followed behind with 17 points. Senior Adrienne Lewis led the team in rebounds, grabbing six from the boards. Freshman Riley Harvey had a terrific breakout game, collecting 10 points and five rebounds.
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Jacks use late run to survive Longwood University in ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon

There were a few more frayed nerves than usual, and it was anything but easy, but SFA’s men’s basketball team found a way to extend one of the nation’s longest home-court winning streaks to 29 games in front of a national audience Tuesday in Johnson Coliseum.

Sophomore TJ Holyfield exploded for a 21-point, 14-rebound double-double and fellow second-year forward Nathan Bain provided a tie-breaking tip-in with 1:06 remaining to put the Jacks on top for good in a 66-60 victory over Longwood University in ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.
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Lumberjacks close out season hosting rival Demons in battle for Chief Caddo

SFA’s football team will close out the 2016 season Saturday, Nov. 19, facing longtime rival Northwestern State University at home in Homer Bryce Stadium. The game, sponsored by Nacogdoches Memorial Health, kicks off at 3 p.m. and marks the annual Battle for Chief Caddo as the two teams go head-to-head for the largest trophy in sports.

Saturday's game will be streamed live online at ESPN3.com or through the WatchESPN app on mobile devices.
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Fine Arts

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

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. tomorrow 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.

Cole Art Center to host photo contest exhibition, reception tomorrow

A reception for the opening of the “All Things Nacogdoches” photo exhibition is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House downtown.

Sponsored by the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau, the exhibition will feature the winning entries from a photo contest designed to highlight a variety of themes that showcase Nacogdoches, according to the entry application.

For more information, click here or contact the CVB at (936) 564-7351. Contact Cole Art Center at (936) 468-1131.
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If you spent any time outside these last few evenings, you may have witnessed the supermoon beaming brightly in the sky.

Photographer David Carson wanted to capture the supermoon in a photograph with the St. Louis skyline. He was able to do so, seemingly “balancing” the moon on top of the Gateway Arch. Click here to read more about how Carson was able to capture this sight.

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