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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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Dr. Dusty Jenkins

Assistant professor of psychology

Jenkins and Charles White, a recent graduate of SFA’s psychology master’s program, recently had their manuscript “College Students’ Acceptance of Trans Women and Trans Men in Gendered Spaces: The Role of Physical Appearance” accepted for publication in the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.

News & Announcements

SFA’s master’s in counseling ranked No. 1 in Texas

SFA received the No. 1 ranking from topcounselingschools.org for having the top-value counseling master’s degree in Texas.

Topcounselingschools.org is an organization committed to helping students find the best higher-education counseling programs. The rankings were created using the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs online directory to find accredited counseling programs in Texas.

The top 10-ranked schools were based on program completion rate, job placement rate, licensing exam pass rate, accreditation length, research productivity, and tuition and fees.
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Proposals due tomorrow for Diversity Conference workshop presentations

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs' third annual Diversity Conference is scheduled for Jan. 28, 2017. At this time, the OMA Caucus is opening a call for proposals to  faculty and staff members or students who may be interested in presenting at the conference.
 
Workshop presentations should address at least one of the following areas: multicultural education, leadership, gender identity, ethnicity, race, ability/disability, religion, sexual orientation, social issues or social justice. To present on a topic of diversity and multiculturalism that is not previously listed, write in the category on the workshop proposal form.
 
Click here for proposal forms. Proposals are due by 5 p.m. tomorrow.

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

Undergraduate research seminar to take place next week

SFA’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will host a guest seminar titled “Research with Undergraduate Students – A program for success” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in the Math Building, Room 101.

The seminar will be presented by Dr. Michael P. Doyle, professor and The Rita and John Feik Distinguished University Chair in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

For more information, contact Dr. Odutayo Odunuga, associate professor in SFA’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at (936) 468-6468.

Athletics


Bowling adds three during early signing period

SFA bowling head coach Amber Lemke recently announced three additions to the Ladyjack bowling program. Dakota Faichnie of Innisfil, Ontario, Canada; Sarah Gill of Attleboro, Massachusetts; and Sarah Voiers of Chesterton, Indiana; all signed National Letters of Intent during the fall signing period and will join the Ladyjacks in fall 2017.

"I'm very excited about all three of these ladies and what they will add to our program," Lemke said. "Each of them have strong backgrounds, competing at the highest level, and are eager to make their way to Texas. We are looking for them to continue to build on what the program has accomplished and keep it among the best in the nation."
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Hollas tabbed Freshman of the Year, three others named All-Southland Conference

Four SFA volleyball team members secured All-Southland Conference status Wednesday.

SFA volleyball setter Ann Hollas became the Ladyjacks’ first major award winner since 2014 by being named Southland Conference Freshman of the Year. Senior middle blocker Justice Walker earned All-Southland Conference First Team status for the third time in her career, and junior libero Lexus Cain was selected to represent SFA on the All-Southland Conference Second Team.

Freshman Danae Daron also received a selection to the All-Southland Conference Honorable Mention list.
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Women’s basketball team wins home opener, 77-43

Four Ladyjacks on SFA’s women’s basketball team scored double digits Wednesday night earning a win over Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Johnson Coliseum.

Several records were broken for the young point guard freshman Alaysia Ready. She completed the night with a career-high seven steals and eight points. Sophomore Kennedy Harris also had a career high with three three-pointers totaling 15 points on the night. Redshirt junior Stevi Parker scored 12 points and eight rebounds, followed by junior Taylor Jackson with 11 points and six assists. Senior Adrienne Lewis scored 10 points and eight rebounds.
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Fisher added to Jacks' 2017-18 recruiting class

The first two additions of SFA’s men’s basketball team’s 2017-18 recruiting class addressed needs for the Jacks’ backcourt. With its third addition, the team's focus shifted to adding some bulk to its front line.

SFA's men's basketball head coach Kyle Keller recently announced Washington, D.C., native Stefon Fisher became the third member of the team’s 2017-18 recruiting class after signing his National Letter of Intent.
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Fine Arts

Children’s series to present musical celebration of America

The Children’s Performing Arts Series at SFA will present two performances of “Celebration USA! America Sings!” at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in Turner Auditorium on campus.

Presented by Stars Within Reach Productions, “Celebration USA! America Sings!” features a variety of musical styles – from soulful gospel to sultry swing, heartfelt country to rock-n-roll – to track the cultural and historical moments that helped shape the nation, according to Diane Peterson, Fine Arts Box Office manager and coordinator of the series.

“Celebration USA! America Sings!” targets children in first through eighth grades. Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more.

To order tickets, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Visit the CPAS website for additional information.
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A Cappella Choir to perform at Lufkin church tonight

SFA’s A Cappella Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. tonight at an Evensong Service at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church in Lufkin.

Directed by Dr. Tim King, director of choral activities for SFA's School of Music, the ensemble will perform music the choir will record the following day at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston.

St. Cyprian’s is located at 919 S. John Redditt Drive.

Cole Art Center to host photo contest exhibition, reception tonight

A reception for the opening of the “All Things Nacogdoches” photo exhibition is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. tonight 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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‘By the Bog of Cats: Perspectives and Insights’ panel, reception scheduled for tonight

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. tonight 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.

Swingin’ Axes, Aces to perform program of ‘jazz giants’ tomorrow

SFA’s Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands will perform a concert of jazz masterpieces at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The Swingin’ Aces, directed by Dr. J.D. Salas, associate professor of tuba and euphonium, will open the concert with several hits from The Count Basie Orchestra, including “Moten Swing” and “Switch in Time.” Other highlights will be performances of jazz classics “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, and Billie Holiday’s hit “God Bless the Child.”

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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You would think repairing something as large and deep as a giant sinkhole in a busy intersection might take a significant amount of time and effort. But in only 48 hours, crews in the city of Fukuoka, Japan, rebuilt this high-traffic area like nothing ever happened.

With impressive workmanship and efficiency, the sinkhole was filled with 6,200 cubic meters of sand and cement, and power, gas and water connections were repaired. Click here to read more about this construction feat.

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