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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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Counseling Services offering free suicide prevention workshop next week

Faculty and staff members are invited to attend a free suicide prevention workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in the Rusk Building, Room 333.

The workshop, which is hosted by SFA’s Counseling Services, offers life-saving information to assist with identifying and helping a person at risk. Each participant will receive certification as a “Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper” upon completion.

For more information, call Counseling Services at (936) 468-2401.

SFA business students, faculty members attend O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom 2016 Annual Conference

SFA students and faculty members from the Rusche College of Business recently attended the O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom 2016 Annual Conference: Capitalism — Curse or Cure?

Several internationally renowned speakers presented at the conference, including Matthew Ridley, author of “The Rational Optimist” and “The Evolution of Everything;” Sylvia Nasar, author of “A Beautiful Mind” and “Grand Pursuit;” W. Michael Cox, co-author of “The Myths of Rich and Poor;” Alex Epstein, author of “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels;” Robert Gordon, author of “The Rise and Fall of American Growth;” and Marian Tupy, editor of humanprogress.org.
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Alumni, faculty members raise funds to purchase brick in memory of graduate

SFA alumni and faculty members from the deaf and hard of hearing program have raised funds to purchase a brick on the Walk of Recognition in memory of Niki Satterwhite, an SFA graduate who passed away from cancer in 2014.

The Walk of Recognition is located in the Sesquicentennial Plaza near the SFA fountain on campus, and the hand-etched bricks symbolize one’s tribute to the university.

Satterwhite, a native of Tennessee Colony, Texas, graduated from SFA in 2011 from the deaf and hard of hearing program and became a teacher for deaf and hard of hearing students at Tyler Independent School District.
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Braille and Cane Club to host Christmas party for area children

SFA’s Braille and Cane Club will host a Christmas party for area public school students with visual impairments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in SFA’s Baker Pattillo Student Center Regent’s Suite B, located on the second floor of the student center.

This annual event will include shopping for holiday gifts, lunch, decorating ornaments and games.

For more information about the event, contact Michael Munro, instructor in SFA’s Department of Human Services, at (936) 468-1036 or munromicha@sfasu.edu.
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SFA Gardens' lecture series to feature Director David Creech

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. Dr. David Creech, SFA Gardens director, will present “SFA Gardens: Is this Garden Adventure Out of Control or Is there a Well Thought Out Plan?” 

Creech’s annual year-in-review lecture will lead the audience through the highlights of the past year — plants, people and plans — and will aim to educate, entertain and enlighten. Additionally, he’s promised to make an announcement that will leave everyone smiling.

For more information, call SFA Gardens at (936) 468-1832 or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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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.

Proposals due today 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. today.

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

Athletics


Bowling’s busy fall continues with competition this weekend

SFA’s bowling team continues its busy fall schedule, competing in its third tournament in as many weekends in three different states. The Ladyjacks will be on the east coast, competing in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawk Classic today through Sunday in Millsboro, Delaware.

The classic will be held at Millsboro Lanes and will follow the traditional National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament format. The opening round of the event will be held today and will feature five baker-style matches, leading into six traditional team matches tomorrow. The two days will determine seeding for Sunday’s best-of-seven baker style bracket play to determine the tournament champion.
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Lumberjack basketball team to face Northeastern State University tonight

For its final November home game, SFA’s men’s basketball team prepares to do battle with an institution from the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. The Jacks will compete against Northeastern State University at 7 p.m. tonight in Johnson Coliseum.

A chance to produce the second Johnson Coliseum winning streak of 30 or more games in program history is on the line for the Jacks against their NCAA Division II opponent. Currently, SFA has captured 29 straight wins on its home floor.
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Volleyball battles Southeastern Louisiana University in opening round of Southland Conference Tournament

For the 28th time in SFA volleyball head coach Debbie Humphreys’ 29 years in charge of the program, SFA’s volleyball team embarks on a quest for a spot in the NCAA Tournament as they open up play in the Southland Conference Tournament. The second-seeded Ladyjacks are set to do battle with seventh-seeded Southeastern Louisiana University at 11 a.m. today inside the Farris Center on the grounds of the University of Central Arkansas campus. The tilt is the first of four SLC Tournament quarterfinal matches today.

The two teams match up in the SLC Tournament for just the second time in program history. The first time the teams clashed in the league tournament, the third-seeded Ladyjacks emerged with a hard-fought 3-2 win over the sixth-seeded Lady Lions in Nacogdoches.
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Fine Arts

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

SFA’s Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands will perform a concert of jazz masterpieces at 7:30 p.m. tonight 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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Cello Club to perform in SFA’s Cole Performing Arts Series tomorrow

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Cello Club with Dr. Evgeni Raychev in a recital at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Cello Club continues its mission to promote cello ensemble playing and to bring cellists together, according to Raychev, instructor of cello in SFA's School of Music and director of the ensemble.

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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