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This Week's Calendar

Monday, Nov. 2
Women's golf at the University of Arkansas - Little Rock Women's Invitational
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Tuesday, Nov. 3
SFA volleyball vs. Lamar University
6:30 p.m.
Shelton Gym

Women's golf at the University of Arkansas - Little Rock Women's Invitational
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Wednesday, Nov. 4
Women's golf at the University of Arkansas - Little Rock Women's Invitational
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Friday, Nov. 6
SFA tennis Ladyjacks Invitational
Schlief Tennis Complex




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News & Announcements

Career Services to offer workshop for hiring SFA students

SFA Career Services, in collaboration with the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation, will host "How to Hire a Lumberjack Intern," scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Commons Room.

Area business owners and managers will have the opportunity to learn how to hire student interns from SFA at the free, informative event.

"What we want to do with this event is to build a bridge between SFA and our local area businesses," said David Gehrels, assistant director of SFA Career Services. "Experience-based learning is an integral part of job readiness for our college students. For local business owners, this is a pipeline to an educated workforce that helps fulfill recruiting needs and provides product-marketing and brand-recognition strategies from a young consumer perspective for years to come."
For more information, contact SFA Career Services at (936) 468-3305.

QPR training scheduled for today

SFA Counseling Services is offering a free workshop to teach skills to identify and help people in danger of suicide. Each participant who completes the session will be certified as a “Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper.”

The workshop is scheduled from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today in the Rusk Building, Room 333.

Call (936) 468-2401 to register.

SFA to host Showcase Saturday for prospective students

Future college students will have the opportunity to experience campus life during a free, action-packed open-house scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14, at SFA.

Prospective students can visit with university faculty and staff members, tour the campus and residence halls, and preview academic programs during the SFA Showcase Saturday event.

"There is no better time than Showcase Saturday to visit the beautiful SFA campus and witness firsthand what it's like to be a Lumberjack," said Ryan Horne, assistant director of SFA's Office of Admissions.

Faculty and staff member volunteers are needed to help with event registration from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers should contact Monique Cossich, executive director of enrollment management, at cossichm@sfasu.edu.

Additional questions can be directed to Horne at horneryan@sfasu.edu.
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ExxonMobil executive to speak at SFA today

Richard Phillips, intellectual property coordinator for ExxonMobil, will speak at the STEM Innovation - Tying Creativity to Success lecture series at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today in the Math Building, Room 101.

Phillips' lecture addresses the basics of intellectual property and trademarks.

The event is free and open to all faculty and staff members and students.

Click here for information about the lecture series.

Council on Undergraduate Research now accepting research posters

The Council on Undergraduate Research will host its 20th annual Undergraduate Poster Session in Washington, D.C. during the spring 2016 semester.

The organization is now accepting applicants through Wednesday, Nov. 4, to attend the conference.

SFA faculty and staff members are encouraged to share this opportunity with students. The competitive process is intended to find students with exemplary research and presentation experience from diverse cross-sections of the U.S. Accepted students will receive training on how to secure meetings and speak with members of Congress.
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Employee Wellness to offer free health seminar Wednesday, Nov. 4

SFA faculty and staff members are invited to join SFA Employee Wellness for the "Survival Guide: Eating Out and Grocery Shopping" seminar at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Campus Recreation Meeting Room. 

Attendees will learn how to make the right choices when eating out and how to make healthy purchases at the grocery store. 

To reserve a spot for the free seminar, contact Jessica Waguespack, coordinator of promotions and sponsorship, at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu.

Save the date: Thomson Reuters Web of Science workshop

Want to get the most out of a valuable new resource? Make plans to attend this workshop scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.

The hands-on session will be conducted for SFA faculty members by a Web of Science representative in the Ralph W. Steen Library.

For more information, email Erica Chapman, library liaison, at ris@sfasu.edu.

Campus Recreation

Parents' Night Out scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13

Registration is now underway for SFA Campus Recreation's final Parents’ Night Out of the semester, which is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13.

Parents can drop off attendees as early as 6 p.m. Camp activities, a meal and a movie will be provided. Children must be picked up no later than midnight, but may be picked up at any time that evening. Cost is $20 per camper.

For more information and to register, please contact the SFA Recreation Center Administration Office at (936) 468-3507 or CampusRec@sfasu.edu.


SFA races past the University of the Incarnate Word, 55-21

The SFA football team showcased its most complete game of the season with a 55-21 Homecoming victory over the University of the Incarnate Word Saturday. The third-straight win improved the Lumberjacks to 3-5 overall and 3-3 in Southland Conference play.

“We’re very happy to get this win,” said head football coach Clint Conque. “Incarnate Word was a very hot team coming into this game, and I thought we did a good job of shutting them down. Our offense played well and our defense really dominated, especially in the second half. That’s three wins in a row, and we’ve still got some work to do, but we’re starting to get some confidence.”
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Bowling team finishes eighth at Fairleigh Dickinson University Jamboree

The SFA bowling team closed out the 2015 Fairleigh Dickinson New Jersey Jamboree in eighth place with a 1-1 record. SFA posted a score of 6-6 across the three-day event and is now 16-11 this season.

SFA just missed qualifying for the championship bracket Saturday, after drawing North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University in the opening round. The Ladyjacks opened up the best-of-seven match with a 170-143 victory before dropping game two 215-177. The team then bowled a 236-212 victory in game three and tied 202-202 in game four.
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Former SFA men's basketball players selected in NBA Development League Draft

Former SFA men’s basketball players Jereal Scott and Deshaunt Walker were selected by the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the 2015 NBA Development League Draft Saturday.

The Skyforce team, an affiliate of the NBA’s Miami Heat, chose Scott in the fourth round and Walker in the fifth round.
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Ladyjack golf team ranked 12th after first day in Arkansas

The SFA women's golf team opened the final tournament of the fall season with a 26-over 313 at the 2015 Little Rock Golf Classic, hosted by the University of Arkansas - Little Rock. The Ladyjacks are currently in 12th place among the 16-team field.

Junior Courtney Ford led the Ladyjacks in the first round, matching her own career-low with a 2-over 74. She is tied for 12th in the individual standings, three shots better than junior teammate Jessie White’s 5-over 77.
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Volleyball team falls to the University of Central Arkansas, 3-0

The SFA volleyball team was unable to overtake the University of Central Arkansas Saturday in Conway, Arkansas, buckling 3-0 against the Sugar Bears.

Due to a struggling offense, the Ladyjacks hit just .074 during the match, while UCA recorded successes in 31.1 percent of their swings. SFA’s all-time record against the UCA squad slipped to 4-12 with the straight-set loss.
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Fine Arts

Stone Fort Wind Quintet to perform audience favorites

An assortment of quartets and duos will be featured in the upcoming Stone Fort Wind Quintet concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The quintet is made up of SFA School of Music faculty members Drs. Christina Guenther, flute; John W. Goodall, oboe; Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Staci Spring, bassoon; and Charles Gavin, horn.

This faculty recital will open with "A Comical Overture" by Austrian composer Ernst Spies. The piece "pokes fun at the melodramaticconcert overture by emphasizing the cliché musical devices that are often employed in 19th century dramatic music," according to Ayer.
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Trombone Choir to perform works by Gabrieli, Mendelssohn

The SFA Trombone Choir will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Directed by Dr. Deb Scott, SFA professor of trombone, the 22-member choir will perform "Canzona XIII," composed by Giovanni Gabrieli in the 16th century for St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice.

"This piece will feature three choirs of all trombones, including the contra bass trombone, which plays in the range of the tuba," Scott said.
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Meyer, Lloyd to perform solos with SFA Percussion Ensemble

SFA School of Music faculty members Drs. Brad Meyer and Keith Lloyd will perform solos at the SFA Percussion Ensemble recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Meyer, director of percussion studies at SFA and of the Percussion Ensemble, will play the steel pan on the premiere of Baljinder Singh Sekhon II's "Passageways," which utilizes the instrument in new and different ways, including playing on the side and with wooden chopsticks.

Lloyd will perform on "Shadow Chasers," an exciting piece by Michael Burritt for marimba soloist with a percussion trio that is now considered a standard of the percussion world.
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Madrigal Singers to perform music of Janequin, Rutter

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Madrigal Singers in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Cole Concert Hall.

The Madrigal Singers is a chamber group comprised of upper-level vocal music majors at SFA. The group is well known in the Nacogdoches area, particularly for many caroling concerts at Christmastime, according to Dr. Tim King, director of choral activities for the SFA School of Music.

Among the works on the program is "Song of the Birds" by the 16th century French composer Clément Janequin.
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SFA film series to screen 'Greenwich Village: Music That Defined A Generation'

The SFA School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Greenwich Village: Music That Defined A Generation" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in The Cole Art Center at The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The film, directed by Laura Archibald, is a feature-length documentary about the Greenwich Village music scene and how it sparked everlasting political, social and cultural changes, according to information at greenwichmusicdoc.com.
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