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This Week's Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 3
Volleyball vs. University of New Orleans
6:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 4
Bowling at Sam Houston State University Track Kat Clash
All Day

Men's basketball vs. Huston-Tillotson University
6:30 p.m.

Tennis at David Kent Invitational
All Day
College Station

Saturday, Nov. 5
Bowling at Sam Houston State University Track Kat Clash
All Day

Football vs. University of Central Arkansas
2:30 p.m.
Homer Bryce Stadium

Volleyball vs. Southeastern Louisiana University

Women's tennis at David Kent Invitational
All Day
College Station

Sunday, Nov. 6
Bowling at Sam Houston State University Track Kat Clash
All Day

Women's tennis at David Kent Invitational
All Day
College Station




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John Handley

Director of art galleries in SFA’s College of Fine Arts

Handley has been invited to contribute an article on Pablo Picasso to the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception.

EBR is a project of the Walter De Gruyter Publishing House in Berlin. Designed to be 30 volumes when completed, the initial 12 volumes have now been published in English. EBR is the first comprehensive biblical research tool to fully incorporate the history of interpretation and reception into an encyclopedic treatment of the Bible. In particular, given its many entries on the visual arts, EBR will shape scholarship on the Bible and its cultural reception, according to Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, co-editor for the visual arts for EBR.

In 2014, Handley co-authored “The Religious Art of Pablo Picasso” with Jane Dillenberger. It was the first critical examination of Picasso's use of religious imagery and the religious import of many of his works with secular subject matter.

Dr. Mark Sanders

Chair and professor in SFA’s Department of English and Creative Writing

A publication edited by Sanders and published by the SFA Press recently won the 2016 Nebraska Book Awards competition in the anthology category.

“Receiving the award is a tremendous honor,” Sanders said. “My creative roots are in Nebraska and the Plains, so this award is an affirmation that I remain a part of that community and that my work in behalf of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and criticism relative to the region is still valuable.”
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News & Announcements

Upgrade to TimeClock Plus timekeeping system coming soon

SFA’s employee timekeeping software TimeClock Plus is updating the software's look and feel for a more user-friendly system with added functions benefiting managers. Information about the go live and manuals with test links are being sent out by payroll prior to the release. 

If everything goes smoothly, the expected upgrade will occur Sunday, Nov. 6. Changes to this date will be communicated via email. Questions about the new version can be directed to tcp@sfasu.edu.

Business leaders to speak at SFA Leadership Summit tomorrow

SFA’s Rusche College of Business will host the SFA Leadership Summit from 2 to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater on campus.

The summit will feature a panel discussion with seven successful alumni about leadership principles and business and corporate issues. SFA alumnus Bob Slovak, sports anchor and reporter for KTRK-TV in Houston, will serve as moderator for the summit.

This free event is scheduled in conjunction with the Nelson Rusche Distinguished Lecture Series, which premieres at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the BPSC Grand Ballroom. 
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Jeb Bush to be featured as inaugural speaker for Nelson Rusche Distinguished Lecture Series tomorrow

SFA's Rusche College of Business will host its inaugural Nelson Rusche Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom on campus. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will serve as guest speaker.

"We are so pleased to launch the Nelson Rusche Distinguished Lecture Series by featuring as our speaker such a notable and accomplished businessman and politician," said Dr. Tim Bisping, dean of SFA's Rusche College of Business.

SFA alumnus Bob Slovak, sports anchor and reporter for KTRK-TV in Houston, will serve as interviewer for the inaugural lecture series.

Through a question-and-answer format, Bush will discuss various topics focusing on leadership and business issues.
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Early Childhood Laboratory to host blood drive today

SFA’s Early Childhood Laboratory will host a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center, Room 211.

All donors will receive a free T-shirt and a coupon for a free Raising Cane’s lemonade.

Donors may sign up in the lab's office, Room 101, or by calling (936) 468-4006.

SFA Homecoming

Office of Multicultural Affairs to host Step Show tonight

As part of SFA’s Homecoming festivities, SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a Step Show at 7 p.m. tonight in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Coupled with the show will be a performance by comedian and Step Show emcee Ronnie Jordan as well as a history lesson on stepping.

Pre-sale tickets to the 2016 OMA Step Show are $5 and can be purchased at the information desk in the student center. Tickets purchased at the door will be $10.
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Homecoming burn shirts available through Friday

The Student Activities Association is passing out burn shirts from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day this week by Surfin’ Steve.

Faculty, staff members and students can turn in a T-shirt from another university to receive a 2016 SFA burn shirt. Shirt design is pictured.

Campus Recreation

‘Survival Guide: Dining Out and Grocery Shopping’ seminar to be offered tonight

Join Employee Wellness for "Survial Guide: Dining Out and Grocery Shopping" at 5:15 p.m. tonight in the Student Recreation Center Meeting Room.  

During this seminar, participants will learn how to make the right choices while dining out and how to navigate the grocery store to make healthy choices. 

To pre-register for this free seminar, contact Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu.


Seven Ladyjacks receive all-conference honors

SFA’s women’s soccer team was represented on both teams of the 2016 Southland Conference postseason awards Tuesday.

First Team All-Conference honors went to senior Brooke Dunnigan, junior Hanna Barker, senior Amanda Doyle and sophomore Breanna Moore. Senior Lillie Ehlert and senior Kelly Ann Craig were chosen as SFA’s representatives on the Second Team, and sophomore Bailey Bolsey was chosen for the Honorable Mention list.
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Women’s golf team closes fall season in 10th place at Little Rock Golf Classic

SFA’s women’s golf team closed out the fall portion of its 2016-17 schedule with a 10th-place finish Tuesday at the Little Rock Women’s Golf Classic in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The Ladyjacks closed out the event with a 22-over 310, matching their total from round two, and registering a 59-over 923.

Senior Jessie White once again paced SFA, tying for 14th in individual standings. White shot a 4-over 76 Tuesday, finishing with an 8-over 224, and recording the 15th top-20 showing of her Ladyjack career.
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Men’s golf posts runner-up finish at Duck Commander Intercollegiate

SFA’s men’s golf team closed out the fall portion of its schedule with a strong final push Tuesday, earning runner-up honors at the 2016 Duck Commander Intercollegiate in El Dorado, Arkansas. The Lumberjacks posted a 17-over 305 over the final round, closing out the 54-hole event with a 33-over 897.

Entering the day in a three-way tie for second, SFA distanced itself over the final 18 holes, pulling away from both University of Arkansas at Little Rock and University of Louisiana-Monroe.
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SFA to host 17th-ranked University of Central Arkansas Saturday

SFA’s football team will return to Homer Bryce Stadium at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, for a key Southland Conference showdown against 17th-ranked University of Central Arkansas. The game against the Bears, sponsored by Suddenlink, marks the Lumberjacks’ Homecoming game for the 2016 season and will air nationally on the American Sports Network.

For the first time since becoming a broadcast partner with the Southland Conference, the American Sports Network will visit Homer Bryce Stadium to broadcast the Homecoming showdown.
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Volleyball defense falters causing 3-1 loss against Sam Houston State University

During its four-match winning streak, SFA's volleyball team had been relying primarily on its defense to push past the opposition. That defense, unfortunately, was not at the level it needed to be in Huntsville Tuesday night.

SFA senior Justice Walker produced a team-best 14 kills while hitting .522 and sophomore Haley Coleman added a 10-kill, 20-dig double-double, but the Ladyjacks’ defense could not slow down a hot-hitting Sam Houston State University squad that amassed 70 kills and hit at a .271 clip to end SFA’s four-match winning streak by capturing a 3-1 decision.
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Fine Arts

Lauters’ works featured at poetry reading

A poetry reading by Nacogdoches’ prize-winning poets Judith and Ken Lauter will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House downtown.

“Rembrandt and Vermeer – Two Dutch Painters as Seen by Two Nacogdoches Poets” will feature the Lauters reading from their books combining poems and paintings. Ken's book is “Vermeer in Words,” and Judith's is “Light from the Left; poems on paintings by Rembrandt.” Each poem will be accompanied by a full-size color slide of the painting it describes.

A book signing will follow the reading and slideshow.
Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call The Cole Art Center at (936) 468-1131.
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