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Thursday, Nov. 2
Volleyball at Abilene Christian University
6 p.m.
Abilene

Friday, Nov. 3
Bowling at three-day Track Kat Klash
Houston

Saturday, Nov. 4
Volleyball at Sam Houston State University
11 a.m.
Huntsville


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SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature assistant director of Chicago Botanic Garden

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Andrew Bunting, assistant director of the Chicago Botanic Garden, will present “Magnolias: Queen of the Garden.”

The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month and includes a rare-plant raffle after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series fund are always appreciated. Parking is available at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center and at Raguet Elementary School, located at 2428 Raguet St.

For more information, call (936) 468-4129 or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Psychology department hosting informational meeting about Italy study-abroad courses

The psychology department will host an informational meeting for its Maymester 2018 Italy study-abroad courses at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8, in the McKibben Education Building, Room 258. Italian snacks will be served. 

The department is offering two courses: PSY 498 - Psychology of Food and Drink, which will include participation and demonstration, and a version of PSY 420 - History and Systems course, which will be titled Mediterranean Influences on the History and Systems of Psychology.

The courses are open to all majors. Completion of Introductory Psychology - PSY 133 is the only prerequisite.

For more information, contact Mark R. Ludorf, professor of psychology, at mludorf@sfasu.edu, or Steven Estrada, associate professor of psychology, at estradasm@sfasu.edu. You also can explore the courses here.

Nominate an exemplary student for the 2018 Mr. and Miss SFA Awards

The Mr. and Miss SFA title is an award presented each year by the SFA Alumni Association to exemplary students who well represent and promote SFA. Recipients are selected based on their scholarship, participation and leadership in academic and co-curricular activities, citizenship, service and loyalty to the university.

Nominees must have completed 90 earned credit hours, 48 of which must have been completed at SFA. They must be enrolled for the spring 2018 semester, have a minimum 2.5 GPA and be within 12 months of graduating.

Nominations can be submitted online. Additional documentation can be mailed or dropped by the alumni office on campus. All nomination information is due by Nov. 30.

Herbal soap seminar hosted by SFA Gardens

SFA Gardens will host a soap-making workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building, Room 101, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Elyce Rodewald, SFA Gardens education coordinator, will lead the "Gifts from the Garden" workshop. Participants will use the cold-press method of soap making and will take home samples of luxurious soaps they create.

The seminar costs $25 for SFA Gardens members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

To register for the seminar or for more information, contact the SFA Gardens education office at (936) 468-4129, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Office of International Programs hosting presentation about Venezuela

The Office of International Programs is hosting a presentation about Venezuela at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in the Ferguson Building, Room 479. All students, faculty and staff members are invited.

The event will include a presentation led by SFA students from Venezuela. They will talk about the life, culture, traditions and lifestyle of their country, and prepare authentic Venezuelan food samples. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

For more information, contact Tetyana Kucher, international programs coordinator, at (936) 468-1779 or kucherta@sfasu.edu.

Thanksgiving Cook-off to be hosted by hospitality administration students

Students enrolled in SFA’s hospitality administration program are sponsoring their first Thanksgiving Cook-off Celebration from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday near the Surfin’ Steve statue.

There is a $10 entry fee for each dish entered. The recipes will be published in a cookbook. Participation in the cook-off is open to everyone in the community.

To enter the cook-off, contact Alexandra Powell at powellas@jacks.sfasu.edu.

Attendees will be able to taste the cook-off dishes by purchasing tickets. Tickets cost $2 per person in advance and $5 per person at the gate. Tickets can be purchased online here. When purchasing tickets online, specify in the “other” section that the ticket is for the hospitality administration Thanksgiving Cook-off.

For general information, contact Lucas Fandry, marketing committee chair, at fandrylk@jacks.sfasu.edu or Dr. Gina Fe Causin at (936) 468-1411 or causingf@sfasu.edu.

Athletics

Soccer team wins against Sam Houston State University in Southland Conference Tournament opener

SFA’s soccer team played Sam Houston State University yesterday in the opening game of the Southland Conference Tournament.

The Ladyjacks took the win, 4-1.
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Volleyball team ready to take on Abilene Christian University

SFA’s volleyball team aims to maintain its standing at the top of the Southland Conference when it takes on Abilene Christian University at 6 p.m. tonight in Moody Coliseum.

With an 11-2 record in Southland Conference matches, the Ladyjacks are tied with the University of Central Arkansas for the top spot in league standings.
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Fine Arts

Trombone Choir to perform program of various musical styles

SFA’s Trombone Choir will present a program that features a mix of musical styles when it performs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in Cole Concert Hall.

Directed by Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone, and Dr. Daniel Chapa, adjunct professor of trombone and euphonium, the Trombone Choir will present a variety of musical styles ranging from 16th century Renaissance to current compositions.

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 visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Madrigal Singers to present annual fall concert tonight

SFA’s Madrigal Singers will present a choral program, “Sacred and Profane,” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall.

The concert will explore themes of love, nature, the divine and exotic fairy tales, according to Dr. Michael Murphy, director of choral activities at SFA.

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 visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Los Llaneros to perform music from the Colombian-Venezuelan savannas tonight

Los Llaneros specializes in the energetic, melodic and sometimes haunting music from the Colombian-Venezuelan savannas. The group will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Liberal Arts North Dugas Building, Room 142.

The music of Los Llaneros evolved from the contact between Spaniards and nomadic Indians starting about 500 years ago, and it remains one of Latin America's best-kept secrets.

The group features stunning harp, maraca and "cuatro" syncopations, as well as many other musical styles that provide a true cross-section of the rich cultural diversity of the two sister nations.

SFA’s Friday Film Series to screen award-winning ‘DamNation’ tomorrow

SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “DamNation” at 7 p.m. tomorrow night in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Directed by Travis Rummel and Ben Knight, “DamNation” is a 2014 advocacy documentary about the changing attitudes in the U.S. concerning the nation’s large system of dams. “DamNation” takes a powerful film odyssey across America to explore the change in national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that the future is bound to the life and health of rivers.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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