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Wednesday, Nov. 23
Beginning of Thanksgiving holiday for students and faculty members

Women's basketball at George Mason University
6 p.m.
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Counseling Services offering free suicide prevention workshop today

Faculty and staff members are invited to attend a free suicide prevention workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m. today 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.

Undergraduate research seminar to take place today

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. today 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.

Mr., Miss SFA applications due tomorrow

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to nominate students for Mr. and Miss SFA by completing the online application by 5 p.m. tomorrow.

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.

The award presentation will be held at the March 4 basketball game against Sam Houston State University.

For more information, call the SFA Alumni Association at (936) 468-3407.

Athletics


Women's basketball falls 63-48 to Texas A&M University

SFA's women’s basketball team fell short against Texas A&M University Sunday evening at Reed Arena in College Station, dropping the game, 63-48.

SFA senior Taylor Ross finished the night with 17 points, two steals and two rebounds. Following her was redshirt junior Stevi Parker with eight points and six rebounds. Senior Adrienne Lewis lead the Ladyjacks in rebounds, grabbing seven from the boards. SFA forced 22 turnovers and stole the ball 12 times.
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Chief Caddo comes home as SFA defeats the Demons, 45-31, in 2016 football finale

SFA’s football team raced out to an early lead Saturday night and ended the season on a positive note — bringing Chief Caddo home to Nacogdoches with a 45-31 victory over rival Northwestern State University.

“More than anything, I’m happy for the seniors,” said head coach Clint Conque. “They’ve been through a lot during their careers and had a lot of adversity, both internal and external. This game and this trophy means a lot to this community and this campus, and I’m just very happy to be able to end the season on a positive note with Chief Caddo back home in Nacogdoches.”
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SFA bowling finishes fourth at University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawk Classic

SFA bowling closed out its trip to the East Coast Sunday, going 1-2 over the best-of-seven baker style bracket matches to close out the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawk Classic. The Ladyjacks finished the competition with a 9-5 overall mark, finishing fourth among the 18-team field.

Sitting third after the two qualifying rounds Friday and Saturday, SFA faced Southland Bowling League foe Monmouth University in the first match of the morning. The Ladyjacks struggled out of the gate, failing to reach 200 pins in any of their four matches against the Hawks and falling 4-0 to Monmouth.
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Ladyjacks' volleyball season ends with 3-0 loss to Sam Houston State University in Southland Conference Tournament semifinals

Looking to capture its first berth in the Southland Conference Tournament championship match since 2009, SFA’s volleyball team put its league-best defense up against Sam Houston State University’s hot-hitting offense Saturday afternoon at the Farris Center in Conway, Arkansas.

The Ladyjacks’ 2016 season concluded with a 3-0 loss to the Bearkats in the semifinal round of the Southland Conference Tournament.
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Fine Arts

Cole Art Center announces holiday hours

The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, SFA’s downtown Nacogdoches art gallery, has announced its holiday hours.

The art center will be closed tomorrow through Thursday, Nov. 24, and open Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26, during regular gallery hours.

The Cole Art Center will be open during regular hours throughout most of December. The gallery will be closed on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and will close at 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31.
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Annual ‘Percussion in the Pines’ concert to usher in holiday festivities

The SFA Percussion Ensemble and SFA Steel Band, both directed by Dr. Brad Meyer, will perform their annual “Percussion in the Pines” holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The Percussion Ensemble will play several holiday favorites, including “Deck the Halls,” “Carol of the Bells,” “Sleigh Ride,” “Oh Holy Night” and “Silent Night,” according to Meyer, director of percussion studies for SFA's School of Music.

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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Wind Ensemble to perform music of Mackey, Grainger tonight

SFA’s Wind Ensemble will present an “Autumn Concert” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Turner Auditorium on campus.

“This concert is the culmination of our fall rehearsals,” said Fred J. Allen, SFA's director of bands. “It features various styles of music.”

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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