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This Week's Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 30
Women's basketball vs. Louisiana State University-Shreveport
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Thursday, Dec. 1
Men's basketball at University of Arkansas
8 p.m.
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Friday, Dec. 2
Bowling at Tulane University Invitational
All Day
New Orleans

SFA Planetarium "Season of Light"
7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

Saturday, Dec. 3
Bowling at Tulane University Invitational
All Day
New Orleans

Men's basketball vs. Centenary College of Louisiana
2 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Women's basketball at University of Texas-Arlington
2 p.m.
Arlington


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Faculty and staff members invited to attend univeristy-wide session Thursday

All faculty and staff members are invited to attend the second university-wide session discussing “The Undergraduate Experience,” the selected campus reading, at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Student Recreation Center Gym. The session will end by 5 p.m.

The session will aim to identify the most useful ideas in the book and also convert them into concrete, achievable initiatives for SFA. Sessions will not be re-discussions of the book, but instead will culminate in tangible suggestions that can help the university improve.

Thursday’s session will discuss chapters three and four. Attendees are encouraged but not required to come prepared with concrete proposals for increasing and enhancing student-student, student-staff and student-faculty working relationships (chapter 3) and concrete proposals for establishing and assisting students in attaining high expectations (chapter 4).

Attendance is voluntary but pre-registration is preferred. If expecting to attend, complete this form.

Nac News: Enroll in Nac 101: Spring 2017 program

The city of Nacogdoches will host NAC 101: Spring 2017, a unique opportunity to learn about the ins-and-outs of Nacogdoches city operations. Citizens enrolled in the program will become more familiar with various city departments, volunteerism, the city's council, manager, budget and more.

Sessions will cover how to become more involved in the city government whether through volunteerism or becoming a member of one of the city boards.

Classes will begin at 5:30 p.m. every second and fourth Monday beginning Jan. 12, 2017. Classes are free and open to all citizens over the age of 18.

Classes are limited to 20 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are currently available at the Nacogdoches Recreation Center or on the City of Nacogdoches website. Applications must be emailed to Brian Bray, director of community services, at brayb@ci.nacogdoches.tx.us or turned in by 5 p.m. Jan. 3, 2017, at the Nacogdoches Recreation Center.

Annual Bert Rees Lighting Contest now underway

Rees Jewelry and the Rees Family and Friends are hosting the sixth annual Bert Rees Lighting Contest for homes located in Nacogdoches County. Named for SFA art professor and jeweler Bert Rees, the contest celebrates the “season of light” with awards for best residential lighting display.

Residents may enter themselves or a neighbor now through Dec. 18 by visiting the contest's Facebook page and uploading a photo with address information.

For more information, email naclights@gmail.com.

Athletics


SFA football unveils 2017 schedule

SFA head football coach Clint Conque recently released the 2017 SFA football schedule. The team will play nine of its 11 games on Texas soil, five of which will be at Homer Bryce Stadium. Non-conference foes Southern Methodist University, Southern Utah University and rival Lamar University are reappearing on the schedule after a three-year hiatus.

"We're very excited to have such a heavy Texas schedule next year, especially playing in our two largest alumni bases of Dallas and Houston," Conque said. "It will be good to open the season against another strong foe in SMU, then welcome Southern Utah out of the Big Sky to Nacogdoches for an early-season test against a formidable foe. It is shaping up to be a great challenge for our program, especially with bringing Lamar back into the mix, but we're excited for the opportunities."
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Canete scores 28, comeback bid falls short in 77-72 loss at University of Louisiana at Monroe

Slowed by a difficult first half, the Lumberjack basketball team came up short at the end of Monday night's clash against the University of Louisiana at Monroe, 77-72, at Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe, Louisiana.

In the final 20 minutes, SFA junior Ivan Canete scored 23 of his 28 points, a career and game high, to boost the Lumberjacks. However, ULM held the hard-charging Jacks at bay by hitting seven of its eight free throw attempts in the final minute.
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Fine Arts

Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to perform ‘Mystical Travels’ program tonight

SFA’s Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will present a concert titled “Mystical Travels” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Turner Auditorium on campus.

The Symphonic Band will open the first half of the concert with Henry Fillmore’s “Americans We,” conducted by graduate student Dwight Watson of Wylie. Fillmore composed many American marches, but “Americans We” borrows from the sentimental British tune “Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms,” which was originally attributed to Irish and Scottish heritage.

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 (888) 240-ARTS or click here.
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Guest cello duo to perform at SFA tonight

Guest artists Paul Christopher and Milovan Paz will present a program of cello duos by French composer Jacques Offenbach when they perform at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Selections will be drawn from Christopher's and Paz's recordings of Offenbach cello duos, as well as an ensemble piece for multiple cellos, featuring the SFA cello studio under the direction of Dr. Evgeni Raychev, cello instructor in 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 (888) 240-ARTS or click here.
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Annual ‘Percussion in the Pines’ concert to usher in holiday festivities tomorrow

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. tomorrow 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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School of Music to present Williams’ ‘This Day’ in annual holiday concert

The combined choirs at SFA, along with the Orchestra of the Pines, will present SFA’s traditional holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in Turner Auditorium on campus.

The highly anticipated annual celebration will feature “Hodie,” or “This Day,” a Christmas cantata by the great English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, according to Dr. Tim King, director of choral activities 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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SFA’s Rockin’ Axes to perform ‘Sounds of the ’80s’

SFA’s Rockin’ Axes will present “The Sounds of the ’80s” when the two student ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Andrew Sperandeo, director of the Rockin’ Axes groups, chose a theme that chronologically followed popular music through the decades because he wanted his students to experience “great music and great artists.”

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 (888) 240-ARTS or click here.
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Latin Lumberjacks to perform outdoor holiday concert

SFA’s Latin Lumberjacks ensemble will perform an outdoor holiday concert from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the plaza outside the Baker Pattillo Student Center on campus.

The Latin Lumberjacks comprises members of the Sound Recording Technology program within SFA's School of Music. Directed by Luigi Lazareno, music faculty member, the group will perform a variety of popular holiday songs in salsa style.

The concert is free. For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or click here.
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