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This Week's Calendar

Saturday, Nov. 8
SFA football vs. McNeese State
Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 p.m.

Downtown Nacogdoches Art Walk
Downtown Nacogdoches
4 - 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 15
SFA football vs. Abilene Christian
Homer Bryce Stadium
3 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 22
SFA football vs. Northwestern State
Homer Bryce Stadium
3 p.m.




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Unity: The SFA Way

The SFA Way is not an honor code, but the way things are done. It is a path to happiness, success and, for students, graduation.

An oak tree illustration represents The SFA Way. The oak’s root system anchors the mighty tree and allows for impressive above ground growth. The five root principles of The SFA Way create an atmosphere in which Lumberjacks can accomplish great things.

As faculty and staff members, we should model The SFA Way in our behavior, as we influence the students we serve. A helpful acronym to remember The SFA Way's five root principles is CURRI – Caring, Unity, Responsibility, Respect and Integrity.

Above, the second root principle is described.

News & Announcements

KSAU to be temporarily off the air

KSAU, the radio station of SFA, will be off the air for the next couple of months while its transmitter site is being updated.

The SFA Board of Regents recently approved the replacement of the 25-year-old transmitter, antenna and transmitter building.

"This will allow us to bring a clearer and more far-reaching signal to the surrounding area," said Dr. John Hendricks, chair of the SFA Department of Mass Communication. "You will still be able to hear KSAU via online streaming at ksauradio.com or through SFA's smartphone app.

KSAU plays alternative rock music and is operated by the students of the SFA Department of Mass Communication.
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American Red Cross certifications offered through Campus Rec

SFA Campus Recreation offers full certification classes for American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer with first aid certification. These courses combine lecture, demonstrations and video with hands-on training.

The cost is $55 for Campus Rec members and $100 for non-members. These classes are open to the SFA and Nacogdoches communities. Please visit the Rec Administration Office to register and pay for classes, or call (936) 468-3507 for more information.

Next class:  Saturday, Nov. 8
Registration Deadline: Monday, Nov. 3

Early Childhood Lab to host book fair

The Early Childhood Lab will host a Scholastic Book Fair Oct. 27-31, in the hallways outside of the PK and Toddler II classrooms. The book fair will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition to visiting our book fair, you may also shop online here

Online ordering is available from Oct. 23 - Nov. 4.

OMA Presents The Tunnel of Oppression

The Lumberjack Cultural Association and the Office of Multicultural Affairs present the Tunnel of Oppression.

The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive museum, which spotlights different types of oppression through interactive theater and multimedia presentations.

The Tunnel of Oppression is a very enlightening and eye-opening experience that should not be missed.

The exhibit will be open at the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater at the following times:

6-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 - (For SFA 101 Classes Only)

7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov, 4 - (Open to the Entire SFA Campus)

7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov, 5 - (Open to the Entire SFA Campus)

Book signing part of 29th annual Downtown Nacogdoches Artwalk

The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House has been a long-time participant in the annual Downtown Nacogdoches Artwalk, which is scheduled this year from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, along the historic streets of downtown Nacogdoches.

This year, The Cole Art Center plans to highlight select SFA artists/authors during a book signing from 4 to 6 p.m. at the art center the day of the event. They include Corinne Jones, retired SFA art instructor; John Handley, director of SFA art galleries; Richard Orton, Friends of the Visual Arts member; and Christopher Talbot, director of the SFA School of Art.

"We would like to shine a light on our talented authors and give the public a chance to buy books for holiday gift giving," said Alisa Steed, events coordinator for SFA art galleries.

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Give poverty the axe!

The Freshman Leadership Academy is “Giving Poverty the Axe” and you can help. The high-impact project this year is designing and selling custom axe handles.

You can choose what you want on your axe. If you are an SFA alumus, you also can add your graduation year or years!
These custom axe handles are only $25. The proceeds are being used to support the children at Zamani High School, Swaziland and to support the Freshman Leadership Academy’s trip to Monte Christi, Dominican Republic.
You can order your axe handle here. They will be delivered the week of Nov. 10. Payment is due upon completion.
If you have any questions, contact Adam Peck in Student Affairs at peckae@sfasu.edu or by phone at (936) 468-7249.

Campus Recreation

Women's self defense class offered this week

SFA's Campus Recreation Department will offer a women's self-defense class at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The class is part of the SFA Employee Wellness program. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of self-defense in the gymnastics room of the Norton H.P.E. Complex.
The teacher will be certified in the Rape Aggression Defense System.
Class size is limited. To register, contact Jessica Waguespack at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu.


Cross country ready for SLC Championships

The SFA cross country teams are set to compete in the 2014 Southland Conference Cross Country Championships on Monday morning in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The men's and women's teams will run at the Walter P. Ledet Track Complex on the campus of Northwestern State University as they seek to bring home two SLC Championship trophies.

The men's 8-kilometer championship race will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the women's 6-kilometer championship race at 9:30 a.m. There will be an awards ceremony immediately following the women's race.

The SFA men last won the team event in 2005, the final year of five consecutive titles from 2001-05. Lamar has since won seven of eight men's cross country championships with McNeese State winning in 2012. The last time an SFA male runner won an individual SLC title was when current head coach Cody Clark accomplished the feat in 2005.
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Ladjacks finish sixth at FDU Jamboree

SFA stumbled over the final day of the Fairleigh Dickinson Jamboree, dropping all three bracket matches to finish sixth. The bowling team does notch its second top-10 finish of the season, placing in the top-six at both tournaments of the 2014-15 season to date.

Entering the day fourth in the team standings, SFA matched up against fifth-ranked Vanderbilt and jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on the Commodores. But Vandy rebounded to win the next four games, defeating the Ladyjacks 4-2 as SFA couldn’t reach the 200-pin mark in any of the last four matches.

SFA then went up against top-ranked Arkansas State in the second round, dropping the first two games to the Red Wolves. The Ladyjacks responded to edge out Arkansas State 203-202 in game three, but couldn’t complete the comeback, falling 220-201 and 191-188 in the final two games.
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Perfection in Southland Conference for SFA soccer

The SFA Ladyjack soccer team finished off perfection both in Southland Conference play and at home, defeating Incarnate Word 1-0 on Sunday afternoon at the SFA Soccer Field to close the regular season.

SFA finished a perfect 11-0 in SLC play, while posting an unblemished 8-0 mark at the SFA Soccer Field.

With the defeat of UIW, the Ladyjacks finish undefeated at home for the third time in the last four years (2011; 2012; 2014). SFA also picked up its 13th consecutive win to tie the 2011 Ladyjack squad for the longest winning streak in program history.
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SFA stumbles in Battle of the Piney Woods showdown

SFA dug itself a hole late in the first half and couldn’t recover, falling to rival Sam Houston State 42-28 in the 89th installment of the Battle of the Piney Woods at NRG Stadium. The loss drops SFA to 6-3 on the season and 3-2 in Southland Conference play.

“For all the positives that we’ve made this season, we took a little bit of a step back tonight,” said head coach Clint Conque. “Credit Sam Houston State, who is a very good football team, but I thought we made some crucial mistakes. We gave up a handful of long plays, which you can’t do against a team like this. “

SFA ended the game with more total yards than Sam Houston State, out-gaining the Bearkats 516-472, while recording 28 first downs to SHSU’s 17. But 345 rushing yards for Sam Houston did in the Lumberjacks, including four rushing touchdowns for Keshawn Hill.
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Ladyjack tennis closes fall season

The SFA women’s tennis team concluded play at the North Texas Wild West Shootout on Sunday to close out its non-competition season.

SFA posted a combined 13-14 record over the three-day tournament at Waranch Tennis Center, finishing 11-7 in singles and 2-7 in the doubles draws. All six Ladyjacks – Malena Gordo, Julia Lorca, Denise Maxl, Dhanielly Quevedo, Macarena Sedano Acosta, Valeria Terentyeva – competed against the five-team field that included host UNT, Air Force, Colorado and Texas-Arlington. North Central Texas College had on doubles team also compete.
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Fine Arts

SFA student photography exhibition to feature tintypes

The SFA School of Art will present an exhibition of student photography showing Nov. 3 through Jan. 10 in the Reception Hall Gallery in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

The exhibition will include both traditional photographs and tintypes, according to Johanna Warwick, assistant professor of photography in the School of Art. The photographs are from a seven-day camping trip advanced photography students took during this past Maymester to Santa Fe, N.M.
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Stone Fort Wind Quintet to present fall concert

The Stone Fort Wind Quintet at SFA will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The concert is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music and is a feature of the Cole Performing Arts Series. The quintet includes SFA music faculty members Christina Guenther-Scott, flute; John W. Goodall, oboe; Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Staci Spring, bassoon; and Charles Gavin, horn.

The recital will feature a variety of repertoire, including a classic Franz Danzi quintet, a recently rediscovered quintet by Malcolm Arnold, dance- and rhythm-inspired music by Henrique de Curitiba and Valerie Coleman, and a piece by Raymond Premru featuring trombone.
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Student-directed 'Blood Relations' retells story of Lizzie Borden

The SFA School of Theatre will present the student-directed "Blood Relations" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Senior Austin Holt of Weatherford directs Sharon Pollock's full-length play that retells the story of Lizzie Borden, the American woman known for being tried and acquitted for the axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Mass., in 1892.

"Lizzie and her friend, the Actress, act out the events that led up to the death of Lizzie's stepmother and father," Holt said in describing the play. "The Actress tries to figure out the answer to whether or not Lizzie Borden killed her parents." Read More

SFA Percussion Ensemble's fall concert to feature fun, exciting music

The SFA Percussion Ensemble will perform its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Directed by Brad Meyer, the ensemble's performance will feature the entire gamut of percussion studio instruments. The most intense piece is Steve Reich's "Mallet Quartet" played on two marimbas and two vibraphones, according to Meyer.

"Reich is known for using fast rhythms and large musical structures to create monumental works for percussion," Meyer said.
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Screening of "Holes In My Shoes" planned at Cole Art Center

The SFA School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Holes In My Shoes" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

"Holes In My Shoes" is an award-winning documentary feature film directed by David Wachs that chronicles the life of Jack Beers, known as "New York City's Strongest Boy," from his birth in 1910 up to age 94.

Beers grew up in extreme poverty in New York's Lower East Side where he and his siblings took jobs as children to help support their family. Known as a trained strongman and self-taught structural engineer working on many well-known New York City buildings, Beers is credited with building Radio City Music Hall, putting the spire on the Empire State Building, training show boxers and acting in more than 200 films, according to information at holesinmyshoes.com. Beers died of natural causes just before his 99th birthday.
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