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Tuesday, Nov. 3
SFA volleyball vs. Lamar University
6:30 p.m.
Shelton Gym

Women's golf at the University of Arkansas - Little Rock Women's Invitational
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Wednesday, Nov. 4
Women's golf at the University of Arkansas - Little Rock Women's Invitational
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Friday, Nov. 6
SFA tennis Ladyjacks Invitational
Schlief Tennis Complex
Nacogdoches

Saturday, Nov. 7
SFA football vs. Central Arkansas State University
3 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas

SFA tennis Ladyjacks Invitational
SFA volleyball vs. Northwestern State University
2 p.m.
Shelton Gym


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New Board of Regents members sworn in

Newly appointed members of the Board of Regents were sworn in Monday by the Honorable Judge Ed Klein of Nacogdoches’ 420th District Court.

Pictured from left are, Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee Ken Schaefer; new regents Alton Frailey, Nelda Blair and Scott Coleman; and President Baker Pattillo.
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News & Announcements


SFA Career Services hosting seminar Monday, Nov. 9

SFA Career Services is partnering with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to conduct the “Winning Job Search Strategies” presentation from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in the Rusk Building, Room 333.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the opportunity.

The event is free and students will have the chance to learn how to successfully hunt for a job or internship.

Nominations for Mr. and Miss SFA now being accepted

Nominations are now being accepted for the SFA Alumni Association’s annual Mr. and Miss SFA awards.
 
Applications should be turned in by Monday, Nov. 23, at the Tracie D. Pearman Alumni Office, 300 E. Vista Drive. More information about the requirements and the application is available here.

Council on Undergraduate Research poster applications due tomorrow

The Council on Undergraduate Research will host its 20th annual Undergraduate Poster Session in Washington, D.C. during the spring 2016 semester.

Applications to attend the conference are due tomorrow.

SFA faculty and staff members are encouraged to share this opportunity with students. The competitive process is intended to find students with exemplary research and presentation experience from diverse cross-sections of the U.S. Accepted students will receive training on how to secure meetings and speak with members of Congress.
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State Employee Charitable Campaign now underway

The annual State Employee Charitable Campaign benefiting various Texas agencies and nonprofit organizations is now underway. SFA employees contributed more than $15,000 during this past year's campaign.

Employees can participate either with a one-time cash or check donation, or with a payroll deduction. The minimum donation is $2.

Employees who make a contribution to Nacogdoches County United Way (code 430900) are entered into a drawing for a 2015 Hyundai Accent sedan. A minimum donation of $17.34 per month or a $208 one-time gift will receive one entry into the drawing and a donation of $26 per month or a one-time gift of $312 will receive two entries. All donation forms are due by the campaign's end at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6.

Faculty and staff members wishing to contribute should contact Amanda Horne, SFA's director of student engagement, at (936) 468-3723.


Career Services to offer workshop for hiring SFA students

SFA Career Services, in collaboration with the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation, will host "How to Hire a Lumberjack Intern," scheduled from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Commons Room.

Area business owners and managers will have the opportunity to learn how to hire student interns from SFA at the free, informative event.

"What we want to do with this event is to build a bridge between SFA and our local area businesses," said David Gehrels, assistant director of SFA Career Services. "Experience-based learning is an integral part of job readiness for our college students. For local business owners, this is a pipeline to an educated workforce that helps fulfill recruiting needs and provides product-marketing and brand-recognition strategies from a young consumer perspective for years to come."
 
For more information, contact SFA Career Services at (936) 468-3305.


SFA to host Showcase Saturday for prospective students

Future college students will have the opportunity to experience campus life during a free, action-packed open-house scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14, at SFA.

Prospective students can visit with university faculty and staff members, tour the campus and residence halls, and preview academic programs during the SFA Showcase Saturday event.

"There is no better time than Showcase Saturday to visit the beautiful SFA campus and witness firsthand what it's like to be a Lumberjack," said Ryan Horne, assistant director of SFA's Office of Admissions.

Faculty and staff member volunteers are needed to help with event registration from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers should contact Monique Cossich, executive director of enrollment management, at cossichm@sfasu.edu.

Additional questions can be directed to Horne at horneryan@sfasu.edu.
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Campus Recreation


Fall Wellness Fair scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12

SFA Campus Recreation’s Fall Wellness Fair, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, will provide resources and services from campus and community organizations and businesses to support the wellness of SFA faculty and staff members and students. Services will include health screenings, fitness assessments, product samples, refreshments, educational materials and giveaways.

More than 30 local vendors will be present at the Wellness Fair. Campus Recreation also will be hosting a blood drive.

To preregister for the blood drive, call the SFA Recreation Center administration office at (936) 468-3507.

The event is free to all faculty and staff members and students.


Employee Wellness health seminar scheduled for tomorrow

SFA faculty and staff members are invited to join SFA Employee Wellness for the "Survival Guide: Eating Out and Grocery Shopping" seminar at 5:15 p.m. tomorrow in the Campus Recreation Meeting Room. 

Attendees will learn how to make the right choices when eating out and how to make healthy purchases at the grocery store. 

To reserve a spot for the free seminar, contact Jessica Waguespack, coordinator of promotions and sponsorship, at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu.


Parents' Night Out scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13

Registration is now underway for SFA Campus Recreation's final Parents’ Night Out of the semester, which is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 13.

Parents can drop off attendees as early as 6 p.m. Camp activities, a meal and a movie will be provided. Children must be picked up no later than midnight, but may be picked up at any time that evening. Cost is $20 per camper.

For more information and to register, please contact the SFA Recreation Center Administration Office at (936) 468-3507 or CampusRec@sfasu.edu.

Athletics


New SFA Athletics site debuts today

SFA sports fans will notice a dramatic new look to SFAJacks.com beginning this afternoon. The SFA Department of Athletics partnered with CBS Interactive to develop a new look for the Lumberjacks' official website.

A larger layout for lead stories, enhanced graphics and easier navigation are incorporated in the design, which also will feature SFA's official social media platforms, SFA All Access and ESPN3 video components.
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Ladyjack volleyball returns home for tilt with Lamar University

A new month means a new home schedule for the SFA volleyball team. The Ladyjacks will play exclusively at SFA's Shelton Gym in November following a stretch of eight games played on the road in October. 

The first of a four-game schedule this month begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight as the Ladyjacks square off against Lamar University.
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Women's golf team in 14th at Little Rock Golf Classic

The SFA women’s golf team struggled in the 2015 Little Rock Classic’s second round, slipping from 12th to 14th place among the 15-team field. The Ladyjacks shot a 27-over 315 yesterday and recorded a 52-over 628 through the first 36 holes of the event.

The team is three shots behind the University of South Alabama and nine shots behind Sam Houston State University with 18 holes to play in the final round today.
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Weather alters fall softball schedule

Due to recent rainfall in Nacogdoches, the SFA softball team’s fall schedule has been slightly altered. The Ladyjacks have four games remaining on their non-traditional slate.

SFA will host Navarro College at 11 a.m. and Northeast Community College at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the SFA Softball Field. The Ladyjacks will wrap up the fall season with a doubleheader against Tyler Junior College at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.
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Football team looks to keep winning streak alive in Arkansas

The SFA football team will play the University of Central Arkansas at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in Conway, Arkansas.

It will be the Lumberjacks' second televised match on the American Sports Network this season. David Saltzman and N.D. Kalu will call the game on air and Chris Mycoskie will report from the sideline. My KLPN in Tyler will broadcast the game on channels 47.1 and 51.2, on Suddenlink channel 133 in Nacogdoches and channels 9 and 109 in Tyler. A full list of ASN affiliates is available here.

The game will also be streamed live here and on the Southland Conference app. Rob Meyers will broadcast the game on Q107.7 FM and Q1077.com. Live stats will be available through UCASports.com and Twitter.
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Fine Arts


Meyer, Lloyd to perform solos with SFA Percussion Ensemble tomorrow

SFA School of Music faculty members Drs. Brad Meyer and Keith Lloyd will perform solos at the SFA Percussion Ensemble recital at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Meyer, director of percussion studies at SFA and of the Percussion Ensemble, will play the steel pan on the premiere of Baljinder Singh Sekhon II's "Passageways," which utilizes the instrument in new and different ways, including playing on the side and with wooden chopsticks.

Lloyd will perform on "Shadow Chasers," an exciting piece by Michael Burritt for marimba soloist with a percussion trio that is now considered a standard of the percussion world.
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Madrigal Singers to perform music of Janequin, Rutter

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Madrigal Singers in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Cole Concert Hall.

The Madrigal Singers is a chamber group comprised of upper-level vocal music majors at SFA. The group is well known in the Nacogdoches area, particularly for many caroling concerts at Christmastime, according to Dr. Tim King, director of choral activities for the SFA School of Music.

Among the works on the program is "Song of the Birds" by the 16th century French composer Clément Janequin.
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SFA film series to screen 'Greenwich Village: Music That Defined A Generation'

The SFA School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Greenwich Village: Music That Defined A Generation" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in The Cole Art Center at The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The film, directed by Laura Archibald, is a feature-length documentary about the Greenwich Village music scene and how it sparked everlasting political, social and cultural changes, according to information at greenwichmusicdoc.com.
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Third annual Día de los Muertos Fiesta expected to draw large crowds

The Chikawa Aztec Dancers will return to Nacogdoches for the third annual Día de los Muertos Fiesta scheduled for 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at SFA's Cole Art Center at The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead observance, is considered a cheerful celebration of life, honoring the souls of the deceased. Día de los Muertos is a Mexican term derived from the Roman Catholic All Saints' and All Souls' days, traditionally observed Nov. 1 and 2. An array of activities, ranging from decorating graves to creating home altars, typically highlight the celebration that can last for days.

For the past two years, hundreds of East Texas residents have attended the Nacogdoches festival, and this year's event is drawing more entertainment, booths and greater interest as the festival gains popularity, according to Lisa Steed, events coordinator for SFA Art Galleries.
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Stone Fort Wind Quintet to perform audience favorites

An assortment of quartets and duos will be featured in the upcoming Stone Fort Wind Quintet concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The quintet is made up of SFA School of Music faculty members Drs. Christina Guenther, flute; John W. Goodall, oboe; Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Staci Spring, bassoon; and Charles Gavin, horn.

This faculty recital will open with "A Comical Overture" by Austrian composer Ernst Spies. The piece "pokes fun at the melodramaticconcert overture by emphasizing the cliché musical devices that are often employed in 19th century dramatic music," according to Ayer.
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Trombone Choir to perform works by Gabrieli, Mendelssohn

The SFA Trombone Choir will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Directed by Dr. Deb Scott, SFA professor of trombone, the 22-member choir will perform "Canzona XIII," composed by Giovanni Gabrieli in the 16th century for St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice.

"This piece will feature three choirs of all trombones, including the contra bass trombone, which plays in the range of the tuba," Scott said.
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