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

Soccer vs. Abilene Christian University
4 p.m.
Corpus Christi

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




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News & Announcements

Office of Multicultural Affairs to host 10th annual Tunnel of Oppression

Begun in 2007 by SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, the 10th annual Tunnel of Oppression will offer the SFA and Nacogdoches communities a glimpse inside often complex yet subtle forms of oppression.

The Tunnel of Oppression is an interactive museum that spotlights many forms of oppression through interactive theater. The purpose of the tunnel is to enlighten and educate participants in the areas of diversity and social justice.

The Tunnel of Oppression is a free three-day event. SFA 101 students will be the only participants Nov. 6. The event will open to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 7-8, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater.

For information, contact the OMA at oma@sfasu.edu, or visit sfasu.edu/oma.
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Social Events team hosting faculty and staff member happy hour

The next SFA faculty and staff member happy hour is set from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Naca Valley Vineyard, located at 9897 FM 1878 just outside Nacogdoches.

Cost is $6 for four wine tastings or $9 for six tastings. Wine by the glass or bottle also will be available for purchase. Guests may bring their own snacks or dinner.

This will be an adults-only event with limited seating. RSVP at aroquemore@sfasu.edu. SFA faculty and staff members may bring only one non-SFA guest. 

This unique local venue is owned by retired SFA faculty member Dr. Wanda Mouton and her husband, Buzz, former SFA staff member.

For more information about Naca Valley Vineyard, visit its website or Facebook page.

To stay informed about future SFA social events, please “like” the SFA Faculty/Staff Lounge Facebook page.

Herbal soap seminar hosted by SFA Gardens tomorrow

SFA Gardens will host a soap-making workshop from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow 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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Team physician for Texas A&M University speaking at SFA

Dr. Jesse Parr, team physician for Texas A&M University, will present “Microbes & Muscles: Infections in the Athlete” from 1 to 2:15 p.m. and 3 to 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in the Kennedy Auditorium.

The event is sponsored by the Departments of Kinesiology and Health Science, and Biology.

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.


Volleyball team surpasses Abilene Christian University, 3-1

Facing Abilene Christian University, one of the top blocking squads in the Southland Conference, SFA’s volleyball team remained within striking distance of the program's ninth Southland Conference title.
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Bowling team to compete in Track Kat Klash this weekend

SFA’s bowling team looks for its second top-three finish of the fall season this weekend when it competes in Sam Houston State University's Track Kat Klash, at the Emerald Lanes in Houston.
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Soccer team to face Abilene Christian University in Southland Conference Semifinal

In today’s game, SFA’s women's soccer team is looking to come back from their 2-0 defeat with Abilene Christian University three weeks ago.

The Ladyjacks (12-7 overall), are just two wins away from a Southland Conference Title.
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Fine Arts

Vintage French WWI posters featured in exhibition

SFA’s School of Art and the SFA Galleries will host the exhibition “The Patriotic Art of World War I in France” through Dec. 30, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, in downtown Nacogdoches.

The exhibition features French WWI posters from the extensive collection of Dr. Jere Jackson, former Regent’s Professor of History at SFA and director of the Center for East Texas Studies. Topics of the lithographed posters made during WWI address issues concerning the war, and the exhibition includes some posters that focus on children during the war.

Jackson will speak at a reception at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day. Coffee and cake will be served.

Admission is free. The annual Downtown Art Walk also takes place that evening.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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SFA’s Friday Film Series to screen award-winning ‘DamNation’ tonight

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. tonight 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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Percussion Ensemble to perform works by Reich, Mellits, De Mey tomorrow

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the SFA Percussion Ensemble in concert at 4 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Under the direction of Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies at SFA, the ensemble will perform works by Thierry De Mey, Steve Reich, Marc Mellits, John Psathas, Owen Clayton Condon and Matt Moore.

The concert also will feature the premiere performance of “Aqua Vitae” by Stephen Gorbos. SFA’s Phi Boota Roota percussion fraternity was part of the consortium that funded the new work.

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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Día de los Muertos Fiesta tomorrow in downtown Nacogdoches

The annual Día de los Muertos Fiesta, or Day of the Dead festival, takes place from 3 to 8 p.m. tomorrow behind the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

The fifth annual celebration will feature The Chikawa Aztec Dancers, who will perform shortly after 5 p.m, SFA faculty members Drs. Jeana Paul-Urena and Juan Carlos Urena at 6 p.m., followed by the internationally renowned Los Llaneros performing the energetic and haunting music of the savannas of Colombia and Venezuela at 7:15 p.m.

For more information, contact Lisa Steed, SFA Art Galleries event coordinator, at (936) 468-6557.
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