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Friday, Nov. 10
Bowling at Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Classic
Three-day event
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Cross-country at NCAA South Central Regional Tournament
All day
College Station

Women's basketball at Kansas State University
5:30 p.m.
Manhattan, Kansas

Saturday, Nov. 11
Football vs. Nicholls State University
3 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Men's basketball at Longwood University
2 p.m.
Farmville, Virginia

Volleyball vs. Lamar University
Noon
Nacogdoches


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Making the Shift to Open Educational Resources discussion scheduled for Nov. 10

The University Committee on Student Debt and Affordability and the Barnes & Noble Bookstore invite faculty and staff members to the Making the Shift to Open Educational Resources discussion from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Steen Library Wyatt Room to discuss affordable course material delivery.

This discussion will focus on giving participants an in-depth look into OER courseware. Attendees will hear from faculty members who are utilizing OER and receive student input on the cost of course materials.

OER is defined as "teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others."
 
Unlike traditionally copyrighted material, these resources are available for "open" use, which means users can edit, modify, customize and share them.

RSVP to Esther Campbell, bookstore manager, at bkssfasu@bncollege.com by Wednesday, Nov. 8, if you plan to attend the event. Drinks and refreshments will be served. 

Team physician for Texas A&M University speaking at SFA today

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

The Office of International Programs is hosting a presentation about Venezuela at 4 p.m. today in the Ferguson Building, Room 479. All students and 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.

Graduate School Fair scheduled for tomorrow

SFA’s Graduate School will host the 2017 Graduate School Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Regents' Suites A and B.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the event, especially those looking to continue their education by attending graduate school. Click here for a list of participating programs.

Jacks Council on Family Relations accepting donations for Thanksgiving Homebound project

Members of SFA’s Jacks Council on Family Relations are gearing up for their annual food drive, Thanksgiving Homebound.

The group asks campus organizations, departments, faculty and staff members, students and Nacogdoches community members to donate grocery items families can use to prepare a Thanksgiving meal.

JCFR will be collecting food items between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. today and tomorrow and between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the Steen Library Hub, the first room on the left when entering the library.

For more information, contact JCFR at sfasujcfr@gmail.com.

Campus Recreation

Fall Wellness Fair and free flu shots scheduled for Nov. 15

SFA's Campus Recreation will host the Fall Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.

This free event provides resources and services from a variety of SFA and Nacogdoches organizations and businesses. Services will include health screenings, chair massages, product samples, refreshments, educational materials and giveaways. The Wellness Fair is a great opportunity for students to learn about various organizations on campus and in the community. Faculty members are encouraged to bring or inform their classes about the event.

Free flu shots for faculty and staff members and students also will be offered at the event by Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital. Individuals who carry SFA's insurance are asked to bring their Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance card and their driver’s license. Individuals who are not covered by SFA’s insurance plan are asked to bring their own insurance card and their driver’s license.

For more information, contact Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056.

Athletics

Volleyball shuts down Sam Houston State University’s offense in 3-0 win

SFA’s volleyball team beat Sam Houston State University Saturday morning to claim first place in the Southland Conference standings.

The Ladyjacks constructed one of their best defensive matches of the season to shut down their rivals and move within striking distance of the program's ninth SLC regular season crown.
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Bowling takes home fifth place at Track Kat Klash

In its third tournament of the fall, SFA’s bowling team collected a fifth-place finish Sunday at Sam Houston State University’s Track Kat Klash in Houston after going 2-1 in bracket play. The Ladyjacks secured their third top-five finish of the season and 46th-straight top-10 placement with 3,618 pins on the day and a pair of victories against ranked opponents.
 
Through the three days of competition at the Emerald Lanes, SFA went 6-6 and tallied 13,113 total pins with senior Stephanie Schwartz and freshman Sarah Gill posting top-20 individual finishes in traditional match play Saturday.
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Ladyjacks fall in Southland Tournament Championship, 2-0

SFA’s soccer team fell 2-0 against Lamar University Sunday in the 2017 Southland Conference Tournament Championship.

SFA ends the season at 12-8-1 overall.
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Cerdan and Ljubic compete at River Oaks Country Club Collegiate Invite

SFA’s women's tennis players Armelle Cerdan and Kaja Ljubic participated in the River Oaks Country Club Collegiate Invitational during the weekend in the final fall action of the season.

Cerdan and Ljubic filled in a pair of open spots on the University of Texas' roster after a pair of Longhorns were unable to compete at the event.
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Fine Arts

Stone Fort Wind Quintet to perform in Calliope Concert Series tomorrow

SFA’s Stone Fort Wind Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall as part of the School of Music’s Calliope Concert Series.

The quintet includes SFA music faculty members Christina Guenther, flute; Kerry Hughes, oboe; Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Charles Gavin, horn; and Lee Goodhew, bassoon.

Each movement features one of the five quintet instruments. 

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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