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This Week's Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 10
Volleyball at Northwestern State University
7 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana

Friday, Nov. 11
Bowling at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Classic
All Day
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Cross country NCAA South Central Regional Tournament
TBA
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Men's basketball at University of Kentucky
6 p.m.
Lexington, Kentucky

Saturday, Nov. 12
Bowling at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Classic
All Day
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Football at Houston Baptist University
2 p.m.
Houston

Volleyball at University of Central Arkansas
Noon
Conway, Arkansas

Sunday, Nov. 13
Bowling at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Classic
All Day
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Women's basketball at University of South Dakota
1 p.m.
Vermillion, South Dakota


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Groundbreaking held for new Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building

SFA held groundbreaking ceremonies Monday for the new Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building, which will support the study of science, engineering, technology and mathematics.

Pictured are, from left, Dr. Kim Childs, dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, Rep. Travis Clardy, Sen. Robert Nichols, Regents David Alders and Nelda Blair, SFA benefactor Ed Cole, SFA President Baker Pattillo, Regents Scott Coleman, Ken Schaefer, Bob Garrett, Brigettee Henderson, Ralph Todd, and Alton Frailey, and Student Regent Chad Huckaby.

Board of Regents approve faculty, staff changes

Appointments approved during Monday’s meeting of the SFA Board of Regents included a new associate provost and a new director of human resources for the university.

Dr. Janet Tareilo was appointed associate provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Loretta Doty was named director of human resources.
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SFA Regents approve purchase of historical documents

Visitors to the Steen Library at SFA soon will have access to the papers of legendary leaders of the Republic of Texas, thanks to a decision made in Monday’s quarterly meeting of the SFA Board of Regents.

The board approved the purchase of a collection of Texas historical documents from members of the Rusk family, including materials from legendary leader Thomas J. Rusk and his brother, David. The collection contains more than 1,000 Republic of Texas historical materials that have been in the Rusk family since the 1830s, and include legal and personal documents signed by other notable leaders such as Sam Houston, Mirabeau Lamar and James Starr.
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University's online Master of Public Administration ranked as one of nation’s 30 most affordable

The online Master of Public Administration program offered through SFA’s Department of Government was recently recognized as one of the top 30 most affordable in the nation according to College Values Online.

College Values Online reviewed 150 such degrees offered through non-profit, regionally accredited schools. According to the ranking organization’s website, SFA’s online Master of Public Administration students gain real-world experience through research projects, graduate assistantships and internships.
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School Psychology Assessment Center serves university, surrounding communities

It all began with an idea — a vision to create a space for SFA school psychology students and campus volunteers to gain hands-on, real-world experience in a supervised learning environment.

Two and a half years ago, Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey, then assistant professor of assessment for doctoral and master’s students in SFA’s school psychology program, envisioned an assessment center for psychology students.

After recruiting students to help and going through the procedures to create the facility, Ellis-Hervey’s vision became a reality, and the SFA School Psychology Assessment Center opened on the second floor of the Human Services Building on the university campus.
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Faculty Senate to host November meeting tomorrow

SFA's Faculty Senate will hold its November meeting at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Tiered Classroom, Room 2.201.

Speakers will include Dr. Dana Cooper, executive director of SFA's Student Success Center; Dr. Heather Olson Beal, Center for Teaching and Learning;  Dr. Steve Bullard, provost and vice president for academic affairs;  Dr. Mary Nelle Brunson, associate provost; and Dr. Janet Tareilo, associate provost.

All faculty members are invited to attend. Access to live streaming of the meeting can be found here.

Undergraduate research seminar to take place Nov. 21

SFA’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will host a guest seminar titled “Research with Undergraduate Students – A program for success” from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in the Math Building, Room 101.

The seminar will be presented by Dr. Michael P. Doyle, professor and The Rita and John Feik Distinguished University Chair in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

For more information, contact Dr. Odutayo Odunuga, associate professor in SFA’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, at (936) 468-6468.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation to host Fall Wellness Fair tomorrow

SFA's Campus Recreation will host the Fall Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

The free event provides resources and services from a variety of SFA and Nacogdoches organizations and businesses. Services will include health screenings, fitness assessments, chair massages, product samples, refreshments, educational materials and giveaways. More than 30 local vendors will be present.

Free flu shots for faculty and staff members and students also will be offered at the event by Walgreens from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Individuals who carry SFA's insurance are asked to bring their United Health Select insurance card. Individuals who are not covered by SFA’s insurance plan are asked to bring their own insurance card. Walgreens also will have a limited number of vouchers for free flu shots for uninsured individuals.

For more information, contact Sarah Kouliavtsev, promotions and sponsorships coordinator with the Student Recreation Center, at (936) 468-5844.

Fine Arts

Orchestra of the Pines to perform works by Sibelius, Shostakovich

SFA's Orchestra of the Pines will present the program “Sibelius and Shostakovich” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Under the direction of Dr. Gene H. Moon, director of orchestras at SFA, the Orchestra of the Pines will perform works by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius and Russian composer and pianist Dmitri Shostakovich. Leonard Chow, a recent SFA graduate, will return to Nacogdoches to perform the first movement of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 with the Orchestra of the Pines. Chow completed his Master of Music at SFA in May 2016 and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Houston. He studied with Jennifer Dalmas during his time at SFA.

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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Stone Fort Wind Quintet to perform works of American composers tonight

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Stone Fort Wind Quintet performing a concert titled “Invitation to the Dance” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Music selections for the program were based on the form of the Baroque instrumental dance suite, according to Charles Gavin, SFA professor of horn and chamber music and quintet member.

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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