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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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Fruit and Vegetable Production class hosting annual Edible Evening tomorrow

Students enrolled in SFA's Fruit and Vegetable Production class are hosting the second annual Edible Evening from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. tomorrow in the Sprout Garden.

Students will share how to cultivate many favorite fall crops like carrots, lettuce and peas. Visitors will learn about small-scale techniques for cultivating crops and see how produce is grown for the Sprout Garden market.

Entry to this event is free. For general information, contact Jared Barnes, assistant professor of horticulture and Sprout Garden steward, at barnesj@sfasu.edu.

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.

Annual Tunnel of Oppression open to public tonight

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs' 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 free event is open to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight 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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Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication to offer third annual International Poetry Reading tonight

The Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication will host its third annual International Poetry Reading at 6 p.m. tonight in the Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

Students, faculty and staff members, and community members will read poetry in Chinese, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Vietnamese, Romanian and Polish.

This free event is open to all. For more information, contact Dr. Louise Stoehr, assistant professor, at lstoehr@sfasu.edu, or Dr. Joyce Johnston, professor, at jjohnston@sfasu.edu.

SFA launches first History Student Forum, including lessons about Latin America

A renowned Latin American scholar who frequently serves as a guest expert to the PBS series “The Desert Speaks” and “In the Americas with David Yetman” will host SFA’s first History Student Forum, a four-day event that includes a lecture open to both students and community members.

Dr. William H. Beezley will present a keynote lecture titled “Object Lessons about Latin America: Eye Patches, Coffee Beans and Ski Masks” at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 142.

In addition to being a guest in a Latin American studies course taught by Dr. Jeana Paul Urena, chair of the Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication, Beezley will be a visiting lecturer in Dr. Aaron C. Moulton’s Latin American history class and Dr. Randi Barnes-Cox’s senior seminar.

Seating is limited. For more information about the forum, call (936) 468-3802.
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Athletics

Nicholls State University plays Lumberjacks in final home game of 2017

The 17th-ranked Colonels of Nicholls State University will visit for the final SFA home football game of 2017. The senior-day affair will kick off at 3 p.m. in Homer Bryce Stadium.

It will be the second time the Lumberjacks have hosted a nationally ranked opponent this season.
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Ladyjacks set for success in third season under coach Mark Kellogg

SFA’s women's basketball team looks to build on last season's successful 25-win campaign during 2017-18, in what will be head coach Mark Kellogg's third season at the helm.

Three starters headline a group of seven returners from last year's team, including 2016-17 All-Conference selection Stevi Parker.
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SFA men's basketball season preview: sophomore class

Familiar faces were somewhat of a rarity for SFA’s basketball team in 2015-16 as the club welcomed nine newcomers into the fold.

Now, with one year of collegiate experience under their belts the expectations for SFA's sophomore class are just as high as the ones set by the team.
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Baseball's Purple vs. Black World Series begins Wednesday, Alumni Game slated for Saturday

SFA’s baseball team is slated to begin its three-game Purple vs. Black World Series at Jaycees Field. The three-game series will begin at 4 p.m. this afternoon with games two and three set for the same time tomorrow and Friday.

Admission to each game is free.
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Fine Arts

Trombone Choir to perform program of various musical styles tomorrow

SFA’s Trombone Choir will present a program that features a mix of musical styles when it performs at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall.

Directed by Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone, and Dr. Daniel Chapa, adjunct professor of trombone and euphonium, the Trombone Choir will present a variety of musical styles ranging from 16th century Renaissance to current compositions.

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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World-renowned Viento Sur trombone ensemble to perform at SFA

The Argentinian trombone quartet Viento Sur will perform in conjunction with Brass Day at SFA at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in Cole Concert Hall.

Viento Sur is a trombone quartet known worldwide for its beautiful ensemble playing and distinct sound when playing arrangements of authentic Argentine tangos.

The members of Viento Sur also will spend two days working with SFA trombone students in a master class settings.

Tickets for the concert 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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Orchestra of the Pines to present works of Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov

SFA’s Orchestra of the Pines will present “Charismatic Capriccios and Dynamic Duos” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Cole Concert Hall.

The program includes two popular works, “Capriccio Italien” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and “Capriccio Espangol” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Both written by Russian composers, the works were inspired by their visits to surrounding European countries.

To show off SFA’s string students’ talent, the string sections will perform without winds, brass and percussion in the beautiful elegiac “Serenade for Strings” by Edward Elgar.

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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