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This Week's Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 1
Men's basketball at University of Arkansas
8 p.m.
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Friday, Dec. 2
Bowling at Tulane University Invitational
All Day
New Orleans

SFA Planetarium "Season of Light"
7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

Saturday, Dec. 3
Bowling at Tulane University Invitational
All Day
New Orleans

Men's basketball vs. Centenary College of Louisiana
2 p.m.

Women's basketball at University of Texas-Arlington
2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4
Bowling at Tulane University Invitational
All Day
New Orleans




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News & Announcements

Office of International Programs to host Global Gateway to Mexico today

Faculty and staff members are invited to join the Office of International Programs for a presentation about Guadalajara, the capital of the Mexican state of Jalisco, at 4 p.m. today in Steen Library, Room 106. The event will include a presentation by an SFA student from Mexico, as well as information about Guadalajaran culture and lifestyle. A taste of an authentic Guadalajaran dessert will be provided.

For more information, contact Tetyana Kucher, international programs coordinator, at (936) 468-1179 or kucherta@sfasu.edu.

Center for Regional Heritage Research scans hundreds of Caddo ceramic pieces as part of preservation grant

The Center for Regional Heritage Research at SFA has successfully scanned and modeled in 3-D more than 400 Native American ceramics as part of a $39,600 grant awarded in 2014 by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.

With grant efforts concluding, the center has been able to both digitally preserve and study hundreds of Caddo vessels obtained from archaeological sites throughout East Texas and streamline a methodological approach that will assist future endeavors to study variations in vessel shape, form, allometry and asymmetry.
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Braille and Cane Club to host Christmas party for area children today

SFA’s Braille and Cane Club will host a Christmas party for area public school students with visual impairments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in SFA’s Baker Pattillo Student Center Regent’s Suite B, located on the second floor of the student center.

This annual event will include shopping for holiday gifts, lunch, games and decorating ornaments.

For more information about the event, contact Michael Munro, instructor in SFA’s Department of Human Services, at (936) 468-1036 or munromicha@sfasu.edu.
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Proposals for service learning mini grants due tomorrow

Proposals to leadership and service programs for the service learning mini grants for the spring 2017 semester are due by 5 p.m. tomorrow.

Click here for proposal guidelines and information about integrating a service learning project into a course. To submit a proposal, click here.

For questions or more information, contact Molly Moody, assistant director of student engagement, at moodymk@sfasu.edu.


Five Ladyjacks score double figures, lead SFA to win over Louisiana State University-Shreveport

SFA’s women’s basketball team received its fourth win of the season over the Louisiana State University-Shreveport Pilots Wednesday night in Johnson Coliseum.

Five Ladyjacks found themselves with double-digit points after 40 minutes of play. Junior redshirt Stevi Parker led the Ladyjacks with 16 points, while senior Taylor Ross followed with 14. Seniors Adrienne Lewis and Brentney Branch scored 12 points each, while freshman Riley Harvey scored 11.
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Lumberjacks head north for showdown against University of Arkansas

On a quest to secure its first road victory of the season, as well as its first triumph over a Southeastern Conference program in almost a half-century, SFA’s men’s basketball team travels north tonight for an 8 p.m. battle with the University of Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

The fifth all-time meeting between the Lumberjacks and Razorbacks will be televised on the SEC Network.
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Fine Arts

Cole Art Center to host “The Art of Christmas Past” display

In celebration of the holiday season, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House will host a display of antique Christmas ornaments throughout December.

“The Art of Christmas Past” is provided courtesy of two private collectors and features a variety of ornaments, many of which are 100 years old or older, according to John Handley, director of galleries for SFA’s School of Art.

Exhibitions and displays are sponsored in part by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum. Admission is free.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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SFA Percussion Studio to coordinate ‘Unsilent Night’ interactive event

SFA’s Percussion Studio and its director, Dr. Brad Meyer, will coordinate an interactive community performance of Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night” starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at The Liberty Bell, located at 422 E. Main St. downtown.

Participants will enjoy a 45-minute walk through picturesque Nacogdoches while listening to a recording of “Unsilent Night” that has been downloaded to play over a smart device connected to portable speakers or to a CD played through a boom box.

The event is part of SFA's School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series. For more information, click here, visit the fine arts website, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
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Trombone Choir to perform music of Lias, Writer, Nelhýbel tonight

Four guest percussionists will be featured when the Trombone Choir at SFA performs at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Performing with the choir, which is directed by Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone in SFA's School of Music, will be student percussionists Ethan Ainsworth, Longview freshman; Trevor McCulley, Kyle freshman; Chris Williamson, Robinson freshman; and Austen White, Robinson sophomore.

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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SFA to present student-directed ‘Really Really’ tonight through Saturday

SFA’s School of Theatre will present the student-directed, full-length play “Really Really” by Paul Downs Colaizzo at 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the Downstage Theatre on campus.

Directed by Longview senior Tanner O’Neal, “Really Really” is a quick-witted contemporary drama that pushes the edges of political correctness and embraces the harsh reality of today’s youth, according to O’Neal. The play takes place at an elite university when the party of the year results in the regret of a lifetime, and a student will stop at nothing to salvage a future that is suddenly slipping away.

Tickets are $6. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or click here. The Downstage Theatre is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.
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SFA to screen family favorite ‘Rango’ tomorrow

SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “Rango” at 7 p.m. tomorrow in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House downtown.

This Academy Award-winning animated film directed by Gore Verbinski stars Johnny Depp as the voice of Rango, an ordinary chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless outpost in the Wild West in desperate need of a new sheriff and town hero.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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Aside from existing as lovable, loyal companions, man’s best friends may possess much better memories than their owners might realize.

According to recent studies, canines have more complex memories than many other critters in the animal kingdom — memories that even point to a certain level of self-awareness. Click here to learn more. 

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