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Wednesday, Dec. 6
Men's basketball at Louisiana Tech University
6:30 p.m.
Ruston, Louisiana

Thursday, Dec. 7
Women's basketball at University of Montana
7 p.m.
Missoula, Montana

Friday, Dec. 8
SFA Planetarium
"Season of Light"

7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium

Saturday, Dec. 9
Men's basketball vs. Rice University
2 p.m.

Women's basketball at Montana State University
4:30 p.m.
Bozeman, Montana




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News & Announcements

Chief information officer finalists to visit campus

Finalists for the position of chief information officer will be visiting campus for interviews on Dec. 11, 12 and 13.

Each candidate will make a public presentation and answer questions during the visit.

Students and faculty and staff members are invited to attend the public sessions.

You can find the schedule for each presentation along with information about each candidate on the CIO finalists webpage. This page also includes information about how to provide feedback.

Prominent donors to be honored at 29th SFA Gala

SFA will honor several prominent donors during the 29th annual SFA Gala Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Honorees this year include Susan and Sam Calomino and Alfred and Madeline Danheim.

“This year’s Gala honorees have significantly impacted the lives of students and the campus community through their generous contributions,” said Jill Still, SFA vice president for university advancement. “We are pleased to recognize their generosity as well as faculty members whose dedication to teaching and research establishes an accomplished university community.”

Tickets are $175 for orchestra seating and $125 for ballroom seating. For more information or to purchase tickets, call April Smith, associate director of development at SFA, at (936) 468-5406.
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Purple Santa Project results is very long "nice" list

The Purple Santa Project took place Friday, Dec. 1, and netted 1,433 toys for area families in need.

Fifty-four university offices participated — the most ever!

Volunteers from Student Government Association and the Freshmen Leadership Academy helped make the program a success.

The toys were provided to Toys for Tots, which will distribute them to children in need throughout Nacogdoches County.

Thank you to everyone who contributed!

SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Director Dr. David Creech

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Dr. David Creech, director of SFA Gardens, will present “The Year in Review: Surviving a Career in Academia with No Permanent Injuries.” Creech’s year-end lecture will lead the audience through the highlights of the past year – plants, people and plans – and will aim to educate, entertain and enlighten.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series fund are always appreciated.

For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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School psychology mini conference scheduled for today

The Department of Human Services is hosting a school psychology mini conference from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the human services and technology lobby.

School psychology master’s and doctoral students will use their research to discuss current trends in school psychology. Faculty members also will be in attendance to discuss their research and clinical interests.

Faculty and staff breakfast scheduled for Dec. 6

The next SFA Faculty and Staff Breakfast is set for 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the East College Dining Hall. Help spread the word about this event, and invite your SFA colleagues to join you.

For a special price of $3, SFA faculty and staff members are invited to enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast while catching up with colleagues and making new campus contacts.

This event is brought to you by the SFA Social Events Team in the spirit of our “SFA Envisioned” strategic plan, which includes fostering a culture of engagement within our campus community.

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

Kinesiology students to offer free fitness testing

As part of a service-learning project for kinesiology majors, SFA’s Human Performance Lab in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science is offering free health-related physical fitness testing from 7 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Human Performance Lab located in the Education Annex, Room 112.

Testing will include assessments of cardiorespiratory fitness, body composition and musculoskeletal fitness, and is available to healthy adults who pass a pre-participation activity screening.

For more information or to sign up, contact Dr. Dustin Joubert, assistant professor, at joubertd@sfasu.edu.


Strong first-quarter helps Ladyjacks beat University of South Dakota 77-55

Starting the game with several three-pointers and a good offense gave SFA’s women's basketball team an early lead in the game against the University of South Dakota.
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Augustin's three-pointer at the buzzer lifts Jacks to 68-65 win

During Saturday’s game, Aaron Augustin, freshman, rebounded the ball and shot a game-winning three-pointer as time expired to secure a 68-65 come-from-behind victory over the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
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Fine Arts

Popular ‘Percussion in the Pines’ concert to usher in holiday festivities tonight

SFA’s Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band, both directed by Dr. Brad Meyer, will perform their annual “Percussion in the Pines” holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall.

The Percussion Ensemble will play holiday favorites, including the ensemble’s performance of “The 12 Days of Christmas.” 

The Steel Band, also known as the “Jacks of Steel,” will perform traditional and contemporary steel band tunes culminating in “Pan Christmas.”

The concert will be streamed live here.

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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Music faculty to perform collection of German art songs tomorrow

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present “A Night of Song,” featuring music faculty members Kayla Roth, Dr. Danny Chapa and Dr. J.D. Salas, at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building.

The concert, which is part of the School of Music’s Calliope Series, will include German art songs, or lieder, from the Romantic era, or the mid to late 1800s.

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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SFA’s Music Prep recital tomorrow

Guitar students of Andrew Sperandeo, cello students of Kate Hite and a voice student of Charlotte Davis will perform at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the performance hall in the Music Prep Building.

The recital is open to the public. 
For a complete listing of classes and types of instruction available, visit music.sfasu.edu/prep, or contact Pat Barnett, director of music prep, at (936) 468-1291.
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Rockin’ Axes to perform works of Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, Muse

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Rockin’ Axes performing “The ’90s and Early, New Millennium Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in Cole Concert Hall.

Among the concert selections are “Satellite” by The Dave Matthews Band, “This Love” by Maroon 5 and “Uprising” by Muse.

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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Zoosk, a popular dating app, analyzed profiles to see how food impacted the number of conversations between members. They saw a 144 percent increase in messages sent to daters who mention guacamole. Just don't mention yams. They do not "produce" the same result.

To see more foods that can impact a dating profile, click here.

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