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Wednesday, Dec. 6

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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

Student Success Center welcomes Walter de la Cruz

Walter de la Cruz has joined the staff of the Student Success Center as a triage advisor. In this role, he will assist students in navigating the university and achieving success. He also will serve as foster care liaison and oversee the JacksPASS program for SFA.

Cruz, a first-generation college graduate, formerly worked in the registrar’s office and the School of Social Work. He also served as a success coach with the GenJacks program.

Business students attend Sport Marketing Conference in Boston

Students in the Rusche College of Business traveled to Boston to participate in the Sport Marketing Association conference.

During the conference, students competed in the Aspire Group Case Study Bowl where they were assigned a real-world client and tasked with solving the client’s marketing problem. This year’s client was a Division I basketball program in Boston, and students needed to address the program’s low attendance, low return of first-time attendees and poor fan experience at games.

To kick off the competition, students created a “war room” the day before the project was due to brainstorm and strategize. They submitted their project and presented solutions to a panel of judges who are professionals in the field.

Along with competing, students attended workshops and research presentations, as well as visited local attractions, including a social at Fenway Park.
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Busy weekend ahead at SFA

The campus will likely see increased traffic this weekend as three events will bring visitors to campus.

At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, Carthage and Henderson High Schools will compete in a playoff game in Homer Bryce Stadium.

Beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, Lufkin and Longview High Schools also will compete in a playoff game at the stadium, and SFA’s Lumberjack men’s basketball team will play Rice University at 2 p.m. in Johnson Coliseum.

If you plan to travel on campus, traffic and parking could be impacted.

Floriculture students’ Fall Floral Design Exhibit on display tomorrow

Floral designs created by floriculture students in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow in the Agriculture Building, Room 118.

The theme for the Fall Floral Design Exhibit is “Elements” (earth, fire, water and air).

All designs will be available for purchase via silent auction and will benefit the Dr. Leon Young Scholarship.

Kinesiology students to offer free fitness testing tomorrow

SFA’s Human Performance Lab in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science is offering free health-related physical fitness testing to the university and Nacogdoches communities as a part of a service-learning project for kinesiology majors.

The fitness testing will take place between 7 and 11 a.m. tomorrow 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 and to sign up for available times, contact Dr. Dustin Joubert, assistant professor, at joubertd@sfasu.edu.
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2017 Fall Teacher Job Fair slated for Dec. 8

The Center for Career and Professional Development will host the 2017 Fall Teacher Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Dec. 8, in the HPE Complex gym.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the event, especially those who may be looking to find a full-time position and network with professionals. Click here for a list of participating employers.

If a faculty member would like record of attendance for his/her students, a class roster or a sign-in sheet must be provided by the faculty member to the CCPD by tomorrow.

Students will need to bring their student ID for check-in, as well as copies of their résumé to distribute to employers. Professional dress is required. Résumé assistance and the center's free Career Closet are available to help students prepare for the event.

Information about these resources may be found on the center's website. For more information, contact Brandi Derouen, assistant director of the Center for Career and Professional Development, at (936) 468-3305 or derouenb@sfasu.edu.


SFA battles Louisiana Tech University tonight

SFA’s men's basketball plays Louisiana Tech University at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Ruston, Lousiana.

The game will be streamed online via C-USA TV and on the radio with announcer Rob Meyers on Q107.7 FM.
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Fine Arts

Local residents have special connections with Annie Moses Band

“Christmas with the Annie Moses Band” is a must-see holiday event. Just ask two local fans – one who taught harp to one of the band’s members and one who has performed with the band at the Grand Ole Opry and Carnegie Hall.

The College of Fine Arts will present “Christmas with the Annie Moses Band” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in Turner Auditorium as part of its 2017-18 University Series.

Emily Mitchell, world-renowned harpist and artist-in-residence in SFA’s School of Music, taught band member Camille Wolaver when she was a little girl, and Emily Williams, SFA senior music major, serves as a violin mentor and administrative staff member for the Annie Moses Band’s Fine Arts Summer Academy.

Single event ticket prices for the University Series are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for non-SFA students/youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3. For more information or to purchase tickets, stop by the Box Office, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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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. tomorrow 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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Screening set for ‘Christmas With the Dead’

A special, free one-night screening of “Christmas With the Dead” is planned for 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

Directed by T.L. Lankford, “Christmas With the Dead” is a zombie apocalypse film based on a short story by the same name written by Nacogdoches author Joe R. Lansdale. Lansdale’s son, Keith, wrote the screenplay.

It stars SFA filmmaking instructor Brad Maule, who co-produced the film with William Arscott, professor of filmmaking at SFA.

Much of the film’s soundtrack was composed and performed by students of SFA's School of Music. Original songs were performed by Kasey Lansdale, daughter of the author.

Those attending the screening are encouraged to dress as zombies. Some of the filmmakers and performers will be in attendance and will participate in a Q&A session following the screening.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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Next Friday you will be able to see the “Last Jedi,” but you will not be able to see the first hotel guest — the first hotel guest of the Star Wars hotel, that is.

Walt Disney World is creating a luxury resort with an immersive experience in which guests become active citizens of the Star Wars universe, not in a galaxy far, far away, but in Orlando, Florida.

Although not much is known yet, the resort will have rooms with galaxy views, and instead of fluffy robes, there will be Star Wars costumes.

Do, or do not, there is no trying to read the rest of this story. If the power of force compels you, click here.

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