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Friday, Dec. 9
SFA Planetarium "Season of Light"
7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

Saturday, Dec. 10
Men's basketball at Rice University
7 p.m.
Houston

Women's basketball vs. University of Montana
5 p.m.
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Culinary Café to host closing reception for artwork created by Gary Frields today

Artwork created by Gary Frields, an artist and former SFA professor of art who passed away in 2013, has been on exhibit in SFA’s Culinary Café throughout the fall semester. A closing reception will be held for the exhibit from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the Culinary Café, located in the Education Annex, Room 121.

Frields’ widow, Tamara Robertson, organized the exhibit that features Frields’ paintings, drawings, sculptures and digital artwork. A portion of the proceeds from artwork sold during the exhibit will benefit the Gary Q. Frields Art Scholarship, which is annually awarded to an SFA art major.

The SFA and Nacogdoches communities are invited to attend the closing reception, and light refreshments will be served.
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Fall Floral Design Exhibit to take place today

A variety of floral designs created by floriculture students in SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture will be on display in the Fall Floral Design Exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Agriculture Building, Room 118.

The theme for the exhibit is "Fairy Tales."

SFA Gardens' lecture series to feature Director David Creech tonight

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. tonight in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. Dr. David Creech, SFA Gardens director, will present “SFA Gardens: Is this Garden Adventure Out of Control or Is there a Well Thought Out Plan?” 

Creech’s annual year-in-review lecture will lead the audience through the highlights of the past year — plants, people and plans — and will aim to educate, entertain and enlighten. Additionally, he’s promised to make an announcement that will leave everyone smiling.

For more information, call SFA Gardens at (936) 468-1832 or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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MLK Day of Service project deadline tomorrow

The deadline for SFA and Nacogdoches communities to submit community work projects for the seventh annual MLK Day of Service, organized by SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, is 5 p.m. tomorrow.

Each year, hundreds of SFA students volunteer to give back to the local community and commemorate the life and work of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. Volunteer work projects include painting benches, creating art projects, revitalizing landscaping and assisting at nursing homes. Project request forms can be accessed here.
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Fall Teacher Job Fair to take place tomorrow

SFA's Center for Career and Professional Development will host the 2016 Fall Teacher Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to noon tomorrow in the Norton H.P.E. Complex gym.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the event, especially those who may be looking to work in the field of education.

Students will need to bring their student ID for check-in, and it is recommended that they bring 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.

Athletics

Late rally from Ladyjacks, buzzer beater from Ross seal win for SFA

SFA’s women’s basketball team put a four-game winning streak on the line Wednesday in Ruston, Louisiana, as they faced the Louisiana Tech University Lady Techsters. In the final seconds of the game, the Ladyjacks secured SFA’s first win in the Thomas Assembly Center since 1990.

Senior Taylor Ross led the charge with her second 20-point game of the season. Sophomore Chanell Hayes and senior Brentney Branch were successful beyond the arch scoring 13 and 11 points respectively. Sophomore Kia Fisker played her most successful game of the season, racking up four points and four rebounds off the board. Redshirt junior Stevi Parker had six rebounds on the afternoon — three on both sides of the floor.
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Lumberjacks’ 31-game home winning streak ended by University of Alabama at Birmingham

SFA’s men’s basketball team fell, 84-73, against the University of Alabama at Birmingham Wednesday night, ending the nation’s third-longest active home-court winning streak.
 
Both freshman Kevon Harris (16) and junior Leon Gilmore III (17) had career highs. In his second collegiate start, freshman Samuli Nieminen put forth an effort consisting of career-high 10 points while sophomore TJ Holyfield added 12 points.
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Fine Arts

Latin Lumberjacks to perform outdoor holiday concert today

SFA’s Latin Lumberjacks ensemble will perform an outdoor holiday concert from noon to 1 p.m. today in the plaza outside the Baker Pattillo Student Center on campus.

The Latin Lumberjacks comprises members of the Sound Recording Technology program within SFA's School of Music. Directed by Luigi Lazareno, adjunct faculty member in SFA's School of Music, the group will perform a variety of popular, salsa-style holiday songs.

The concert is free. For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or click here.
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SFA’s Rockin’ Axes to perform ‘Sounds of the ’80s’ tonight

SFA’s Rockin’ Axes will present the "Sounds of the ’80s” when the two student ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Andrew Sperandeo, director of the Rockin’ Axes groups, chose a theme that chronologically followed popular music through the decades because he wanted his students to experience “great music and great artists.”

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 (888) 240-ARTS or click here.
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School of Music to present Williams’ ‘This Day’ in annual holiday concert tomorrow

The combined choirs at SFA, along with the Orchestra of the Pines, will present SFA’s traditional holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Turner Auditorium on campus.

The highly anticipated annual celebration will feature “Hodie,” or “This Day,” a Christmas cantata by the great English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, according to Dr. Tim King, director of choral activities for SFA's School of Music.

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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"Love locks," a popular collection of padlocks affixed to a Paris bridge by couples and individuals from all over the world, has been in the news throughout the past year. The city announced it would begin dismantling the collection because of the dangerous weight it added to the bridge.

However, a new initiative will turn the urban problem into a public service by selling the love locks and donating the proceeds to refugee groups in need. Click here to read more about how love locks will continue to represent love for others even after their removal from the bridge.

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