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Ladyjack Softball vs.
Angelina College
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches, Texas

National Depression
Screening Day

2 to 6 p.m.
Human Services Telecommunications
Building Lobby

SFA Men's Faculty and
Staff Club fall picnic

3 to 8 p.m. at Liberty Hall
RSVP mludorf@sfasu.edu

Tonight on SFA-TV 2 (Channel 2 for Suddenlink customers)

7 & 10:30 p.m.

Texas County Line w/Brad Maule
7:30 & 10 p.m.
Purple Pride --KSAU 

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "The Last Airbender"
9:15 p.m. - "Twilight: Eclipse"

Cross Country
Florida State Invitational
Tallahassee, Florida

Grant Writing Seminar

2 to 3:30 p.m.
Steen Library, Wyatt Room

Ladyjack Soccer vs. Lamar
7 p.m.
SFA Soccer Complex

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "The Last Airbender"
9:15 p.m. - "Twilight: Eclipse"

SFA University Women’s Club presents
Southern Impressions

9:30 a.m.
Shelly’s Bakery
112 N. Church Street

Ladyjack Softball

1 p.m.
Nacogdoches, Texas

Ladyjack Volleyball vs Southeastern Louisiana
2 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum

Lumberjack Football at
McNeese State

7 p.m.
Lake Charles, La.

Ladyjack Soccer vs.
McNeese State
1 p.m.
SFA Soccer Complex

Ladyjack Softball
Paris JC DH

1 p.m.
Nacogdoches, Texas

SAA Movie Series Presents

7 p.m. - "The Last Airbender"
9:15 p.m. - "Twilight: Eclipse"

Lumberjack Battalion Reunion
Saturday, Oct. 16
All Day

SFA vs. Sam Houston State
Saturday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m.
Reliant Stadium in Houston

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Headlines for Thursday, Oct. 7




Second stabbing suspect seen on SFA campus arrested
Author to speak about travels to Mexico, discoveries about herself
SFA Early Childhood Lab selling cookbooks for $12
2010 SFA Homecoming T-Shirts department order form
Katharine Brooks' Thursday lecture canceled
Grant writing seminars offered during October
SFA University Women’s Club presents Southern Impressions
"France: Inside Out:" includes viewing of five French films
'Battle of the Piney Woods' game information - Buy tickets online!
College of Fine Arts events and exhibits
Download the October Fine Arts calendar

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Second stabbing suspect allegedly seen on SFA campus arrested

Read more about this story on "The Daily Sentinel" website.


Author to speak about travels to Mexico,
discoveries about herself

Join book author Stephanie Griest while she speaks about the content of her book titled, "Mexican Enough: My Life Between the Borderlines," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in the BPSC, Regents Suite A, B. The event is free. Book copies will be available for purchase and Griest will be signing her book afterward.

Growing up in a half-white, half-brown town and family in South Texas, Stephanie Elizondo Griest struggled with her cultural identity. Upon turning 30, she ventured to her mother’s native Mexico to do a little root-searching and improve her “Tarzan Lite” Spanish.

She stumbled upon a burgeoning social movement that shook the nation to its core. "MEXICAN ENOUGH" chronicles her journey, from the narco-infested border town of Nuevo Laredo to the highlands of Chiapas. She investigates the murder of a prominent gay activist, sneaks into prison to meet with resistance fighters, rallies with rebels in Oaxaca and interviews scores of migrant workers and the families they were forced to leave behind.

Travel companions include a Polish thief, a border patrol agent and a dominatrix. Part memoir, part journalistic reportage, "MEXICAN ENOUGH" illuminates how we cast off our identity in our youth, only to strive to find it again as adults—and the lessons to be learned along the way.

This event is hosted by Organization of Latin Americans (OLA), The SFA English Department & The Office of Multicultural Affairs. For more information contact the OMA at (936) 468-1073.

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News & Announcements


The SFA Early Childhood Lab is selling cookbooks for $12. All recipes were provided by teachers and students of the Early Childhood Lab. If you are interested, you can pick one up at the main office at the Early Childhood Research Center or contact Kim Carmona at kdcarmona@sfasu.edu.


The 2010 SFA Homecoming T-Shirts will be sold for $10 each. Departments have the opportunity to purchase Homecoming T-shirts before they go on sale. To do so, download the order form from the SFA Homecoming website. Fax your form to (936) 468-7278. The deadline to order shirts is by 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. Orders will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. T-shirts will be delivered Friday, Oct. 15. For questions about the 2010 SFA Homecoming T-Shirts, please contact Amanda Horne at (936) 468-3723.

  To be rescheduled. Katharine Brooks' Thursday lecture "Making the Transition from College to Career for Liberal Arts Majors" and Friday adviser workshop have been postponed. Personal matters prevent Brooks from coming to SFA at this time. Both events will be rescheduled for the spring semester.

Grant Writing Seminars
2 to 3:30 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 8, and Friday, Oct. 15
Steen Library, Wyatt Room

The Office of Resea rch and Sponsored Programs will be offering Grant Writing Seminars. Oct. 8 Seminar: Overview - SFA proposal submission procedures and searching for funding, proposal components and tips. Oct. 15 Seminar: Budgets - Overview of the elements of a proposal budget. Please RSVP to x6606 or smcdaniel@sfasu.edu.


SFA University Women’s Club presents Southern Impressions
9:30 a.m | Saturday, Oct. 9
Shelly’s Bakery, 112 N. Church Street

Join us for fun and friendship at our fundraising kick-off while you enjoy a delicious brunch. Preview fall fashions
featuring table modeling by the Town House. Tickets are $25 and proceeds support the UWC scholarship fund.
Bring a friend! For more information call Erica at (936) 468-2368.


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SFA and The French American Cultural Exchange Tournées Festival Present "France: Inside Out," which includes the viewing of five films showcasing the icons and marginalized of France. Admission is free! All films are spoken in French with English subtitles will be shown at 7 p.m. in the BPSC Movie Theater in the BPSC.

Schedule of Films

Tuesday, Oct. 12
Coco avant Chanel/Coco before Chanel
Tuesday, Oct. 19

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Wednesday, Oct. 27
Tuesday, Nov. 2
Barbe bleue/ Bluebeard
Stephen F. Austin State University
vs. Sam Houston State
j2 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 23
Reliant Stadium in Houston
Purchase tickets online!

Tickets for the game remain on sale through the SFA Ticket Office. Ticket prices range from $15 to $35 and can be purchased by calling (936) 468-JACK or toll free (800) 775-3358. Read more about this event!
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College of Fine Arts Events and Exhibits

SFA School of Theatre to present
John Cariani’s Almost, Maine

7:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Oct. 5 – Saturday, Oct.9
W. M. Turner Auditorium

Set in the mythical town of Almost, Maine, this 2004 comedy has broken box office records and made “Ten Best” lists all across the country. It explores the mysteries of the human heart through a series of vignettes in which the town’s residents fall in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways, explained SFA professor Allen Oster, the play’s director. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for seniors, students and SFA faculty/staff.


SFA School of Music to present cellist Evgeni Raychev and
pianist Ron Petti in “Celliloquy” in a faculty recital

7:30 p.m. | Thursday, Oct. 7
Cole Concert Hall

The recital will feature works by Robert Schumann, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth, as well as pieces from the standard cello repertoire. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for SFA faculty/staff and $2 for students.


SFA School of Art to open
Message From Siberia with Reception

6 p.m. | Friday, Oct. 8
The Cole Art Center, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches

The exhibition includes 25 works on paper by four nationally and internationally known Siberian artists. The show, which is one half of an art exchange between the SFA School of Art and the current director of the Moscow Bienale, will run through Tuesday, Nov. 23. Admission to the opening and gallery is free. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please call (936) 468 1131.


“A Piney Woods Home Companion: The Sequel”
6 p.m. | Saturday, Oct. 9
Grand Ballroom, BPSC

Celebrities, barbecue, a variety show and silent auction are all part of the scholarship fund-raiser, “A Piney Woods Home Companion: The Sequel,” presented by the SFA Music Preparatory Division at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, in the SFA Grand Ballroom. Patterned after Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” the event will be emceed by former daytime television star Brad Maule, and the hilarious script that spoofs East Texas will feature music by Hollywood composer and lyricist John Dickson. Cost is $50. For tickets or more information, please call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 6.


Ongoing Exhibition

Recent works of art in a variety of media are on display in the SFA Faculty Exhibition in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. The always-popular annual exhibition, which includes works by the SFA studio art faculty, enables East Texans to see the vast pool of talent within the school. The show runs through Saturday, Oct. 30.  Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.  For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.

Ongoing Exhibition

Fired Up: Three Regional Artists Take a Contemporary Look at Clay
is being exhibited in Griffith Gallery, Room 208 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building on campus through Friday, Nov. 12. The exhibition brings together new works by some of the best clay sculptors in Texas and Louisiana: Ken Baskin of McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La., Barbara Frey of Texas A&M Commerce, and Janet Kastner of the University of Texas at Austin. Gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.
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online ticket box office
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The underground interterminal train that has been operating at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston since 1981 replicates the exact mechanical design of Disneyworld's Tomorrowland PeopleMover. It is the only transportation system outside of a Disney theme park that was built by the Walt Disney Company.

Excerpt from "I Never Knew That!"