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Finalists for Center for Career and Professional Development director position to present

OIP to present Global Gateway to Nigeria

Something to Chew On series slated for Oct. 5

Athletics report

Jazz bands present ‘Swingin’ at the Brewery’ fundraiser

Laura Osborne, center for teaching and learning

Osborne recently presented at the Online Learning Consortium's 2021 Accelerate Conference. Her presentation, "Opening a Conversation, Not Shutting a Door: Tips, Techniques, and Tools for Providing Effective Online Feedback," discussed recommended practices for providing students with effective feedback in online courses.

Accelerate is an annual, international conference of online educators and educational developers.

Finalists for Center for Career and Professional Development director position to present

SFA faculty and staff are encouraged to attend presentations by the final three candidates for the position of director of the Center for Career and Professional Development. The presentations will take place daily from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room next to Starbucks.

The presentations also may be attended via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 971 9278 3287

Passcode: 485230

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end of each presentation and will be invited to submit feedback to the search committee.

​If you have questions, email Amy Roquemore, search committee chair, at aroquemore@sfasu.edu.

OIP to present Global Gateway to Nigeria

SFA's Office of International Programs will present "Global Gateway to Nigeria: Ekiti State" at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, in the Ferguson Building, Room 375.

An SFA international student will give an informative and entertaining presentation on his home country.

Attendees also may view the presentation via Zoom.

Meeting ID: 935 4349 2800

Passcode: 783087

Something to Chew On series slated for Oct. 5

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will discuss “Transitioning from the Unreal to Reality” during its fall installment of the Something to Chew On series, beginning at noon Oct. 5 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.101.

The open discussion will focus on current college students returning to campus in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, how the pandemic affects students’ mental state and how it alters the way they live their lives. Students also will discuss what they have learned throughout the pandemic and what they believe needs to be resolved in the world.

“The COVID-19 pandemic is changing us all,” said Veronica Beavers, OMA director. “By providing this space for discussion, we can learn from each other and how to move forward. Our goal is to educate participants while also encouraging them to gain new perspectives on various issues.”

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Athletics report


SFA - 2 vs. Sam Houston State University - 0


SFA - 61 vs. Lincoln University - 13


SFA - 3 vs. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - 1

Jazz bands present ‘Swingin’ at the Brewery’ fundraiser

The student jazz bands at SFA will present their fall fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Fredonia Brewery in downtown Nacogdoches.

“Swingin’ at the Brewery” will feature the Swingin’ Axes, directed by Dr. Deb Scott, and the Swingin’ Aces, directed by Dr. J.D. Salas. New this fall is a third student jazz ensemble, Swingin’ Jacks, directed by Dr. Jacob Walburn, which also will perform.

“This is the first time in the history of SFA that there have been three full jazz bands,” Scott said, “and this will be the Swingin’ Jacks’ premiere performance.”

“Swingin’ at the Brewery” will feature works by Gordon Goodwin, Chick Corea and other jazz greats.

Food options will be available from Casa Del Bayou food truck and the brewery’s Rebellion Pizza.

Donations for the School of Music’s jazz program will be accepted at the event.

Fredonia Brewery is located at 138 N. Mound St. For additional information, contact the School of Music at (936) 468-4602 or the brewery at (936) 305-5125.

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This and That

If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite animated character would look like in real life, look no further.

Iranian artist Hossein Diba has created highly detailed illustrations of 15 famous characters, from Toy Story's Mr. Potato Head to Super Mario's Luigi.

Check out the rest here.