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SFA departments to host ninja expert on campus

Jeff Miller, internationally-ranked martial artist and consultant on workplace violence
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Jeff Miller, an internationally-ranked martial artist and consultant on workplace violence, will present a lecture regarding martial arts and life purpose titled "Live Like a Ninja," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Ferguson Building, Room 371, on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Miller will sign copies of his latest book, "Advanced Self-Defense Combat Tactics," from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Runaway Mule, 106-1 N. Church St.

Miller's visit is sponsored by SFA's School of Nursing, the Department of Psychology, the College of Liberal and Applied Arts, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and the Division of Multidisciplinary Programs.

Miller will give a guest lecture to students in Dr. Anne Collins Smith's Eastern Philosophy in Martial Arts course, discussing the historical development and philosophy of the Japanese martial art of ninjutsu. Smith, who earned her black belt from Miller's martial arts school, Warrior Concepts International, is coordinating Miller's visit.

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, Miller will discuss Buddhism as part of the "In the Mix" series of brown-bag lunch discussions sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. He will discuss workplace violence against nurses with members of the Student Nurses Association on Thursday, Oct. 11.

"We're very enthusiastic about this cross-discipline collaboration," said Dr. Glenda Walker, director of the Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing.

For more information, call (936) 468-2605.