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This Week's Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 19
Men's basketball at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
7 p.m.
Corpus Christi

Friday, Jan. 20
SFA Planetarium "Light Years from Andromeda"
7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

Saturday, Jan. 21
Men's basketball at University of the Incarnate Word
7:30 p.m.
San Antonio

Tennis at Texas A&M University
College Station

Women's basketball at University of the Incarnate Word
5 p.m.
San Antonio




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News & Announcements

New faculty videos added to marketing campaign

Six videos featuring SFA faculty members are being utilized in the spring marketing campaign and are featured on the academics page on the SFA website. Shorter versions of the videos will be utilized in video ads and will direct viewers to the full-length versions. Click here to view the videos.

Alumni Association names Mr. and Miss SFA

SFA’s Alumni Association announced that Zachary McSwain of Spring and Morgan Pulliam of Dallas have been selected as recipients of the 2017 Mr. and Miss SFA Award.

The Mr. SFA Award was established in honor of the late Stan McKewen, a 1934 SFA graduate. The Arnodean Covin Miss SFA Award honors the late alumna who was named Miss SFA in 1940, 1941 and 1942.
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Faculty members invited to register for writing teaching circle

This semester, Perry Moon, instructor of modern languages, and Dr. Courtney Wooten, assistant professor of English, are leading a teaching circle developed primarily for instructors outside SFA’s Department of English and Creative Writing.

The purpose of the circle is to support the development of student writing. Goals for the circle include helping participants think about their expectations for student writing, develop assignments and students’ writing skills, respond to students’ writing and develop essay exams. Participating faculty members will enhance their abilities to help students obtain written communication skills in any class they are teaching, regardless of subject matter.

The circle will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 14, Feb. 28, March 28 and April 11 in the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Seminar Room, located in Steen Library, Room 219.

Participants will receive a copy of the book that will be used for circle instruction, “The Elements of Teaching Writing,” by Katherine Gottschalk and Keith Hjortshoj.

To register for the circle, log in to mySFA and choose the employee tab, select myTraining and browse for "Teaching Circle."

Office of Multicultural Affairs seeking volunteers for upcoming production

SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs is seeking enthusiastic and confident women to perform in this year’s production of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues. The monologues bring awareness to abuse against women and celebrate women and their triumphs.

Interest meetings will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, and Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.100.

For more information, contact the OMA at (936) 468-1073.

Public invited to reception opening The Rusk Family Letters collection

A reception announcing the public opening of The Rusk Family Letters — a new collection representing Texas historical figures Thomas J. Rusk and his brother, David Rusk — will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, in the East Texas Research Center, located on the second floor of the Steen Library on campus.

SFA’s Board of Regents approved the purchase of the collection, which contains about 1,000 items, from members of the Rusk family. The family generously donated approximately 600 additional items, and ETRC staff members have been diligently working since then to prepare the materials for public presentation.
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Diversity Conference display submissions due tomorrow

Proposal forms for artwork submissions to be displayed at SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs' Facing Diversity Conference Museum are due by 3 p.m. tomorrow. Works may include posters, paintings, drawings, photography, writing, music or video. This year’s conference theme is “What does diversity feel like to the artist – the positives, the negatives, the losses and gains, the lack of and the fight for.” The conference will take place Saturday, Jan. 28.

First, second and third place prizes will be awarded during closing ceremonies. A maximum of three proposals is allowed per artist or team. One submission form is required for each submission.

For more information including restrictions and proposal forms, click here. For questions, contact the OMA at (936) 468-1073 or oma@sfasu.edu.


Lumberjacks travel to Corpus Christi for showdown with Islanders tonight

Fresh off back-to-back Southland Conference wins at home, SFA’s men’s basketball team will embark on a southbound journey to Corpus Christi to try and obtain its first road win of the 2016-17 campaign when it faces Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi at 7 p.m. tonight at the American Bank Center.

ROOT Sports Southwest will televise the tilt nationally, and the game also will be streamed on the Southland Conference YouTube channel. Tom Franklin and Jeff Power are set to provide play-by-play and analysis on the ROOT Sports Southwest Broadcast.
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Ladyjacks break into Mid-Major Top 25 list this week

SFA’s women’s basketball team’s 14-2 season is starting to garner national attention as it received 76 points this week putting the Ladyjacks on the Top 25 chart.

Since the creation of the Women’s Mid-Major Top 25 list in 2010, SFA has not been honored a place within the Top 25. This season, the Ladyjacks started with one point on the Mid-Major list after the buzzer-beater win over Louisiana Tech University. The team increased momentum receiving seven points the following week, then 18, 56 and now 76 points.
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Fine Arts

Music faculty member Hughes to perform oboe recital tonight

Kerry Hughes, assistant professor of oboe at SFA, will perform a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The recital is part of SFA's School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series. Joining Hughes will be his wife, pianist Amanda Hughes, who is an active performer, accompanist and piano teacher in Tyler.

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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Theatre students, faculty members to participate in national Ghostlight Project today

SFA’s School of Theatre will join hundreds of other theater communities across the nation – from Broadway to regional theaters to high schools and colleges and community theaters – today by participating in The Ghostlight Project.

Inspired by the tradition of leaving a "ghost light" on in a darkened theater, artists and communities will make or renew a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation and compassion for everyone – regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity or sexual orientation, according to information at theghostlightproject.com.
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Guest flute recital to feature works of Telemann, Bozza tomorrow

Dr. Shauna Thompson, assistant professor of flute at Texas Christian University, will perform in a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Performing with Dr. Ron Petti, director of accompanying for SFA's School of Music, Thompson’s program will feature works of G.P. Telemann, Eugene Bozza, Martin Blessinger, David Loeb and Jules Mouquet.
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Because it’s January, and also because this week has been dominated by cold, rainy weather, we thought we’d provide you with a little beach scenery for a quick mental vacation.

National Geographic recently compiled a list of the “21 Best Beaches in the World.” Click here for a quick sunny getaway.

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