This Week's Calendar
Wednesday, Feb. 1
Faculty and staff member breakfast
7 to 9 a.m.
East College Dining Hall
Video conference with Brandon Busteed
McGee Business Building
Thursday, Feb. 2
Men's basketball at Sam Houston State University
Women's basketball at Sam Houston State University
Friday, Feb. 3
Tennis vs. University of Louisiana at Monroe
Saturday, Feb. 4
Men's basketball at Northwestern State University
Tennis vs. Northeastern State University
Tennis vs. Prairie View A&M University
Women's basketball at Northwestern State University
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News & Announcements
Faculty and staff members invited to breakfast Wednesday
Faculty and staff members are invited to attend a come-and-go breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the East College Dining Hall.
For $3, SFA faculty and staff members are invited to enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast while catching up with colleagues and making new campus contacts. Door prizes will be awarded.
The event will be hosted by the newly-formed SFA Social Events Team in the spirit of the “SFA Envisioned” strategic plan, which includes fostering a culture of engagement within the campus community.
To stay informed about future SFA social networking events, “like” the SFA Faculty/Staff Lounge Facebook page.
Public invited to reception opening The Rusk Family Letters collection today
A reception announcing the public opening of The Rusk Family Letters — a new collection of documents from Texas historical figures Thomas J. Rusk and his brother, David Rusk — will be held at 1 p.m. today 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.
Copies of “Your Most Important Project in College is YOU” posters available again
“Your Most Important Project in College Is YOU” posters are still available for faculty and staff members. This poster is the result of work from the Career Development Integration Committee, which was charged with finding ways to integrate career development components into all four years of a student’s time at SFA.
The posters help spread the message that students need to focus on finding ways to develop skills such as problem solving, verbal communication, finding and evaluating information, and quantitative reasoning. Employers demand these types of skills and they can be gained through curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities at SFA. The poster is ideal for display in academic departments and faculty offices.
Posters can be picked up at the Center for Career and Professional Development on the third floor of the Rusk Building during business hours. To have posters delivered to you, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, department, building and room number, and the number of posters requested. Deliveries will be made on campus once per week. For more information, call (936)-468-3305.
Cameron collects 100th win, helps Lumberjacks stifle conference-leading University of New Orleans
Prior to Saturday night, the list of individuals who racked up 100 or more wins as an SFA men’s basketball player was limited to three names: Jacob Parker, Trey Pinkney and Thomas Walkup.
Once the final horn sounded Saturday in Johnson Coliseum, however, that trio became a quartet.
Aided by a fantastic defensive effort, SFA senior Dallas Cameron became the fourth men’s basketball player in SFA’s storied history to reach 100 career wins when the Lumberjacks snuffed out Southland Conference front-runner University of New Orleans, 71-61.
Bowling places eighth in Arlington, Kraushaar earns all-tournament honors
SFA’s bowling team closed out its weekend with a rough showing Sunday, going 0-3 in the final day of the Prairie View A&M University Invitational. The Ladyjacks registered a 6-7 overall record for the weekend, finishing eighth among a challenging field.
SFA Senior Paige Kraushaar finished fourth in individual standings, earning her second all-tournament honor of the season. Entering the day in fifth, Kraushaar bowled a 212 in SFA’s lone team game, upping her scoring average to 209.83 and moving up one spot in individual standings.
Ladyjacks defeat University of New Orleans, 88-61
SFA’s women’s basketball team was the first to take the court in Saturday’s double-header against the University of New Orleans at Johnson Coliseum.
The Ladyjacks scored their seventh 80-plus point game in conference play resulting in the 88-61 win over the Privateers.
Joe, Hawkins claim individual titles at Houston Invitational
SFA’s men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled to Houston Friday for the Houston Invitational and Multis competition, hosted by the University of Houston.
SFA juniors Jonathan Joe and Tedrick Hawkins won individual titles in their respective events, and several freshmen accomplished outstanding season starts.
Wind Ensemble presents Winter Tour concert tomorrow
SFA’s Wind Ensemble will present its annual Winter Tour concert of band music at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Turner Auditorium on campus.
“This concert is the final stop on our Winter Tour,” said Fred J. Allen, director of bands at SFA and of the Wind Ensemble. “We will perform at five East Texas schools before returning to SFA.”
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.
Ontario-based animal photographer Illona Haus recently captured a series of photographs highlighting the interesting and often hilarious things that happen when dogs interact with the wind generated by an antique fan.
Click here to see and enjoy how other dogs reacted during the hair-blowing event.