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Monday, Feb. 1
SFA men's golf at the Sea Best Invitational
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Tuesday, Feb. 2
SFA men's golf at the Sea Best Invitational
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Thursday, Feb. 4
Women's basketball vs. Northwestern State University
7 p.m.
William R. Johnson Coliseum

Saturday, Feb. 6
Men's basketball vs. Houston Baptist University
7 p.m.
Houston

Women's basketball vs. Houston Baptist University
4 p.m.
Houston


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Alumni Association offering travel package

The SFA Alumni Association has begun an SFA Travel group for alumni, friends, faculty and staff members. The inaugural trip is to beautiful New England in October to enjoy the area's amazing fall colors and scenery.

Anyone interested in learning more about this and future trips is invited to attend a special presentation at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the SFA Alumni Association Office on the SFA campus.

RSVP for the travel presentation by contacting Wyndell Westmoreland with International Tours and Cruises at (800) 527-0056 or (936) 569-6666 or email wyndell@nactravel.com. For more information on the trip, visit SFATravel.com.

Share the page with others and get a group of your Lumberjack friends to join you for this exciting adventure!
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New open-access forestry journal now available in ScholarWorks

The Journal of Geospatial Applications in Natural Resources, an open-access, peer-reviewed journal from SFA's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, is now available on ScholarWorks.

Dr. Daniel Unger, associate professor of remote sensing and spacial science, is the journal's editor-in-chief. Co-managing editors are: Dr. I-Kuai Hung, associate professor; Dr. Yanli Zhang, assistant professor; and Dr. David Kulhavy, professor.

The new forestry journal is hosted in ScholarWorks, which is managed by the SFA's Center for Digital Scholarship.

If your department is interested in learning more about publishing in ScholarWorks, contact the CDS staff at CDS@sfasu.edu

Travel grant deadline extended for National Conference on Undergraduate Research attendees

Due to a delay in students receiving notification of acceptances to the National Conference for Undergraduate Research, the deadline to apply for travel funding has been extended to 5 p.m. today.

Faculty members are encouraged to share this information with undergraduate students whose work was accepted to the conference. Applications can be sent to Dr. Courtney Wooten at wootenc1@sfasu.edu with the student's name, college/department, faculty adviser name, email, phone number and the abstract submitted to NCUR for consideration.

Check out SFA’s ad in the 2016 Texas Monthly College Guide

Click here to view SFA's new ad and other information concerning the university's ongoing branding campaign.

SFA honors donors during ribbon-cutting ceremony

Three ribbon-cuttings held in SFA's Nelson Rusche College of Business made history Monday. According to President Baker Pattillo, it was the first time three ribbon-cuttings had been held in one day at the university.

The ceremony marked the official opening of three new features within the college - the Mattress Firm Commons, the Marleta Chadwick Student Financial Advisors suite and the Mark T. Layton Lobby.

Donors and representatives from each group were in attendance, and Pattillo credited each group with making the renovations possible.
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Orientation Programs searching for 2016 Orientation Leaders

Do you know a great student looking for a summer job? Orientation Programs is currently accepting applications for 2016 Orientation Leaders.

SFA faculty and staff members are asked to encourage spirited, reliable, motivated and successful students to apply. These students are a great resource to incoming students and their family members, and represent their academic areas and organizations throughout the summer.

Students can find more information on the Orientation Programs' website, and applications should be submitted through the Human Resources website. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3.

Athletics


Ladyjacks' three-pointers best Islanders, 71-66

The SFA women's basketball team seemingly couldn't miss Saturday afternoon, shooting 76.5 percent from beyond the arc to defeat Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi 71-66 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi. The win marks the first true road victory of the season for the Ladyjacks and extends their winning streak against the Islanders to 17 dating back to the 2004-05 season.

SFA's three-point clinic proved to be the best single-game performance in the NCAA this season. The squad's 76.5-percent shooting mark from distance surpassed Cal State-Northridge's 75.0-percent effort to top the list.
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'Jacks best Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, 66-61

Thanks to a late run by senior Thomas Walkup, the SFA men's basketball team snapped Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi's undefeated record this weekend, toppling the Islanders 66-61. 

Following a first half in which they shot just 35.7 percent and 1-of-11 from three-point territory, SFA made all the right moves in the last 20 minutes of action. The 'Jacks drilled 55.6 percent of their second-half field goal tries and got the upper hand on an Islanders’ squad that led by as many as eight points in the first half. The 'Jacks move to 15-5 and 8-0 in SLC play while the Islanders drop to 16-4 and 7-1 in SLC tilts.
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Track and field athletes look sharp at Houston Invitational

The SFA track and field teams are looking to reach peak performance before the Southland Conference Indoor Championships later this month, and the level of competition both teams displayed at the Houston Invitational this weekend is an indication the athletes are on the right path.

The 200-meter dash was a strong topic for both men and women on Saturday. Freshman D’Lance Sharp grabbed second out of 51 men with a time of 22.34 seconds – just 0.07 seconds off the first place pace. Fellow freshman Devin Wallace got seventh with a time of  22.48 seconds, and sophomore Tedrick Hawkins rounded out the top 10 at 22.58 seconds.
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Ladyjacks tennis tops Midwestern State University, Tyler Junior College Saturday

In a rare two-match day, the SFA women’s tennis team extended its winning streak to five matches with a 4-0 victory over No. 23-ranked NCAA Division II squad Midwestern State University and a 4-2 triumph against No. 2-ranked NJCAA Division I Tyler Junior College.

"It was important for us to keep our momentum going, and we were able to do that today," said head coach Jon McLaughlin. "We have to clean up our game in some areas and cut down on our unforced errors, but overall I was pleased with the way we competed this weekend."
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Bowling team finishes Prairie View A&M Invitational in fourth

The SFA bowling team finished the 2016 Prairie View A&M Invitational in fourth place, closing out the three-day event with an 8-4 overall mark on Sunday. It marks the fourth top-five finish of the season for eighth-ranked SFA, extending its streak of top-10 team showings to 27-straight tournaments.

Entering Sunday's competition in first place overall with an 8-1 record, SFA stumbled in the final traditional team game of the event, falling to Arkansas State University 981-922. Senior Danielle Lynn bowled a team-best 233 to pace the Ladyjacks, which was good enough to finish sixth in the individual standings with a 216.18 average. She was joined in the top-10 by sophomore teammate Morgan Reising, who finished eighth overall with a 209.83 average.
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Fine Arts


Tickets still available for 'Dracula'

Tickets are still available for the radio theatre presentation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Part of the SFA College of Fine Arts' 2015-2016 University Series, this performance is presented by L.A. Theatre Works, the foremost radio theater company in the United States. For more than two decades, LATW, under the leadership of Producing Director Susan Albert Loewenberg, has delighted audiences with its unique live radio theater-style performances in more than 300 small towns and major cities across the nation.
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Wind Ensemble to present 'Welcome Home' program

The SFA Wind Ensemble will present the program "Welcome Home" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

A concert presented at the conclusion of the Wind Ensemble's annual winter tour, "Welcome Home" contains "something for everyone" and features music from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, according to Dr. David Campo, director of the ensemble this spring in the absence of Fred J. Allen, who is on sabbatical. Associate conductor is Dr. Tamey Anglley, and guest conductor is Dr. James Dreiling.

Opening the concert is the Joseph Kreines transcription of Leo Delibes' "March and Cortege of Bacchus" from the ballet "Sylvia." Written in 1876, "Sylvia" is based on the Arcadian play "Aminta" by the Italian playwright Torquato Tasso.
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Coleidoscope to feature music of Busch, Higdon, Williams

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Coleidoscope at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The faculty recital is part of the Cole Performing Arts Series and features chamber music for saxophone, strings and piano. The program explores a number of interesting chamber music combinations, according to Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, associate professor of violin and viola in the School of Music.

Among the selections to be performed is the Quintet for Saxophone and String Quartet by Adolf Busch.
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Trio Mélange to perform at SFA

Trio Mélange, composed of music faculty members of the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will perform new music for soprano, horn and piano in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in the Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The concert is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music. The guest artist recital features Claire Vangelisti, soprano, Richard Seiler, piano, and James Boldin, horn, performing works of Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, Auguste Panseron, Eurico Carrapatoso and Gina Gillie.

Vangelisti's voice has graced both national and international concert and operatic stages, performing repertoire from Bach to Berg. She has performed as concert soloist with organizations such as The San Antonio Symphony, The Temple Philharmonic Orchestra, The Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Texas Chamber Consort and the Monroe Symphony Orchestra. Her stage career includes appearances with Austin Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera of San Antonio, Southwest Opera and The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin.
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Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to perform

SFA's Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

A presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music, the concert will both celebrate the great tradition of American music and feature European folk tunes.

The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. James Dreiling, will begin the performance with a four-movement suite by famed band composer Frank Ticheli entitled "Simple Gifts: Four Shaker Songs."
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