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Monday, Feb. 13
Women's golf at Texas State University Invitational
All Day
New Braunfels

Tuesday, Feb. 14
Women's golf at Texas State University Invitational
All Day
New Braunfels

Thursday, Feb. 16
Men's basketball vs. Lamar University
8 p.m.

Women's basketball vs. Abilene Christian University
5:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 17
Baseball vs. Southeast Missouri State University
6:30 p.m.

Men's golf at Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
All Day
Palm Desert, California

Softball at Texas A&M University
3 p.m.
College Station

Softball vs. University of New Mexico
12:15 p.m.
College Station

Tennis at Texas State University
San Marcos




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News & Announcements

Office of Student Financial Assistance providing information next week

While the month of February is host to many holidays and important events, it’s also Financial Aid Awareness Month. To honor the month, SFA’s Office of Student Financial Assistance will have a table set up from 10 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Staff members will be present to answer students' general financial aid questions, offer information about financial literacy and hand out goodies.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about this opportunity to learn more about financial aid. Students also will be able to enter a drawing for two $500 scholarships.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance, at (936) 468-2403.

Soil testing analysis discount available to faculty and staff members

SFA’s Soil, Plant and Water Analysis Laboratory is offering a 10 percent discount to faculty and staff members for soil testing analysis through April. Analysis results provide information about nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and lime requirements that any landowner could use to grow a healthy yard, bumper crop garden or high-yield hay meadow.

Soil samples may be dropped off at the soils lab in the Agriculture Building, Room 122, or in the drop-off box outside the front of the building on Wilson Drive. Faculty and staff members are asked to write “Axe ’em Jacks” on the included sample sheet.

Cost is $9 per sample. Information forms are available here.

Discussion Friday by University of Texas administrator to focus on student success

Faculty and staff members are invited to hear a presentation by the senior vice provost for strategic initiatives at the University of Texas at Austin regarding a program instituted that helped UT students achieve the same grades as peers whose SAT scores were as much as 200 points higher.

Dr. David Laude, senior vice president for strategic initiatives at UT, oversees efforts to streamline the university’s undergraduate experience. His focus stems from his own experience as an undergraduate at  the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and a program he designed – the Texas Interdisciplinary Plan – ensures students have the tools and resources needed to result in behavior consistent with four-year graduation.

According to an article written by Paul Tough for The New York Times, the TIP program includes extra instruction, advising and peer mentoring conveyed in a manner that helps students develop a sense of identity as a “community of high-achieving scholars.” Laude’s talk at a TEDx event is available here.

The session is at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in the McGee Business Building, Room 133. For more information, contact Dr. Dana Cooper, executive director of SFA's student success center, at cooperdc@sfasu.edu.


Ladyjacks suppress Lamar University with rebounds, win 74-66

SFA’s women’s basketball team competed against Lamar University Saturday during the annual Play4Kay Pink Out game. The Ladyjacks dominated the game for 33:58 minutes and only allowed three lead changes. Junior Stevi Parker had her sixth season and ninth career double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds, 10 of those defensive. Senior Adrienne Lewis scored her season second double-double and fifth of her career, posting 10 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Taylor Ross, now with 11 straight 20-plus point games, completed the night with 21 points going 6-10 from the field and 7-11 at the line.

Senior Brentney Branch rounded out the Ladyjacks in double figures with 10 points and three assists. SFA out-rebounded the Cardinals 52-38, a season-high for the Ladyjacks. SFA shot 26-61 (42.6 percent) from the field and 16-29 (55.2 percent) at the free throw line. The Ladyjacks defense held Lamar to a 37.7 field goal percentage and 47.4 percent at the charity stripe.
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Bowling places fourth at host Stormin' Ladyjack Classic in Houston

The seventh-ranked SFA bowling team won its opening match during Sunday’s bracket tournament but dropped narrow decisions in the final two to place fourth at the 2017 Stormin’ Ladyjack Classic at Copperfield Bowl in Houston. The Ladyjacks finished the weekend with an 8-4 overall record, upping its season mark to 66-38.

Earning the No. 4 seed, the Ladyjacks needed three wins to capture their host tournament. The Ladyjacks had little trouble with the Warhawks, dismissing the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in four-straight games, capping the win with a 195-179 victory in the fourth.
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Golf resumes season at Texas State University Invitational in New Braunfels

SFA's women's golf team will resume its season by competing in the first event of the spring at the 2017 Texas State University Invitational at the Bandit Golf Club in New Braunfels.

The invitational will be a 54-hole event. The course will be a par-71, measuring 6,032 yards and comprising three rounds of shotgun starts.
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Ladyjacks emptyhanded at Bulldog Kickoff Classic

SFA’s softball team began Saturday's competition at the Bulldog Kickoff Classic in Starkville, Mississippi, competing against Georgia State University. The Panthers struck first in the first inning after the Ladyjacks made a tremendous double play from freshman Madison Selman to sophomore Lauren Becker then to senior Britany Lewis at first. The Ladyjacks had the potential to cut the Panthers lead to only one run in the fourth inning, but GSU answered back in the bottom of the fourth claiming their third run of the game.

The Ladyjacks got another chance for a comeback in the seventh inning after Becker got a free pass to first and junior Taylor Fraccastoro followed up with a single to third. Sophomore Emily Wolfe then singled to bring Becker home. Despite the efforts, the Ladyjacks could not overcome GSU’s three runs.
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If you’ve ever used an old-fashioned typewriter, you probably remember the unmistakable sound and the unique feeling of the individual springy keys beneath your fingertips.

Even though much of today's technology no longer includes mechanical keys, you can still get that “typewriter" feel.” The Qwerkywriter is a bluetooth keyboard that looks – and feels – like an old typewriter. Click here to read more.

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