This Week's Calendar
Thursday, Feb. 2
Men's basketball at Sam Houston State University
Women's basketball at Sam Houston State University
Friday, Feb. 3
SFA Planetarium "Light Years from Andromeda"
Math Planetarium Building
Tennis vs. University of Louisiana at Monroe
Track and field at Air Force Team Challenge
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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
Center for Career and Professional Development seeking students for interviews
SFA’s Center for Career and Professional Development is seeking students who have completed an internship during their time at SFA to participate in a video interview project.
To submit a recommendation, email the student’s name, contact information and specifics regarding where the student completed his or her internship, to Jamie Bouldin, CCPD director, at email@example.com.
Free faculty, staff member admission to Feb. 16 double-header basketball games
SFA faculty and staff members will be offered free admission to the basketball double-header beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Johnson Coliseum. The Ladyjacks will play first against Abilene Christian University, followed by an 8 p.m. Lumberjack showdown against Lamar University.
Employee IDs will be required. For more information, contact Garrett Altier, athletics marketing coordinator, at (936) 468-1261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladyjacks continue to make waves, on the road to Huntsville
SFA’s women’s basketball team continues to break thresholds this season, as CBS College Insider Mid-Major Top 25 announced this week’s list and ranked the Ladyjacks 22nd. The Ladyjacks received 103 votes this week to put them further up the charts.
As the Ladyjacks prepare to face the Sam Houston State University Bearkats at 5:15 p.m. tonight in Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum in Huntsville, SFA sits 17th in the nation for win-loss percentage (84.2). The team is ranked 19th and 16th on the NCAA lists for free-throw makes and attempts. The Ladyjacks still hold the seventh-place ranking for turnovers forced and are ranked 14th nationally for steals per game.
Soccer announces 2017 signing class
SFA’s head soccer coach Wally Crittenden announced the signing of seven student athletes to National Letters of Intent Wednesday. The group is expected to bring a lot of talent to the historic team that went 13-5 overall and 9-2 in conference last season.
The 2017 class comprises six Texans and one recruit from Shreveport.
Rivals to collide when Lumberjacks play league-leading Bearkats tonight
For the 198th time, age-old Piney Woods adversaries are set to battle when SFA’s men’s basketball team makes the journey south to face current Southland Conference co-leader Sam Houston State University at 8 p.m. today in Huntsville.
American Sports Network will televise the game with the duo of David Saltzman and Jim Haller handling play-by-play calling and analysis.
Football announces 29 additions on National Signing Day
SFA’s head football coach Clint Conque announced the addition of 29 players to the 2017 Lumberjack football roster Wednesday during National Signing Day.
“I really like our process regarding this class,” Conque said. “We didn’t deviate from the benchmarks we established. This was the first class that we could really address immediate needs across the board while also bringing in quality young men to add to the depth of the program. Character, athletic ability and academics were all major parts of the benchmarks that we were looking for. I really feel like we’ve addressed the areas we needed to address. This is a very talented group.”
Olga Vocal Ensemble to perform tonight
Tickets are still available for the much-anticipated performance of the Olga Vocal Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Turner Auditorium on campus. The concert is part of SFA’s College of Fine Arts’ University Series.
Hailing from the Netherlands with members also from Iceland and Russia, Olga is known for its unique programs, in which moving classical music comes together with popular songs, according to Scott Shattuck, associate dean of SFA's College of Fine Arts and director of the University Series.
Single event ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for non-SFA students and youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3.
For tickets or more information, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, visit the Box Office in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, Room 211, or click here.
Voice faculty recital features works by Verdi, Handel, DuParc tonight
Drs. Tod Fish and Richard G. Leonberger, voice faculty members in SFA’s School of Music, will perform in a joint recital at 6 p.m. tonight in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on campus.
Dr. Ron Petti, director of accompanying at SFA, will join Fish and Leonberger and other voice faculty members Charlotte Davis, Dr. Chris Turner and Dr. Scott LaGraff in a program that features the varied works of French, German, Czech, Italian and English composers.
The recital is part of SFA's School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series. 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.
SFA to screen ‘horse whisperer’ documentary ‘Buck’ tomorrow
SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “Buck” at 7 p.m. tomorrow in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House downtown.
“Buck” provides an overview of the life of acclaimed “horse whisperer” Buck Brannaman, who suffered from years of abuse as a child and became a noted expert in the interactions between horses and humans. Brannaman was the lead equine consultant for the Robert Redford film “The Horse Whisperer.” His training philosophy is to communicate with horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.
The film runs 88 minutes and is rated PG for thematic elements, mild language and an injury.
When it comes to capturing amazing photographs, adults aren’t the only ones who can see and preserve breathtaking images. As a recent National Geographic contest points out, children also are capable of taking award-winning photos.
Click here to view 10 additional winning photos from the magazine’s photography contest for kids.