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This Week's Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 8
Women's basketball at Nicholls State University
6 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana

Thursday, Feb. 9
Men's basketball vs. University of the Incarnate Word
8 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 10
Bowling at SFA Stormin' Ladyjack Invitational
All Day

Softball at Mississippi State University
5:30 p.m.
Starkville, Mississippi

Softball vs. Western Kentucky University
10 a.m.
Starkville, Mississippi

Track and field at Dunamis Sports Group College Classic II
All Day

Track and field at Howie Ryan Invitational
All Day

Saturday, Feb. 11
Bowling at SFA Stormin' Ladyjack Invitational
All Day

Softball vs. Georgia State University
10 a.m.
Starkville, Mississippi

Women's basketball vs. Lamar University
3:30 p.m.




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News & Announcements

SFA partners with Panola College to offer bachelor’s degree

Administrators from SFA and Panola College signed an articulation agreement Jan. 12 that will help create a seamless transition for Panola College technical and vocational graduates and students enrolled in these programs to transfer up to 66 hours of coursework to SFA and apply it toward a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences.

The agreement includes a dual admissions process with applications and transcripts being forwarded to both SFA and Panola College at the time the student registers and declares an intention to work toward the bachelor’s degree.
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The Rusk Family Letters collection at SFA opens to public

Dignitaries and special guests, including former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, members of SFA’s Board of Regents and members of the Rusk family, attended a reception last week on campus announcing the public opening of The Rusk Family Letters — a new collection of documents from historical figures Thomas J. Rusk and his brother, David Rusk.

Last fall, SFA’s Board of Regents approved the purchase of the collection, which contains about 1,000 items. The Rusk family donated approximately 600 additional items.
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Center for Teaching and Learning to host workshops this week

SFA’s Center for Teaching and Learning is offering informative sessions for faculty members this week.

“Mentoring Conversation Circle #1” will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in the Steen Library, Wyatt Room. The circle is designed for faculty members who have been at SFA four years or less, and will be facilitated by Carolyn Conn, associate professor of theatre. The circle will include information about setting goals, managing time and establishing boundaries to help improve effectiveness.

“Getting Started with Office 365 and OneDrive” will follow the mentoring circle from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Seminar Room in Steen Library, Room 220A. Facilitated by Joe Strahl, manager of data and technology, the session will introduce participants to Microsoft Office 365, which is available to all faculty and staff members through mySFA.

Click here for full training descriptions. To register for either workshop, log in to mySFA, choose the employee tab, select myTraining and browse for the training’s title.

For more information, contact Megan Weatherly, instructional designer, at msweatherly@sfasu.edu.

Travel to Italy with the Alumni Association

Students and faculty and staff members are invited to travel to Italy’s greatest cities May 14 through 21 with SFA's Alumni Association. Italian cities include but are not limited to Rome, Florence and Venice Island.

For more information, contact Heather Hawkins, assistant director of the Alumni Association, at (936) 468-3407 or hawkinshd@sfasu.edu.


Ross hits milestone, upset in overtime by Northwestern State University

SFA senior Taylor Ross, a Pflugerville native, hit a career milestone when she collected her 1,500th career point during the Ladyjacks’ game against Northwestern State University Saturday in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The 2016 First Team All-Conference selection joined the 1,000 points club last year during a 72-59 win over Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

Ross is currently third in conference for scoring this season. She is averaging 18.1 points per game and has totaled over 20 points in nine games. After Saturday’s game, Ross has totaled 1,510 points and becomes the 11th top scorer in Ladyjack program history. Though Ross totaled her ninth 20 point game of the season, posting 24 points, five rebounds and six assists, the Ladyjacks lost to the Lady Demons Saturday, 76-72.
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Ladyjacks win two, earn first 2017 triumphs

By receiving a total of nine singles wins on the day, SFA’s tennis team was able to secure its first two triumphs of 2017 with identical 5-2 scores over Northeastern State University and Prairie View A&M University Saturday at its home facility, the Schlief Tennis complex in Nacogdoches.

The Ladyjacks began their day by facing off against the ninth-ranked team in all of NCAA Division II women’s tennis, Northeastern State University. SFA freshman Siân Payne and sophomore Kaja Ljubic took five of nine games in the third doubles flight before they were denied their first tandem win of the season.
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Charles' late overtime layup propels SFA past Northwestern State University

SFA basketball senior guard Dallas Cameron was a freshman, and junior guard Ty Charles was still in high school the last time SFA’s men’s basketball team and Northwestern State University were involved in a one-possession game. Saturday in Natchitoches, Louisiana, the pair found themselves in such an affair with their longtime rivals.

Forced into a dramatic overtime session in enemy territory, Cameron and Charles rallied their squad against the Demons and, by the time the final horn sounded, had helped the Lumberjacks win.
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Pittman sets personal records, claims individual titles in Air Force Team Challenge

The weather was chilly for SFA’s track and field team Friday at the Air Force Team Challenge when the temperatures dropped in the lower 30s in Colorado, but the Lumberjacks ran red hot on the field, claiming seven individual titles and breaking 13 personal records.

SFA sophomore Isaiah Pittman took the competition by storm, claiming both the long jump and triple jump titles. In long jump, he set a new personal record of 7.49m. Pittman also set a new personal record in the triple with a 15.13m (49-7.75) jump. Sophomore D’Lance Sharp succeeded in the men’s 200m with a 21.60 second finish, setting a new record for him that also earned first place in the event.
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If you need a little color to go with your Monday morning coffee, take a look at the bright, floral images present all around the small Polish village Zalipie.

While many of the paintings originated with the purpose of covering up imperfections on area houses caused by soot marks, the floral designs have since become present town-wide, creating a unique and bright local perspective. Click here to see more.

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