This Week's Calendar
Wednesday, Feb. 8
Women's basketball at Nicholls State University
Thursday, Feb. 9
Men's basketball vs. University of the Incarnate Word
Friday, Feb. 10
Bowling at SFA Stormin' Ladyjack Invitational
Softball at Mississippi State University
Softball vs. Western Kentucky University
Track and field at Dunamis Sports Group College Classic II
Track and field at Howie Ryan Invitational
Saturday, Feb. 11
Bowling at SFA Stormin' Ladyjack Invitational
Softball vs. Georgia State University
Women's basketball vs. Lamar University
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News & Announcements
University-wide session to take place tomorrow, venue changed
All faculty and staff members are invited to attend the third university-wide session discussing “The Undergraduate Experience,” the selected campus reading, at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom. The session will end by 5 p.m.
The session will aim to identify the book's most useful ideas and convert them into concrete, achievable initiatives for SFA. Sessions will not be re-discussions of the book, but instead will culminate in tangible suggestions to help the university improve.
Tomorrow's session will discuss chapters five through seven. Attendees are encouraged but not required to come prepared with concrete proposals for increasing coordination between parts of the undergraduate experience (chapter five), developing assessments that result in real improvement (chapter six), and encouraging leadership at all levels from students, faculty and staff members, to vice presidents, presidents and regents (chapter seven).
Attendance is voluntary, but preregistration is preferred. To register, complete this form.
Wisely Fellow Speaker Series to take place Thursday
Faculty and staff members and students are invited to attend SFA’s School of Honors’ Wisely Fellow Speaker Series at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in the McKibben Education Building, Room 363.
Dr. Sharon Smith, associate professor in South Dakota State University’s Department of English and current Wisely Fellow, will present “Satire and Social Media: Division and Dialogue in a Digital Age.” A reception will follow.
The event is sponsored by the School of Honors, SFA’s Department of English and Creative Writing and academic affairs.
For more information, contact the School of Honors at (936) 468-2813, or Dr. Elizabeth Tasker Davis, the 2016-17 Wisely Fellow, at (936) 468-2487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soccer announces spring 2017 game schedule
SFA’s soccer team announced its spring schedule Monday with four game dates occurring this semester.
“We are really excited about this spring schedule and the opportunity to take the field against three great teams to measure ourselves and help put a plan in place to improve as we head into a 2017 season with very high expectations,” soccer head coach Wally Crittenden said. “This returning group will have the opportunity to get the 2017 season headed in the right direction this spring with their commitment to high competitive standards in training and in match play. With the challenges that await this group in the next couple of months, I have no doubt we will be in a great position to welcome our new players in August with a good plan of who we are going to be in the fall.”
School of Theatre plans benefit to help fund trip to Scotland
SFA’s School of Theatre will host an event Saturday, Feb. 11, to help raise funds for theatre students to travel Edinburgh, Scotland, in August to participate in the two-week Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
“An Evening of Love Scenes and Songs” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Upstage Theatre in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on campus. The show will feature theatre faculty members and students performing scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays and singing love songs.
Attending the fundraiser is just one way to support. Tax-exempt donations for the trip can be made here by clicking on the “Give to SFA" tab and writing “Scotland trip” for special instructions.
Tickets to the fundraiser are $10 for general admission and $5 for students. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or click here.
SFA’s Guenther, Petti to perform recital for flute, piano tomorrow
The Cole Performing Arts Series at SFA will present music faculty members Christina Guenther and Ron Petti performing a flute and piano recital at 6 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall on campus.
Guenther is professor of flute at SFA, and Petti is professor and director of accompanying.
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 click here.
Can you imagine traveling all the way to the moon and then realizing you’re allergic to moon dust?
That was the surprising case for Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison Schmitt. Once returning to the landing module after surveying part of the moon, Schmitt discovered he had lunar dust hay fever. Click here to read more.