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This Week's Calendar

Thursday, May 19
SFA baseball vs. Lamar University
6:30 p.m.
Jaycees Field

Friday, May 20
SFA baseball vs. Lamar University
2 p.m.
Jaycees Field

Saturday, May 21
SFA baseball vs. Lamar University
1 p.m.
Jaycees Field

Thursday, May 26
SFA track and field at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds
Lawrence, Kansas




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News & Announcements

New Varsity Club brochure available to view

University Marketing Communications recently completed a new brochure for SFA Athletics' Varsity Club. Click here to view this new publication, which supports scholarships for student-athletes.

Submissions being accepted for 2016 Undergraduate Research Highlights

Students and their faculty mentors are invited to submit recently completed research, scholarly publications or scholarly journals to the Undergraduate Research Highlights feature of the fall 2016 issue of the Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly. Submission deadline is June 1.

Email Marie Graf, Highlights editor, for questions regarding submission eligibility at annennis@georgiasouthern.edu.

SFA's Nelson Rusche College of Business introduces lecture series in honor of college's namesake

SFA’s Nelson Rusche College of Business recently announced the establishment of a new lecture series.

In 2002, SFA's College of Business was named in honor of A. Nelson Rusche, who endowed the college with a $5 million gift, which provides scholarships to students majoring in business and also supports other programs, including a distinguished lecture series.

The Nelson Rusche Distinguished Lecture Series is scheduled to premiere Nov. 3, and according to Dr. Timothy Bisping, dean of the Nelson Rusche College of Business, it will provide opportunities to bring scholars and business leaders to the SFA campus to discuss relevant issues.
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Track and field lands 20 selections on All-Southland Conference Outdoor teams

SFA's track and field program filled up the 2016 All-Southland Conference teams, landing 20 selections between the first, second and third squads. Head coach Phil Olson also was named the 2016 Men’s SLC Coach of the Year.

With five individual champions at the SLC Outdoor Championships from May 6 through 8 in Corpus Christi, the ’Jacks earned five automatic first-team selections to the all-conference list. Ten events found a spot on the second team for runner-up performances and five more were placed on the third team for third place finishes. The men were represented with 14 all-conference events while the women had six representatives.
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Head softball coach Gay McNutt resigns

SFA’s Director of Athletics Robert Hill announced yesterday the resignation of Gay McNutt as the Ladyjacks’ head softball coach.

McNutt served as SFA’s head softball coach for the past nine seasons, compiling an overall record of 213-261, including a 28-29 record in 2016. Under McNutt’s guidance, SFA reached the Southland Conference Tournament five times, winning the tournament title in 2008 while reaching the semifinals in 2014 and 2016.
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Lumberjack baseball falls in 3-2 setback against Texas Christian University

Four SFA pitchers worked together to limit one of the nation’s most powerful offenses to just five hits and three runs. However, No. 13-ranked Texas Christian University’s relief arms held the ’Jacks hitless through the final 3.1 innings in SFA’s 3-2 setback against the Horned Frogs at Lupton Stadium Tuesday night.

Two-out hitting allowed the nationally-ranked Horned Frogs to get the jump on the ’Jacks as all three of the home team’s scores occurred with a pair of outs.
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Student-athletes Terentyeva, Walls earn prestigious awards

SFA's Department of Physics and Astronomy honored tennis senior Valeria Terentyeva and football junior Marlon Walls during the department's end-of-semester award ceremony.

Terentyeva earned the William H. Bailey Outstanding Physics graduate award and earned her degree Saturday with a 4.0 GPA. The award goes to the highest ranking graduating physics major of the August, December and May graduations. The Alumni Association presented this award, which was established in 1989 by physics alumnus William H. Bailey, class of 1977.
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Kyle Keller Basketball Camps to be offered in June

This June, SFA’s head men's basketball coach Kyle Keller will host the Kyle Keller Basketball Camps, which will be open to all boys in second through twelfth grade. 

The camps will be offered at a 22-percent discount for all participants related to SFA employees.

For more information and to register for the camps, click here.

Fine Arts

SummerStage Festival to offer pair of fun, lighthearted productions

This year’s SummerStage Festival is scheduled from June 24 through July 16 in William M. Turner Auditorium and features the School of Theatre’s presentations of the children’s musical "A Year With Frog and Toad" by Robert and Willie Reale and "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," a witty comedy by actor, screenwriter and stand-up comic Steve Martin.

The festival was launched in 2014 as the School of Theatre sought to reach out to new audiences looking for a fun and easy-going way of spending warm-weather time with family and friends, according to Scott Shattuck, the school’s director.

“The festival brings people together by bringing engaging stories to life,” Shattuck said. “Half the fun is the audience. It’s full of neighbors laughing together and greeting each other before and after the show and at intermission, families making memories, and friends chatting about the amusing experience they’ve shared.”
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