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Friday, Sept. 1
Cross-country at Aggie Opener
All day
College Station

Volleyball vs. Grambling State University
5 p.m.
Starkville, Mississippi

Volleyball vs. University of South Florida
10 a.m.
Starkville, Mississippi

Women's golf at three-day Lady Maxwell Invitational
Ardmore, Oklahoma

Saturday, Sept. 2
Cross-country vs. SFA High School Lumberjack Invite
All day

Football at Southern Methodist University
6 p.m.

Volleyball at Mississippi State University
9 a.m.
Starkville, Mississippi

Volleyball vs. Tulane University
1 p.m.
Starkville, Mississippi

Sunday, Sept. 3
Soccer vs. Texas State University
1 p.m.




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News & Announcements

Hurricane Harvey updates available online

For updates regarding Hurricane Harvey-related response and relief efforts on campus, click here.

Center for Career and Professional Development accepting Career Closet donations

The Center for Career and Professional Development invites faculty and staff members to donate their gently used professional attire to the Career Closet.

CCPD offers students the opportunity to borrow professional clothing (ranging from business casual to suits) for free to wear for presentations, interviews or career expos. After the clothing is returned to the CCPD, the items are cleaned courtesy of VIP Cleaners, a CCPD sponsor and SFA alumni-owned business, before being checked out by another student.

Items, including clothing, shoes and accessories, can be brought to the third floor of the Rusk Building during normal business hours, or pick up from an on-campus office can be arranged by emailing Lissy Turner, CCPD coordinator, at turnermr4@sfasu.edu. Items donated are eligible for tax purposes as a donation to the university.

Mathematics and statistics faculty members release virtual reality app

Drs. Jeremy Becnel, professor, and Nick Long, associate professor, both of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, developed and released a virtual reality app.

The “Calculus in Virtual Reality” app allows students to view lessons on mathematics in three dimensions as well as use interactive demonstrations to further explore related ideas. The app is free to download and available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.

From noon to 1 p.m. every Thursday, Becnel and Long will hold informal discussions regarding this app and other virtual reality projects in the Emerging Technology Lab, located on the first floor of Steen Library. Students and faculty and staff members are invited to participate.


Athletics participating in campus-wide relief effort for Hurricane Harvey victims

SFA Athletics has joined others around the nation in providing much-needed relief to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

In conjunction with SFA's institutional relief effort, a list of items that will provide the most needed assistance to those affected and displaced has been compiled. At this time, it is requested that no clothes be donated.
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SFA faces Southern Methodist University in annual Football Bowl Subdivision matchup to open 2017 campaign

SFA begins the 2017 football season Saturday, Sept. 2, with a week-one matchup against Football Bowl Subdivision opponent Southern Methodist University out of the American Athletic Conference.

The Lumberjacks will kick off their 91st football season at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in University Park, near downtown Dallas.
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Volleyball runs win streak to three with 3-0 victory at University of Louisiana at Monroe

SFA’s volleyball team secured its first three-set victory of 2017 by hammering the University of Louisiana at Monroe 3-0 Wednesday night at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.

SFA junior Haley Coleman racked up a match-best 13 kills and completed her bid for a double-double by diving for a team-high 13. Three Ladyjacks totaled six or more kills, including junior Makenzee Hanna who added three block assists and two of the team's seven service aces.
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Men's and women's cross-country teams regionally ranked to begin season Friday

SFA’s men's and women's cross-country teams have been ranked within the top 15 of the South Central region, just days before they kick off the 2017 season at the Aggie Opener in College Station.

The U.S. Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association preseason rankings selected the women's squad as ninth in its region, while the men's team will begin the season ranked 12th.
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Women’s golf to compete in five tournaments this fall

SFA’s women's golf team is set to compete in five tournaments this fall as part of the Ladyjacks' non-championship season.

The fall schedule will begin this weekend for the women's golf program as SFA travels to Ardmore, Oklahoma, for the Lady Maxwell Invitational hosted by Oral Roberts University. The Jacks also will step foot in Louisiana and Arkansas for tournaments this fall.
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Fine Arts

Alazan Trio to perform works of Schumann, Brahms

The Alazan Trio at SFA will perform romantic piano trios when the faculty ensemble presents a recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Comprising School of Music faculty members Jennifer Dalmas, violin; Evgeni Raychev, cello; and Ron Petti, piano, the trio will perform the music of German composers Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

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.
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Children’s Performing Arts Series offers exciting lineup for young audiences

SFA's 2017-18 Children’s Performing Arts Series opens Friday, Oct. 13, with “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and concludes with “The Ugly Duckling” Friday, April 27.

The series, presented by the College of Fine Arts, features five nationally touring shows designed to engage audiences of all ages.

Performances are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on show dates in Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more. For tickets, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Visit the CPAS website for additional information. Read More

SFA’s University Series opens with Taylor 2 dance performance

SFA’s College of Fine Arts will open its 2017-18 University Series with a performance of New York City-based dance company Taylor 2 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, in Turner Auditorium on campus.

A younger sibling to the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Taylor 2 brings the work of the modern dance world’s leading choreographer to life for audiences of all backgrounds. 

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for non-SFA students/youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3. For more information or for tickets, click here, stop by the Box Office in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, Room 211, or call (936) 468-6407 or(888) 240-ARTS.
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