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This Week's Calendar

Monday, Sept. 12
SFA women's golf at the University of South Alabama Intercollegiate
All day
Mobile, Alabama

Wednesday, Sept. 14
Twelfth class day

Thursday, Sept. 15
First day to apply for degrees to be completed in May 2017

SFA volleyball vs. University of Incarnate Word
6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 16
SFA volleyball hosts Holiday Inn - Express Invitational
11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

SFA volleyball vs. University of North Texas in Holiday Inn - Express Invitational
6:30 p.m.




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News & Announcements

Faculty, staff members invited to participate in campus book conversation

During the 2016-17 academic year, faculty and staff members across campus will engage in a conversation about how to focus on what matters most at SFA. The foundation and common guide for the conversation will come from the recently released book, "The Undergraduate Experience - Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most." Groups will be formed on the program level, and the book will be provided to those who express their desire to participate.

To register to participate and receive a copy of the book, complete this form. If you already have a copy of the book, please complete the form to express your intent to participate in the conversation.

We hope you will join the conversation about how we continue to move SFA toward our collectively envisioned future!  For questions, call (936) 468-1043.

Texas Court of Appeals, 12th District, to hear oral arguments at SFA

The Texas Court of Appeals, 12th District, will hold court on the SFA campus this month during an event hosted by the university’s College of Liberal and Applied Arts.

“Oral arguments play a critical role in how judges decide cases and make laws,” said Dr. Donald Gooch, SFA assistant professor of political science. “For aspiring members of the legal profession and students interested in law and the judicial system, this is an excellent chance to see live oral arguments before a real appellate court. This also is an exciting educational opportunity for all SFA students.”

The Texas Court of Appeals, 12th District, will hear oral arguments from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater.
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Faculty, staff members invited to attend ‘Evening with Executives’

The Rusche College of Business is excited to invite faculty and staff members to an “Evening with Executives.” During the event, which will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the R.E. McGee Building, Room 133, Citizens National Bank CEO Brad Tidwell and his executive team will provide a “State of the Industry” address to the college’s students. A Q&A session will follow the address.

For more information, call (936) 645-0060.

Wisely Fellowship 2017-18 course proposals due Oct. 7

The School of Honors and the Office of Academic Affairs are pleased to sponsor the Wisely Fellowship during the 2017-18 academic year.
The Wisely Fellowship is a one-year position that allows the chosen applicant to spend the fall semester building relationships with honors students through programming. The Fellow will then offer a spring semester core course, uniquely designed for honors students. For more information, see the Wisely Fellow website or contact Dr. Michael Tkacik, director of the School of Honors, at mtkacik@sfasu.edu.
Electronic applications are due Oct. 7.


SFA soccer wins 2-0 against University of Texas at El Paso

The SFA soccer team collected its first shutout of the season against the University of Texas at El Paso Sunday. SFA scored twice in the opening 36 minutes and never looked back.
Goals for SFA were collected by a penalty kick from junior Hanna Barker, her second for the season, and a chip by senior Amanda Doyle, her first for the season. Goalkeeper redshirt junior Lillie Ehlert spent all 90 minutes in the net with six saves and no goals allowed.
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SFA cross country women take second and men fall to seventh at Justin Cooper Rice Invitational

Out of 14 competing teams, the SFA women's cross country team finished second in the Justin Cooper Rice Invitational in Houston this weekend while the men's team took seventh.

Head coach Cody Clark was very excited to see the results from the women's 4,163 meter run. "Our game plan was to go out and race our race," Clark said.

The Ladyjacks succeeded, running a race with only a 19-second spread from the top-five finishers.
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SFA remains ninth after day two of South Alabama Intercollegiate

The Ladyjack golf team shaved four strokes off its opening-round score Sunday, posting a 19-over 307 in round two of the South Alabama Intercollegiate hosted by the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. The team sits ninth among the 10-team field with a 36-hole total of 42-over 618.

Senior Jessie White maintains the SFA lead after day two of the season-opening event, tied for 16th among the individual competitors with a 5-over 149. White shot a 6-over 78 during the day, seven shots more than she posted on day one, to slip in the individual standings. She holds a five-shot advantage over sophomore Erica Lautensack, who carded a 4-over 76 in round two and is tied for 34th with a 10-over 154.
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SFA volleyball team closes weekend in Lubbock with loss to University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Lined up on the opposite side of an efficient University of Texas Rio Grande Valley squad, the SFA volleyball team experienced great difficulty getting its offense started and fell 3-0 to the Vaqueros in its final match of the Texas Tech Invitational hosted by Texas Tech University in Lubbock this weekend.

As a team, the Ladyjacks hit just .073 in the match, a figure that was not efficient enough to keep pace with the Vaqueros’ .292 clip. Justice Walker and KK Payne amassed seven kills apiece and the Ladyjacks totaled 10 blocks as they slipped to 5-5 for the season.
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SFA withstands late University of West Alabama rally to capture home opener

It wasn't the home opener head coach Clint Conque wanted, but when the game ended, SFA withstood a late University of West Alabama rally to earn its first victory of the year existing as a 30-24 score over the Tigers.

"We won the ballgame, but I don't think there is anyone in our locker room that is feeling very good about it," Conque said. "Offensively, it was a very poor performance on our part, especially in the second half. West Alabama is a very good, physical team, and we feel fortunate to escape with the win."
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