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This Week's Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 13
Volleyball vs. Abilene Christian University
6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 14
Cross country at Crimson Classic
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Soccer vs. Nicholls State University
4 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana

Saturday, Oct. 15
Football vs. Southeastern Louisiana University
3 p.m.
Homer Bryce Stadium

Sunday, Oct. 16
Soccer vs. Southeastern Louisiana University
1 p.m.
Hammond, Louisiana




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News & Announcements

Texas Secretary of State to serve as 2016 Georgiana and Max S. Lale Lecture featured speaker Thursday

The East Texas Historical Association will host Texas Secretary of State Carlos H. Cascos Thursday as its 2016 Georgiana and Max S. Lale Lecture featured speaker.

The 20th annual Lale Lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the ETHA at (936) 468-2407 or gillci@sfasu.edu.
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Annual ODK Leadership Conference scheduled for October 22

The annual Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Conference will be held from 10 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, on the second floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

ODK is a national leadership honor society. The conference, which will be the eighth SFA has hosted, aims to help students develop their leadership qualities and skills so they can successfully transition into the career of their dreams.

Attendees will hear presentations by SFA alumni who represent ODK’s five pillars of leadership: scholarship, service, mass media, fine arts and athletics. Interactive breakout sessions also will be presented, conducted by student organizations that represent the five areas of endorsement for SFA’s Certified Student Leader Program: communication, decision making, influence, teamwork and organization.

Details regarding the speaker line-up for the event will be posted on the SFA ODK Facebook page soon. To register for the conference, click here. The event is free for all SFA students and includes lunch. Check-in will begin at 9:15 a.m.

For more information, contact SFA's ODK chapter at odk@sfasu.edu.

Content reviewers needed for Certified Student Leader Program

The Center for Career and Professional Development along with Student Engagement Leadership and Service programs are seeking content reviewers for the Certified Student Leader Program. CSLP is a cohesive leadership program available to all students and is designed to be completed at their own pace.

The program, compiled from the Job Outlook Survey produced as a result of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, as well as the Essential Learning Outcomes composed by the Liberal Education and America's Promise campaign from the Association of American Colleges & Universities, emphasizes the ability to articulate a student’s experience and learned transferable skills in a professional and concise manner.

Reviewers will evaluate student documentation in a timely manner with a provided rubric. Document review takes an average of 15 minutes. The identity of content reviewers remains anonymous throughout the process.

Individuals interested in participating are encouraged to attend one of four information sessions. Sessions will be at 2, 2:30, 3 and 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room 2.106.

For more information, contact Molly Moody, assistant director of student engagement, leadership and service, at (936) 468-1088.

Second Conciousness Speaker Series presentation to take place tomorrow

The second presentation by SFA faculty and staff members will take place tomorrow as part of SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs’ ongoing Conciousness Speaker Series.

Aloma D. Marquis, School of Art faculty member, will discuss the act of dismantling racial injustice at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room 2.101.

Light refreshments will be provided. Sack lunches are allowed.

For more information, call the OMA at (936) 468-1073.


Lumberjacks drop double overtime game to Nicholls State University

SFA's football team and Nicholls State University needed two overtime periods to settle their Southland Conference showdown Saturday at John L. Guidry Stadium in Thibodaux, Louisiana. In the end, the Colonels emerged victoriously, defeating the Lumberjacks, 35-28.

After playing to a stalemate in the fourth quarter and ending regulation tied 21-21, SFA got the ball first in overtime and converted a key third-down completion to SFA football senior Justice Liggins, getting the ball inside the 10. Shortly after, SFA earned a 28-21 lead, but were quickly halted by a touchdown strike on Nicholl’s first play, leading the game into a second overtime.
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McIntyre fuels 3-1 win at the University of the Incarnate Word

Prior to Saturday, road matches proved to be a challenge for SFA's volleyball team. Heading into the Southland Conference tilt inside the McDermott Convocation Center at the University of the Incarnate Word, SFA was 0-4 in true road matches in 2016. However, the Ladyjacks succeeded in earning their first road win of the season, shaking off their first league loss.

SFA volleyball junior Abby McIntyre flirted with a career-high by pounding down a season-high 17 kills, while freshman Danae Daron produced seven blocks. The Ladyjacks overcame a slow start to to win 3-1.
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Men’s and women’s cross country take home first in Aggieland Open

SFA’s men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to College Station Friday for the Aggieland Open. Both teams came out in front of the competition, having raced against six other schools from the Texas and Louisiana areas.
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Late goal forces SFA soccer team to drop first conference game

The SFA soccer team scored 23 minutes into the first half, but it was not enough to hold off the University of Central Arkansas Bears during Friday’s game at the SFA Soccer Field. SFA’s lone goal in the first half came from senior Amanda Doyle off a ricochet from the hands of the UCA goalie.

The half was started with a shot from SFA junior Hanna Barker, but the shot was too high. At the end of 90 minutes, the Bears had taken nine shots on goal to SFA’s six.
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SFA soccer team earns National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award

For the seventh straight year, SFA’s soccer team has been awarded the National Soccer Coaches Association of America College Women’s Team Academic Award. The award recognizes the 2015-16 Ladyjack squad for achieving a combined 3.42 GPA last year.

The NSCAA annually recognizes college and high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom in addition to their work on the field. To be eligible for the award, a team must attain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. A total of 892 soccer teams (314 men, 578 women) achieved the standard last year to warrant the academic accolade.
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Fine Arts

SFA Wind Ensemble to perform music of composer Biedenbender

SFA’s Wind Ensemble will present a concert featuring the music of American composer David Biedenbender at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Turner Auditorium.

The program will include Biedenbender’s “Dreams in the Dusk,” featuring Dr. Nathan Nabb, professor of saxophone at SFA, as soloist.

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 visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu.
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It’s hard to refrain from taking a deep breath and basking in the enjoyment of fall temperatures and the season's settings. By looking at the photo below, it's easy to believe our four-legged friends feel the same.

Austrian photographer Anne Geier recently captured playful dog portraits against a colorful fall backdrop. Click here to view more of Geier's work.

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