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This Week's Calendar

Monday, Oct. 13
SFA women's golf
ASU Lady Red Wolf Classic
Jonesboro, Arkansas

SFA men's golf
Miramont Invitational
Bryan, Texas

Tuesday, Oct. 14
SFA men's golf
Miramont Invitational
Bryan, Texas

SFA women's golf
ASU Lady Red Wolf Classic
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Wednesday, Oct. 15
'Father's Chair' screening
Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 142
7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 18
SFA football vs. Houston Baptist
7 p.m.




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News & Announcements

RSVP for the Men's Faculty and Staff Club picnic

The deadline to RSVP for the Men's Faculty and Staff Club Picnic is noon Wednesday, Oct. 15. RSVP here or by emailing or mludorf.sfasu.edu@gmail.com.

The picnic is from 3 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Liberty Hall, 805 E. Main St.

Check your university email (including the "junk" folder) for your final invitation and easy way to RSVP.

2014 International Film Festival to screen 'Father's Chair' this week

SFA's Spanish Film Club will screen the third film in its festival at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 142. The film is titled 'Father's Chair' and addresses the topics of fatherhood and family.

The Portuguese film was produced in 2012 and is directed by Luciano Moura. SFA's Brad Maule will lead a discussion before and after the film.

The Spanish Film Club series was made possible with the support of Pragda, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain, and SPAIN arts & culture, and in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the support of Multidisciplinary Programs, Latin American Studies, and Department of Languages, Cultures, and Communication.

Early Childhood Lab to host immunization clinic

The Early Childhood Lab will partner with Walgreens Pharmacy to host an immunization clinic at the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15.

You will be asked to complete a consent form and show proof of insurance. 

At this time, SFA's United Healthcare does cover the flu shot with no co-pay.

Early Childhood Lab to host book fair

The Early Childhood Lab will host a Scholastic Book Fair Oct. 27-31, in the hallways outside of the PK and Toddler II classrooms. The book fair will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition to visiting our book fair, you may also shop online here

Online ordering is available from Oct. 23 - Nov. 4.

Texas Tech Undergraduate Research conference calling for submissions

The Texas Tech Undergraduate Research Conference provides an opportunity for undergraduates to present their original scholarly and creative research done in partnership with a faculty mentor. Presentations can be submitted in poster or oral format. The Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement welcomes submissions from all disciplines.
The 2015 annual Texas Tech University Undergraduate Research Conference will be held March 31 - April 1 at Texas Tech University. For consideration to present at this conference please submit your abstract here no later than 11:59 p.m. Jan. 21.

For updates on TTU Conference information and deadlines, make sure you register with CALUE here.

SFA tops list of Students Before Profits Award

SFA was recently named the number-one university offering online degree programs to students seeking a bachelors degree in education.

SFA beat out a number of competitors to top the list, such as Florida International University, the University of Washington and Arkansas Tech among others.

Check out the full rankings and reasoning here.

Reserve your spot at the most iconic SFA games

Don't miss a moment of Lumberjack Football with the Battle of the Piney Woods Multi-Game Pack.

The package includes one ticket for the Battle of the Piney Woods, Homecoming and Battle for Chief Caddo games.

To purchase, call (936) 468-5225 or visit the ticket office, located in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Global Gateway to Saudi Arabia set for Oct. 15

Join the Office of International Programs for a presentation on Saudi culture given by students from Saudi Arabia.

The event will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the McGee Business Building, Room 133.

Authentic Saudi Arabian food samples will be served. An informal discussion and a question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. For more information, please contact the Office of International Programs at (936) 468-6631. 


Late goal pushes SFA past ACU on road

Senior Zuri Prince delivered the game-winning goal for a second-straight match, as the SFA women’s soccer team remained undefeated in Southland Conference play with a 1-0 edge of Abilene Christian on Sunday afternoon at Shotwell Stadium.

SFA (10-2-1, 6-0 SLC) and the Wildcats (7-7-1, 4-2-1 SLC) played 81 minutes of scoreless soccer, before Prince’s goal. The native of Beaumont, Texas, scored on an empty net after beating goalkeeper Sydney Newton (3-5) to the ball at the top of the box. The unassisted goal was the sixth of the season for Prince and ties her with fellow senior Chelsea Raymond and freshman Hanna Barker for the team lead.
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SFA ends road skid with 42-20 victory

SFA got all it could handle from host Nicholls, but the Lumberjacks pulled away in the fourth quarter to notch a 42-20 victory at Guidry Stadium. The win is the first road victory for SFA since 2011, snapping a 12-game road losing streak.

The Lumberjacks improve to 4-2 and 1-1 in Southland Conference play while Nicholls fell to 0-7 and 0-3 in SLC action. The 'Jacks improve to 24-7 all-time against the Colonels and have now won seven-straight against Nicholls, including five-straight in Thibodaux.
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SFA concludes Schlief Tennis Invitational

The SFA women’s tennis team concluded play at the Schlief Tennis Invite at the Schlief Tennis Complex on Sunday.

SFA posted a combined 13-6 record over the two-day tournament, finishing 11-4 in singles and 2-2 doubles draws.

The Ladyjacks fielded three teams in doubles draws, with senior Malena Gordo and junior Valeria Terentyeva and sophomores Denise Maxl and Macarena Sedano Acosta playing in the first draw and senior Julia Lorca and junior Dhanielly Quevedo representing SFA in the second draw.
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Holland reaches milestone in SFA sweep

Paige Holland etched her name in the SFA record books, Jill Ivy posted another double-double and the SFA women’s volleyball team completed the 3-0 sweep (25-20, 25-23, 25-18) of Houston Baptist on Saturday afternoon in Sharp Gym.

Entering Saturday’s match with 3,998 career assists, it didn’t take long for Holland to surpass the milestone mark of 4,000. The senior setter dished one up to Ivy early in the first set, who proceeded to complete the kill. Holland becomes just the fifth player in SFA history to reach 4,000 career assists.
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Fine Arts

SFA's Choral Union, Women's Choir to present 'From Heaven to Earth'

The Choral Union and Women's Choir at SFA will present "From Heaven to Earth" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

The program includes selections that pertain to the subjects of Heaven or Earth or both, according to Tod Fish, associate director of choral activities at SFA and the choirs' director.

Joining the Choral Union in performing a selection from Joseph Haydn's "Creation" will be SFA voice faculty members Debbie Berry, Jamie Dahman and Chris Turner. Staci Spring, bassoon instructor, will also join the Women's Choir to play continuo on a selection from "Christ lag in Todesbanden" by J.S. Bach.
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Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to perform music of composer Walczyk

The SFA Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will feature the music of composer-in-residence Kevin Walczyk when the ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Walczyk, who is professor of music at Western Oregon University, will be on campus prior to the concert to work with SFA music students, according to David Campo, associate director of bands at SFA and conductor of the Wind Symphony.

The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Tamey Anglley, assistant director of bands at SFA, will open the concert performing "Flourish for Wind Band" by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Originally written as an overture to a pageant in the Royal Albert Hall in 1939, the piece has also been adapted for brass band and symphony orchestra, according to Anglley.
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SFA alumnus to perform guest recital in annual Octubafest

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present guest artist and SFA alumnus Trevor Culp performing in SFA's Ninth Annual Octubafest at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

"SFA is one of several universities around the country that takes part in Octubafest, which was created to promote the tuba and euphonium as solo and chamber instruments rather than an accompanying bass line," said J.D. Salas, assistant professor of tuba and euphonium studies at SFA.

Culp, who is principal tubist for the Santa Fe Symphony, will perform "Concerto in F minor for Bass Tuba" by Ralph Vaughan Williams and "Sonata in E Flat" by Johann Sebastian Bach.
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SFA music faculty member Salas to present tuba recital

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present music faculty member J.D. Salas in a tuba recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

The program, titled Reformations," features the world premieres of two pieces for tuba, including "Reformations for Tuba and Percussion," composed by Salas' father-in-law, James R. Wright, and "Catacombs for Tuba and Recorded Track" by Jason K. Nitsch. Accompanying Salas for this program will be Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies at SFA, and pianist Geneva Fung, staff accompanist.

"I chose the title based on the type of repertoire programmed," Salas said. "The recital will feature the premiere of works for tuba in some of the newest mediums along with some other works not typically performed on tuba."

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