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Monday, Oct. 16
Women's golf at Fred Marx Invitational
Two-day tournament
Monroe, Louisiana

Tuesday, Oct. 17
Volleyball vs. Southeastern Louisiana University
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 19
Volleyball vs. McNeese State University
6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 20
Bowling at Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Invitational
Three-day event
New Orleans, Louisiana

Soccer at University of the Incarnate Word
5 p.m.
San Antonio




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News & Announcements

Flags at half-staff today and tomorrow

The Texas flag on the SFA campus will fly at half-staff Oct. 17 in honor of Texas Tech University police officer Floyd East Jr., who was slain last week while conducting a student welfare check.

Our thoughts and prayers are with officer East’s family and the Texas Tech community during this time.

Special Education program ranked among nation’s best online master’s in special education programs

Master’s Programs Guide, a website dedicated to helping students find the best graduate degree, recently ranked SFA among its 50 best schools in the nation for its online master’s degree in special education.

Site editors, who ranked SFA No. 21, evaluated institutions based on publicly available resources about student accommodation, accreditation, learning outcomes and affordability.

For more information about the program, visit SFA's Special Education website.
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SFA offers the only undergraduate orientation and mobility program in the country

SFA is home to the only undergraduate orientation and mobility program in the country.

Since the program began in 1972, faculty and staff members have trained hundreds of students to assist people with visual impairments or who are blind.

At SFA, students can receive a Bachelor of Science in rehabilitation services with a concentration in orientation and mobility or a master’s degree in special education with a specialization in orientation and mobility.

For more information, contact Michael Munro, director of SFA's orientation and mobility program, at (936) 468-1036 or munromicha@sfasu.edu.
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2017 Fall Career and Internship Expo scheduled for Oct. 25

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the 2017 Fall Career and Internship Expo slated for 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in the HPE Complex.

The expo is hosted by the Center for Career and Professional Development. Résumé assistance and the Career Closet are available.

If a faculty member would like record of attendance for their students, a class roster or a sign in sheet must be provided to the CCPD by Tuesday, Oct. 24.

For more information, contact Brandi Derouen, assistant director of the Center for Career and Professional Development, at (936) 468-3305 or derouenb@sfasu.edu.

College of Business to host ‘So you want to be a CEO?’ event

SFA’s Rusche College of Business will present a “So you want to be a CEO?” workshop featuring Kirk Phillips, president and CEO of Wintrust Commercial Bank, at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, in the McGee Business Building, Room 133.

Phillips has spent more than 25 years in the commercial finance industry beginning with ITT Commercial Finance. He has experience with credit analysis, underwriting, sales and marketing.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students of this event as it is open to all majors.

The workshop is a Student Success Passport Program event, and students in the program can receive credit for attending.

Orientation Programs to host town hall meeting

Orientation Programs invites faculty and staff members to a town hall meeting to discuss development of the Lumberjack Orientation schedule for summer 2018. The meeting is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.201.

Faculty and staff members will hear about the program's needs assessment and outcomes, have a first glance at new schedule options, and will have the opportunity to provide feedback.

For more information, contact Jamal Smith, director of Orientation Programs, at smithjd4@sfasu.edu.

SFA Homecoming

SFA announces 2017 Homecoming Children of the Court

Preston Turnage of Nacogdoches and Madeline Reina of Whitehouse will serve as children of the court during SFA’s Homecoming celebrations Oct. 20 and 21.

Preston and Madeline will ride in the Homecoming parade and participate in the crowning of the SFA Homecoming queen during halftime of the SFA versus Houston Baptist University football game, which begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Homer Bryce Stadium.
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Homecoming auction now open for bidding

The 2017 SFA Homecoming Online Auction is now open and runs through Oct. 22. Proceeds from the auction go to the SFA Alumni Association to support programs and offer scholarships.

This year’s auction items include a mountain bike, a trip to Lake Tahoe, an official SFA class ring and much more! Check daily for new items being added.

To view auction items and place bids, visit biddingforgood.com/sfahomecoming.

Homecoming T-shirts now available

The 2017 SFA Homecoming T-shirts are now available for $20 at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, the Baker Pattillo Student Center Information Desk and in the Traditions Council Office, located in the BPSC, Room 1.204.


Ladyjacks power past Colonels in final game

SFA’s soccer team earned its third win in a row on Sunday, beating Nicholls State University by a 3-0 score in the final home game of the season.

The win improves SFA to 9-6 overall and 6-2 in Southland play and keeps them locked in third place in Southland Conference standings.
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Volleyball team ends Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's home court streak

At the end of an almost two-and-a-half hour match, the SFA volleyball team had accomplished something no Southland Conference team had since 2014 - defeat Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on its home court.

Haley Coleman turned in a big-time double-double consisting of 17 digs and a team-best 16 kills, the last of which ensured a 3-2 win for the Ladyjacks over the Islanders.
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Lumberjacks edged on late fourth-quarter touchdown at University of Central Arkansas

SFA's football team lost to the University of Central Arkansas Saturday after the Bears made a late, fourth-quarter touchdown.
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Women’s golf set to compete in University of Louisiana Monroe’s Fred Marx Invitational

In its first and only tournament played in Louisiana this season, SFA will take to the 72-par golf course at the Bayou DeSiard Country Club for the 2017 Fred Marx Invitational starting at 8:15 a.m. today in Monroe, Louisiana.

The two-day, 54-hole tournament hosted by the University of Louisiana Monroe will feature 36 holes of play Monday, followed by the final 18 holes for the final round Tuesday. Both days of play will get underway at 8:15 a.m. with shotgun starts.
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Fine Arts

Wind Ensemble to perform music of Grammy Award-winning Daugherty tomorrow

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

A Grammy Award winner, Daugherty is professor of composition at the University of Michigan. Daugherty will be at SFA for the concert and to speak to classes.

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 finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Agoraphobia did not stop Jacqui Kenny from creating her latest art exhibit, a collection of photographs made possible with the help of Google Street View.

Without leaving her London home, Kenny put the unique collection together by virtually exploring the ends of the earth and capturing images with a screenshot tool.

Kenny is reportedly selling some of her prints to raise money for World Mental Health Day.

To view more, click here.

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