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Monday, Oct. 24
Tennis at ITA Texas Regional Tournament
All Day
Waco

Women's golf at Incarnate Word Invitational
All Day
San Antonio

Tuesday, Oct. 25
Women's golf at Incarnate Word Invitational
All Day
San Antonio

Thursday, Oct. 27
Volleyball vs. Lamar University
7 p.m.
Beaumont

Friday, Oct. 28
Cross country at Southland Conference Championships
TBA
Nacogdoches

Soccer vs. Sam Houston State University
7 p.m.
SFA Soccer Field


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Early Childhood Laboratory to host Scholastic Book Fair this week

SFA’s Early Childhood Laboratory will host a Scholastic Book Fair from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today through Friday, Oct. 28, in the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center. 

To view book fair items that also are available for online purchase, click here. Online sales will be available beginning today through Nov. 1.

For more information, contact Lori Harkness, director of the ECHL, at (936) 468-4006.

2016 Fall Career and Internship Expo scheduled for Wednesday

SFA's Center for Career and Professional Development will host the 2016 Fall Career and Internship Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the event, especially those who may be looking to find a full-time or internship position. Click here for a list of participating employers. If a faculty member would like a record of attendance for their students, a class roster or a sign-in sheet must be provided by the faculty member to the CCPD by tomorrow.

Students will need to bring their student ID for check-in, as well as copies of their résumé to distribute to employers. Professional dress is required. Résumé assistance and the center's free Career Closet are available to help students prepare for the event. Information about these resources may be found on the center's website.

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


Business leaders to speak at SFA Leadership Summit Nov. 3

SFA’s Rusche College of Business will host the SFA Leadership Summit from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater.

This free event is scheduled in conjunction with the Nelson Rusche Distinguished Lecture Series, which premieres at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the student center Grand Ballroom.

The summit will feature a panel discussion with seven successful alumni about leadership principles and business and corporate issues.

Summit panelists include Greg Arnold, chairman and CEO of the Truman Arnold Companies; Chris Bagley, president and chief operating officer for BancorpSouth; Terry Bonno, senior vice president of marketing and contracts for Transocean; Michael Calbert, chairman of the board for Dollar General Corporation; Stacie Shirley, executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of Tuesday Morning Corporation; Steve Stagner, executive chairman and chairman of the board for Mattress Firm; and Michael Taff, executive vice president and CFO for Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.
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Athletics


Bowling finishes fourth at season-opening Wildcat Invitational

SFA bowling finished fourth at its season-opening event at the Bethune-Cookman Wildcat Invitational in Orlando, Florida. The Ladyjacks went 1-2 over the final day’s best-of-seven bracket play, closing out the opening weekend with an 8-4 overall mark.

Earning the No. 3 seed due to scoring average, SFA’s first bout of the day was another rematch with top-ranked University of Nebraska. The Ladyjacks and Cornhuskers split the opening four games with SFA winning the second (207-193) and fourth (229-191). SFA then found its groove in the final two games, defeating Nebraska 174-161 and 209-171 to take the opening match 4-2.
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Ladyjacks pound Northwestern State University, 3-0, in second-straight Southland sweep

SFA volleyball crushed Northwestern State University with a 3-0 win Saturday afternoon in Shelton Gym.

Less than 48 hours removed from registering her 1,000th career kill, senior middle blocker Justice Walker slammed down a match-best eight kills, added a solo block and six block assists as the Ladyjacks blasted NSU, 3-0. By out-blocking the Lady Demons by an 11-1 margin and limiting their Louisiana rivals to a .085 hitting percentage, SFA hiked its all-time record against NSU to 49-5.
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Two SFA doubles teams advance to semifinal round of consolation bracket

SFA’s tennis doubles teams of Lauren Hidalgo-Smith and Darinka Tiboldi and Denise Maxl and Kaja Ljubic both moved into the semifinals of the consolation round at the ITA Regionals presented by Oracle at Baylor University Sunday. Each team suffered a setback in that round to conclude their competition at the fall tournament.

Ljubic and Maxl punched their ticket to a semifinal bout by scoring an 8-3 triumph over the Texas State University duo of Pippa Carr and Joy Ming Ming Chia. On the opposite side of the bracket, Hidalgo-Smith and Tiboldi advanced by default after the Abilene Christian University team of Erin Walker and Whitney Williams withdrew from the event.
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SFA soccer beats University of the Incarnate Word, 2-0

SFA soccer beat the University of the Incarnate Word, 2-0, Sunday afternoon at the SFA Soccer Field and improves to 11-4-0 overall and 8-2-0 in conference.

Senior Brooke Dunnigan and sophomore Breanna Moore made the two goals of the game. After four years of being an anchor on the SFA back line, Dunnigan found her first career goal off a free kick in the 17th minute. Moore tacked on goal No. 5 for her season, giving her the third most goals on the team.
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Fine Arts

Hudson Middle School Choir to perform with SFA vocal ensembles tomorrow

SFA’s Choral Union and Women’s Choir will present “Voice of the Children,” featuring the Hudson Middle School Choir at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Highlights of the program include performances of John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children,” featuring the Stone Fort Wind Quintet, and Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols,” featuring SFA harpist Emily Mitchell. The program title was chosen because of these two compositions, according to Dr. Tod Fish, associate professor of voice and the choirs’ director.

The concert is a presentation of SFA's College of Fine Arts and School of Music. 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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WoodWired Duo to perform at SFA

SFA’s School of Music and the Cole Performing Arts Series will present the WoodWired Duo performing in a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on campus.

WoodWired is a new electroacoustic duo based in Denton. The duo features Dr. Cheyenne Cruz, clarinet, and Hannah Leffler, flute, teaming up to create a unique take on the popular clarinet/flute combination, according to Dr. Christopher Ayer, professor of clarinet at SFA.

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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