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This Week's Calendar

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

Saturday, Oct. 29
Football vs. the University of the Incarnate Word
6 p.m.
San Antonio

Volleyball vs. Houston Baptist University
1 p.m.
Houston


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Dr. Linda Black

Associate professor in SFA’s Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership

Black recently received the Billy Sills Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Council for the Social Studies, which is a nonprofit organization serving social studies educators and supporters across the state. She was presented with the award Oct. 15 at the annual conference in Corpus Christi.

The award honors members who have demonstrated exemplary service to the organization and exemplify the professional social studies educator, according to the council’s website.

Black has served the organization as president and board representative for the local council in Houston; parliamentarian, vice president and president of the state organization; and she was a member of the board of directors for the National Council for Social Studies. She also was awarded Secondary Teacher of the Year for the state organization in 1992, and in 1993, she was selected the national Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year.
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News & Announcements

Rusche College of Business creates One Button Studio, testing room

SFA’s Rusche College of Business has renovated a classroom on the third floor of the McGee Business Building into a One Button Studio and a 20-seat testing room.

Room 322 is now transformed into a dual-purpose area where students and faculty members can create video projects with the click of a button.

“This technology is a great learning tool for students to practice the communication skills needed for their professions,” Dr. Todd Brown, associate dean of the Rusche College of Business, said. “It is easy to use, and you don’t have to be tech savvy to create professional presentations.”
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SFA Homecoming

Office of Multicultural Affairs to host Step Show

As part of SFA’s Homecoming festivities, SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a Step Show at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Coupled with the show will be a performance by comedian and Step Show emcee Ronnie Jordan as well as a history lesson on stepping.

Pre-sale tickets to the 2016 OMA Step Show are $5 and can be purchased at the information desk in the student center. Tickets purchased at the door will be $10.
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Homecoming football game to air on American Sports Network

SFA’s 2016 Homecoming football game against the University of Central Arkansas will be televised nationally on the American Sports Network Saturday, Nov. 5.

Due to the television coverage, the game will kick off 30 minutes earlier than originally planned, with the updated kickoff time scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

The broadcast marks the American Sports Network’s first visit to Homer Bryce Stadium and the fifth time the Lumberjacks will play on the network since the agreement with the conference was reached prior to the 2015 season.
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Campus Recreation


‘Survival Guide: Dining Out and Grocery Shopping’ seminar to be offered next week

Join Employee Wellness for "Survial Guide: Dining Out and Grocery Shopping" at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Student Recreation Center Meeting Room.  

During this seminar, participants will learn how to make the right choices while dining out and how to navigate the grocery store to make healthy choices. 

To pre-register for this free seminar, contact Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu.

Athletics

Walker named Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week

For the second time this year, SFA volleyball senior middle blocker Justice Walker has been named the Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week.

The Fort Worth native played a major role in keeping the Ladyjacks in control of the No. 2 spot in conference standings by helping the squad go 2-0 last week. More than one-third of SFA’s 40 total blocks came from Walker, who averaged 2.17 rejections per set in a pair of Southland Conference sweeps.
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Ladyjacks sit third after day one of Lady Cardinal Classic

SFA’s women’s golf team currently sits third among the nine-team field after 36 holes of play at the University of the Incarnate Word Lady Cardinal Classic. The Ladyjacks posted a 32-over 600 on day one, 14 strokes off the pace of tournament leader, the University of the Incarnate Word, as all five Ladyjacks are among the individual top-20.

After capturing the Incarnate Word fall tournaments in both 2014 and 2015, SFA’s quest for a three-peat got off to a slow start as the Ladyjacks posted a 21-over 305 in round one. SFA golf senior Jessie White and freshman Alexandra Batista led the way for SFA as the duo each shot a 4-over 75, followed by a 5-over 76 from redshirt sophomore Erica Lautensack and an 8-over 79 from senior Ann Holcomb and freshman Haleigh Jordan.
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Fine Arts

Hudson Middle School Choir to perform with SFA vocal ensembles tonight

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. tonight 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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