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Friday, Oct. 27
Bowling at three-day Brunswick Bearcat Open
Fairview Heights, Illinois

Cross-country at Southland Conference Championships
All day
Abilene

SFA Planetarium
"Hubble Vision"

7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium

Soccer at Sam Houston State University
6:30 p.m.
Huntsville

Saturday, Oct. 28
Football at Lamar University
6 p.m.
Beaumont

Volleyball at Southeastern Louisiana University
1 p.m.
Hammond, Louisiana

Sunday, Oct. 29
Men's golf at three-day Duck Commander Intercollegiate
El Dorado, Arkansas

Women's golf at three-day Little Rock Women's Golf Classic
Hot Springs, Arkansas


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Office of Multicultural Affairs to celebrate 25th anniversary

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will celebrate their 25th anniversary at SFA Wednesday, Nov. 1 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza with a reception to follow from 3 to 5 p.m. in the BPSC Regent’s Suite A.

The festivities will begin in the BPSC Plaza with giveaways, T-shirts and a photo booth.

At the reception, there will be student organization performances and special guest speakers.

Hospitality administration students travel to Las Vegas for global trade show

Students in the hospitality administration program recently traveled to Las Vegas to participate in IMEX America, a worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events.

One of the nation’s largest trade shows, IMEX America showcases various companies, including domestic suppliers, tourist offices, hotels, airlines, cruise lines, spa resorts and technology providers. 

During the trade show, students participated in the prestigious Future Leaders Forum, which brings industry leaders together to network, provide international and regional insights, and discuss key field-related topics.
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Fitness and Human Performance Lab recruiting participants for study

SFA’s Fitness and Human Performance Lab is recruiting healthy, physically untrained men and women between the age of 18-65 who: (1) may have above normal blood pressure, (2) are not currently taking blood pressure medication, and (3) are capable of performing walking exercise for a research study.

The study will measure the blood pressure response to aquatic and land exercise at varying intensities. Participants will receive a resting blood pressure assessment, ambulatory blood pressure assessment, body fat analysis and four supervised exercise sessions.

For more information, contact Dustin Joubert, assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, at joubertd@sfasu.edu.

SFA students gain nutrition-counseling experience through simulation

As Alexis Malquist, a senior dietetics major from Grapevine, enters the mock hospital room in the DeWitt School of Nursing’s Ed and Gwen Cole Simulation Lab, she begins treating her “patient,” a mannequin named Miss Hernandez.

In this scenario, Malquist must counsel Hernandez on weight management. In a control room, Sarah Drake, clinical instructor in SFA’s School of Human Sciences, gives a voice to the mannequin and begins testing Malquist.

For the third time, Drake has partnered with the School of Nursing to offer students in her nutrition-counseling course a hands-on learning experience to test their counseling skills.
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Thanksgiving Cook-off to be hosted by hospitality administration students

Students enrolled in SFA’s hospitality administration program are sponsoring their first Thanksgiving Cook-Off Celebration from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 near the Surfin’ Steve statue.

There is a $10 entry fee for each dish entered. The recipes will be published in a cookbook. Participation in the cook-off is open to everyone in the community.

To enter the cook-off, contact Alexandra Powell at powellas@jacks.sfasu.edu.

Attendees will be able to taste the cook-off dishes by purchasing tickets. Tickets cost $2 per person in advance and $5 per person at the gate. Tickets can be purchased online here. When purchasing tickets online, specify in the “other” section that the ticket is for the hospitality administration Thanksgiving Cook-off.

For general information, contact Lucas Fandry, marketing committee chair, at fandrylk@jacks.sfasu.edu or Causin at (936) 468-1411 or causingf@sfasu.edu.

Athletics

Volleyball moves to top of the Southland Conference with last night's win

SFA’s volleyball earned their eighth-straight victory last night inside the Human Performance Center in New Orleans.

Sophomores Danae Daron and Shayla Eagleton teamed up for a pair of big-time rejections that helped break a 22-22 tie in the fourth. Junior Haley Coleman stepped up and delivered nine of her match-high 17 kills through the final frame to help the Ladyjacks score a 3-1 win.
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Cross-country to compete at Southland Conference Championships today

SFA’s men's and women's cross-country teams will compete at the Southland Conference Championship in Abilene, Texas.

For the SFA women, the race is an opportunity to defend their title from last fall, when they claimed the championship. For the men's team, it is a chance to earn the title for themselves.
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Bowling travels to Illinois for Brunswick Bearcat Open

SFA’s bowling team will travel today to the three-day Brunswick Bearcat Open held at St. Clair Bowl in Fairview Heights, Illinois.

The tournament is hosted by defending National Collegiate Athletic Association national champion McKendree University, who became the first NCAA Division II school to claim the NCAA bowling this past spring.
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Fine Arts

University to present student-directed ‘Baby with the Bathwater' tonight

SFA’s School of Theatre will present Christopher Durang’s full-length play “Baby with the Bathwater” at 7:30 p.m. tonight, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, in the Downstage Theatre in the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

Directed by Center senior Avery Tindol, “Baby with the Bathwater” is a dark comedy about the struggles of both parenthood and childhood. It is recommended for mature audiences.

Tickets are $6. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.
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Texas State University Trio to perform works by Brahms, Ligeti

The Texas State University Trio will present music for horn, violin and piano when the ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, in Cole Concert Hall.

The trio includes Texas State University School of Music faculty members Dr. Lynn Ledbetter, violin; Dr. William McNally, piano; and Dr. Caroline Steiger, horn.

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 finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Madrigal Singers to present annual fall concert

SFA’s Madrigal Singers will present a choral program, “Sacred and Profane,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in Cole Concert Hall.

The concert will explore themes of love, nature, the divine and exotic fairy tales, according to Dr. Michael Murphy, director of choral activities 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 finearts.sfasu.edu. Read More

Percussion Ensemble to perform works by Reich, Mellits, De Mey

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the SFA Percussion Ensemble in concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Under the direction of Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies at SFA, the ensemble will perform works by Thierry De Mey, Steve Reich, Marc Mellits, John Psathas, Owen Clayton Condon and Matt Moore.

The concert also will feature the premiere performance of “Aqua Vitae” by Stephen Gorbos. SFA’s Phi Boota Roota percussion fraternity was part of the consortium that funded the new work.

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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