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This Week's Calendar

Monday, Oct. 3
Men's golf at Bill Ross Intercollegiate
All Day
Overland Park, Kansas

Women's golf at New Mexico State Aggie Invitational
All Day
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Tuesday, Oct. 4
Men's golf at Bill Ross Intercollegiate
All Day
Overland Park, Kansas

Women's golf at New Mexico State Aggie Invitational
All Day
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Wednesday, Oct. 5
Women's golf at New Mexico State Aggie Invitational
All Day
Las Cruces, New Mexico

Thursday, Oct. 6
Volleyball at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6:30 p.m.
Corpus Christi




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News & Announcements

Office of International Programs to host Global Gateway to Pakistan

Faculty and staff members are invited to join the Office of International Programs for a presentation on Pakistani culture at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the Math Building, Room 101. The presentation will be led by a student from Pakistan and will provide information about the country’s culture, its traditions and lifestyle and tastes of authentic Pakistani food. The presentation will be followed by an informal Q&A session.

Four Global Gateway presentations will take place this semester. Those who attend at least three presentations have the opportunity to enter a drawing to win a NoiseHush stereo headset with an in-line microphone.

For more information, contact international programs coordinator, Tetyana Kucher, at kucherta@sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-1179.

Second Conciousness Speaker Series presentation to take place next week

The second presentation by SFA faculty and staff members will take place next week as part of SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs’ ongoing Conciousness Speaker Series.

Aloma D. Marquis, School of Art faculty member, will discuss the act of dismantling racial injustice at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room 2.101.

Light refreshments will be provided. Sack lunches are allowed.

For more information, call the OMA at (936) 468-1073.

Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts town hall meeting

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom. The event aims to allow members of the SFA community to engage in meaningful conversation regarding current racial tensions in society and what students can do to promote unity on the SFA campus.

For more information, call the OMA at (936) 468-1073.

Wisely Fellowship 2017-18 course proposals due Friday

The School of Honors and the Office of Academic Affairs are pleased to sponsor the Wisely Fellowship during the 2017-18 academic year.
The Wisely Fellowship is a one-year position that allows the chosen applicant to spend the fall semester building relationships with honors students through programming. The Fellow will then offer a spring semester core course, uniquely designed for honors students.

For more information, see the Wisely Fellow website or contact Dr. Michael Tkacik, director of the School of Honors, at mtkacik@sfasu.edu. Electronic applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.

The Council on Undergraduate Research offering opportunities for student funding, conferences and events

Faculty members are invited to explore the opportunities and events made available through the Council on Undergraduate Research. Opportunities include nominating individuals for faculty awards, submitting research highlights and information about upcoming events and conferences.

Click here for a list of CUR events and initiatives.


Goal from Doyle keeps SFA's soccer team’s drive alive

SFA's soccer team took on the Lamar University Cardinals Friday. The Cardinals did their homework and kept the Ladyjacks in check, resulting in a low-scoring game. SFA’s defense was once again the backbone of the team as they limited the Cardinals, who average 10 shots a game, to only two shots.

SFA junior Hanna Barker and senior Amanda Doyle proved to be a stronghold in the game. Barker connected to Doyle in the 48th minute to take the lead for the Ladyjacks. The assist from Barker gave Doyle a total of six on the season, her new career-high record. The goal would be Doyle’s third on the season.
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Ladyjack volleyball team shakes off slow start to collect victory over Nicholls State University

Entering the game as one of three undefeated Southland Conference squads, the SFA volleyball team shook off a sluggish start to hold off Nicholls State University (4-15, 0-4 SLC) by capturing a 3-1 victory over the Colonels in Shelton Gym Saturday.

For the fourth match in a row, SFA senior Justice Walker stood out as the driving force for the Ladyjacks, earning a team-best 15 kills to go along with eight block assists. SFA freshman Ann Hollas put the wraps on her second-straight double-double by passing out a career-best 43 assists to go along with 14 digs.
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SFA soccer team wins fourth shutout against McNeese State University

The SFA soccer team's win against McNeese State University Sunday marked the seventh time in program history the team has earned a 4-0 start in conference play. The latest win is the Ladyjacks’ fourth shutout of the season, keeping them undefeated in conference play.

Junior Hanna Barker tacked on another goal to her season record. She now has seven season goals under her belt, which ties her career-high record. Sophomore Breanna Moore scored the second goal for the team in a net scramble. Moore also has tied her career-high record for goals.
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Early stumbles doom Lumberjacks at Battle of the Piney Woods

Second-ranked Sam Houston State University positioned themselves as the aggressors and never let up, opening up a 35-0 lead over SFA that led to a 63-28 finish in the 91st installment of the Battle of the Piney Woods at NRG Stadium Saturday. With this loss, SFA drops to 3-2 on the year and 2-1 in Southland Conference play.

The Lumberjacks finished the night with 446 yards of total offense on 92 plays, running 18 more plays than the Bearkats’ 74. SHSU tallied 653 total yards, averaging 8.8 yards per play compared to 4.8 for the Lumberjacks.
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Fine Arts

Concerto winners to perform with Orchestra of the Pines tonight

SFA's Orchestra of the Pines will spotlight this year’s concerto winners in a concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Each work in the program, which is titled “A Musical Homage,” pays tribute to another work, according to Dr. Gene H. Moon, director of orchestras at SFA. The program opens with “Le Tombeau de Couperin,” a work by Maurice Ravel, who pays homage to the Baroque master, François Couperin, Moon said.

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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Cole Series to feature guest bassoon, piano recital tomorrow

SFA's School of Music will present Ann Shoemaker and Kae Hosoda-Ayer in a guest bassoon and piano recital at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The program will feature all modern repertoire for bassoon and piano, written in the 20th and 21st centuries by French and American composers. Shoemaker and Ayer recorded the music for a CD that will be released in 2017. Among the highlights is Joseph Schwantner’s “Black Anemones,” which was originally written for soprano and piano and adapted for flute and piano at the request of flute artist Ransom Wilson, Shoemaker explained.

The performance is a feature of the Cole Performing Arts Series. 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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You may not realize it by looking at the photograph, but the frog pictured below, which recently passed away, was quite famous.

Toughie was the last-known Rabb’s fringe-limbed tree frog, and with his loss, his species is now extinct. Click here to read more about Toughie and the extinction crisis he represents.

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