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This Week's Calendar

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

Friday, Oct. 7
Cross country in Aggieland Open
College Station

Soccer vs. University of Central Arkansas
7 p.m.
SFA Soccer Field




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News & Announcements

Division of University Affairs releases annual Beyond the Classroom report

Each October, SFA's Division of University Affairs releases its Beyond the Classroom report. The report highlights data that illustrates the impact of the division's programs on students.

Click here to view the report.

Center for Career and Professional Development seeking input via survey

The Center for Career and Professional Development is seeking input on its Jobs4Jacks system. All students and faculty and staff members are invited to complete the survey. Click here to take the survey.

One participant will be randomly selected to win a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card. A winner will be chosen Saturday, Oct. 15, and will be notified via email.

For more information, contact Jamie Bouldin, director of the Center for Career and Professional Development, at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu.

SFA to host ‘Green is the New Black’ event to raise sustainability awareness

Hospitality administration and fashion merchandising students in SFA’s School of Human Sciences are raising awareness about sustainability with a “Green is the New Black” event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Culinary Café, located in the Education Annex Building.

The event will feature a three-course dinner, a runway show and a fashion gallery tour, which will showcase the students’ event-planning, culinary and design skills.

Tickets, which include dinner, the exhibit and the runway show, are on sale now and cost $15 per person. Seating is limited, so guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early. Click here to purchase tickets.

For more information, contact Dr. Gina Causin, assistant professor in hospitality administration, at (936) 468-1411 or causing@sfasu.edu.
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Next Safe Space Ally Training to take place in spring

More than 40 faculty and staff members attended the Safe Space Ally Training Wednesday, Sept. 28. The training is hosted by SFA Counseling Services and is designed to help campuses create a safe space for LGBT students. SFA counselor Charlotte Jackson led last month’s training session.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to keep an eye out for the spring training date in order to yield another well-attended training event.

Proposals being accepted for Diversity Conference workshop presentations

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs' third annual Diversity Conference is scheduled for Jan. 28, 2017. At this time, the OMA Caucus is opening a call for proposals to  faculty and staff members or students who may be interested in presenting at the conference.
Workshop presentations should address at least one of the following areas: multicultural education, leadership, gender identity, ethnicity, race, ability/disability, religion, sexual orientation, social issues or social justice. To present on a topic of diversity and multiculturalism that is not previously listed, write in the category on the workshop proposal form.
Click here for proposal forms. Proposals are due Friday, Nov. 18.

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

Office of International Programs to host Global Gateway to Pakistan today

Faculty and staff members are invited to join the Office of International Programs for a presentation on Pakistani culture at 4 p.m. today 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 Tetyana Kucher, international programs coordinator, at kucherta@sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-1179.

Join the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for morning coffee and snacks tomorrow

Faculty and staff members are invited to join the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs from 9 to 11 a.m. tomorrow in the ORSP office located in Dugas Liberal Arts North Building, Room 421, to enjoy coffee and snacks while learning about available internal grants.

Attendees are welcome to come and go as they please. For more information, call the ORSP at (936) 468-6606.

SFA’s online master’s degree program in educational leadership ranked third best in nation

SFA’s online master’s degree program in educational leadership was named the third best and among the most affordable online programs in the nation, according to a recent ranking by Educational Leadership Degree Programs, a website dedicated to helping students select the degree program that best suits their needs.

Website editors based the rankings on specific criteria, including tuition, accreditation and size of the program. Site editors said SFA’s program “bolsters Texas’ status as the queen of online education leadership degrees.”

SFA’s nationally accredited program offers a 30-hour master’s degree in educational leadership and an 18-hour principal certification. The program is administered completely online through Desire to Learn, the university’s online course-delivery system.
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Acclaimed poet to present at SFA

SFA’s Department of English and Creative Writing is hosting Dr. David Baker, a poet, professor and editor, who will read a selection of his personal works at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in Dugas Liberal Arts North Building, Room 142.

“David Baker brings a considerable reputation and talent to the SFA community,” said Dr. Mark Sanders, SFA professor of English and chair of the department. “He is the author of numerous books of poems and criticism, a Guggenheim Fellowship Award winner and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award winner. He is highly regarded nationally and internationally.”

Thursday night’s reading is free and open to the public.
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Campus Recreation

"Cook This, Not That" seminar to be offered tomorrow

Join Employee Wellness for "Cook This, Not That" at 5:15 p.m. tomorrow in the Campus Recreation Meeting Room.  

During this seminar, participants will learn healthier ways to cook while still eating their favorite foods. 

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


Midnight Madness set for Oct. 14 in Johnson Coliseum

Fans of SFA’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are invited to attend Midnight Madness presented by Citizens 1st Bank at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in Johnson Coliseum. The event allows fans to help cheer on the teams as they tip off their 2016-17 seasons. The event is free and open to the public.

Every player from both teams will be present, as well as both coaching staffs. Players will mingle with fans before the squads put their skills on display on the court. The Lumberjacks will engage in a slam dunk contest, and the Ladyjacks will take part in an intrasquad scrimmage.
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Men’s golf sits three shots back of first after opening rounds of Bill Ross Intercollegiate

Impressive performances across the board have SFA’s men’s golf team in the hunt for a tournament title heading into the final round of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Bill Ross Intercollegiate. The Lumberjacks posted an even-par 576 through the opening two rounds of the event and are in second overall, three shots back of the tournament leader.

After 18 holes, the team found itself in first place with a 6-under 282, the lowest single round for the Jacks since a 281 in 2014, and is tied for the 14th lowest round in program history. All five SFA golfers finished the morning round at par or better, led by SFA golf freshman Zach Sudinsky’s 3-under 69, the first sub-70 round of his collegiate career.
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White ties program record with 5-under 67 in first round of Aggie Invitational

SFA golf senior Jessie White seemingly couldn’t miss during the opening 18 holes of the New Mexico State Invitational and tied for a program individual low round with a 5-under 67 in round one. White leads the individual field after the opening day of the tournament by three strokes. SFA stands fifth in team standings with a 17-over 305.

White’s 67 is tied for the lowest individual round in SFA's golf program's history with Erica Lautensack’s 67 at the Oral Roberts University Bob Hurley Shootout in 2015.
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Fine Arts

Cole Series to feature guest bassoon, piano recital tonight

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. tonight in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The program will feature an all-modern repertoire for bassoon and piano, which was 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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Exciting, educational children’s shows coming to SFA campus

The Children’s Performing Arts Series, hosted by the College of Fine Arts, gives potential future SFA students and their teachers and parents another opportunity to visit campus and learn about the many programs offered here.

The 2016-17 series opens Thursday, Oct. 27, with “Pollyanna” presented by Stars Within Reach Productions and targeting children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Based on the best-selling classic by Eleanor H. Porter, the all-new, original musical tells the story of one little girl’s philosophy on life of always finding something to be glad about, no matter the circumstances.

Performances are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on show dates in Turner Auditorium on campus. Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more.
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Musical includes political themes, opportunity to register to vote

Those who are not registered to vote in the Nov. 8 general election may do so when they attend SFA’s School of Theatre’s production of the emo rock musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.”

The show premieres at 7:30 p.m. tonight and will play through Saturday, Oct. 8, in Turner Auditorium on campus. Student-conducted voter registration will take place in the Griffith Fine Arts Lobby prior to and following each nightly performance, according to Angela Bacarisse, professor of theatre at SFA and the show’s director and choreographer.

Single tickets to “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7.50 for students/youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.theatre.sfasu.edu. The show is recommended for mature audiences. A content advisory also may be viewed at the previous link.
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If you’re a fan of actor Christopher Walken, you may be interested to learn about an exhibit in Queens, New York, that pays tribute to him with an installation titled “Monument to Walken.”

Created by artist Bryan Zanisnik, the display contains a number of concrete busts resembling Walken’s face. Click here to view more photos of the exhibit.

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