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Wednesday, Oct. 4

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Wednesday, Oct. 4
Volleyball vs. University of New Orleans
6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 6
Soccer at University of Central Arkansas
7 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas

Saturday, Oct. 7
Football vs. Sam Houston State University in the Battle of the Piney Woods
1 p.m.

Volleyball at Lamar University
1 p.m.




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Dr. Raul Prezas

Human Services, associate professor

Prezas and Phuong Palafox from Bilinguistics in Austin were invited to deliver two presentations addressing the needs of English Language Learners at the annual Executive Council meeting of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The presentations will cover best practices for speech and language assessment and intervention of English Language Learners in the school setting. Topics will include working with interpreters, dynamic assessment, conceptual scoring, theoretical bases for intervention and serving bilingual populations. Attendees will include state leaders who service various speech, language and hearing populations.

Prezas and Palafox are co-chairs of the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Committee, which is part of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

News & Announcements

Faculty and Staff Picnic this afternoon

Join Baker and Janice Pattillo at the annual Faculty and Staff Picnic from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Online ordering available for printing and graphic services

Printing and Graphic Design Services is excited to announce the launch of a new online shopping portal to meet the SFA community’s printing needs. A range of products including letterhead, envelopes, invitations, brochures and wide format banners are offered on the website. Access the new site in mySFA using the Printing Services link to setup your account and start shopping. Items are available to order immediately through FOAP accounts or by credit card. For more information, email printingservices@sfasu.edu, or call (936) 468-1796.

Colts place at world championship

SFA’s equine program successfully exhibited two weanling colts from the university’s breeding program at the 2017 American Paint Horse Association World Championship Show held in Fort Worth.

Make Me Move, a solid paint-bred colt, was named Reserve Breeder’s Trust Futurity Champion and placed sixth in the solid paint-bred Weanling Stallions Class, while Remember the Name, also a solid paint-bred colt, placed fifth in the same class.

Kelsey Chatigny and Sarah Bone, both senior animal science majors, were enrolled in the equine reproduction course that monitored the gestation and birth of both colts. They continued their direct involvement through an independent study course designed to prepare students to work in the equine industry. With assistance from Michaelle Coker, SFA equine center supervisor, Bone and Chatigny fed, groomed, trained and exercised the colts six days a week in preparation for the world show.

To learn more about the SFA equine program, contact Coker at cokermk@sfasu.edu.

Office of International Programs hosting exchange students

The Office of International Programs is hosting 14 exchange students from six different locations this semester.

The Office of International Programs works to ensure the students thrive during their time at the university. The program works to help students easily transition to living in America. Many exchange students deal with myriad issues and new challenges, such as introductions to new and different foods, academic course offerings and lack of public transportation. The office also verifies that credits acquired at SFA will transfer when the exchange students return to their home countries.

For more information about international programs at SFA, visit sfasu.edu/oip.

Employee Wellness to host Increasing Your Control Over Food seminar today

Employee Wellness is hosting two free sessions of the Increasing Your Control Over Food seminar at 12:15 and 5:15 p.m. today in the Campus Recreation Meeting Room.

Discover how to make balanced choices even if you are off track with your eating, don’t sleep enough and have too much going on in your life.

To sign up, contact Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu.

Free screenings available for National Depression Screening Day today

Free, in-person screenings are being offered for National Depression Screening Day from 2 to 6 p.m. today in the Human Services Building.

Participants will complete a questionnaire that screens for depression and will be able to speak with a supervised counselor-in-training to review their results. If necessary, appropriate referrals can be made. Information about depression and other mental health issues will be available.

Screenings are open to all SFA students and faculty and staff members.

Alumni Association requesting auction item donations

The SFA Alumni Association is requesting unique, fun and interesting SFA-themed items to share on the Alumni Homecoming Auction. Proceeds benefit SFA Alumni programs and scholarships.

To donate, click here.


Women’s golf finishes third at Sam Houston State University’s Bearkat Invitational

SFA’s women's golf team posted a top-five finish with a 58-over 910 at Sam Houston State University’s two-day Bearkat Invitational.

Placing third in the 11-team field, the Ladyjacks capped off the tournament by shooting a 23-over 307 in wet and rainy conditions yesterday.
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Basketball holds open practice in Johnson Coliseum

Yesterday afternoon SFA’s basketball team officially began preparation when it convened for its first official practice of the 2017-18 season.

For over two-and-a-half hours, the 13-man squad engaged in a spirited, high-intensity practice that showed off, according to second-year head coach Kyle Keller, just how big of a weapon the team's speed and athleticism could be for this season.
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Fine Arts

Cellist Ružević to perform at SFA

Renowned cellist Nikola Nino Ružević will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in Cole Concert Hall.

Ružević, who is associate professor of cello and chamber music and the coordinator of chamber music studies at the University of North Texas, will perform with his wife, pianist Lara Ružević.

The program will feature Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata for Cello, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “Vocalise,” and Croatian cello compositions. The concert also will feature a cello ensemble composition involving students of Dr. Evgeni Raychev, instructor of cello in SFA’s 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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Professional Houston bassist Whittaker to perform tomorrow

Houston bassist Dennis Whittaker will present a guest artist recital at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building.

His performance is a feature of SFA's School of Music’s Calliope Concert Series and will highlight works by Francois Rabbath, J.S. Bach, Cesar Franck and other composers.

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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Omojo Percussion Duo to perform guest recital tomorrow

The Omojo Percussion Duo will perform a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall as part of SFA's School of Music’s Calliope Concert Series.

Oliver Molina and Joe W. Moore III will perform duo works by living composers. Their goal is to highlight living composers who are composing exciting and interesting works for the percussion duo idiom.

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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Kimball discussion to showcase current exhibition tomorrow

Wayne Kimball will host an artist talk and reception from 5 to 6 p.m. tomorrow in Griffith Gallery where “Fragmentation: The Lithographs of Wayne Kimball” is on display through Nov. 10.

Admission to the exhibition and reception is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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German designers Tom Hambrock and Juri Spetter created the Fliz, a bike that uses foot power rather than pedals and gears to get moving.

The design includes a light-weight frame, harness and wheels. The rider gains momentum by running or going down a hill to gain speed, then they can rest their feet on the back wheel and “hang-glide” while using the handle bars to steer. Hambrock and Spetter hope the unusual construction will promote an alternative to driving.

To read more, click here.

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