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This Week's Calendar

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
TBA
College Station

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

Saturday, Oct. 8
Football vs. Nicholls State University
2:30 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana

Volleyball vs. University of the Incarnate Word
11 a.m.
San Antonio


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Office of Multicultural Affairs to host Muslim Spoken Word event

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs invites members of the SFA community to attend Muslim Spoken Word with internationally acclaimed writer and performer Maryam Kashmir, a third-generation British-Kashmiri Muslim who will serve as keynote speaker. The event aims to educate the SFA campus about the Muslim culture and religion.

Kashmir will perform spoken word while educating and engaging the audience about her life journey as a Muslim woman. Kashmir and a panel of Muslim students will be available for questions after the performance.

The event is free and is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater.

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

Faculty members invited to provide input on classroom spaces needing upgrade

The Teaching and Learning Advancement Team, one of several teams tasked with formulating recommendations to foster academic and co-curricular innovation in support of SFA Envisioned, recommended that funds be dedicated to upgrade classroom spaces across campus to accommodate active-learning pedagogies. Part of the process of identifying rooms for upgrade is to seek input from faculty members.

To nominate rooms to be upgraded, complete this form. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 7.

SFA Gardens to host bulb hybridizer Brent Heath tomorrow

SFA Gardens will host a special presentation at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. Brent Heath, a third-generation bulb grower, will present “Bulbs of the Deep South.”

Brent is a co-owner with his wife, Becky, of Brent and Becky’s Bulbs, a Virginia-based wholesale and retail mail-order bulb catalog and website business that offers numerous types of bulbs for sale to botanical gardens, cities, universities, landscape designers and gardeners across the country. The Heaths are daffodil hybridizers and have a number of small, multi-flowered, fragrant hybrids.

The cost of the seminar is $10, and tickets can be purchased online at sfagardens.sfasu.edu. For more information, call (936) 468-4129 or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Campus Recreation

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

Join Employee Wellness for "Cook This, Not That" at 5:15 p.m. tonight in the Student Recreation Center 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.

Athletics


SFA bowling ranks second in National Tenpin Coaches Association preseason poll

The reigning national champion SFA bowling team enters the 2016-17 season ranked second in the National Tenpin Coaches Association preseason poll.

The Ladyjacks finished with 1,302 points in the preseason poll, 10 points behind preseason favorite University of Nebraska’s 1,312. The second-place ranking comes despite SFA receiving 22 of the possible 37 first-place votes, compared to just eight first place votes for the Cornhuskers.
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Women's golf remains fifth after second round of Aggie Invitational

SFA’s women’s golf team held strong Tuesday throughout the second round of the New Mexico State Aggie Invitational in Las Cruces, New Mexico, remaining fifth among the 10-team field. The Ladyjacks matched their 17-over 305 from round one and are at 34-over 610 through the first 36 holes.

Freshman Alexandra Batista posted the low round of the day for the Ladyjacks, shooting a career-low 1-over 73. After posting a 3-over 39 on the back nine, Batista went 2-under 34 on the front nine and is tied for eighth overall in the individual standings at 6-over 150.
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Brown's 4-under 68 leads men’s golf to fourth-place finish at Bill Ross Intercollegiate

SFA’s men’s golf team closed out the two-day 2016 University of Missouri-Kansas City Bill Ross Intercollegiate Tuesday in Overland Park, Kansas, with a fourth-place finish, posting a 10-over 874 in the second tournament of the season. The Lumberjacks registered a 10-over 298 in Tuesday's final round, slipping back two spots in the final team standings.

Senior Cory Brown posted his best finish as a Lumberjack, placing fourth overall with a 3-under 213, including a 4-under 68 in round three. The standings mark the first top-10 finish of Brown's career, as he shaved seven shots off his previous low-round 73 and nine shots off his previous tournament-best 222.
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Football heads to Thibodaux for showdown at Nicholls State University

The SFA football team will return to Louisiana this week for a key Southland Conference showdown with Nicholls State University Saturday. The game against the Colonels kicks off at 2:30 p.m. from John L. Guidry Stadium in Thibodaux and will air on the American Sports Network.
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Fine Arts

SFA Wind Ensemble to perform music of composer Biedenbender

SFA’s Wind Ensemble will present a concert featuring the music of American composer David Biedenbender at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in Turner Auditorium on campus.

The program will include Biedenbender’s “Dreams in the Dusk,” featuring Dr. Nathan Nabb, professor of saxophone at SFA, as soloist.

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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