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Thursday, Oct. 12
Volleyball at University of the Incarnate Word
7 p.m.
San Antonio

Friday, Oct. 13
Cross-country at the University of Alabama's Crimson Classic
All day
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Men's Tennis at five-day Intercollegiate Tennis Association Texas Regionals
All day
Fort Worth

Soccer vs. Southeastern Louisiana University
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Women's Tennis at five-day Intercollegiate Tennis Association Texas Regionals
All day
Fort Worth

Saturday, Oct. 14
Football at the University of Central Arkansas
6 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas

Volleyball at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
1 p.m.
Corpus Christi

Sunday, Oct. 15
Soccer vs Nicholls State University
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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Faculty Senate meeting scheduled for Wednesday

The Faculty Senate is scheduled to meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Math Building, room 101.

Observers are welcome to attend. The meeting also will be streamed live here.

Strategic Plan Strategy Update Session scheduled

Members of the SFA community are invited to attend the Strategy Update Session scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Regent's Suite A.

In these sessions, Strategic Plan working groups will make a short presentation detailing their progress and recommendations, followed by audience questions, comments and discussion.

Rusche College of Business to host Evening with Executives

SFA’s Rusche College of Business will present an Evening with Executives featuring Kelley B. Hall, Bank of America’s senior vice president, at 6 p.m. tomorrow, in the McGee Business Building, Room 133.

Hall will discuss “Building your Brand” and the relationship between your brand and success. He also will participate in a question-and-answer session.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students of this opportunity.

Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Moore Farms Botanical Gardens’ education and events manager

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Rebecca Turk, education and events manager for Moore Farms Botanical Gardens in Lake City, South Carolina, will present “Moore Farms Botanical Garden: A Germinating Success from Concept and Collections to Programs.” The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month and includes a rare-plant raffle after the program.

For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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SFA Alumni Association to host Purple Pride Raffle

SFA Alumni Association is now selling tickets for the Purple Pride Raffle, which will begin Jan. 2, 2018.

There will be 52 chances to win Purple Pride prizes ranging in value from $300 to $1,200. A prize will be awarded every week and each ticket could win multiple times throughout the year.

For a list of prizes and to purchase tickets, click here.

Campus Recreation

Walk Across Texas registration now open

Registration for Walk Across Texas is now open through Friday, Oct 13.

Beginning Oct. 16, the four week program is meant to help people of all ages establish the habit of regular physical activity. Walk, run, hike or stroll your way to earn those Texas miles!

The free program is open to all full-time and part-time faculty and staff members, retirees and graduate assistants. To register your team of four or as an individual, visit sfasu.edu/WAT. Free pedometers are available.

For more information, contact Jessica Waguespack at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu.

Athletics

Women’s volleyball powers past Lamar University in four sets

Less than 72 hours after registering their lowest kill output of 2017 and walking away with a win, SFA’s volleyball team ramped up its offense in order to remain one of the top teams in the Southland Conference.
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Ladyjacks overtake the University of Central Arkansas

SFA’s soccer team took the game with a 1-0 victory over the University of Central Arkansas Friday in Conway, Arkansas.

The Ladyjacks outclassed the Sugar Bears in all facets of the game, which helped the team keep pace in a tight battle atop the league standings and improve to 7-6 overall. Read More

Lumberjacks unable to pull off upset in 92nd Battle of the Piney Woods

SFA's football team left it all on the field, but was unable to upend No. 11 Sam Houston State University Saturday at NRG Stadium in Houston, falling by a score of 27-16.

Despite forcing three turnovers, collecting an onside kick and seeing the Bearkats commit 13 penalties for 144 yards, the Lumberjacks were outgained 508 to 219 in total offensive yards.
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Fine Arts

Renowned soloist Hitz to perform tuba recital tonight

As another guest artist recital celebrating the 2017 Octubafest at SFA, internationally renowned soloist Andrew Hitz will perform at 7:30 p.m. tonight, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Octubafest is a performance series held by many universities around the world to showcase the tuba and euphonium as solo and chamber music instruments, according to Dr. J.D. Salas, associate professor of tuba and euphonium studies at SFA. Hitz will collaborate with pianist Dr. Hsin-I Huang, a recent addition to the SFA School of Music faculty. Salas will also perform with Hitz on a piece called “Three Grooves for Two Tubas” by Tom Holtz.

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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fLOW Quartet to perform at SFA

The Dallas-Fort Worth area-based fLOW Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Music Recital Hall as part of the SFA School of Music’s Octubafest celebration.

Octubafest is an event that occurs at many universities around the world. The observance is designed to highlight the tuba and euphonium for their solo and chamber repertoire, according to Dr. J.D. Salas, associate professor of tuba and euphonium studies at SFA.

Admission is free. For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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