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This Week's Calendar

Tuesday, Nov. 1
Men's golf at Duck Commander Intercollegiate
All Day
El Dorado, Arkansas

Volleyball at Sam Houston State University
6:30 p.m.

Women's golf at Little Rock Women's Golf Classic
All Day
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Thursday, Nov. 3
Volleyball vs. University of New Orleans
6:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 4
Bowling at Sam Houston State University Track Kat Clash
All Day

Men's basketball vs. Huston-Tillotson University
6:30 p.m.

Tennis at David Kent Invitational
All Day
College Station

Saturday, Nov. 5
Bowling at Sam Houston State Track Kat Clash
All Day

Football vs. University of Central Arkansas
2:30 p.m.
Homer Bryce Stadium

Volleyball vs. Southeastern Louisiana University

Women's tennis at David Kent Invitational
All Day
College Station




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Ken Morton

Director, Student Recreation Center

Morton will deliver the keynote address at the opening session of the National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association Leaders in Collegiate Recreation Region IV conference that will take place Nov. 6 through 9 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Morton also has been asked to serve on the NIRSA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Commission's EDI Summit taking place Nov. 16 through 19 in Atlanta.  The goal of the summit is to work toward developing a curriculum and tools to help individual NIRSA members, recreation departments and the NIRSA national office strengthen competencies around equity, diversity and inclusion.

News & Announcements

Upgrade to TimeClock Plus timekeeping system coming soon

SFA’s employee timekeeping software TimeClock Plus is updating the software's look and feel for a more user-friendly system with added functions benefiting managers. Information about the go live and manuals with test links are being sent out by payroll prior to the release. 

If everything goes smoothly, the expected upgrade will occur Sunday, Nov. 6. Changes to this date will be communicated via email. Questions about the new version can be directed to tcp@sfasu.edu.

Office of International Programs to host Global Gateway to Tunisia

Faculty and staff members are invited to join the Office of International Programs for a presentation on Tunisian culture at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Steen Library, Room 106. The presentation will be led by a student from Tunisia and will provide information about the country’s culture, its traditions and lifestyle and tastes of authentic Tunisian food. The presentation will be followed by an informal Q&A session.

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

University Professional Women to host luncheons throughout the year

University Professional Women invites faculty and staff members to attend the organization's 2016-17 group luncheons. UPW is an organization of SFA ladies that meet for lunch four times per academic year.

Each lunch provides fun, food, fellowship and door prizes. UPW provides opportunities to network, share ideas, provide information about individual departments and become better acquainted. The next luncheon will take place at noon Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom. To RSVP for this luncheon, click here. RSVPs are due by Friday, Nov. 4.

Dues for 2016-17 membership are $15. Dues should be made payable to UPW and can be sent to Dusty Jenkins at SFA campus box 13046. The cost for each luncheon is $15 per person. Membership is not required to attend luncheons but is strongly recommended.

For more information, contact Veronica Weaver, director of SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, at (936) 468-1091.

Jeb Bush to be featured as inaugural speaker for Nelson Rusche Distinguished Lecture Series

SFA's Rusche College of Business will host its inaugural Nelson Rusche Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom on campus. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will serve as guest speaker.

"We are so pleased to launch the Nelson Rusche Distinguished Lecture Series by featuring as our speaker such a notable and accomplished businessman and politician," said Dr. Tim Bisping, dean of SFA's Rusche College of Business.

Through a question-and-answer format, Bush will discuss various topics focusing on leadership and business issues.
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Vote for the Lumberjack in the Southland Conference Mascot Challenge

The SFA Lumberjack is still in a close race against other mascots in the Southland Conference Mascot Challenge.

While currently ranked first, the Lumberjack is closely followed by the Sam Houston State University Bearkat and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Izzy the Islander. Help SFA’s Spirit Program win its fourth consecutive Mascot Challenge title and a cash prize of $5,000 to be used toward the program.

One vote can be submitted per day per email address. Click here to vote.

SFA Homecoming

Office of Multicultural Affairs to host Step Show tomorrow

As part of SFA’s Homecoming festivities, SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a Step Show at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Coupled with the show will be a performance by comedian and Step Show emcee Ronnie Jordan as well as a history lesson on stepping.

Pre-sale tickets to the 2016 OMA Step Show are $5 and can be purchased at the information desk in the student center. Tickets purchased at the door will be $10.
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Campus Recreation

‘Survival Guide: Dining Out and Grocery Shopping’ seminar to be offered tomorrow

Join Employee Wellness for "Survial Guide: Dining Out and Grocery Shopping" at 5:15 p.m. tomorrow in the Student Recreation Center Meeting Room.  

During this seminar, participants will learn how to make the right choices while dining out and how to navigate the grocery store to make healthy choices. 

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


Lumberjacks one shot off lead after round two in Duck Commander Intercollegiate

SFA’s men’s golf team finds itself fighting for the team title as the Lumberjacks are tied for second, one stroke off the pace at the Duck Commander Intercollegiate in El Dorado, Arkansas. SFA posted a 10-over 298 in round two and is at 16-over 592 after 36 holes, sitting among a three-way tie for second.

Entering the day in first among team standings, the Lumberjacks slipped one spot after adding four shots to their opening round total. SFA slipped one stroke back of the tournament leader and is tied with both Arkansas State University and host the University of Louisiana-Monroe for second.
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White, Ladyjacks sit ninth after two rounds in Little Rock Women’s Golf Classic

SFA women’s golf senior Jessie White shot a 1-under 71 over the second round of the Little Rock Women’s Golf Classic Monday in Hot Springs, Arkansas, moving into a tie for ninth overall among individual standings. White helped pace SFA’s team, which is currently ninth among the 16-team field with a 37-over 613 through 36 holes.

After carding a 5-over 77 in round one, White was hitting her shots right where she wanted in round two, using a 1-under 71 and tying for the low round of the day. She moved up 23 spots on the individual leaderboard and enters today's final round seeking the 12th top-10 finish of her SFA career.
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Brown-Hairgrove, Clark, Ricks and Stanley inducted into 2016 SFA Hall of Fame

The anchor of three of the greatest Ladyjack women’s basketball teams in school history, an All-American and Southland Conference track champion and a pair of All-American football teammates with lengthy NFL careers comprise the 2016 SFA Hall of Fame class.

Stacy Brown-Hairgrove (women’s basketball), Ron Clark (track and field), Mikhael Ricks (football) and Chad Stanley (football) have been announced as the four members of the 2016 Hall of Fame class. The quartet will be inducted during the SFA Hall of Fame ceremony Saturday, Nov. 5, and will be recognized during halftime of the Lumberjacks’ Homecoming football game Saturday afternoon.
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Volleyball ends three-match road trip with Tuesday night tilt at Sam Houston State University

There is no week in the 2016 season when the SFA volleyball team will face off against more Southland Conference adversaries than this one. The Ladyjacks will begin a three-match slate of league games over a six-day span tonight in a rivalry showdown in Huntsville against longtime foe Sam Houston State University.

The teams will square off at 6:30 p.m in the Health and Kinesiology Building at SHSU.
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Moore chosen for Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week

SFA soccer forward Breanna Moore has been named the Southland Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Week.

Moore had an outstanding game Friday against Sam Houston State University. She completed her first multi-goal game of her career, finishing with a hat-trick against the Bearkats. Moore has now tallied eight goals this season, a new career high as well.
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Fine Arts

Madrigal Singers to perform works of Somers, Britten in fall concert

SFA’s Madrigal Singers will perform a fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The SFA Madrigal Singers, under the direction of Dr. Tim King, director of choral activities in the SFA School of Music, is a highly select 16-voice ensemble comprised of members of the A Cappella Choir.

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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Percussion Ensemble to perform music of Daughtrey, Levitan, others

SFA's Percussion Ensemble at will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on campus.

Directed by Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies in the SFA School of Music, the SFA Percussion Ensemble will perform works by Nathan Daughtrey, Daniel Levitan, James Campbell and other composers. Daughtrey’s “Power Struggle” features an ensemble of four keyboard percussionists and four battery percussionists in a musical battle against each other.

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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Stone Fort Wind Quintet to perform works of American composers

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Stone Fort Wind Quintet performing a concert titled “Invitation to the Dance” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Music selections for the program were based on the form of the Baroque instrumental dance suite, according to Charles Gavin, SFA professor of horn and chamber music and quintet member.

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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Chocolate is undoubtedly a dessert-fan favorite. While its tempting deliciousness makes it easy to devour quickly, some say there are perks to enjoying it slowly.

Smithsonian magazine recently published an online article titled “Science Explains Why Chocolate Should be Savored, Not Scarfed.” Click here to read why you should slow down when enjoying your next chocolatey dessert.

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