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Wednesday, Nov. 1
Soccer vs. Sam Houston State University
11 a.m.
Corpus Christi

Thursday, Nov. 2
Volleyball at Abilene Christian University
6 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 3
Bowling at three-day Track Kat Klash

Saturday, Nov. 4
Volleyball at Sam Houston State University
11 a.m.




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News & Announcements

Office of Multicultural Affairs celebrates 25th anniversary today

During its 25-year existence, SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs has expanded in membership, program offerings and campus-wide interest. But perhaps its biggest success was crafting an indelible space for cultures to come together in celebration of diversity.

The organization began on campus in April 1992 through the work of student activist Tim Cavitt, according to OMA Director Veronica Beavers. A multicultural center that housed five organizations was developed “to create a sense of belonging for all students.”

To honor its 25th anniversary, the OMA will host a celebration beginning at 11 a.m. today in the Baker Pattillo Student Center plaza. The event will include giveaways, T-shirts and a photo booth. A reception will begin at 3 p.m. in Regents’ Suite A featuring performances by student organizations, special guest speakers and food.

For more information, contact the OMA at oma@sfasu.edu, or click here to visit the OMA website.
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SFA nursing students participate in disaster drill

On the heels of Halloween, students enrolled SFA’s DeWitt School of Nursing held a disaster drill that incorporated a zombie attack to help nursing students better prepare for a crisis.

During the crisis simulation, fourth-semester nursing students divided into two groups. One group acted as medics and cared for patients who had been affected by a natural disaster while the other group acted as the patients. To further complicate the scenario, both groups had to endure a zombie attack during the drill.

Though nursing students participate in clinicals, which are supervised sessions for nursing students to observe and learn in real-world health care environments, this disaster drill provided additional insight.
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Team physician for Texas A&M University speaking at SFA

Dr. Jesse Parr, team physician for Texas A&M University, will present “Microbes & Muscles: Infections in the Athlete” from 1 to 2:15 p.m. and 3 to 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in the Kennedy Auditorium.

The event is sponsored by the Departments of Kinesiology and Health Science, and Biology.

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Soccer opens Southland Conference Tournament against Sam Houston State University

SFA’s soccer team will face Sam Houston State University at 11 a.m. today in Jack Dugan Stadium, in Corpus Christi.

The Ladyjacks earned the second seed in the tournament with a thrilling 2-1 double overtime victory against its rival on Friday, and by virtue of seeding will face the Bearkats today in the opening round.
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Men’s golf takes 11th at Duck Commander Intercollegiate

SFA’s men's golf team turned in a 35-over 323 Tuesday in the final round of the Duck Commander Intercollegiate to finish 11th at the Mystic Creek Golf Club, in El Dorado Arkansas.

Wrapping up its fall schedule of tournaments, the team tallied a three-day total of 84-over 948.
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Women’s golf ties for 11th at Little Rock Classic to finish fall season

SFA’s women's golf team tied for 11th at the Little Rock Women's Golf Classic in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

SFA shot a 37-over 325 on the third day of play in the 15-team event to finish with a three-day total of 73-over 937.
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Volleyball team takes a loss in last night's game

SFA’s volleyball team took a loss to the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi squad with a final score of 3-0.

Sophomore Danae Daron delivered a match-best 13 kills, nine of which came in a wild final frame, but no other Ladyjack went over eight kills or hit better than .250.
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Fine Arts

Madrigal Singers to present annual fall concert tomorrow

SFA’s Madrigal Singers will present a choral program, “Sacred and Profane,” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow night in Cole Concert Hall.

The concert will explore themes of love, nature, the divine and exotic fairy tales, according to Dr. Michael Murphy, director of choral activities at SFA.

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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Los Llaneros to perform music from the Colombian-Venezuelan savannas tomorrow

Los Llaneros specializes in the energetic, melodic and sometimes haunting music from the Colombian-Venezuelan savannas. The group will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Liberal Arts North Dugas Building, Room 142.

The music of Los Llaneros evolved from the contact between Spaniards and nomadic Indians starting about 500 years ago, and it remains one of Latin America's best-kept secrets.

The group features stunning harp, maraca and "cuatro" syncopations, as well as many other musical styles that provide a true cross-section of the rich cultural diversity of the two sister nations.

SFA’s Stone Fort Wind Quintet to perform in Calliope Concert Series

SFA’s Stone Fort Wind Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the School of Music’s Calliope Concert Series.

The quintet includes SFA music faculty members Christina Guenther, flute; Kerry Hughes, oboe; Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Charles Gavin, horn; and Lee Goodhew, bassoon.

Each movement features one of the five quintet instruments. 

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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‘Mr. Burns’ connects ‘The Simpsons,’ pop-culture, post-apocalyptic future

“Mr. Burns, a post-electric play” uses the TV series “The Simpsons” as a vehicle – a shield or distraction – to avoid dealing with the hard truth of the world as it has become in a post-apocalyptic era. The dark comedy will be presented by SFA’s School of Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Nov. 7 through 11, in Turner Auditorium.

The play follows six people (and later seven) who have survived a nationwide nuclear power disaster. Society has collapsed, and there is no electricity.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7.50 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.
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Last night’s weather put a damper in many families’ plans for trick or treating. Do you have a bowl of leftover candy?

From freezing candy for milk shakes, to a candy corn vase, here are some clever ways to transform your leftover Halloween candy.

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