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This Week's Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 10
Volleyball at Northwestern State University
7 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana

Friday, Nov. 11
Bowling at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Classic
All Day
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Men's basketball at University of Kentucky
6 p.m.
Lexington, Kentucky

Saturday, Nov. 12
Bowling at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Classic
All Day
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Football at Houston Baptist University
2 p.m.
Houston

Volleyball at University of Central Arkansas
Noon
Conway, Arkansas

Sunday, Nov. 13
Bowling at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawk Classic
All Day
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Women's basketball at University of South Dakota
1 p.m.
Vermillion, South Dakota


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Tunnel of Oppression to begin tonight

The Lumberjack Cultural Association will present the Tunnel of Oppression from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight through Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater.

The event provides an interactive museum that spotlights different forms of oppression through interactive theatre and multimedia presentations. In the past, the event has shed light on issues ranging from human trafficking, genocide, racial profiling and suicide.

Presentations tonight are reserved for SFA 101 classes only. For more information, contact SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs at (936) 468-1073.

Office of International Programs to host Global Gateway to Tunisia today

Faculty and staff members are invited to join the Office of International Programs for a presentation on Tunisian culture at 4 p.m. today 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.

Public invited to groundbreaking of Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building today

Members of SFA’s Board of Regents will host a public groundbreaking of the Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building at 1 p.m. today.

The ceremony will follow a regular meeting of the board.

“Construction of the state-of-the-art Ed and Gwen Cole STEM Building will improve the academic and professional lives of SFA students and faculty members for decades to come,” said Regent Barry Nelson, chair of the buildings and grounds committee. “The facility will be yet another educational bridge between the university and the East Texas community and will help SFA continue to produce top-ranking scholars within the STEM fields.”
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Athletics


Early goal disrupts soccer winning streak in conference finals

While hopes were high for another conference win for SFA's soccer team, the Ladyjacks fell to Houston Baptist University Sunday at Jack Dugan Soccer Stadium in Houston during the final match of the Southland Conference Championship. The intensity was high the entire game, but the Ladyjacks saw their 2016 season come to a close as they dropped a hard fought game to HBU.

The Ladyjacks earned the second seed in the tournament after a successful year. The team ends the season with a 13-5-0 overall record and 9-2-0 record in conference play.
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Connell, Walker close out home careers with win, SFA downs Southeastern Louisiana University

It took a little longer than a normal three-set match, but by the end of Saturday's game against Southeastern Louisiana University, SFA’s volleyball team was able to secure a win for Ladyjacks Shannon Connell’s and Justice Walker’s final home games.

SFA freshman KK Payne put down a match-high 12 kills while Haley Coleman and Walker added nine more each as the Ladyjacks clinched the number-two seed for the Southland Conference Tournament by downing SLU 3-0.
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Tennis competes at Texas A&M University's David Kent Invitational

SFA’s tennis team finished its fall season by competing at the David Kent Invitational hosted by Texas A&M University this weekend in College Station. In addition to the Ladyjacks, student athletes from Rice University, Texas Christian University, Texas A&M University and the University of Washington took part in the three-day event.

Matching their skills against some top-flight competition, the Ladyjacks exited College Station with four quality-singles victories, two of which came from SFA sophomore Liza Aginskaya. The Ladyjacks went toe-to-toe with all remaining high-level teams in attendance.
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Football team drops 34-14 decision to 17th-ranked University of Central Arkansas

SFA’s football team battled 17th-ranked University of Central Arkansas to a draw through the opening quarter Saturday, forcing six UCA turnovers on the afternoon. Despite the Lumberjacks efforts, the Bears pulled away during the last 40 minutes, scoring the final 20 points of the game and handing SFA a 34-14 Homecoming loss.

The loss drops SFA to 4-5 on the year and 3-4 in Southland Conference play as the Lumberjacks dropped their fourth consecutive game to UCA.
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Bowling finishes seventh-place in Houston

SFA’s bowling team closed out its second tournament of the 2016-17 season with a seventh-place showing at the Sam Houston State University Track Kat Clash in Houston. The Ladyjacks posted a 1-2 record over Sunday’s best-of-seven baker style bracket, finishing the event with a 9-5 overall record.

Entering the day as the number six overall seed, SFA opened the day with the University of Central Missouri, marking the third day in a row the two teams squared off in the opening match. After dropping the first game and tying in the second, SFA won the third (147-139) and fifth (207-154) as the two teams were tied at 2.5 after five matches. But the Jennies won the next two, dropping the Ladyjacks into the bottom of the bracket.
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Fine Arts

Percussion Ensemble to perform music of Daughtrey, Levitan, others tonight

SFA's Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. tonight 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 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 click here.
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Stone Fort Wind Quintet to perform works of American composers tomorrow

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. tomorrow 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 click here.
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