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First Faculty Senate meeting slated for Wednesday

Professional Academic Advising Council planned for Sept. 9

VRC to host slate of events this week

Staff members elect inaugural Staff Council representatives, chair, chair-elect

Athletics report

First Faculty Senate meeting slated for Wednesday

The first regularly scheduled meeting of SFA's Faculty Senate for the 2021-22 academic year is planned for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, via Zoom. Visitors may attend at the beginning of the meeting; however, the business portion after the break is open only to faculty members.

President Scott Gordon and Dr. Lorenzo Smith, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, are expected to provide updates. In addition to regular committee reports, the Senate will begin to outline committee work to address items of interest that have arisen over the summer and the beginning of the semester.

For more information, contact your senator or Dr. Brian Uriegas, Senate chair, at uriegasb@sfasu.edu.

Professional Academic Advising Council planned for Sept. 9

Faculty members and professional advisors are invited to the Professional Academic Advising Council meeting scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, via Zoom.

To be included in the PAAC email list, contact Raquel Skidmore at skidmorerr@sfasu.edu.

VRC to host slate of events this week

SFA’s Veterans Resource Center, located in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, is hosting events each day this week.

A remembrance table for the 13 service members who passed away in the evacuation of Kabul, Afghanistan, will be displayed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

Stop by for an explanation of the Gold Star flag and family from 11 to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Learn about medal of honor recipients and those who have received the award from 11 to 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Every day, 22 veterans lose their battle to post traumatic stress. A "22-a-day" awareness suicide prevention event is planned from 11 to 2 p.m. Thursday.

A Patriot Day brunch is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend these events to show their support for the members of the military and veterans on campus.

Staff members elect inaugural Staff Council representatives, chair, chair-elect

SFA staff members recently elected representatives for its inaugural Staff Council.

Elected representatives include Leiah Allen, Meredith Baily, Veronica Beavers, Brittany Beck, Sharon Brewer, Ryan Brown-Moreno, Heather Catton, Surry Consford, Jennifer Crenshaw, Jessica DeWitt, Denise Douglas, Rebecca Galatas, Becky Garrett, Stina Herrera, Veronica Herrera, Amanda Kennedy, Trina Menefee, Agatha Moreland, Caleb Perkins, Alison Reed, Grace Saldana, Alan Scott, Richard Stobart, Lissy Turner, Tierney Twigg, Megan Weatherly and Mindy Wolbert.

The council also elected Megan Weatherly as chair and Alison Reed as chair-elect for the 2021-22 academic year. The council will begin its work and will hold elections for the remaining officer positions in the coming weeks.

The Staff Council will serve in an advisory capacity to the president and other university leaders, ensuring the effective contribution of staff expertise toward university goals and acting as the liaison between the president and staff. The council will promote and enhance the status of university staff, advocating for staff and representing the interest of staff. The Staff Council representatives share a commitment to informing their constituents about the work of the council, listening to their concerns, suggestions and questions, and communicating those effectively to the council.

Athletics report

Cross-country: The men's and women's teams participated in the annual SFA Lumberjack Opener, competing against runners from Northwestern State University. The women ran a two-mile course, defeating the Demons 15-50. The men ran a 5K, defeating the Demons 19-40.


SFA - 20 vs. Tarleton State University - 10


SFA - 3 vs. Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi - 1

food fun

Helga Stentzel, a Russian artist based in London, ignores the old adage "don't play with your food."

From a lettuce dog to a weightlifting pecan bear, her images are sure to delight.

Hungry for more? Click here to view more fun food photos.