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Monday, November 17, 2014

#SFAShowcase14 Photo Contest Winners

The Office of Admissions at Stephen F. Austin State University has been absolutely blown away by the incredible participation in the #SFAShowcase14 Photo Contest! We were thrilled to look out on campus and see students pulling out their phones to capture every amazing moment of Showcase Saturday. We saw selfies with professors, best friends taking on the day, and photos that made us laugh! (Click hyperlinks for #SFAShowcase14 Photo Reference)

Before we announce our contest winners, we want all of our participants to know that this decision was not easy! After a full day of searching through hundreds of photos on Instagram and Twitter, we have come to a decision on three awesome future lumberjacks!

#SFAShowcase14 "Best Captions" Winner (@rarelynottweet)

@rarelynottweet had a string of hilarious pictures throughout the entire day of Showcase Saturday! There wasn't one picture that didn't have an SFA pun attached to it. All we have to say is...
 "Axe-cellent" work! 
@rarelynottweet winner for "Best Captions"

#SFAShowcase14 "Most Creative" Winner (@kaaaati_kaaay)

@kaaati_kaaay had some help from her two buddies that joined her during Showcase Saturday! Kati showed the most creativity throughout the day, especially by snagging a couple axe handles from our very own Jack Walkers! But what really won it for Kati was her stunt in front of Surfin' Steve!
We are curious if Kati is going to share her gifts with her friends?
@Kaaaati_Kaaay winner for "Most Creative"

#SFAShowcase14 "Best Overall" Winner (@morgangribble)

Our Jack Walkers could not believe their eyes when they saw Future Lumberjack, Moran Gribble, ask her little brother to get on his hands and knees, so that she could pose as Surfin' Steve. This girl's family has definitely "got her back" and it paid off! Great picture, Morgan!
@morgangribble winner for "Best Overall"

We want to thank everyone for their amazing participation in the #SFAShowcase14 Photo Contest. After visiting SFA during Showcase Saturday, we hope you can agree that there is nothing better than being a Lumberjack!

Axe 'Em Jacks!
Erika Bazaldua 
Senior Mass Communication

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Top 5 Things to do at SFA's Showcase Saturday

Follow the trend. (Photo by: Erika Bazaldua) 
You've set you plans in stone for Showcase Saturday, so now you need to know what to do when you get here! Our Showcase Saturday events schedule is jam packed with events that you aren't going to want to miss! We have picked our top five things to do and described them below.

1. Meet your future professors at the Academic Fair! 

Our teachers are putting aside their weekend to meet YOU! They love what they do and most importantly, they want to see our Future Lumberjacks succeed in their studies.

2. Take a tour from the SFA Jack Walkers! 

These students aren't just giving you a typical building tour of campus, they are enlightening you on the "Lumberjack Experience"! They'll be able to give you real answers to your questions about life as a student at SFA! 

3. Visit with a Financial Aid Advisor!

Outside of the three Financial Aid Information sessions throughout the day, you have an opportunity to find out more about your personal financial standing here at the university! Don't leave without knowing your options about how you can pay for your education!

4. Look inside multiple on-campus residence halls! 

You're going to want to check out the various living options, while at SFA! Every residence hall will have rooms open to view. Plus, you can have your questions answered about residence hall pricing and the residence hall application process.

5. Last but not least, participate in the #SFAShowcase15 Photo Competition! 

For our social media lovers, this is your opportunity to get creative and show your Lumberjack Spirit! Attach #SFAShowcase15 to your own Twitter or Instagram pictures throughout Showcase Saturday. We will look through all of them, and pick THREE WINNERS! Winners of the #SFAShowcase15 Competition will receive a care package of SFA swag (apparel, accessories, and more)! There is no limit on how many pictures you can upload, so post away! 

Don't forget: Registration for Showcase Saturday begins at 12pm on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Students Center! 

Axe Em Jacks! 
Senior Mass Communication 

Monday, November 10, 2014

SFA Showcase Saturday THIS Saturday!

This Saturday, the Office of Admissions and the Jack Walkers open up the entire SFA campus for Showcase Saturday. Being that this day is the most anticipated day of the fall semester, the Jack Walkers wanted to show how excited they are to meet our guests! 

Safe travels to everyone joining us this weekend! 

Axe Em Jacks! 
Erika Bazaldua 
Senior Mass Communication 

Friday, November 7, 2014

#FutureLumberjack: Will YOU be Next?

The Office of Admissions has been searching for a way to highlight and help celebrate our future Lumberjacks, so we have officially started "Future Lumberjack Friday"!

Follow these three easy steps to get involved with our social media fun!

1) When you come visit campus, take a tour from the Jack Walkers, wear your SFA t-shirt to school, or do anything that involves our wonderful university, post a picture or tweet about it with the hashtag "FutureLumberjack"!! We want to see our future Lumberjacks get creative!

2) Stay patient.... All throughout the week, we will look through those pictures and tweets and we will pick our favorites to feature every Friday! You don't have to be an accepted student to participate.

3) Check the Jack Walker Twitter and Instagram (@sfajwalkers) every Friday to see if you have been chosen!

So, blow up your feed with SFA pride, because next week could be you!

This week we want to congratulate @rebecarod17 and @laurensaurous!! Both of these ladies have received their awesome SFA acceptance letters and we could not be happier for them! @rebecarod17 cracked us up with her additional hashtags... #Ijumpedforawhile.

Axe Em Jacks!
Erika Bazaldua 
Senior Mass Communication