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Wednesday, Jan. 17
Women's basketball vs. Abilene Christian University
7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 19
Bowling at three-day Kutztown Invitational
Reading, Pennsylvania

Men's basketball at University of Missouri
8 p.m.
Columbia, Missouri

SFA Planetarium
"Black Holes"

7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium

Tennis vs. Wichita State University
9 a.m.

Track and field at two-day Texas Tech Invitational

Sunday, Jan. 21
Men's basketball vs. Arlington Baptist University
6 p.m.




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News & Announcements

Alumni Association names Mr. and Miss SFA

Stephanie Gray of Waxahachie and Lawrence ‘Mac’ Moore of Heath have been selected as recipients of the 2018 Mr. and Miss SFA Award.

SFA’s Alumni Association awards the Mr. and Miss SFA titles annually to exemplary students who well represent and promote the university.

Recipients are selected based on their scholarship, participation and leadership in academic and co-curricular activities, and citizenship, service and loyalty to the university.

Gray and Moore will be honored Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at Johnson Coliseum during halftime of the Lumberjack basketball game, which begins at 6 p.m.
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Music Prep to offer new early childhood music classes

The Music Preparatory Division of SFA’s School of Music is introducing early childhood music classes as part of its spring lineup of educational offerings.

Dr. Kristin Lyman, coordinator of music education for the SFA School of Music, will lead the classes beginning Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Music Prep House at 3028 Raguet St.

Three different 30-minute class offerings twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings will be geared toward young children based on both age and development.

The classes utilize resources from John Feierabend's "First Steps in Music." Each class meets for 12 weeks.

Registration forms for the 2018 spring semester are available on the Music Prep website. and may be turned in to the Music Prep office. For more information, contact the office at (936) 468-1291.
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AARC offering open enrollment for spring semester

Faculty members, please share with your students that the AARC is offering open enrollment from until 6 p.m. today through tomorrow.  

The second and third enrollment dates are scheduled for Feb. 14-15 and March 21-22, respectively.

The AARC offers innovative ideas, including walk-in table services for science and business courses, and weekly one-on-one appointments. STEM learning teams, based on vetted peer-led team learning, also will be offered during weekly appointments in a small multiclient setting for professor-specific courses. Supplemental instruction groups are the centerpiece of the AARC.

For more information, visit the AARC website.

Winter seed swap scheduled at SFA’s Pineywoods Native Plant Center

SFA Gardens invites fellow gardeners to join in the third annual Nacogdoches Seed Swap beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, at the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

All viable flower, herb, vegetable and tree seeds may be swapped, whether they were purchased at a nursery or saved from your own garden.

Participants should bring their seeds labeled with the variety and year collected or bought. Seeds do not need to be individually packaged. They can be brought in their existing packets or containers. Envelopes will be provided for attendees to take home swapped seeds.

The event is free and open to the public. Donations are gladly accepted and support Nacogdoches Naturally, the SFA Gardens afterschool gardening club.

For more information, contact Jocelyn Moore, assistant education coordinator at SFA Gardens, at moorejv@sfasu.edu.
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Center for Career and Professional Development streaming internship webinar

The Center for Career and Professional Development is streaming a free webinar by Intern Bridge, “Internship Legal Update for Higher Education,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the Rusk Building, Room 302, for faculty and staff members who are involved with internship programs. 

Please plan to bring your lunch and take part in this seminar. 

RSVP to Jamie Bouldin, director of the Center for Career and Professional Development, at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu.

If interested in registering separately to view the webinar elsewhere, click here. Use promo code SFA15 to receive 15 percent off the registration price.

SFA Gardens to host grafting workshop

Join Dr. David Creech, SFA professor emeritus of agriculture, as he discusses the plant propagation techniques of budding and grafting from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Brundrett Conservation Education Building.

“Budding and grafting is an ancient practice that is part science, part art and always fun,” Creech said. “We bud and graft when cuttings won’t root or they root and grow off too slowly." 

Participants will practice on a variety of plants and will take home their own grafted Japanese maple tree. Attendees should bring a small, sharp pocketknife. All additional materials will be provided.

The cost is $25 for SFA Gardens’ members and $30 for nonmembers. Space is limited. To register, call (936) 468-1832, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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SFA Charter School applications now available

Applications for SFA’s Charter School are available in the Charter School office and must be returned by 5:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Lottery notices will be mailed by Feb. 12.

There are expected openings in kindergarten and first through fifth grades.

An optional information meeting for all applicants is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1, at the Janice Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center.

Visit the Early Childhood Research Center, Room 101, call (936) 468-5899, or click here for more information.

Campus Recreation

Registration open for ‘Kick Axe Wellness Challenge’ through Friday

Registration for the fourth annual SFA “Kick Axe Wellness Challenge” is now open through Friday, Jan. 19.

The five-week challenge will run from Monday, Jan. 22 to Sunday, Feb. 25, and will focus on the seven dimensions of wellness to promote a healthier lifestyle.

Teams of four will participate in a friendly competition and earn points by completing weekly activities. Prizes will be awarded weekly, and the top three teams will be announced at the end of the challenge. A party for all participants will take place at the challenge's end.

The competition is open to all faculty and staff members. For the first time, students also may participate. Teams may comprise members from university employees and students. 

For more information, contact Jessica Waguespack, employee wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056, or waguespaja@sfasu.edu. To register, click here. For information on additional employee wellness programming, click here.

Employee wellness spring fitness class schedule now available

The employee wellness program's free fitness classes have resumed for the spring 2018 semester. Click here to view the current schedule.

For more information, contact Jessica Waguespack, employee wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu.


Ladyjack and Lumberjack Athletics


Bowling team

Seventh place at the Mid-Winter Invitational

Track and field

Competed at Ted Nelson Invitational
To view performance outcomes, click here.

Women’s basketball

SFA – 60 vs. University of the Incarnate Word - 49

Men’s basketball

SFA – 83 vs. University of the Incarnate Word - 63

Fine Arts

Local fans look forward to Chanticleer’s performance

SFA’s College of Fine Arts will present Chanticleer performing the program “Heart of a Soldier” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, in Turner Auditorium.

Known around the globe as “an orchestra of voices,” the San Francisco-based ensemble is famous for the seamless blend of its 12 male voices, ranging from soprano to bass, and its original interpretations of songs, from Renaissance to jazz and from gospel to pop.

Prior to the performance Dr. Michael Murphy, director of choral activities, will present an informative talk at 7 p.m. in Griffith Gallery.

Single ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for non-SFA students and youth, and $3 for SFA students. For more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Fine Arts Box, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
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SFA’s Meyer to present percussion concert

SFA’s School of Music will present faculty member Dr. Brad Meyer performing a recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, in Cole Concert Hall.

Meyer, director of percussion studies at SFA, will perform "Mourning Dove Sonnet" by Christopher Deane, "Stop Speaking" by Andy Akiho and "Intersection Lines" from Meyer's own composition and "Seven Images for Solo Concert Snare Drum," among other selections.

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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Exhibition to feature works of California artist Loran

An exhibition of works by Erle Loran will show from Jan. 18 through April 14 in the Griffith Fine Arts Gallery.

Loran (1905-1999) was a California abstract expressionist, painter, printmaker, author and teacher. “Erle Loran (1905-1999): A Modern Artist of the American West” will feature a retrospective of more than 60 works in diverse media, including oil paintings, watercolor, gouache, mixed media drawings and charcoal studies.

A gallery talk will take place starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, in the gallery, with Dr. David Lewis, professor of art history in SFA’s School of Art and curator of the exhibition, discussing Loran’s artwork.

Admission is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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If you were on social media yesterday, there’s no doubt your feed was filled with pictures of snow.

Although many of the pictures showed pretty landscapes and people playing and having fun, there were myriad reactions from our furry friends.

Click here to view a slideshow of animal reactions to snow. Some animals clearly love it, but some, well, not so much.

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