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Thursday, Jan. 18

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

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 University Invitational

Wednesday, Jan. 24
Men's basketball at University of Central Arkansas
7 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas

Women's basketball vs. University of Central Arkansas
7 p.m.




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Dr. Raul Prezas

Human Services, associate professor

Prezas will lead a meeting of the Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Committee of the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association in Austin.

He and his co-chair, Phuong Palafox, will discuss critical topics related to speech and language eligibility guidelines that affect speech-language pathologists across Texas.

Topics will include a discussion of determining a speech/language difference from a disorder as well as the development of protocols for working with interpreters and other related professions.

News & Announcements

The Center for Career and Professional Development to host Jobs4Jacks 101 workshops today

The Center for Career and Professional Development is hosting two Jobs4Jacks 101 workshops to take place at 4 and 5 p.m. today in the McGee Business Building, Room 314.

Attendees will learn the tips and tricks to navigating the new and improved Jobs4Jacks system.

This event will cover how to complete a profile to stand out to employers, search and apply for internships and jobs, research employers and see who's attending an upcoming career expo, take advantage of on-campus interview opportunities and schedule career development appointments.

Faculty and staff members may attend to learn more about the system and are encouraged to invite their students to take part as well.

For more information, contact the CCPD at ccpd@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-3305.

2018 STEM Career and Internship Expo to take place Feb. 1

In collaboration with the College of Sciences and Mathematics, the Center for Career and Professional Development will host the 2018 STEM Career and Internship Expo from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the event, especially those who may be looking to find a full-time or internship position. Click here for a list of participating employers.

If a faculty member would like record of attendance for their students, a class roster or a sign-in sheet must be provided to the CCPD by Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Students will need their student ID for check-in and copies of their résumé to distribute to employers. Professional dress is required. Résumé assistance and the center's free Career Closet are available to students. 

For more information, contact Brandi Derouen, assistant director of the CCPD, at derouenb@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-3305.

SFA Breaks offering affordable spring break trip

SFA Alternative Breaks is offering SFA students an affordable spring break trip which includes travel, sight-seeing and the opportunity to meet new people.

There will be stops at various places on the way to Atlanta, Georgia, where participants will meet with students from other schools.

Students may reserve their spot by paying the non-refundable $125 at the Alternative Breaks website. The total cost is $500, but there are fundraising opportunities in which students can participate.

For more information, contact SFA Alternative Breaks at alternativebreaks@sfasu.edu.

Advertise in The Pine Log

With the start of the fall semester, The Pine Log would like to remind faculty and staff members of a unique opportunity to advertise programs and activities to the SFA community.

The Pine Log offers competitive rates as well as discounts for on-campus clients. Advertising in The Pine Log is a smart business decision for any department or program wanting to reach out to SFA students and faculty and staff members. Investments in the publication also pay big dividends for SFA students who are gaining important real-world skills while working in SFA student media.

To inquire about advertising opportunities, call (936) 468-4703, or click here to view the 2017-18 rate cards.


Ladyjack and Lumberjack Athletics


Women’s basketball – 66 vs. Abilene Christian University – 55


Men’s basketball – 76 vs. Abilene Christian University – 66


Fine Arts

SFA theatre students, faculty to participate in national Ghostlight Project tomorrow

SFA’s School of Theatre will join hundreds of other theatre communities across the nation tomorrow by participating in The Ghostlight Project.

Inspired by the tradition of leaving a "ghost light" on in a darkened theatre, artists and communities will make or renew a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation and compassion for everyone – regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity or sexual orientation, according to information at theghostlightproject.com.

Gathering at 5:30 p.m. on and around the veranda of Griffith Fine Arts Building, participants will join in a collective, simultaneous action, literally and figuratively bringing light to the darkness.

The public is invited to attend. Attendees should bring a light that can be readily turned on and off – a cell phone flashlight, regular flashlight, glow stick, etc. Promptly at 5:30, all will light their lights together in a show of solidarity.
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Mixed media featured in ‘Junko Chodos: Can We Hear Our Own Voice?’

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Art will present an exhibition of works by contemporary artist Junko Chodos showing Jan. 24 through March 25 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

“Junko Chodos: Can We Hear Our Own Voice?” features mixed media pieces and drawings. The artist considers herself “a hypermodern mystic,” and she describes much of her work as “centripetal” in nature.

The artist will discuss her work, specifically where her art fits into the course of art history, at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Cole Art Center.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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SFA Wind Ensemble to perform TMEA preview concert

Music the SFA’s Wind Ensemble will perform at this year’s Texas Music Educators Association convention will be presented in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, in Turner Auditorium.

There are two main works in the program, according to Fred J. Allen, director of bands. “Angel of Mercy” by David Maslanka fuses three chorales harmonized by Johann Sebastian Bach 400 years ago. Another large-scale work is the first movement of the “Symphony No. 2” by the American composer Howard Hanson.

David Campo, associate director of bands, will conduct “American Salute” by Morton Gould, and Tamey Anglley, assistant director of bands, will conduct “Saisei Fanfare” by Brett William Dietz. The band will also play a march by Franz von Blon.

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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Tubman’s bravery showcased in SFA’s Children’s Performing Arts Series

The Children’s Performing Arts Series at SFA will celebrate Black History Month Thursday, Feb. 1, with performances of the Virginia Repertory Theatre’s “Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.”

This stirring drama with music is a classic tribute to the great American who freed herself and hundreds of her people from the bonds of slavery. Audiences will learn of Tubman’s inspiring and adventurous life in this factual and deeply moving musical history lesson.

Teachers can incorporate this show into their curriculum with reading materials and activities outlined here.

Performances are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Turner Auditorium. Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more. To order tickets, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

For more information, visit the CPAS website.
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