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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.
Dallas

Track and field at all day Texas Tech Invitational
Lubbock

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.
Nacogdoches

Friday, Jan. 26
Track and field at two-day Texas Tech University Invitational
Lubbock


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Dr. Paul R. Shockley

Lecturer in the Division of Multidisciplinary Programs

Shockley, along with Dr. Timothy Demy of the Naval War College, co-edited “Evangelical America: An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Religious Culture,” which examines the multifaceted dimensions of and diversity within evangelicalism since World War II. The volume discusses evangelicalism’s influences on cultural and social issues and debates in recent American history.

Shockley also authored “A Way of Seeing War and Peace: The Methodologies of Michel Foucault,” an article in Philosophers on War. The article offers an overview of some of the leading minds that have impacted our understanding of war, peace and justice.

News & Announcements

Confronting wor(l)ds with Afro-Brazilian women writers

The Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication is hosting “Confronting wor(l)ds with Afro-Brazilian women writers,” a talk with Dr. Felipe Fanuel X. Rodrigues from the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The talk will take place at noon Jan. 22 in the Ferguson Building, Room 173.

For more information, email dutrap@sfasu.edu.

Special lecture to feature director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and the SFA Division of Environmental Science will host a public lecture beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Heidi Grether, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, will present “Perspectives on Environmental Protection and Regulation, Day-to-Day and in Crisis.” Grether brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from her time dealing with environmental disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. 

This lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the PNPC and nearby Raguet Elementary School. For more information, call (936) 468-1185, or email fullersa@sfasu.edu.
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Labs help establish skill set for students in Department of Kinesiology and Health Science

Faculty and staff members in SFA’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Science have taken the concept of student-directed learning and applied skills to heart.

Through the use of various state-of-the-art labs, hundreds of SFA students have the opportunity to conduct research by using high-tech equipment, practice concepts learned in class in a lab setting and train with equipment they will use in their future professions.

Students studying kinesiology, health science, or fitness and human performance have access to various labs, including the Human Performance Lab, Movement Analysis Lab and Exercise Biochemistry Lab.
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Winter seed swap scheduled at SFA’s Pineywoods Native Plant Center tomorrow

SFA Gardens invites fellow gardeners to join in the third annual Nacogdoches Seed Swap beginning at 1 p.m. tomorrow 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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Campus Recreation


‘Kick Axe Wellness Challenge’ registration deadline today

Registration for the fourth annual SFA “Kick Axe Wellness Challenge” is due by the end of the day.

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.

Fine Arts

Percussion recital rescheduled for tomorrow

A faculty recital by Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies, has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall.

Meyer will perform “Mourning Dove Sonnet” by Christopher Deane, “Stop Speaking” by Andy Akiho and “Intersection Lines” from Meyer’s own composition, “Seven Images for Solo Concert Snare Drum.” Other selections to be performed include “Roar” from John Luther Adams’ “Mathematics of Resonant Bodies” and “Madera Viento y Metal” by Alejandro Viñao.

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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Disability Pride Concert planned for Jan. 25

International violin artist Gaelyn Lea will be performing a free Disability Pride Concert at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building.

The purpose of this concert is to promote disability pride in the community and SFA's 5th Annual Disability Pride Parade, which will be held in April.

Lea is a classically trained violinist and songwriter who has played the violin for more than 20 years, developing an improvisational style all her own. She captivates her audience with experimental and ambient takes on fiddle music, which incorporates her love of traditional tunes, songwriting, poetry and sonic exploration.

Production of SFA Repertory Dance Company in Concert scheduled for Jan. 25, 26

SFA’s dance program will showcase the SFA Repertory Dance Company in Concert, which premieres at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, in Turner Auditorium.

An additional showing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26. Tickets cost $8 for students, $12 for faculty and staff members and senior citizens, and $15 for general admission and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds benefit the SFA dance program.

The production will feature nine choreographic works created by SFA dance faculty members and guest artists, including Jennifer Salter, an artist from Houston who choreographed an intense, athletic modern dance, and Brixey Blankenship-Cozad, an artist from Beaumont who created a high energy, acrobatic hip-hop dance.
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Ever heard of a “Federal pan cake” or “Queen’s Cake?”

These dishes were some of the recipes included in the American Cookery — the first cookbook by an American published in the U.S.

This cookbook sold for more than 30 years in New England, New York and the Midwest. The Library of Congress designated it as one of the 88 “Books That Shaped America.”

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