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This Week's Calendar

Friday, Jan. 20
SFA Planetarium "Light Years from Andromeda"
7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

Saturday, Jan. 21
Men's basketball at University of the Incarnate Word
7:30 p.m.
San Antonio

Tennis at Texas A&M University
Noon
College Station

Women's basketball at University of the Incarnate Word
5 p.m.
San Antonio


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Dr. Lauren Brewer, Dr. Kyle Conlon and Dr. Daniel McCleary

Assistant professors of psychology, assistant professor of school psychology

Brewer recently hosted a national conference on the scholarship of teaching and learning. The conference brought together an international group of teacher-scholars in social and personality psychology and focused on best practices and evidence-based teaching of psychology-related courses.

Brewer hosted a "Tips, Tricks and Tools" workshop designed to help various faculty use their work time more efficiently. Conlon presented about using structured debates in class to facilitate student learning and led a discussion about mentoring student research. McCleary presented about fostering collaborative interdependence among graduate students.

The conference is held annually in conjunction with the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference and is sponsored by MacMillan Publishing, SFA’s Department of Psychology and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, an organization in which Brewer holds national office. More information about the STP Teaching Preconference at SPSP can be found here.

News & Announcements

Bryson joins Academic Assistance Resource Center as writing program director

SFA’s Academic Assistance and Resource Center welcomes Kathy Bryson as the center’s new writing program director. Bryson holds a Master of Science in mass communication and a Master of Arts in humanities. She spent 20 years advertising and marketing for various companies including Better Homes and Gardens. Bryson recently taught mass media and tutored in the writing center at St. Petersburg College near Tampa, Florida. Contact Bryson at brysonkm@sfasu.edu.

Bray named Department of Agriculture chair

Dr. Joey Bray, associate professor and director of poultry science in SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, was recently named chair of SFA's Department of Agriculture.

Bray, who received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in agriculture from SFA, joined the faculty as assistant professor and director of poultry science in 2009. Since then, Bray has maintained responsibility of all poultry-related research conducted at SFA. Research emphases include, but are not limited to, poultry management practices, disease management, nutritional feed additives and litter amendments.
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Diversity Conference display submissions due today

Proposal forms for artwork submissions to be displayed at SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs' Facing Diversity Conference Museum are due by 3 p.m. today. Works may include posters, paintings, drawings, photography, writing, music or video. This year’s conference theme is “What does diversity feel like to the artist – the positives, the negatives, the losses and gains, the lack of and the fight for.” The conference will take place Saturday, Jan. 28.

First, second and third place prizes will be awarded during closing ceremonies. A maximum of three proposals is allowed per artist or team. One submission form is required for each submission.

For more information including restrictions and proposal forms, click here. For questions, contact the OMA at (936) 468-1073 or oma@sfasu.edu.

Pre-registration open for third annual Diversity Conference

Topics ranging from discrimination in professional environments to poverty and race within the education system to the modern-day contextualization of Jesus will be discussed during the third annual Diversity Conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Organized and hosted by SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, the conference gathers East Texas professionals, SFA students and faculty members, and the Nacogdoches community to join conversations about various diversity-related issues.

The event is free and open to the public. Day-of registration will open at 8 a.m. Pre-register by 5 p.m. today to receive lunch. To register, click here.

For information, contact the OMA at (936) 468-1073 or email oma@sfasu.edu.

Athletics


Key earns first in Samford meet

SFA’s men’s and women’s multi-teams traveled Wednesday to Birmingham, Alabama, for the Samford Heptathlon and Pentathlon meet. The meet marked SFA’s third time to compete at the Birmingham Metro Crossplex. Last year, then redshirt-sophomore Hunter Key took second place for the heptathlon, and then-junior Madeline Kaufmann took third.

Now as a redshirt junior, Key claimed his first heptathlon with 4825 points. The Garrison native finished in the top three in four of the seven events, with second-place finishes in the 60 meter sprint and hurdles. Key bested his season record from last year in the long jump by four inches with a 20-08.5 foot jump. He also came within one hundredth of a second from setting a new personal record for his 60 meter hurdles.
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Canete steals Islanders' hopes, helps Lumberjacks hang on for 61-58 triumph

After Thursday night, SFA junior guard Ivan Canete may have earned a reputation around the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi campus.

The junior from Lake Worth, Florida, preserved a late one-point lead for the Lumberjacks by notching his career-high sixth steal with 20 seconds left, converting the ensuing fast-break layup and hitting a pair of free throws in the last 20 seconds to lift the Jacks to a 61-58 win over the Islanders at the American Bank Center.
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Fine Arts

‘Romantic Quintets’ recital to feature music of Dubois, Schubert Sunday

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Coleidoscope at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The annual faculty chamber music recital will feature “Romantic Quintets” by composers Theodore Dubois and Franz Schubert, according to Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, associate professor of violin and viola in the School of Music and an ensemble member.

The recital is part of the SFA School of Music’s Cole Performing Arts Series. 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 (888) 240-ARTS or click here.
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Guest flute recital to feature works of Telemann, Bozza tonight

Dr. Shauna Thompson, assistant professor of flute at Texas Christian University, will perform in a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Performing with Dr. Ron Petti, director of accompanying for SFA's School of Music, Thompson’s program will feature works of G.P. Telemann, Eugene Bozza, Martin Blessinger, David Loeb and Jules Mouquet.
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SFA music faculty recital features trios for clarinet, violin, piano

Trios for clarinet, violin and piano is the theme for SFA’s School of Music faculty concert at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The concert will feature performances of music faculty members Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Jennifer Dalmas, violin; and Geneva Fung, piano. The recital is a part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

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 (888) 240-ARTS or click here.
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