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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.

Friday, Jan. 26
SFA Planetarium
"Black Holes"

7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium

Track and field at two-day Texas Tech University Invitational

Saturday, Jan. 27
Men's basketball vs. Sam Houston State University
6 p.m.

Tennis vs. Tyler Junior College
3 p.m.

Tennis vs. University of Texas San Antonio

Women's basketball vs. Sam Houston State University
3:30 p.m.




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Dr. Deb Scott

Professor of trombone, jazz

Scott was the invited clinician and director for two all-region jazz bands — Texas' Region III concert held in Mesquite and the District V of Westlake, Louisiana.

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 today in the Ferguson Building, Room 173.

For more information, email dutrap@sfasu.edu.

Teaching Showcase call for proposals open through Wednesday

Faculty members are invited to submit presentation proposals for the 2018 Teaching Showcase scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room.

Now in its fourth year, the Teaching Showcase provides faculty members, staff members and teaching assistants the opportunity to share best practices, recognize colleagues' innovative teaching methods and hold cross-disciplinary conversations to create better learning opportunities for students.

During the event, presenters will provide five-minute overviews and/or demonstrations of teaching tips, technology uses or strategies that enhance student learning. Ten faculty members will present during this fast-paced, fun event.

Proposals are due by Wednesday, Jan. 24. To submit a proposal, complete here.

More information and past-presentation videos are available here.

SFA Charter School applications now available

Applications for the SFA 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 for 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center.

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


Ladyjack and Lumberjack Athletics



Seventh at Kutztown Invitational

Track and field

Competed at Red Raider Invitational
To view performance outcomes, click here.

Fine Arts

SFA’s University Series remembers loss of King with ‘The Mountaintop’

This year, America and the world will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, along with L.A. Theatre Works, will commemorate the anniversary with a touring presentation of the internationally acclaimed play “The Mountaintop,” to be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, in Turner Auditorium.

Prior to the performance, Cleo House, director of SFA's School of Theatre, will present an informative talk at 7 p.m. in the Griffith Gallery.

Single event ticket prices for the University Series are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for non-SFA students and youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3 with a valid ID.

For more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Fine Arts Box in the Office in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, Room 211, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
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Disability Pride Concert planned for Thursday

International violin artist Gaelynn Lea will be performing a free Disability Pride Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 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.

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The Kick Axe Wellness Challenge begins today, and one of the categories includes getting seven hours of sleep every night. Although not everyone on campus is participating in the challenge, this is one goal in which everyone can strive toward.

In a recent study, sleep researchers at Baylor University found writing a to-do list can decrease the amount of time it takes to fall asleep. Also, the study found this activity leads to better quality of sleep.

To read more, click here.

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