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Tuesday, Jan. 23

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This Week's Calendar

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. David Campo

Associate director of bands

Campo was the invited clinician for two Region Honor Bands - Texas Region XXI held at Chapel Hill High School and Louisiana District V held at McNeese State University.

News & Announcements

SFA Gardens to host food fermentation workshop

Discover the benefits of fermented foods and how to create them with a workshop hosted by the SFA Gardens and led by Dr. Darla O’Dwyer, associate professor of human sciences, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Brundrett Conservation Education Building.

Participants will learn the health benefits of fermented foods and the scientific background behind the proper technique of anaerobic fermentation.

Sauerkraut will be prepared during the workshop, which participants will take home, along with the fermentation vessel provided. Other fermented foods will be available for tasting with recipes provided.

Space for the food fermentation workshop is limited, so advance registration is required. The cost is $40 for SFA Gardens members and $45 for nonmembers.

For more information or to register, contact the SFA Gardens education office at (936) 468-1832 or sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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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, click here.

More information and past-presentation videos are available here.

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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Fine Arts

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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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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You may do a double take when you see a drawing by Ken Nwadiogbu, self-taught artist from Lagos, Nigeria.

Nwadiogbu incorporates themes of gender equality and African cultures in his 3D, hyper-realistic works of art.

To see more of his creations, click here.

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