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Wednesday, Jan. 25
Men's basketball vs. University of Central Arkansas
8 p.m.

Women's basketball vs. University of Central Arkansas
5:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 27
Bowling at Prairie View A&M University Invitational
All Day

SFA Planetarium "Light Years from Andromeda"
7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

Saturday, Jan. 28
Bowling at Prairie View A&M University Invitational
All Day

Men's basketball vs. University of New Orleans
6 p.m.

Tennis at Tyler Junior College
2 p.m.

Tennis vs. Midwestern State University
10 a.m.

Women's basketball vs. University of New Orleans
3:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 29
Bowling at Prairie View A&M University Invitational
All Day




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News & Announcements

Flags to be lowered tomorrow in honor of Gene Cernan

Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered the U.S. and Texas flags to be lowered to half-staff tomorrow in memory of former U.S. Navy Capt. and NASA astronaut Gene Cernan who passed away Jan. 16.

Center for Teaching and Learning to host assignment charrette Friday

SFA’s Center for Teaching and Learning will host an assignment charrette from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27.

Borrowed from the field of architecture, the word "charrette" refers to a collaborative event in which several individuals design a solution to an issue. For this workshop, participants will bring a specific assignment they want to improve and collaborate with faculty members to modify the assignment. Their assignment will serve as springboards for others. Faculty members from all colleges are invited to attend.

To register, log in to mySFA, choose the employee tab, select myTraining and browse for “Assignment Charrette.” A full list of the CTL’s spring educator development offerings is available here.

For more information, contact Megan Weatherly, instructional designer, at (936) 468-1735.

Faculty members invited to submit proposals for 2017 Teaching Showcase

SFA faculty members are invited to submit presentation proposals for the 2017 Teaching Showcase, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room.

Now in its third year, the Teaching Showcase provides faculty members, staff 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 Friday, Jan. 27. To submit a proposal, complete this form. More information and past-presentation videos are available here.

Early Childhood Laboratory teachers hosting spring fundraiser

SFA’s Early Childhood Laboratory teachers are hosting a spring fundraiser now through Friday, Feb. 3. Each teacher has a brochure with information about the various items for purchase, including fun pasta goodies, soups and more.

Click here to place an order online. For more information, contact Lori Harkness, director of the ECHL, at (936) 468-4006.

Travel to Italy with the Alumni Association

Students and faculty and staff members are invited to travel to Italy’s greatest cities May 14-21 with SFA's Alumni Association. Italian cities include but are not limited to Rome, Florence and Venice Island.

For more information, contact Heather Hawkins, assistant director of the Alumni Association, at (936) 468-3407 or hawkinshd@sfasu.edu.

Campus Recreation

Registration for ‘Kick Axe Wellness Challenge’ ends tomorrow

Registration for the third annual SFA Employee Wellness “Kick Axe Wellness Challenge” closes at 5 p.m. tomorrow. The five-week challenge will run from Monday, Jan. 30, to Sunday, March 5, 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 an overall winner will be announced at the end of the challenge. A party for all participants will take place at the end of the challenge. 

The competition is open to all faculty and staff members. For more information or to register, click here.

For questions, contact Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu. For information on additional Employee Wellness programming, click here.

Fine Arts

SFA to screen ‘horse whisperer’ documentary ‘Buck’

SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “Buck” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House downtown.

“Buck” provides an overview of the life of acclaimed “horse whisperer” Buck Brannaman, who suffered from years of abuse as a child and became a noted expert in the interactions between horses and humans. Brannaman was the lead equine consultant for the Robert Redford film “The Horse Whisperer.” His training philosophy is to communicate with horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.

The film runs 88 minutes and is rated PG for thematic elements, mild language and an injury.
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Music faculty recital features trios for clarinet, violin, piano tonight

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

The concert will feature performances of music faculty members Dr. Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, violin; and Dr. 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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University Series to feature Seraph Brass Quintet tonight

America’s top female brass players will take the stage in a University Series performance at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Turner Auditorium on campus.

A dynamic quintet, Seraph Brass is renowned for engaging audiences with captivating music, according to Scott Shattuck, associate dean of SFA's College of Fine Arts and director of the series.

Single event ticket prices are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for non-SFA students or youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3.

For tickets or more information, call (936) 468-6407, stop by the Box Office in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, Room 211, or click here.
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Voice faculty recital features works by Verdi, Handel, DuParc

Drs. Tod Fish and Richard G. Leonberger, voice faculty members in SFA’s School of Music, will perform in a joint recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on campus.

Dr. Ron Petti, director of accompanying at SFA, will join Fish and Leonberger and other voice faculty members Charlotte Davis, Dr. Chris Turner and Dr. Scott LaGraff on a program that features the varied works of French, German, Czech, Italian and English composers.

The recital is part of SFA's 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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Valentine’s Day is now slightly less than three weeks away. If you’re planning a surprise for your significant other that includes ordering a bouquet of flowers, you might want to go ahead and get that order placed early.

According to Brad’s Deals, approximately 250 million roses are grown each year for the Valentine’s Day demand, which in turn, raises prices for those who purchase on or around the lovers' holiday. Click here to read more.

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