This Week's Calendar
Wednesday, Jan. 24
Men's basketball at University of Central Arkansas
Women's basketball vs. University of Central Arkansas
Friday, Jan. 26
Math Building Planetarium
Track and field at two-day Texas Tech University Invitational
Saturday, Jan. 27
Men's basketball vs. Sam Houston State University
Tennis vs. Tyler Junior College
Tennis vs. University of Texas San Antonio
Women's basketball vs. Sam Houston State University
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News & Announcements
Office of Multicultural Affairs to host fourth annual Diversity Conference
Touching on topics such as best practices for teaching students of poverty and a somatic approach to embracing diversity, the Office of Multicultural Affairs will host its fourth annual Diversity Conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9.
OMA also will hold its second annual Diversity Museum during the conference. OMA is currently accepting submissions for the museum. Continuing education units for the conference will be offered through the School of Social Work.
Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 9. To guarantee a lunch, preregister by Friday, Feb. 2. The public and campus community are invited, and the conference is free to attend.
For more information, to register or to apply for the Diversity Museum, click here.
Teaching Showcase proposals due today
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 and staff members, and teaching assistants with 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 today. To submit a proposal, click here.
More information and past-presentation videos are available here.
Rusche College of Business’ Beta Gamma Sigma earns organization’s highest award
SFA's local Beta Gamma Sigma chapter in the Rusche College of Business won the Highest Honors achievement from the BGS board for its Collegiate Chapter Honor Roll.
BGS is an organization which grants awards to active collegiate chapters that demonstrate their membership’s involvement in BGS activities and events. The recognition is based on a stringent point system that includes service projects, speaker events, leadership and more. There are three levels of achievement: Honors, High Honors and Highest Honors.
For more information regarding the BGS, visit betagammasigma.org.
SFA’s Friday Film Series to screen ‘I Am Not Your Negro’
SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “I Am Not Your Negro” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.
“I Am Not Your Negro” is a journey into black history that connects the past of the civil rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter, according to information at iamnotyournegrofilm.com.
The film is rated PG-13 for violent images, thematic material, strong language and brief nudity. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
Music faculty members to perform works of art song composer Rorem
Voice faculty members will perform the songs of Ned Rorem in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in Cole Concert Hall.
Recital performers include Dr. Ron Petti, piano: Dr. Ric Berry, tenor; Debbie Berry, soprano; Nita Hudson, mezzo soprano; Dr. Garry Leonberger, tenor; Emily Milius, soprano; and Chris Turner, baritone. Milius also will give a short talk to begin the concert.
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.
Disability Pride Concert planned for tomorrow
International violin artist Gaelynn Lea will be performing a free Disability Pride Concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow 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 Fifth 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.
It turns out, the plate on which food is presented can “shape” its taste.
According to independent research, a rounded dish, rather than an angular one, is likely to increase the taste of sweetness. Even savory flavors can be affected.
The concept extends to the menu as well. Using an angular or rounded font can influence the perception of a dessert, with sweetness being associated with the latter. Although it may be a good practice to use a rounded font on a dessert menu, as any graphic designer will plead, just don’t use comic sans.
To read more, click here.