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

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

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

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
Arlington

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

Tennis at Tyler Junior College
2 p.m.
Tyler

Tennis vs. Midwestern State University
10 a.m.
Tyler

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

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


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Flags lowered in honor of Gene Cernan

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

Office of Multicultural Affairs honors Martin Luther King Jr. through celebration

Building upon its seventh successful MLK Day of Service, SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting an MLK Celebration for the campus and Nacogdoches communities to honor the life and work of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Our hope is that the MLK Celebration educates attendees on the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Veronica Weaver, director of the OMA. “In addition, we hope that the speaker, Dr. Antoine Moss, motivates and inspires attendees to positively transform their lives and promote unity.”

The MLK Celebration will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom. Tickets are $5 for faculty, staff and community members and $3 for students. Tickets include the cost of dinner and can be purchased at the Baker Pattillo Student Center Information Desk.
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Women in STEM Luncheon and Style Show to take place in April

Faculty and staff members are invited to save the date for this year’s Women in STEM Luncheon and Style Show, which will take place at noon April 4 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

The event benefits scholarships and women majoring in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at SFA.

To reserve a table, contact Kim Carmona, project coordinator in SFA's College of Science and Mathematics, at (936) 468-5197 or kdcarmona@sfasu.edu.

Online Bachelor of Business Administration ranked sixth in Texas

CollegeChoice.net, an independent online publication dedicated to helping students find the right college, has ranked SFA as the sixth best university in Texas to offer an online Bachelor of Business Administration.

“This ranking serves as confirmation of our commitment to excellence in business education,” said Dr. Tim Bisping, dean of SFA’s Rusche College of Business. “We have outstanding faculty members committed to providing our students with the absolute best in online education, and I am pleased to see our efforts being acknowledged by this ranking.”

For more information, contact Dr. Susan Jennings, SFA’s online B.B.A coordinator, at (936) 468-1634 or sjennings@sfasu.edu, or click here.
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SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature director of Fort Worth Botanic Garden

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St. Bob Byers, the director of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, will present, “Great Perennial Borders Don’t Just Happen; They’re Always Works in Progress.”

Byers holds a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Louisiana State University. He worked professionally in Wisconsin, Florida, Alabama and Arkansas before joining the staff at the University of Arkansas. Beginning in 1994, he served as curator and then associate executive director of Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he helped build new gardens and facilities totaling over $18 million.

For more information, call (936) 468-4129 or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Third annual Diversity Conference to take place Saturday

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.

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

Great Backyard Bird Count to be hosted by SFA Gardens

SFA Gardens and the university’s student chapter of the National Association for Interpretation are sponsoring the Great Backyard Bird Count from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a national event to capture real-time bird populations around the nation.

The event is free and open to the public. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.

For more information, call (936) 468-1832 or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Athletics

No. 1 offense to take on No. 1 defense in Ladyjack showdown tonight

SFA’s women’s basketball team, the No. 1 scoring offense in the Southland Conference, will compete against University of Central Arkansas, the No. 1 scoring defense in the league, at 5:30 p.m. tonight in Johnson Coliseum.

The Ladyjacks carry the league scoring 75.7 points a game and remain undefeated in conference play. They also are ranked second in the SLC for their scoring margin (+14.9), field goal percentage (44.4 percent) and assists (15.1).
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Lumberjacks welcome University of Central Arkansas to Johnson Coliseum tonight

SFA’s men’s basketball team will aim for its 15th-straight victory over Southland Conference opponent University of Central Arkansas when the two squads match up at 8 p.m. tonight in Johnson Coliseum. ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app will stream the game nationally while Rob Meyers and Tyler DePascal narrate the action.

Fans also can tune into FM Q107.7, q1077.com or the TuneIn app on Apple and Android devices to hear Meyers’ and DePascal’s call of the game.
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Fine Arts

Violinist Trevor to perform Friday night recital

Internationally renowned violinist Chloé Trevor, who will serve as an adjudicator at Saturday’s prestigious George and Peggy Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition at SFA, will perform a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Trevor, who has appeared as a soloist with orchestras worldwide, including the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Latvian Chamber Orchestra, Slovak State Philharmonic, Plano Symphony and the Knoxville Symphony, will be joined by pianist Jonathan Tsay. Trevor made her New York concerto debut in 2013 and Avery Fisher Hall debut in 2014.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information about the Schmidbauer Competition, contact Dr. Gene Moon, orchestral director at SFA, at (936) 468-3885 or moongh@sfasu.edu, or click here.
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Warhol exhibition to feature artist’s famous ‘Silver Clouds’ tomorrow

An exhibition of works by the late Andy Warhol will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House downtown.

The exhibition, "Andy Warhol: Art Is Anything You Can Get Away With," will feature a small slice of the artist’s enormous oeuvre; in particular, his “Silver Clouds” – helium-filled silver clouds that drift in the air, according to John Handley, director of galleries at SFA.
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Recital to feature new music for trumpet, piano tomorrow

New music to the repertoire for trumpet and piano will be featured when Stephen Campbell, visiting professor of trumpet in SFA’s School of Music, performs at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The program will feature works of Henri Tomasi, Michael Daugherty and Kevin McKee. Pianist Dr. Ron Petti, director of accompanying for the School of Music, will join Campbell on the program.

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, click here or call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
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Exhibition featuring artist Mora’s detailed block prints opening tomorrow

An exhibition of work by artist Juan de Dios Mora will show tomorrow through March 9 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House downtown.

The exhibition will feature Mora’s finely detailed block prints – some printed with a single color and others featuring multi colors, according to John Handley, director of galleries for SFA's School of Art.

“Much of the work reveals the artist’s Mexican culture combined with his experience as an immigrant and American citizen living near the border,” Handley said. “Economic, social, political and cultural issues interplay in a poignant dialogue that includes tragic, humorous and absurd situations.”
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