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Friday, Jan. 26
SFA Planetarium
"Black Holes"

7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium

Track and field at two-day Texas Tech University Invitational
Lubbock

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

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

Sunday, Jan. 28
Tennis vs. Tyler Junior College
10 a.m.
Nacogdoches

Tennis vs. University of Texas at San Antonio
2 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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International Friendship Program accepting applications

The Office of International Programs invites faculty and staff members to participate in the International Friendship Program, which focuses on promoting interaction between SFA’s international students and members of the SFA and Nacogdoches communities.

The program helps acquaint international students with the American lifestyle, offers opportunities for cultural exchange, and contributes to tolerance and understanding among participants.

This semester, the OIP intends to develop groups of 4 to 6 people. Once placed in a group, the program is self-directed depending on the availability of participants.

To apply, click here.

For more information, call Heather Catton, OIP director, at (936) 468-6631.

Office of Multicultural Affairs holding auditions for Vagina Monologues

The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites faculty and staff members and students to audition for its annual production of the Vagina Monologues. Original work can be included in the program.

Auditions are scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7. To schedule an audition, click here.

Original work submissions are due by 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. For submission guidelines, click here.

For more information, visit sfasu.edu/oma, call (936) 468-1073, or email oma@sfasu.edu.

Fulbright Scholar Program accepting applications

The Fulbright U.S.-France International Education Administrator and the Fulbright U.S.-Germany International Education Administrator seminars are accepting applications.

IEA seminars target higher education administrators versus the teaching and research grants for faculty members and professionals found in the Core Program.

The Fulbright Scholar Program invites you to apply and to encourage colleagues to apply. The goal of the seminar is to share expertise abroad and bring the benefits of a Fulbright IEA seminar back to your campus and community.

The deadline for both the IEA France and IEA Germany seminars is 10:59 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.

For more information, visit the program’s website, or email IEA@iie.org.

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 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 non-members. Space is limited. To register, call (936) 468-1832, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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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.

Athletics

Women’s basketball

SFA – 59 vs. University of Central Arkansas – 46

Men’s basketball

SFA – 92 vs. University of Central Arkansas – 100

Fine Arts

Gaelynn Lea performs tonight

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

SFA Repertory Dance Company in Concert tonight and tomorrow

SFA’s dance program will showcase the SFA Repertory Dance Company in Concert, which premieres at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Turner Auditorium.

An additional showing is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Tickets are $8 for students, $12 for faculty and staff members and senior citizens, and $15 for general admission 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 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 at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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Japanese entrepreneur Hiroki Terai has made a business from crying.

“He founded a group crying service that encourages people to cry together while a ‘handsome weeping boy’ wipes their tears away,” according to National Geographic. Shedding tears is said to having healing and stress relieving effects.

To learn more, click here.

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