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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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Hospitality administration program ranked third in Texas

Universities.com, a website specializing in helping students discover the best university for them, has ranked SFA’s hospitality administration program as the third best in Texas.

The website's editors evaluate colleges and universities by interviewing admissions officers, professors and students to learn about the application process, networking opportunities, financial aid, online learning and more.
 
"It is excellent to be recognized as one of the top programs in the state," said Dr. Lynda Martin, director of SFA's School of Human Sciences.
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Proposals due tomorrow for 2017 Teaching Showcase

Proposals for the 2017 Teaching Showcase, which is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room, are due tomorrow.

Now in its third year, the Teaching Showcase provides faculty and 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.

To submit a proposal, complete this form. More information and past-presentation videos are available here.

SFA Gardens to host native tree seminar Saturday

East Texas is blessed with an abundance of beautiful trees that thrive in southern landscapes. Chris Dempsey, senior garden technician for SFA Gardens, will host a public seminar aimed at teaching participants about native trees from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 28, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.

Dempsey will help participants choose the ideal tree for their landscapes, make the best selections at the nursery and then demonstrate the appropriate method for planting. He also will discuss reasons for proper pruning, show pruning tools, and demonstrate the specifics of pruning and training shade, ornamental and fruit trees.

To register for the seminar, contact SFA Gardens’ education office at (936) 468-1832 or sfagardens@sfasu.edu. Cost is $15 for SFA Gardens members and $20 for non-members.
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Center for Teaching and Learning to host assignment charrette tomorrow

SFA’s Center for Teaching and Learning will host an assignment charrette from 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow in McKibben Education Building, Room 258.

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.

Athletics


Charles' late free throws help Lumberjacks hang on for 78-76 victory

SFA junior Ty Charles produced a multitude of important plays Wednesday night, which helped the Lumberjacks beat the University of Central Arkansas, 78-76, in Johnson Coliseum.

With his squad clinging to a three-point lead, Charles sank the last of four rebounds and swished a pair of free throws with two seconds left after UCA misfired on its second three-point field goal attempt in the last 14 seconds.
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Ladyjacks fall to University of Central Arkansas, 67-63

SFA’s women’s basketball team took on the No. 1 scoring defense in the league, University of Central Arkansas, and came up short with a 67-63 loss to the Sugar Bears Wednesday in Johnson Coliseum.

SFA senior Taylor Ross played her fifth 20-point game of the season with 21 points and three assists. She went 5-9 in the field and 11-12 at the line.
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Fine Arts

Recital to feature new music for trumpet, piano tonight

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. tonight 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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Violinist Trevor to perform recital tomorrow

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. tomorrow 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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At the International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in Harbin, China, sculpted towers of ice provide a whimsical winter wonderland for those who travel to the northern-most, coldest province in the area.

Months of design and preparation go into creating the attraction, which is illuminated at night with technicolor LED lighting. Click here to view additional festival photos.

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