This Week's Calendar
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
Women's basketball vs. Sam Houston State University
Sunday, Jan. 28
Tennis vs. Tyler Junior College
Tennis vs. University of Texas at San Antonio
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News & Announcements
Alumni Association hosting Beer and Bites tonight
The Alumni Association is hosting Beer and Bites from 5 to 7:30 p.m. tonight at The Fredonia Brewery in downtown Nacogdoches.
Tickets are $10 and include two beers and a pair of SFA dress socks. Brendyn’s BBQ food truck will be on site.
Kids and pets welcome. For more information or to RSVP, click here.
Office of Multicultural Affairs calling for Women’s Empowerment Summit proposals
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is accepting proposals from students and faculty, staff and community members interested in presenting at the second annual Women’s Empowerment Summit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 9, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.
The summit, which will focus on empowering women from various backgrounds, will feature breakout sessions where attendees will discuss empowerment in areas such as professional development, education, etiquette, health, body image and more.
If you are interested in hosting a breakout session, submit a proposal by Feb. 7. The OMA will notify participants of their acceptance status by Feb. 9.
For more information, contact Veronica Beavers, OMA director, at (936) 468-1073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SFA accounting students, financial advisors to offer free tax-preparation services
Students in the Rusche College of Business are offering free tax-preparation services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic.
The services are available to those with an annual income of $54,000 or less, people with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers.
This is the first time the university will offer the clinic on campus and the first time partnering with the Marleta Chadwick Student Financial advisors, which is a student organization that emphasizes financial literacy and smart money management.
Students will be providing tax services from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 9 and April 9 at the Chadwick Student Financial Advisors Suite in the McGee Business Building, Room 169.
For information on what to bring to the VITA clinic, click here.
SFA Gardens to host grafting workshop tomorrow
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. tomorrow 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 email@example.com.
Reception planned for Cole Art Center exhibition tomorrow
A reception with the artist for the exhibition “Junko Chodos: Can We Hear Our Own Voice?” will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.
“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, according to John Handley, director of SFA’s Art Galleries.
The artist will discuss her work, specifically where her art fits into the course of art history, at the reception.
Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. and the artist talk will start shortly after 6 p.m. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to perform classics by British composers
SFA’s Wind Symphony and Symphonic Bands will present their first concert of the spring semester at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in Turner Auditorium.
The program will feature early band classics by British composers. Under the direction of Dr. Tamey Anglley, assistant director of bands at SFA, the Symphonic Band’s presentation will include “Marching Song” by Gustav Holst, “Rhosymedre,” composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams and “Themes from Green Bushes” composed by Percy Grainger.
The Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. David Campo, associate director of bands at SFA, will present “Flourish for Wind Band” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, “Second Suite in F for Military Band” by Holst and Frederick Fennell’s edition of Kenneth Alford’s poetic march “The Vanished Army.”
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.
SFA Repertory Dance Company in Concert tonight
SFA’s dance program will showcase the SFA Repertory Dance Company in Concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Turner Auditorium.
Tickets are $8 for students, $12 for faculty and staff members and senior citizens, and $15 for general admission at the door.
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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