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Wednesday, Jan. 31
Men's basketball vs. Houston Baptist University
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Women's basketball at Houston Baptist University
7 p.m.
Houston

Friday, Feb. 2
Bowling at three-day Prairie View A&M University Invitational
Arlington

Track and field at two-day New Mexico Collegiate Invitational
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Saturday, Feb. 3
Women's basketball at Lamar University
2 p.m.
Beaumont

Men's basketball at Lamar University
4:30 p.m.
Beaumont

Tennis at Texas A&M University
4 p.m.
College Station

Sunday, Feb. 4
Tennis at Prairie View A&M University
3 p.m.
Prairie View

Tennis vs. Liberty University
10 a.m.
College Station


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Registration deadline for active learning series today

The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting a faculty learning series on the topic of active learning.

Research shows that active learning improves student outcomes and promotes student learning. Many faculty members across the nation have begun making their courses more active.

Facilitated by Dr. Heather Olson Beal, associate professor of secondary education and educational leadership, this five-part series is designed to help faculty members in any discipline implement active learning strategies. Topics covered will include defining, planning for, implementing and assessing active learning.

The series will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 14, March 7, March 28 and April 11. Space is limited. Registration deadline is today.

To register, log into mySFA, select the Employee tab, then choose myTraining. Browse for the Active Learning FLC, and follow the instructions to register.


Alumni Association accepting nominations for the 2018 SFA Alumni Awards

Nominations for the 2018 SFA Alumni Awards are now being accepted. The Alumni Association invites you to nominate a faculty member deserving recognition.

Awards include Distinguished Alumnus, Distinguished Professor, Lumberjack Pride and Outstanding Young Alumnus. Nominations are due March 1.

The awards presentation is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 7.

For nomination forms and additional information, click here.

Proposal submission for Symposium on Arts and Research now being accepted

The call for proposals is currently open for the 2018 Symposium on Arts and Research hosted by the Office of the Provost. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 9.

The annual Symposium on Arts and Research is scheduled for March 27. The event will showcase the research, creative and performance accomplishments of SFA faculty members from the 2017 calendar year.

One of the main attractions of the symposium is the faculty poster session in which faculty members highlight individual research projects, overall research agendas and/or professional creative interests. Faculty members are invited to share research presented in 2017 or to present forthcoming research. As part of the poster session, each college honors one outstanding poster/display as the Spotlight Exhibit.

Proposals will be submitted and selected via an online system. Each college conducts its own selection process led by either the dean’s office or an appointed representative.

Click here to view the proposal submission form. For assistance with the form, email soar@sfasu.edu.

SFA Gardens to host food fermentation workshop

Discover the benefits of fermented foods and how to create them with a workshop hosted by the SFA Gardens and led by Dr. Darla O’Dwyer, associate professor of human sciences, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Brundrett Conservation Education Building.

Participants will learn the health benefits of fermented foods and the scientific background behind the proper technique of anaerobic fermentation.

Sauerkraut will be prepared during the workshop, which participants will take home, along with the fermentation vessel provided. Other fermented foods will be available for tasting with recipes provided.

Space for the food fermentation workshop is limited, so advance registration is required. The cost is $40 for SFA Gardens members and $45 for nonmembers.

For more information or to register, contact the SFA Gardens education office at (936) 468-1832 or sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Athletics

SFA track and field competed at Texas Tech Invitational

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Women’s basketball

SFA – 75 vs. Sam Houston State University – 53

Men’s basketball

SFA - 82 vs. Sam Houston State University – 66

Tennis

SFA – 3 vs. University of Texas at San Antonio – 4

Fine Arts

SFA Wind Ensemble to perform TMEA preview concert tomorrow

Music the SFA’s Wind Ensemble will perform at this year’s Texas Music Educators Association convention will be presented in a concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Turner Auditorium.

There are two main works in the program, according to Fred J. Allen, director of bands. “Angel of Mercy” by David Maslanka fuses three chorales harmonized by Johann Sebastian Bach 400 years ago. Another large-scale work is the first movement of the “Symphony No. 2” by the American composer Howard Hanson.

David Campo, associate director of bands, will conduct “American Salute” by Morton Gould, and Tamey Anglley, assistant director of bands, will conduct “Saisei Fanfare” by Brett William Dietz. The band will also play a march by Franz von Blon.

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.
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