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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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SFA mourns the loss of student Erin Valenta

The SFA community mourns the loss of student Erin Valenta, a music education major from Allen, Texas, who passed away Friday, Jan. 26.

In her memory, the flag at the Vista Drive entrance will be flown at half-staff today.

Darwin Day scheduled for Feb. 12

SFA will host its third annual Darwin Day program from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in the Kennedy Auditorium.

The featured speaker, Dr. Barbara Forrest, former professor of philosophy at Southeastern Louisiana State University, will present “Why Academic Freedom is a Fraud: The Threat to Science Education.”

Forrest’s presentation will discuss the potential conflict in the science classroom between faith-based explanations of life’s origin and scientific truths.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Mullin, chair of the SFA Department of Biology, at (936) 468-3601 or sjmullin@sfasu.edu.
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Steen Library to host faculty workshop series

The Steen Library will host a workshop about citation managers at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 23 in Steen Library, Room 205.

Citation managers are programs that save time by organizing references and full-text files, automatically creating in-text citations and a bibliography, and switching between thousands of citation styles.

This session will consist of an overview of three of the most popular citation managers: RefWorks, Mendeley and Zotero. By the end of the workshop you will know the advantages of using a citation manager and which of the three best meets your needs.

For more information or to register, contact Melissa Clark, student engagement librarian, at (936) 468-1852 or clarkm4@sfasu.edu.

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 weavervb@sfasu.edu.

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.

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SFA Wind Ensemble to perform TMEA preview concert tonight

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. tonight 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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Get ready to star gaze, or moon gaze, rather.

Tomorrow night’s sky will feature the first super blue blood moon since 1982 and the first which can be seen in the Americas in 150 years.

To read more about this stellar event, click here.

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