This Week's Calendar
Friday, Feb. 2
Bowling at three-day Prairie View A&M University Invitational
Track and field at two-day New Mexico Classic
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Saturday, Feb. 3
Women's basketball at Lamar University
Men's basketball at Lamar University
Tennis at Texas A&M University
Sunday, Feb. 4
Tennis at Prairie View A&M University
Tennis vs. Liberty University
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Dr. Michael LemkeAssistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science
Lemke recently had two articles published in the journal Addiction (IF = 5.789), which is the top-ranked substance abuse journal. The two papers, co-authored with colleagues at Texas A&M University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, advocate for a new complex systems-grounded research paradigm in substance use research and prevention.
The publications are titled "Moving alcohol prevention research forward, Part I: Introducing a complex systems paradigm" and "Moving alcohol prevention research forward - Part II: New directions grounded in community-based system dynamics modeling."
News & Announcements
Mobile food lab approved during SFA Board of Regents meeting
SFA is cooking up new transformational experiences for students in the School of Human Sciences.
At its quarterly meeting, the SFA Board of Regents approved the purchase of a mobile food lab — a gourmet food truck — that will be utilized on campus and at recruiting events such as career and college fairs.
“This mobile lab will be the first of its kind in Texas, and there are only a few nationally that are utilized as an academic laboratory,” said Dr. Lynda Martin, director of SFA’s School of Human Sciences. “We are excited to offer students this unique avenue for learning.”
The university plans to have the mobile food lab purchased and operational by January 2019.
For more information about the Board of Regents meeting, click here.
To view approved faculty and staff appointments, click here.
Faculty and Staff Breakfast scheduled for Feb. 7
The next SFA Faculty and Staff Breakfast will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the East College Dining Hall. Help spread the word about this event, and invite your SFA colleagues to join you.
For a special price of $3, SFA faculty and staff members are invited to enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast while catching up with colleagues and making new campus contacts. There also will be SFA-themed trivia and prizes.
This event is brought to you by the SFA Social Events Team in the spirit of our “SFA Envisioned” strategic plan, which includes fostering a culture of engagement within our campus community.
To stay informed about future SFA social networking events, “like” the SFA Faculty/Staff Lounge Facebook page.
SFA Charter School applications due tomorrow
Applications for the SFA Charter School are available in the Charter School office and must be returned by 5:30 p.m. tomorrow. 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. tonight 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.
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 email@example.com.
SFA Gardens to host food fermentation workshop Saturday
Discover the benefits of fermented foods and how to create them with a workshop hosted by 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 non-members.
For more information or to register, contact the SFA Gardens education office at (936) 468-1832 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SFA – 76 vs. Houston Baptist University – 54
SFA – 102 vs. Houston Baptist University – 82
Gallery talk scheduled for tonight
An exhibition of works by Erle Loran will show from Jan. 18 through April 14 in the Griffith Fine Arts Gallery.
Loran (1905-1999) was a California abstract expressionist, painter, printmaker, author and teacher. “Erle Loran (1905-1999): A Modern Artist of the American West” will feature a retrospective of more than 60 works in diverse media, including oil paintings, watercolor, gouache, mixed media drawings and charcoal studies.
A gallery talk will take place starting at 5 p.m. tonight in the gallery, with Dr. David Lewis, professor of art history in SFA’s School of Art and curator of the exhibition, discussing Loran’s artwork.
Admission is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
Friday Film Series to screen ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ tomorrow
SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “I Am Not Your Negro” at 7 p.m. tomorrow in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.
“I Am Not Your Negro” is a journey into black history that connects the past of the civil rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter, according to information at iamnotyournegrofilm.com.
The film is rated PG-13 for violent images, thematic material, strong language and brief nudity. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
University Series remembers loss of King with ‘The Mountaintop’
This year, America and the world will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
SFA’s College of Fine Arts and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, along with L.A. Theatre Works, will commemorate the anniversary with a touring presentation of the internationally acclaimed play “The Mountaintop,” to be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, in Turner Auditorium.
Prior to the performance, Cleo House, director of SFA's School of Theatre, will present an informative talk at 7 p.m. in the Griffith Gallery.
Single event ticket prices for the University Series are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for non-SFA students and youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3 with a valid ID.
For more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Fine Arts Box in the Office in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, Room 211, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
Some may argue that the best part of watching the Superbowl is the commercials. For those folks, this year will definitely not disappoint.
Doritos has created an epic rap battle between Peter Dinklage and Morgan Freeman that is sure to have you bobbin’ your head.
For a sneak peak, click here.