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This Week's Calendar

Friday, Feb. 13
“Making History: The Story of the OUB” play
Old University Building, 515 N. Mound St

7:30 p.m.

"The Planets" screening
SFA Planetarium 
7 p.m.

SFA Baseball vs. Washington State
Jaycees Field
6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 14
SFA Baseball vs. Missouri State
Jaycees Field
6 p.m.

SFA Men's Basketball at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi
3:30 p.m.

“Making History: The Story of the OUB” play
Old University Building, 515 N. Mound St.
7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 15
SFA Baseball vs. University of Texas - Arlington
Jaycees Field
3 p.m.

“Making History: The Story of the OUB” play
Old University Building, 515 N. Mound St.
2:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 16
SFA Baseball vs. Washington State
Jaycees Field
6:30 p.m.

SFA Men's Basketball at University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, Texas
7 p.m.


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Headlines


SFA engineering unveils 3D printer for students

Courtesy of KTRE news

This past week, a one-of-a-kind printer was born in the science building at SFA.

Senior Cody Morris was a one of the first to operate the SFA engineering department's new 3D printer.

"It clicked, started moving, and we all kind of jumped back and were pretty excited about that," Morris said.

Morris explained that this experience is unlike anything he has done before.
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News & Announcements

"Game of Thrones" linguist to speak on campus

David Peterson, creator of the Dothraki language featured in HBO’s "Game of Thrones" will present “Conlangs: The art of language invention,” in Dugas Liberal Arts North 102 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. The presentation is open to the public.

Peterson began creating languages in 2000 and has created languages for TV shows and movies, including "Game of Thrones," "Defiance," "Star-Crossed" and "Thor 2," as well as creating multiple languages for personal use.

He also authored the book "Living Langauge Dothraki." In 2007, he helped establish the Language Creation Society, where he is still a member.
 


Parents’ Night Out with Little Jack Rec Camp set for Saturday

Enjoy a romantic night with your valentine and let Little Jack Rec Camp watch the kids!


Beginning at 5:30p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, parents can drop off their children for a fun-filled camp. The night will include swim time, dinner and a movie, camp activities, and one more movie to wind down the night for campers. The latest pick-up time is midnight, but parents may pick up their children at any time throughout the evening.

The cost is $20 per child.

For more information, or to register your child, contact the Rec Center administration office at (936) 468-3507 or CampusREC@sfasu.edu.


'Little Princess' Tea Party set for March 28

Introduce your favorite little girl to the beauty and joy of the garden at this special party, complete with refreshments, party favors, and entertainment planned to delight you and spark her imagination.

The 2015 tea party celebrates the uniqueness of each flower, snowflake, and girl as we “Let It Go” and party like a true princess. Two parties are scheduled at 10 a.m. and again at 12:30 p.m. in the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden.

Bring your camera to capture this day! Please let your girl wear her favorite princess, fairy or garden party costume. Seating is limited and tickets are required. Tickets cost $25 each for adults and children and are sold at the SFA Agriculture Office, 1924 Wilson Drive, from 8 a.m. until noon and from  1 to 5 p.m. Contact SFA Gardens at (936) 468-1832 for more information.

Envision SFA update

During a nine-week period last fall, the Strategic Planning Team (SPT) engaged with more than 2,100 people.

The purpose of this engagement was to hear what these internal and external stakeholders believed was most important for us to consider as we developed the next strategic plan.  A huge amount of input was collected.  To manage this, the SPT conducted a day-long “Sense-making Workshop” facilitated by Dr. Pat Sanaghan to identify the most prevalent themes so we could focus our efforts.
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SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature university's horticulture professor

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches.

Dr. Jared Barnes, assistant professor of horticulture in SFA's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, will present "Headed Down South from the Land of the Pines: Reflections on the Plants, People, and Places of North Carolina."

At SFA, Barnes pursues how to best cultivate plants and connect students with horticulture. He manages the Sprout Garden along Starr Ave., a trial ground for edibles and perennials in East Texas.
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Spring 2015 Teaching Circle launches Thursday

The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting a Teaching Circle during the spring 2015 semester. Teaching Circles are a form of faculty learning communities that offer opportunities to explore teaching and learning topics in a semester-long time frame.

The Spring 2015 Teaching Circle will be led by Carolyn Stufft, instructor in the Department of Elementary Education, and the topic for the circle will be the scholarship of teaching and learning. Participants will meet six times during the semester to discuss readings from two books.

All faculty members are welcome to join the Teaching Circle, which begins Thursday, Feb. 12. To join or to learn more, contact Carolyn Stufft at stufftcj@sfasu.edu.

Athletics


SFA downs Demons 93-82 in Natchitoches

Freshman Ty Charles set a new career-high with 19 points to lead the SFA men’s basketball team to a 93-82 win over Northwestern State on Monday night inside Prather Coliseum.

Charles finished 7-of-14 from the field, with a 3-pointer and 4-of-6 from the line to lead the Lumberjacks against Northwestern State University. The native of Kennedale, Texas, was one of four SFA players to finish in double figures.

Senior Jacob Parker and junior Thomas Walkup followed Charles with 16 points. Parker, who was limited to just seven minutes played in the first half due to foul trouble, netted 14 second half points. Walkup, who was named the Southland Conference’s Player of the Week hours earlier, recorded five makes from the field, six from the foul line and pulled down nine defensive rebounds, while adding three assists for a balanced night.
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Walkup named SLC Player of the Week again

Junior Thomas Walkup has been named the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday morning. 

The weekly honor is the second for Walkup and the SFA men’s basketball team this season and the third of his Lumberjack career. 

Walkup fueled SFA to a 95-59 win over Houston Baptist on Saturday. The native of Pasadena, Texas paced the 'Jacks and led all, finishing 13-of-15 from the floor and 8-of-10 from the foul line for a career-best 34 points. He also pulled down seven rebounds, dished out five assists and tied another career-high with three steals.
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Ladyjacks sweep SLC weekly honors

SFA track and field members Demi Payne and DeJernel Jordan have each been named Southland Conference Athletes of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon. Payne picks up her third weekly SLC field athlete of the week honor while Jordan claims her first weekly track award of the 2015 indoor season.

Payne is coming off a huge performance at the University of New Mexico Collegiate Classic on Saturday afternoon in Albuquerque. In the most anticipated women’s pole-vaulting showdowns in recent NCAA history, the senior outlasted two previous NCAA record holders, including the 2014 indoor champion, and a strong 41-woman field to win her fourth straight individual title.

Payne won the event with a leap of 15 feet, 3.50 inches (4.66m) – the second best vault in NCAA history behind her 15 feet, 7 inches (4.75m) mark set on Jan. 24 at the same venue. The New Braunfels, Texas native now owns five of the top six jumps in collegiate history.
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Glick, Dunnigan sign with IA Akranes FC

It was a special afternoon for the SFA women’s soccer team as Ladyjack defender Megan Dunnigan and goalkeeper Morgan Glick signed professional contracts with IA Akranes FC on Monday.
 
“What an exciting time for these two players and for our program,” head coach Wally Crittenden said. “Both Morgan and Megan have had tremendous careers here, and I know they will make great professionals. Today is a testament to their hard work and willingness to grow and mature as leaders and as students of the game.
 
“As a program, this continues to validate our processes and anytime we can help our players reach a dream to play post-collegiately, it brings a great deal of satisfaction to our coaches and support staff.  These two players are just the beginning though, as I know we will be making a couple more announcements soon related to this senior class and no doubt this will inspire our returning players to continue to push themselves and refine their skill sets for the chance to have this kind of opportunity once their stellar careers as Ladyjacks are complete. With the evolution our program continues to enjoy, there should be a new slogan added to our university’s marketing campaign that reads – Ladyjacks Make Great Professional Soccer Players.”
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Fine Arts

SFA's Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band to present concert of classics

The SFA Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will present a concert of "Classics: British and Otherwise" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. Tamey Anglley, assistant director of bands, will begin the concert with "Intrada: Two Baroque Fanfares" transcribed by Kenneth Singleton. The first fanfare is from the opening chorus of Claudio Monteverdi's "Vespers of 1610," "O God, Make Haste to Save Me." The second fanfare is Benedetto Marcello's opening chorus from "Psalm 19," "The Heavens Declare."

"Both fanfares were originally composed for voices and instruments - winds, strings and keyboards," Anglley said.
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Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana to perform at SFA

The SFA College of Fine Arts will present Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana performing at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in W.M. Turner Auditorium in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus as part of the 2014-2015 University Series, "Connect."

"Flamenco Vivo brings an exciting evening of flamenco to Turner stage and features accomplished artists from the U.S. and Spain in a performance that will include celebrated repertoire as well as new works," said John W. Goodall, associate dean of the SFA College of Fine Arts.

Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, one of the nation's premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies, is performing in its 32nd season. Carlota Santana serves as artistic director of the company, while Antonio Hidalgo is associate artistic director.
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