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Friday, Feb. 10

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Friday, Feb. 10
SFA Planetarium "Light Years from Andromeda"
7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

Bowling at SFA Stormin' Ladyjack Invitational
All Day

Softball at Mississippi State University
5:30 p.m.
Starkville, Mississippi

Softball vs. Western Kentucky University
10 a.m.
Starkville, Mississippi

Track and field at Dunamis Sports Group College Classic II
All Day

Track and field at Howie Ryan Invitational
All Day

Saturday, Feb. 11
Bowling at SFA Stormin' Ladyjack Invitational
All Day

Softball vs. Georgia State University
10 a.m.
Starkville, Mississippi

Women's basketball vs. Lamar University
3:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 12
Bowling at SFA Stormin' Ladyjack Invitational
All Day




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News & Announcements

School of Nursing to host conference next week

SFA’s DeWitt School of Nursing’s Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society will present “Legal Nursing Responsibilities From the Bedside to the Classroom” from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in the Student Activities Assocation cinema located on the third floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

The conference will include speaking presentations by attorneys Victor Haley and Keith Stanley, Angelina County Judge Clyde Herrington, Nacogdoches County District Attorney Nicole LoStracco, local law enforcement representatives and a nursing specialist.
Admission is $25 for students and $50 for nurses and instructors. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the door.

For more information, contact Michelle Klein, SFA clinical instructor, at (936) 468-7716 or kleinm@sfasu.edu.

Biology department hosting Darwin Day lecture today

SFA’s Department of Biology will host its second annual Darwin Day program. The program will include a seminar by Dr. Charles Pence, assistant professor of philosophy and religious studies at Louisiana State University. Pence’s seminar is titled “Evolution and Chance: From Darwin to the Pioneers of Statistics in Biology.”

Darwin Day is an annual celebration that takes place on or around Feb. 12 — the anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday. The day celebrates the contributions Charles Darwin made to the field of biology as well as science, reason, exploration and intellectual bravery in general. The day’s goal is to recognize science as a universal language capable of transcending border and culture.

Pence’s seminar will be held from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Kennedy Auditorium on campus. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Mullin, chair of the Department of Biology, at (936) 468-3601 or mullinsj1@sfasu.edu.
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Attend a Center for Teaching and Learning workshop this afternoon

SFA’s Center for Teaching and Learning is offering two informative sessions for faculty members today.

“Mentoring Conversation Circle #1” will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today in the Steen Library, Wyatt Room. The circle is designed for faculty members who have been at SFA four years or less, and will be facilitated by Carolyn Conn, associate professor of theatre. The circle will include information about setting goals, managing time and establishing boundaries to help improve effectiveness.

“Getting Started with Office 365 and OneDrive” will follow the mentoring circle from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. today in the Center for Teaching and Learning’s Seminar Room in Steen Library, Room 220A. Facilitated by Joe Strahl, manager of data and technology, the session will introduce participants to Microsoft Office 365, which is available to all faculty and staff members through mySFA.

Click here for full training descriptions. To register for either workshop, log in to mySFA, choose the employee tab, select myTraining and browse for the training’s title.

For more information, contact Megan Weatherly, instructional designer, at msweatherly@sfasu.edu.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation hosting Parents Night Out tonight

In an effort to help parents enjoy a child-free Valentine’s Day evening out, Campus Recreation is hosting Parents Night Out tonight. Kids will enjoy a fun-filled evening of camp activities, a meal and a movie at the Student Recreation Center.

Parents can drop off their children as early as 6 p.m. and can pick them up any time before midnight. The cost is $20 per child. For more information or to register, call (936) 468-3507, or email campusrec@sfasu.edu. Registration closes at 5 p.m. today.


Bowling to host Stormin' Ladyjack Classic in Houston this weekend

For the third straight year, SFA’s bowling team will serve as the host team for the Stormin’ Ladyjack Classic today through Sunday at Copperfield Bowl in Houston.

Teams will compete in 13 matches over the course of three days, beginning with five baker-style matches today followed by five traditional team matches tomorrow. Those rounds will determine the seeding for Sunday’s best-of-seven baker-style bracket play.
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Softball opens 2017 season today at Bulldog Kickoff Classic in Mississippi

SFA’s softball team will begin its 2017 season this weekend on the road at the Bulldog Kickoff Classic in Starkville, Mississippi. The Ladyjacks will play Western Kentucky University at 10 a.m. today at Nusz Park on the Mississippi State University campus.

Following today’s opener, the team will take the diamond again tonight for a game at 5:30 p.m. against host team Mississippi State University. The Ladyjacks will then play Georgia State University at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Early games will determine future tournament seeding as seeds one and four will play at 3 p.m. tomorrow, followed by seeds two and three playing at 5:30 p.m. The tournament consolation and championship game will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday.
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Charles' second-half charge leads Lumberjacks past Cardinals, 87-79

After clocking only eight minutes of play time during the first half of the SFA men’s basketball team’s Southland Conference bout against the University of the Incarnate Word Thursday in Johnson Coliseum. SFA junior guard Ty Charles picked up three fouls with 0-for-2 scoring from the field. Near the game’s end, however, the Kennedale native made up for lost offensive productivity.

All of Charles' team-high 21 points were scored in the final 20 minutes of the game. The Lumberjacks withstood a 35-point scoring explosion from UIW to claim the 87-79 triumph over the Cardinals.
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Fine Arts

‘Seussical’ coming to campus today

The Children’s Performing Arts Series at SFA will present two performances of “Seussical” today in Turner Auditorium on campus.

Presented by Theatreworks USA, the play is based on several Dr. Seuss stories, including “Horton Hears a Who,” “Horton Hatches the Egg” and “Gertrude McFuzz.”

Performances are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more.

To order tickets, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Visit the CPAS website for additional information.
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School of Theatre hosting benefit tomorrow

SFA’s School of Theatre will host an event tomorrow to help raise funds for theatre students to travel to Edinburgh, Scotland, in August to participate in the two-week Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

“An Evening of Love Scenes and Songs” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Upstage Theatre in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on campus. The show will feature theatre faculty members and students performing scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays and singing love songs.

Attending the fundraiser is just one way to support. Tax-exempt donations for the trip can be made here by clicking on the “Give to SFA" tab and writing “Scotland trip” for special instructions.

Tickets to the fundraiser are $10 for general admission and $5 for students. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or click here.
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If you find yourself outdoors after the sun goes down this evening, you might be in for a visual treat.

A penumbral lunar eclipse is expected to occur tonight during a “Snow Moon.” If you stay up late enough, you might even spot a comet. The rare event could even provide a great pre-Valentine’s Day date-night. Click here to read more.

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