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Tuesday, Feb. 13
Women's golf at Texas State Invitational

Wednesday, Feb. 14
Men's basketball at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
7 p.m.
Corpus Christi

Softball at Texas A&M University
5 p.m.
College Station

Women's basketball vs. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 16
Baseball vs. Central Michigan University
3 p.m.

Bowling at three-day SFA Stormin' Ladyjack Classic

Men's golf at three-day Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate
Palm Desert, California

SFA Planetarium
"The Explorers"

7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium

Softball at Northwestern State University
5:30 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana

Softball vs. University of Memphis
10 a.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana

Saturday, Feb. 17
Baseball at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
11 a.m.

Men's basketball at University of the Incarnate Word
3 p.m.
San Antonio

Softball vs. Jackson State University
3 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana

Softball vs. University of Memphis
12:30 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana

Tennis vs. Northeastern State University
11 a.m.

Women's basketball at University of the Incarnate Word
1 p.m.
San Antonio




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News & Announcements

Brave Space Series discusses African hair diaspora

The Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Brave Space Series is scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Regents’ Suite A.

This month's session focuses on the politics, controversies and obsessions surrounding Afro-textured hair.

Association for Business Communication-Southwestern U.S. names SFA lecturer Outstanding Business Educator

The Association for Business Communication-Southwestern U.S. has posthumously awarded Judi Biss, former SFA lecturer in the Rusche College of Business, the 2018 Outstanding Business Educator Award.

Biss began teaching at SFA in 1999 and continued serving for almost 20 years. She taught various business communication courses and was an advocate for undergraduate and graduate research.

Biss passed away in June 2017, and her husband Luis will accept the award on her behalf at the March 2018 Federation of Business Disciplines Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Center for Career and Professional Development to host Lumberjacks GROW

The Center for Career and Professional Development asks faculty and staff members to encourage their student workers to take part in Lumberjacks GROW (Guided Reflection on Work).

The program involves a short survey and a virtual mock interview, which gathers information on the student's experience in five key areas: teamwork, communication, influence, decision making and organization.

For instructions on how to take part in Lumberjacks GROW, click here.

For more information, contact Jamie Bouldin, CCPD director, at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu, or call (936) 468-3305.

Office of Multicultural Affairs to present Consciousness Speaker Series

Maria Sanchez will participate in the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Consciousness Speaker Series with her discussion regarding victims of sexual assault at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room.

SFA faculty and staff members lead the lunch-hour lecture with the goal of opening discussion regarding progressive issues in diversity, multicultural education and social justice.

SFA’s School of Human Sciences launches online bachelor’s degree program

SFA’s School of Human Sciences has launched a new degree program that allows students to earn a four-year degree completely online.

The program, which became available to SFA students in fall 2017, offers an entirely online Bachelor of Science in human sciences with an emphasis in human development and family studies. All core and elective courses are available online.

Upon graduation, students have a variety of career options, including becoming early intervention specialists, lobbyists, directors of child care and senior citizen facilities, Head Start teachers, parent educators, camp directors and more.
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Students hold blood drive

The Student-Athlete Advisory Council and the Organization of Athletic Training Students are holding a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Field House.

To schedule an appointment to donate, email Loree McCary, assistant athletic director and senior woman administrator, at lmccary@sfasu.edu.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation hosting Parents Night Out Feb. 16

In an effort to help parents enjoy a child-free, Valentine’s evening out, Campus Recreation is hosting Parents Night Out Friday, Feb. 16.

Kids will enjoy a fun-filled evening of camp activities, a meal and a movie. Parents can drop off their children as early as 5:30 p.m. and can pick them up any time before midnight.

The cost is $20 per child. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Feb. 16.

For more information or to register, call (936) 468-3507, or email campusrec@sfasu.edu.

Kick Axe Wellness Challenge week two rankings released

SFA’s Employee Wellness staff members would like to recognize and congratulate the top three winning teams for exemplifying wellness throughout the challenge's second week.

Walking Our Axes Off placed first. Team members include Jessica Shull, Ashley Engle, Jerri Cates and Kim Daniels.

Team EI-EEO placed second. Team members include Deja Peterson, John Wyatt, Kim Odems and Becky Garrett.

The Number Crunchers placed third. Team members include Calee Jo Holcombe, Nikki Shoemaker, Marie Kelly and Susan McGhiey.

The most improved team is The Wonder Women. Team members include Rebekah Raney, Lerin Blackmon, Jennifer Hanlon and Ines Maxit.

For information on additional Employee Wellness programming, click here.

Campus Recreation to host Spring Wellness Fair tomorrow

Campus Recreation’s Spring Wellness Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. The fair will provide resources and services from a variety of SFA and Nacogdoches organizations and businesses.

Services will include blood glucose screening, blood type testing, vision testing, wellness exams, chair massages, product samples, refreshments, educational materials and giveaways. About 30 local vendors will be present. In addition, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas representatives will be present to answer questions about the HealthSelect of Texas plan.

The event is free to all faculty and staff members and students. The Wellness Fair is a great opportunity for students to learn about various organizations on campus and in the community. Faculty members are encouraged to inform their students about the event.

For questions, contact Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu.


Women's golf

Competing in Texas State Invitational
To view performance outcomes, click here.

Archaeologists have discovered more than 60,000 Maya structures in Guatemala by utilizing laser-mapping technology.

To uncover more of this archeological wonder, click here.

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