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Thursday, Feb. 15
Softball at Northwestern State University
9 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana

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

Bowling at three-day SFA Stormin' Ladyjack Classic
Houston

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.
Edinburg

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.
Nacogdoches

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

Sunday, Feb. 18
Baseball at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
3 p.m.
Edinburg

Baseball vs. Central Michigan University
11 a.m.
Edinburg


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Brave Space Series discusses African hair diaspora today

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

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

SFA Observatory to host public viewing session

SFA’s Observatory will host its next public viewing session 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, weather permitting, giving visitors the opportunity to see the night sky like they have never seen it before.

The observatory is home to more than 15 telescopes, including one formerly used by NASA. Visitors will have the chance to view the facility’s 41- and 18-inch telescopes and can utilize 8-inch telescopes set up for public use.

The event is free and open to students and visitors of all ages. For large group accommodations, contact Dr. Dan Bruton, professor in the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy, at astro@sfasu.edu.
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Interior design program to host senior showcase

Senior interior design students will showcase their talents during the “Essence of Design” exhibit on display from Feb. 17 through April 5 on the second floor of Steen Library.

The exhibit is open to the public and will kick off with an opening reception from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 17. Each of the 10 students is allotted a 64-square-foot area to create a display that showcases his or her personality, skills and design philosophy.  

To schedule a guided tour for future Lumberjacks or high school students, contact Sally Ann Swearingen, associate professor of interior design, at (936) 468-2048 or sswearingen@sfasu.edu.
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International Women’s Day teach-in scheduled for March 8

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Dr. Heather Olson Beal, associate professor in SFA’s Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, is hosting the second teach-in from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 8 in the Wyatt Room of the Steen Library.

SFA faculty and staff as well as community members will offer 30-minute sessions on topics such as body image, professional profiling, bias, intersectional feminism and more.

This event is free and open to the SFA and Nacogdoches communities. ID scanners will be available for SFA students who are eligible to receive points for attendance. For more information, visit the event's Facebook.


2018 Spring Career and Internship Expo to take place Feb. 21

The Center for Career and Professional Development will host the 2018 Spring Career and Internship Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the event, especially those who may be looking to find a full-time or internship position. Click here for a list of participating employers.

Faculty members who would like a record of attendance for their students must provide a class roster or a sign-in sheet to the CCPD by Monday, Feb. 19.

Students will need their student ID for check-in and copies of their résumé to distribute to employers. Professional dress is required. Résumé assistance and the center's free Career Closet are available to students.

For more information, contact Brandi Derouen, assistant director of the CCPD, at derouenb@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-3305.

SFA Gardens to host Great Backyard Bird Count

SFA Gardens and the university’s student chapter of the National Association for Interpretation are sponsoring the Great Backyard Bird Count from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.

This free, outdoor event will have activities designed to increase knowledge and appreciation of birds for youth and adults. A variety of family-friendly, hands-on learning activities will be set up, including using binoculars, learning bird identification skills, playing bird games and making bird-related crafts.

In addition, there will be opportunities to participate in the national Great Backyard Bird Count as participants count birds for science with assistance from the Pineywoods Audubon Society and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department non-game ornithologist Cliff Shackelford.

For more information, call (936) 468-1832, or email sfagardens@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 include an overview of three of the most popular citation managers: RefWorks, Mendeley and Zotero. By the end of the workshop, attendees will know the advantages of using a citation manager and which of the three best meets their needs.

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

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation hosting Parents Night Out tomorrow

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

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. tomorrow.

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

Athletics

Women's basketball

SFA - 59 vs. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi - 58

Men’s basketball

SFA - 87 vs. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi - 68

Softball

SFA - 0 vs. Texas A&M University - 4

Fine Arts

Video works of artist Sarkisian opening reception tonight

“Peter Sarkisian: Video Works” will open with a reception and gallery talk by the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The exhibition, which features video projections on sculpture, will show through April 21 in the Reavley Gallery. Sarkisian is an American new-media artist whose work combines video projection and sculpture to create a hybrid form of multimedia installation, according to John Handley, director of galleries for SFA's School of Art.

Admission to all art exhibitions and receptions is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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As if origami isn’t beautiful enough, Ross Symons found a way to merge the art with clever scenes to give his intricate creations character.

Ross uses his Instagram to post a different miniature origami figure every day.

To read more, click here.

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