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Tuesday, Feb. 20
Baseball at Texas A&M University
6:30 p.m.
College Station

Wednesday, Feb. 21
Track and field at two-day Southland Conference Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Alabama

Men's basketball vs. University of Central Arkansas
7 p.m.

Women's basketball at University of Central Arkansas
7 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas

Friday, Feb. 23
SFA Planetarium
"The Explorers"

7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium

Softball vs. North Dakota State University
12:30 p.m.
Oxford, Mississippi

Saturday, Feb. 24
Baseball vs. Bradley University
3 p.m.

Baseball vs. South Dakota State University
6:30 p.m.

Men's basketball vs. Lamar University
6 p.m.

Soccer at Texas State University
4 p.m.
San Marcos

Softball vs. University of Mississippi
5:30 p.m.
Oxford, Mississippi

Softball vs. University of Missouri - Kansas City
10 a.m.
Oxford, Mississippi

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




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News & Announcements

Office of Multicultural Affairs to host Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration tomorrow

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host an MLK Celebration for members of the SFA and Nacogdoches communities to celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., beginning at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.

The event will include music, dance and art presented by SFA students and community members. Dr. Tshepo Chéry, assistant professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, will deliver a keynote address to conclude the celebration.

Tickets are available at the student center's Information Desk. Tickets are $5 for faculty, staff and community members, and $3 for students. For more information, email oma@sfasu.edu.

Center for Teaching and Learning names 2018 Teaching Showcase presenters

SFA’s Center for Teaching and Learning has named the 10 presenters for the 2018 Teaching Showcase, which will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room.

The showcase provides an opportunity for faculty and staff members and teaching assistants to share best practices, recognize colleagues' innovative teaching methods and hold cross-disciplinary conversations to create better learning opportunities for students.

This year’s speakers include: Drs. Megan Condis, assistant professor, and Amber Wagnon, lecturer, in the Department of English and Creative Writing; Dr. Jillian Dawes, assistant professor in the Department of Human Services; Dr. Stephanie Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture; Dr. Rachel Jumper, assistant professor in the School of Human Sciences; Laurel Matthews, clinical instructor in the DeWitt School of Nursing; Dr. Chris McKenna, assistant professor in the Department of Business Communication and Legal Studies; Herbert Midgley, lecturer in the School of Music; Dr. Mark Montgomery, assistant professor in the Department of Elementary Education; and Dr. Bill Nieberding, assistant professor in the School of Art.

For more information, visit the Teaching Showcase website.

Take a timeout to vote for coach Kyle Keller

Vote for Kyle Keller, SFA’s men’s basketball coach, to raise $100,000 for the Nacogdoches United Way.

The Infinity Coaches Charity Challenge includes four rounds of voting to whittle a group of 48 coaches down to a final four. Keller is currently in sixth place out of 15 coaches in the third round of voting, which will end Sunday, Feb. 25.

You can vote once daily at voteforcoachk.com. Also, you can vote on social media by tweeting, "I voted at voteforcoachk.com #Timeout2Vote #CoachKyleKeller,” and by posting a black-and-white picture making the "timeout" hand signal on Instagram with #Timeout2Vote #CoachKyleKeller in the comments.

For more information, click here.

Campus Recreation

Kick Axe Wellness Challenge week three 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 third 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 Jax Mafia placed third. Team members include Ken Morton, Cyndra Krogen-Morton, Yuleinys Castillo and Jessica Waguespack.

The most improved team is Scott’s Tots. Team members include Sarah Kouliavtsev, Kerry Whitsett, Christine Broussard and Kasi Dickerson.

For information on additional Employee Wellness programming, click here.


Men’s basketball

SFA – 81 vs. University of the Incarnate word – 70

Women’s basketball

SFA – 75 vs. University of the Incarnate word – 50


Fourth at Stromin’ Ladyjack Classic


SFA – 3 vs. Central Michigan University – 5
SFA – 4 vs. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – 6
SFA – 8 vs. Central Michigan University – 10
SFA – 5 vs. University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – 11


SFA – 3 vs. University of Memphis – 1
SFA – 5 vs. Northwestern State University – 6
SFA – 5 vs. University of Memphis – 3
SFA – 8 vs. Jackson State University – 4

Men’s golf

14th at Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate

Women’s Tennis

SFA – 3 vs. Northeastern State University – 4

Fine Arts

SFA’s Piney Woods Camerata to perform favorite Baroque Era compositions

SFA’s Piney Woods Camerata will perform great works from the Baroque Era when the student and faculty member string ensemble performs at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, in Cole Concert Hall.

“As this year is the 10th anniversary of the Piney Woods Camerata ensemble, we wanted to plan a concert that featured some of our favorite Baroque composers,” said Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, professor of violin and an ensemble member.

Works by J.S. Bach, George Frideric Handel, Arcangelo Corelli, Georg Philipp Telemann and Henry Purcell will be represented in the program.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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It’s a shame the majority of an iceberg’s surface is underwater, invisible to the eye. But luckily, while exploring Cierva Cove in Antarctica, filmmaker Alex Cornell photographed an iceberg that had flipped over.

Unlike most snow-and-dirt-covered icebergs, this one displayed a vivid green-blue color.

See more here.

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