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Friday, Feb. 2
Bowling at three-day Prairie View A&M University Invitational
Arlington

Track and field at two-day New Mexico Classic
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Saturday, Feb. 3
Women's basketball at Lamar University
2 p.m.
Beaumont

Men's basketball at Lamar University
4:30 p.m.
Beaumont

Tennis at Texas A&M University
4 p.m.
College Station

Sunday, Feb. 4
Tennis at Prairie View A&M University
3 p.m.
Prairie View

Tennis vs. Liberty University
10 a.m.
College Station

Wednesday, Feb. 7
Women's basketball vs. McNeese State University
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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

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. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center’s 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 will be available at the BPSC’s Information Desk starting Tuesday, Feb. 6. Tickets are $5 for faculty, staff and community members, and $3 for students. For more information, email oma@sfasu.edu.
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SFA Gardens to host food fermentation workshop tomorrow

Discover the benefits of fermented foods and how to create them with a workshop hosted by SFA Gardens and led by Dr. Darla O’Dwyer, associate professor of human sciences, from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the Brundrett Conservation Education Building.

Participants will learn the health benefits of fermented foods and the scientific background behind the proper technique of anaerobic fermentation.

Sauerkraut will be prepared during the workshop, which participants will take home, along with the fermentation vessel provided. Other fermented foods will be available for tasting with recipes provided.

Space for the food fermentation workshop is limited, so advance registration is required. The cost is $40 for SFA Gardens members and $45 for non-members.

For more information or to register, contact the SFA Gardens education office at (936) 468-1832 or sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Special lecture to feature director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and the SFA Division of Environmental Science will host a public lecture beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Heidi Grether, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, will present “Perspectives on Environmental Protection and Regulation, Day-to-Day and in Crisis.” Grether brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from her time dealing with environmental disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. 

This lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the PNPC and nearby Raguet Elementary School. For more information, contact Sarah Fuller, outreach coordinator, at (936) 468-1185 or fullersa@sfasu.edu.
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Proposal submission for Symposium on Arts and Research now being accepted

The call for proposals is currently open for the 2018 Symposium on Arts and Research hosted by the Office of the Provost. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 9.

The annual Symposium on Arts and Research is scheduled for March 27. The event will showcase the research, creative and performance accomplishments of SFA faculty members from 2017.

One of the main attractions of the symposium is the faculty poster session in which faculty members highlight individual research projects, overall research agendas and/or professional creative interests. Faculty members are invited to share research presented in 2017 or to present forthcoming research. As part of the poster session, each college honors one outstanding poster/display as the Spotlight Exhibit.

Proposals will be submitted and selected via an online system. Each college conducts its own selection process led by either the dean’s office or an appointed representative.

Click here to view the proposal submission form. For assistance with the form, email soar@sfasu.edu.

Fine Arts

Friday Film Series to screen ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ tonight

SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “I Am Not Your Negro” at 7 p.m. tonight in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

“I Am Not Your Negro” is a journey into black history that connects the past of the civil rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter, according to information at iamnotyournegrofilm.com.

The film is rated PG-13 for violent images, thematic material, strong language and brief nudity. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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University Series remembers loss of King with ‘The Mountaintop’ tomorrow

This year, America and the world will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, along with L.A. Theatre Works, will commemorate the anniversary with a touring presentation of the internationally acclaimed play “The Mountaintop,” to be presented at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Turner Auditorium.

Prior to the performance, Cleo House, director of SFA's School of Theatre, will present an informative talk at 7 p.m. in the Griffith Gallery.

Single event ticket prices for the University Series are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for non-SFA students and youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3 with a valid ID.

For more information, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Fine Arts Box in the Office in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, Room 211, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
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Music faculty members to perform works of art song composer Rorem

Voice faculty members will perform the songs of Ned Rorem in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, in Cole Concert Hall.

Recital performers include Dr. Ron Petti, piano; Dr. Ric Berry, tenor; Debbie Berry, soprano; Nita Hudson, mezzo soprano; Dr. Garry Leonberger, tenor; Emily Milius, soprano; and Chris Turner, baritone. Milius also will give a short talk to begin the concert.

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 visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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