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Tuesday, Feb. 21
Baseball at Texas A&M University
6:30 p.m.
College Station

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Softball at University of Southern Mississippi
4 and 6 p.m.
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Track and field at Southland Conference Indoor Championships
All Day
Birmingham, Alabama

Thursday, Feb. 23
Men's basketball at University of New Orleans
7:45 p.m.
New Orleans

Women's basketball at University of New Orleans
5:30 p.m.
New Orleans

Friday, Feb. 24
SFA Planetarium "Light Years from Andromeda"
7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

Baseball at University of Texas-San Antonio
6 p.m.
San Antonio

Softball vs. Middle Tennessee State University
11 a.m.
Mobile, Alabama

Tennis at University of Texas at Arlington
2 p.m.
Arlington


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Center for Regional Heritage Research works with museum, French officials to create 3-D image of La Salle cannon

Point by point, the image of a cannon slowly materializes on the computer screen. Fine grooves in the handcrafted bronze handles shaped like dolphins prove difficult for the scanner to visualize, but eventually, with enough manipulation, a 3-D rendering of a long-submerged French cannon comes into focus.

“The idea of reverse-engineering the cannon so that the French can cast a duplicate has been floating around for a while,” said Dr. Robert Z. Selden Jr., research associate at SFA’s Center for Regional Heritage Research. “We always enjoy working with the Texas Historical Commission and have really been looking forward to beginning work on this project.”
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Office of Multicultural Affairs to host Brave Space discussion tomorrow

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a discussion titled “Stereotypes and Media” at 5 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Regent’s Suite A as part of the Brave Space Series.

The series promotes open and honest discussion of difficult topics among the SFA and Nacogdoches communities. Previous discussions have touched on racial tensions, police relations and LGBT issues.

For more information, contact the OMA at (936) 468-1073.

SFA and Nacogdoches leaders visit Texas Capitol for Nacogdoches - SFA Days

SFA administrators, Nacogdoches city and county government leaders, and members of the 2016-17 Leadership Nacogdoches class give a Lumberjack salute on the steps of the Texas Capitol Thursday. The group traveled from East Texas to join Rep. Travis Clardy of Nacogdoches and Sen. Robert Nichols of Jacksonville for Nacogdoches - SFA Days, held Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 15-16, during the 85th Texas Legislative Session.
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Office of Student Financial Assistance providing information tomorrow

While the month of February is host to many holidays and important events, it’s also Financial Aid Awareness Month. To honor the month, SFA’s Office of Student Financial Assistance will have a table set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Staff members will be present to answer students' general financial aid questions, offer information about financial literacy and hand out goodies.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about this opportunity to learn more about financial aid. Students also will be able to enter a drawing for two $500 scholarships.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance at (936) 468-2403.

Athletics


Six-run seventh inning brings Ladyjacks just shy of Aggie defeat

SFA’s softball team wrapped up a long weekend with a game against No. 17 Texas A&M University Sunday in College Station. Earlier in the weekend, A&M defeated the Ladyjacks, 8-0, in five innings. The second match-up between the teams started differently.

SFA freshman Katie Clark led the game with two RBIs and one run, finishing 3-4 on the day. Clark also helped by going into right field in the fifth inning and grabbing two putouts. Senior Brittany Lewis had five putouts from first base and totaled one RBI, one run and one hit.
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Ladyjacks defeat Lions, 92-62, in team effort

SFA’s women’s basketball team competed against Southeastern Louisiana University Saturday at the University Center in Hammond, Louisiana. The Ladyjacks succeeded in presenting an entire team effort against the Lions, a feat that has not yet occurred this season. All 13 Ladyjacks scored within the 40 game minutes, and the SFA bench scored a season-high 54 points.
 
Senior Taylor Ross led the Ladyjacks with 19 points, but the story of the night was freshman Lovisa Brunnberg's career-high score of 18 points and game-high five triples from seven attempts. She also went 6-9 from the field and 1-2 at the free-throw line.
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Harris and Holyfield help Lumberjacks defeat Southeastern Louisiana University

An aggressive and active defense by SFA’s men’s basketball team led to a Lumberjack victory Saturday night against Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.

SFA freshman Kevon Harris scored a game-high 14 points while sophomore TJ Holyfield added 13. The team's productive defense combined with points scored by Harris and Holyfield helped the Lumberjacks defeat the Lions, 60-52.
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Two defeats close out baseball team's opening weekend

SFA’s baseball team's initial two-game winning streak was broken Sunday after the Lumberjacks were defeated by Southeast Missouri State University and the University of Texas at Arlington at Jaycees Field in Nacogdoches. With these losses, SFA now stands 2-2 on the season.
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Sudinsky's 71 leads strong final round for Lumberjacks in California

SFA’s men’s golf team finished its weekend competition on a strong note Sunday, registering a 5-over 293 during the final round of the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert, California. The final-round effort gave the Lumberjacks a 32-over 896 for the event, moving up one spot to finish 17th among a challenging 22-team field.

SFA began the day tied for 18th, eventually surging past 18th-ranked Gonzaga University (36-over 900) while defeating Old Dominion University (44-over 908), which then fell from 17th to 20th. The Lumberjacks finished three strokes back of both the University of Texas at Arlington and South Dakota State University (29-over 893).
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Fine Arts

Film series to feature 'Without Bound: Perspectives on Mobile Living'

SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Without Bound: Perspectives on Mobile Living" at 7 p.m. Friday, March 3, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House downtown.

"Without Bound" is a documentary by SFA's own Michael Tubbs, media specialist for SFA's College of Fine Arts, and SFA alumnus Aaron Harlan about those who choose to ditch their permanent homes and opt for a mobile lifestyle, living out of recreational vehicles or vans. The film focuses on the personal philosophies of the individuals who choose this form of nomadic lifestyle.
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Swingin' Axes, Aces to perform music of top jazz composers

The Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces at SFA will perform a concert featuring works by Sammy Nestico, Gordon Goodwin, Pat Metheny and other jazz and big band greats at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 3, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on campus.

The Aces, directed by Dr. J.D. Salas, associate professor of tuba and euphonium studies in the SFA School of Music, will perform arrangements of "Splanky" and "Day In, Day Out" by Nestico, long time composer/arranger for the Count Basie Orchestra. Nestico recently celebrated his 93rd birthday.

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 click here.
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