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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.
Nacogdoches

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.
Nacogdoches

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

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

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

Tennis vs. University of Mississippi
Noon
Oxford, Mississippi

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


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Dr. Paul R. Shockley

Lecturer in the Division of Multidisciplinary Programs

Shockley will co-lead a study tour of Israel and Jordan with 106 people over spring break. He will teach at various ancient and modern sites in Israel with an extension into Jordan, the Red Sea and ancient Petra.

Dr. Raul F. Prezas, associate professor in the Department of Human Services, will join him and will study the speech and language services available in Israel with a focus on service delivery of diverse and multilingual clients.

News & Announcements

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

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. today 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 hosts 2018 Teaching Showcase tomorrow

SFA’s Center for Teaching and Learning will host 10 presenters for the 2018 Teaching Showcase, which will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow 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.

Office of Multicultural Affairs to present Consciousness Speaker Series tomorrow

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. tomorrow 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.


2018 Spring Career and Internship Expo to take place tomorrow

The Center for Career and Professional Development will host the 2018 Spring Career and Internship Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. tomorrow 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.

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 (936) 468-3305 or derouenb@sfasu.edu.

Athletics

SFA Athletics to host National Girls and Women in Sports Day Clinic

SFA Athletics will host a National Girls and Women in Sports Day Clinic from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in Shelton Gym.

The clinic celebrates the positive influence athletic participation brings to young girls and will give them the opportunity to experience various sports with SFA student-athletes.

This is a free event for girls ages 6 to 12, and each participant will receive a free drawstring backpack and tickets to the SFA men’s and women’s basketball double header later that day.

For more information, or to sign up, email Loree McCary, assistant athletic director and senior woman administrator, at lmccary@sfasu.edu, or call (936) 468-3751.

Fine Arts

'Beethoven and Bonn-Bons' to benefit voice scholarship

Four music faculty members will lend their talents to a fundraising concert to benefit the Baumgartner Memorial Award, which is given each year to an SFA student voice major.

The concert, “Beethoven and Bonn-Bons,” is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Old University Building and will feature Jennifer Dalmas, assistant professor of violin, viola; Evgeni Raychev, adjunct faculty of cello; Andrew Parr, professor of piano; and Linda Parr, music preparatory teacher of piano.

A reception will follow the concert, and the Symphony Club will provide chocolate treats and coffee.

Tickets are $20 with limited seating. For tickets or more information, contact Dalmas at (936) 205-5283 or jtdalmas@juno.com.
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Guest pianist Phang to perform in Calliope Concert Series

Guest pianist May Phang will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in Cole Concert Hall.

Dr. Andrew Parr, professor of piano, met Phang when he attended the Interharmony Chamber Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy, in 2016.

“She is an excellent pianist, and I am pleased that she could come to SFA,” Parr said.

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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Friday Film Series to screen ‘Queen Mimi’

SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “Queen Mimi” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Forced onto the streets in her 50s, Marie “Mimi” Haist found "home" at a Santa Monica laundromat. Taking shelter there for 20 years, Mimi's passion for pink, and living without looking back, has taken her from homelessness to Hollywood's red carpets.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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