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Thursday, Feb. 22

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This Week's Calendar

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

Tennis vs. University of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi

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

Sunday, Feb. 25
Women's golf at three-day Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Spring Classic
Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Baseball vs. University of Southern Mississippi
4:30 p.m.

Softball vs. North Dakota State University
9 a.m.
Oxford, Mississippi

Softball vs. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
11:30 a.m.
Oxford, Mississippi

Tennis at University of Memphis
9 a.m.
Memphis, Tennessee




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News & Announcements

Flags to be lowered to half-staff

In remembrance of the Rev. Billy Graham, U.S. and Texas flags will be flown at half-staff on March 2, the day of his internment.

Graham died Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Montreat, North Carolina. He was 99.

2018 Spring Teacher Job Fair to take place March 2

The Center for Career and Professional Development will host the 2018 Spring Teacher Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, March 2, in the HPE Complex gym.

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

Faculty members who would like a record of attendance must provide a class roster or a sign-in sheet to the CCPD by Thursday, March 1. Students will need their student ID for check-in, as well as copies of their résumé to distribute to employers. Professional dress is required.

Résumé assistance and the center's free Career Closet are available to help students prepare for the event; however, these services are not offered the day of the event. Information about these resources can be found here.

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

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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Showcase Saturday scheduled for Feb. 24

Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during a free, action-packed open-house Saturday, Feb. 24.

Prospective students can visit with university faculty and staff members, tour the campus and residence halls, and preview academic programs during the SFA Showcase Saturday event.

For more information about SFA's Showcase Saturday, contact the Office of Admissions at (936) 468-2504, or email admissions@sfasu.edu.
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Alumni Association holding ring week

Ring week is scheduled for Feb. 26 to March 1 at the Pearman Alumni Center.

Alumni, including faculty and staff members, may purchase a class ring and participate in the activities leading up to the Big Dip ring ceremony.

Balfour representatives will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to help design the perfect ring.

For more information, click here.

Human Resources to host financial representative Terry Mebane

Terry Mebane, representative for Voya Financial, Inc., is offering faculty and staff members the opportunity to discuss retirement options Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 2.304.

For more information, visit the Human Resources website.


Women’s basketball

SFA  55 vs. University of Central Arkansas – 50

Men’s basketball

SFA – 97 vs. University of Central Arkansas  62

Track and field

Competing in Southland Conference Indoor Championships
To view performance outcomes, click here.

Athletics to host National Girls and Women in Sports Day Clinic

SFA's Department of 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 games 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.
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Fine Arts

North Forney High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble to perform tomorrow

The North Forney High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble will present a performance of the show “End of Days” at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall.

The group is competing in the 2018 season with the show “End of Days,” which reflects on the tumultuous events surrounding the end times as told in the Book of Revelations.

The program begins with Modest Mussorgsky’s mysterious “Night on Bald Mountain” and transitions to Jacob Remington’s “Prelude to Paradise.” The final victory is portrayed by Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 Movement 5, also known as “The Resurrection Symphony.”

For more information, contact Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies for SFA's School of Music, at meyerbe@sfasu.edu.
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'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, associate professor of violin and 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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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, associate professor of violin and viola 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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In this list, characters from beloved movies like "Finding Nemo" and "Lady and the Tramp" are illustrated as their human counterparts. 

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