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Friday, Feb. 23
SFA Planetarium
"The Explorers"

7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium

Softball vs. University of Kansas
4 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas

Saturday, Feb. 24
Men's basketball vs. Lamar University
6 p.m.

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

Softball vs. Coppin State University
6 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas

Softball vs. University of Louisiana at Monroe
9 a.m.
Conway, Arkansas

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. The University of Texas at Arlington
5 p.m.

Softball vs. South Dakota State University
8 a.m.
Conway, Arkansas

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

Monday, Feb. 26
Baseball vs. The University of Texas at Arlington




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Dr. J. Brannon Gary

Assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Gary was recently published in the American Chemical Society’s publication Organometallics.

The article, co-authored with colleagues from the University of North Texas and titled “Cooperative Metal + Ligand Oxidative Addition and σ-Bond Metathesis: A DFT Study,” describes computer modeling of a promising system that follows nature’s approach to chemical transformations, utilizing cheap, earth-abundant metals, such as iron and copper, rather than expensive metals, such as platinum or gold.

The insight provided from this work allows for the design of new biologically inspired systems.

News & Announcements

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 Area 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 seventh place out of 16 coaches in the third round of voting, which ends 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.

SFA observatory to host public viewing session tomorrow

SFA’s observatory will host its next public viewing session 7 p.m. tomorrow 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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Campus Recreation

Kick Axe Wellness Challenge week four 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 fourth 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.

Scott’s Tots placed third. Team members include Sarah Kouliavtsev, Kerry Whitsett, Christine Broussard and Kasi Dickerson.

The most improved team is Bod Squad. Team members include Carlos Cuadra, Gloria Hoefler-Johnson, Carrie Kennedy-Lightsey and Joyce Johnson.

For information on additional Employee Wellness programming, click here.


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

SFA's Department of Athletics will host a National Girls and Women in Sports Day Clinic from noon to 2 p.m. tomorrow 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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Track and field

Men place second, women third at 2018 Southland Indoor Championships To view performance outcomes, click here.

Fine Arts

North Forney High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble to perform tonight

The North Forney High School Indoor Percussion Ensemble will present a performance of the show “End of Days” at 7 p.m. tonight 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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Friends of the Visual Arts to hold scholarship fundraiser tomorrow

The SFA Friends of the Visual Arts will hold a fundraiser tomorrow at Raising Cane’s in Nacogdoches.

Raising Cane’s will donate 15 percent of the sales when you mention the FVA. All proceeds will go toward scholarships for the School of Art.

For more information, visit the FVA Facebook.

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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'Beethoven and Bonn-Bons' to benefit voice scholarship tomorrow

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. tomorrow 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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Swingin' Axes and Swingin’ Aces bands to present an evening of jazz

The Swingin' Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands will present an evening of jazz and fun beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, March 2, at Fredonia Brewery.

The Fredonia Brewery will serve beer and other beverages produced at its downtown facility. Eat a Bite Food Truck also will be on site. Rain or shine, the event will stay dry under a tent.

All proceeds benefit SFA’s jazz area.

Presale tickets are now available for $10, and will be $15 at the door. Ticket prices do not include food or beverages. For tickets, visit the SFA Fine Arts Box Office, call (936) 468-6407, or visit the event website.

Super Scientific Circus demonstrates how science can be fun

Area students will learn that science can be fun and exciting when the SFA’s College of Fine Arts and the Children’s Performing Arts Series present Super Scientific Circus in two performances Wednesday, March 7, in Turner Auditorium.

Super Scientific Circus features circus skills, magic tricks, comedy and mime to illustrate fundamental scientific concepts such as gravity, air pressure and ultraviolet light.

Performance times are 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 for individuals and $7.50 per person for groups of 20 or more. For tickets or more information, call the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or visit cpas.sfasu.edu.
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Before the digital age, phone books were the go-to source for information, but with the advent of the internet, all that changed.

While the Yellow Pages may have lost some of their usefulness, there is still hope.

Whether you need ideas for crafts, house cleaning or keeping your home toasty, here are several ways to recycle phone books.

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