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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.

Saturday, Feb. 25
Baseball at University of Texas-San Antonio
2 p.m.
San Antonio

Men's basketball at University of Central Arkansas
6:30 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas

Softball at University of South Alabama
7 p.m.
Mobile, Alabama

Softball vs. Tennessee Technological University
4:30 p.m.
Mobile, Alabama

Tennis vs. New Mexico State University
11 a.m.

Women's basketball at University of Central Arkansas
4 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas

Sunday, Feb. 26
Baseball at University of Texas-San Antonio
1 p.m.
San Antonio

Softball vs. Tennessee Technological University
12:30 p.m.
Mobile, Alabama




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News & Announcements

Save the dates for two March networking opportunities

SFA’s Social Events Team will host two opportunities to network and socialize with SFA colleagues in early March.

The first opportunity is a come-and-go faculty and staff breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, in the East College Dining Hall. For $3, SFA faculty and staff members are invited to enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast while catching up with colleagues and making new campus contacts. Door prizes will be awarded.

Faculty and staff members also are invited to Maklemore's Ale House & Bistro in Nacogdoches after work Thursday, March 2. Food and drink specials for SFA faculty and staff members with campus IDs will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. Mak's is hosting trivia night beginning at 7 p.m., and faculty and staff members are invited to participate. Trivia teams can sign up the night of the event.

These events are brought to you in the spirit of the “SFA Envisioned” strategic plan, which includes fostering a culture of engagement within our campus community.

To stay informed about future SFA social events, “like” the SFA Faculty/Staff Lounge Facebook page.

East Texas Research Center preservation grant receives national recognition

The National Endowment for the Humanities website is highlighting one exceptional grant project from each state with its new “50 States of Preservation” series. The featured grant for Texas is the Disaster and Preservation Planning grant, which was written by Kyle Ainsworth, special collections librarian at SFA’s East Texas Research Center. The honor provides splendid recognition for the archives, the library and the university.

Office of Multicultural Affairs to present 'The Vagina Monologues'

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will present Eve Ensler’s play "The Vagina Monologues" at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.

The play will be performed by women faculty and staff members, as well as students and community members. The production, written by Ensler in the 1990s, is based on real-life conversations with women about gender, sexual experiences and gender-specific terms as a whole. The purpose of presenting the play is to bring awareness to issues such as women’s rights and empowerment, gender and violence against women.

Cost is $2 at the door. Proceeds will go to the Family Crisis Center of East Texas.

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

First STEM Business and Industry Speaker Series to take place next week

Organized by SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics and the STEM Research and Learning Center, the February STEM Business and Industry Speaker Series event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the Math Building, Lecture Room 101.

The series seeks to provide science, technology, engineering and mathematics students an outlet for gaining collegiate and real-world knowledge regarding their respective fields. The series also aims to ultimately connect students with STEM professionals and provide a behind-the-scenes look into their future careers.

A business or industry professional and an SFA STEM student will co-present during each month’s event. Business or industry speakers will share why their particular background in STEM is important to their company or organization. STEM students will share how and why they became interested in their STEM discipline, what drew them to SFA and what they look forward to as they enter into their careers.

The February featured student speaker will be Sam Jentsch, dual computer science and mathematics major, who expects to work at Google post-graduation. The industry leader is Adam Schlesinger, who leads numerous projects at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.

For more information, contact Kim Carmona, project coordinator in SFA's College of Sciences and Mathematics, at (936) 468-5197.

Nacogdoches Film Festival to take place this weekend

The sixth annual Nacogdoches Film Festival, a celebration of the art and entertainment of film in all its forms, will take place this weekend beginning tonight through Sunday, Feb. 26, in downtown Nacogdoches, on campus and other venues in town.

Funds raised by the festival help provide scholarships to film students in SFA’s College of Fine Arts and also provide financial assistance to the annual SFA Summer Feature Film Production.

This year’s event includes a star-studded lineup of featured guests, including Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director Al Reinert, who wrote the screenplay for "Apollo 13."

For tickets or more information, click here.

Campus Recreation

Kick Axe Wellness Challenge week three rankings released

The third annual Kick Axe Wellness Challenge has a little more than a week remaining, and SFA’s employee wellness staff members would like to recognize and congratulate the top three winning teams for exemplifying wellness throughout the challenge's third week.

Teams Blew By You and HD Axetreme tied for first place, both earning 639 points. Blew By You team members include: Carrianne Mance, Brooklee Raney, Amie Ford and Stephen Ford. HD Axetreme team members include: Reba Carroll, Jayde Nelson, Erica Smith and D'Andrea Jones.

Team No Excuses placed second with a total of 590 points. Team members include: Amy Mooneyham, Susan Morris, Ginny Watkins and Joe Strahl.

Lastly, Wellness Warriors placed third with a total of 572 points. Team members include: Jamie Derrick, Kimberly Odems, Katie McClain and Linda Parish.

For more information on the Kick Axe Wellness Challenge, click here. For questions, contact Jessica Waguespack, employee wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu. For information on additional employee wellness programming, click here.


Lumberjacks travel to San Antonio for three-game series

SFA’s baseball team is traveling to compete against the University of Texas at San Antonio at 6 p.m. today in a three-game, non-conference series at Roadrunner Park in San Antonio. Tomorrow's and Sunday's games are set to begin at 2 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively.
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Lumberjacks fall two games behind Privateers in 82-65

SFA's men's basketball team hoped to tie the University of New Orleans for first-place in the Southland Conference Thursday night at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans but instead were defeated 82-65 by the Privateers.

SFA sophomore TJ Holyfield and freshman Kevon Harris tied for team-high scoring honors with 13 points each, but the Lumberjacks committed 21 turnovers that halted progress.
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Softball traveling to University of South Alabama Invitational

SFA's softball team will compete in its third big tournament of the season at the University of South Alabama Invitational this weekend in Mobile, Alabama. The Ladyjacks will compete first against Middle Tennessee State University at 11 a.m. today at Jaguar Field.

The Ladyjacks will compete against Tennessee Technological University at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow followed by a game at 7 p.m. against host team University of South Alabama. Sunday will present a rematch between SFA and Tennessee Tech at 12:30 p.m.
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Men finish third, women fourth in Southland Conference Championship

SFA's men's and women's track and field teams both achieved success during the second day of the Southland Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships Thursday at the Birmingham Crossplex in Birmingham, Alabama. The men's team totaled 117.50 points, earning a third-place finish. SFA junior Isaiah Pittman earned two gold-medal titles in the long jump and men's 4x400-meter relay team.

SFA freshman Imani Nave earned the individual championship title in the women's 200-meter. SFA's women's track and field team totaled 93.50 points and secured a fourth-place finish. In total, SFA had 20 podium appearances throughout the event.
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Ross pockets 30-point game, helps Ladyjacks defeat University of New Orleans

SFA's women's basketball competed against the University of New Orleans Thursday in the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans. The Ladyjacks persevered through a difficult first quarter and achieved an eight-point lead at the half, increasing that to a 13-point lead in the third. UNO fought back hard in the fourth to make it a one-point game with a minute to go, but the Ladyjacks' consistency at the free-throw line saved the win, 71-67.

SFA senior Taylor Ross scored a game-high 30 points and went 11-14 from the field and 8-9 at the charity stripe.
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Fine Arts

‘Intimate Apparel’ examines struggles of women

Despite strides made throughout the decades to improve women’s rights, gender bias continues to create barriers for many women who still must struggle with equal economic opportunities and gender-based violence.

This ongoing struggle takes center stage when SFA’s School of Theatre presents Lynn Nottage’s award-winning play “Intimate Apparel” Tuesday through Saturday, Feb. 28 through March 4, in Turner Auditorium on campus.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7.50 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or click here.

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