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Monday, Feb. 27
Men's golf at Colin Montgomerie Spring Invitational
All Day
Spring

Tuesday, Feb. 28
Baseball vs. Texas Southern University
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Men's golf at Colin Montgomerie Spring Invitational
All Day
Spring

Wednesday, March 1
Baseball vs. Texas Southern University
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Softball vs. Texas Southern University
3 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Thursday, March 2
Men's basketball vs. Northwestern State University
8 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Tennis at Sam Houston State University
2:30 p.m.
Huntsville

Women's basketball vs. Northwestern State University
5:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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First STEM Business and Industry Speaker Series to take place today

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. today 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.

Steen Library opens Emerging Technologies Lab with virtual reality experiences

Within seconds, she is transported into a human cell much like the characters from the animated “Magic School Bus” series. All around her the smallest unit of life comes into focus.

No, this isn’t a scene from a science fiction movie. It’s a virtual reality simulation at SFA’s Steen Library.

Last week, the Steen Library officially opened its new Emerging Technologies Lab complete with two HTC Vive virtual reality rooms, four Oculus Rift stationary experiences and two 3-D printers.
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Faculty Symposium on Arts and Research proposals due tomorrow

The call for proposals is currently open for the 2017 Symposium on Arts and Research, formerly known as the Bright Ideas Conference. Proposals must be submitted by tomorrow. SFA’s Office of the Provost is hosting this event.

The annual symposium will be held April 19 and will showcase the research, creative and performance accomplishments of SFA faculty members from 2016. One of the main attractions of the SOAR is the faculty member poster session, in which faculty members highlight individual research projects, overall research agendas and/or professional creative interests. Faculty members are welcome to share research presented in 2016 or to present forthcoming research. As part of the poster session, each college will honor one outstanding poster/display as the Spotlight Exhibit.

Click here for the proposal submission form. For assistance, email soar@sfasu.edu.

2017 Spring Career and Internship Expo to take place March 1

SFA’s Center for Career and Professional Development will host the 2017 Spring Career and Internship Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 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. If a faculty member would like record of attendance for their students, a class roster or a sign-in sheet must be provided to the CCPD by tomorrow.

Students will need to bring 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. Information about these resources may be found on the center's website.

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

Counseling Services offering free suicide prevention workshops

SFA’s Counseling Services is offering free workshops during March to teach skills to identify and help a person in danger of suicide. On completion of the hour and a half Question, Persuade, Refer session, each participant will receive certification as a “Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper.”

The first session is from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, with the next session scheduled for 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30. Both sessions will take place in the Rusk Building, Room 333. To register, call (936) 468-2401.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation hosting Parents Night Out Friday

Campus Recreation is hosting a Parents Night Out Friday, March 3. Parents can drop kids off as early as 6 p.m. Friday.

Kids will enjoy a fun-filled night of camp activities, pizza and a movie. Parents may pick up their children any time before midnight. The cost is $20 per camper. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Friday.

For more information and to register, call (936) 468-3507, or email CampusREC@sfasu.edu.

Athletics


Softball beats Tennessee Technological University 10-1 in South Alabama Invitational Tournament

SFA softball blew away the competition in the final game of the South Alabama Invitational tournament Sunday. The Ladyjacks had both season-high hits of 14 and 10 runs in the 10-1 five-inning rematch against Tennessee Technological University.

SFA junior Amber Landry led the Ladyjacks against Tennessee Tech by going a perfect 4-4 at the plate, improving her batting average to .385 on the season. Landry claimed three runs and two RBIs. Landry was honored at the end of game as one of the All-Tournament selections for the South Alabama Invitational.
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SFA baseball falls 9-5 to University of Texas at San Antonio in series finale

After tying the game at four with a two-run fifth inning, SFA’s baseball team gave up five runs to the University of Texas at San Antonio and fell 9-5 in the last game of a three-game series Sunday at Roadrunner Park in San Antonio.

SFA junior Ivan Garcia was charged with his first loss of the season on the hill after he gave up four runs through the sixth and seventh innings. Seven Jacks finished with hits, and junior third baseman Eric DeJesus went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
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Lumberjacks tee up in Texas for first time of 2016-17 at Colin Montgomerie Spring Invitational

For the first time in its 2016-17 season, SFA men’s golf team will play a tournament on Texas soil at the 2017 Colin Montgomerie Spring Invitational today and tomorrow in Spring.

The invitational, hosted by Houston Baptist University, will be held at Cypresswood Golf Club, which is a par-72 course measuring 7,169 yards. The first two rounds of the 54-hole event will be held today, beginning with a shotgun start and followed by the final 18 holes tomorrow, Feb. 28.
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Jacks erase 13-point second-half deficit, claim 90-85 overtime win at Central Arkansas University

Eliminating a 13-point, second-half deficit, SFA’s men’s basketball team forced overtime and hit six free throws in the final 26 seconds of the extra session to claim a dramatic 90-85 triumph against Central Arkansas University inside the Farris Center Saturday.

SFA junior Ivan Canete’s team-high 16 points as well as freshman Kevon Harris’ 13 helped the Jacks pull into the lead. Once overtime began, SFA netted nine of the first 10 points in the frame in the first 1:43.
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Fine Arts

School of Theatre to present ‘Intimate Apparel’ in Mainstage Series

Guest artist Jiles King will direct American playwright Lynn Nottage’s “Intimate Apparel” when SFA’s School of Theatre presents the award-winning play in five nightly performances tomorrow through March 4 on campus as part of the school’s Mainstage Series.

One of Nottage’s best-known plays, “Intimate Apparel” was co-commissioned and produced at Baltimore’s Center Stage where it premiered in 2003. It was highly acclaimed in its off-Broadway production in 2004, starring Viola Davis.

Single 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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SFA to host guest flute, harpsichord recital

SFA’s School of Music will host a guest flute and harpsichord recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Part of the Cole Performing Arts Series, the concert will feature Eva Amsler, professor of flute at Florida State University, and Shalev Ad-El, music director of Israel’s highest ranking chamber orchestra, Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra.

The program will feature works of Georg Philipp Telemann, Arcangelo Corelli, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach and W.F. Bach. Dr. Christina Guenther, professor of flute at SFA, will join Amsler in performing W.F. Bach’s Duo G Major for two flutes.
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