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Tuesday, Feb. 27

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Tuesday, Feb. 27
Women's golf at three-day Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Spring Classic
Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Wednesday, Feb. 28
Men's basketball vs. Abilene Christian University
7 p.m.

Softball vs. Texas Southern University
4 p.m.

Women's basketball at Abilene Christian University
7 p.m.

Friday, March 2
Baseball at Texas State University
4 p.m.
San Marcos

SFA Planetarium
"The Explorers"

7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium

Softball at University of Houston
6 p.m.

Softball vs. Mississippi Valley State University
3:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 3
Baseball at Texas State University
4 p.m.
San Marcos

Men's basketball at Sam Houston State University
7 p.m.

Soccer vs. University of Louisiana at Lafayette
1 p.m.

Softball at University of Houston
5:30 p.m.

Softball vs. Mississippi Valley State University
12:30 p.m.

Tennis vs. Lamar University

Women's basketball at Sam Houston State University
4:30 p.m.




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Dr. Mark Sanders

Professor of English

Sanders recently published "The Weight of the Weather: Regarding the Poetry of Ted Kooser," a comprehensive examination of the former U.S. poet laureate’s long-time contribution to American letters.

In this critical study, Sanders compiles a comprehensive overview and evaluation of Kooser’s poetic legacy. The book endeavors to balance early appraisals of Kooser’s work, from 1980 and before, through his contemporary success and popularity.

Dr. Anne Collins Smith

Professor of philosophy

Smith recently published “It's Real for [All of] Us: Wizard Rock and the Audience as Co-Creator,” an essay included in “Harry Potter and Convergence Culture: Essays on Fandom and the Expanding Potterverse.”

Contemporary reader-response theory argues for the importance of readers in the construction of fictional worlds. An example is the genre known as Wizard Rock ("Wrock") in which fans of the Harry Potter series compose, perform and record songs that react to, praise, criticize and transform the meaning of the Potter series.

To illustrate the Wizard Rock phenomenon, Smith uses Walker's "work/text" model with a story about a concert she attended in which the audience sang along to a song and, with their participation, made it their own.

News & Announcements

Faculty to be recognized for years of service and retirement

The Faculty Recognition Luncheon is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. April 24 proceeded by a reception at 11:45 a.m. in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

The annual luncheon recognizes faculty members who are completing 10, 20, 30 or 40 years of service at SFA and faculty members who have announced their retirement.

Formal invitations will be sent out in early April.

Click here to view a list of honorees. If there are any errors or omissions, contact Dr. Bob Szafran, Regents Professor of sociology, at (936) 468-2009 or rszafran@sfasu.edu.

University Women’s Club to host social tonight

The University Women’s Club is hosting a social from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at The Liberty Bell in downtown Nacogdoches.

This is a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues and make new acquaintances. Recently, the club has been sharing stories about work, travel, books and funny family happenings.

For more information, contact Angela Bacarisse, professor of theatre, at abacarisse@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1126.

Office of Multicultural Affairs to present second annual Women’s Empowerment Summit

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will present its second annual Women’s Empowerment Summit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.

The summit will focus on empowering women from various backgrounds and include sessions where speakers will discuss empowerment in areas such as professional development, education, etiquette, health, body image and more.

The summit will feature two speakers: Jessica Soukup, a writer, feminist and activist for equal rights for transgender and gender-diverse people, and Miara Shaw, a professional development and life strategist.

This free event is open to the SFA and Nacogdoches communities. No tickets are needed, but interested participants must preregister online at sfasu.edu/oma by tomorrow. 

Human Resources to host financial representative Terry Mebane today

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

For more information, visit the Human Resources website.

Library to host game night tonight

Faculty members are invited to throw dice, show off their game strategy and have fun while interacting with students at the co-curricular library game night scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. tonight in the Steen Library, first floor.

The game night will take place the last Tuesday of each month during the spring semester. Bring your favorite board game, or use one of ours.

Light snacks will be provided.


Women’s golf

Tied for 17th place after round two at Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Spring Classic


SFA – 9 vs. The University of Texas at Arlington – 10

Fine Arts

Guest trumpet, piano recital slated for Calliope Concert Series

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present a guest recital featuring Craig Morris, trumpet, and Rebecca Wilt, piano, at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in Cole Concert Hall.

Their program will include “Suite Bergamasque” by Claude Debussy; “Monkeyshines” by Roshanne Etezady; “Quatro Pezzi” by Giacinto Scelsi; and “Sonata for Trumpet and Piano” by George Antheil.

The guest artists will teach a master class, which is free and open to the public, from 1 to 3 p.m. that day in Cole Concert Hall.

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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Guest pianist Phang to perform tonight

Guest pianist May Phang will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. tonight 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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SFA School of Theatre to present ‘(Biedermann and) The Firebugs’ tonight

“(Biedermann and) The Firebugs” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. tonight through March 3 in Turner Auditorium.

The play is appropriate for all ages. However, young children probably would not understand it, but those in mid-teens and up would comprehend its themes.

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 visit theatre.sfasu.edu.
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Acclaimed printmaker Loughridge to demonstrate unique techniques tomorrow

SFA’s School of Art printmaking and graphic design programs will sponsor visiting artist Leon Loughridge today through Friday, March 2.

Loughridge, a printmaker from Denver and owner of Dry Creek Art Press, will work on an edition of handmade prints and teach classes in the Japanese Moku Hanga style of printing.

A free public presentation of his work and unique techniques is scheduled for 5 p.m. tomorrow in the Art Building, Room B106.

For more information, call the School of Art at (936) 468-4804.
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Are you searching for the fountain of youth? It turns out, it might not be a fountain at all but could be as simple as taking a deep breath.

In search for a healthier, longer life, some Chinese people are traveling to “longevity villages” in the hopes of finding it.

To read more, click here.

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