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Wednesday, Feb. 7
Women's basketball vs. McNeese State University
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Thursday, Feb. 8
Men's basketball at McNeese State University
6:30 p.m.
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Friday, Feb. 9
Softball vs. University of Tennessee at Martin
8 a.m.
Monroe, Louisiana

Softball vs. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
10 a.m.
Monroe, Louisiana

Track and field at all-day Howie Ryan Invitational
Houston

Saturday, Feb. 10
Men's basketball vs. Northwestern State University
6 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Softball at University of Louisiana at Monroe
9 p.m.
Monroe, Louisiana

Softball vs. Grambling State University
5 p.m.
Monroe, Louisiana

Tennis vs. Texas State University
11 a.m.
Nacogdoches

Women's basketball vs. Northwestern State University
3:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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SFA partners with Lone Star College to offer sports business program

SFA is partnering with Lone Star College to offer students in the Houston area an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in sports business from SFA without having to relocate.

The two institutions also will sign an articulation agreement to ensure a smooth transition for Lone Star College students to attend SFA. A signing ceremony commemorating this collaboration is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Lone Star College University Center in The Woodlands. The ceremony is open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Jason Reese, sports business program director and assistant professor, at (936) 468-1465 or reesejd1@sfasu.edu.
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Center for Teaching and Learning names 2018 Teaching Showcase presenters

SFA’s Center for Teaching and Learning has named the 10 presenters for the 2018 Teaching Showcase, which will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room.

The showcase provides an opportunity for faculty and staff members and teaching assistants to share best practices, recognize colleagues' innovative teaching methods and hold cross-disciplinary conversations to create better learning opportunities for students.

This year’s speakers include: Drs. Megan Condis, assistant professor, and Amber Wagnon, lecturer, in the Department of English and Creative Writing; Dr. Jillian Dawes, assistant professor in the Department of Human Services; Dr. Stephanie Jones, assistant professor in the Department of Agriculture; Dr. Rachel Jumper, assistant professor in the School of Human Sciences; Laurel Matthews, clinical instructor in the DeWitt School of Nursing; Dr. Chris McKenna, assistant professor in the Department of Business Communication and Legal Studies; Herbert Midgley, lecturer in the School of Music; Dr. Mark Montgomery, assistant professor in the Department of Elementary Education; and Dr. Bill Nieberding, assistant professor in the School of Art.

For more information, visit the Teaching Showcase website.

Lecture to feature director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality tonight

SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and the SFA Division of Environmental Science will host a public lecture beginning at 7 p.m. tonight in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Heidi Grether, director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, will present “Perspectives on Environmental Protection and Regulation, Day-to-Day and in Crisis.” Grether brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from her time dealing with environmental disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. 

This lecture is free and open to the public. Parking is available at the PNPC and nearby Raguet Elementary School. For more information, contact Sarah Fuller, outreach coordinator, at (936) 468-1185 or fullersa@sfasu.edu.
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Office of Multicultural Affairs holding auditions for Vagina Monologues

The Office of Multicultural Affairs invites faculty and staff members and students to audition for its annual production of the Vagina Monologues. Original work can be included in the program.

Auditions are scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. tomorrow and Wednesday. To schedule an audition, click here.

Original work submissions are due by 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. For submission guidelines, click here.

For more information, visit sfasu.edu/oma, call (936) 468-1073, or email oma@sfasu.edu.

Faculty and Staff Breakfast scheduled for Feb. 7

The next SFA Faculty and Staff Breakfast will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the East College Dining Hall. Help spread the word about this event, and invite your SFA colleagues to join you.

For a special price of $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. There also will be SFA-themed trivia and prizes.

This event is brought to you by the SFA Social Events Team in the spirit of our “SFA Envisioned” strategic plan, which includes fostering a culture of engagement within our campus community.

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

Athletics

Tennis

SFA – 0 vs. Liberty University – 4
SFA – 0 vs. Texas A&M University – 6

Track and field

To view performance outcomes, click here.

Bowling

Fifth at Prairie View A&M Invitational

Men’s basketball

SFA – 54 vs. Lamar University – 76

Women’s basketball

SFA – 65 vs. Lamar University – 79

Fine Arts

Music faculty members to perform works of art song composer Rorem tonight

Voice faculty members will perform the songs of Ned Rorem in a recital at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall.

Recital performers include Dr. Ron Petti, piano; Dr. Ric Berry, tenor; Debbie Berry, soprano; Nita Hudson, mezzo soprano; Dr. Garry Leonberger, tenor; Emily Milius, soprano; and Chris Turner, baritone. Milius also will give a short talk to begin the 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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Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to perform classics by British composers tomorrow

SFA’s Wind Symphony and Symphonic Bands will present their first concert of the spring semester at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Turner Auditorium.

The program will feature early band classics by British composers. Under the direction of Dr. Tamey Anglley, assistant director of bands at SFA, the Symphonic Band’s presentation will include “Marching Song” by Gustav Holst, “Rhosymedre,” composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams and “Themes from Green Bushes” composed by Percy Grainger.

The Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. David Campo, associate director of bands at SFA, will present “Flourish for Wind Band” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, “Second Suite in F for Military Band” by Holst and Frederick Fennell’s edition of Kenneth Alford’s poetic march “The Vanished Army.”

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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North Texas Euphonium Quartet to perform as part of Calliope Concert Series

The North Texas Euphonium Quartet will bring new euphonium quartet music to the spotlight when the ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in Cole Concert Hall.

The NTEQ includes Dr. Danny Chapa, adjunct professor of low brass at SFA; Dr. Irving Ray, euphonium player in the United States Army Band; Vince Kenney, assistant director of bands and assistant professor of low brass at Drake University; and Chris McGinty, director of instrumental studies at North Central Texas College.

The bulk of the euphonium quartet repertoire comprises arrangements and pieces written from trombone quartet. Their goal is to promote and advocate new works originally composed for four euphoniums. Click here for more information about the artists and their music.

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 artists Lin, Braddock to perform at SFA

Guest artists Ching-Yi Lin and Andrew Braddock will perform music for violin and viola in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, in Cole Concert Hall.

The program includes Violin and Viola Duo No. 1 in G major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Three Caprices by Michael Alec Rose; Violin Solo, Op. 27 Ballade by Eugène Ysaÿe; and Three Madrigals by Bohuslav Martinů.

The guest artists will teach a master class, which is free and open to the public, at 2 p.m. that day in the Music Recital Hall, located in the Wright Music Building.

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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