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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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Faculty and Staff Breakfast scheduled for tomorrow

The next SFA Faculty and Staff Breakfast will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. tomorrow 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.

SFA Gardens to host Great Backyard Bird Count

SFA Gardens and the university’s student chapter of the National Association for Interpretation are sponsoring the Great Backyard Bird Count from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.

This free, outdoor event will have activities designed to increase knowledge and appreciation of birds for youth and adults. A variety of family-friendly, hands-on learning activities will be set up, including using binoculars, learning bird identification skills, playing bird games and making bird-related crafts.

In addition, there will be opportunities to participate in the national Great Backyard Bird Count as participants count birds for science with assistance from the Pineywoods Audubon Society and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department non-game ornithologist Cliff Shackelford.

For more information, call (936) 468-1832, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Faculty members needed for research

Faculty and staff members are invited to participate in a study to evaluate the impact of undergraduate research.

Click here to give your perspective. The online survey should take about 10 minutes.


SFA accounting students, financial advisors to offer free tax-preparation services

Students in the Rusche College of Business are offering free tax-preparation services through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic.

The services are available to those with an annual income of $54,000 or less, people with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers.

This is the first time the university will offer the clinic on campus and the first time partnering with the Marleta Chadwick Student Financial advisors, which is a student organization that emphasizes financial literacy and smart money management.

Students will be providing tax services from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and April 9 at the Chadwick Student Financial Advisors Suite in the McGee Business Building, Room 169.

For information on what to bring to the VITA clinic, click here.
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Office of Multicultural Affairs calling for Women’s Empowerment Summit proposals

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is accepting proposals from students and faculty, staff and community members interested in presenting at the 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, which will focus on empowering women from various backgrounds, will feature breakout sessions where attendees will discuss empowerment in areas such as professional development, education, etiquette, health, body image and more.

If you are interested in hosting a breakout session, submit a proposal by tomorrow. The OMA will notify participants of their acceptance status by Friday, Feb. 9.

For more information, contact Veronica Beavers, OMA director, at (936) 468-1073 or weavervb@sfasu.edu.

Campus Recreation


Kick Axe Wellness Challenge week one rankings released

The fourth annual Kick Axe Wellness Challenge kicked off on Jan. 22, 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 first 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.

Lastly, Team 212 placed third. Team members include: Carrie Durrett, Hannah Fuller, DeAsia Douglas and Cindy Phelps.

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.

Campus Recreation to host Spring Wellness Fair Feb. 14

Campus Recreation’s Spring Wellness Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. The fair will provide resources and services from a variety of SFA and Nacogdoches organizations and businesses.

Services will include blood glucose screening, blood type testing, vision testing, wellness exams, chair massages, product samples, refreshments, educational materials and giveaways. About 30 local vendors will be present. In addition, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas representatives will be present to answer questions about the HealthSelect of Texas plan.

The event is free to all faculty and staff members and students. The Wellness Fair is a great opportunity for students to learn about various organizations on campus and in the community. Faculty members are encouraged to bring or inform their classes about the event.

For questions, contact Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu.

Fine Arts

Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to perform classics by British composers tonight

SFA’s Wind Symphony and Symphonic Bands will present their first concert of the spring semester at 7:30 p.m. tonight 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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If you are a star watcher, get ready to mark your calendar for upcoming celestial shows.

While February is not the most active month for stargazing, there are some meteor showers and other wonders to view depending on your location.

To view dates, click here. No telescope needed.

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