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

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

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

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.

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




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News & Announcements

Office of International Programs hosting Global Gateway to Ghana today

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to join the Office of International Programs for a free presentation about Ghana at 4 p.m. today in the Ferguson Building, Room 479.

The event will include a presentation led by SFA international students from Ghana about their country, traditions and lifestyle, as well as sharing authentic food samples. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

For more information, contact Tetyana Kucher, international programs coordinator, at (936) 468-1779 or kucherta@sfasu.edu.

Interior design program to host senior showcase

Senior interior design students will showcase their talents during the “Essence of Design” exhibit on display from Feb. 17 through April 5 on the second floor of Steen Library.

The exhibit is open to the public and will kick off with an opening reception from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 17. Each of the 10 students is allotted a 64-square-foot area to create a display that showcases his or her personality, skills and design philosophy.  

To schedule a guided tour for future Lumberjacks or high school students, contact Sally Ann Swearingen, associate professor of interior design, at (936) 468-2048 or sswearingen@sfasu.edu.
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SFA professor launches STEM Education initiative

As national president of the Association of Teacher Educators, Dr. Karen Embry-Jenlink, professor of doctoral studies in educational leadership at SFA, has appointed one of the first joint commissions between ATE and NASA Education titled STEM Education in the Future.

During each ATE president’s term, he or she is tasked with leading a national initiative in education. Embry-Jenlink’s commission will explore and frame issues related to STEM education.

“STEM education is the future, and every educator needs to be prepared and understand how these disciplines can affect our society,” Embry-Jenlink said.
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Students hold blood drive

The Student-Athlete Advisory Council and the Organization of Athletic Training Students are holding a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Field House.

To schedule an appointment to donate, contact Loree McCary, assistant athletic director, senior woman administrator, at lmccary@sfasu.edu.

Office of Multicultural Affairs to host fourth annual Diversity Conference

Touching on topics such as best practices for teaching students of poverty and a somatic approach to embracing diversity, the Office of Multicultural Affairs will host its fourth annual Diversity Conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9.

OMA also will hold its second annual Diversity Museum during the conference. Continuing education units for the conference will be offered through the School of Social Work.

Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 9. The public and campus community are invited, and the conference is free to attend.

For more information, to register or to apply for the Diversity Museum, click here.
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SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Houston landscaper tomorrow

The SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

The lecture series will feature Houston landscaper Cindy McClimans presenting “Creating Unique Landscapes.” McClimans is a professional landscape designer based in The Woodlands. Her primary focus is designing landscapes that complement their natural surroundings by utilizing native and adapted plant material. In addition to natural plantings, her hardscapes artistically incorporate stone and masonry water features and other materials that blend into the environment.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series fund are always appreciated. For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.

Proposal submission for Symposium on Arts and Research due Friday

The call for proposals is currently open for the 2018 Symposium on Arts and Research hosted by the Office of the Provost. Proposals must be submitted by Friday.

The annual Symposium on Arts and Research is scheduled for March 27. The event will showcase the research, creative and performance accomplishments of SFA faculty members from 2017.

One of the main attractions of the symposium is the faculty poster session in which faculty members highlight individual research projects, overall research agendas and/or professional creative interests. Faculty members are invited to share research presented in 2017 or to present forthcoming research. As part of the poster session, each college honors one outstanding poster/display as the Spotlight Exhibit.

Proposals will be submitted and selected via an online system. Each college conducts its own selection process led by either the dean’s office or an appointed representative.

Click here to view the proposal submission form. For assistance with the form, email soar@sfasu.edu.

Center for Career and Professional Development streaming internship webinar

The Center for Career and Professional Development is streaming a free webinar by Intern Bridge, “Internship Legal Update for Higher Education,” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the Rusk Building, Room 302, for faculty and staff members who are involved with internship programs. 

Please plan to bring your lunch and take part in this seminar. 

RSVP to Jamie Bouldin, director of the Center for Career and Professional Development, at jfbouldin@sfasu.edu.

If interested in registering separately to view the webinar elsewhere, click here. Use promo code SFA15 to receive 15 percent off the registration price.

Why do dogs have floppy ears?

In this video, Adam Cole on NPR shares an animated tale to help understand why domesticated animals such as dogs, goats and pigs have traits different from their wild counterparts.

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