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Friday, Feb. 9
SFA Planetarium
"Black Holes"

7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium

Softball at University of Louisiana at Monroe
3 and 5 p.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

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

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

Monday, Feb. 12
Women's golf at two-day Texas State Invitational
Kyle

Wednesday, Feb. 14
Softball at Texas A&M University
5 p.m.
College Station

Women's basketball vs. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches



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Darwin Day scheduled for Feb. 12

SFA will host its third annual Darwin Day program from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in the Kennedy Auditorium.

The featured speaker, Dr. Barbara Forrest, former professor of philosophy at Southeastern Louisiana State University, will present “Why Academic Freedom is a Fraud: The Threat to Science Education.”

Forrest’s presentation will discuss the potential conflict in the science classroom between faith-based explanations of life’s origin and scientific truths.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Mullin, chair of the SFA Department of Biology, at (936) 468-3601 or sjmullin@sfasu.edu.
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Center for Career and Professional Development streaming internship webinar today

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. today 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 CCPD, 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.

Showcase Saturday scheduled for Feb. 24

Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during a free, action-packed open-house Saturday, Feb. 24.

Prospective students can visit with university faculty and staff members, tour the campus and residence halls, and preview academic programs during the SFA Showcase Saturday event.

For more information about SFA's Showcase Saturday, contact the Office of Admissions at (936) 468-2504, or email admissions@sfasu.edu.
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Campus Recreation

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.

Athletics

Softball

SFA – 10 vs. Grambling State University – 0
SFA – 7 vs. University of Tennessee at Martin – 1

Men's basketball

SFA – 99 vs. McNeese State University – 95

Fine Arts

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

The North Texas Euphonium Quartet will bring new euphonium quartet music to the spotlight when the ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow 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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A fast food Valentine’s Day dinner may not impress your sweetheart, but an 18-karat gold, stackable hamburger ring might (or also might not).

McDonald’s is putting a new spin on their slogan “I’m loving it” with the launch of the “Bling Mac” ring contest, where participants are asked to tweet their best “vows of love” to their favorite Big Macs.

Hungry for more? Click here.

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