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Wednesday, March 1
Baseball vs. Texas Southern University
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Softball vs. Texas Southern University
3 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Thursday, March 2
Men's basketball vs. Northwestern State University
8 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Tennis at Sam Houston State University
2:30 p.m.
Huntsville

Women's basketball vs. Northwestern State University
5:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Friday, March 3
Baseball vs. Washington State University
2 p.m.
Pullman, Washington

Softball at University of Missouri
8 p.m.
Columbia, Missouri

Softball vs. Butler University
12:30 p.m.
Columbia, Missouri

Saturday, March 4
Baseball at Washington State University
3 p.m.
Pullman, Washington

Baseball at Washington State University
Noon
Pullman, Washington

Men's basketball vs. Sam Houston State University
6 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Softball vs. Butler University
10 a.m.
Columbia, Missouri

Softball vs. University of Maryland
12:30 p.m.
Columbia, Missouri

Tennis at Lamar University
1 p.m.
Beaumont

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


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SFA reports increase in spring enrollment

SFA has recorded a spring 2017 enrollment of 11,639, an increase from this past spring of almost 1 percent. Enrollment in spring 2016 was 11,545.

“While we are always happy to see an increase, we are particularly glad to see that new student enrollment has increased at both the undergraduate and graduate level,” said Monique Cossich, executive director of enrollment management. “New undergraduate enrollment - including first-year and transfer students – is up 3.2 percent, and new graduate student enrollment is up 3 percent.”

Enrollments increased in the following colleges: Business, up from 1,626 to 1,669; Fine Arts, up from 823 to 838; Forestry and Agriculture, up from 664 to 710; and Sciences and Mathematics, up from 2,060 to 2,130.  Enrollments declined in the College of Education, from 3,895 to 3,866, and in Liberal and Applied Arts, from 2,477 to 2,426.
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Online master’s degree ranked among top 30 best online values

SFA’s Department of Government’s online master’s degree in public administration has been named among College Values Online’s top 30 best values for 2016-17.

College Values Online is an aggregator that helps prospective students find a college that best suits their needs. SFA’s master’s in public administration received its top 30 ranking from College Values Online by comparing tuition rates to the degree’s potential return on investment.
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SFA recognized for helping students with financial assistance

SFA has been recognized as one of the best universities in the country at helping its students financially.

“Financial assistance is the best way to help students and families afford college,” said Rachele Garrett, director of SFA’s Office of Student Financial Assistance. “When an institution removes or reduces the student’s financial need, it gives them the ability to focus on their studies rather than worry about their financial situation.”
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Counseling Services offering free suicide prevention workshop today

SFA’s Counseling Services is offering free workshops during March to teach skills to identify and help a person in danger of suicide. On completion of the hour and a half Question, Persuade, Refer session, each participant will receive certification as a “Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper.”

The first session is from 2:30 to 4 p.m. today with the next session scheduled for 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30. Both sessions will take place in the Rusk Building, Room 333. To register, call (936) 468-2401.

Office of Multicultural Affairs to present 'The Vagina Monologues' tomorrow

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will present Eve Ensler’s play "The Vagina Monologues" at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.

The play will be performed by female faculty and staff members, students and community members. The production, written by Ensler in the 1990s, is based on real-life conversations with women about gender, sexual experiences and gender-specific terms as a whole. The purpose of presenting the play is to bring awareness to issues such as women’s rights and empowerment, gender and violence against women.

Cost is $2 at the door. Proceeds will go to the Family Crisis Center of East Texas.

For more information, contact the OMA at (936) 468-1073.

2017 Spring Career and Internship Expo to take place today

SFA’s Center for Career and Professional Development will host the 2017 Spring Career and Internship Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. today in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the event, especially those who may be looking to find a full-time or internship position. Click here for a list of participating employers. If a faculty member would like record of attendance for their students, a class roster or a sign-in sheet must be provided to the CCPD by tomorrow.

Students will need to bring their student ID for check-in as well as copies of their résumé to distribute to employers. Professional dress is required. Résumé assistance and the center's free Career Closet are available to help students prepare for the event. Information about these resources may be found on the center's website.

For more information, contact Brandi Derouen, assistant director of the CCPD, at (936) 468-3305 or derouenb@sfasu.edu.

Athletics


Lumberjacks claim 7-0 shutout against Texas Southern University

In an effort to return to the winning column, SFA’s baseball team returned Tuesday to Jaycees Field to compete against Texas Southern University.

SFA junior Tony Grabowske surrendered just two hits while racking up 10 strikeouts through six frames, while senior Alex Hrinevich backed up Grabowske on the hill by bashing his first career home run — a two-run shot to left in the fourth — further aiding the Lumberjacks in ending their six-game losing skid by capturing a 7-0 win.
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Softball to host Texas Southern University in home opener today

SFA’s softball team will host Texas Southern University at 3 p.m. today during its single-game home opener for the 2017 season at the SFA Softball Complex.

The last time the teams competed was last year in a five-inning rout the Ladyjacks handily won, 13-2.
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Stock and Monzingo finish one-two, Lumberjacks place third in Houston

SFA’s men’s golf team finished one-two in individual standings as SFA junior Blake Stock captured the Colin Montgomerie Invitational title Tuesday at Cypresswood Golf Club in Spring. SFA senior Major Monzingo notched runner-up honors as the duo led SFA to a third-place showing among the 13-team field.

Stock closed out his first event of the season with a 6-under 210, shooting a 1-under 71 over the final 18 holes to claim his first tournament title as a Lumberjack and the first since Blake Pugh’s win at the Jim West Intercollegiate in 2015. He propelled past Monzingo by one shot after the senior fired a 2-under 70 over the final 18 holes, finishing with a 5-under 211.
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Fine Arts

Orchestra concert to premiere SFA graduate student’s composition

The Orchestra of the Pines at SFA will present the program “With a Stroke of a Pen” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The concert, which will feature the world premiere of “Fantasy: Beyond the Forest” by SFA graduate student Kyle Henkel of Argyle, Texas, includes a program of music in which each piece tells a story of suspect and mystery, according to Gene H. Moon, director of orchestras at SFA. Henkel is the winner of this year’s composition competition in SFA's School of 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 (888) 240-ARTS or click here.
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Closing reception slated for Mora art exhibition

A closing reception for an exhibition of work by artist Juan de Dios Mora currently showing in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, with the artist in attendance.

The exhibition, which opened Jan. 26, features Mora’s finely detailed block prints – some printed with a single color and others featuring multiple colors. Mora is senior lecturer in the art department at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
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Guest flute, harpsichord recital to take place tonight

SFA’s School of Music will host a guest flute and harpsichord recital at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Part of the Cole Performing Arts Series, the concert will feature Eva Amsler, professor of flute at Florida State University, and Shalev Ad-El, music director of Israel’s highest ranking chamber orchestra, Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra.

The program will feature works of Georg Philipp Telemann, Arcangelo Corelli, J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach and W.F. Bach. Dr. Christina Guenther, professor of flute at SFA, will join Amsler in performing W.F. Bach’s Duo G Major for two flutes.
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