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Friday, March 10
Baseball vs. University of Arkansas at Little Rock
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Men's golf at Border Olympics
All Day
Laredo

Softball at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
1 and 3 p.m.
Corpus Christi

Track and field at NCAA Indoor Championships
All Day
College Station

Women's basketball at Southland Conference Tournament
1:30 p.m.
Katy

Saturday, March 11
Baseball vs. University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Bowling at United States Bowling Congress Sectionals
All Day
Dallas

Men's golf at Border Olympics
All Day
Laredo

Softball at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Noon
Corpus Christi

Tennis vs. Nicholls State University
10 a.m.
Nacogdoches

Sunday, March 12
Baseball vs. University of Arkansas at Little Rock
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Bowling at United States Bowling Congress Sectionals
All Day
Dallas

Tennis vs. McNeese State University
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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Archie McDonald Speaker Series to feature noted historian Douglas Brinkley

Douglas Brinkley, whom CNN has declared, “a man who knows more about the presidency than any human being alive,” will headline the 2017 installment of the Archie McDonald Speaker Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Brinkley is an American historian, best-selling author, CNN presidential historian and history professor at Rice University in Houston. He is a sought-after commentator on U.S. presidential history and has authored books on Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.

A private reception for 100 guests will be held prior to the main event. Private reception tickets can be purchased by contacting April Smith, SFA associate director of development, at (936) 468-5406.
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SFA to host 2017 Southern Forestry Conclave next week

SFA will host the 60th annual Southern Forestry Conclave from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 17, and from 8 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Durango's Canyon in Mount Enterprise.

The conclave consists of 14 physical and eight technical or academic-based events. The physical events are founded upon historical logging activities.

The event, sponsored by STIHL, is free and open to the public.

For more information, click here.

Athletics

Ladyjacks to face McNeese State University in conference quarterfinal today

SFA’s women’s basketball team will begin its 2017 post-season Southland Conference Tournament play at 1:30 p.m. today during a match-up against McNeese State University at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy.

During last year’s tournament, the Ladyjacks were once again ranked as the No. 3 seed, but fell in the quarterfinal round to Sam Houston State University, 78-70.
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Softball to begin conference play today with three-game series in Corpus Christi

SFA’s softball team will begin its 2017 conference play during a three-game series beginning at 1 p.m. today against Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi.

A second game will begin at 3 p.m. today, followed by the third and final game of the series at noon tomorrow.
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Lumberjacks soar past Lamar University in conference quarterfinal game

Thanks to a stifling defensive effort, SFA’s men’s basketball team achieved post-season revenge on the Lamar University Cardinals Thursday in the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy during the Lumberjacks’ first game in the Southland Conference Tournament.

SFA junior Leon Gilmore III scored a game-high 19 points, helping SFA defeat Lamar with a 75-59 quarterfinal victory.
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Baseball to host University of Arkansas at Little Rock for three-game series

SFA’s baseball team will host the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for a three-game set this weekend beginning with a 6:30 p.m. game tonight at Jaycees Field.

Little Rock has won four of its last five games at Jaycees Field dating back to 2011.
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Fine Arts

Scott to release ‘Playing Favorites’ CD at recital, reception

Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone at SFA, will release a newly recorded CD during a recital and reception at 6 p.m. Friday, March 24, at Christ Episcopal Church in Nacogdoches.

“Playing Favorites” features Scott on trombone, accompanied by Dr. Ron Petti, director of accompanying for SFA's School of Music, on piano. Scott and Petti have been touring to promote the release of the CD with recent performances at Texas Tech University, Texas Christian University, the University of Oklahoma and, forthcoming, the University of Alabama.

For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or click here.
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Cole Art Center to be open during spring break

The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, SFA’s historic downtown art gallery, will be open regular hours during spring break.

Griffith Gallery in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on campus will be closed during spring break and will reopen Tuesday, March 21. Regular hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday during fall and spring semesters.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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Young Nacogdoches pianist to perform on ‘From The Top’

Twelve-year-old Nacogdoches pianist Antonio “Nio” Ajero has been invited to perform on “From The Top” with host Christopher O’Riley when it comes to LeTourneau University’s Belcher Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 25, in Longview.

“From the Top” is considered America’s largest and most prestigious national platform dedicated to celebrating the stories, talents and character of classically trained young musicians. The show, distributed by National Public Radio, has an audience of more than a half million listeners tuned in to more than 220 radio stations nationwide. Red River Radio and the Belcher Center are sponsoring the performance. Nio will perform Caprice á la Scarlatti in G major by Ignacy Jan Paderewski.

Tickets to the performance are available for purchase at the Belcher Center website.

A recording of the show will be broadcast the week of May 29 on NPR and also on “From The Top’s” website and podcast. Click here for more information.
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Warhol exhibition to close with open house

The exhibition “Andy Warhol: Art Is Anything You Can Get Away With,” showing in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, will close with an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 25.

The exhibition features a small slice of the renowned artist’s enormous oeuvre, in particular, his “Silver Clouds” – helium-filled silver clouds that drift in the air. The exhibition also includes three of his large screen prints and several of his Polaroid photos.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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Opera Theater to present ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’

East Texas opera lovers will see a first when they attend SFA’s School of Music’s performance of Otto Nicolai’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at 7:30 p.m. March 30 through April 1 in Turner Auditorium on campus.

“The Merry Wives of Windsor” is rarely performed outside of German-speaking countries unless a university opera program performs it in English, according to Dr. Deborah Dalton, associate professor of voice at SFA and the opera’s director.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7.50 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call SFA’s Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or click here.
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Marriage proposals can be anything from small, last-minute surprises to grand gestures years in the making. Australia-based photographer Dale Sharpe decided to take the latter route.

Sharpe recently proposed to his girlfriend Karlie in a truly picture-perfect way — under the Aurora Borealis, also known as the “Northern Lights,” and documented everything on camera. Click here to view more images of the magical proposal.

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