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

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

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

Friday, March 3
Baseball vs. Washington State University
Pullman, Washington

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

Softball vs. Butler University
3 p.m.
Columbia, Missouri

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

Baseball at Washington State University
10 a.m.
Pullman, Washington

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

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.

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

Sunday, March 5
Baseball at Washington State University
11 a.m.
Pullman, Washington

Softball vs. University of Oregon
10 a.m.
Columbia, Missouri




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News & Announcements

SFA Gardens’ lecture series to feature nationally recognized palms expert

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St. Grant Stephenson, founder of Horticultural Consultants Inc. in Houston and an expert on cold-hardy palms, bamboo and cycads, will present, “Understanding Palms to Understand Their Needs to Thrive in the Landscape.”

With more than 30 years experience in the nursery industry, Stephenson is particularly focused on varieties that thrive in the Gulf Coast climate. His fascination with the plant world began when he was 3 years old while working alongside his grandmother in her gardens.

For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Faculty and staff members invited to social event tonight

Faculty and staff members are invited to Maklemore's Ale House & Bistro in Nacogdoches after work today for a social event hosted by SFA’s Social Events Team. Food and drink specials for faculty and staff members with campus IDs will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m.

Mak's is hosting trivia night beginning at 7 p.m., and faculty and staff members are invited to participate.Trivia teams can sign up at the venue tonight.

This event is brought to you in the spirit of the “SFA Envisioned” strategic plan, which includes fostering a culture of engagement within the campus community.

To stay informed about future SFA social events, “like” the SFA Faculty/Staff Lounge Facebook page.

Alumni Association, Department of Athletics to host Sportsman Social tomorrow

SFA’s Alumni Association and Department of Athletics invite faculty and staff members to attend the Sportsman Social from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the new Meadow Ridge Archery and Gun range in Nacogdoches.

Alumni and friends of the university are invited to network with others in the Nacogdoches community. The event is free and open to everyone, not just sportsmen. Attendees will have an opportunity to shoot in the indoor range for $30, but it is not a requirement to attend.

For more information, visit the Alumni Association website.

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

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will present Eve Ensler’s play "The Vagina Monologues" at 6 p.m. tonight 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.

Accounting students offering free tax-preparation services tomorrow

It’s tax season, and SFA students enrolled in the Rusche College of Business’ Schlief School of Accountancy are performing free tax-preparation services for community members at Goodwill in downtown Nacogdoches.

The school partnered with Goodwill to offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinic for qualified individuals — those whose annual income is $54,000 or less, people with disabilities and limited English-speaking taxpayers. Students will be providing the tax services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, March 24 and 31 and April 7.
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Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation hosting Parents Night Out tomorrow

Campus Recreation is hosting a Parents Night Out tomorrow. Parents can drop kids off as early as 6 p.m.

Kids will enjoy a fun-filled night of camp activities, pizza and a movie. Parents may pick up their children any time before midnight. The cost is $20 per camper. Registration closes at 5 p.m. tomorrow.

For more information and to register, call (936) 468-3507, or email CampusREC@sfasu.edu.


Lumberjacks score season-high hits, hammer Texas Southern University

After its first five games of the season, there were concerns about SFA’s baseball team’s offense not being able to generate enough runs. In that span, the Lumberjacks totaled only 13 runs.

However, Wednesday the Lumberjacks surpassed that total as they defeated Texas Southern University 14-0 at Jaycees Field with a season-high of 16 hits.
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Tennis begins conference play with road matches today, Saturday

In the past two seasons, SFA’s tennis team has posted an upper-echelon Southland Conference finish. Beginning today, the Ladyjacks will try to capture their first regular season title since 2015 when they open up conference play by competing in two matches in three days.

The first match is 2:30 p.m. today against Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. The team will compete against Lamar University at 1 p.m. Saturday in Beaumont.

“Over the past few weeks we have had a number of opportunities to see what we’re made of on the road, and those matches have been leading up to this week when we begin our journey toward what we hope will be a Southland Conference title,” said SFA head tennis coach Jon McLaughlin.
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Softball defeats Texas Southern University, 3-0

SFA’s softball team hosted Texas Southern University during its home opener Wednesday at SFA’s Softball Complex. The Ladyjacks made quick work of the Lady Tigers limiting them to only one hit during the first four innings, aiding in a 3-0 win.
Both SFA junior Taylor Fraccastoro and freshman Madison Clements hit 2-for-3 and earned an RBI. Junior Amber Landry scored the third RBI for the Ladyjacks and went 1-for-3 at the plate. Junior Autumn Holloway scored the first run for SFA in the bottom third. SFA sophomore Tanna Huie earned the second, while sophomore Emily Wolfe tallied the third.
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Lumberjacks to battle Northwestern State University at home tonight

Hoping to maintain its second-place Southland Conference standing, SFA’s men’s basketball team will return at 8 p.m. tonight to Johnson Coliseum to host Louisiana-rival Northwestern State University for a showdown sponsored by Etech.

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. Play-by-play announcer Rob Meyers' call of the game will be broadcast locally on Q107.7 FM and nationwide on the TuneIn app.
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If you’ve found yourself admiring the abundance of floral blooms on campus while wondering if spring has arrived significantly earlier than usual, you aren’t alone.

According to the National Phenology Network, spring has arrived about three weeks early in this area. The network has compiled information that compares 2017’s spring to previous years, including a map showing how early spring has arrived in specific locations across the U.S. Click here to read more.

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