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Tuesday, March 21
Baseball vs. Louisiana Tech University
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Wednesday, March 22
Baseball vs. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Softball vs. University of Louisiana at Monroe
6 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Friday, March 24
SFA Planetarium "Oceans in Space"
7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

Baseball vs. Abilene Christian University
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Softball vs. Lamar University
3 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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Phelps selected as 2017 Undergraduate Research Mentor

SFA’s Undergraduate Research Conference Committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Ryan Phelps, associate professor of economics and finance in SFA’s Rusche College of Business, has been selected as the 2017 Undergraduate Research Mentor.

Phelps has mentored numerous undergraduate students during his tenure at SFA. Three of these students have been selected as URC Top Scholars, including Rebecca Miller, who is being recognized this year for her work “The Impact of Demographics on Aggravated Assault in Texas Cities.”

Phelps will receive a $500 honorarium for his achievement.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month events to take place in April

The Family Crisis Center of East Texas will partner with multiple campus departments to host events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.

Events will include a prevention fair that will allow students to learn about the risk factors of sexual violence, a workshop providing education about the warning signs of an abusive relationship, as well as a march against violence that will feature an inaugural Survivor Obstacles event that will give participants a glimpse into what survivors experience when reporting sexual assault.

For more information, contact Quinn Runnels, campus advocate, at (936) 468-7233 or qrunnelswset@suddenlinkmail.com.

SFA Gardens invites princesses to annual tea party this weekend

Princesses from across East Texas are invited to don their best gown and sip tea with old and new friends during SFA Gardens’ annual Little Princess Tea Party slated for Saturday, March 25, in SFA’s Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden.

"The tea party introduces people to nature and gardening in a new and enjoyable way. People who might not normally spend time outdoors love coming to the Little Princess Tea Party," said Elyce Rodewald, tea party organizer and SFA Gardens educational programs coordinator.

One hundred tickets are available and will be split between two tea party sessions. The first session will be at 10 a.m. and the second at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person.

For information, call (936) 468-1832, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Spring season to begin for volleyball team Saturday

SFA’s volleyball team will begin its 2017 spring season by competing against Sam Houston State University Saturday in Huntsville. The Ladyjacks have four pre-season matches during the next month that will prepare them for their 2017 regular season.

“We are excited to get the opportunity to compete this spring,” head volleyball coach Debbie Humphreys said. “We have 14 returning players and look forward to getting all of them some quality court time so we can really see how they are progressing. This spring will lay the foundation for a successful fall season.”
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Ladyjacks finish fourth at Vanderbilt Music City Classic

SFA’s bowling team showed why it belongs among the nation’s best after finishing fourth at the 2017 Vanderbilt Columbia 300 Music City Classic Sunday at the Smyrna Bowling Center in Smyrna, Tennessee. The seventh-ranked Ladyjacks went 9-4 and earned a fourth-place finish among a 35-team field, which included 19 of the nation’s top-20 teams.

Entering Sunday’s final round as the number four seed, the Ladyjacks drew host Vanderbilt University in the opening match of the best-of-seven baker style bracket play. The Ladyjacks raced out to an early 3-0 lead on the Commodores, including a 246-199 win in game two before falling in game four 226-206. SFA rebounded and finished the day with a 221-191 win in game five, leaving the Ladyjacks a victory shy of the championship bout.
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Track and field team successful at Texas Christian University Invitational

SFA’s track and field team kicked off its 2017 outdoor season Friday by competing in a two-day event at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

SFA placed 30 student-athletes in top five places, including five within the top two, but could not claim the coveted individual title.
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Baseball falls 11-1 against McNeese State University

SFA’s baseball team had no answer for a McNeese State University lineup that hammered 15 hits through seven innings, causing the Lumberjacks to fall to the Cowboys 11-1 Sunday at the Joe Miller Ballpark in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

SFA managed to tie the game in the second inning, but McNeese scored 10-straight runs in innings four through six to claim its second Southland Conference series sweep.
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Tennis claims 5-2 victory against Southeastern Louisiana University

After its two-match Southland Conference winning streak was snapped Saturday, SFA’s tennis team bounced back Sunday by collecting a 5-2 conference victory against Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana.

SFA earned four of the six singles, and the Ladyjacks pushed their record back to 7-7 overall and 3-3 in conference play.
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Fine Arts

Parr to present ‘Contrasts in Romantic Piano Music’ tomorrow

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Dr. Andrew Parr in a faculty piano recital at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Cole Concert Hall on campus.

A presentation of the Cole Performing Arts Series, the recital will feature Parr performing “Contrasts in Romantic Piano Music.” The program includes Johannes Brahms’ Piano Sonata No 1, Op. 1 and a group of pieces by Spanish composer Isaac Albéniz from his “Iberia Suite.”

Recital tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for students and children. For tickets or more information, call SFA's Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or click here.
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