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Tuesday, March 22
SFA baseball vs. Houston Baptist University
6:30 p.m.
Jaycees Field

SFA softball vs. the University of North Texas
2 p.m.
SFA Softball Field

Thursday, March 24
Beginning of Easter holiday for students and faculty members

SFA baseball vs. Northwestern State University
6:30 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana

Friday, March 25
SFA tennis vs. Southeastern Louisiana University
11 a.m.
Nacogdoches

SFA Track and Field at the Rice Victor Lopez Classic
TBA
Houston

SFA baseball vs. Northwestern State University
6:30 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana

SFA softball vs. Southeastern Louisiana University
3 and 5 p.m.
Hammond, Louisiana

Saturday, March 26
SFA Track and Field at the Rice Victor Lopez Classic
TBA
Houston

SFA baseball vs. Northwestern State University
2 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana

SFA bowling at the Southland Bowling League Championships
Kenner, Louisiana

SFA softball vs. Southeastern Louisiana University
Noon
Hammond, Louisiana

SFA tennis vs. the University of New Orleans
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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Dr. Adam Peck to present webinar

Dr. Adam Peck, assistant vice president and dean of student affairs at SFA, is presenting a webinar titled “Reimaging Leadership Programs to Focus on Academic Achievement and Career Development” at noon Wednesday, March 30.

Session topics will include how to apply the six attributes of effective high-impact practices to student leadership programs; help faculty and student affairs staff members design effective leadership experiences that capitalize on the benefits of active/collaborative learning; and the best practices in student leadership programs.

For more information, click here.

Department of Biology to host seminar speaker today

SFA's Department of Biology will host Dr. Jesse Parr, who will present a seminar titled "A Pediatrician’s Journey with Vaccines," from 1-2:15 p.m. and 3-4:15 p.m. today in the Kennedy Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Parr is a pediatrician, clinical assistant professor at the College of Medicine at Texas A&M University Health Science Center and a senior medical team physician at Texas A&M University. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Rebecca Parr, assistant professor of biology at SFA, at (936) 468-2267 or parrr1@sfasu.edu.

School of Human Sciences to host first Research Week March 29 through 31

The School of Human Sciences will celebrate its first Research Week March 29 through 31 to recognize the accomplishments of its students and faculty members.

The students’ poster presentations and reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Human Sciences North Building Lobby. Students and faculty members who have collaborated in research can submit and present their posters. All SFA faculty and staff members are welcome to attend. The Human Sciences Ambassadors are hosting the event.

For more information, contact Dr. Gina Fe Causin, assistant professor of human sciences, at causingf@sfasu.edu.


SFA hospitality administration, visual impairment programs to host “Dining in the Dark”

SFA's hospitality administration and visual impairment programs are hosting “Dining in the Dark” from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Nacogdoches County Civic Center to raise awareness about visual impairment.

The event is a sensory encounter designed to prompt blindfolded guests to use their senses beyond vision throughout a four-course meal. It also will feature a cocktail hour and silent auction. Every table will have an ambassador from the visual impairment program to assist guests.

“We are pleased to bring this event back for a second year where guests capture an unforgettable journey that will challenge their senses,” said Dr. Chay Runnels, hospitality administration program coordinator.

Tickets are $50 per person and tables of eight also are available. Seating is limited, and tickets are available here. Event proceeds will benefit both programs.

For more information, contact Lucas Fandry, marketing committee chair, at fandrylk@jacks.sfasu.edu or Dr. Gina Fe Causin, assistant professor of human sciences, at (936) 468-1411 or causingf@sfasu.edu.

Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Journal accepting submissions

The Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Journal is now accepting submissions. Manuscript submission deadline for the fall publication is Wednesday, April 20. Please encourage students to submit their research.

LASUR Journal is the first interdisciplinary journal that seeks to inspire and celebrate undergraduate research by publishing work that is blind and peer-reviewed by faculty members from different departments within SFA's College of Liberal and Applied Arts.

For more information, click here.

Athletics


Last-second University of Notre Dame tip-in sinks ’Jacks in 76-75 NCAA Tournament second-round loss

SFA’s men’s basketball team was held scoreless in the final minutes of the NCAA Tournament second-round game against the University of Notre Dame at Barclays Center Sunday. Notre Dame capped a 6-0 game-clinching run by seeing Rex Pflueger score on a tip-in with 1.5 seconds left, which ended the Lumberjacks’ season with a 76-75 final score.

The Lumberjacks’ historic campaign came to a painful conclusion following their second-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament’s round of 32. SFA passed out 19 assists on 29 field goals and forced the Irish into 13 throwaways. The ’Jacks committed a season-low six turnovers.
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SFA tennis rallies to knock off Northwestern State University, 4-3

In a late 3-2 hole at Northwestern State University Sunday afternoon, two freshmen helped SFA’s women’s tennis team rally for a dramatic 4-3 victory at the Jack Fisher Tennis Complex.

Lauren Hidalgo-Smith drew the Ladyjacks’ level at 3-3 by finishing off Barbora Kollarova in the No. 4 singles match 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

It was then up to freshman Vanesa Calvo Pardo in the final singles battle in action at No. 5. Also needing three sets, Pardo was able to slip past NSU’s Polina Ivanova 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 to end the match and give the Ladyjacks their second Southland Conference victory of the season.
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Spring football practices scheduled to begin Wednesday

SFA is preparing to begin its third spring football schedule Wednesday, March 23, under head coach Clint Conque. The ’Jacks will conduct a 15-practice slate, wrapping up with the 2016 spring game at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 16.

"I'm very excited to get this spring schedule going and build on the successful offseason we've had," Conque said. "We've made tremendous gains in the weight room and conditioning, and I'm eager to see how that transitions into an improvement, as well as confidence, on the practice field. Our players are starting to fully understand how important the process is, which is something I've tried to instill since coming here."
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Lumberjacks smack Privateers 16-6 in seven-inning series finale

The SFA baseball team tallied a season high of 16 runs on 18 hits in six innings to storm past the University of New Orleans 16-6 Sunday afternoon at Jaycees Field. The Lumberjacks needed seven innings to grab the 10-run victory with the run rule taking effect.

SFA scored in each of the first six innings in Sunday’s series finale. Tyler Kendrick and Slayton Vaughan led the way with four hits each, combining for four runs and four RBIs. Kyle Thornell and Garrett McMullen each went deep for the ’Jacks with McMullen driving in a team-best four runs on two hits.
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Ladyjacks finish fourth at Vanderbilt Music City Classic

Making a final push for the 2016 NCAA Championships, SFA closed out the Vanderbilt Music City Classic with a fourth-place showing in middle Tennessee. The Ladyjacks went 2-1 over the final day of competition, closing out the weekend with an 11-4 overall record.

With the performance, the fifth-ranked Ladyjacks upped their overall season record to 79-39. The 79 victories in a season is the second highest number of wins for SFA, just three behind the 82 wins tallied last season as SFA made its run in the NCAA Tournament.
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Spring 2016 Little Kickers soccer camp begins today

The SFA Soccer Program's Spring 2016 Little Kickers camp runs Monday nights for six weeks until Monday, April 25. The program is open to boys and girls ages 3 to 5, regardless of soccer experience. This is a great way to introduce children to the wonderful sport of soccer in a fun environment.

Sign up today here.

Fine Arts


Goodall to perform final concert with Stone Fort Wind Quintet

The Stone Fort Wind Quintet at SFA will perform this semester’s final Cole Performing Arts Series concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

A highlight of the concert will be the quintet’s performance of "Variations sur un theme libre" by popular French composer Eugene Bozza and featuring Dr. John W. Goodall in his last performance with the Stone Fort Wind Quintet. Goodall, professor of oboe in the SFA School of Music and associate dean of the College of Fine Arts, has announced his retirement at the end of the academic year, effective Aug. 31. He is a founding member of the group and has performed with the quintet for more than 30 years.
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Spring has sprung. Despite what our thermometers read this morning, yesterday was officially the first day of spring, and the SFA campus is blooming. Visit the SFA Gardens to soak in the season’s beauty or check out some photos here.

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