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Wednesday, March 22
Baseball vs. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
3:30 p.m.

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

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

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

Softball vs. Lamar University
3 p.m.

Saturday, March 25
Baseball vs. Abilene Christian University
2 p.m.

Bowling at Southland Bowling League Championships
All Day
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Softball vs. Lamar University
1 p.m.

Softball vs. Lamar University
3 p.m.

Tennis vs. Northwestern State University

Sunday, March 26
Bowling at Southland Bowling League Championships
All Day
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Baseball vs. Abilene Christian University
1 p.m.




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News & Announcements

Department of History to host noted historian, lecture tomorrow

Dr. Patrick Manning, who serves as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of World History at the University of Pittsburg, will visit SFA today and tomorrow for a reception and public lecture.

A former president of the American Historical Association, Manning is considered among the most prominent historians on African history, the African diaspora and global migrations. During his lecture, “The African Diaspora: Teaching About the Black Experience Worldwide,” Manning will discuss the African migration to the Americas, Europe and Asia during the past five centuries and how that migration has enriched cultures worldwide.

The Department of History will hold a reception for Manning from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at the Old University Building, located at 411 N. Mound St. Light refreshments will be served.

The lecture will take place beginning at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 102.

For more information, contact Dr. Mark Barringer, chair of the Department of History, at mbarringer@sfasu.edu.
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Faculty members to be recognized for years of service and retirement

The Faculty Recognition Luncheon will begin at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

This annual luncheon recognizes faculty members who are completing 10, 20 or 30 years of service at SFA, as well as faculty members who have announced their retirement. The luncheon will be preceded by a reception starting at 11:45 a.m. Formal invitations will be sent soon.

Faculty members are asked to RSVP. Click here to view the honoree list.

For more information or to report an error or omission, contact Bob Szafran, professor of sociology, at (936) 468-2009 or rszafran@sfasu.edu.

Graduate Research Conference submission deadline approaching

The deadline for submissions for the upcoming Graduate Research Conference is Saturday, March 25.

Faculty members are asked to encourage graduate students to visit the conference website and submit abstracts for posters and presentations before this date.

The conference will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Showcase Saturday this weekend

Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during a free, action-packed open-house Saturday, March 25, at SFA.

Prospective students will have the opportunity to visit with university faculty and staff members, tour the campus and residence halls, and preview academic programs during the SFA Showcase Saturday event.
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Texas Job Fair coming March 28

SFA’s Center for Career and Professional Development partners with the Houston Area Consortium of Career Centers each spring to host the Texas Job Fair - one of the largest college job fairs in Texas. This event attracts more than 1,500 students and alumni from HACCC institutions, in addition to graduates from institutions throughout Texas.

This year, the fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, on the University of St. Thomas campus in the Jerabeck Athletic and Activity Center.

SFA students and alumni are welcome to attend this event free of charge. A shuttle will be available for students who wish to attend, but space is limited. A $10 deposit is required to hold a seat on the shuttle and must be paid no later than Friday, March 24.

To view a list of attending employers, click here. Attendees need to bring copies of their résumé to distribute. 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 CCPD, at (936) 468-3305.

Tickets available for Culinary Café luncheon speaker

The Stone Fort Museum will host speaker Gary Pinkerton, author of the book, “Trammel’s Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North,” during a Culinary Café luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Education Annex, Room 121.

Trammel’s Trace, named for Nicholas Trammell, was the first route from the U.S. into the northern boundaries of Spanish Texas. From the Great Bend of the Red River, it intersected with El Camino Real in Nacogdoches. By the early 19th century, Trammel’s Trace was largely a smuggler’s trail that delivered horses and contraband into the region. It was a microcosm of the migration, lawlessness and conflict that defined the period. Evidence of Trammel’s Trace remains across seven Texas counties. Pinkerton and a group of fellow “rut nuts” are actively engaged in educating and informing landowners to enlist their support in preserving this part of history.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here. Seating is limited, and tickets must be purchased in advance. For additional payment options or more information, call the museum at (936) 468-2408.

Copies of Pinkerton’s book will be available for purchase at the luncheon.

Center for Teaching and Learning to host three workshops this week

SFA’s Center for Teaching and Learning will host three workshops this week.

The first session, “Using D2L to Improve Student Success: 15 Tips and Techniques,” will be from 2:30 to 4 p.m. today in Steen Library, Room 219. The session will be facilitated by Laura Osborne, faculty training and certification coordinator for the CTL.

The second session, “D2L #3 — Discussions, Dropboxes and Groups,” will be from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 24, in Steen Library, Room 219. This session also will be facilitated by Osborne.

The final session, “Introduction to the Virtual Reality Lab,” will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, in the Virtual Reality Lab located on the first floor of Steen Library behind InfoLab 1. The session will be facilitated by Megan Weatherly, instructional designer for the CTL; Kreg Mosier, head of library web services; and Edward Iglesias, web services librarian.

Click here for full workshop descriptions. To register, log in to mySFA, choose the employee tab, select myTraining and browse for the training title.


Ladyjacks play University of Louisiana at Monroe at home tonight

SFA’s softball team will begin its four-game home series with a midweek match-up against the University of Louisiana at Monroe at 6 p.m. tonight at the SFA Softball Complex. After tonight’s game, the Ladyjacks will host its second conference opponent, Lamar University, during a weekend series.

The 2016 ULM Mardi Gras Classic was the last time the teams competed. During that game, eight Ladyjacks scored hits and five  players earned runs leading to a 7-4 victory.
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Baseball defeats Louisiana Tech University, 6-2

SFA’s baseball team defeated Louisiana Tech University Tuesday at Jaycees Field, 6-2.

SFA senior Zac Michener broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning with his nation-leading sixth sacrifice fly to help senior Erik Nouis rack up a career-high nine strikeouts during five innings.
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Fine Arts

Alumni Association to host reception after SFA Wind Ensemble Concert

SFA’s Alumni Association will host a reception after the SFA Wind Ensemble Concert. The concert, honoring John Whitwell, will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, at the Eismann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson.

Click here to purchase tickets. For more information, contact the Alumni Association, at (936) 468-3407.

Lias composition premieres at Kennedy Center

Another composition by Dr. Stephen Lias, professor of composition at SFA, will have its world premiere on a national stage when the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra performs it at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

“All the Songs that Nature Sings,” written as a commission for the Boulder Philharmonic with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, will premiere during “SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestra.” The Kennedy Center and Washington Performing Arts are collaborating to present the inaugural SHIFT Festival from March 27 through April 1.

For more information about Lias and his work, click here.
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Theatre students to present Heifner play ‘Twister’

SFA’s School of Theatre will present the student-directed, one-act play “Twister” by SFA Playwright-In-Residence Jack Heifner at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Downstage Theatre on campus.

McAllen senior Pedro Adan Dominguez is the director, and he describes “Twister” as the story of a couple that survives a destructive natural disaster to find that their dreams for the future have been very different.

Tickets are $4. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or click here.
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Stone Fort Wind Quintet to perform program of woodwind favorites

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Stone Fort Wind Quintet in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

This SFA music faculty chamber ensemble features Dr. Christina Guenther, flute; Kerry Hughes, oboe; Dr. Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Dr. Charles Gavin, horn; and Dr. Lee Goodhew, bassoon.
The concert is part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for students and children. 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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Raychev to present ‘Musical Foray’ cello performance tomorrow

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

The recital, titled “Musical Foray,” takes the listener into the world of the great composer Gabriel Fauré with other selections by Carl Maria von Weber, J.S. Bach and Joseph Haydn.

Recital tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for students and children. 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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