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Friday, March 24
Bowling at Southland Bowling League Championships
All Day
Jonesboro, Arkansas

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

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

Bowling at Southland Bowling League Championships
All Day
Jonesboro, Arkansas

Softball vs. Lamar University
1 and 3 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Tennis vs. Northwestern State University
Noon
Nacogdoches

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

Baseball vs. Abilene Christian University
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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STEM speaker series slated for March 27

SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics will host the STEM Business and Industry Speaker Series from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Math Building, Lecture Hall 101.

The event aims to connect students to STEM professionals, and will feature two guest speakers, including professional Kristi L. Owens, vice president and wealth management advisor for the Greater Collin Country office of Merrell Lynch, and current SFA STEM student Brook Busbee.

Faculty members are encouraged to inform students of the event. Admission is free and open to students of all majors.

For more information, contact Kim Carmona, project coordinator for SFA's College of Sciences and Mathematics, at (936) 468-5197.

Library News: Digital Object Identifiers assigned to publications in ScholarWorks

Steen Library has enabled greater discoverability of open access publications in ScholarWorks with the assignment of Digital Object Identifiers to journal publications. Each DOI is unique to the publication and provides a persistent URL to the content.

The “Index of Texas Archaeology,” the first ScholarWorks journal to incorporate this feature, experienced a significant increase in the number of reports downloaded within the first month of incorporating DOIs. In addition to other journals published in ScholarWorks, the library will expand the use of DOIs to include data sets, theses, dissertations and other publications in the repository.

Public invited to support ROTC at Piney Woods Shootout

SFA’s Army ROTC is hosting Sam Houston State University’s Army ROTC’s marksmanship team for a friendly competition beginning noon Friday, March 31, at Meadow Ridge Archery and Gun's shooting complex in Nacogdoches.

Unofficially called “The Piney Woods Shootout,” the rifle marksmanship challenge consists of three shooting events that will test each competitor’s ability to accurately and safely engage a variety of targets using each marksmanship team’s civilian-equivalent M4 rifles. 

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees will help support future U.S. Army officers as they compete for the coveted Piney Woods Shootout trophy.

For more information, contact Meadow Ridge Archery and Gun shooting complex, at (936) 569-9880.

SFA Sylvans win Southern Forestry Conclave championship

The Sylvans, SFA’s timbersports team, reclaimed the championship title at the 60th annual Southern Forestry Conclave held during spring break in Mount Enterprise.

The team, primarily comprising forestry students, competed in a series of technical and physical events against 12 other Southern universities, including Clemson University, Auburn University, Virginia Tech and Louisiana State University.
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Strategic plan update meeting to occur April 7

A meeting to update the campus community on the progress of the strategic plan has been slated for 2 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater.

During the meeting, members of various strategic planning teams will provide updates on work from their areas.

For more information, contact Megan Weatherly, instructional designer, at (936) 468-1735.

Noted historian delivering lecture tonight

Dr. Patrick Manning, who serves as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor Emeritus of World History at the University of Pittsburg, is visiting SFA and will deliver a public lecture at 7 p.m. tonight in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 102.

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.

For more information, contact Dr. Mark Barringer, chair of the Department of History, at mbarringer@sfasu.edu.
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Center for Teaching and Learning hosting two workshops tomorrow

SFA’s Center for Teaching and Learning will host two workshops tomorrow.

The first session, “D2L #3 — Discussions, Dropboxes and Groups,” will be from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow in Steen Library, Room 219. This session will be facilitated by Laura Osborne, faculty training and certification coordinator for the CTL.

The second session, “Introduction to the Virtual Reality Lab,” will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow 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.

Athletics


Huber's walk-off single sealed comeback against University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

SFA freshman Josh Campbell started SFA’s final rally against the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a one-out RBI single Wednesday at Jaycees Field. Also, SFA sophomore catcher Jarrod Huber finished the rally by delivering a walk-off RBI single pushing SFA’s baseball team to a 6-5 win.

The only hit of the day broke the third tie of the game and gave SFA its first and only lead.
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Costly fifth inning causes Ladyjacks to fall to University of Louisiana at Monroe

SFA’s softball team hosted the University of Louisiana at Monroe for a midweek matchup Wednesday at the SFA Softball Complex.

The teams battled during the first four innings but stood still with a score of 0-0. The Warhawks were successful in the fifth inning, securing five runs that handed ULM the lead. SFA freshman Madison Clements responded in the sixth inning with a RBI double, but the Ladyjacks could not overcome the lead.
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Fine Arts

Rockin’ Axes to present ‘The History of Rock’

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Rockin’ Axes performing “The History of Rock” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.

The high-energy concert will feature music originally recorded by rock and pop favorites Elvis Presley; The Beatles; Michael Jackson; Earth, Wind and Fire; and others, according to Andrew Sperandeo, director of the Rockin’ Axes groups.

Admission is free. 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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Scott to release ‘Playing Favorites’ CD at recital, reception tomorrow

Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone at SFA, will release a newly recorded CD during a recital and reception at 6 p.m. tomorrow 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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Raychev to present ‘Musical Foray’ cello performance tonight

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. tonight 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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