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Monday, March 27
Men's golf at University of Arkansas at Little Rock
First Tee Classic

All Day
Little Rock, Arkansas

Women's golf at Houston Baptist University Husky Invitational
All Day

Tuesday, March 28
Baseball vs. Mississippi Valley State University
6:30 p.m.

Men's golf at University of Arkansas at Little Rock
First Tee Classic

All Day
Little Rock, Arkansas

Softball at Louisiana Tech University
5 p.m.
Ruston, Louisiana

Women's golf at Houston Baptist University Husky Invitational
All Day

Wednesday, March 29
Tennis at Louisiana Tech University
2 p.m.
Ruston, Louisiana

Friday, March 31
Baseball at University of the Incarnate Word
6:30 p.m.
San Antonio

Softball at Sam Houston State University
3 and 5 p.m.




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News & Announcements

Extra-credit opportunity available at Archie McDonald Speaker Series

Faculty members are encouraged to utilize an extra-credit opportunity for students at the upcoming Archie McDonald Speaker Series Monday, April 24. Dr. Douglas Brinkley — an American Historian, best-selling author, CNN presidential historian and history professor at Rice University in Houston — will be the featured speaker.

Campus ID swipes are available to faculty members wishing to offer class credit to students for attendance. Free passes may be obtained at the Involvement Center in the Baker Pattillo Student Center or at the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau.  For more information, email April Smith, associate director of development, at alsmith@sfasu.edu.

Office of Multicultural Affairs to host Diversity Week

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host Diversity Week with four events that promote cultural awareness beginning Monday, April 3.

Events will include the Diversity Week Kickoff from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 3, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza, followed by Peace Meal with guest speaker Hoan Do, student success coach and author of “Succeeding in the Real World,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at The Yellow House, located at 201 E. College St.

A Microaggressions Workshop will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, followed by Salsa Magic from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 6, also in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, click here, or contact the OMA at (936) 468-1073.

SFA's marketing and advertising efforts recognized with multiple awards

SFA was recognized recently by two organizations — Educational Advertising Awards and Collegiate Advertising Awards — for the quality of marketing materials produced on behalf of the university. The honors included gold, silver, bronze and merit awards in 12 categories for work created by SFA's offices of University Marketing Communications and Admissions, as well as the Houston-based Richards/Carlberg agency.

A recruiting booklet titled, "You're Going to Be a Lumberjack!" created by the marketing office and the admissions office received an Educational Advertising gold award. The SFA viewbook, a companion piece to the booklet, was recognized with a merit award.
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Regents Professor Dr. Kenneth Farrish to present lecture

Dr. Kenneth Farrish, the Hiram and Gloria Arnold Distinguished Professor of Forestry and director of the Division of Environmental Science at SFA, will present "Intestines of the Earth" at the upcoming Regents Lecture.

Farrish, the 2016-17 Regents Professor, will deliver the address at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the Math Building, Room 101, on campus. Refreshments will be served, and there is no admission charge. The Phi Eta Sigma induction ceremony will follow the lecture.
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Women's and Gender Studies Academic Conference taking place tomorrow

The Women's and Gender Studies Academic Conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Social Work Building, Room 201.

Students will present and discuss research projects related to gender studies. The conference is open to the public, and faculty members and students are encouraged to attend.

STEM speaker series occurring today

SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics will host the STEM Business and Industry Speaker Series from noon to 1 p.m. today 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 County 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.

Texas Job Fair taking place tomorrow

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. tomorrow 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.

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.

Fifth plenary campus reading session slated for tomorrow

The final session discussing the campus reading, “The Undergraduate Experience,” has been rescheduled to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.

At this session, attendees will hear from one of the book's authors, Dr. Betsy Barefoot. Barefoot is a senior scholar at the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education and is renowned for her work on first-year experiences for undergraduates.

During the session, SFA vice presidents also will respond to proposals developed during the Feb. 23 session. Click here to view the full proposals.

All faculty and staff members are welcome to attend and discuss how the campus reading will impact SFA students.

Undergraduate Research Conference to take place April 18

Faculty and staff members are invited to join in celebrating top scholars and finalists along with their mentors at the Undergraduate Research Conference Tuesday, April 18. Top scholar presentations will begin at 4 p.m. in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater, followed by poster presentations, which will begin at approximately 6 p.m. in the Twilight Ballroom. Food will be served.

Click here for more information, including the full list of winners.


Lumberjacks complete three-game sweep against Abilene Christian University

SFA senior Alex Hrinevich made sure the SFA’s baseball team wouldn’t end its dramatic weekend with defeat by starting one of the flashier defensive plays seen at Jaycees Field in recent memory. The play ended Abilene Christian University’s scoring threat in the eighth inning, resulting in a 4-2 conference win for the Lumberjacks Sunday at Jaycee's field.

“Our pitching staff did a a good job of getting out of that tough situation there in the eighth by making the most of our match-ups,” said SFA head baseball coach Johnny Cardenas, whose team has now won five games in a row for the first time since 2013.
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Golf to close out March at University of Arkansas at Little Rock First Tee Classic

SFA’s men’s golf team will close out March play today and tomorrow at the 2017 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Tee Classic at the Chenal Country Club in Little Rock.

The classic includes a 54-hole event and a par-72 course measuring 7,226 yards. The opening two rounds will occur today and the final round will begin at 8 a.m. tomorrow. Live scoring of the event will be available here.
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Softball team beats undefeated Lamar University, 4-2

SFA’s softball team handed Lamar University its first conference loss Saturday with a two RBI walk-off home run made by SFA senior Brittany Lewis. The Ladyjacks ultimately dropped the series 2-1, but racked up their second conference win.

The Ladyajcks scored four runs on eight hits and totaled four RBI.
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Ladyjacks competing in Houston Baptist University Husky Invitational

SFA’s women’s golf team will be in Houston today and tomorrow competing at the Houston Baptist University Husky Invitational at the Riverbend Country Club in Sugar Land

The invitational will include a par-72 course measuring 6,085 yards. The 54-hole event includes two rounds today, and the final round will begin at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow. Live scoring of the tournament will be available here.
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Fine Arts

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 today through April 1.

For more information about Lias and his work, click here.
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Stone Fort Wind Quintet to perform program of woodwind favorites tomorrow

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. tomorrow 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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