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Thursday, March 29
Baseball vs. University of the Incarnate Word
6:30 p.m.

Track and field at four-day The University of Texas at Austin Relays

Friday, March 30
Baseball vs. University of the Incarnate Word
6:30 p.m.

Softball vs. Sam Houston State University
4 and 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 31
Baseball vs. University of the Incarnate Word
1 p.m.

Softball vs. Sam Houston State University

Tennis at Abilene Christian University
11 a.m.

Monday, April 2
Men's golf at two-day Bearkat Invitational
Montgomery, Texas




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News & Announcements

Dr. Kevin Langford selected as Archie McDonald Speaker Series interviewer

Dr. Kevin Langford, associate professor of biology and pre-health professions program director, will be the interviewer during the 2018 Archie McDonald Speaker Series. The speaker series event is free and scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Langford will interview guest speaker Dr. Jennifer Arnold, medical director for the Simulation Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, and television personality on The Learning Channel’s docu-drama “The Little Couple.”

The Archie McDonald Speaker Series was created in 2010 by SFA’s College of Liberal and Applied Arts. Dr. Brian Murphy, dean of the college, designed the event to honor and preserve the legacy of Dr. Archie McDonald as a distinguished scholar, educator and community commentator.

A private reception for 100 guests will be held prior to the main event. Private reception tickets can be purchased by contacting April Smith, SFA associate director of development, at (936) 468-5406.
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SFA Sylvans clinch Southern Forestry Conclave championship

The Sylvans, SFA’s timbersports team, claimed victory at the 61st annual Southern Forestry Conclave, making this the winningest six-year period in the organization's 61-year history.

In addition to their official Conclave win, the Sylvans also won the first Conclave Quiz Bowl in which the participating universities faced off to answer technical questions regarding natural resources and natural resources management.

For more information on the Sylvans, contact Dr. Jeremy Stovall, associate professor of forestry and Sylvans faculty advisor, at stovalljp@sfasu.edu.
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Parent Teacher Organization for SFA’s Early Childhood Lab hosting fundraiser

Members of the Parent Teacher Organization for SFA’s Early Childhood Lab are selling to-go fajita dinners for their spring fundraiser.

Each dinner includes fajitas, beans, rice, three tortillas and a cookie. La Carreta restaurant is sponsoring the meals.

Tickets cost $10 and will be available until April 13. To purchase a ticket, contact Dr. Lori Harkness, director of the Early Childhood Lab, at (936) 468-4006.

Meals will be passed out from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 19 at the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center north entrance.

Human Resources to hold 5-4-3 to Retirement presentation today

Are you thinking about retiring within the next five years? Human Resources is holding a 5-4-3 to Retirement presentation today in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 2.201.

For more information, visit the Human Resources website.

Counselor education program to host National Alcohol Awareness Day

SFA's counselor education program is hosting a National Alcohol Awareness Day event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, on the first floor of the Human Services Building.

National Alcohol Awareness Day is an outreach, education and screening initiative that raises awareness about harmful and dependent drinking behaviors and connects at-risk individuals with treatment options.

The event is open to faculty, staff, students and members of the Nacogdoches community.

Office of Multicultural Affairs to host Diversity Week

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will launch its annual Diversity Week beginning Monday, April 2. The week will feature social and educational programs that celebrate various aspects of diversity and multiculturalism through meaningful dialogue within the SFA community.
The Diversity Week kickoff event will feature activities that promote cultural awareness. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza.
For more information about Diversity Week, click here, or email OMA@sfasu.edu.
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This is the perfect time of year to revel in the beauty of blooming flowers and blossoming trees.

Among the gorgeous flowering trees of the season is the Cherry Blossom.

To view fun facts about these trees, click here. You also can enjoy a Cherry Blossom playlist while doing so.

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