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This Week's Calendar

Tuesday, March 3
SFA Baseball at Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 5
SFA Men's Basketball vs. Northwestern State
Cram the Coliseum I
William R. Johnson Coliseum
8 p.m.

Friday, March 6
"The Planets" screening
SFA Planetarium 
7 p.m.

SFA Baseball vs. Central Arkansas
Jaycees Field
6:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 7
SFA Baseball vs. Central Arkansas
Jaycees Field
2 p.m.

SFA Men's Basketball vs. Sam Houston State University
Cram the Coliseum II
William R. Johnson Coliseum
6 p.m.




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'Cram the Coliseum' games set for this week

SFA men’s and women’s basketball will host Northwestern State University on Thursday, March 5, and Sam Houston State University on Saturday, March 7, for rivalry week in their annual "Cram the Coliseum" games.

Cram the Coliseum I will be at 5:30 p.m. (Ladyjacks) and 8 p.m. (Lumberjacks) Thursday, March 5. The event will feature the Citizens 1st Bank "Mega Cash Scramble," and one lucky fan will have a chance to win free Whataburger for a year.

Cram the Coliseum II will be at 4 p.m. (Ladyjacks)  and 6:30 p.m. (Lumberjacks) on Saturday, March 7. The match-up versus Sam Houston State University will be the Student Activities Association Purple Out game. The first 1,000 fans will receive free SFA Purple Out T-shirts. The "Show for Dough" promotion also will be doubled to $200 for both Thursday and Saturday for the largest student organization at the games.

All games will be broadcasted live on ESPN3.

Fans can print tickets for both days online, or contact the SFA Athletics Marketing office at (936) 468-1259 for more information. These will be the final two home games for both teams.

News & Announcements

'Honey Bucket Charlie' reception set for Sunday, March 8

A celebration for the publication of "Honey Bucket Charlie" will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at SFA's Cole Art Center on Main Street.

The event will feature live music from 1950-53, a brief slide presentation of the drawings and photographs included in the book, and a short talk by author Charles Jones and  Pipp Gillette. Gillette is the son of Guy Gillette, a photographer who was sent to Korea in 1951 to document the Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, or MASH, units.
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The Office of Multicultural Affairs presents 'The Vagina Monologues'

SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs will present "The Vagina Monologues" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.

The performance is a charity production written by Eve Ensler to help stop violence against women. Admission is $1, and all proceeds will go to the Nacogdoches Women's Shelter.

For more information, please visit the Office of Multicultural Affairs' website.

2015 Texas Job Fair set for March 31

SFA Career Services encourages faculty and staff members to invite their students to attend the Texas Job Fair - one of the largest college job fairs in the state. This event attracts more than 1,500 students and alumni from the Houston Area Consortium of Career Centers institutions, as well as graduates from institutions throughout Texas.

SFA is a member of HACCC and will provide transportation to the fair.
For more information about transportation to the event, click here. For more information about the Texas Job Fair, visit the HACCC website.

Career and Internship Expo set for March 4

SFA Career Services invites you to the spring Career and Internship Expo.

Encourage your students to find an internship or full-time job at the Career Expo. This event is a great opportunity for students and alumni of all majors to network with professional recruiters.

Please also encourage your business contacts to attend.
A list of participating employers is available here.
Students will need:
- Student I.D.
- Résumés to distribute to employers. Help with résumés is available though the SFA Career Services office. 
- Professional dress is required.

'Country Night' event set for tonight

Presented by the SFA Student Activities Association, Country Night is an event where people can show off their two-stepping dance skills or learn how to two step.

An instructor will teach different styles of the country-western dance. Additionally, a drawing will be held for two sets of cowboy boots - an individual pair for men and women.

Come out, wear your boots and get ready to dance!

"Game of Thrones" linguist to speak on campus

David Peterson, creator of the Dothraki language featured in HBO’s "Game of Thrones" will present “Conlangs: The art of language invention,” in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 102 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3. The presentation is open to the public.

Peterson began creating languages in 2000 and has created languages for TV shows and movies, including "Game of Thrones," "Defiance," "Star-Crossed" and "Thor 2," as well as creating multiple languages for personal use.

He also authored the book "Living Langauge Dothraki." In 2007, he helped establish the Language Creation Society, where he is still a member.

Knowledge Exchange Institute executive visits SFA

Want to know more about the Knowledge Exchange Institute and/or leading a faculty-led study abroad program? Stop by SFA's Office of International Programs, Dugas Liberal Arts North Building, Room 402, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 4.

The institute provides support services for a wide range of  program disciplines, including: fashion design, merchandising and visual communications, performing arts, pre-medicine, health and nutrition, tourism and hospitality, brewing and distilling chemistry, biology and business, Spanish and Hispanic studies, psychology, sociology and human behavior, business, finance and marketing.

KEI offers three program models: customized faculty-led programs, integrated faculty-led programs and cooperative programs.

SFA has an affiliation agreement with KEI that gives students access to $1,000 scholarships.

Please RSVP to maxitie@sfasu.edu if you plan to join.

SFA Regents Professor, Dr. Tim King, to present lecture

Dr. Tim King, professor of music and director of choral activities at SFA, will present "SFA: A Scale for Fine Arts" at the upcoming Regents Lecture.

King, the 2014-15 Regents Professor, will deliver the address at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Refreshments will be served, and there is no admission charge.

Reserved for exemplary university role models, the title of Regents Professor is the highest honor SFA bestows upon members of the faculty and is held for one academic year.
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SFA student organizations to hold grand opening for food pantry

The SFA Student Government Association and Hunger Jacks, along with the Office of Academic Affairs, will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Food for Thought campus food pantry at noon Thursday, March 5, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 3.201 on SFA's campus.

The new pantry will serve as an unlimited resource for SFA students on campus. Donations can be made from 3 to 6 p.m. on Mondays. Student volunteers have already stocked the pantry with items collected from the Monday night Lumberjack basketball game versus Lamar.

"The mission of the Food for Thought food pantry is to help alleviate food insecurity among SFA students," said Dr. Miranda Terry, assistant professor of kinesiology and health science and health science program coordinator at SFA.

All donations are welcome, including canned goods, food items in plastic jars and even funds. For more information about the event or to donate, please contact Terry at (936) 468-2353 or email terryms@sfasu.edu.

Women in STEM luncheon set for this Thursday

The SFA College of Sciences and Mathematics will host their inaugural Women in STEM luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 5, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. 

This luncheon will raise awareness of the need for more females entering into STEM disciplines. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Nancy Dickey, SFA alumna and first female president of the American Medical Association.

All proceeds will go to fund scholarships for deserving female students in STEM majors at SFA. Tickets are $40 each or a table of eight for $300. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Vicki Shimer at shimervm@sfasu.edu.

Human Services announces new journal

SFA’s Department of Human Services has announced the launch of a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal with an anticipated first-edition in mid-April.

The Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice will be published online and feature book reviews and articles based on research and practices in disciplines related to human services. The editorial board, which is accepting work for the first issue, will consider manuscripts through a blind-review process. Faculty members, students and practitioners in the field may submit their work for consideration.

Dr. Robbie Steward, executive editor and chair of SFA’s Department of Human Services, said the goal of the biannual journal is to create a high-impact, international publication cited in tier-one research journals.

For information, contact Steward at stewardrj@sfasu.edu.


Parker named SLC Player of the Week

SFA senior basketball player Jacob Parker has been named the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. It is the first weekly honor of the season for Parker and the second of his SFA career.

The reigning SLC Player of the Year, Parker had a pair of standout performances in the Lumberjacks' wins last week, helping guide SFA to back-to-back 100-point performances for the first time since the 1994-95 season. Parker just missed a double-double, finishing with 13 points and nine rebounds, hitting six of his 10 shots from the floor in the March 23 game against Lamar University.
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Lumberjacks open spring practices Saturday

SFA is set to open its 2015 spring football practice schedule this week, head coach Clint Conque announced Monday. The Lumberjacks will hold 15 spring practices, beginning Saturday, March 7, and concluding with the 2015 spring game on Saturday, April 11.

"I'm extremely pleased with how well our young men have performed in their off-season workouts, and am excited to get them back on the field," Conque said. "Certainly we're riding a lot of momentum into this spring season, coming off an eight-win season and an NCAA playoff appearance. We do have some big holes to fill, so there is a lot of work that needs to be done."
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'Jacks surge past UIW, 83-62

Paced by Thomas Walkup's third double-double of the season, SFA took down the University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals 83-62 at William R. Johnson Coliseum Monday night. The Lumberjacks improved to 25-4 for the season and 15-1 in Southland Conference play, maintaining the top spot in the conference standings.

Walkup finished the night with 23 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, including five offensive boards. The junior shot 5-of-11 from the floor and was a perfect 12-of-12 from the free throw line, complemented by seven assists, two blocks and three steals in 34 minutes of work.
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Fine Arts

Staged reading of 'Mom and Dad' to help fund School of Theatre's Scotland trip

An upcoming SFA School of Theatre event will help raise funds for theater students to travel to Edinburgh, Scotland, in August where they will present an SFA student-written play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

During the two-week trip to Edinburgh, the School of Theatre will produce two new plays, including "Hate Mail" by SFA playwright-in-residence Jack Heifner and the student-written "Mom and Dad" by Nick Pinelli and Allison Day. Pinelli, The Woodlands senior, and Day, San Antonio senior, wrote the play as an honors project for their class with Heifner.

A staged reading of "Mom and Dad" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, in the Upstage Theatre in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.
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Flute, piano duo to perform guest recital at SFA

Terri and Gabriel Sánchez will perform a guest flute and piano concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in SFA's Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Part of the Cole Performing Arts Series, the recital will feature the music of Frédéric Chopin, Katherine Hoover, George Barrère, George Chave, Joachim Andersen and Cecile Chaminade.

Terri Sánchez is the visiting assistant professor of flute at the University of Texas at Arlington and has won many national flute competitions. She also performed with the Southern Methodist University Meadows and the University of North Texas Symphony orchestras as a winner of both university concerto competitions. She has given pedagogy presentations that revolve around a positive, creative approach to flute performance at the National Flute Association Convention, the San Diego Flute Guild Festival, the Texas Flute Symposium, as well as many universities.
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Heterodyne Duo to perform percussion, saxophone concert

The Heterodyne Duo will present a program of contemporary works for different configurations of percussion and saxophone at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The duo features Dr. Nathan Nabb, SFA professor of saxophone, and Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies at SFA. They will perform "Walk the Walk" by Michael Daugherty, "Grab It!" by JacobTV and "Ajax Is All About Attack" by Robert Hasegawa.

In "Walk the Walk," Daugherty takes the listener "through a world of virtuosic Detroit blues, rock, jazz and Latin Motown musical grooves," according to Meyer, while "Grab It!" explores the "no-man's-land" between language and music.
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'The Importance of Being Earnest' - SFA School of Theatre to stage Wilde's classic comedy of manners

Anyone who loves outrageous characters and clever comedy will want to see "The Importance of Being Earnest" when the SFA School of Theatre performs Oscar Wilde's classic play Tuesday through Saturday, March 3 through 7, in Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

This cheerful and lighthearted comedy of manners, which Wilde called "a trivial play for serious people," is his brilliant tour de force, regarded by many as the wittiest play in the English language, according to Jack Heifner, SFA's playwright-in-residence and director of the show.

"Witty dialogue, mistaken identities and hilarious characters" will enchant the audience, Heifner said.
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'Coleidoscope' concert honors music patrons

Uncommon combinations of instruments and a wide variety of musical styles will be explored during a Cole Performing Arts Series concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in SFA's Cole Concert Hall.

"Coleidoscope" is a series of chamber music collaborative faculty concerts honoring the SFA School of Music's "invaluable patrons," Ed Cole and the late Gwen Cole, according to Evgeni Raychev, cellist and SFA music faculty member.

"In fact, this concert could be regarded as a symbolic gesture of gratitude to the general music patrons in our area," he said.
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Memphis Woodwind Trio to perform at SFA

The Memphis Woodwind Trio, comprised of flute, clarinet and oboe faculty members from the University of Memphis School of Music, will perform a concert of intimate chamber music for winds at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in SFA's Cole Concert Hall.

Works will range from the serious, such as Thea Musgrave's "Impromptu" for flute and oboe, to the sublime - an Antonin Dvorak string trio, re-imagined. The program also will feature works by J.S. Bach, H. Villa-Lobos, Malcolm Arnold and Leonardo de Lorenzo.

The recital is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music and is a feature of the Cole Performing Arts Series.
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Art confiscated by Nazis topic of lecture

"Cornelius Gurlitt and the Art Treasures Confiscated by the Nazis" will be the topic of a lecture Dr. Christoph Zuschlag will present at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Room 106 of the SFA Art Annex, located on the university's campus.

Zuschlag, professor of art history at the Landau campus of the University of Klobenz/Landau, Germany, is instrumental in the on-going student exchange between his university and SFA, according to Jill Carrington, professor of art history at SFA.

One of Zuschlag's interests is stolen art, such as the masterworks that were denounced by the Nazis as "degenerate art" yet also "collected" by the Nazis, meaning the works were typically stolen from the rightful owners, who, often being Jewish, became victims of the Holocaust.
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Lubbock violinist wins first place in SFA's Schmidbauer Competition

Fiona Shea, a 15-year-old violinist from Lubbock, took first place in the 2015 Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition at SFA.

As the top contestant in this year's piano and strings competition, Shea will perform the first movement of Khachaturian's Violin Concerto with SFA's premier ensemble, the Orchestra of the Pines, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in SFA's Cole Concert Hall.

A valuable recruiting tool for SFA, the Schmidbauer Competition offers a unique performance opportunity for young musicians, offering prizes that include cash awards, scholarship incentives from the SFA School of Music and performance opportunities with orchestras.
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