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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.

Saturday, April 1
Baseball at University of the Incarnate Word
3 p.m.
San Antonio

Softball at Sam Houston State University
3 p.m.

Sunday, April 2
Baseball at University of the Incarnate Word
1 p.m.
San Antonio

Tennis vs. Abilene Christian University




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News & Announcements

College of Sciences and Mathematics hosting luncheon and style show

SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics will present its third annual Women in STEM Luncheon and Style Show at noon Tuesday, April 4, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The luncheon is an effort to raise funds to create scholarships for women who are majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines at SFA.

For more information about the event, including ticket and table reservations, email Kim Carmona, project coordinator for the College of Sciences and Mathematics, at kdcarmona@sfasu.edu.
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Danceworks production to feature SFA dance program, Repertory Dance Company

SFA’s dance program and Repertory Dance Company will showcase senior choreographic works and company pieces during its production of Danceworks: Deviation, which premieres at 7 p.m. April 20 in the Norton H.P.E. Complex, Room 201, on campus.

A second showing is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 21 with a final performance set for 3 p.m. April 22.

Tickets cost $5 for students, $8 for faculty and staff members, and $10 for general admission and can be purchased at the door. Funds raised from ticket sales will be used to offset production costs and help recruit future guest artists. SFA’s dance program and the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science are sponsoring the production.
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Diversity Week kicking off April 3

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will kick off its annual Diversity Week Monday, April 3. The week will feature social and educational programs demonstrating the value of diversity and multiculturalism and creating meaningful dialogue in the SFA community.

The Diversity Week kickoff event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 3, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza and will feature a diversity canvas, where students are encouraged to help paint a mural showcasing SFA’s diversity.

For more information about these events or Diversity Week in general, visit OMA’s website, or email OMA@sfasu.edu.
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Presentation by David J. Peterson to take place tonight

David J. Peterson, linguist, author and creator of the Dothraki language featured in HBO’s "Game of Thrones," will present a talk, “Conlangs: The art of language invention,” at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 142. The talk is free and open to the public and will be followed by an audience Q&A session.

Peterson began creating languages in 2000 and has created languages for television shows and movies, including "Game of Thrones," "Emerald City," "Defiance," "Star-Crossed," "The 100" and "Thor 2." He is the world’s first and only professional conlanger and is the go-to person in Hollywood when a new language is needed. He also has authored books “The Art of Language Invention” and “Living Langauge Dothraki.”

For more information, contact Dr. Jessie Sams, associate professor in SFA’s Department of English and Creative Writing, at (936) 468-2101 or samsj@sfasu.edu.

School of Honors hosting Richman Civil War talk

SFA’s School of Honors will welcome Dr. Allen Richman for the academic talk, “Shiloh Meeting House: The Saddest Battle of The Civil War, April 6-7, 1862,” from 3 to 4 p.m. today in the McKibben Education Building, Room 131.

Richman is the former director of the School of Honors, professor emeritus of history and SFA Regents Professor.

SFA students and faculty, staff and Nacogdoches community members are invited to attend. A reception will follow.

For more information, contact the School of Honors at (936) 468-2813 or honors@sfasu.edu.

Faculty and staff members invited to social event tonight

SFA faculty and staff members are invited to socialize and network with colleagues from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at The Liberty Bell in downtown Nacogdoches.

The Liberty Bell is providing a free nacho bar for SFA faculty and staff members, as well as half-price appetizers, along with other Thursday night food and drink specials continuing through 10 p.m.

Karaoke will begin at 8 p.m.

SFA’s Social Events Team is charged with planning events that will help foster a culture of engagement within the campus community. To stay informed about future SFA social events, “like” the SFA Faculty/Staff Lounge Facebook page.

Department of History to host lecture tonight featuring LGBT activists

SFA’s Department of History will present a public lecture featuring Dr. Eric Walther and Raymond “Ray” Hill at 6 p.m. tonight in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 102. The lecture is titled “LGBT History: Harvey Milk, Houston Gay Liberation and New Directions in the Movement.”

The lecture will cover the historical fight for LGBT equality in the U.S. with an emphasis on the movement in Texas.

For more information about the lecture or meeting times, contact Dr. Savannah Williamson, SFA visiting assistant professor, at williamssl50@sfasu.edu.
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Office of International Programs hosting Global Gateway to Russia

Faculty and staff members are invited to join the Office of International Programs for a presentation about Russia at 4 p.m. today in the Ferguson Building, Room 479. The event will include a presentation by an SFA international student about Russian culture, traditions and lifestyle, as well as authentic Russian food samples. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.

For more information, contact Tetyana Kucher, international programs coordinator, at (936) 468-1179 or kucherta@sfasu.edu.

Counseling Services offering free suicide prevention workshop today

SFA’s Counseling Services is offering a free workshop to teach skills to identify and help a person in danger of suicide from 3 to 4:30 p.m. today in the Rusk Building, Room 333. On completion of the hour and a half Question, Persuade, Refer session, each participant will receive certification as a “Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper.”

To register, call (936) 468-2401.

SFA Dance Marathon taking place tomorrow

The SFA Dance Marathon, which supports Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances in Tyler, will be from 6 to 10 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. Funds raised are used locally and benefit hundreds of families and children in East Texas. 

Fundraising will conclude with a celebration with CMN families, hospital staff members and the fundraising dancers. The event is carnival themed and food, prizes and games will be included.

The event is open to the public. To showcase SFA’s Lumberjack spirit, faculty and staff members and students are challenged to make a donation or fundraise a minimum of $23 with 100 percent going directly to the local CMN hospital. Click here to donate.

For more information or to register, contact Molly Moody, assistant director of student engagement, at (936) 468-1088 or moodymk@sfasu.edu.


Bowling qualifies for 2017 NCAA Bowling Championships

SFA's bowling team will have a chance to defend its title as the reigning national champions during the 2017 NCAA Bowling Championships, which will be held April 13 through 15 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

This will be the Ladyjacks' third-straight trip to the national tournament. The first was a runner-up showing in 2015, followed by last season’s historic run at SFA’s first Division I national title.
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Tennis drops non-conference match at Louisiana Tech University

Three of the six singles matches between SFA’s tennis team and Louisiana Tech University went to three sets, but the Ladyjacks collected one win and fell 6-1 to the Lady Techsters Tuesday at the Louisiana Tech Tennis Complex in Ruston, Louisiana.

Of the 15 singles sets played in the non-conference match, all but six were decided by four games or fewer in the Ladyjacks’ second loss in as many matches.
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Fine Arts

‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ opera opens tonight

SFA’s School of Music’s 2017 Opera Theater, Otto Nicolai’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” opens for a three-night run at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Turner Auditorium on campus.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7.50 for students and children. For tickets or more information, click here, or call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407.
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Rockin’ Axes to present ‘The History of Rock’ tonight

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. tonight 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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Work mistakes are always costly in one form or another. A group of workers at a five-star hotel in Jamaica recently made a few  mistakes that were equal to approximately $5 million.

The maintenance workers mistakenly painted over stencil art by British artist Banksy that was present throughout the hotel. Click here to read more about how the paintings were mistaken for unwanted pieces of graffiti.

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