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This Week's Calendar

Thursday, March 31
SFA track and field at Texas Relays
2:30 p.m.

Friday, April 1
SFA softball vs. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
3 p.m.
SFA Softball Field

SFA Planetarium "The Endless Horizon" showing
7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

SFA baseball vs. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
6:30 p.m.
Jaycees Field

SFA track and field at Texas Relays
9 a.m.

SFA track and field at the San Francisco State University Distance Carnival
11:50 a.m.
San Francisco, California

Saturday, April 2
SFA softball vs. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
1 and 3 p.m.
SFA Softball Field

SFA baseball vs. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
2 p.m.
Jaycees Field

SFA tennis vs. McNeese State University
11 a.m.
Lake Charles, Louisiana

SFA track and field at Texas Relays
10 a.m.

Sunday, April 3
SFA baseball vs. Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
1 p.m.
Jaycees Field

SFA tennis vs. Nicholls State University
1 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana




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News & Announcements

SFA Gardens' popular spring plant sale, Earth Day Celebration begins Saturday

SFA Gardens will host its annual Garden Gala Day Spring Plant Sale and Earth Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

A wide variety of hard-to-find, "Texas tough" plants will be available, including Texas natives, heirlooms, tropicals, perennials, shrubs, trees and unusual species. Most of the plants are trialed in the gardens before being offered to the public and are produced by the SFA Gardens staff members and volunteers.

This popular event benefits the SFA Mast Arboretum, Pineywoods Native Plant Center, Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, Gayla Mize Garden and educational programs hosted at the gardens. More than 15,000 students of all ages are reached on a yearly basis through SFA Gardens programs.
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Nelson Rusche College of Business to host third annual College to Career conference

SFA’s Nelson Rusche College of Business is hosting its third annual College to Career conference from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7.

Business executives from across the state will engage in career readiness panels, workshops and presentations throughout the day.

For more information, click here or contact Chelsea Heidbrink, academic adviser in the College of Business, at heidbrinc@sfasu.edu.

SFA partners with Lone Star College to offer bachelor’s, master’s degrees in northwest Houston

Nearly three years after discussions began, the first physical off-site branch of SFA has opened at Lone Star College’s University Center at Montgomery and, pending approval, will begin offering courses this fall.

Hosted through SFA’s College of Liberal and Applied Arts, two bachelor’s and one master’s degree will be offered through the partnership to individuals seeking to build on associates degrees, vocational or technical training programs, military training, and occupational licensure or certification, or to advance in any social work industry.
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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to hold budget development workshop tomorrow

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs will hold a budget development workshop for faculty and staff members from 9 to 10 a.m. tomorrow in the Ralph W. Steen Library Wyatt Room. Topics to be covered include creating and managing a budget, faculty member compensation, cost sharing, travel and more.

To RSVP for the workshop, contact Sherry Tucker, ORSP administrative assistant, at (936) 468-6606 or tuckers1@sfasu.edu.

Spring 2017 Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly accepting submissions

The spring 2017 Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly is accepting manuscript submissions focusing on global connections in undergraduate research endeavors.

The CUR is focusing on articles that report on the dynamic relationship between undergraduate research and the global community. Additionally, shorter vignettes (300 words) offering concrete, creative suggestions with regard to any aspect of how undergraduate research connects to faculty members and students across the globe are being accepted.

Submit a 300 to 500 word prospectus describing the focus of the proposed article or vignette online by today. Accepted authors will be notified by Friday, April 15.

Final articles will be 2,000 to 3,500 words in length. The final text for review and editing must be submitted by Wednesday, June 15.

To submit a manuscript or to register an account, click here.

East Texas Garage Sale scheduled for April 30

SFA’s Student Activities Association is hosting an East Texas Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 30, in the SFA Commuter Lot.

To reserve a spot, call SAA at (936) 468-1222.

Lumberjack Network e-newsletter available

The March issue of “Lumberjack Network,” a monthly e-newsletter distributed to more than 45,000 alumni and friends, is now available online. If you aren’t receiving the SFA e-newsletter, click here to subscribe.

Second Lumberjack Psychology Conference to be held Monday at SFA

Successful in its first year, the second Lumberjack Psychology Conference will be held Monday, April 4, and is aimed at showcasing undergraduate and graduate research and preparing students for the upcoming Southwestern Psychology Association conference.

Three SFA students received awards from the Psi Chi National Honor Society following last year’s SWPA conference in Kansas.
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SFA Planetarium to screen 'Endless Horizon' beginning tomorrow

The SFA Planetarium will screen the film “Endless Horizon” beginning at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The screenings will be every Friday through May 6.

The program details man’s explorations of Earth and the sea of space through which the planet travels. Read a synopsis of the film here. Admission is $2.

For more information, click here.

College of Sciences and Mathematics to host 96th annual mathematics conference

SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics will host the 96th annual Mathematical Association of America – Texas Section conference on campus this spring.

The annual meeting of MAA will take place today through Saturday, April 2. Faculty and staff members, students and the community, particularly K-12 teachers, are encouraged to attend.

Events of interest to teachers include a Math Circles gathering tomorrow that focuses on problem-solving.
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Caddo Conference, annual East Texas Archaeological Conference scheduled for April 1-2

The 58th Caddo Conference, combined with the 23rd annual East Texas Archaeological Conference, will be held tomorrow and Saturday, April 2, at Thomas J. Rusk Elementary School's Beall Gym.

The Washington Square Mound site is on much of TJR’s campus. There is a $20 registration fee. Friday presentations will feature Caddo archaeology in Texas and a presentation by Dr. John Hart, a student who completed his master's thesis on Washington Square ceramics in 1982.

Saturday presentations will focus on archaeology in Oklahoma and Arkansas, the report of the Caddo house being built at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site and various presentations by the Caddo. All are welcome to attend a dance by the Caddo around 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, contact Dr. George Avery, cultural heritage research coordinator in the Department of Anthropology, Geography and Sociology, at averyg@sfasu.edu.

Faculty Senate voting available until April 5

Voting for the SFA Faculty Senate will be available until noon Tuesday, April 5.

To locate your ballot, login to mySFA and select the “Faculty” tab. Next, scroll down to “Course Evaluations and Surveys” to find the ballot specific to your college. Clicking the link should launch the ballot, which will allow you to vote. Make sure to hit “Submit” when finished.

Office of International Programs to present Global Gateway to China

SFA's Office of International Programs will host the Global Gateway to China at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in the McGee Business Building, Room 133.

Chinese SFA students will discuss the country's culture and authentic Chinese food samples will be available after the presentation and informal discussion.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Office of International Programs at (936) 468-6631.

School of Human Sciences' first Research Week ends today

The School of Human Sciences' first Research Week, which recognizes the accomplishments of its students and faculty members, ends today. The Human Sciences Ambassadors are hosting the event.

For more information, contact Dr. Gina Fe Causin, assistant professor of human sciences, at causingf@sfasu.edu.

Campus Recreation

Summer pool-only memberships on sale April 20

Summer pool-only memberships are available to current SFA faculty, staff and Alumni Association members. Memberships will be available beginning Wednesday, April 20, and will be valid May 16 through August 21.

This membership is great for those who wish to use the outdoor pool and courtyard, but do not need a membership to the entire Recreation Center.

Click here for more information.


Jersey Bound: SFA selected for 2016 NCAA Bowling Championships

One year after notching a national runner-up showing, SFA's bowling team will return to the NCAA Bowling Championships Thursday, April 14, through Saturday, April 16, in North Brunswick, New Jersey. The Ladyjacks are one of eight teams that qualified for the 2016 Championships.

“We’re incredibly excited to be one of the eight teams selected to compete in this year’s NCAA championship,” said head coach Amber Lemke. “Last year was special being the first time we went, but now this year we have an experienced team. We’ve done everything we can to put ourselves in this position, so now our goal is to learn from last year and try and go even further.”
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Walkup repeats as Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention selection

SFA's men’s basketball senior Thomas Walkup was chosen as an Associated Press All-America honorable mention for the second-straight year.

From Pasadena, Texas, Walkup is the first player in SFA’s NCAA Division I history and the third ’Jack overall to capture All-America honors in back-to-back seasons along with former SFA greats James Silas (1970-71) and Pete Harris (1972-73).
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SFA baseball falls 12-4 to Wichita State University

SFA’s baseball team fell to the Wichita State University Shockers, 12-4, in the finale of a two-game, non-conference series Wednesday at Eck Stadium.

Now at the end of its five-game road trip, SFA's record stands at 12-14 as the ’Jacks prepare to welcome Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi for a three-game Southland Conference series beginning at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Jaycees Field.
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Fine Arts

Goodall to perform final concert with Stone Fort Wind Quintet tonight

The Stone Fort Wind Quintet at SFA will perform this semester’s final Cole Performing Arts Series concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

A highlight of the concert will be the quintet’s performance of "Variations sur un theme libre" by popular French composer Eugene Bozza and featuring Dr. John W. Goodall in his last performance with the Stone Fort Wind Quintet. Goodall, professor of oboe in the SFA School of Music and associate dean of the College of Fine Arts, has announced his retirement at the end of the academic year, effective Aug. 31. He is a founding member of the group and has performed with the quintet for more than 30 years.
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SFA film series to feature documentary about Texas National juror tomorrow

SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “Shadow of the House” at 7 p.m. tomorrow in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Filmed over seven years, “Shadow of the House” is an intimate portrait of photographer Abelardo Morell, revealing the mystery and method of his artistic process.
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