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This Week's Calendar

Tuesday, March 4
Conscious Speaker Series: Dr. Dianne Dentice
BPSC Tiered Classroom

SFA Baseball
vs. Arkansas-Little Rock

Wednesday, March 5
Global Gateway to South Korea
2 p.m.
Wyatt Room
Steen Library

Thursday, March 6
Faculty Senate Coffee and Donuts
9-11 a.m.
McKibben, Room 252

Men's Basketball
vs. Oral Roberts
8 p.m.

Quick statistics in the classroom
2 p.m.
Steen Library, Infolab 2

Women's Basketball
vs. Oral Roberts
6 p.m.

Friday, March 7
SFA Baseball
at Wichita State
Wichita, Kan.
3 p.m.

SFA Bowling
at Music City Classic
Smyrna, Tenn.

SFA Tennis
at Louisiana–Lafayette
2 p.m.
Lafayette, La.




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News & Announcements

Faculty Senate to host adjunct faculty dialogue over coffee and donuts

Join Dr. David McKemy and Dr. Gregory Smith, from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, in McKibben Education Building, Room 252. All adjunct and part-time faculty members are invited and encouraged to voice their concerns to the Senate.

The SFA Faculty Senate hosts a series of coffee and donut mornings throughout the semester. The event is held the first Thursday of each month during the semester.

Quick statistics in the classroom

Dr. Heather Olson-Beal and Dr. Norm Markworth will present a seminar on how to use Poll Everywhere and Clicker in your classroom at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in Infolab 2 in the Steen Library.

Have you ever wondered what students were thinking during class? Would you like to have an immediate statistic to see if the students understand the lecture/topic? This will be a hands-on seminar that addresses text message-based polling and student and audience response system technology.

Nominations for Student Employee of the Year

The deadline to nominate your student worker for Student Employee of the Year is March 28. For more information, click here.

Join the celebration for this year’s Student Employment Appreciation Week, April 13-19! The observance of this week provides an opportunity for employers to recognize the many valuable contributions student employees make to the SFA campus, and to emphasize the benefits of the student employment program to our students.
View a list of ideas for showing your appreciation to your student employees here.

SFA Planetarium show: Mars Quest

The SFA Planetarium will be running a new show titled “Mars Quest”, at 7 p.m. Fridays at  from March 21 through April 11.

For a synopsis of the show, click here.

For more information about the planetarium, click here.

Contributions of American Women with Dr. Dianne Dentice

In honor of women's history month, the Office of Multicultural Affairs invites you to have a conversation about the many contributions that American women have made to education, politics and the economy. The event will take place at noon March 4 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Tiered Classroom.

Dentice, associate professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, will discuss some of the barriers women have faced along with the many victories they have achieved. U.S. women continue to play a significant role in shaping American social policies through grassroots activism, election to public office and creation of public awareness of women's healthcare and workplace issues.

Global Gateway to South Korea presentation

Join the Office of International Programs for a presentation on Korean culture given by students from South Korea. The event will take place at 2 p.m. March 5 in the Wyatt Room of the Steen Library.

Authentic Korean food samples will be served. An informal discussion and a question-and-answer period will follow the presentation. For more information, please contact the Office of International Programs at (936) 468-6631. Everyone is welcome! 

Campus Recreation

Wellness Walking Tour

Tuesday, March 4

5:15 to 6 p.m.

The tour will start in the Rec Center Lounge located near the front desk, and stop by all dining locations along the 1 mile campus tour.

Put on your sneakers and join SFA Dining and Campus Rec for a wellness tour of campus.  The tour will include information on wellness services available through Campus Rec and SFA Dining, as well as tips and tricks on how to be active and eat well in the dining halls and retail throughout campus. To join us for the tour, please RSVP to Jessica Waguespack at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu.

Get Your Splash On Outdoor Pool Opening

Wednesday, March 5

3 to 6 p.m. in the Rec Outdoor Pool and Courtyard

Join us for the spring opening of the outdoor pool! Celebrate with Campus Rec and SAA at our Hawaiian celebration with fun games as well as a dive-in movie and a cornhole (bags) doubles and washers tournament in the Courtyard.

Soak up some sun and enjoy an afternoon out on the pool deck with Campus Rec and SAA!

Health and Wellness Fair

Wednesday, March 5

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Twilight Ballroom

SFA observes seven dimensions of wellness: intellectual, environmental, socio-cultural, spiritual, physical, emotional, and career-financial. Learn how you can embody total wellness by visiting with vendors from all over the wellness spectrum. For more information, please contact Kate Bridges at (936) 468-5835.


SFA's game with UALR canceled

Due to inclement weather and bad travel conditions, the SFA Lumberjack baseball team has canceled its Tuesday night game with Arkansas-Little Rock.

SFA will be back in action on Friday, March 7, when the ’Jacks head to Wichita State for a three-games series.

Baseball sweeps Saturday doubleheader

SFA recorded its first series victory of the season as the ’Jacks took a pair of games from UT-Martin Saturday afternoon at Jaycees Field. The ’Jacks rallied to score six times in the eighth inning to notch the 10-6 victory in game one, followed by a 1-0 decision in the seven-inning second game of the doubleheader.

With the victories, SFA improves to 6-5 on the season while UT-Martin falls to 1-10.

SFA once again struck quickly in the opening game of the doubleheader as a double by Mackenzie Handel drove in Ricardo Sanchez, giving SFA the early 1-0 lead.

UT-Martin responded in the top of the fourth to knot the game at 1-1, to which the ’Jacks answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning. SFA loaded the bases with no outs before Conner Fikes drove in a run off a single, followed by a sacrifice fly by Sanchez to score Zach Marberry, giving the ’Jacks the 3-1 lead.

Following a Skyhawk run in the top of the fifth, Fikes drove in his second run of the game off a sacrifice fly to score Marberry for the second time as the ’Jacks maintained a two-run lead at 4-2.
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Ladyjacks cruise past Lady Lions

Heading into Saturday’s contest, junior center Porsha Roberts had only missed two shots in her career against Southeastern Louisiana. That number increased by only one as she and the SFA Ladyjacks rolled to a 92-79 victory. It was the first time since Feb. 29, 2011, the Ladyjacks scored 90 or more points against a conference opponent.

Roberts was 9-of-10 from the field and scored 18 points while pulling down nine rebounds and swatting three blocks.

Tierany Henderson got hot for the Ladyjacks beyond the arc, hitting on 5-of-10 from deep to score 15 points. Kali Jerrell, Brentney Branch and Antionette Carter joined them in double digits with 15, 12 and 12 points, respectively.

SFA shot an impressive 56.5 percent from the field and tallied 23 assists on 35 makes for an efficient game on offense. It marked the fifth time in nine games the Ladyjacks have hit at least half their shots.
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SFA closes SLC road slate unscathed

Senior Desmond Haymon became the SFA men's basketball team's all-time winningest player in the Division I era, in a 75-62 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday evening in University Center.

With the win, SFA (27-2, 16-0 SLC) closed its Southland Conference road slate undefeated at 9-0, the first time the ’Jacks have done so in the Division I era. SFA also became the first SLC team to reach 27 wins in the regular season, tying the program's most in the Division I era, with two games remaining before the conference tournament. The 'Jacks had 26 regular season wins in 2012-13.

Before SFA's win over the Lions (11-16, 6-10 SLC), the last conference team that was truly recognized for going undefeated on the road was Arkansas State in 1966-67 when it was 8-0 SLC and 4-0 on road. In 1972-73, Louisiana-Lafayette finished 6-0 (12-0 SLC), but all wins were later forfeited due to NCAA sanctions. Louisiana Tech is listed as 8-0 in league play in 1971-72, but it technically was 6-2 in conference and 3-1 on the road. It was later awarded two league wins (one road win) when ULL forfeited all eight league games that season.
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Fine Arts

SFA's Choral Union and Women's Choir to perform 'Mass Hysteria'

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Choral Union and Women's Choir performing "Mass Hysteria" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The title of the concert was chosen because the ensembles will perform three Mass settings by Gabriel Faure, Emma-Lou Diemer and Franz Schubert, and a Sanctus from Leonard Bernstein's Mass, according to Tod Fish, visiting assistant professor and director of the Choral Union and Women's Choir.

Members of the SFA School of Music voice faculty, including Debbie Berry, Scott LaGraff, and Jamie Dahman, will be soloists for the Schubert Mass No. 2 in G Major performance.

"This is a youthful work of Schubert," Fish said. "He composed it at the age of 18. It is an accessible work that is composed for syllabic chorus, string orchestra and soloists. It is a wonderful opportunity to display collaboration between the choral, voice and string faculty."

Sanctus from Mass will showcase a small portion of Bernstein's large multi-media work entitled Mass, Fish explained.

"This is going to serve as an upbeat closer for the concert," he said. "It gives us the opportunity to combine the Women's Chorus and Choral Union, as well as show off our wonderful accompanists for both choirs, Dr. Geneva Fung and Michelle Ribeiro."
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SFA to screen 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams' documentary

The SFA School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

"Cave of Forgotten Dreams" by Werner Herzog documents the oldest cave paintings known created by human hands. More than 30,000 years old, they are almost twice as old as any other discovery of its kind, according to information at www.yidio.com/Cave-Of-Forgotten-Dreams.

Located in southern France, the Chauvet Cave is near the natural Pont d'Arc bridge. In addition to the footage filmed inside the cave and at the Pont d'Arc bridge, the film also includes interviews with historians and scientists.

The general public is not allowed to enter the cave in the interest of preservation, and to film the documentary, director Herzog had to obtain special permission from the French Minister of Culture. Even with permission, the crew faced dangerous conditions and heavy restrictions. Herzog's team of four, which included himself working the lights, were only permitted a total of 24 total hours of filming broken up into six four-hour sessions.
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