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This Week's Calendar

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

SFA Baseball vs. Central Arkansas
Jaycees Field
4 p.m.

Saturday, March 7
SFA Baseball vs. Central Arkansas
Jaycees Field
First game: noon; Second game: 30 minutes after end of first game.

SFA Baseball vs. Central Arkansas
Jaycees Field
1 p.m.

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

Tuesday, March 10
SFA Baseball at the University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11
SFA Baseball at the University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
3 p.m.




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SFA launches initiative to attract women to STEM-related majors

Courtesy of KTRE news

There's a mission at SFA to increase college enrollment of women who want to pursue STEM-related careers.

The initiative to raise scholarship money and awareness was launched Thursday with a style show and luncheon. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
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News & Announcements

"Purple Out" set for Saturday's basketball games

SFA's Student Activities Association is encouraging all students, staff and faculty members and attendees to wear purple to Saturday's Ladyjack and Lumberjack showdowns against the Sam Houston State University Bearkats.

If you don't have a purple shirt, don't worry, free T-shirts will be available at 6 p.m. before the men's game.

The Ladyjacks tip off at 4 p.m. and the Lumberjacks play at 6:30 p.m.

Food pantry grand opening

The SFA Student Government Association and Hunger Jacks, along with the Office of Academic Affairs, hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for the new Food for Thought campus food pantry, located in the Baker Pattillo Student Center on SFA's campus. The pantry will serve as a resource to help alleviate food insecurity among SFA students. Pictured (from left) are Marquice Hobbs, SFA student body president; Roger Van Horn, Nacogdoches mayor; Dr. Miranda Terry, assistant professor of health science at SFA; Dr. Steve Westbrook, vice president for university affairs at SFA; Brittany Hearnsberger, SFA student; John Anderson, Aramark district manager; Dr. Adam Peck, dean of student affairs at SFA; and James Burns, SFA student.

SFA's ninth annual Leadership and Service Awards

Omicron Delta Kappa is proud to host the ninth annual Leadership and Service Awards Tuesday, April 21.

This is an evening purposefully coordinated to recognize SFA students and student organizations for their outstanding leadership and service, as well as award some of SFA's brightest, with the university's top honors.

If you know of a deserving student or student organization, please nominate them for one of the many honors, including Top 23 Freshmen, Student Employee of the Year, Baker Pattillo Student of the Year, Service Organization of the Year, and so many more.

For a complete list of awards and nomination forms click here.

SFA Wellness Fair set for Wednesday, March 11

Learn how to embody total wellness from SFA campus partners and local businesses at the SFA Wellness Fair! This year's Wellness Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Services offered for free are:

• Health screenings
• Fitness assessments
• Resources and educational materials
• Refreshments
• Giveaways

For more information, please contact Kate Houlik, fitness and wellness coordinator at SFA, at HoulikKA@sfasu.edu.

Global Gateway to Grenada presentation sponsored by the Office of International Programs

Join the Office of International Programs and students from Grenada for a presentation on Grenadian culture at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the McGee Business Building, Room 133.

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

Deadline approaching for The BIG Event job requests

Job site requests for SFA's 2015 The BIG Event are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 13.

All services are provided at no cost to the requesting party and this year, SFA faculty and staff members are eligible as well! The BIG Event is scheduled for Saturday, April 11. The event is SFA's one big day of thanks through service to the Nacogdoches community.

Job request forms are available here.

Food festival planned for March 9

The SFA International Student Association will host a food festival from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, in the Yellow House Christian Student Center on East College. The lunch will feature food from many different countries prepared by SFA international students.

Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased in the International Office, Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 402.

Discounted theme park tickets now available

Discounted tickets for Six Flags Over Texas Arlington are now being sold at the Student Center Information Desk in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Ticket prices are:
One Day Pass: $47
Season Pass: $74
Hurricane Harbor: $29
Operating hours for the information desk are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Ring week begins Monday, March 9

SFA's Spring Ring Week starts Monday, March 9, and runs through Wednesday, March 11.

Each day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Balfour representatives will be in the SFA Tracie D. Pearman Alumni office for assistance with purchasing rings.

All students with 60 or more hours, alumni and friends are welcome to purchase their official SFA ring to participate in the spring 2015 Big Dip scheduled for 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, May 1.


Ladyjacks win 2014-15 SLC title outright

The SFA Ladyjacks will not have to share the 2014-15 Southland Conference title after the team defeated Northwestern State University 56-45 on Thursday night in SFA's William R. Johnson Coliseum, clinching the program's 17th league championship outright.

The Ladyjacks, who secured a share of the crown last Saturday at Houston Baptist University, have won back-to-back championships for the first time since 2001-02. The outright feat is the first for the program since 2006.
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SFA routs Demons, 92-66; claim share of SLC title

Paced by double-doubles from both Thomas Walkup and Jacob Parker, the SFA Lumberjacks throttled the Northwestern State University Demons 92-66 at SFA's William R. Johnson Coliseum Thursday night. The victory clinched at least a share of the 2014-15 Southland Conference regular season title for the 'Jacks.

"It's an amazing accomplishment," said head coach Brad Underwood. "To win three-straight titles in a league that has the quality of players and coaches this conference has speaks volumes about this team and the players that have come through here."
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SFA baseball's weekend series altered

Expected inclement weather and cold temperatures have forced a change to SFA baseball's Southland Conference-opening weekend series against the University of Central Arkansas at Jaycees Field in Nacogdoches.

The first pitch for game one against the Bears has been moved up to 4 p.m. today due to temperatures expected to plummet into the low 20s after nightfall. The Lumberjacks and Bears will now play a Saturday doubleheader to close out the series. Saturday's first game is scheduled for noon with the second to follow 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.

Stay tuned to @SFA_Baseball and SFAJacks.com for all the lastest updates regarding possible schedule changes and in-game updates throughout the weekend.

Final 'Cram the Coliseum' game set for tomorrow

SFA men’s and women’s basketball will host Sam Houston State University Saturday, March 7, for the final home game of the season.

Cram the Coliseum II will be at 4 p.m. (Ladyjacks) and 6:30 p.m. (Lumberjacks). The match-up versus the Bearkats will be the Student Activities Association's "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 the largest student organization at the games.

The games will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

Fans can print tickets online, or contact the SFA Athletics Marketing office at (936) 468-1259 for more information.

Fine Arts

Time running out to see "The Importance of Being Earnest"

SFA theater students Keenan Chiasson and Jason Trevino perform before Thursday’s matinee crowd in Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” presented by the SFA School of Theatre.

Patrons have only two more opportunities to see Wilde’s popular comedy of manners with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Call (936) 468-6407 or visit theatre.sfasu.edu for tickets or more information. The production is sponsored in part by Tipton Ford Lincoln.

SFA to screen 'The Art of the Steal'

The SFA School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "The Art of the Steal" at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

"The Art of the Steal," directed by Don Argott, follows the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes' $25 billion collection of modern and post-impressionist art.
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Concert to feature music of virtuosic composers Liszt, Granados, Louie

Canadian pianist Janice Fehlauer will perform a guest solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in SFA's Cole Concert Hall as part of the School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.

"The Pianist as a Rock Star" features virtuosic composers for the piano and highlights the music of such greats as Franz Liszt, Enrique Granados and Alexina Louie.

"Often referred to as the greatest pianist that ever lived, Liszt was a legend in his time, the 19th century equivalent of a rock star," Fehlauer said.
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SFA Faculty Trio to perform music for clarinet, violin, piano

The SFA Faculty Trio will present an afternoon of chamber music for clarinet, violin and piano when the ensemble performs at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, in SFA's Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The trio features SFA School of Music faculty members Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Geneva Fung, piano; and Jennifer Dalmas, violin. In addition to performing short works for clarinet/piano and violin/piano by Leonard Bernstein and Johannes Brahms, the musicians will perform Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Op.157b, which Dalmas described as "a delightful piece, fusing jazz and sometimes Latin elements of music in the contrasting movements."

The trio will perform Aram Khachaturian's Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, which is an early work, but carries the composer's distinct compositional voice, Dalmas said.
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'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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