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Monday, March 6
Women's golf at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Invitational
All Day

Tuesday, March 7
Baseball vs. Grambling State University
6 p.m.

Women's golf at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Invitational
All Day

Wednesday, March 8
Softball at Texas Southern University
4 p.m.

Thursday, March 9
Men's basketball at Southland Conference Tournament
7:30 p.m.




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News & Announcements

Flags lowered through tomorrow in honor of Chief Justice Jack Pope

The Texas and U.S. flags will be lowered to half-staff through tomorrow in honor of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Andrew Jackson “Jack” Pope Jr. as directed by Gov. Greg Abbott.

Flags will return to full-staff Wednesday, March 8.

Office of Student Financial Assistance presents two scholarships

Financial Aid Awareness Day was held on campus Feb. 21. Staff members from SFA’s Office of Student Financial Assistance gathered in the Baker Pattillo Student Center to hand out important financial literacy information and answer questions regarding financial aid. Volunteers also handed out goodie bags and assorted prizes. 

More than 600 students stopped by the booth, 575 of which entered into a drawing for two $500 scholarships. Scholarship winners, SFA students Sarah Robinson and Halea Mosby, were recognized Thursday in the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Photograph by Pine Log photographer Ronnie Chapman.

Faculty members to host teach-in Wednesday in honor of International Women’s Day

A group of SFA faculty members will host a teach-in from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, in the Steen Library, Wyatt Room, in honor of International Women’s Day. The event is being held in lieu of the nationwide general strike that's scheduled to occur that day, also known as "Day Without a Woman."

The teach-in will comprise 30-minute segments throughout the day and will be led by faculty and staff members who will present on women and women’s issues within their discipline. The teach-ins are meant to be practical and action-focused.

A postcard writing party will follow from 6 to 8 p.m. where attendees may write postcards to local, state and federal legislators about issues that are important to them.

The event is free and open to the public. An ID swipe will be available to track student attendance if faculty members are interested.

To view a full schedule for the day, click here. For more information, contact Dr. Heather Olson Beal, associate professor in SFA’s College of Education, at (936) 468-1676.

Undergraduate Research Conference to take place April 18

SFA’s Office of Academic Affairs and School of Honors are pleased to announce the 2017 Undergraduate Research Conference top scholars and finalists.

Faculty and staff members are invited to join in celebrating these students and their mentors at the Undergraduate Research Conference at 4 p.m. April 18 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Top scholar presentations will be held in the student center theater followed by finalists' poster presentations in the Twilight Ballroom. Food will be served.

Campus Recreation

Spring pool memberships now on sale

For the first time, SFA’s Student Recreation Center is offering spring pool memberships. These memberships would work well for those who would like to use the center's outdoor pool and courtyard without buying a full-facility membership. Courtyard amenities include sand volleyball courts, basketball courts and horseshoe pits.

Individuals seeking membership must be current faculty and staff members, SFA students not enrolled during the current semester or members of SFA’s Alumni Association. Family members are designated as those living in the same household.

For more information, click here or stop by the center's administrative office to purchase a membership in-person.


Lumberjacks secure third seed in conference tournament with 64-56 defeat

With a fifth-straight Southland Conference title out of the question, SFA’s men’s basketball team shifted its agenda Saturday in Johnson Coliseum to claiming the best possible seed for the upcoming Southland Conference Tournament. SFA seniors Dallas Cameron and CJ Williams also were honored Saturday during senior night.

By using a hard-nosed defense coupled with a big-time rebounding edge and a complete team effort, the Lumberjacks were able to achieve a 64-56 win over Sam Houston State University.
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Baseball drops both games in doubleheader against Washington State University

SFA’s baseball team held leads in both games of its non-conference doubleheader at Washington State University, but the Cougars battled back each time, handing the Lumberjacks a pair of losses Sunday at Bailey-Brayton Field in Pullman, Washington.

One successful inning by the Lumberjacks’ offense was not enough to counter a set of Washington State hitters that put up runs in six frames.
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Tennis suffers 6-1 loss at Lamar University

SFA’s tennis team endured a difficult start in its opening week of Southland Conference play Saturday when the Ladyjacks dropped a 6-1 decision at Lamar University in Beaumont.

SFA freshman Darinka Tiboldi secured SFA’s only singles win of the match while sophomore Lauren Hidalgo-Smith and senior Denise Maxl each forced a third set.
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Softball tallies two homers, falls to University of Oregon, 8-2

SFA’s softball team completed its time in Missouri with a mid-morning game Sunday against the undefeated No. 4 University of Oregon at the Mizzou Softball Stadium in Columbia, Missouri. Oregon quickly put up five runs in the first two innings, but SFA’s two solo homers saved the Ladyjacks from the five-inning run rule.

SFA junior Taylor Fraccastoro led the day going 2-for-3 at the plate and tallied one run and one RBI from her solo homer in the fifth inning. Senior Brittany Lewis also scored a solo homer in the sixth. Lewis was 1-for-3 on the day with one run and one RBI. Despite hitting efforts, the Ladyjacks fell to Oregon, 8-2.
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Women’s golf to compete in University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Invitational

After a nearly month-long hiatus, SFA’s women’s golf team will begin a busy March by heading south for the 2017 University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Invitational slated for today and tomorrow at the McAllen Country Club in McAllen.

The invitation is a 54-hole event with 36 holes played today and 18 played tomorrow. The event will include a par-71 course measuring 5,914 yards. The teams will begin each round with a shotgun start.
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Fine Arts

Children's series to present 'The Little Mermaid' tomorrow

The Children's Performing Arts Series at SFA will present two performances of "The Little Mermaid" tomorrow in Turner Auditorium on campus.

The classic tale of the Little Mermaid is brought to the stage in a brand new production by the internationally acclaimed Panto Company. Following sell-out tours of China and the U.K., the Panto Company brings its award-winning adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's story to the U.S. and Turner stage, according to Diane J. Peterson, Fine Arts Box Office manager and director of the series.

To order tickets, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Visit the CPAS website for additional information.
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Orchestra concert to premiere student’s composition tonight

The Orchestra of the Pines at SFA will present the program “With a Stroke of a Pen” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The concert, which will feature the world premiere of “Fantasy: Beyond the Forest” by SFA music competition student Kyle Henkel of Argyle, Texas, includes a program of music in which each piece tells a story of suspect and mystery, according to Dr. Gene H. Moon, director of orchestras at SFA. Henkel is the winner of this year’s composition competition in SFA's School of Music.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS or click here.
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Choral Union, Women’s Choir to perform ‘Americana’ program tomorrow

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Choral Union and Women’s Choir in concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The choirs will perform the program “Americana” highlighting works by American composers. An array of American styles, such as jazz, spirituals, Broadway and folk songs will be featured, according to Dr. Tod Fish, associate director of choral activities at SFA and the choirs’ director.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or click here.
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Spring break is next week, and if you’re looking to do some out-of-state traveling, it helps to know where you can stop to get a great breakfast.

Click here for a list of the best breakfast spots in each state.

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