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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.

Friday, March 10
Baseball vs. University of Arkansas at Little Rock
6:30 p.m.

Men's Golf at Border Olympics
All Day

Softball at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
1 p.m.
Corpus Christi

Softball at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
3 p.m.
Corpus Christi

Track and field at NCAA Indoor Championships
All Day
College Station

Women's basketball at Southland Conference Tournament
1:30 p.m.




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News & Announcements

Flags lowered in honor of Chief Justice Jack Pope

The Texas and U.S. flags will be lowered to half-staff today 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 tomorrow.

Librarian’s National Endowment for the Humanities grant recognized again

The National Endowment for the Humanities has once again recognized an NEH grant awarded to Kyle Ainsworth, special collections librarian at SFA’s Steen Library, by including the grant in NEH’s 50 States of Preservation series.

The series highlights former preservation assistance grants for smaller institutions awarded to libraries and archives across the U.S.
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SFA to host 2017 Southern Forestry Conclave beginning March 17

SFA will host the 60th annual Southern Forestry Conclave from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 17, and from 8 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Durango's Canyon in Mt. Enterprise.

The conclave consists of 14 physical and eight technical or academic-based events. The physical events are founded upon historical logging activities.

The event, sponsored by STIHL, is free and open to the public.

For more information, click here.

Rusche College of Business to host fourth College to Career Conference

SFA’s Rusche College of Business will host its fourth College to Career Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in the McGee Business Building on campus.

C2C, a professional development event, will feature sessions throughout the day with speakers from across the state representing companies such as Kohls, Wells Fargo, Wintrust Commercial Finance, Pilgrim’s Pride, Austin Bank and more.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about this event.
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Faculty members to host teach-in tomorrow 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. tomorrow 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.


Women's golf team sits sixth after day one in McAllen

After a sluggish opening round, SFA’s women’s golf team responded with a much-improved second round to move into sixth place among the 13-team field at the 2017 University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Invitational at the McAllen Country Club in McAllen.

The Ladyjacks are currently 66-over 634 after 36 holes, remaining well within striking distance of a top-five finish. Playing in their first tournament in three weeks, the Ladyjacks struggled in the morning round, registering a 41-over 325 and tying for seventh. SFA senior Jessie White was the lone Ladyjack to register a round in the 70s shooting an 8-over 79, followed by a 10-over 81 from freshman Haleigh Jordan and an 11-over 82 from senior Ann Holcomb.
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Nacogdoches ranked among top 30 college basketball cities in America

In a list published Monday by WalletHub.com, Nacogdoches ranked as the 28th-best city for college basketball in the U.S., beating out cities such as Salt Lake City; Blacksburg, Virginia; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Austin.

The ranking site used metrics from seven categories, including the number of NCAA Division I teams in a city, team performance level, number of regular season championships, minimum season ticket prices, fan engagement and stadium capacity. WalletHub compared 291 cities across the country and graded each metric on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for college basketball fans.
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Baseball to compete in four home games against Grambling State University

Following a three-game series in Pullman, Washington, against Pac-12 opponent Washington State University that yielded no wins, SFA's baseball team will return home for its next four contests.

The first game begins at 6 p.m. tonight when SFA battles Grambling State University at Jaycees Field. The 10th all-time meeting between the Lumberjacks and Tigers will be broadcast on the SFA Athletics Facebook through the Facebook Live video service.
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Fine Arts

Choral Union, Women’s Choir to perform ‘Americana’ program tonight

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. tonight 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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Children's series to present 'The Little Mermaid' tonight

The Children's Performing Arts Series at SFA will present two performances of "The Little Mermaid" tonight 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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