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Tuesday, March 8
Women's golf at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley Invitational
McAllen, Texas

Men's baseball vs. Dallas Baptist University
3 p.m.
Dallas

Wednesday, March 9
Women's golf at the University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley Invitational
McAllen, Texas

SFA softball vs. Louisiana Tech University
3 p.m.
SFA Softball Field

Friday, March 11
Women's basketball Southland Conference Tournament
1:30 p.m.
Katy

Men's baseball vs. Central Arkansas
6 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas

Men's basketball Southland Conference Tournament
5 p.m.
Katy

Men's golf at Border Olympics
TBA
Laredo

NCAA Track and Field Indoor Championships
TBA
Birmingham, Alabama


SFA softball vs. Nicholls State University
3 p.m.
SFA Softball Field

Saturday, March 12
Beginning of spring holidays


Men's basketball Southland Conference Tournament
8:30 p.m.
Katy

Men's golf at Border Olympics
TBA
Laredo

NCAA Track and Field Indoor Championships
TBA
Birmingham, Alabama

SFA softball vs. Nicholls State University
1 p.m.
SFA Softball Field

SFA tennis at Abilene Christian University
1 p.m.
Abilene


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U.S., Texas flags lowered in memory of former first lady Nancy Reagan

Both the United States and Texas flags were lowered to half-staff Monday by an order from United States President Barack Obama and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in honor of former first lady Nancy Reagan.

The flags should remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday, the day of Reagan’s interment.

News & Announcements

Faculty members to be recognized for years of service, retirement

The Faculty Recognition Luncheon will begin at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. A reception at 11:45 a.m. will precede the luncheon. This annual event recognizes faculty members who are completing 10, 20, 30, 40 or 50 years of service at SFA as well as faculty members who have announced their retirement.

Formal invitations will be delivered soon and require an RSVP. Click here to review the list of honorees. Notify Dr. Bob Szafran, regents professor, at (936) 468-2009 or rszafran@sfasu.edu of errors or omissions.

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 300-500 word prospectus describing the focus of the proposed article or vignette online by March 31. Accepted authors will be notified by 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 June 15.

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

Council on Undergraduate Research e-newsletter available

The Council on Undergraduate Research provides a variety of opportunities for faculty members and students. View the latest e-newsletter here.

SFA's Society of Physics Students awarded Distinguished SPS Chapter for 2014-15

The Society of Physics Students at SFA has been awarded the Distinguished SPS Chapter for 2014-15 by the SPS National Council. This recognition will be printed in an upcoming issue of the SPS Observer.

SPS at SFA has been active since the 1970s. The club is a support organization that serves the department, university and public. SPS activities include public-viewing sessions at the SFA Observatory, physics olympics and physics magic shows for local schools. During the past 18 years, SFA's SPS has won 15 National Outstanding Chapter awards. Each semester students attend SPS meetings held in conjunction with the Texas Sections of the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Physical Society.

For more information, call Ali Piran, SPS adviser, at (936) 468-3001.

Omicron Delta Kappa accepting nominations for SFA's Leadership and Service Awards

Omicron Delta Kappa is accepting nominations for SFA's annual Leadership and Service Awards, which are for individual students as well as organizations.

Awards will be presented Thursday, April 14, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

To review a full list of awards and past recipients, and to submit nominations, click here. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 11.

For more information, contact Molly Moody, assistant director of student engagement, leadership and service, at (936) 468-1088 or moodymk@sfasu.edu.

Students to host Safe Spring Break event tomorrow

SFA will host a Safe Spring Break event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Courtyard on the SFA campus.

Cyndra Krogen-Morton, an SFA lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, and students in her senior seminar class are coordinating the event. This year's theme is 'Jacks Play it Safe, SFASB2K16.

"This project gives students the opportunity to learn, develop and apply skills health educators need such as identifying community resources, organizing event logistics, marketing and implementing health-related education, and crafting effective messages for a specific population," Krogen-Morton said.
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Athletics


Walkup repeats as Southland Conference Player of the Year, Underwood again named Coach of the Year

SFA men's basketball senior Thomas Walkup repeated as the Southland Conference Player of the Year and the Lumberjacks' head coach Brad Underwood made league history by claiming his third-straight SLC Coach of the Year award.

Walkup also carved out spots for himself on the All-SLC First Team and the league's All-Defensive Team and is one of four Lumberjacks who collected SLC honors. Senior Demetrious Floyd earned a spot on the All-SLC Second Team, and senior Clide Geffrard was named to the All-SLC Third Team. Senior Trey Pinkney was one of five individuals who comprised the league's All-Defensive Team and also was named an All-SLC Honorable Mention.
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Ladyjacks tied for sixth after first round at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Invitational

SFA posted a 48-over 332 during the opening 18 holes of the 2016 University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley Invitational and is tied for sixth among the 11-team field.

Battling strong winds throughout the day, SFA closed out the opening day tied with rival Sam Houston State University for sixth overall, sitting three shots back of host UT-Rio Grande Valley over the par-71, 5,880-yard course.
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SFA heads to Dallas Baptist University for tilt against No. 25-ranked Patriots

The SFA baseball team will travel to Dallas today to take on its third nationally ranked team of 2016—the No. 25-ranked Dallas Baptist University Patriots.

The ’Jacks will cross paths with DBU at 3 p.m. at Horner Ballpark. This game marks the first meeting between the two programs since 2014.
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Fine Arts

Voice faculty member Dr. Chris Turner to present recital tonight

Dr. Chris Turner, assistant professor of voice at SFA, will present a faculty recital at 6 p.m. tonight in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Turner, a baritone, will perform the music of George Friedrich Handel, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Henri Duparc and Aaron Copland.

A native of Pascagoula, Mississippi, Turner received his bachelor's and master's degrees in church music and vocal performance, double majoring at the undergraduate level, from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. He served as minister of music at several prominent churches for 20-plus years, including First Baptist, Natchez, Mississippi, and First Baptist, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While in Baton Rouge, he began doctoral studies at Louisiana State University under the guidance of Robert Grayson, formerly a tenor at the New York City opera, graduating with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in voice performance and a minor in vocal pedagogy. Turner did post-doctoral study in vocal pedagogy at the Eastman School of Music.
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Concert to feature program based on works of female composers, poets

SFA's Choral Union and Women's Choir will present "In Praise of Women" when the ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building.

The concert program is based on works by female composers and poets, and on female centered themes, according to Dr. Tod W. Fish, assistant professor and associate director of choral activities in the SFA School of Music.

"Female composers are grossly under-performed, in particular, those from earlier time periods," Fish said. "This concert will display the works of female composers and poets from five different historical periods."
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Silver Keys Trio to perform music of Hovatter, Schachter, Williamson

The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Silver Keys Trio in a recital at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

The trio includes faculty members Dr. Christina Guenther, flute, and Dr. Geneva Fung, piano, along with bassoonist Dr. Susan Nelson, a former SFA faculty member who is now assistant professor of bassoon at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

Working together at SFA from 2010-2012 led to a fast friendship and many musical collaborations among these musicians, and the trio has been performing together ever since, according to Guenther.
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