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Friday, April 13
Baseball at Sam Houston State University
6:30 p.m.
Huntsville

SFA Planetarium
"Ocean of Space"

7 p.m.
Math Building planetarium

Softball at Houston Baptist University
1 and 3 p.m.
Houston

Tennis at Harding University
1 p.m.
Searcy, Arkansas

Track and field at two-day Longhorn Invitational
Austin

Saturday, April 14
Baseball at Sam Houston State University
3 p.m.
Huntsville

Soccer vs. Rice University
3 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Softball at Houston Baptist University
Noon
Houston

Sunday, April 15
Baseball at Sam Houston State University
1 p.m.
Huntsville

Tennis at University of Central Arkansas
Noon
Conway, Arkansas

Monday, April 16
Women's golf at three-day Southland Conference Championship
Montgomery, Texas


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Dr. Joyce Johnston

Director of multidisciplinary degrees

Johnston is one of two recipients for the Texas American Board of Trial Advocates 2018 Champion of Civil Justice award. Johnston received the award on behalf of her work with SFA’s Pre-Law Academy, which she has overseen since 2003.

Judge Kerry Russell and Randi Russell, civil chief in the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Texas, nominated Johnston for the award.

The Pre-Law Academy is an innovative summer program that introduces high school students currently in their sophomore, junior or senior year to the exciting opportunities associated with a career in law.

News & Announcements

Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Amanda McWhirt today

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. today in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Dr. Amanda McWhirt, assistant horticulture professor at the University of Arkansas, will present “I Have a Thorny Issue to Discuss: Blackberry Basics.”

For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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SFA partners with GETCAP to celebrate National Week of the Young Child

SFA’s Early Childhood Laboratory, in partnership with the Greater East Texas Community Action Program’s Head Start Program, invites the community to participate in the Week of the Young Child, which will be observed Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 20, in Nacogdoches County.

The annual Family Fun Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Festival Park in downtown Nacogdoches. This free event will include many fun-filled activities for children and families to do together.
 
During the week, all daycares, schools or other organizations working with children are encouraged to join together and honor young children and their families.

For more information, contact the SFA Early Childhood Laboratory at (936) 468-4006.
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Human Resources to host financial representative Terry Mebane today

Terry Mebane, representative for Voya Financial Inc., will be on campus today and is offering free individual counseling sessions for established optional retirement, tax shelter annuity and Texas$aver Voya accounts and for anyone needing financial assistance.

For more information, visit the Human Resources website.

SFA Horticulture Club to host Thomas Rainer, landscape architect and author of 'Planting in a Post-Wild World'

SFA’s Horticulture Club will host a presentation by landscape architect, teacher and author Thomas Rainer at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.

Rainer has designed landscapes for the U.S. Capitol, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and New York Botanical Garden, as well as 100 more gardens along the East Coast. Rainer serves as the principal for the landscape architecture and consulting firm Phyto Studio in Washington, D.C.

The lecture is $20 and is free to students with a student ID. Parking is available at the PNPC and the nearby Raguet Elementary School, located at 2428 Raguet St. Click here to reserve your seat.
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SFA - 1 vs. Louisiana Tech University - 2

Fine Arts

SFA Opera Theater to present Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ tonight through Saturday

SFA’s School of Music and School of Theatre promises a fairy tale for all ages when it presents W.A. Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” as this year’s SFA Opera Theater.

Taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday, April 14 in Turner Auditorium, “The Magic Flute” is a perennial favorite for audiences and musicians alike, according to Dr. Deborah Dalton, associate professor of voice at SFA and stage director of the opera.

“In the 2015-16 season, there were more than 500 productions of ‘The Magic Flute’ worldwide, totaling more than 3,000 performances,” Dalton said. “The fairy tale story with prince and princess, magical creatures, and familiar themes of good versus evil appeals to all ages."

As Mozart’s final opera – its premiere was two months prior to his death – the musical score is varied and beautiful, Dalton said.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7.50 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Texas National opens Saturday

Art students Jacob Moffett and Weelynd McMullen install art work for this year’s Texas National Juried Art Competition and Exhibition, which opens Saturday, April 14, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Juror Jed Perl will give a talk at 5 p.m., and winners will be announced during the reception, which is from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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