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Thursday, April 13
Baseball vs. Sam Houston State University
3 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Bowling at NCAA Championships
All Day
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Softball vs. Houston Baptist University
1 and 3 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Tennis at University of Houston
2 p.m.
Houston

Track and field at Bryan Clay Invitational
All Day
Azusa, California

Track and field at Mt. SAC Relays
All Day
Walnut, California

Friday, April 14
Bowling at NCAA Championships
All Day
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baseball vs. Sam Houston State University
2 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Softball vs. Houston Baptist University
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Saturday, April 15
Bowling at NCAA Championships
All Day
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baseball vs. Sam Houston State University
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Tennis vs. University of Central Arkansas
11 a.m.
Nacogdoches

Track and field at Texas Invitational
All Day
Austin


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SFA Today to resume Tuesday

Due to the Easter holidays, SFA Today will not be published tomorrow or Monday, April 17.

Publication will resume Tuesday, April 18.

Cooper selected as Archie McDonald Speaker Series interviewer

Dr. Dana Cooper, Student Success Center executive director and associate professor of history at SFA, will be the interviewer during the 2017 Archie McDonald Speaker Series.

The speaker series event is free and scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom on campus. Cooper will interview guest speaker Dr. Douglas Brinkley, an American historian, best-selling author and CNN presidential historian.

"I was thrilled to hear that Dr. Douglas Brinkley was selected as the Archie McDonald speaker this year," Cooper said. "To have someone on our campus with his level of publishing success on such a wide range of topics and with his reputation as a respected media source on a wealth of issues is incredibly exciting."
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Faculty members honored during Teaching Excellence Convocation

Seven SFA faculty members were recognized April 11 for their teaching abilities during the annual Teaching Excellence Convocation.

Honorees include Dr. Kyle Jones, associate professor of finance in the Rusche College of Business; Dr. Joey Bray, chair of the Department of Agriculture and associate professor; Dr. Christina Sinclair, interim associate dean for assessment and accountability and associate professor in the James I. Perkins College of Education; Marie Kelly, lecturer in the Schlief School of Accountancy; Dr. Jessie Sams, associate professor of linguistics in the Department of English and Creative Writing; Dr. David A. Lewis, professor of art history in the School of Art; and Dr. Joe Musser, associate professor in the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy.
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Jacks Council on Family Relations donates items to Child Protective Services

The table was decorated in a baby shower theme with a blue tablecloth and a pastel "Baby" sign draped over the edge. But the bottles, diapers, lotions and other items on display were being gifted to multiple families across the state.

Recently, members of SFA’s Jacks Council on Family Relations collected items to donate to the Rainbow Room, which is a 24/7 resource center located within Child Protective Services offices. Items in the Rainbow Room are available for CPS caseworkers to use for children whose lives are in crisis.
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Texas Folklore Society to host 101st annual meeting in Tyler

Folklore is the traditional knowledge of a culture passed down through stories, customs, superstitions, folk art and music, family legends and oral histories. The Texas Folklore Society, based on campus, will continue its tradition of celebrating these stories during its 101st annual meeting Friday through Sunday, April 21-23, at the Holiday Inn-South Broadway, located at 5701 S. Broadway Ave. in Tyler.

The event is open to the public.

Registration for the annual meeting is $25. Banquet tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for children. To receive a discounted group rate, reservations need to be made with the hotel as soon as possible.

For more information, click here, or call the main office at (936) 468-4407.
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SFA Gardens’ lecture series to feature Chandor Gardens horticulturist tonight

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. tonight in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St. Steven Chamblee, director of Chandor Gardens in Weatherford, Texas, will present, “Great Garden Ideas.”

Chamblee has been active in horticulture for 40 years. He began developing his green thumb in the 1970s while transplanting trees with his father.

For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Athletics


Ladyjacks defending national title at NCAA Championships in Baton Rouge

The reigning national champion SFA bowling team will defend its 2016 NCAA national championship today through Saturday, April 15, at the 2017 NCAA Bowling Championships at the Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The championship will begin with a seven-match individual game in pool play format with five of the seven matches taking place today. The final two matches will take place tomorrow, leading into a double elimination best-of-seven bracket format tomorrow afternoon. Bracket play will continue Saturday morning until two teams remain. The final two teams will compete during the championship game at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 15, and will be aired nationwide on ESPNU.
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Baseball to compete against Sam Houston State University in three-game series

SFA’s baseball team and Sam Houston State University — two of the top teams in the Southland Conference — will compete in a three-game series beginning at 3 p.m. today at Jaycees Field in Nacogdoches.

The second game will begin at 2 p.m. tomorrow followed by a 1 p.m. game Saturday, April 15. Children are invited to join the Lumberjacks on the field for an Easter egg hunt during Saturday’s game.
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Ladyjacks compete against University of Houston in last non-conference match

The final road match of the 2017 regular season for SFA’s tennis team is taking the Ladyjacks south for a battle with the University of Houston Cougars at 2 p.m. today at the Barbara Wallace Winston Tennis Facility in Houston.

Already ensured a spot in the Southland Conference Tournament, the Ladyjacks will use this game against the Cougars to strengthen their play before taking part in two final conference battles that could help the team improve its seeding to postseason.
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Track and field team competing in three separate events this week

After hosting the annual Skechers Carl Kight Invitational at home last week, SFA's track and field team is hitting the road today and heading in three different directions: The Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California; the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, California; and the Texas Invitational in Austin.
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Fine Arts

Orchestra of the Pines to perform majestic works of Bartók, Berlioz

The Orchestra of the Pines at SFA will present the program "Bartók and Berlioz" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on campus.

The title signifies the "magnitude of the two composers whose works are to be performed," according to Dr. Gene H. Moon, director of orchestras at SFA. The program includes two "firsts" in the history of SFA's Orchestra of the Pines.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for students and children. 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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