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

SFA Planetarium
"Ocean of Space"

7 p.m.
Math Building planetarium

Track and field at two-day Longhorn Invitational

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

Soccer vs. Rice University
3 p.m.

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

Sunday, April 15
Softball at Houston Baptist University
2 pm.

Baseball at Sam Houston State University
1 p.m.

Tennis at University of Central Arkansas
Conway, Arkansas

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




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News & Announcements

The Lone Star Legislative Summit at SFA today

The Lone Star Legislative Summit being held today on campus features discussions addressing a range of issues, including tourism, energy, education and health care.

The event is co-hosted by Sen. Robert Nichols and Rep. Travis Clardy and produced by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce. Panel discussions are free and open to the public.

To view the agenda, click here.
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Strategy update session slated for April 19

Two strategic planning teams will present updates on their work at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Regents' Suite A. All faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

In this session, strategic plan working teams will detail their progress and recommendations, followed by audience questions, comments and discussion.

Presenters include the affordability and student debt: instructional materials team and the employee leadership development team.

Women in STEM Luncheon and Style Show selling tickets through today

SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics will host its fourth annual Women in STEM Luncheon and Style Show at noon, Tuesday, April 17, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Doors open at 11 a.m. for a gallery walk poster presentation highlighting STEM research accomplishments by SFA students and faculty.

The luncheon and style show is a scholarship fundraising event benefiting students committed to the advancement of women pursuing STEM degrees at SFA.

The deadline for reservations is today. Tickets are $40 each or $300 for a table of eight. For more information about the event or to make a reservation, call (936) 468-2805, or email kdcarmona@sfasu.edu.
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Brave Space Series to discuss Islamophobia

The Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Brave Space Series is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room.

This month's session focuses on the hateful rhetoric used toward Muslims and the impact of Islamophobia on Americans.

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

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

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 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. tomorrow 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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Fine Arts

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

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

Taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow 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 tomorrow

Art students Jacob Moffett and Weelynd McMullen install artwork for this year’s Texas National Juried Art Competition and Exhibition in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The exhibition opens tomorrow with juror Jed Perl giving a talk at 5 p.m. 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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Percussionist Herring to perform with SFA student ensemble

SFA’s Percussion Ensemble will welcome international performer and master pedagogue Dr. Scott Herring when he performs with students in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16, in Cole Concert Hall.

Herring, professor of percussion at the University of South Carolina, will be the marimba soloist on Michael Burritt’s “Shadow Chasers.”

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 visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Danceworks: Polysemy production to feature largest group of senior choreographers

SFA’s dance program will showcase its largest group of senior choreographers during its production of Danceworks: Polysemy, which premieres at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the HPE Complex Dance Studio, Room 201.

True to its theme “Polysemy,” which means the coexistence of many possible meanings for a word or phrase, the Danceworks production will feature a variety of dance styles and topics. 

Each of the 13 senior choreographers created a piece based on research topics ranging from domestic violence, espionage and dementia to confidence, social anxiety and more. Contemporary modern, Broadway, jazz, African tribal dance, Egyptian-themed dance and more will be featured in this production.

The performance is appropriate for all audiences. Additional showings are scheduled for 7 p.m. April 20 and 3 p.m. April 21. Tickets cost $5 for students, $8 for faculty, staff and senior citizens, and $10 for general admission and can be purchased at the door.
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Spring is in full bloom and these field mice couldn't be happier.

Photographer Miles Herbert tiptoed through the tulips to snap pictures of these adorable critters, and the images are sure to put a smile on your face.

To see more, click here.

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