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

Tuesday, April 17
Baseball vs. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Wednesday, April 18
Tennis vs. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
2 p.m.
Texarkana

Thursday, April 19
Bowling at three-day United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships
Lincoln, Nebraska

Track and field at two-day Mt. SAC Relays
Torrance, California


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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 today through Friday, April 20, in Nacogdoches County.
 
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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Brave Space Series to discuss Islamophobia tomorrow

The Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Brave Space Series is scheduled for 4 p.m. tomorrow 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.

Hospitality Shindig event to feature Kentucky Derby-themed dining experience

Students in the hospitality administration program are hosting the Hospitality Shindig fundraising event from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 20, at The Fredonia Hotel in Nacogdoches.

This event will feature a five-course Kentucky Derby-themed dining experience and silent auction. Prior to dinner, guests will have the opportunity to participate in a one-hour reception, which includes a cash bar.

Guests are encouraged to wear fancy hats, bow ties and attire in pastel colors. Tickets cost $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight. To purchase tickets online, click here.

For more information, contact Dr. Gina Fe Causin, assistant professor of human sciences, at causingf@sfasu.edu.
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Athletics

Tennis

SFA - 2 vs. University of Central Arkansas - 5

Softball

SFA - 6 vs. Houston Baptist University - 1

Baseball

SFA - 2 vs. Sam Houston State University - 1

Track and field

Men place second, women place eighth at Longhorn Invitational

Fine Arts

SFA Symphonic Band, University Band to perform works of great composers

SFA’s Symphonic Band and University Band will perform works by Henry Fillmore, Karl King, W. Francis McBeth and other great composers when the student ensembles perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in Turner Auditorium.

Among the works to be performed by the University Band will be “Three London Sketches” by Dr. David Campo, associate director of bands at SFA. Graduate student Brandon Beavers will conduct the piece, which was inspired by Campo’s recent visit to some of his favorite attractions in London – Tower Bridge, Saint Paul’s Cathedral and Trafalgar Square.

Symphonic Band will open the second half of the concert with Francis McBeth’s “Chant and Jubilo,” conducted by graduate student Gary Jones. “Chant and Jubilo,” a masterwork of the wind band literature, was composed in 1963 for the Four States Bandmasters Convention in Texarkana.

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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Percussionist Herring to perform with SFA student ensemble tonight

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. tonight 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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SFA Wind Ensemble to perform works of composers Mackey, Schwantner tomorrow

Works by composers John Mackey and Joseph Schwantner will be featured when SFA’s Wind Ensemble presents the program “Eventide” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Turner Auditorium.

“The pieces in this concert share a nighttime theme,” said Fred J. Allen, director of bands at SFA. The featured work is Mackey’s “The Night Garden.” Also featured will be Schwantner’s “In Evening’s Stillness,” which will be conducted by Dr. David Campo, associate director of bands.

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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