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Tuesday, April 18
Women's golf at Southland Conference Championship
All Day
Montgomery, Texas

Baseball at Baylor University
6:35 p.m.
Waco

Wednesday, April 19
Bowling at United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships
All Day
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Women's golf at Southland Conference Championship
All Day
Montgomery, Texas

Thursday, April 20
Bowling at United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships
All Day
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Friday, April 21
Bowling at United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships
All Day
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Baseball at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6 p.m.
Corpus Christi

Softball vs. University of the Incarnate Word
3 and 5 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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Chemistry Building dedication ceremony to honor Lehmanns

A dedication ceremony celebrating the naming of the Robert and Kathy Lehmann Chemistry Building will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza, located at the front entrance to the Chemistry Building.

SFA’s Board of Regents voted to name the building in the Lehmanns’ honor in January.

“Dr. Robert and Kathy Lehmann are a part of this university,” said Dr. Baker Pattillo, SFA president. “They have dedicated time, expertise and financial resources to SFA, and we are honored to express our admiration and gratitude to them with this recognition.”
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Second STEM speaker series installment taking place April 27

SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics will host the second installment of the STEM Business and Industry Speaker Series from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Kennedy Auditorium on campus.

The event aims to connect students to STEM professionals and will feature two guest speakers, including professional Dr. Scott H. Coleman, SFA regent and Houston-area dentist, and current SFA STEM student Marlon Walls.

Faculty members are encouraged to inform students of the event. Admission is free and open to students of all majors.

For more information, contact Kim Carmona, project coordinator for SFA's College of Sciences and Mathematics, at (936) 468-5197.


Undergraduate Research Conference happening today

Faculty and staff members are invited to join in celebrating top scholars and finalists along with their mentors during the Undergraduate Research Conference today. Top scholar presentations will begin at 4 p.m. in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater, followed by poster presentations, which will begin at approximately 6 p.m. in the Twilight Ballroom.

If faculty members would like to assign this conference as an extra-credit opportunity, student ID card swipe machines will be available from 5:50 to 7:30 p.m. in the Twilight Ballroom.

To utilize the extra-credit opportunity, contact Dr. Elizabeth Tasker-Davis, associate professor of English, at taskerea@sfasu.edu.

Click here for more information, including the full list of winners.

New format and reference guide now available to students

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about a new format and reference guide created and made available by SFA’s Academic Assistance and Resource Center.

The guide includes information about APA, MLA and Chicago formatting guidelines and includes instructions and examples for each. Information about paraphrasing and summarizing also is available along with a grammar and punctuation guide.

Click here to view the guide online.

For more information, contact Kathy Bryson, AARC writing program director, at (936) 468-1542.

SFA Gardens to host beekeeping seminar

SFA Gardens will host a garden seminar focused on beginner beekeeping from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 22, at the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.

Dave Gallager from the Pineywoods Beekeepers Association will discuss the basics of getting started with bees, hive management and necessary equipment.

There is a $5 suggested donation. To register, call (936) 468-1832.
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Athletics


Lumberjacks seek program’s first win against Baylor University tonight

Only two mid-week games remain on the regular season schedule for SFA’s baseball team. The first game will begin at 6:35 p.m. tonight at Baylor Ballpark in Waco when the Lumberjacks compete against Baylor University for the first time since 2009. SFA senior left-hander Erik Nouis will pitch against the Bears.

After winning two out of three games against previous conference-leader Sam Houston State University last weekend, the Lumberjacks won their fourth-straight Southland Conference series. SFA is currently halfway to tying the program record for the number of Southland Conference series won during a single season.
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Batista’s 2-over 73 leads Ladyjacks through first round of conference championship

SFA’s women’s golf team posted a 17-over 301 Monday during the first day of the 2017 Southland Conference Championship. The Ladyjacks currently sit sixth among the eight-team field heading into today's second round in Montgomery, Texas.

SFA freshman Alexandra Batista set the pace for the opening round by registering a 2-over 73 during the opening 18 holes. Batista began the day tied for seventh overall.
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SFA succeeds in three weekend competitions

SFA’s track and field team competed in three separate competitions this past weekend. SFA sent a group of athletes to compete in the 59th Mt. SAC Relays in Torrance, California, as well as the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azura, California. Additionally, SFA’s pole vaulting squad traveled to Austin for the Texas Invitational.

The Lumberjacks started the trip Thursday with the 5,000-meter run at the Bryan Clay Invitational. SFA freshman Claire Crone put up a personal best 17:15.62, which placed her in 13th. Freshman Taryn Surratt crossed five seconds later with a 17:20.86 time finishing 17th. Crone's time places her third in the Southland Conference standings.
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Fine Arts

Friends of Music to honor Wright at Extravaganza 30

The SFA Friends of Music will accept reservations through noon Monday, April 24, for Extravaganza 30, SFA’s School of Music’s annual gala banquet. The event will honor Dr. Peggy Wright of Nacogdoches as Outstanding Music Alumna and is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in SFA's Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

This year’s Extravaganza, “Golden Stars of SFA,” celebrates the 30th anniversary of the gala and fundraiser, which features gourmet dining, performances by student soloists and ensembles, and the presentation of student awards in an exciting evening of music, according to Dr. Gary Wurtz, director of SFA's School of Music.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for SFA students. Patron level tickets range in prices from $65 to $140, and donations will be accepted for the Friends of Music scholarship fund. For tickets or more information, call SFA's Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or click here.
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Steel Band to present ‘Blasts From the Past’

The Steel Band at SFA will present “Blasts From the Past” when the ensemble performs at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, in the Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Featuring arrangements of songs from the 1960s through 2016, “Blasts From the Past” will showcase the music of popular recording artists throughout the decades, including The Spice Girls, Tom Petty, Twenty One Pilots, Adele, One Direction, Santana, The Beatles, Cyndi Lauper, Aqua and more. The program also will include more traditional steel band tunes, according to Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies at SFA and the Steel Band.

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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Grant to be inducted into SFA Band Directors' Hall of Fame

SFA's School of Music has announced SFA alumnus Doice Grant, owner of Tatum Music Company and a former band director, is the newest inductee into the SFA Band Directors' Hall of Fame.

The ceremony will take place during this year's Concert in the Park, which is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 30, on the lawn along Vista Drive and in front of the Wright Music Building on campus.

Grant earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from SFA in 1982. While attending the university, he was treasurer and president of Kappa Kappa Psi honorary band fraternity. Under his leadership as president, the chapter won the Founder's Award designating it as the outstanding chapter in the nation. Grant also was selected the "Outstanding Bandsman" of the Lumberjack Marching Band. Grant was a member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society and Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. As a KKY active and officer, Grant helped form the SFA Band Alumni Association and the SFA Band Directors' Hall of Fame.
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Symphonic, University bands to present ‘Songs of the Earth’

The Symphonic Band and University Band at SFA will perform their final concert of the spring semester at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The "Songs of the Earth" program will include selections by composers ranging in style from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ryan George.

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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Contemporary Ensemble to perform music of rock legend Wonder tomorrow

The Contemporary Ensemble at SFA will perform selections from critically acclaimed musical performer Stevie Wonder’s “Natural Wonder” concert when the ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Cole Concert Hall on campus.

“Natural Wonder” is a live album Wonder recorded in Osaka, Japan, and released in 1995. Contemporary Ensemble Director Andrew Sperandeo selected this theme because he wanted his students to be exposed to Wonder’s music “to ensure they internalize the elements that make up a great piece of music,” he said.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for students and children. For tickets or more information, call SFA's Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or click here.
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