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

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

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

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

Friday, April 20
Baseball vs. Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

SFA Planetarium
"Ocean of Space"

7 p.m.
Math Building planetarium

Softball at University of the Incarnate Word
4 and 6 p.m.
San Antonio

Tennis at Louisiana State University at Alexandria
2 p.m.
Alexandria, Louisiana

Saturday, April 21
2018 Purple and White Spring Football Game
6 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Alumni soccer game
11 a.m.
Nacogdoches

Baseball vs. Texas A&M University at Corpus-Christi
2 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Softball at University of the Incarnate Word
Noon
San Antonio

Tennis vs. University of the Incarnate Word
Time TBA
Houston

Track and field at all-day Michael Johnson Invitational
Waco


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SFA Army ROTC to host ‘Clash of the Jacks’

SFA’s Army ROTC is challenging students, faculty and staff to participate in the 2018 Clash of the Jacks, a team race to celebrate the grand opening of the new obstacle course, at 8 a.m. April 27 at the SFA intramural fields.

All participants with receive a free T-shirt and the winners will receive a $500 prize.

Test your teamwork, endurance and strength by forming a team today. To register, visit imleagues.com.

Athletics

Bowling

Stephanie Schwartz is competing in the second round of the United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Singles Championships.

To read more, click here.

Baseball

SFA - 6 vs. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff - 11

Women's golf

Eighth place heading into the final round of the 2018 Southland Conference Women's Golf Championship

Fine Arts

Steel Band to perform spring concert tonight

SFA’s Steel Band will play a number of favorites when the student ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall.

Directed by Dr. Ben Tomlinson, adjunct professor of percussion at SFA, the Steel Band will perform such popular works as “Dus in deh Face,” “Conga Line,” “Soca Tatie,” “Jump in the Line,” “Soca Pressure,” “Kiss the Girl,” “Fiesta Latina,” “Yellow Bird” and “Marianne.”

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 tomorrow

SFA’s dance program will showcase its largest group of senior choreographers during its production of Danceworks: Polysemy, which premieres at 7 p.m. tomorrow 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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Did you know that the AP Stylebook, Chicago Manual of Style and MLA Style Manual all recommend using one space after terminal punctuation marks?

With the invention of moveable type, the use of varying spaces were used for the purpose of enhancing readability. One reason is because early typewriters gave each character the same amount of space with no regard to how narrow or wide they are. So, when an “i” took up as much space as an “m,” putting an extra space after a period made it easier to see when a sentence ended and a new one began.

In the mid-1900s typewriters began using a system that broke the type grid cells into fifths, so character spacing was proportionate to their width. This made readability clearer and the extra space at the end of a sentence unnecessary.

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