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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

SFA Planetarium
"The Planets"

7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

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.

Saturday, April 22
Bowling at United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships
All Day
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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

Softball vs. University of the Incarnate Word
1 p.m.

Tennis vs. Abilene Christian University
2:30 p.m.

Track and field at Michael Johnson Invitational
All Day




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News & Announcements

School of Social Work to celebrate 20th year of graduate program

SFA’s School of Social Work will commemorate the 20th anniversary of its graduate social work program with a celebration beginning at 2 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the Social Work Building.

Faculty and staff members are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Dr. Emmerentie Oliphant, social work graduate program director and professor in the School of Social Work, at (936) 468-4020.

Escalation workshop to take place tomorrow

The Family Crisis Center of East Texas will host an Escalation Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Tejas Room on the second floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

The workshop is a 90-minute, film-based experience that educates attendees about the warning signs of an abusive relationship and highlights how this knowledge can help save lives.

The event is free and open to the public.

To RSVP, contact Quinn Runnels, campus advocate for The Family Crisis Center of East Texas, at (936) 468-7233 or runnelsql@sfasu.edu.

Inform students about Lumberjacks GROW project

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the Lumberjacks GROW (Guided Reflection on Work) project.

The program, administered by SFA’s Center for Career and Professional Development, aims to assist students with reflecting on what they are learning by working either on and off campus or through on-campus involvement. The project also aims to help students grow by providing opportunities to participate in surveys and mock interviews.

Project initiatives gather information on students’ experiences in five key areas: teamwork, communication, influence, decision making and organization.

Students who complete both parts of the program before May 13 will be entered into a drawing for a CCPD padfolio.

Instructions and a full program description are available here.

For more information, contact Jamie Bouldin, CCPD director, at (936) 468-3305 or jfbouldin@sfasu.edu.

Danceworks to feature SFA dance program, Repertory Dance Company tomorrow

SFA’s dance program and Repertory Dance Company will showcase senior choreographic works and company pieces during its production of Danceworks: Deviation, which premieres at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Norton H.P.E. Complex, Room 201, on campus.

A second showing is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 21 with a final performance set for 3 p.m. April 22.

Tickets cost $5 for students, $8 for faculty and staff members, and $10 for general admission and can be purchased at the door. Funds raised from ticket sales will be used to offset production costs and help recruit future guest artists. SFA’s dance program and the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science are sponsoring the production.
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Orientation Programs planning fall Weeks of Welcome event

SFA Orientation Programs staff members are currently planning the Weeks of Welcome fall schedule.

Weeks of Welcome is a week-long event that aims to welcome new students to campus and introduce them to campus life. For returning students, the event serves as a way to become involved and interact with new students and campus organizations.

Event proposals and sponsorships are currently being collected. More information about Weeks of Welcome is available here.

For more information or to submit a proposal or sponsorship request, contact Emily Jefferson, assistant director of Orientation Programs, at (936) 468-6635 or jeffersoeg@sfasu.edu.

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.

Campus Recreation

Attend Family Fun Night Friday

Faculty and staff members and their families are invited to attend Family Fun Night from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 21, in the Student Recreation Center.

The event will provide information about swim lessons, youth summer camp, summer pool memberships and more.

Food, games, swimming and door prizes will be available.

For more information, contact Sarah Kouliavtsev, promotions and sponsorships coordinator, at (936) 468-5844.


Three Ladyjacks among top 20, SFA sixth at conference championships

SFA’s women’s golf team maintained its sixth-place standing during the second day of the 2017 Southland Conference Championships in Montgomery, Texas. The Ladyjacks posted a 19-over 303 during the second 18 holes and earned a score of 36-over 604 after the first two rounds.

Three Ladyjacks sit among the individual top 20 and are paced by SFA freshman Alexandra Batista who began the day tied for 12th with a 7-over 149. After carding a 2-over 73 in round one, Batista answered with a 5-over 76 in round two that included a 1-over 37 over the back with 10 total pars.
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Late home run by Baylor results in 2-1 loss for Lumberjacks

SFA’s baseball team has had four walk-off wins during the 2017 season. Unfortunately, the Lumberjacks’ opponent did so Tuesday night at Baylor Ballpark in Waco.

Three outs stood between the Lumberjacks and their first-ever win against Baylor University, but the Bears sent SFA to a heartbreaking 2-1 setback.
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Fine Arts

Sculpture For All event opening with reception Saturday

A reception for Sculpture For All, a biennial outdoor exhibition and competition hosted by SFA, will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden on campus.

Sculpture For All is a joint partnership project that brings together faculty and staff members and students from SFA’s School of Art and the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture's SFA Gardens.

The endeavor seeks to expose students and faculty members to art they might not otherwise see while bringing national recognition and publicity to SFA.

Sculpture For All plays a vital part in fulfilling the university's mission of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative work and service by creating new learning opportunities as well as aiding in the recruitment of students and faculty members.

The reception is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Jeffie Brewer, assistant professor in SFA’s School of Art, at brewerjeffe@sfasu.edu.

Contemporary Ensemble performing music of rock legend Wonder tonight

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. tonight 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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If you’ve ever let your vehicle go without a wash to the point that it’s coated in dirt, you may have had someone add the words “wash me” to your back window.

Russian illustrator Nikita Golubev sees dirty cars as blank canvases and has been adorning them in Moscow with artwork that’s both temporary and amazing. Click here to view more.

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