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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

Sunday, April 23
Baseball at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
1 p.m.
Corpus Christi




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News & Announcements

Campus community invited to unveiling and naming of Lehmann Chemistry Building

A dedication ceremony celebrating the unveiling and 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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Selden receives grant from United States Forest Service

Dr. Robert Z. Selden Jr., research associate with SFA's Center for Regional Heritage Research, received an $11,000 grant from the United States Forest Service to fund, in part, the generation of 3-D models for selected lithic artifacts recovered from USFS properties in Texas.

The models will be used in a geometric morphometric analysis designed to test a number of assumptions related to lithic technological organization, followed by phenotypic trajectory analyses that will be employed to posit an improved characterization of local lithic reduction sequences.

Work on this grant will begin in May. Upon completion of the project, all 3-D models will be uploaded to ScholarWorks in a format where they can be manipulated and viewed in virtual reality.

Department of Psychology to host speaker series

SFA’s Department of Psychology will host a speaker series titled, “Topics in Child and Adolescent Psychology,” beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the McKibben Education Building, Room 131, on campus.

Dr. Iqnoor Bains, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Tri-County Behavioral Health in Conroe, and Dr. Rachel Wolfe, a licensed clinical psychologist practicing at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston and a faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine, will each present during the event.
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Archie McDonald Speaker Series to take place Monday

Douglas Brinkley, whom CNN has declared, “a man who knows more about the presidency than any human being alive,” will headline the 2017 installment of the Archie McDonald Speaker Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Brinkley is an American historian, best-selling author, CNN presidential historian and history professor at Rice University in Houston. He is a sought-after commentator on U.S. presidential history and has authored books on Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan.

A private reception for 100 guests will be held prior to the main event. Private reception tickets can be purchased by contacting April Smith, SFA associate director of development, at (936) 468-5406.
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SFA Gardens to host beekeeping seminar Saturday

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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Texas Folklore Society hosting 101st annual meeting in Tyler

Folklore is the traditional knowledge of a culture passed down through stories, customs, superstitions, folk art and music, family legends and oral histories. The Texas Folklore Society, based on campus, will continue its tradition of celebrating these stories during its 101st annual meeting tomorrow through Sunday, April 21-23, at the Holiday Inn-South Broadway, located at 5701 S. Broadway Ave. in Tyler.

The event is open to the public.

Registration for the annual meeting is $25. Banquet tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for children.

For more information, click here, or call the main office at (936) 468-4407.
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Public invited to interior design program's senior showcase

Senior interior design students at SFA will showcase their talents during the “Essence of Design” exhibit on display through tomorrow on the second floor of the Steen Library.

The exhibit is open to the public.

To schedule a guided tour of the exhibit or for additional information, contact Sally Ann Swearingen, SFA associate professor of interior design, at (936) 468-2048 or sswearingen@sfasu.edu.
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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.

Danceworks to feature SFA dance program, Repertory Dance Company tonight

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. tonight in the Norton H.P.E. Complex, Room 201, on campus.

A second showing is scheduled for 7 p.m. tomorrow with a final performance set for 3 p.m. Saturday, 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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Escalation workshop to take place tonight

The Family Crisis Center of East Texas will host an Escalation Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight 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.

Campus Recreation

Attend Family Fun Night tomorrow

Faculty and staff members and their families are invited to attend Family Fun Night from 4:30 to 7 p.m. tomorrow 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.


Batista ties for sixth, SFA places fifth at conference championships

Paced by a strong final nine holes, SFA’s women’s golf team surged to a fifth-place finish at the 2017 Southland Conference Championships Wednesday in Montgomery, Texas. The Ladyjacks carded a 10-over 294, the third-lowest round of the day, and finished with a 46-over 898.

The final-round charge was led by SFA freshman Alexandra Batista’s even-par 71, tying her career low and finishing tied for sixth individually. She opened with a 1-over 36 and then carded a 1-under 35 over the back to register her fourth top-10 finish of the season, giving the freshman a 76.87 scoring average — the third-best in program history. SFA has now registered a top-10 individual in each of the last four SLC tournaments.
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Walls to speak at SFA STEM Business and Industry Speaker Series

SFA junior safety Marlon Walls will be the featured student speaker at SFA’s STEM Business and Industry Speaker Series from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Kennedy Auditorium on campus.

Walls, an engineering physics major and STEM student, will be one of two featured speakers alongside Dr. Scott H. Coleman, an SFA alumnus and current chair of the SFA Board of Regents. Coleman, a 1980 SFA graduate, is currently a dentist in private practice in Houston.
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Fine Arts

New York recording artist Davila to perform with jazz band tomorrow

SFA's Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces jazz bands will present a diverse program at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

A highlight of the evening will be an appearance by New York recording artist and composer Jose Davila, who will perform jazz trombone, euphonium and sousaphone with the Swingin' Axes.

Concert 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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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 about Sculpture For All, click here.

For more information, contact Jeffie Brewer, assistant professor in SFA’s School of Art, at brewerjeffe@sfasu.edu.
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Theatre students to present Lonergan's 'This is Our Youth'

SFA's School of Theatre will present the student-directed, full-length play "This is Our Youth" by Kenneth Lonergan at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the Downstage Theatre on campus.

Houston senior theatre student Jason Trevino is the director. He describes the play as the story of "three pot-smoking teenagers" who, in 1982, "resoundingly reject the 1960s ideals of their affluent parents."

Tickets are $6. For tickets or more information, call SFA’s Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or click here.
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Trumpet Ensemble to perform works of Handel, Wagner Saturday

The Trumpet Ensemble at SFA will perform a diverse concert ranging from traditional fanfares to a newly commissioned work at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Also known as The Wrecking Crew, the ensemble is a music class made up of mostly trumpet majors, which meets each spring, according to Stephen Campbell, visiting professor of music at SFA and the ensemble’s director. The concert will feature performances by student percussionists, faculty organist Dr. Christina Harmon, men’s chorus, and music faculty members Dr. Richard G. Leonberger and Dr. Scott LaGraff.

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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3-D printers are already capable of creating amazing pieces, but did you know printing 3-D glass is now possible as well?

Bastian Rapp and his team of researchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a technique for 3-D printing strong, transparent glass objects. Click here to read more.

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