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

Bowling at United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships
Lincoln, Nebraska

SFA Planetarium
"Ocean of Space"

7 p.m.
Math Building planetarium

Softball at University of the Incarnate Word
Noon and 2 p.m.
San Antonio

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

Track and field at Mt. SAC Relays
Torrance, California

Saturday, April 21
Alumni soccer game
11 a.m.
Nacogdoches

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

Bowling at United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships
Lincoln, Nebraska

Softball at University of the Incarnate Word
Noon
San Antonio

Track and field at Mt. SAC Relays
Torrance, California

Track and field at all-day Michael Johnson Invitational
Waco

Sunday, April 22
Baseball vs. Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Tennis vs. University of the Incarnate Word
Noon
Huntsville

Monday, April 23
Men's golf at three-day Southland Conference Championships
McKinney


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Flags flying at half-staff in memory of Barbara Bush

President Donald Trump ordered flags lowered to half-staff through tomorrow night in memory of former first lady Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at the age of 92.

Dr. Patrick Jenlink to present in Regents Lecture Series

Dr. Patrick Jenlink, SFA’s 2017-18 Regents Professor, will present at the Regents Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center, Room 212.

Jenlink’s lecture titled, “Dare Educators Build a New Social Order?,” focuses on the challenge for educator preparation programs to prepare future teachers and leaders who embody a passion for public concern, including issues of oppression, poverty, and economic and political injustices.

Jenlink joined the SFA faculty in 1997 and is doctoral program coordinator and professor for the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership. He is a prolific writer, speaker and scholar, having authored or co-authored hundreds of books, book chapters and journal articles. He has presented at numerous national and international conferences, and he has served on myriad committees for students completing their theses or dissertations to complete master or doctoral degrees.

This is the 13th in a series of lectures delivered by SFA faculty members selected as Regents Professor.

The SFA Office of the Provost and the University Lecture Series Committee sponsor the event. There is no charge for admission, and refreshments will be served during a reception following the lecture.

For more information, call (936) 468-2605.

Seven faculty members honored at Teaching Excellence Awards Convocation

SFA recently honored seven faculty members during the Teaching Excellence Awards Convocation.

The Teaching Excellence Awards were established in 1994 to honor outstanding classroom teachers at SFA. Each of the university's six colleges selects a faculty member to receive the annual award based on knowledge of subject matter, quality of lectures and assignments, enthusiasm for teaching, interest in and availability to students, commitment to continuous improvement, and contribution to the quality of teaching at SFA by assisting and encouraging other faculty members.

To view the honorees and hear why they love teaching, click here.

SFA Gardens to host Art in the Garden tomorrow

Join SFA art education majors to create sculptures, paintings, collages, eco-art and more from 9 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

“This is a new event at SFA Gardens, and we hope adults and families with children will join us in the garden to create masterpieces and learn from SFA art students,” said Elyce Rodewald, education programs coordinator at SFA Gardens. “This will be a fun and inspiring way to celebrate spring and Earth Day.”

Art in the Garden is a come-and-go event, and participants can register at the Brundrett Conservation Education Building when they arrive. There is no cost for the event, and all materials will be provided.

For more information, contact the SFA Gardens education office at (936) 468-1832, or visit sfagardens.sfasu.edu.
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Archie McDonald Speaker Series to feature physician, TV personality Monday

Dr. Jennifer Arnold, medical director for the Simulation Center at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, and television personality on The Learning Channel’s docu-drama “The Little Couple,” will headline the 2018 installment of the Archie McDonald Speaker Series at SFA.
 
Arnold, who is board certified in neonatal medicine, earned her medical degree in 2000 from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore and later attended a Pediatric Residency Program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
  
The speaker series event is free and scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. 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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Mark your calendar for Meal with a Mentor

Meal with a Mentor is scheduled during the Week of Reflection, which is Monday, April 23, through Friday, April 27. Meals are buy-one-get-one-free during the week when students, faculty and staff dine together in the East College Dining Hall or student center dining hall.

Invite a student who is struggling and needs encouragement or one who is thriving to encourage them to challenge themselves. If fairness is a concern, email the class and take the first student who responds. Also, don't be surprised if a student invites you.

The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs created a guide to help you get the conversation started. For more information, email dosa@sfasu.edu.

Fine Arts

Jazz concert to feature works by East Texas favorite Dotson tonight

A concert by the Swingin’ Axes and Swingin’ Aces jazz bands will feature tunes by jazz greats Chuck Mangione, Pat Metheny and Maynard Ferguson, along with works by guest artist Dennis Dotson, when the student ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m tonight in Turner Auditorium.

Highlighting the Axes’ program are Dotson’s “Close to Home” and “Civic Duty,” according to Dr. Deb Scott, director of the Swingin’ Axes. Dotson, a trumpet player, will perform these tunes and others with the Axes.

The Aces, directed by Dr. J.D. Salas, will perform an up tempo version of “The Song Is You” arranged by Mark Taylor, Sammy Nestico’s “A Warm Breeze,” and John Clayton’s "I be serious 'bout dem blues."

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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Tickets for Extravaganza gala available through today

The SFA Friends of Music and School of Music will honor Dr. Wesley J. Broadnax at Extravaganza 31, SFA’s School of Music’s annual gala banquet.

The event is planned for 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. Broadnax, who is assistant professor and director of bands at Drexel University, will be recognized as the 2018 Outstanding Music Alumnus.

This year’s Extravaganza, “An Evening with the Stars of SFA,” celebrates the 31st anniversary of the gala and fundraiser, which features gourmet dining, musical performances and the presentation of student awards.

Reservations and payments should be made by noon today. 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 the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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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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Remember creating cellular models in school?

Now, with a newly developed microscope, scientists can capture cells within living organisms in high resolution and 3-D, according to National Geographic.

Click here to see the microscopic beauty of cells inside a zebrafish.

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