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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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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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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 from 2 to 4 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.

Attend Family Fun Day tomorrow

SFA’s Early Childhood Lab, in partnership with the Greater East Texas Community Action Program's Head Start Program, invites the community to participate in the Week of the Young Child, which will be observed Monday, April 24, through Friday, April 28, in Nacogdoches County.

As part of the National Week of the Young Child, Nacogdoches will honor young children and all those who make a difference in children's lives.

The annual Family Fun Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at Festival Park in downtown Nacogdoches. This activity will be a free event with many fun-filled activities for children and families to do together.
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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 faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine and a licensed clinical psychologist practicing at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, will each present during the event.
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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 today 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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SFA Gardens hosting beekeeping seminar tomorrow

SFA Gardens will host a garden seminar focused on beginner beekeeping from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow 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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Danceworks featuring 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 final production of Danceworks: Deviation at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Norton H.P.E. Complex, Room 201, on campus.

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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Texas Folklore Society hosting 101st annual meeting this weekend

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 today 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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Campus Recreation

Attend Family Fun Night tonight

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


Ladyjacks host University of the Incarnate Word for final home series

SFA’s softball team will host the University of the Incarnate Word during its final home series of the season beginning at 3 p.m. today. The second game will immediately follow the first, and the final game will begin at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

The Ladyjacks will honor their graduating senior, Brittany Lewis, before Saturday's game.
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Lumberjacks meet Islanders for three-game series

Each of the last four times SFA’s baseball team has been hosted by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, it has won at least two of the three games against the Islanders.

The Lumberjacks are hoping that trend continues beginning at 6 p.m. tonight when SFA competes against the Islanders in a three-game Southland Conference series at Chapman Field in Corpus Christi.
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Fine Arts

Wilder play challenges students with large-scale production, complex characters

Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "The Skin of Our Teeth" provides a study in "how we move forward through the problems of life with optimism and courage," according to Jack Heifner, playwright-in-residence at SFA.

SFA’s School of Theatre's cast and production team for Wilder's "funny, touching, sensible and absurd" play is learning that very lesson. From summoning the courage to develop multi-faceted characters to hanging a record number of lights in Turner Auditorium, everyone involved with the production is beginning to understand Wilder's vision as the play comes to life.

"The Skin of Our Teeth" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, April 25 through 29, in Turner Auditorium in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on campus. Single tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for senior, and $7.50 for students and children. For tickets or more information, call SFA’s Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or click here.
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New York recording artist Davila to perform with jazz band tonight

SFA's Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces jazz bands will present a diverse program at 7:30 p.m. tonight 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 tomorrow

A reception for Sculpture For All, a biennial outdoor exhibition and competition hosted by SFA, will be from 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow 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. tonight and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. tomorrow 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 tomorrow

The Trumpet Ensemble at SFA will perform a diverse concert ranging from traditional fanfares to a newly commissioned work at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow 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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Orchestra of the Pines to perform works of Bartók, Berlioz Monday

The Orchestra of the Pines at SFA will present the program "Bartók and Berlioz" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on campus.

The title signifies the "magnitude of the two composers whose works are to be performed," according to Dr. Gene H. Moon, director of orchestras at SFA. The program includes two "firsts" in the history of SFA's Orchestra of the Pines.

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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