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

Tuesday, April 24
Baseball at Texas Christian University
6:30 p.m.
Fort Worth

Friday, April 27
Baseball at Southeastern Louisiana University
6 p.m.
Hammond, Louisiana

SFA Planetarium
"Ocean of Space"

7 p.m.
Math Building planetarium

Softball vs. McNeese State University
6 p.m.

Saturday, April 28
Baseball at Southeastern Louisiana University
2 p.m.
Hammond, Louisiana

Softball vs. McNeese State University
Noon and 2 p.m.




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News & Announcements

Social Events Team hosting faculty and staff happy hour

SFA faculty and staff are invited to a social event from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 27, at Front Porch Distillery, located at 7905 U.S. Highway 59 in Nacogdoches.

Food trucks are scheduled to open at 6 p.m. and live music from Jonathan Webster will start at 7 p.m. Discounted tour tickets will be available for the SFA faculty and staff group for $10 each. No pre-registration is required.

This event is brought to you by the SFA Social Events Team in the spirit of our “SFA Envisioned” strategic plan, which includes fostering a culture of engagement within our campus community.

To stay informed about future SFA social events, “like” the SFA Faculty/Staff Lounge Facebook page.

Student Activities Association to host annual garage sale

The Student Activities Association is hosting the annual East Texas Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28, in SFA’s commuter parking lot.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate. Spaces are free and SAA will provide one table and two chairs for each participant.

To reserve your space, email Canaan Daniels, coordinator of student engagement, at danielscL1@sfasu.edu, or contact SAA at (936) 468-1222.

Archie McDonald Speaker Series to feature physician, TV personality tonight

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. tonight 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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Dr. Patrick Jenlink to present in Regents Lecture Series tomorrow

Dr. Patrick Jenlink, SFA’s 2017-18 Regents Professor, will present at the Regents Lecture Series at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow 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.

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.
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Center for Digital Scholarship to host spring forum

The Center for Digital Scholarship in the Steen Library will host its Authors and Publishing Issues spring 2018 forum at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Wyatt Room.

The forum topics will include the benefits of open access and publishing. Forum panelists will include Dr. Jennifer Gumm, assistant professor in the Department of Biology; Dr. David Kulhavy, Laurence C. Walker Distinguished Professor in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture; and Christopher Talbot, director of the School of Art. Phil Reynolds, scholarly communications librarian, will facilitate the forum.

For more information, contact cds@sfasu.edu.



Senior Stephanie Schwartz finished as the individual national champion at the United States Bowling Congress' 2018 Intercollegiate Singles Championships


SFA - 11 vs. Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi - 10


SFA - 4 vs. University of the Incarnate Word - 3

Track and field

Competed in the Michael Johnson Invitational and Bryan Clay Invitational
To view performance outcomes, click here.

Fine Arts

Popular family favorite, comedy-drama highlight SummerStage Festival at SFA

SFA’s SummerStage Festival will present a fun and funny children’s musical and an emotionally powerful American play in its 2018 summer theatre season.

Make plans early to enjoy this year’s SummerStage Festival, which is slated for June 29 through July 19 with performances in Turner Auditorium and the Downstage Theatre. This year’s plays are “Pinkalicious the Musical” and “Crimes of the Heart.”

“Pinkalicious the Musical” will be presented in Turner Auditorium at 10 a.m. June 29, July 10 and 19; at 2 p.m. July 7, 10 and 18; and at 6:30 p.m. June 30 and July 14. General admission tickets are $8. A pay-what-you-can performance is at 2 p.m. July 10.

“Crimes of the Heart” will be presented in the Downstage Theatre at 7:30 p.m. July 5, 7, 12, 13, 17 18 and 19 and at 2 p.m. July 14. General admission tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students and youth. A pay-what-you-can performance is at 2 p.m. July 14.

For tickets or more information, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Festival opening tomorrow features new works by playwrights Heifner, O’Neal, Swindley

East Texans can be among the first to hear the newest works by three acclaimed playwrights during SFA’s School of Theatre’s 2018 Festival of New American Plays scheduled for tomorrow through Saturday, April 28.

This biennial event showcases the work of some of the best playwrights in the nation in a five-day festival during which each selected play is presented twice in staged readings by SFA theatre students, according to Jack Heifner, SFA School of Theatre’s playwright-in-residence, director of the festival and one of the featured authors.

All festival performances will be in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. For more information, visit theatre.sfasu.edu.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $7.50 for students and youth. For tickets, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or click here.
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Orchestra of the Pines to perform music of Webern tomorrow

SFA’s Orchestra of the Pines will perform a program featuring great string repertoire at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall.

The program features a not-so-well-known work – a love song titled “Langsamer Satz” by Anton Webern, a 20th century composer known for his work in the 12-tone compositional technique.

“The 12-tone composition technique was designed to prove that all notes are created equal and thus each given the greatest harmonic and melodic sounds,” said Dr. Gene H. Moon, director of orchestras. 

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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Have you ever wondered how nail polishes get their fun, sometimes “punny” names?

Suzi Weiss-Fishmann, co-founder and brand ambassador of OPI Nail Lacquer, has a well-polished method, including using food and celebrity trends as her inspiration.

For more of the story, click here.

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