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Tuesday, April 25
Baseball at Texas Christian University
6:30 p.m.
Fort Worth

Men's golf at Southland Conference Championship
All Day
McKinney, Texas

Robert and Kathy Lehmann Chemistry Building naming and dedication ceremony
11 a.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza

Wednesday, April 26
Men's golf at Southland Conference Championship
All Day
McKinney, Texas

Thursday, April 27
Regents Professor Dr. Kenneth Farrish to present lecture "Intestines of the Earth"
5:30 p.m.
Math Building, Room 101

Friday, April 28
SFA Planetarium
"The Planets"

7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

Baseball vs. Southeastern Louisiana University
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Softball at McNeese State University
6 p.m.
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Tennis vs. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
2 p.m.
Beaumont


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Dr. Freddie Avant, Wilma Cordova

Professor and director of SFA’s social work program, associate professor of social work

Avant and Cordova recently published “Stigma and discrimination: African descendant men’s experiences living with HIV/AIDS in Salvador, Bahia” in the Social Work in Health Care publication.

The article aims to document and produce better understanding regarding how men of African descent who live with HIV/AIDS in Salvador, Bahia, experience stigma and discrimination. The article highlights the extreme importance surrounding how health professionals, including social workers, should embrace and support clients without prejudices, therefore seeking ways to cooperatively face the daily adversities experienced by individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

News & Announcements

SFA to offer family nurse practitioner program with a Master of Science in Nursing this fall

It’s official. Nurses across the state now have access to an online family nurse practitioner program that will be offered this fall by SFA. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and the Texas Board of Nursing recently approved the Master of Science in Nursing program.

"The new program will help the whole community as well as the School of Nursing," said Dr. Sara Bishop, director of SFA's DeWitt School of Nursing. "We are already one of the best-known schools of nursing in Texas - our graduation rates are excellent, and our students perform remarkably on their state board exams. This program will offer nurses access to graduate nursing education and provide much-needed primary care to citizens in Deep East Texas."
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Wear purple May 5 to support Generation Texas Decision Day 2017

Friday, May 5, is Generation Texas Day Day 2017, so it’s a very important Spirit Friday on campus.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to wear purple to show support of the day, which is a culmination of efforts across the state to support all students, especially high school seniors, in getting to and through college.

Consider becoming a Generation Jacks Success Coach

SFA’s Student Success Center provides Success Coaching to Generation Jacks students, which is a program designed to assist first-generation students during their transition to and through SFA.

The program seeks faculty and staff members who exude the ability to connect, engage and assist students through various facets of university life. Success coaches are required to meet with first-generation students twice a month during an academic year.

To express interest in becoming a future success coach, contact Chelsea Heidbrink, coordinator of student success, at (936) 468-3809.

Department of Government hosting guest speaker tomorrow

SFA’s Department of Government will host a lecture featuring Bill Whittle at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Dugas Liberal Arts Building, Room 102. Whittle's lecture is titled "The Implications for Liberty in the Wake of the 2016 Election and President Donald J. Trump."

Whittle began his career as a freelance television editor and has worked with The Discovery Channel, The History Channel and NBC. He has written for National Review Online and the Daily Wire and is a frequent contributor to Breitbart news.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Government at (936) 468-4408.
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Campus community invited to Lehmann Chemistry Building dedication today

A dedication ceremony celebrating the unveiling and naming of the Robert and Kathy Lehmann Chemistry Building will be held at 11 a.m. today 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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Athletics


Leyvani seventh, Lumberjacks fifth after first round of conference championship

SFA’s men’s golf team sits fifth among the 10-team field following the opening 18 holes of the 2017 Southland Conference Championship Monday in McKinney, Texas. The Lumberjacks posted a 25-over 313 and began today with 36 holes remaining.

The Lumberjacks’ day-one performance was paced by SFA sophomore Angelo Leyvani’s 2-over 74. Leyvani began the day tied for seventh in individual standings and opened the second round with a 2-over 38 over the front nine, then went par over the back nine.
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Lumberjacks to close out season at Texas Christian University

In its final non-conference play of the 2017 regular season, SFA’s baseball team will face a tough test when it heads north to battle against No. 4-nationally ranked Texas Christian University beginning at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth.

The game will be televised on FOX Sports Southwest Plus.
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Fine Arts

Symphonic, University bands to present ‘Songs of the Earth’ tonight

SFA's Symphonic Band and University Band will perform their final concert of the spring semester at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The "Songs of the Earth" program will include selections by composers ranging in style from Ralph Vaughan Williams to Ryan George.

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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School of Theatre presenting Wilder’s ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’ tonight

SFA Playwright-in-Residence Jack Heifner, his teaching colleagues and theatre students will present Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Skin Of Our Teeth” at 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday, April 29, in Turner Auditorium in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on campus as part of this year’s Mainstage Series.

It’s a play that Heifner has always admired and wanted to direct, despite its large 20-member cast, extensive scenery and multiple costumes and props.

Single tickets are $15 for adult, $10 for seniors, 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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Steel Band to present ‘Blasts From the Past’ tomorrow

The Steel Band at SFA will present “Blasts From the Past” when the ensemble performs at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Featuring arrangements of songs from the 1960s through 2016, “Blasts From the Past” will showcase the music of popular recording artists throughout the decades, including The Spice Girls, Tom Petty, Twenty One Pilots, Adele, One Direction, Santana, The Beatles, Cyndi Lauper, Aqua and more. The program also will include more traditional steel band tunes, according to Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies at SFA and the Steel Band.

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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Designs for items such as an all-in-one French fry and ketchup packaging design and a “Whale Chair Stool” made the cut for the 2017 A’ Design Award and Competition.

The annual contest receives submissions from inventors and thinkers all over the world. Click here to view additional items that made the list.

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