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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.
Nacogdoches

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

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

Sunday, April 29
Baseball at Southeastern Louisiana University
1 p.m.
Hammond, Louisiana


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Dr. Luis Aguerrevere

Associate professor in the Department of Human Services

Aguerrevere has been selected for a research pilot study grant for his research titled "Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Facial and Emotional Regulation in Individuals with Autism: A Pilot Study."

Dr. Hector Ochoa

Assistant professor in the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy

Ochoa has been selected for a research pilot study grant for his research titled "Establishing a Methodology to Fabricate and Test Super Coiled Polymer Actuators using Traditional and Conductive Polymers."

News & Announcements

Faculty and staff breakfast scheduled for May 2

The next SFA Faculty and Staff Breakfast is scheduled for 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, in the East College Dining Hall.

For a special price of $3, SFA faculty and staff are invited to enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast while catching up with colleagues and making new campus contacts.

Help spread the word about this event, and invite your SFA colleagues to join you.

The monthly Faculty and Staff Breakfast 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.

Department of Biology to host J.H. Burr Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series tonight

SFA’s Department of Biology will host the 29th annual J.H. Burr Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series at 7 p.m. tonight in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.

SFA alumna Laura Livingston will present “The World is your Ostreoidea: The Diversity of Opportunities in Health Professions.”

The speaker series is endowed in honor of Professor J.H. Burr who taught at SFA from 1951 to 1986 and hosts speakers who discuss topics relating to biological research.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Biology at (936) 468-3601.
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Social Events Team hosting faculty and staff happy hour tonight

SFA faculty and staff are invited to a social event from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight 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 preregistration 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.

Breakfast on the Farm scheduled for tomorrow

The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture is hosting a free pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center Beef Farm.

Explore the farm, see animals, take a hayride and enjoy a day of farm activities.

Tickets will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Nacogdoches County Farm Bureau Office, located at 2302 NW Stallings Drive. 

For more information, contact Erin Brown, professor of animal science, at (936) 468-3705 or browneg@sfasu.edu.

Fine Arts

School of Music deploys cutting-edge technology to broadcast first performance online

Last week, SFA’s Sound Recording Technology program used cutting-edge technology to mix and produce the Swingin’ Aces and Swingin’ Axes concert for SFA’s first live broadcast via YouTube.

“This technology not only expands our ability for audio production, but also our ability to provide a higher level of education for our students,” said James Adams, assistant professor of music and SRT program director. “We are now able to take a production event that typically only has room for a few learning experiences and expand it, making it accessible to a larger audience.”

This Dante technology has revolutionized the SRT program’s ability to produce high-quality studio and live recordings and has made SFA academic history with this first successful broadcast.

‘Look & See’ film to be presented May 4

SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts, in partnership with Austin Heights Baptist Church, will present a free, one-night screening of the documentary “Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

“Look & See” revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky, who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their community. The film explores the agrarian philosophy of American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic and farmer Wendell Berry.

According to lookandseefilm.com, in 1965, Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farmhouse and began a life of farming, writing and teaching. This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.

SFA’s combined choirs, orchestra to perform Mozart’s Requiem

SFA’s combined choirs along with the Orchestra of the Pines will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem KV 626 (completed by Franz Xaver Süssmayr) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4, in Turner Auditorium.

Conducted by Dr. Michael Murphy, this masterwork concert will feature SFA’s A Cappella Choir, Murphy, director; Choral Union and Women’s Choir, Dr. Tod Fish, director; and the Orchestra of the Pines, Dr. Gene H. Moon, director.

The performance also will feature faculty soloists Debbie Berry, Nita Hudson, Dr. Richard Berry and Dr. Chris Turner from the School of Music.

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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Storytelling session encourages sharing of ‘Red Dirt Memories’

SFA’s School of Art and SFA Galleries will present “Red Dirt Memories: Storytelling with Jerry Permenter” Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

A native of the Swift community in Nacogdoches County, Permenter, who goes by the name Red DirtBoy on Facebook, grew up in rural East Texas, and his memories of those early years laid the groundwork for what is now the Facebook page Red Dirt Memories, which has quickly garnered more than 5,000 followers.

Permenter will share some of his own “red dirt” memories in storytelling sessions at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

During the storytelling sessions, those in attendance will have the opportunity to share their memories and ask questions as time allows.

For more information, call (936) 468-6557.
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Friday Film Series offers special screening of ‘Jane’ tonight

SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night special screening of the documentary “Jane” at 7 p.m. tonight in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Drawing from more than 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for more than 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of Jane Goodall, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized understanding of the natural world.

For more information about the film, click here. For more information about the First Friday Film Series, call (936) 468-1131.
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SFA bands to present annual Concert in the Park

The SFA bands will present the annual Concert in the Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the wooded area along Vista Drive and in front of the Wright Music Building.

The concert is free to the public. All four SFA concert bands will perform.

A meeting of the Lumberjack Band Alumni Association will be held in the Band Hall following the concert.

Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, honorary band service fraternity and sorority, will sell hamburger plates beginning at 1 p.m. Plates are $5 each and will include a burger, chips and beverage.

For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Wind Symphony to present ‘Red Sky’ concert

SFA’s Wind Symphony will present “Red Sky,” a concert featuring the music of J. Clifton Williams, Anthony Barfield and Steven Reineke, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, in Turner Auditorium.

Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone in the SFA School of Music, will perform on Barfield’s composition for trombone and band, “Red Sky.”

“‘Red Sky’ is, in the composer’s words ‘a mere representation of The Big Bang Theory,’” said Dr. David Campo, associate director of bands at SFA and director of the Wind Symphony.

"As history tells us, the Big Bang is a theory that explains how the universe expanded from one single point. This work focuses on space, matter and energy as a whole," according to the composer's website.

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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