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Tuesday, April 4
Baseball at Louisiana Tech University
6 p.m.
Ruston, Louisiana

Wednesday, April 5
Softball at University of North Texas
6 p.m.

Thursday, April 6
Track and field at Skecher's Carl Kight Invitational
All Day

Friday, April 7
Softball at University of Central Arkansas
4 and 6 p.m.
Conway, Arkansas




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News & Announcements

SFA hosting National Association for Multicultural Education conference

The Texas chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education will host its 16th annual conference Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, in SFA’s Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center. The event is sponsored by SFA's James I. Perkins College of Education and Department of Elementary Education, SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs and the National Association for Multicultural Education.

The conference will include a free storytelling event featuring Verdis Daniels Jr. of Nacogdoches from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, in the ECRC, Room 212.

Conference events, including poster, breakout and panel sessions, will occur Saturday, April 8, in the ECRC, along with two keynote speakers and a luncheon. Dr. Marlon C. James, assistant professor of urban education and the co-director of the collaborative for advancing urban school excellence at Texas A&M University, will be the morning speaker.

The second keynote speaker will be Dr. Cherry Ross Gooden who retired from Texas Southern University in 2013 after 36 years of service.

To register for Saturday's events, click here.

For more information, contact Dr. Brandon Fox at foxbrand@sfasu.edu.

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 now through April 21 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 education coordinator recognized for service

Elyce Rodewald, education coordinator for SFA Gardens, was one of six women to receive a service award from the Nacogdoches chapter of the American Association of University Women during the 2017 Woman of the Year Awards Banquet held on March 28.

Since joining SFA Gardens in 2001, Rodewald has reached thousands of children and adults through after school and special programming aimed at introducing the community to the natural world. This diverse programming includes garden seminars, lectures, tours, and special children's programming such as Nacogdoches Naturally and Bugs, Bees, Butterflies and Blossoms, a cooperative program with the SFA's James I. Perkins College of Education.
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Diversity Week kicking off today

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is kicking off its annual Diversity Week today. The week will feature social and educational programs demonstrating the value of diversity and multiculturalism and creating meaningful dialogue in the SFA community.

A Diversity Week kickoff event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Plaza and will feature a diversity canvas, where students are encouraged to help paint a mural showcasing SFA’s diversity.

For more information, visit OMA’s website, or email OMA@sfasu.edu.
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College of Sciences and Mathematics hosting luncheon and style show Tuesday

SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics will present its third annual Women in STEM Luncheon and Style Show at noon tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The luncheon is an effort to raise funds to create scholarships for women who are majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines at SFA.

For more information about the event, including ticket and table reservations, email Kim Carmona, project coordinator for the College of Sciences and Mathematics, at kdcarmona@sfasu.edu.
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Campus Recreation

Women's self-defense class offered tomorrow

SFA's Student Recreation Center and the university police department will offer a women's self-defense class at 5:15 p.m. tomorrow in the gymnastics room of the Norton H.P.E. Complex on campus.

Attendees will learn the fundamentals of self-defense from a teacher certified in the Rape Aggression Defense System.

The class is open to all women on campus, including employees and students.  

Class size is limited. To register, contact Jessica Waguespack, employee wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056.

Spring swim lesson registration ends today

SFA’s Student Recreation Center is offering child swimming lessons April 11 through May 4 for children of all ages. The course teaches challenging and progressive lessons from the American Red Cross program, and all teachers are certified American Red Cross instructors.

The registration deadline is 5 p.m. today.

To register, visit the center’s administrative office, or click here.


Lumberjacks sweep University of the Incarnate Word, 19-6

SFA’s baseball team defeated the University of the Incarnate Word, 19-6, Saturday at Sullivan Field in San Antonio.

SFA team members Alex Hrinevich, Zac Michener and Josh Evans each scored two-run homers in a 10-run fourth inning helping the Lumberjacks claim the win.
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Hornberger’s homer gives Ladyjacks edge against Sam Houston State University

The final season match-up between SFA's softball team and Sam Houston State University took place Saturday at the Bearkat Softball Stadium in Hunstville. SFA freshman Kiriany Hornberger started things off for the Ladyjacks with a lead-off solo shot over the left fence on the game's third pitch.

Hornberger went 2-for-3 on the day with the RBI from the homer, helping lead the Ladyjacks to a 3-1 win.
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Big plays highlight football team’s first spring scrimmage

With one week of spring camp under its belt, SFA’s football team showcased its progress in the first scrimmage of the spring season Saturday at Homer Bryce Stadium.

“I was very pleased with what I saw today and thought we did some really good things,” said SFA head football coach Clint Conque. “We were limited in our numbers, having just 53 players, not including quarterbacks and specialists, able to go, and I thought there was a great effort across the board. The offense came out strong and kind of set the tempo early as the defense was a little sluggish. But all in all a good effort and good to see the progress of this team.”
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Women's 4x400 finishes ninth in 2017 Texas Relays

The star of SFA’s track and field team at the 2017 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays was the women’s 4x400-meter relay squad, who qualified for the final race Saturday in Austin.
The team of SFA student-athletes Imani Nave, Tiffany Williams, Chelsi Gill and Aliyah Davis qualified once again for a chance at the Texas Relays title in the final race of the night. The Ladyjacks, the only Southland Conference school in the race, finished with a time of 3:48.32, placing them ninth overall.
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Fine Arts

Trombone Choir to perform eclectic program

The Trombone Choir at SFA will celebrate International Trombone Week with a concert showcasing various music styles at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The concert will feature a combination of trombone quartets and trombone choir, according to Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone in SFA's School of Music and the choir’s director.

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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