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This Week's Calendar

Tuesday, May 1
Softball vs. Texas Southern University
3 p.m.

Friday, May 4
Baseball vs. Nicholls State University
6:30 p.m.

SFA Planetarium
"Oceans in Space"

7 p.m.
Math Building planetarium

Softball vs. Abilene Christian University
1 and 3 p.m.

Track and field at three-day Southland Conference Outdoor Championships
San Antonio

Saturday, May 5
Baseball vs. Nicholls State University
2 p.m.

Softball vs. Abilene Christian University

Sunday, May 6
Baseball vs. Nicholls State University
1 p.m.




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News & Announcements

SFA flag lowered in honor of student

The SFA flag is lowered today in honor of SFA student Shelton O. Portee, who died April 25. Portee was a general business major from Houston.

The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs is gathering information about any planned memorial gatherings. You may contact them at (936) 468-7249 or DOSA@sfasu.edu.

The 2018 Stone Fort yearbooks are here

If you would like to purchase one or more Stone Fort yearbooks for your SFA department, email Student Publications Coordinator Rachel Clark at clarkr1@sfasu.edu. Please also include a FOAP for IDT in the email.

The 2018 yearbooks are $67 each.

While supplies last, we also have many past years’ Stone Fort yearbooks available for the bargain price of $30 each. If you would like to purchase any past yearbooks, include the desired years in your email.

The yearbooks will be delivered promptly to your department. If you have any questions, call SFA Student Publications at (936) 468-4703.

SFA Center for Regional Heritage Research exhibit now open

SFA’s Center for Regional Heritage Research’s “More Than a Riveter” exhibit opened last week at the Nacogdoches Railroad Depot.

Sophia Savage, a counseling graduate student assistant for the CRHR, and Kierstin Smith, a DeWitt School of Nursing student, created the exhibit, which aims to preserve the history of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps stationed in Nacogdoches during World War II.

The exhibit showcases numerous artifacts donated from collectors and museums throughout Texas. Artifacts include a WAAC uniform and scrapbook. Savage and Smith also created posters, an oral history video and two interactive kiosks.

“More Than a Riveter” will continue through June 16. The depot is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and admission is free.

For more information on SFA’s Center for Regional Heritage Research, click here.
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Name that truck

The School of Human Sciences is acquiring a mobile food laboratory, and we would like your input regarding a name for this new asset. This one-of-a-kind truck will be utilized at special events on campus and across East Texas and for recruitment at career and college fairs. It will allow SFA students to experience active learning in a realistic setting and will encourage them as entrepreneurs in creating and executing a business plan.

So, put on your thinking caps and use your creativity to suggest a name you think will best represent SFA, the James I. Perkins College of Education, and students in the hospitality administration program and the food, nutrition and dietetics program. The theme and menu of the mobile food lab will change frequently, so be sure to suggest a name that is all-encompassing of great food.

Complete this survey to suggest a name.



SFA - 0 vs. McNeese State University - 5
SFA - 11 vs. McNeese State University - 8
SFA - 4 vs. McNeese State University - 3


SFA - 1 vs. Southeastern Louisiana University - 2
SFA - 3 vs. Southeastern Louisiana University - 7

Fine Arts

Wind Symphony to present ‘Red Sky’ concert tonight

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. tonight in Turner Auditorium.

Dr. Deb Scott, professor of trombone in SFA's 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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SFA School of Theatre plans memorial service to honor Nielsen

A celebration of the life of Dr. Alan Nielson, theatre professor emeritus at SFA and former creator and director of The Original Cast, SFA's cabaret troupe, will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 6, in Turner Auditorium.

Nielsen passed away March 26 in Nacogdoches. He was 72.

Hosted by SFA's School of Theatre, the memorial service is designed to give former students and colleagues, as well as community friends, an opportunity to share memories of the ways in which their lives were influenced by Nielson, who was affectionately known as “Butch” and respectfully described as “a Renaissance man.”
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“We're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

This summer you have to chance to follow the yellow brick road when a famously failed theme park, The Land of Oz, opens for six days in June. This park, located in North Carolina, has been closed for 35 years, but now “Wizard of Oz” enthusiasts can enjoy one-hour guided tours.

Discover more here.

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