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Wednesday, April 4
Baseball vs. the University of Texas at Arlington
7 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Softball vs. Northwestern State University
5 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Friday, April 6
Baseball vs. Northwestern State University
6:30 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana

SFA Planetarium
"Ocean of Space"

7 p.m.
Math Building planetarium

Softball vs. University of Central Arkansas
4 and 6 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Tennis at Prairie View A&M University
1 p.m.
Prairie View

Track and field at two-day SFA Carl Kight Invitational
Nacogdoches

Saturday, April 7
Baseball vs. Northwestern State University
2 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana

Softball vs. University of Central Arkansas
Noon
Nacogdoches


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Dr. Rajat Mishra

assistant professor, management and marketing

Mishra has been named editor-in-chief of the Modern Project Management Journal by Modern Business Press, an online network of business, technology, computing and education journals.

The Modern Project Management Journal features the latest research on various areas of project management from scholars and practitioners around the world. The journal will target papers from academicians and practitioners aimed toward bridging the gap between theory of project management and its implementation in the real world.

Additionally, Mishra serves on the editorial board and is a reviewer for the International Journal of Business Management and Business Quest. He is a reviewer for the International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management and is on the editorial board for the International Journal of Modern Management Sciences.


Two faculty members co-authored article

Drs. Raul F. Prezas, associate professor in Human Services, and Paul R. Shockley, lecturer in the Division of Multidisciplinary Programs, co-authored an article, “Honoring All Perspectives in Ethical Challenges: A Practical Method for Preserving Human Dignity in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Cases,” in the Texas Speech Language Hearing Association’s Communicologist publication.

The manuscript proposes an eight-fold method for honoring personal dignity of practitioners, clients and families when moral conflicts arises. It offers a case study example and addresses the broader perspective of virtue ethics in the speech and language setting.

News & Announcements

Office of Research and Graduate Studies to present spring workshop

The Office of Research and Graduate Studies will present its spring workshop, Grant Writing 101, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, and from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Steen Library Wyatt Room.

This workshop provides an overview of the principles of writing a successful proposal, the life cycle of the proposal process and the elements of an effective proposal. The workshop also will help participants determine the right funding source for their project.

To RSVP, email Sherry Tucker, administrative assistant, at tuckers1@sfasu.edu, or call (936) 468-6606.

Learn about Italy in upcoming Global Gateway

Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to join the Office of International Programs for a presentation about Italy at 3 p.m. Friday, April 6, in the Ferguson Building, Room 479.

An SFA international student from Italy will discuss her country, traditions and lifestyle, as well as offer authentic Italian food samples. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

For more information, contact Tetyana Kucher, international programs coordinator, at (936) 468-1779 or kucherta@sfasu.edu.

Center for Digital Scholarship to hold open access and predatory publishers workshop

Discussions about legitimate open access publishers versus predatory publishers are taking place on university campuses across the country with articles appearing in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Times Higher Education and other academic publications.

To address the concerns and questions many faculty members have on this topic, SFA’s Center for Digital Scholarship will host the workshop “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Open Access and Predatory Publishers.” From 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 11, in the Steen Library Wyatt Room.

Phil Reynolds, scholarly communications librarian, will draw clear distinctions between legitimate OA publishers and publications and predatory publishers. The information shared at the workshop will help faculty members identify predatory publishers and avoid falling prey to spam email solicitations and predatory publishers’ websites.

Contact cds@sfasu.edu for more information.

SFA partners with GETCAP to celebrate National Week of the Young Child

SFA’s Early Childhood Laboratory, in partnership with the Greater East Texas Community Action Program’s Head Start Program, invites the community to participate in the Week of the Young Child, which will be observed Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 20, in Nacogdoches County.

The annual Family Fun Day will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Festival Park in downtown Nacogdoches. This free event will include many fun-filled activities for children and families to do together.
 
During the week, all daycares, schools or other organizations working with children are encouraged to join together and honor young children and their families.

For more information, contact the SFA Early Childhood Laboratory at (936) 468-4006.
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Athletics

Men's golf

The men's golf team finished third at the Bearkat Invitational.

Fine Arts

Concert to feature new works of Texas composers tomorrow

The Texas New Music Ensemble will make its first appearance at SFA when the newly formed group performs at 6 p.m. tomorrow in Cole Concert Hall.

The Texas New Music Ensemble is a Houston-based, mixed chamber ensemble focused solely on the work of Texas composers.

The SFA performance will feature TNME flutist Meg Griffith performing a set of intense and alluring works for flute, piccolo and electronics.

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’s Music Prep announces spring recital schedule

The Music Preparatory Division in SFA’s School of Music will begin its spring recital schedule with a performance of The Celtic Harp Band at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 8, in Cole Concert Hall.

The band features harp students of Emily Mitchell, harp instructor and SFA artist-in-residence.

For a full schedule of recitals, click here. All recitals are free and open to the public.

For a complete listing of classes and types of instruction available through the Music Preparatory Division, contact Pat Barnett, director, at (936) 468-1291, or visit music.sfasu.edu/prep.

Children’s series presents ‘The Ugly Duckling’

The Children’s Performing Arts Series at SFA will celebrate a classic tale of friendship and self-confidence when Virginia Repertory Theatre presents “The Ugly Duckling” in two performances Friday, April 27, on the SFA campus.

This production targets children in kindergarten through fifth grade. An online study guide assists teachers in incorporating classroom activities, including having students write their own fairy tales, into their curriculums. Other core instructional activities focus on elements of history, science and social sciences.

Performances are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Turner Auditorium in the Griffith Fine Arts Building. Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more.
To order tickets, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Click here for additional information.
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