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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
Noon and 2 p.m.

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

Track and field at two-day SFA Carl Kight Invitational

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

Soccer at Louisiana Tech University
3 p.m.
Ruston, Louisiana

Softball vs. University of Central Arkansas

Tennis vs. University of the Incarnate Word
11 a.m.

Sunday, April 8
Baseball vs. Northwestern State University
1 p.m.
Natchitoches, Louisiana

Tennis vs. Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi

Monday, April 9
Women's golf at all-day Lamar Cardinal Match Play Challenge




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News & Announcements

SFA Gardens to host Earth Day celebration and plant sale

SFA Gardens will host its annual Garden Gala Day Plant Sale and SFA Earth Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

A wide variety of hard-to-find, "Texas tough" plants will be available, including Texas natives, heirlooms, tropicals, perennials, shrubs, trees and exclusive SFA and Greg Grant introductions.

The Earth Day celebration features educational booths and activities for kids of all ages, including yoga and tree ID hikes, free local food, a drum circle and more.

For more information and a list of available plants, call (936) 468-4129 or visit sfagardens.sfasu.edu.
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Alumni Association to host SFA Sportsman Social tomorrow

Join the SFA Alumni Association for the second annual SFA Sportsman Social from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Meadow Ridge Archery and Gun.

The event will include balloon pop archery, live music, food and beverages. The cost to attend is $10, which includes one round of balloon pop archery.

The event is open to everyone. For more information, click here.

Student Appreciation Week to be celebrated at SFA

SFA, along with colleges and universities across the country, will recognize the importance of the student work experience during Student Employment Appreciation Week, which runs Monday, April 9, through Friday, April 13.

Student Appreciation Week celebrates the contributions student workers make in the multitude of roles they fill. For ideas and suggestions for your student workers, visit the Human Resources website.

For details regarding the use of departmental funds for student worker gift purchases, refer to Policy 3.18 - Gifts, Prizes and Awards. For questions regarding p-card purchases, contact Brittany Goad, p-card coordinator, at bmgoad@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-4353. For questions regarding the use of departmental funds, please contact the Controller's Office at (936) 468-2303.

College of Education to host economic education training

SFA’s James I. Perkins College of Education is hosting "Show Me The Moohlah!," a curriculum training on economic education, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 16 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room 2.106 and April 21 in the McKibben Education Building, Room 258.

Nancy Shepherd, director for the SFA Center of Economic Education, will present curriculum training, which will include free resources for the classroom, explanations of student programs, a resource chart for courses and a review of lesson structure. This training is intended for teacher candidates in economics, government, career and technical education, math, U.S. history, and anyone teaching current events or public issues.

There will be a drawing to receive a Virtual Economics 4.5 pin drive, which contains 1,400 lessons for kindergarten through 12th grade economics, financial literacy and entrepreneurship courses.

Registration is due Monday, April 9.

For more information or to register, email Shepherd at shepherdn@sfasu.edu.

Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Amanda McWhirt

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Dr. Amanda McWhirt, assistant horticulture professor at the University of Arkansas, will present “I Have a Thorny Issue to Discuss: Blackberry Basics.”

For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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Office of Research and Graduate Studies to host open house

SFA’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies is hosting an open house to showcase their newly combined offices from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 421.

Bring your business card to enter in the drawing.

STEM Business and Industry Speaker Series scheduled for April 11

SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics will host the STEM Business and Industry Speaker Series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Math Building, Lecture Hall 101.

The event aims to connect students to science, technology, engineering and mathematics professionals, enabling them to learn from leaders in their field as well as other successful STEM students.

James Dickerson, retired senior managing counsel with Dow Chemical Company and former SFA regent, will speak about the emerging opportunities in STEM fields. SFA biochemistry senior Carmel Tovar will discuss her decision to attend the university and her passion for science.

The event is free and open to all majors.
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SFA - 7 vs. The University of Texas at Arlington - 4


SFA - 0 vs. Northwestern State University - 5

Fine Arts

Concert to feature new works of Texas composers tonight

The Texas New Music Ensemble will make its first appearance at SFA when the newly formed group performs at 6 p.m. tonight 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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Senior theatre student to direct ‘Nine’

SFA’s School of Theatre will present the one-act play “Nine” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, in the Downstage Theatre.

Written by Jane Shepard, “Nine” will be directed by Lewisville senior theatre major Marie Phillips. The play is about two women who are chained to a room by unseen forces. Exercise and discussing their memories help them get through the day. As they hang on to life, they explore truth, bonds and hope, according to Phillips.

The play is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $4. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.
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Celtic Harp Band to perform Irish favorites

SFA’s School of Music and its Calliope Concert Series will present the Celtic Harp Band in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 8, in Cole Concert Hall.

Present and past SFA harp students will come together to perform Irish music on smaller, Celtic harps. The program also will include poetry of W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, Thomas Moore, Eavan Boland and Spike Milligan read by Dr. Jamie Weaver, associate professor of music history. Among the selections to be performed are “Londonderry Air (Danny Boy),” “The Harp That Once Through Tara’s Halls” and “Wearin’ o’ the Green.”

Admission is free. For more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Burning Man is an annual event celebrating radical, expressive art and culminates in the burning of most of the artistic creations, leaving no trace of its existence.

This year, some of the large-scale work from this desert gathering will be on display in the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C.

To see pictures and videos of this extravagant exhibit, click here.

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