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Thursday, April 6
Track and field at Skechers Carl Kight Invitational
1 p.m.

Friday, April 7
SFA Planetarium
"Oceans in Space"

7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

Baseball vs. Northwestern State University
6:30 p.m.

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

Track and field at Skechers Carl Kight Invitational
All Day

Saturday, April 8
Track and field at Skechers Carl Kight Invitational
All Day

Baseball vs. Northwestern State University
2 p.m.

Softball at University of Central Arkansas
Conway, Arkansas

Tennis at University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio

Sunday, April 9
Baseball vs. Northwestern State University
1 p.m.

Women's golf at Hoya Invitational
All Day
Beallsville, Maryland

Women's tennis at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi




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News & Announcements

Flags lowered today in honor of John Glenn

The U.S. flag will be lowered to half-staff today in honor of former U.S. Sen., NASA astronaut and Navy aviator John Glenn.

Flags will return to full-staff tomorrow.

Psychology students, faculty members make 52 presentations at conference

More than 50 faculty members, graduate students and undergraduate students from SFA's Department of Psychology presented a total of 44 research posters and eight research talks at the Southwestern Psychological Association annual conference in San Antonio March 31 through April 2.

The faculty member and student research presentations were the result of more than 60 research projects carried out in the department’s social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, clinical psychology, forensic psychology and behavioral/cognitive neuroscience research laboratories.

During the past year, nearly 2,000 participants volunteered to participate in the department’s research programs generating more than 6,000 hours or research credit hours.

“This impressive research productivity is due to the fact that the faculty members are dedicated researchers who spend countless hours mentoring hard working and talented students in their research laboratories," said Dr. Scott Hutchens, department chair. "We would not be able to maintain such a prolific department research program without our dedicated laboratory space and state-of-the-art psychophysiological measuring and eye-tracking equipment.”

SFA graduate student, alumna named Whitehouse ISD Innovators of the Year

Lannette Burlingame, an SFA special education graduate student, and orientation and mobility alumna Kimberly Bittick have been named Whitehouse Independent School District Innovators of the Year for their "Learning in Three Dimensions" project.

"There are so many wonderful educators in our district, and I am very humbled to be selected for this award," Burlingame said. "Most of all, I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to provide the innovative teaching materials that a 3-D printer can provide to our students."
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Disability Pride Parade to take place Saturday

The fourth annual Disability Pride Parade will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, in downtown Nacogdoches.

The mission of the parade is to develop a sense of pride and empowerment in people with disabilities, empower people with disabilities to openly declare pride in who they are and educate the community about disability as a beautiful aspect of diversity.

The parade is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Alan Larson, associate professor of human services, at (936) 468-1150.

Strategic plan update meeting to occur tomorrow

A meeting to update the campus community on the progress of the strategic plan has been slated for 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater.

During the meeting, members of various strategic planning teams will provide updates on work from their areas.

For more information, contact Megan Weatherly, instructional designer, at (936) 468-1735.

Center for teaching and learning hosting seminars

SFA’s Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting seminars today and tomorrow.

The first session, “Make and Take: Instructional Video,” will begin at 2 p.m. today in Steen Library, Room 220A. The session will be facilitated by Megan Weatherly, instructional designer for the CTL; Dr. Nina Ellis-Hervey, assistant professor of human services; and Randy Watson, technology coordinator for the CTL.

The second session, “Mentoring Conversation Circle,” will begin at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Steen Library Wyatt Room. The session will be facilitated by Carolyn Conn, assistant professor of lighting and sound design.

The CTL also will host a D2L Quizzes tool workshop at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the CTL faculty lab, followed by a workshop on closed captioning videos in YouTube at 3 p.m. in the CTL seminar room. 

For more information, contact Weatherly at (936) 468-1735, or click here.

Office of Multicultural Affairs hosting Salsa Magic tonight

SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting Diversity Week with events that promote cultural awareness.

Salsa Magic, an event led by Lee "El Gringuito" and Kat "La Gata," an international dance duo specializing in the bachata, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight in the student center plaza. The event aims to teach community members how to dance to salsa, merengue, bachata and reggaeton. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, click here, or contact the OMA at (936) 468-1073.
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East Texas Garage Sale taking place April 29

SFA’s Student Activities Association will host the annual East Texas Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 29, in SFA’s commuter parking lot. SFA students and faculty and staff members are encouraged to bring items they’d like to sell in the largest garage sale of the year.

Garage sale spots are free, and SAA will provide one table and two chairs for each participant. 

To reserve a spot, contact SAA at (936) 468-1222, or email Canaan Daniels, coordinator of student engagement, at danielscL1@sfasu.edu.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation hosting Parents Night Out tomorrow

Campus Recreation is hosting a Parents Night Out tomorrow. Parents can drop kids off as early as 6 p.m.

Kids will enjoy a fun-filled night of camp activities, pizza and a movie. Parents may pick up their children any time before midnight. The cost is $20 per camper. Registration closes at 5 p.m. tomorrow.

For more information and to register, call (936) 468-3507, or email CampusREC@sfasu.edu.


Ladyjacks fall to University of North Texas, 6-1

SFA’s softball team started its week on the road competing against the University of North Texas yesterday in Denton. UNT put up a run early in the second inning before SFA fought for a tying run in the fifth inning.

The Mean Green fired away in the bottom fifth, surging through a five-run inning and sealing the game at 6-1.
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Skechers Carl Kight Invitational opens at home today

SFA’s track and field team will host the annual Skechers Carl Kight Invitational today through Saturday at the Fletcher Garner Track inside Homer Bryce Stadium in Nacogdoches. The meet is the Lumberjacks' lone home event and a perfect opportunity for fans to come out and support the track and field teams.

Student-athletes from 14 different schools in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas will compete in the weekend event.
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Fine Arts

Concert to present SFA’s best music students tonight

The Orchestra of the Pines at SFA will present the final round of the annual Concerto/Aria Competition at 6 p.m. tonight in the Cole Concert Hall on campus. The event is open to the public, and admission is free.

Each year, SFA's orchestra program hosts a competition inviting students to perform and vie for a spot as a guest artist with the orchestra in the next concert season.

For more information, contact SFA's School of Music at (936) 468-4602.
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