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Friday, April 7
SFA Planetarium
"Oceans in Space"

7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

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

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

Track and field at Skechers Carl Kight Invitational
All Day
Nacogdoches

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

Baseball vs. Northwestern State University
2 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Softball at University of Central Arkansas
Noon
Conway, Arkansas

Tennis at University of the Incarnate Word
Noon
San Antonio

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

Tennis at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Noon
Corpus Christi

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


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Selden awarded grant from Caddo Nation of Oklahoma

Dr. Robert Selden, research associate with SFA’s Center for Regional Heritage Research, received a $13,000 grant from the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma to fund high-resolution 3-D surface scanning of engraved decorations on Caddo ceramics using a laser profilometer.

The 3-D scans will be used in a subsequent geometric morphometric study to explore differential tool use in the application of decorative elements on Caddo vessels. Following the analysis, the 3-D scans generated by the project will be made available through ScholarWorks and will be viewable in virtual reality.

The project is slated to begin next month and will run for one calendar year.

Orientation Programs planning fall Weeks of Welcome event

SFA Orientation Programs staff members are currently planning the Weeks of Welcome fall schedule.

Weeks of Welcome is a week-long event that aims to welcome new students to campus and introduce them to campus life. For returning students, the event serves as a way to become involved and interact with new students and campus organizations.

Event proposals and sponsorships are currently being collected. More information about Weeks of Welcome is available here.

For more information or to submit a proposal or sponsorship request, contact Emily Jefferson, assistant director of Orientation Programs, at (936) 468-6635 or jeffersoeg@sfasu.edu.


College of Sciences and Mathematics hosts Women in STEM Luncheon and Style Show

SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics presented its third annual Women in STEM Luncheon and Style Show Tuesday.

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

Click here to view photographs of the event.

Center for Teaching and Learning hosting seminars

SFA’s Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting one seminar and two workshops today.

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

The second session, a D2L Quizzes tool workshop, began at 10 a.m. in the CTL faculty lab and will be followed by a workshop on closed captioning videos in YouTube at 3 p.m. in the CTL seminar room. 

For more information, contact Megan Weatherly, instructional designer for the CTL, at (936) 468-1735, or click here.

Strategic plan update meeting to occur today

A meeting to update the campus community on the progress of the strategic plan has been slated for 2 p.m. today 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 with SFA's Center for Teaching and Learning, at (936) 468-1735.

Disability Pride Parade taking place tomorrow

The fourth annual Disability Pride Parade will begin at 2 p.m. tomorrow 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.

SFA hosting National Association for Multicultural Education conference

The Texas chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education will host its 16th annual conference today and tomorrow 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. tonight in the ECRC, Room 212.

Conference events, including poster, breakout and panel sessions, will occur tomorrow 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 tomorrow's events, click here.

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

Campus Recreation

Register for Parents Night Out

Campus Recreation is hosting a Parents Night Out tonight. 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. today.

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

Athletics


SFA multi-events team opens Skechers Carl Kight Invitational

SFA’s track and field multi-event team earned 15 personal bests Thursday during the first day of the 2017 Skechers Carl Kight Invitational at the Fletcher Garner Track at Homer Bryce Stadium in Nacogdoches.

The men’s decathlon and the women’s heptathlon opened the three-day home event.
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Lumberjacks competing against Northwestern State University at home tonight

After experiencing its first loss in more than two weeks, SFA’s baseball team is returning for a 6:30 p.m. game tonight at Jaycees Field to try and keep its Southland Conference winning streak alive by competing in a three-game series against Louisiana rival Northwestern State University.

All three games in the series will be streamed on SFA’s baseball Twitter account. Fans can access the stream by following @SFA_Baseball on Twitter.
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Ladyjacks to compete against University of Central Arkansas this weekend

SFA’s softball team is on the road today to compete in a three-game series against the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas.

The series will begin with a doubleheader at 4 p.m. today at Farris Field, followed by a second game beginning at 6 p.m. The Ladyjacks and Bears also will compete at noon Sunday.
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Fine Arts

Distinguished artist Huerta to serve as Texas National juror

Acclaimed artist Benito Huerta will serve as juror for the 23rd Texas National, SFA’s acclaimed art competition and exhibition, which opens tomorrow and runs through June 10 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Texas National features an assortment of art, including photography, painting, sculpture and mixed media, according to John Handley, director of the SFA galleries. This year’s exhibition includes over 90 pieces of art by 81 artists from 29 states, and will include entries by Sarah Jentsch and Korey Burns, SFA art students whose work Huerta selected for the competition.

Huerta will give an artist/juror talk at 5 p.m. tomorrow at the art center, followed by the announcement of this year’s Texas National winners during the exhibitions’ opening reception, which begins at 6 p.m.
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‘Messiah’ to feature talented student, faculty voices tomorrow

Student and faculty member voices will be featured when the A Cappella Choir at SFA presents a full performance of G.F. Handel’s great oratorio, “Messiah,” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Dr. Tim King, director of choral activities in SFA's School of Music, will conduct Handel’s best-known work. The performance will showcase many of King’s colleagues as soloists.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for students and children. For tickets or more information, call SFA's Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or click here.
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Heifner to conduct beginner workshop in playwriting

The Beta Phi cast of Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society at SFA will host a playwriting workshop with SFA's playwright-in-residence, Jack Heifner.

The workshop is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in Room 303 of the Griffith Fine Arts Building on campus. Cost is $20 for community members and $10 for students attending any college or university.

Seating is limited to 30, and payment will be taken at the door in cash or check form. Proceeds benefit Alpha Psi Omega scholarships. Participants should RSVP to apobetaphi@gmail.com to reserve a seat.
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Percussion Ensemble presenting program of varied works

The Percussion Ensemble at SFA will perform a concert of diverse and intriguing works at 6 p.m. Monday, April 10, in Cole Concert Hall on campus.

The program will feature new and standard compositions for small chamber groups and large ensemble by Daniel Levitan, Rudiger Pawassar, Steven Snowden, Nigel Westlake and Edgard Varèse, according to Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies in the SFA School of Music.

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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This year’s festival will begin April 15 and last throughout May. Click here to view additional photos from previous festivals.

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