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Friday, May 12
SFA Planetarium
"The Planets"

7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

Baseball at Lamar University
6 p.m.

Saturday, May 13
Baseball at Lamar University
2 p.m.

Sunday, May 14
Baseball at Lamar University
1 p.m.




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News & Announcements

Save the date: Texas Blueberry Festival scheduled for June 10

The 28th annual Texas Blueberry Festival, a day-long celebration of the annual blueberry harvest, will take place June 10 in downtown Nacogdoches.

The festival will begin at 8 a.m. and will include arts and crafts vendors, tasty treats, shows, activities and more.

Click here for more information.

Flags to be lowered Monday in honor of Peace Officer Memorial Day

Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered that the Texas and U.S. flags be flown at half-staff Monday, May 15, in honor of Peace Officer Memorial Day. Flags will return to full-staff on Tuesday, May 16.

Selden publishes article in Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

Dr. Robert Z. Selden Jr., research associate with SFA’s Center for Regional Heritage Research, recently published an article titled, “Asymmetry of Caddo ceramics from the Washington Square Mound site: An exploratory analysis,” in a publication named Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage.

The article discusses how, while pursuing a study of 3-D geometric morphometrics for ceramic burial vessels that often articulate with Q3 the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act from the ancestral Caddo region, there have been no shortage of potentially meaningful observations, one of which is rotational asymmetry in coil-built vessels.

Using Geomagic Design X (reverse-engineering software) and Geomagic Control X (inspection software), metrics associated with rotational asymmetry were generated then analyzed. Results indicate variable asymmetry among the different vessel shapes (i.e., bottles, jars, etc.), which may augment and strengthen studies and discussion of vessel form. Future directions include the incorporation of directional and possibly fluctuating asymmetry measures for the widest vessel profiles. Preliminary results point toward substantive analytical gains that can be used to augment more traditional ceramic analyses as well as geometric morphometric studies of ceramic vessel shape.

SFA Today to publish weekly

SFA Today will begin publishing a single weekly issue next week after the end of the academic semester.

The weekly issue will be published Wednesdays throughout the summer. Regular daily publication will resume at the beginning of the fall semester.

Dr. Tim Clipson to offer spring commencement address tomorrow

Dr. Tim Clipson, SFA professor in the Department of Business Communication and Legal Studies and SFA 101 Freshman Success coordinator, will offer the commencement address during the university’s spring graduation ceremonies tomorrow.

Clipson has served SFA for 36 years in various roles and was recently named professor emeritus in the Department of Business Communication and Legal Studies. He will retire from SFA May 31.

“Dr. Clipson is one of the best-known and beloved professors on campus. His leadership has helped move the university forward, and his legacy will leave a lasting impact on generations of Lumberjacks,” said Dr. Baker Pattillo, university president.
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Deadline Sunday for fall 2017 service-learning mini grants

The proposal deadline for fall 2017 service-learning mini grants is 5 p.m. Sunday, May 14.

Click here for proposal guidelines and information about integrating a service-learning project into a course.

Proposals must be submitted via this online form.

For questions or more information, contact Molly Moody, assistant director of student engagement, leadership and service, at moodymk@sfasu.edu.


Final season road games send Lumberjacks to Beaumont

SFA’s baseball team is traveling today to Beaumont for a three-game Southland Conference series against Lamar University in hopes of securing a spot in the Southland Conference Tournament.

The Lumberjacks currently sit sixth in conference standings with six league games remaining. The top eight teams in final standings will advance to the Southland Conference Tournament in Sugar Land.
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Track and field team aims for third-straight conference title

SFA’s Track and Field team is traveling east today to New Orleans for the 2017 Southland Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
The team looks to make school history again as it pursues its third-straight Southland Men’s Team Title. Last year, the men clenched the program’s first back-to-back title with 172.0 points, 23 points more than the second-place team, Sam Houston State University.
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Fine Arts

Awards presented at annual Art Alliance Spring Show

The Art Alliance student organization at SFA recently held its 34th annual Spring Art Show in the School of Art galleries. Forty-four art students entered 82 works.

Benito Huerta, distinguished artist and juror of Texas National 2017, juried the show. He chose 60 works for inclusion.

Each winner received a cash prize.
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Jones named national president of theatre honor society

Dr. Richard Jones, professor of theatre at SFA, was named president of Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society earlier this spring, bringing nationwide attention to SFA and its School of Theatre.

An APO advisor at various universities off and on for 15 years, including the past six for SFA’s Beta Phi cast, Jones will now preside over the organization’s annual meeting. He also is responsible for reviewing nominations for honorary memberships and determining scholarship recipients, among other duties.
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