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Friday, May 13
SFA baseball at Southeast Missouri State University
2 p.m.
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

SFA softball vs. Lamar University
11:30 a.m.
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Saturday, May 14
SFA baseball at Southeast Missouri State University
3 p.m.
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Sunday, May 15
SFA baseball at Southeast Missouri State University
11 a.m.
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Monday, May 16
May-mester classes begin
8 a.m.


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Flags to be lowered in honor of Peace Officer Memorial Day

In honor of Peace Officer Memorial Day, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered both the U.S. and Texas flags to be lowered to half-staff Sunday, May 15. Flags will return to full-staff Monday, May 16.

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 on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Regular daily publication will resume at the beginning of the fall semester.

State Rep. Chris Paddie to offer SFA commencement address tomorrow

State Rep. Chris Paddie will offer the commencement address during SFA’s spring graduation ceremonies tomorrow.

Serving his second legislative term representing the Texas House of Representatives District 9, Paddie, a native of Center, served as the vice chairman of the House Energy Resources Committee as well as a member of the Transportation and House Administration Committees.
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Habitat for Humanity of Nacogdoches to hold Masquerade Ball tonight

The Habitat for Humanity of Nacogdoches is hosting a Masquerade Ball beginning at 6 p.m. tonight in the Nacogdoches Civic Center. SFA and Nacogdoches communities are invited to attend.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Habitat ReStore, or from Lacey Claver, assistant director of student engagement at SFA, at claverla@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-1367. Proceeds will benefit the Habitat for Humanity of Nacogdoches.

Athletics

SFA tennis senior Terentyeva named to Academic All-District Seven At-Large Team for second-straight season

Following an impressive senior season both on the tennis court and in the classroom, SFA senior Valeria Terentyeva was selected to the 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District Seven At-Large First Team.

Terentyeva is now a back-to-back Academic All-District At-Large selection and will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot where first, second and third-team All-American honorees will be selected later this month.
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SFA's softball team beats Sam Houston State University in historic comeback

SFA's softball team achieved one of the biggest comebacks in Southland Conference Tournament history Thursday at Cowgirl Field, scoring 11 runs in the seventh inning to rally past rival Sam Houston State University, 14-11.

The Ladyjacks advanced to play Nicholls State University later Thursday evening.

Trailing 10-3 heading into the seventh and final inning, the Ladyjacks stormed back with 11 runs on eight hits to take their first lead of the game, 14-10.
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Ladyjacks advance to today's championship after taking down Nicholls State University

SFA's softball team continued its magical run through the 2016 Southland Conference Tournament, taking down No. 2 Nicholls State University, 1-0, Thursday night at Cowgirl Field to advance to today’s championship.

The Ladyjacks will play No. 3 Lamar University in the semifinals at 11:30 a.m. today with the winner advancing to play top-seeded McNeese State University in the championship game.
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’Jacks travel north for first-ever series with Southeast Missouri State University

SFA's baseball team will face Ohio Valley Conference nemesis Southeast Missouri State University in the series opener at 2 p.m. today in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

The ’Jacks aim to extend their three-game winning streak by sending junior six-game winner Patrick Ledet to the mound today. Tomorrow's game is scheduled for 3 p.m. with the final game set for 11 a.m. Sunday, May 15.
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Fine Arts

SummerStage Festival to offer pair of fun, lighthearted productions

This year’s SummerStage Festival is scheduled from June 24 through July 16 in William M. Turner Auditorium and features the School of Theatre’s presentations of the children’s musical "A Year With Frog and Toad" by Robert and Willie Reale and "Picasso at the Lapin Agile," a witty comedy by actor, screenwriter and stand-up comic Steve Martin.

The festival was launched in 2014 as the School of Theatre sought to reach out to new audiences looking for a fun and easy-going way of spending warm-weather time with family and friends, according to Scott Shattuck, the school’s director.

“The festival brings people together by bringing engaging stories to life,” Shattuck said. “Half the fun is the audience. It’s full of neighbors laughing together and greeting each other before and after the show and at intermission, families making memories, and friends chatting about the amusing experience they’ve shared.”
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Not only is it the last day of the academic semester and the day before graduation, but it’s also Friday the 13. Things such as black cats, bad luck and eerie circumstances are normally associated with this date, but how did that become a “thing” anyway?

Click here to learn 13 reasons why people think the number 13 is unlucky.

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