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This Week's Calendar

Tuesday, May 3
SFA baseball vs. the University of Arkansas-Little Rock
6:30 p.m.
Jaycees Field

Friday, May 6
SFA softball vs. Sam Houston State University
3 p.m.
SFA Softball Field

SFA Planetarium "The Endless Horizon" showing
7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

SFA baseball vs. McNeese State University
6:30 p.m.
Jaycees Field

SFA track and field at the Southland Conference Outdoor Championships
Corpus Christi

SFA Ring Big Dip ceremonies
9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom

Saturday, May 7
SFA softball vs. Sam Houston State University
1 and 3 p.m.
SFA Softball Field

SFA baseball vs. McNeese State University
2 p.m.
Jaycees Field

SFA track and field at the Southland Conference Outdoor Championships
Corpus Christi

Sunday, May 8
SFA baseball vs. McNeese State University
1 p.m.
Jaycees Field

SFA track and field at the Southland Conference Outdoor Championships
Corpus Christi




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The Surfin’ Steve 7-inch bobblehead will be offered exclusively to SFA faculty and staff members for the next 48 hours (until 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 3).

Bobbleheads are $30 each (tax included) and can be purchased and picked up at the Tracie D. Pearman Alumni Center on Vista Drive, or you can purchase bobbleheads online. There is a limit of five bobbleheads per employee.

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News & Announcements

Staff members recognized for years of service

More than 50 SFA staff members were recently honored for their services to the university during the 32nd annual Staff and Retiree Recognition Award Ceremony.

Those honored included employees with 10, 20 and 30 years of service, as well as recipients of the President's Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement and excellent services.
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Veronica Weaver new face of SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs

Sitting in a purple room with purple axe handles pinned above her desk, Veronica Weaver talks about her decade-long transition from student to orientation supervisor and, just this year, to head of SFA’s Office of Multicultural Affairs.

“OMA was what I expected as far as the programs it hosts,” said Weaver, the campus organization’s new director. “What I wasn’t expecting is just how passionate the students would be about everything — politics, social justice. I also underestimated the power of the community and its support of OMA events.”
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Final Faculty Senate meeting of the year scheduled for Wednesday

The SFA Faculty Senate will hold its last meeting of the year at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center tiered classroom, Room 2.201.

Topics will include recognition of outgoing senators, 2016-17 officer elections and installation of incoming senators.

All faculty members are invited to attend. The meeting will be live streamed online.

SFA students to present Snapple ad campaign today at Cole Art Center

Classes across campus collaborated during the course of several months to produce an entry for the National Student Advertising Competition, which took place in April.

SFA students, who created an innovative Snapple campaign, will present their work at 5 p.m. today at the Cole Art Center in downtown Nacogdoches. The event is free and the public is invited to attend. Awards will be given and refreshments will be provided.
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Strategic Plan campus update scheduled for May 5

Two of the Strategic Plan working groups will update the campus community on their progress and recommendations in Strategy Update Sessions Thursday, May 5, in the Math Building, Room 101. Each of the working groups will make a short presentation followed by audience questions, comments and discussion.

At 1:30 p.m., members of the Career Development Integration Team will present their recommendations for better integrating career development into all years of a student's experience.

At 2:30 p.m., members of the Teaching and Learning Advancement Team will present their recommendations for refreshing classroom spaces across campus.

All members of the campus community are invited to attend.

For more information, click here, or contact Megan Weatherly, strategic plan coordinator, at (936) 468-1735 or (936) 468-1043.

SFA community invited to 2016 Bright Ideas Conference on May 4

The SFA community is invited to the 2016 Bright Ideas Conference on Wednesday, May 4.

The conference celebrates the research, scholarship and artistry of SFA faculty members and provides a platform for SFA faculty and staff members to discuss their professional research and creative interests with the SFA and local communities.

The Main Poster Session will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. From 10 to 11 a.m., there will be an authors and artists reception in the BPSC Grand Ballroom.

The Bright Ideas Conference Award Ceremony and Luncheon is scheduled for noon to 1:30 p.m. and is invitation only.

The conference will end with a Professional Development Recognition Ceremony from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the BPSC Regents’ Suite B.


Softball team secures Southland Conference Tournament berth with 7-6 win at Northwestern State University

SFA’s softball team upended out-of-state rival Northwestern State University, 7-6, Sunday afternoon at Lady Demon Diamond in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Ladyjacks took two of three games from the reigning league champions during the weekend and secured a berth to the 2016 Southland Conference Tournament.

After a back-and-forth battle, the Ladyjacks and Lady Demons went into the seventh inning, 6-6. With two outs, Autumn Holloway gave the Ladyjacks life with a single through the left side of the infield. NSU then pitched around hot-hitting Brittany Lewis to bring Taylor LeFlore to the dish.
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’Jacks finish three-game sweep of Abilene Christian University with 7-2 win

With the help of SFA freshmen Tyler Starks, Austin Hearn and Seth Campbell, SFA’s baseball team beat Southland Conference foe Abilene Christian University, 7-2, Sunday afternoon in Abilene.

Overall, the ’Jacks recorded a three-game sweep against ACU.
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Thornell leads 16-hit SFA charge, Nouis strong on the hill in 13-4 win at Abilene Christian University

A quick pace on the hill by SFA starting pitcher Erik Nouis set the tone for another lopsided win for the ’Jacks.

Perfect through his first four innings against Abilene Christian University, Nouis notched five strikeouts in six innings to land his third win of the season as the ’Jacks beat ACU, 13-4, Saturday afternoon at Crutcher Scott Field. Senior Kyle Thornell led a 16-hit Lumberjack assault at the plate by going 4-for-5 with his ninth home run of the year, as well as a pair of doubles and three RBIs.
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Terran Vaughn signs free-agent contract with Oakland Raiders

SFA added to its long tradition of Lumberjacks transitioning to the professional football ranks Saturday as senior offensive lineman Terran Vaughn signed an undrafted free-agent contract with the Oakland Raiders following the final round of the 2016 National Football League Draft.

Vaughn becomes the 74th Lumberjack to sign a contract with a NFL team in program history, joining former Lumberjacks Josh Aubrey (Tennessee Titans), Willie Jefferson (Washington Redskins) and Gus Johnson (Atlanta Falcons), who are all currently on NFL active or practice squad rosters.
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Lewis mashes late grand slam to send SFA over Northwestern State University, 5-3

SFA softball junior first baseman Brittany Lewis has proven time and time again during her collegiate career that she belongs in the conversation as one of the best players in the Southland Conference.

Trailing 3-1 with the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Lewis sent a line drive laser over the fence in center field for a grand slam to lift SFA’s team over Northwestern State University, 5-3, in dramatic fashion.
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Fine Arts

Wind Symphony to present ‘Tin Pan Alley’ tonight

The Wind Symphony at SFA will present the program “Tin Pan Alley” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in William M. Turner Auditorium on campus.

The program will showcase music by early 20th century American composers, such as Scott Joplin and George Gershwin, according to Dr. Tamey Anglley, acting associate director of bands at SFA. The concert also will feature SFA School of Music faculty member Dr. Nathan Nabb, professor of saxophone.
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SFA film series to feature Academy Award-winning ‘Ida’

SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “Ida” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, the film tells the story of Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, who is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation, according to imdb.
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Latin Lumberjacks to celebrate Cinco de Mayo

The Latin Lumberjacks ensemble at SFA will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with an outdoor concert from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the plaza outside the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

The Latin Lumberjacks is comprised of members of the sound recording technology program within SFA’s School of Music. Directed by Luigi Lazareno, music faculty member, the group will perform a variety of popular songs in salsa style.
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Internationally renowned cellist Quint to perform at SFA tomorrow

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present cellist Misha Quint performing with SFA music faculty members and students in a concert at 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Quint, an internationally renowned concert musician, will join SFA faculty members Dr. Jennifer Dalmas, violin, and Dr. Andrew Parr and Linda Parr, piano, for a chamber music concert. The program will feature two masterpieces from the piano trio repertoire, including Antonín Dvorak’s colorful “Dumky” trio and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s one-movement work “Trio élégiaque.”
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SFA’s Music Preparatory Division to present spring recitals

Students in the Music Preparatory Division of SFA’s School of Music will present their spring recitals Saturday, May 7, through Tuesday, May 17.

“The students have worked hard this semester in order to bring their gift of music to parents, families and friends,” said Pat Barnett, division director.

Piano students of Dr. Mario Ajero and music major instructors will perform at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on campus, followed by music major instructors’ string students performing at 4 p.m. in the recital hall.
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