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Thursday, May 26
SFA track and field at the NCAA West Preliminary Rounds
Lawrence, Kansas

Friday, May 27
SFA track and field at NCAA West Preliminary Rounds
Lawrence, Kansas

Saturday, May 28
SFA track and field at NCAA West Preliminary Rounds
Lawrence, Kansas

Monday, May 30
University closed for Memorial Day




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News & Announcements

Flags to be lowered in honor of Memorial Day

In honor of Memorial Day, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered both the U.S. and Texas flags to be lowered to half-staff Monday, May 30. Flags will return to full-staff Tuesday, May 31.

Funds being raised to construct greenhouse

The addition of a crop science course into the core curriculum has accelerated the need to build a 7,200-square-foot, three-bay, gutter-connected greenhouse totaling $150,000 on the SFA campus at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

The new facility will provide the SFA Gardens with a much-needed area for plant production and student-driven research projects, said SFA Gardens Director Dr. David Creech, as well as assist horticulture and forestry students in obtaining real-world experience in an industry-standard greenhouse.
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New Orientation Guide available to view

University Marketing Communications recently completed a new guide for students and parents attending orientation. Click here to view this new publication, which helps future students become familiarized with all things SFA, including information from various departments, campus history and tips from alumni.

SAA to offer summer movie series

The Student Activities Association will kick off its Summer Movie Series beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater. The series will offer movie showings on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons through August. Families and children are welcome. For a full list of movie showings and ticket information, click here. Concessions will be available for purchase.


Kyle Keller Basketball Camps to be offered in June

SFA’s head men's basketball coach Kyle Keller will host the Kyle Keller Basketball Camps this June, which will be open to all boys in second through 12th grade. 

The camps will be offered at a 22-percent discount for all participants related to SFA employees.

For more information and to register for the camps, click here.

Six Lumberjacks placed on various All-Southland Conference teams

Six members of the SFA baseball team have earned recognition from the Southland Conference by receiving placement on All-Southland Conference teams.

Junior outfielder Zac Michener took home one of the league’s major awards as the Kennedale native was named the league’s Newcomer of the Year. Michener, who also was an All-SLC Third-Team honoree, became the second Lumberjack ever to receive this title, joining former SFA great Bryson Myles who accomplished the feat in 2011.
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SFA clinches 2015-16 SLC Commissioner’s Cup

For the fourth time in seven years, SFA has claimed the Southland Conference Commissioner’s Cup, which is given annually to the top overall athletic program across the 13-team conference.

The Lumberjacks tallied 167 points during the year, defeating second-place Sam Houston State University by 15.5 points and finishing 19.5 points ahead of third-place Abilene Christian University. The total was bolstered by conference championships earned by women’s soccer, men’s basketball and men’s outdoor track and field, complemented by runner-up showings from men’s and women’s cross country.
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’Jacks renew rivalry with top-seeded Bearkats in Southland Conference Tournament

Preparing to enter the Southland Conference Tournament field for the first time since 2013, the SFA baseball team begins its latest postseason run as the number-eight seed will battle with number-one seed and regular season Southland Conference champion Sam Houston State University in the third game of the SLC Tournament this afternoon in Sugar Land.
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Fine Arts

School of Art to present free screening of 'The Unforeseen'

The SFA School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "The Unforeseen" at 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Directed by Laura Dunn, "The Unforeseen" is the 2007 documentary about the development around Barton Springs in Austin and how many citizens responded, fearing the degradation of Austin's emblematic "swimming hole" and the environment sustaining it.
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ImageMakers photography exhibition showing at Cole Art Center

The award-winning works of students participating in the Nacogdoches Boys & Girls Club's ImageMakers photography program will be displayed in an exhibition that runs through June 11 at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The exhibit was organized by the Nacogdoches Photographic Association and funded through a Community Outdoor Program grant provided by Texas Parks and Wildlife and administered by the gardens education staff at SFA, according to Elton Scifres, NPA member.
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Music Prep Division to offer summer FlexLessons

Registration is underway for private summer FlexLessons through the Music Preparatory Division of SFA’s School of Music.

Lessons are available for piano, guitar, harp, Suzuki violin, clarinet, French horn, flute, bassoon, trumpet, saxophone and more. Students may register for four, six or eight lessons for 30 minutes, 45 minutes or one hour. Teachers and students schedule the private lessons and take into account vacations.
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Kindermusik Adventure Camps offer summer fun, learning experiences

Kindermusik Adventure Camps will be offered July 25 through 29 through the Music Preparatory Division of the School of Music. The music summer camps offer parents opportunities to play, learn, sing, dance, create and share in the fun of making music together with their children.

Camp sessions take place at the Music Prep House, 3028 Raguet St. Karen Greer, certified Kindermusik teacher, will teach two classes. The deadline to register is July 12.
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Traffic isn’t usually a huge concern in Nacogdoches unless you’re trying to traverse North Street during lunch hour. But in some cities, such as Beijing, China, traffic is a daily nightmare.

A Beijing-based company debuted their “straddling bus” concept last weekend at the International High-Tech Expo. The new design aims to tackle traffic congestion by allowing cars to pass beneath the bus as if through a tunnel, while it's moving. Click here to watch a video about the bus.

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