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Friday, May 4
Baseball vs. Nicholls State University
6:30 p.m.

SFA Planetarium
"Oceans in Space"

7 p.m.
Math Building planetarium

Softball vs. Abilene Christian University
Noon and 2 p.m.

Track and field at three-day Southland Conference Outdoor Championships
San Antonio

Saturday, May 5
Baseball vs. Nicholls State University
2 p.m.

Softball vs. Abilene Christian University

Sunday, May 6
Baseball vs. Nicholls State University
1 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8
Baseball at University of Houston
6:30 p.m.

Softball at four-day Southland Conference Tournament
Lake Charles, Louisiana




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News & Announcements

Center for Teaching and Learning to host annual camp

The annual Camp CTL will be held Aug. 15 to 17 in the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Camp CTL is a free, fun-filled, come-and-go event designed to give faculty fresh ideas for enhancing learning in both the physical and virtual classroom.

Workshop topics will include the updated version of Desire 2 Learn, which will launch between the summer II and fall semesters, and teaching and learning topics, and technologies. One-on-one assistance with course design and D2L will be available. The camp also will include games and giveaways. Free lunch, snacks and T-shirts will be provided.

For more information, call Megan Weatherly, CTL instructional designer, at (936) 468-1735.

Tropical floral design on display today

A variety of floral designs created by floriculture students in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture will be on display from now until 4 p.m. today in the Agriculture Building, Room 118.

The theme for the Spring Floral Design Exhibit is “Tropical.”

Additional floral arrangements benefiting the Dr. Dale Perritt Scholarship will be available for purchase.

Undergraduate Research Advisory Committee scheduled to meet today

SFA’s Undergraduate Research Advisory Committee will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today in the Steen Library Wyatt Room.

Name that truck

The School of Human Sciences is acquiring a mobile food laboratory, and we would like your input regarding a name for this new asset. This one-of-a-kind truck will be utilized at special events on campus and across East Texas and for recruitment at career and college fairs. It will allow SFA students to experience active learning in a realistic setting and will encourage them as entrepreneurs in creating and executing a business plan.

So, put on your thinking caps and use your creativity to suggest a name you think will best represent SFA, the James I. Perkins College of Education, and students in the hospitality administration program and the food, nutrition and dietetics program. The theme and menu of the mobile food lab will change frequently, so be sure to suggest a name that is all-encompassing of great food.

Complete this survey to suggest a name.

Fine Arts

Rockin’ Axes to perform music from ’90s through new millennium tonight

SFA’s Rockin’ Axes will perform music of “The ’90s and the New Millennium” when the student group performs at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Cole Concert Hall.

Among the selections to be performed is Bruno Mars’ “Chunky,” “Hysteria” by the English rock band Muse, and “A Thousand Years” by singer-songwriter Christina Perri.

The Rockin’ Axes also will perform a difficult tune by the American progressive metal band Dream Theater as well as tunes by Sade, Incubus, Stone Temple Pilots and Tori Amos.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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‘Look & See’ film to be presented tomorrow

SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts, in partnership with Austin Heights Baptist Church, will present a free, one-night screening of the documentary “Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry” at 7 p.m. tomorrow in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

“Look & See” revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky, who each face difficult choices that will dramatically reshape their relationship with the land and their community. The film explores the agrarian philosophy of American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic and farmer Wendell Berry.

According to lookandseefilm.com, in 1965, Berry returned home to Henry County, where he bought a small farmhouse and began a life of farming, writing and teaching. This lifelong relationship with the land and community would come to form the core of his prolific writings.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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SFA’s combined choirs, orchestra to perform Mozart’s Requiem tomorrow

SFA’s combined choirs along with the Orchestra of the Pines will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem KV 626 (completed by Franz Xaver Süssmayr) at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Turner Auditorium.

Conducted by Dr. Michael Murphy, this masterwork concert will feature SFA’s A Cappella Choir, Murphy, director; Choral Union and Women’s Choir, Dr. Tod Fish, director; and the Orchestra of the Pines, Dr. Gene H. Moon, director.

The performance also will feature faculty soloists Debbie Berry, Nita Hudson, Dr. Richard Berry and Dr. Chris Turner from the School of Music.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Storytelling session encourages sharing of ‘Red Dirt Memories’

SFA’s School of Art and SFA Galleries will present “Red Dirt Memories: Storytelling with Jerry Permenter” Saturday and Sunday, May 5 and 6, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

A native of the Swift community in Nacogdoches County, Permenter, who goes by the name Red DirtBoy on Facebook, grew up in rural East Texas, and his memories of those early years laid the groundwork for what is now the Facebook page Red Dirt Memories, which has quickly garnered more than 5,000 followers.

Permenter will share some of his own “red dirt” memories in storytelling sessions at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

During the storytelling sessions, those in attendance will have the opportunity to share their memories and ask questions as time allows.

For more information, call (936) 468-6557.
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SFA’s primary color is PMS 267. The four color process version is Cyan 77, Magenta 97, Yellow 0 and Black 0. The web color version is #5F259F or #660099. The RGB color version is Red 95, Green 37 and Blue 159.

For more information, see page 13 of the SFA Identity Standards Manual, or contact Robin Johnson, graphic design coordinator and Sawdust alumni magazine art director, at johnsonrobin@sfasu.edu.

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