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This Week's Calendar

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
9:30 a.m.
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
8:45 a.m.
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
10 a.m.
Corpus Christi

Tuesday, May 10
SFA baseball at Texas Christian University
6:30 p.m.
Fort Worth




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Donna Story

SFA Office of Financial Assistance senior counselor

Story was one of four recipients chosen for the 2016 President’s Staff Recognition Award. Story has worked at SFA for 26 years and was nominated for her dedication to the student body and willingness to go beyond her job obligations.

Story’s coworkers noted her professionalism, kindness and expansive knowledge on federal and state financial regulations. She is a dedicated Lumberjack and works all manner of SFA sporting events, including football, basketball, baseball and softball.

Note: Additional honorees will be recognized in SFA Today throughout this week.

SFA Charter School predoctoral internship site recognized in newsletter

Dr. Lisa McCleary, assistant professor in school psychology and training director of the SFA Charter School predoctoral internship site, and Lysa Hagan’s, instructor of elementary education and program and campus leader for the SFA Charter School, work in overseeing the SFA Charter School predoctoral internship site is highlighted in The Texas School Psychologist: A Partner on the Path to Student Success newsletter. The site was initially supported by an American Psychological Association internship grant authored by Dr. Robbie Steward, professor and department chair of human services.

Dr. Paige Mask

Associate professor in special education and coordinator of the educational diagnostician Master of Education program

Mask will present her paper titled “Creating and Maintaining Online Degree Programs: What Does it Take?” at the United States Distance Learning Association National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, this month.

She also presented her paper titled "Sobering Findings Regarding Video Conferencing Accessibility for Students with Disabilities" at the Texas Distance Learning Association in March.

News & Announcements

Spring floral design exhibit blooms today

A spring floral design exhibit featuring a variety of creations by floriculture students in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Agricultural Building, Room 118.

The theme for the exhibit is "Rustic." All floral designs will be available for purchase via silent auction.

For more information, contact Michael Maurer, associate professor in the Department of Agriculture, at (936) 468-1729.

Faculty members honored at SFA

SFA faculty members were recently honored for their years of service to the institution during the annual Faculty Service Awards ceremony. Employees were honored for 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years of service.
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Dr. Brian Oswald named to Alumni Hall of Fame

Dr. Brian Oswald was named a 2016 recipient of the University of Idaho’s Alumni Hall of Fame Award.

According to the University of Idaho’s announcement, Oswald earned a doctoral degree from the university’s College of Natural Resources in 1992. Following graduation, he served as assistant professor of forestry at Alabama A&M University in Huntsville, Alabama. In 1995, Oswald joined SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture faculty, where he currently holds the Joe C. Denman Distinguished Professorship in fire ecology, silviculture and range management.
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Barnes & Noble Bookstore hosting faculty, staff member appreciation day tomorrow

Barnes & Noble Bookstore on campus is hosting a faculty and staff member appreciation day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to stop by the bookstore to enter a raffle and to pick up a goody bag. Raffle items include a Coca-Cola retro cooler, Kindle Fire (16GB), Raising Cane’s gift basket, Auntie Pasta’s/Clear Springs and Cotton Patch dinner-for-two coupons, and CC’s Smokehouse gift cards.

Cookies and drinks will be served.

Students studying German to present in-depth, interactive websites today

Immersion is said to be one of the best ways to learn any language. SFA undergraduate students studying German are bringing that adage into the 21st century as they create virtual museums for display on iPads and tablets examining German cultural history from 1942 to 1990.

Groups of two to three students in Dr. Louise Stoehr's, SFA associate professor of German and director of the Language Resource Center, fourth-semester German course will present in-depth and interactive websites on selected topics from the time period to the public from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today in the Griffith Art Gallery on campus.
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Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, National Association for Interpretation to sponsor Certified Interpretive Guide training

The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and the National Association for Interpretation will sponsor a Certified Interpretive Guide training course June 27 through 30.

Certified Interpretive Guide training is an internationally recognized certification program that provides professionals with expertise in the diverse field of interpretation. The certification is beneficial for professionals who present programs in any form, including guided walks, city tours, historic sites, natural areas, school presentations and more. Jay S. Miller, retired chief of interpretation for Arkansas State Parks and NAI master interpretive manager, will lead the course.
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“Little White Dress” exhibit showcases vintage wedding gowns

Stepping into the SFA Fashion Gallery is like stepping into a fashion time capsule with lace, silk, satin and touches of chiffon covering the room.

SFA students enrolled in a 20th century costume course within SFA’s School of Human Sciences recently constructed the “Little White Dress” fashion exhibit, which will be on display through the summer in the Fashion Gallery, located in the Education Annex Building on campus.
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SFA Planetarium 'Endless Horizon' screening ends tomorrow

The SFA Planetarium will show the final screening of the film “Endless Horizon” at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Math Planetarium Building.

The program details man’s explorations of Earth and the sea of space through which the planet travels. Read a synopsis of the film here. Admission is $2.

For more information, click here.

Campus Recreation

Family Fun Night planned for tomorrow

Curious about the youth programs Campus Recreation has to offer during the summer? For more information, stop by Family Fun Night from 4:30 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Campus Rec Courtyard and pool.

The event will include free food, games, swimming and opportunities to win free sessions. Kids are encouraged to attend. Registration is currently open for swim lessons, Little Jack Rec Camp sessions and Parents’ Night Out.

For more information, contact the Campus Recreation Administration Office at (936) 468-3507, or click here.

Fine Arts

Latin Lumberjacks to celebrate Cinco de Mayo today

The Latin Lumberjacks ensemble at SFA will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with an outdoor concert from noon to 1 p.m. today 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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SFA music alumni to perform in ‘An American Requiem’ tomorrow

Three SFA School of Music alumni will return to their alma mater to perform in the annual choral masterworks series concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in William M. Turner Auditorium on campus.

Under the direction of Dr. Tim King, director of choral studies at SFA, the A Cappella Choir, Choral Union, Women’s Chorus and the Orchestra of the Pines will perform “An American Requiem” by Richard Danielpour. Guest soloists will be SFA alumni Erin Roth, mezzo-soprano; Dr. Richard Novak, tenor; and Casey Jones Parrish, baritone.
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SFA film series to feature Academy Award-winning ‘Ida’ tomorrow

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. tomorrow 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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Meyer’s ‘In the Trees’ series to feature world premiere of ‘LI’

SFA's College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Dr. Brad Meyer, professor of percussion studies at SFA, performing "LI" as part of the "In the Trees" series at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in the Free Speech Area on campus.

This concert will feature the world premiere of Meyer's latest percussion ensemble composition, "LI," which stands for "Lines of Inspiration."

"The composition is an abstract, semi-improvisation structure to help facilitate an atmosphere of interactive music and art," Meyer said.
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University to host free screening of ‘Thunder Soul’ tomorrow

The Audio Engineering Society at SFA will present a free screening of “Thunder Soul,” a documentary about bandleader Conrad “Prof” Johnson and the Kashmere High School Stage Band, at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Cole Concert Hall on campus.

Produced by Jamie Foxx and directed by Mark Landsman, the film tells the story of alumni from Houston's storied Kashmere High School Stage Band who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for their beloved bandleader who turned the struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s, according to IMDb.
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Barnett artwork exhibit ends tomorrow

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Art's exhibition featuring Vera Barnett's works will end tomorrow in Griffith Gallery on the SFA campus and in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

The exhibition features oil paintings, as well as examples of the artist’s plastic models used to make her paintings, according to John Handley, director of galleries at SFA, who first saw Barnett’s work while he was visiting Valley House Sculpture Garden and Gallery in Dallas.

“I found her work unique, curious, humorous and honoring an awareness of art history unlike any I had seen before,” he said. “As with many artists over the years, Barnett is very aware of the history of art — of the great master painters who have lived and worked and to whom all contemporary artists owe a debt.”
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Flower and nature photographer Magda Wasiczek has learned “to see invisible things” and to enjoy the details of nature in her whimsical images featuring the world of insects and plants.

Click here to see her photographs, which look like something out of a fairytale.

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