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Friday, May 5
SFA Planetarium
"The Planets"

7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

Baseball at Nicholls State University
6 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana

Softball at Abilene Christian University
5 and 7 p.m.
Abilene

Saturday, May 6
Baseball at Nicholls State University
6 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana

Softball at Abilene Christian University
Noon
Abilene

Sunday, May 7
Baseball at Nicholls State University
1 p.m.
Thibodaux, Louisiana


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SFA and LeTourneau University sign articulation agreement

Representatives from SFA and LeTourneau University recently signed an articulation agreement ensuring a seamless transition for LETU kinesiology students to pursue a Master of Science in athletic training at SFA.

Under the new agreement, LETU students will have the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a master’s degree in athletic training in approximately five years instead of six. Students will complete their bachelor’s degree in three years at LETU and then transfer to SFA to complete their final two years. Coursework at SFA will “reverse transfer” back to LETU to complete the bachelor degree requirements in kinesiology, while also counting toward the student’s master’s degree in athletic training.

“The positive aspects of this idea kept it moving forward to fruition,” said Dr. Judy Abbott, dean of SFA's James I. Perkins College of Education. “Collaboration in higher education is vital, and we look forward to the many opportunities this agreement will open for students.”
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Speech-language pathology graduate students presenting research Tuesday

Students in SFA’s speech-language and pathology program will present their end-of-semester research from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in the Human Services Building lobby.

The public is invited to attend.


Nominate an honors student for the Portz Scholar award

The National Collegiate Honors Council awards and grants committee is accepting nominations for the 2017 Portz Scholars competition.

The NCHC Portz Scholars Program began in 1990 to enable NCHC to acknowledge John and Edythe Portz’s many contributions to honors education. Their memories are honored by selecting the top four research/creative papers by undergraduate honors students who have been nominated by their institutions for outstanding work.

One undergraduate paper will be accepted per institution. The application deadline is Friday, June 2.

To nominate an SFA honors student who has produced an excellent paper, contact Dr. Michael Tkacik, director of SFA’s School of Honors, at mtkacik@sfasu.edu.

Selden serves as instructor for Technology in Archeology Academy

Dr. Robert Z. Selden Jr., research associate with SFA's Center for Regional Heritage Research, served as an instructor for the Texas Archeological Society's Technology in Archaeology Academy held in April. The academy introduced 56 professional, avocational and student participants to archeological applications for 3-D scanning and analysis, photogrammetry, drone-based mapping and ground-penetrating radar.

In addition to his service as an academy instructor, Selden also serves on the Texas Archeological Society's executive and ethics committees, is editor of the Bulletin of the Texas Archeological Society and chair of the publications policy committee. Selden also serves as the anthropology section chair for the Texas Academy of Science, and is the editor of the Index of Texas Archaeology.


Spring Teacher Job Fair to take place today

SFA's Center for Career and Professional Development will host the 2017 Spring Teacher Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to noon today in the Norton H.P.E. Complex gymnasium.

Faculty and staff members are encouraged to inform students about the event, especially those who may be looking to work in the field of education. Click here for a list of participating employers.

Students will need to bring their student ID for check-in, and it is recommended that they bring copies of their résumé to distribute to employers. Professional dress is required. Résumé assistance and the center's free Career Closet are available to help students prepare for the event. Information about these resources may be found on the center's website.

For more information, contact Brandi Derouen, assistant director of the CCPD, at (936) 468-3305 or derouenb@sfasu.edu.

SFA Gardens to serve as event partner for Texas Pollinator PowWow

Experts from across the U.S. will converge today through Sunday, May 7, at the Nacogdoches Exposition Center, located at 3805 Northwest Stallings Drive, as SFA Gardens welcomes the 2017 Texas Pollinator PowWow.

This year’s event will focus on biodiversity and the many ways pollinators, plants and humans depend on one another for survival.

For more information, contact Dawn Stover, SFA Gardens research associate, at dawnstover@sfasu.edu or (936) 468-4404.
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Baseball to battle Nicholls State University in pivotal series

With nine games remaining in SFA’s baseball team’s 2017 regular season, the Lumberjacks are traveling today for a crucial Southland Conference Series against Nicholls State University in Thibodeaux, Louisiana. 

The three series games will be played at Ray E. Didier Field with the first beginning at 6 p.m. today.
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Ladyjacks to compete against Abilene Christian University

SFA’s softball team will close its regular season with a weekend series against Abilene Christian University in Abilene.

The Ladyjacks and Wildcats will first compete in a doubleheader at 5 p.m. today at the Poly Wells Field. Game two will directly follow. The final game will begin at noon tomorrow.
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Fine Arts

Stone Fort Museum to host second pop-up event today

The Stone Fort Museum will host a pop-up concert featuring SFA's Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble from 1 to 2 p.m. today at the Stone Fort Museum on campus.
 
The concert is the second in a series of pop-up events and part of the Stone Fort Museum’s Inside-Out project, an outreach program designed to pique interest in the museum’s exhibits and encourage students and community members to come inside.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about the museum, its exhibits or the Inside-Out series, contact Carolyn Spears, museum curator, at cspears@sfasu.edu.
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Film series to screen ‘If You Build It’ tonight

SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of “If You Build It” at 7 p.m. tonight in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House downtown.

“If You Build It” follows designer-activists Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller to rural Bertie County, the poorest county in North Carolina, where they work with local high school students to help transform both their community and their lives.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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Masterwork performance to feature Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’ tonight

The combined choirs at SFA, along with the Orchestra of the Pines and faculty soloists, will present Felix Mendelssohn’s oratorio “Elijah” at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Turner Auditorium on campus.

The oratorio depicts events in the life of the biblical prophet Elijah, taken from the books 1 Kings and 2 Kings of the Old Testament.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for students and children. For tickets or more information, call SFA's Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or click here.
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Outdoor concert canceled

An outdoor concert by SFA's Rockin’ Axes and Contemporary Ensemble has been canceled.

The concert was originally scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. today in the plaza outside the Baker Pattillo Student Center on campus.

There are no plans to reschedule.

‘In the Trees’ outdoor concert series to feature SFA’s carillon tomorrow

Dr. Brad Meyer, percussion studio director at SFA, will continue his “In the Trees” contemporary/new-music concert series with a performance of his original composition “For Whom …” featuring the carillon atop the Griffith Fine Arts Building on campus.

The performance will begin at 1 p.m. tomorrow with audience outdoor seating in the green space between Griffith Fine Arts Building and the entrance to Cole Concert Hall in Wright Music Building.

Admission is free. For more information, call SFA's Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or click here.
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If you’ve ever wondered what’s going through a dog’s mind when it gets uncontrollably excited, there are now photographs to explain.

With its new “Heartography” heart monitor and photo camera system, Nikon has developed a way to attach a camera to a dog that takes pictures when it gets really excited and has an elevated heart rate. Click here to view some of the sights that excited Grizzler, the first “phodographer” to use the system.

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