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Wednesday, May 9
Softball vs. McNeese State University at 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament
1:30 p.m.
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Friday, May 11
Baseball vs. Lamar University
6:30 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Saturday, May 12
Baseball vs. Lamar University
2 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Sunday, May 13
Baseball vs. Lamar University
1 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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U.S. Sen. John Cornyn to offer commencement address

As SFA prepares to celebrate its 95th anniversary, it will graduate the largest class in university history with more than 1,500 candidates. Approximately 1,190 students will receive their bachelor’s degrees, and 335 students will receive their graduate degrees during this historic occasion.

Two ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, May 12, in Johnson Coliseum with U.S. Sen. John Cornyn offering the commencement address.

Cornyn has served the people of Texas for the past three decades, first as a district judge and later as a member of the Texas Supreme Court before being elected as Texas attorney general.

In 2014, Cornyn was re-elected for his third term in the U.S. Senate. Since he was first elected in 2002, Cornyn has earned a national reputation as a powerful voice for Texas and conservative values in Washington.
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Students raise more than $33,000 for Children’s Miracle Network

It began as a lofty goal: raise $23,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network. Many told them this couldn’t be done. Many suggested lowering their goal to a more feasible number. But after a year of fundraising, SFA students raised more than $33,000 through the annual Dance Marathon — surpassing their initial goal by more than $10,000.

“Our students seriously considered lowering the goal this year, but they decided The SFA Way, an honor code grounded by five principles for personal excellence, compelled them to strive for excellence in everything they did and kept the goal,” said Dr. Adam Peck, dean of student affairs. “The fact that our students surpassed their goal shows them the value of their hard work and passion. I truly believe this experience will be something they remember for the rest of their lives.”

Dance Marathon is a national movement encouraging students to engage in peer-to-peer fundraising with proceeds benefiting Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. SFA’s proceeds will go to Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health Systems in Tyler, the only designated Children’s Miracle Network hospital in Northeast Texas, and will support its pediatric programs, including the neonatal intensive care unit and special needs clinic.

For more information about SFA leadership programs, visit sfasu.edu/studentaffairs.
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SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Wilhite Landscaping and Lawn Care Ltd. owner

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

James Wilhite, owner of Wilhite Landscaping and Lawn Care Ltd., will present “Planting by the Moon: Rhyme or Reason.”

The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month and includes a rare-plant raffle after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations are always appreciated. Parking is available at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center and next door at Raguet Elementary School.

For more information, call (936) 468-4129, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.
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