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This Week's Calendar

Friday, July 8
SFA Planetarium "The Cowboy Astronomer"
7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

Tuesday, July 12
Summer II classes begin
8 a.m.




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News & Announcements

SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Georgia horticulturist

The SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. Ethan Guthrie, greenhouse and nursery manager for the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Smithgall Woodland Garden in Gainesville, Georgia, will present “Yes, We Really Are the Atlanta Botanical Garden, But We Are the One in Gainesville, Georgia.”

Guthrie has worked for the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Gainesville location for the past seven years. He started as the greenhouse and nursery manager and transitioned to horticulture manager. Guthrie mainly propagates unusual species with a focus on various magnolias. He serves on the board of directors for the Magnolia Society International, and in his spare time, creates new magnolia hybrids. He also is a member of the International Plant Propagators Society.
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Nicole Dickson announced as head softball coach

Nicole Dickson has been hired as head coach of the Ladyjack softball program. Dickson comes to SFA from Tyler Junior College where she started the softball program as head coach in 2013. She received her first head coaching position at Paris Junior College from 2012-13 and was an assistant coach at Howard College from 2010-12.

During her three years as a head coach, Dickson won two conference championships and took her team to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament twice with two top-10 finishes.
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Television schedule announced for Lumberjack football early season

The Southland Conference has announced the television schedule for the first half of the 2016 football season. SFA's first five games have all been confirmed as being televised, either over the air or online.

The SLC officially announced that SFA's conference opener at reigning conference champion McNeese State University will be broadcast by the American Sports Network, kicking off at 6 p.m. Sept. 17, from Cowboy Stadium in Lake Charles, Louisiana. This appearance will mark SFA's third appearance on ASN in the past two seasons.
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Dozier named to MLB's 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game roster

Hunter Dozier, who made his mark as arguably the best player in SFA baseball program history, achieved another major milestone when the Kansas City Royals’ prospect learned he was one of 25 players from the minor leagues to earn a roster spot on the U.S. team for the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played at Petco Park in San Diego Sunday, July 10.

The eighth overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft by the Kansas City Royals, Dozier spent the first portion of his 2016 campaign playing for the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, Kansas City’s AA feeder squad, before getting called to AAA Omaha in May where the third baseman began to thrive.
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Cameron joins Athletes in Action basketball roster for New Zealand trip

At the end of July, Lumberjack basketball’s rising senior Dallas Cameron will be afforded an opportunity only a select few U.S. student-athletes have been offered when the Pompano Beach, Florida, native heads to New Zealand as one of 10 members of the Athletes in Action 2016 New Zealand basketball tour roster.

The 10 men who comprise the AIA basketball team come from various NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics institutions from across the country. They will be in New Zealand from July 24 to Aug. 14. The team will compete against local university and club teams as well as against the New Zealand Breakers development team.
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Fine Arts

‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ showcases Steve Martin’s ‘distinct brand of humor’

The SFA School of Theatre will present “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” as part of its SummerStage Festival, with 7:30 p.m. performances July 5-8, 12 and 14-16. Reflective of Martin’s humor, “Picasso” is a “must see” for his fans, according to Inga Meier, assistant professor of theatre and director of the production.

The play is about an imagined meeting in 1904 between a would-be scientist called "Einstein" and an irresistible-but-unknown painter named "Picasso" in a Paris café called the Lapin Agile. Wit and whimsy fuel their talk of creativity and inspiration with the bistro's unforgettable cast of regulars until a very different kind of genius mysteriously arrives from the future.
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SFA’s High School Summer Theatre Workshop celebrates 50 years

Entering its 50th year, the High School Summer Theatre Workshop at SFA is the oldest program of its kind in Texas.

Two weeks of concentrated instruction in acting, voice and movement, or scenery, costumes, make-up, sound, lighting and stage management await sophomore, junior and senior high school students. Many workshop participants return to SFA in subsequent years to major in various aspects of theatre.
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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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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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