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This Week's Calendar

Friday, Dec. 15
SFA Planetarium
"Season of Light"

7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium

Saturday, Dec. 16
Men's basketball at Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Women's basketball vs. Texas A&M University-Commerce
8 p.m.




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News & Announcements

Chief Information Officer finalist Anthony Espinoza to make public presentation today

Chief Information Officer finalist Anthony Espinoza will be making a public presentation on “The Role of Information Technology in Higher Education” at 2 p.m. today in the McGee Business Building, Room 133.

After the presentation, participants can submit their feedback about the candidate here.

Office of Multicultural Affairs Caucus calling for proposals for Diversity Conference

The Office of Multicultural Affairs Caucus is calling for proposals for the OMA Diversity Conference, which is scheduled for Feb. 9, 2018. Faculty or staff members or students interested in presenting can find the proposal forms here or at sfasu.edu/oma. Forms are due by Wednesday, Dec. 13.

Conference attendees include students and professional staff and faculty members from various institutions across Texas. The theme for this year’s conference is "Embracing Diversity: Are we really listening?"

Workshop presentations should address at least one of the following areas: multicultural education, leadership, gender identity, ethnicity, race, ability/disability, religion, sexual orientation, social issues and/or social justice. Other diversity and multiculturalism topics may be written in the category on the workshop proposal form.

For more information, contact the OMA at (936) 468-1073 or oma@sfasu.edu, or contact any OMA Caucus member.

SFA Gardens’ Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature Director Dr. David Creech

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Dr. David Creech, director of SFA Gardens, will present “The Year in Review: Surviving a Career in Academia with No Permanent Injuries.” Creech’s year-end lecture will lead the audience through the highlights of the past year — plants, people and plans — and will aim to educate, entertain and enlighten.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series fund are always appreciated.

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

Campus Recreation accepting gifts until Friday for annual Angel Tree program

Campus Recreation is collecting new, unwrapped items for the Nacogdoches Animal Shelter and the Salvation Army for its annual Angel Tree.

Stop by the Campus Recreation lobby, grab a candy cane off the Angel Tree, and bring back the items listed on the tag by Friday, Dec. 15.

For more information or to register, call (936) 468-3507, or email campusrec@sfasu.edu.


Harris' hot streak continues during SFA's 81-62 game against Rice University

SFA sophomore Kevon Harris had a career-best 31 points during SFA's men's basketball team's match against Rice University Saturday. This game marked the first game between the two teams on SFA's home court in 16 years, and the Jacks walked away with a 81-62 win.

Harris had one of the single-best 3-point shooting performances in program history Saturday. He made eight 3-pointers, which gave him the third-most 3-pointers in a game in program history and the most by an SFA player in 24 years.
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Ladyjacks lose to Bobcats, 59-54

Although SFA’s women's basketball team had a good show, it lost to Montana State University in overtime, 59-54.

With the loss, the Ladyjacks drop to 6-3 and 0-3 on the road.
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Track and field athletes compete during weekend

Four members of SFA’s track and field program competed in meets in Fargo, North Dakota, and Pittsburg, Kansas, during the weekend.

Heptathlon athletes Conner Wilbur and Hunter Key both competed in the Dakota Classic in Fargo, where Key and Wilbur placed third and fourth overall in the men's heptathlon. 

Pole vaulters Carson Dingler and Antonio Ruiz participated in the Crimson and Gold Invitational in Kansas.

Dingler cleared a height of 4.20 meters to secure the top finish in the event on the women's side with a mark that ranks second nationally and also is the second-best mark in SFA history.

Antonio Ruiz also secured the top individual finish in the event with a mark of 5.22 meters and is ranked fifth nationally.
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Fine Arts

A night of fun options accompanies ‘Christmas with the Annie Moses Band’

With many dining and entertainment options available in Nacogdoches, spending “Christmas with the Annie Moses Band” on Dec. 12 could evolve into a full night of festivities, food and fun for the entire family.

SFA’s College of Fine Arts will present “Christmas with the Annie Moses Band” at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Turner Auditorium as part of its 2017-18 University Series.

“Our audiences have responded with enthusiasm to the idea of options that allow them to design a unique night on the town, with choices of dining, enrichment and additional arts experiences in harmony with a major performance,” said Scott Shattuck, associate dean in SFA's College of Fine Arts and director of the University Series.

Click here for a few suggestions for a night out in Nacogdoches.

Single event ticket prices for the University Series are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for non-SFA students and youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit finearts.sfasu.edu, stop by the Box Office, or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
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SFA School of Art to host Graphic Design Portfolio Night

SFA’s School of Art will host a Graphic Design Portfolio Night from 4 to 6 p.m. tomorrow in the Art Building, Graphic Design Room B121. The Art Building is located on Wilson Drive.

The event will feature three SFA art alumni who will discuss their successful careers following graduation.

Guest speakers will include Ashley Pickett, project coordinator for Whole Wheat Creative, Houston; Jessica Deel, graphic designer for Zimmerman Communications, Lufkin; and Harry Boyd, a freelance photographer/designer for Texas Monthly and author of the book “A Creative Approach for Controlling Photography.”

The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. For additional information, call the School of Art office at (936) 468-4804.
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