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

7 p.m.
Math Building Planetarium

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

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


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Chief Information Officer finalist Lowell Ballard to make public presentation today

Chief Information Officer finalist Lowell Ballard 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.

SFA enters partnership with China’s Jilin Provincial Academy of Forestry Sciences

SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture has entered into a cooperative relationship with the Jilin Provincial Academy of Forestry Sciences located in China’s Jilin Province, securing opportunities for international research collaboration, as well as advancements in forest health and sustainability.

Dr. Zhang Jianqiu, president of the Jilin Provincial Academy of Forestry Sciences, said his primary goal is to complete collaborative research that focuses on tree improvement, tree physiology, biotechnology and wildlife management.

Much of this research will be accomplished through student and professor exchanges between the two institutions.
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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 tomorrow.

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.

Purple Pride Raffle tickets make great stocking stuffers

The Alumni Association is selling tickets for the Purple Pride Raffle, which will begin Jan. 2, 2018.

There will be 52 chances to win Purple Pride prizes ranging in value from $300 to $1,200. A prize will be awarded every week, and each ticket could win multiple times throughout the year.

An SFA golf bag, an Apple watch with a purple strap and an SFA class ring are some of the amazing prizes being raffled. For a list of prizes and to purchase tickets, click here.

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SFA School of Art to host Graphic Design Portfolio Night tonight

SFA’s School of Art will host a Graphic Design Portfolio Night from 4 to 6 p.m. tonight 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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Usher in the holiday season with ‘Christmas with the Annie Moses Band’ tonight

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

The Nashville-based Annie Moses Band combines the best of beloved genres in a style that unifies audiences, young and old, classical connoisseurs and roots enthusiasts, jazz aficionados and bluegrass buffs, according to Scott Shattuck, associate dean in the College of Fine Arts and director of the University Series.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for non-SFA students and youth. Tickets for SFA students are $3.

For tickets or more information, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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Vacationers who like to wander off the beaten path when exploring a new place are sure to enjoy Hồ Thuỷ Tiên, an abandoned water park in Vietnam.

Initial excitement for the park waned, causing the incomplete park to close. The remains include a crumbling, three-story dragon, empty aquarium tunnels and various lookout spots that create an eerie yet alluring experience.

To explore more, click here.

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