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Friday, Dec. 16
SFA Planetarium "Season of Light"
7 p.m.
Math Planetarium Building

Saturday, Dec. 17
Commencement ceremonies
9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Johnson Coliseum

Women's basketball vs. University of Texas of the Permian Basin
8 p.m.
Nacogdoches

Sunday, Dec. 18
Men's basketball vs. Louisiana State University-Shreveport
2 p.m.
Nacogdoches


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Become a Texas Certified Public Manager at SFA

The nationally accredited Texas Certified Public Manager Program at SFA provides an outstanding career development opportunity for SFA employees. The opportunity allows employees to receive on-campus training, network, exchange ideas and learn about best practices in public management. Participants receive instruction from a variety of successful public managers, professional trainers and SFA professors.
 
Managing for Quality (Track 2) will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, in the Human Services Building on campus and also will meet Feb. 3 and March 3. The CPM Program at SFA offers employees and students a 20-percent discount for this track. The discounted cost is $476 per person, which includes textbooks, class materials, break supplies and lunch. 

For more information, click here, view the program’s Facebook page, or contact Dr. Rick Herzog, Texas CPM program director, at (936) 468-2446 or rherzog@sfasu.edu.

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School of Music to present classic Christmas opera beginning tomorrow

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Gian Carlo Menotti’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 6 p.m. tomorrow and at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on campus.

“Amahl and the Night Visitors,” a 45-minute Christmas opera performed in English, has delighted audiences since its television premiere in 1951. The Three Kings, on their search for the Christ Child, stop for the night at the home of a widow and her young, disabled son.

Tickets for the Thursday night performance are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors, students and youth. Tickets for the Friday morning performance are $6 for individuals and $5 each for groups of 20 or more. For tickets or information, click here or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.
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Cole Art Center hosting “The Art of Christmas Past” display

In celebration of the holiday season, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House is hosting a display of antique Christmas ornaments until the end of December.

“The Art of Christmas Past” is provided courtesy of two private collectors and features a variety of ornaments, many of which are 100 years old or older, according to John Handley, director of galleries for SFA’s School of Art.

Exhibitions and displays are sponsored in part by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts and Nacogdoches Junior Forum. Admission is free.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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