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Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019

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Mentoring committee to host discussion today

OMA holding auditions for annual play

Vice presidents' panel scheduled for Feb. 14

SFA Gardens to host Great Backyard Bird Count

Darwin Day program planned for Feb. 11

OMA to host Brave Space Series

Campus Recreation to host Parent’s Night Out

Cram the Coliseum scheduled for Feb. 9

Percussion Ensemble to present concert preview

Repertory Dance Company to feature works by guest artists, faculty members

 
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
SFA Mentor Programs
Mentoring committee to host discussion today

SFA's Student Mentoring Committee is hosting a mentoring discussion at 3 p.m. today in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 2.201.

Topics for discussion will include mentoring training opportunities and a review of current and developing campus mentor programs.

The SMC also is compiling a list of mentor programs available on campus. Take a moment to answer this survey to offer your knowledge of or participation with SFA programs.

OMA holding auditions for annual play

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is looking for enthusiastic and confident performers to participate in this year’s production of “The Monologues: Breaking the Mold.” It also is looking for original monologues from individuals of the SFA community.

Pieces from “The Vagina Monologues,” “The PocketBook Monologues,” “The Panza Monologues” and original works by faculty, staff and Nacogdoches community members will entertain, educate and provoke thought. The presentation is meant to bring awareness to the issues of domestic and sexual violence, and to celebrate and empower individuals.

To sign up to audition and/or submit an original monologue, click here. The deadline to sign up is Friday. The deadline to submit an original work is Feb. 14. Auditions are planned for Monday, Feb. 11, and Tuesday, Feb.12.

For more information, visit the event website, call (936) 468-1073, or email oma@sfasu.edu.

Vice presidents' panel scheduled for Feb. 14

The vice presidents will take part in the third panel of the 2018-19 academic year at 2 p.m. Feb. 14 in the McGee Business Building, Room 133.

This event is part of continued efforts to foster openness and communication between campus administration and employees. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend. Questions and discussion are welcome and encouraged. For those unable to attend, the event can be viewed from a PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android device here.

SFA Gardens to host Great Backyard Bird Count
Great backyard bird

SFA Gardens, the Pineywoods Audubon Society and the university’s student chapter of the National Association for Interpretation are sponsoring the Great Backyard Bird Count from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 16 at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St.

This free, outdoor event will have activities designed to increase knowledge and appreciation of birds for youth and adults. A variety of family friendly, hands-on learning activities will be set up, including using binoculars, learning bird identification skills, playing bird games and making bird-related crafts.

For more information, call (936) 468-1832, or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.

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Darwin Day program planned for Feb. 11
Zimmerman

SFA will host its fourth annual Darwin Day from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the Kennedy Auditorium with featured speaker Dr. Michael Zimmerman presenting “The Confluence of Religion and Science.”

During the presentation, Zimmerman will address the significance of evolution and discuss The Clergy Letter Project, speaking about the value of scientists and science educators working with clergy members to promote high-quality science education.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Mullin, professor and chair of the Department of Biology, at (936) 468-3601 or sjmullin@sfasu.edu.

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OMA to host Brave Space Series
Brave Space

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will host its first Brave Space Series of the spring semester at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center’s Multimedia Room. The discussion will focus on the importance of self-love and how different cultures see it.

The Brave Space Series provides a forum for open and honest discussion concerning difficult topics. This meeting emphasizes self-love and cherishing our own uniqueness and culture.

The discussion is free and open to the SFA and Nacogdoches communities. For more information, click here.

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CAMPUS RECREATION
Campus Recreation to host Parent’s Night Out

Campus Recreation will host Parent’s Night Out from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Student Recreation Center.

Children will swim, eat dinner, play games and watch a movie. Parents may drop off their children from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and may pick them up any time before midnight.

The cost is $20 per child. You may register at the Student Recreation Center office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday or Thursday; between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday or Friday; or between 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, contact Trace Seaton, sport clubs and camps coordinator, at (936) 468-3507 or seatonwl@sfasu.edu.

ATHLETICS
Cram the Coliseum scheduled for Feb. 9

The SFA baksetball teams' Cram the Coliseum is slated for Saturday, Feb. 9, at Johnson Coliseum as both teams play the Lamar University Cardinals.

The women's game is scheduled for 2 p.m., followed by the men's game at 4:30 p.m.

FINE ARTS
Percussion Ensemble to present concert preview
Percussion

SFA's Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, in Cole Concert Hall.

Directed by Drs. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies, and Ben Tomlinson, adjunct faculty member, the ensemble will present a preview of its showcase concert to be performed at the 2019 Texas Music Educators Association Convention.

The preview concert features “Gandrung” by Bill Alves; “Ritmica No. 5” by Amadeo Roldán; “B-Radicles” by Brad Meyer; “Lost in Thought” by Andrew Patzig; and “Boom Bap” by Nick Werth.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $3 for students and youth. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.

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Repertory Dance Company to feature works by guest artists, faculty members