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Friday, Feb. 8, 2019

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New mural honors campus diversity

Darwin Day program planned for Feb. 11

Deadline ends today for OMA monologues auditions

Wellness Release Time provides time for exercise

OMA to host Brave Space Series

Campus Recreation to host Parent’s Night Out

Cram the Coliseum scheduled for tomorrow

Athletics report

Tim King Choral Scholarship recently established

Percussion Ensemble to present concert preview

School of Theatre to present ‘Crazy Eights’

SFA hosting Shakespeare & Company weekend intensive

 
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
OMA Mural
New mural honors campus diversity

A full-wall mural recently installed on the third floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center pays homage to the spirit of SFA while honoring campus diversity.

Office of Multicultural Affairs student members and staff designed the mural and SFA’s Student Government Association sponsored it. Veronica Beavers, OMA director, said the hope is to transform the space in front of the mural into a meeting and study area.

Pictured, from left, are Kody Jenkins, SGA senator; Jalon Berry, OMA assistant director; student David Ajiga; Jeffrey Agouna, SGA president; Hiba Kunwer, SGA justice; student Michaela Booker, member of Alpha Kappa Alpha; student London Brazell; Kristine Cross, OMA student ambassador; Vanessa Huynh, OMA student ambassador; Star Jackson, SGA vice president; Andrea Flores, OMA student ambassador; Alicia De La Rosa-Millard, OMA administrative assistant; Beavers; Dr. Hollie Smith, interim dean of Student Affairs Programs; and student Corey Christle, member of Men of Achievement.

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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Deadline ends today for OMA monologues auditions

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 today. The deadline to submit an original work is Thursday, 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.

Wellness Release Time provides time for exercise

Wellness Release Time allows full-time, benefits-eligible employees 30 minutes of release time during normal work hours up to three times a week for participation in physical exercise and wellness activities. Wellness release time does not require the use of accrued leave.

Eligible activities include those offered in the Student Recreation Center, the Employee Wellness program or walking on campus. View the Wellness Release Time procedures and approval form here.

For questions regarding Wellness Release Time policies or procedures, contact Human Resources at (936) 468-2304. For questions regarding the Employee Wellness program, contact Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness assistant director, at (936) 468-6056 or waguespaja@sfasu.edu.

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 tomorrow 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 6 p.m. today; 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 tomorrow

The SFA basketball teams' Cram the Coliseum is planned for tomorrow 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.

Athletics report

Men's basketball - 79 vs. Houston Baptist University - 77

Women's basketball - 65 vs. Houston Baptist University - 53

FINE ARTS
Tim King Choral Scholarship recently established
Dr. King

SFA’s School of Music established a scholarship to honor Dr. Tim King, the former director of choral activities at SFA who retired in 2017.

“Creating a choral scholarship bearing Dr. Tim King's name honors the many years of service Tim gave to our great university – music which enriched our Nacogdoches community and the devotion he gave to his students,” said Dr. Michael Murphy, associate professor of music and director of choral activities at SFA.

“SFA choral graduates are now conductors and music education leaders throughout Texas and the United States,” King said. “What an honor to represent my former students through this endowed scholarship."

Contributions to the Tim King Choral Scholarship can be made by visiting sfasu.edu/timking.

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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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School of Theatre to present ‘Crazy Eights’

SFA’s School of Theatre will present David Lindsay-Abaire’s one-act play “Crazy Eights” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Feb. 16, in the Downstage Theatre.

Directed by Needville senior Alex Duty, “Crazy Eights” is about an ex-con, Connie, who comes home late one night to find her parole officer waiting in her apartment with a torte and a long list of questions. The interrogation and courting dance that follows is complicated by the after-hours arrival of Connie’s charming card-playing friend, Duty explains.

Faculty production advisor for “Crazy Eights” is Cleo House Jr., director of the School of Theatre. The play is recommended for mature audiences.

Tickets are $4. For tickets or more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407, or visit theatre.sfasu.edu.

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SFA hosting Shakespeare & Company weekend intensive

SFA’s School of Theatre will host the internationally renowned Shakespeare & Company in a weekend intensive study of the language and text of William Shakespeare’s works March 8 through 10.

Designed to meet the needs of professional actors who seek an introduction to Shakespeare & Company's training methods as well as alumni who wish to refresh and reconnect with the work, the weekend intensive integrates Linklater Voice instruction, movement and monologue work. Participants will explore ways to unlock the emotional and intellectual content inherent in Shakespeare's language, yielding a direct relationship between actor and text, according to Cleo House Jr., director of the SFA School of Theatre.

The weekend intensive is from 7 to 10 p.m. March 8, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 9, and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 10.

Tuition is $345. Alumni, union and student discounts are available. For more information or to register, call (413) 637-1199 ext. 114 or visit shakespeare.org.

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