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Monday, Feb. 11, 2019

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Lumberjack Express to begin service

Darwin Day program planned for today

OMA to host Brave Space Series tomorrow

Faculty Senate meeting slated for Feb. 13

Vice presidents' panel scheduled for Feb. 14

Professional Academic Advising Council to host February meeting

Career and Internship Expo scheduled for Feb. 20

Wellness Release Time provides time for exercise

OMA to host MLK Celebration

Athletics report

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

‘Three One-Act Plays by Asian Authors’ coming to the main stage

 
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Lumberjack Express to begin service
Lumberjack Express

The Lumberjack Express, SFA’s new mobile food lab, provides transformational learning experiences for students while offering culinary delights for fans of the university’s hospitality administration program.

With cuisine prepared by hospitality majors under the direction of chef Todd Barrios, service is provided by students enrolled in a customer-relations course taught by Dr. Chay Runnels, hospitality administration program coordinator and associate professor.

The Lumberjack Express will begin service at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 26 in the Education Annex Parking Lot No. 15 on the SFA campus.

No cash or credit cards will be accepted at the food lab’s window. Instead, food sales will be handled online at sfasu.edu/lumberjackexpress. Each meal ticket costs $8, and only 50 tickets will be sold for each meal.

Ticket sales will begin tomorrow for Lumberjack Express meal service on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Feb. 26 through March 14. Tickets for March 26 through April 11 will be sold March 12. On April 12, tickets for food lab meals from April 23 through May 9 will be available for purchase.

For more information, visit sfasu.edu/lumberjackexpress.

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Darwin Day program planned for today
Zimmerman

SFA will host its fourth annual Darwin Day from noon to 1 p.m. today 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 tomorrow
Brave Space

The Office of Multicultural Affairs will host its first Brave Space Series of the spring semester at 4 p.m. tomorrow 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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Faculty Senate meeting slated for Feb. 13

The next Faculty Senate meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the McGee Business Building, Room 121.

M.E. Williams, director of the Academic Assistance and Resource Center, will present the 2018 AARC Impact Report. Dr. Marc Guidry, associate provost, will report on the recertification of the core curriculum.

The updated version of the Career Ladder for Non-Tenure Track Faculty has been reviewed and revised by representatives of deans, chairs and associate deans and is scheduled to be acted upon. Your senate representative is accepting input on the proposed policy before the meeting. The policy will apply to the lecturers, clinical instructors and, potentially, adjunct professors.

The third letter from Belle S. Wheelan, president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, to Dr. Raymund Paredes, commissioner of Higher Education, regarding whether the fields of study curricula violate faculty control over the curriculum or institutional control over the transfer of credits at Texas public institutions of higher education will be discussed. To see all three letters, contact Jason Reese, senate chair, at reesejd1@sfasu.edu.

Visitors may attend the meeting, or view the meeting online.

For more information, contact Jason Reese, senate chair, at reesejd1@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. Thursday, 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.

Professional Academic Advising Council to host February meeting

Faculty and professional advisors are invited to the Professional Academic Advisors Council meeting scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, in the Steen Library Wyatt Room.

We hope to see you there! If you’d like to be included in the PAAC email list, contact Raquel Skidmore, Steen Library academic advisor, at skidmorerr@sfasu.edu.

Career and Internship Expo scheduled for Feb. 20

The Center for Career and Professional Development will host the 2019 Spring Career and Internship Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 20 in Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom and Regents' Suite A.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to inform students about the event.

Click here for a list of participating employers. If a faculty member would like record of attendance for their students, a class roster or a sign-in sheet must be provided by the faculty member to the CCPD by Feb. 19.

Students will need to bring their student ID for check-in, as well as copies of their résumé to distribute to employers. Professional dress is required. Résumé assistance and the center's free Career Closet are available to help students prepare for the event. Information about these resources may be found on the center's website.

For more information, contact Brandi Derouen, CCPD assistant director, at (936) 468-3305 or derouenb@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 MLK Celebration

The Office of Multicultural Affairs is hosting its annual MLK Celebration to honor the life and legacy of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom.

Dinner will be provided along with student performances. Bettie Mae Fikes, a civil rights activist, singer and storyteller, will serve as the keynote speaker. Fikes began singing gospel music with her mother at age 4 and is a founding member of the Freedom Singers, a musical group active during the 1960s that sang songs on behalf of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Fikes also traveled and marched with King during the Civil Rights Movement.

The event is open to the SFA and Nacogdoches communities. Tickets will be available through Feb. 13 and are $2 for SFA students with an ID, $5 for faculty and staff with an ID, and $10 for community members. To purchase tickets, visit the student center information desk on campus.

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ATHLETICS
Athletics report

Softball:

SFA - 6 vs. Valparaiso University - 2

SFA - 0 vs. Mississippi State University - 3

SFA - 7 vs. Middle Tennessee University - 1

SFA - 2 vs. Middle Tennessee University - 1

SFA - 1 vs. Mississippi State University - 0

Women's basketball - 70 vs. Lamar University - 58

Men's basketball - 67 vs. Lamar University - 82

Track and field:

Two school records set at the Don Kirby Invitational

To see more, click here.

SFA Participated in the Howie Ryan Invitational

To see results, click here.

Bowling: Winner of the Sunshine State Winter Classic Crown

Tennis - 0 vs. University of Houston - 7

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