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SFA regents convene for quarterly meeting

January 29, 2015 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved an investment of approximately $125,000 for the purchase of a molecular imaging system to support research in biology, chemistry, forestry and agriculture.

Seating available for popular 'Junie B. Jones' show on Friday

January 28, 2015 - Due to a last-minute group cancellation, seats have opened up for the 12:30 p.m. Jan. 30 performance of "Junie B. Jones," a previously sold-out show in this year's Children's Performing Arts Series at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Tickets still available for Turtle Island-McKay performance

January 28, 2015 - Tickets are still available for Thursday night's performance of the two-time Grammy award-winning Turtle Island Quartet with Nellie McKay at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Madera Wind Quintet to perform at SFA

January 27, 2015 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Madera Wind Quintet, one of the state's premier woodwind ensembles, in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Cole Series to feature violin, piano recital

January 27, 2015 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Jennifer Dalmas and Kae Hosoda-Ayer performing a violin and piano recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Schmidbauer Competition announces contestant additions

January 27, 2015 - Officials with the 2015 Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition at Stephen F. Austin State University have announced last-minute additions in the contestant list for the upcoming event on Saturday due to a few contestants who had pulled out of the competition late.

SFA Board of Regents approves faculty, staff changes

January 27, 2015 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved faculty and staff changes during its quarterly meeting Tuesday.

SFA to screen 'Tim's Vermeer'

January 26, 2015 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Tim's Vermeer" at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Ajero piano recital features father-son performance

January 26, 2015 - "Piano Reflections," a faculty recital with Mario Ajero, associate professor of piano and piano pedagogy in Stephen F. Austin State University's School of Music, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. As a highlight, the concert will feature Ajero's 10-year-old son and piano student, Antonio "Nio" Ajero, as guest solo artist.

SFA Wind Ensemble to present 'Winter Tour Concert'

January 23, 2015 - The Wind Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University will present its annual "Winter Tour Concert" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA Gardens to host vegetable garden basics seminar

January 22, 2015 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host a beginning vegetable gardening class from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches.

SFA Gardens to prepare volunteers for Garden Guides

January 22, 2015 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host an orientation and training for volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches.

Exhibition features photography of poet Dickinson's bedroom

January 20, 2015 - "Billie Mandle: Circumference," showing Jan. 27 through March 13 in Griffith Gallery on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus, is an exhibition featuring the artist's most recent project - photographs of American poet Emily Dickinson's bedroom.

Guest trombonist to perform music of Rousseau, Clarke, Von Weber

January 19, 2015 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Charles Hurt in a guest trombone recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

'Outsider art' subject of upcoming exhibition in Cole Art Center

January 15, 2015 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will present the exhibition "Beyond the Academy: Contemporary Outsider and Expressionist Art" showing through March 28 in Ledbetter Gallery in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Cole Art Center exhibition to feature work of Florida artist Riordan

January 15, 2015 - The exhibition "Stuart Riordan: Sardines & Oranges", which runs through March 28 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches, features Riordan's renowned paintings of the human form, according to John Handley, director of galleries at SFA.

Iktus Duo to perform at SFA

January 13, 2015 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Iktus Duo in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Duo Karudan to perform program of contemporary music

January 13, 2015 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Duo Karudan performing a program of contemporary music for clarinet and piano at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Turtle Island Quartet to perform at SFA with singer, songwriter McKay

January 13, 2015 - NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nellie McKay joins forces with the two-time Grammy award-winning Turtle Island Quartet to present a bold performance of chamber music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

East Texas Research Center to unveil historic documents

January 12, 2015 - The East Texas Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University will host a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, to unveil a new collection of historic Nacogdoches documents. The event is free and open to the public.

SFA announces contestants in prestigious Schmidbauer competition

January 9, 2015 - Ten outstanding young musicians have been accepted as participants in the distinguished 2015 Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Cobb exhibition to close with artist's interview

January 7, 2015 - The exhibition "Vision & Substance: The Art of John Cobb" will close with a reception beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA Charter School receives Texas Honors Circle Award from comptroller

January 5, 2015 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Charter School is a recipient of the Texas Comptroller's 2014 Texas Honors Circle Award, which recognizes districts and campuses that achieve academic success through cost-effective operations.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature solar energy representative

December 29, 2014 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches. Tony Napolillo from Green Mountain Energy Company will present "Why Solar is the Future of a Sustainable World."

Mr. & Miss SFA Announced

December 19, 2014 - Chad Huckaby of Nacogdoches and Sabrina Wallace of Deer Park have been chosen for the 2015 Mr. and Miss SFA award. The students will be honored during halftime of the Stephen F. Austin State University men's basketball game against Houston Baptist University beginning at 6 p.m. February 7.

Outstanding donors honored at SFA Gala

December 19, 2014 - Outstanding donors were honored during the 26th annual SFA Gala held recently at Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA's Friday Night Film Series to screen 'Spinning Plates'

December 18, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Spinning Plates" at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA announces winter break closure

December 16, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University will be closed for winter break beginning Saturday, Dec. 20. All university operations will resume regular hours on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

Holiday schedule announced for SFA art galleries

December 15, 2014 - The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, Stephen F. Austin State University's art gallery located in downtown Nacogdoches, will be open most days during the Christmas and New Year's break, according to John Handley, director of galleries for SFA.

SFA's 'Spamalot' earns regional awards, nominations

December 10, 2014 - The recent production of Monty Python's "Spamalot" presented by Stephen F. Austin State University's schools of Theatre and Music has garnered a number of awards and nominations from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

SFA and crisis center host grand opening ceremony

December 9, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University and the Family Crisis Center of East Texas hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the new outreach office located in the University Health Services Clinic.

SFA professor to be featured in upcoming documentary

December 9, 2014 - Dr. Dana Cooper, associate professor of history at Stephen F. Austin State University, was interviewed for a three-part documentary series scheduled for broadcast on the Smithsonian Channel in January.

Outstanding donors to be honored at 26th annual SFA Gala

December 5, 2014 - Outstanding Stephen F. Austin State University donors will be honored during the 26th annual SFA Gala on Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

SFA's Music Preparatory Division to host holiday open house

December 5, 2014 - The Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will host a holiday open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, at the Music Prep House located at 3028 Raguet St.

SFA Human Sciences class hosts formal tea

December 5, 2014 - Students in a Field Experiences in Human Sciences class at Stephen F. Austin State University recently planned the execution, marketing and culinary aspects of a formal tea at the Juanita Curry Boynton House.

SFA's harpist Mitchell releases second holiday CD

December 4, 2014 - Albany Records has recently released "A Harp for Christmas, Vol. II," the newest CD of Emily Mitchell, harp instructor in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music.

State representative to offer SFA commencement address

December 3, 2014 - State Rep. Trent Ashby will offer the commencement address during Stephen F. Austin State University's fall graduation ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 13.

SFA Gala to honor outstanding faculty members

December 2, 2014 - Two outstanding Stephen F. Austin State University faculty members will be honored during the 26th annual SFA Gala on Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

SFA's Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition seeks participants

December 2, 2014 - The application process for the prestigious George and Peggy Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition at Stephen F. Austin State University has begun. This year's strings and piano competition is slated for Jan. 31 in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus and is open to any high school violinists, violists, cellists, double bassists and pianists. Applications are accepted worldwide. Deadline for application is Jan. 2.

Alumnus reflects on 25-year career at CNN

December 1, 2014 - The most important thing senior CNN editor/producer Chris Hrubesh says he learned at Stephen F. Austin State University was not how to operate a camera, conduct an on-air interview or record crystal clear audio. It was to never, ever give up on your dreams.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature Director Dave Creech

December 1, 2014 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches. Dr. David Creech, SFA Gardens director, will present "The True and Unabridged Story of This Past Year."

Grace, Poise, Style!

December 1, 2014 - For many Lumberjack families, love for SFA spans generations. Members of one spirited East Texas clan have left an enduring mark on a particularly beloved and admired university tradition - the SFA Twirl-O-Jacks.

SFA to present children's touring show 'The Monster Who Ate My Peas'

December 1, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and the Children's Performing Arts Series will present "The Monster Who Ate My Peas" in two performances at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA and Family Crisis Center of East Texas to hold grand opening at outreach office

November 26, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University and the Family Crisis Center of East Texas will host a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newest outreach office, located on the university's campus, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9.

SFA's Friday Night Film Series to screen two documentaries in December

November 25, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present free, one-night screenings of two short documentaries Friday night, Dec. 5, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. The night's features include "The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life," and "A Better Me." The screenings begin at 7 p.m.

SFA School of Music to perform classic Christmas opera

November 25, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, and at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA to present annual holiday choral, orchestral concert

November 25, 2014 - The combined choirs at Stephen F. Austin State University, along with the Orchestra of the Pines, will present "An SFA Christmas Garland" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA music students' compositions are performed around the world

November 25, 2014 - Three composition students in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music are making names for themselves in the realm of professional composing and putting SFA in the spotlight in music venues around the world.

Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano to perform at SFA

November 24, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts will present Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano performing "Fiesta Navidad!" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus as part of the 2014-2015 University Series, "Connect."

SFA's Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to present 'A Holiday Concert'

November 21, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will present "A Holiday Concert" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Annual 'Percussion in the Pines' concert to usher in holiday festivities

November 21, 2014 - The SFA Percussion Ensemble and SFA Steel Band, both directed by Dr. Brad Meyer, will perform their annual "Percussion in the Pines" holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

SFA Gardens to host holiday wreath-making seminar

November 21, 2014 - The SFA Gardens will host a seminar titled "Deck the Halls - Using Evergreens to Decorate for the Holidays" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 6, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at Stephen F. Austin State University's Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

SFA art galleries announce Thanksgiving closures

November 21, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art has announced holiday closures for its galleries during the week of Thanksgiving.

SFA Trombone Choir to perform music of Holst, Culver, Wagner

November 21, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the SFA Trombone Choir performing a program titled "Planets" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA mass communication chair and professor elected president of BEA

November 20, 2014 - Dr. John Allen Hendricks, chair of the Department of Mass Communication at Stephen F. Austin State University, was elected president of the Broadcast Education Association at the 2014 Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C.

'Spamalot' opens Tuesday

November 17, 2014 - "Spamalot," the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of the classic film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," opens at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, and runs nightly through Saturday, Nov. 22, with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

SFA partners with Family Crisis Center of East Texas to open outreach office on campus

November 14, 2014 - The Family Crisis Center of East Texas has partnered with Stephen F. Austin State University to open an outreach office on the university's campus.

Faculty jazz combo to perform with SFA Wind Ensemble

November 14, 2014 - A jazz combo comprised of Stephen F. Austin State University music faculty will perform with the SFA Wind Ensemble in a concert titled "New Directions" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the university campus.

SFA to host Brian O'Nuanain Nov. 19

November 14, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University will host guest speaker Brian O'Nuanain at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Vera Dugas Liberal Arts North Building, Room 142, during Geography Awareness Week and International Education Week.

Duet recital to feature violin, double bass

November 13, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the violin and double bass duet of Martha Walvoord and Jack Unzicker at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Nacogdoches Railroad Depot to host fourth annual Loblolly Railroad Model Train Display

November 13, 2014 - The Loblolly Railroad Model Train Display returns for a fourth year to the historic Nacogdoches Railroad Depot 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28.

SFA 'Danceworks' set for Nov. 20-22

November 13, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University dance program will present "Danceworks," a studio concert featuring student, faculty and guest artist choreography, Nov. 20-22.

SFA advertising students earn accolades at Houston advertising competition

November 13, 2014 - SFA's Ad Hoc advertising club had students on the first-, second- and third-place winning teams at the American Advertising Federation-Houston Student Advertising competition Nov. 8-9.

SFA's Orchestra of the Pines to present 'Memorable Melodies'

November 12, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Orchestra of the Pines in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA jazz bands to perform music of Goodwin, Davis, Tomaro

November 12, 2014 - The music of Los Angeles-based jazz composers as well as jazz legends like Miles Davis will be featured when the Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces at Stephen F. Austin State University perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Exhibition features beautiful spinning tools

November 12, 2014 - The exhibition "To Spin A Yarn, Distaffs: Folk Art and Material Culture" is showing through Jan. 10 in Reavley Gallery in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. Guest curator, Michael Ricker, will discuss the exhibition in a gallery talk at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, followed by a reception. Historian Sarida Steed-Bradley will give a spinning demonstration at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22.

'Spamalot' features fun, challenging score for directors, cast, orchestra

November 7, 2014 - "Spamalot," the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of the 1975 classic movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," takes the stage in W.M. Turner Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Nov. 18 through 22, with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee performance.

Apply to SFA by Dec. 1 for First-Choice Scholarship priority benefits

November 3, 2014 - Prospective students who apply to Stephen F. Austin State University before Dec. 1 may qualify for a range of benefits not available to those who delay their applications.

SFA hospitality administration and visual impairment programs teaming up for 'Dining in the Dark' event

November 3, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University hospitality administration and visual impairment programs are teaming up to raise awareness for visual impairment at the unique upcoming "Dining in the Dark" event on campus.

SFA music faculty member Gaviria to present 'Bass and Co.'

November 3, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present music faculty member Carlos Gaviria in a chamber recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Gaviria will present "Bass & Co." and will be joined by colleagues Jennifer Dalmas, violin; Evgeni Raychev, cello; Melissa Nabb, viola; Christina Gunether, flute; and Geneva Fung, piano.

Guest oboist Rockett to perform recital at SFA

November 3, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Susetta Dunn Rockett in a guest oboe recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Rep. Clardy invites state and regional leaders to learn about ongoing SFA WET Center research

November 2, 2014 - Researchers at Stephen F. Austin State University's Waters of East Texas Center provided state and regional leaders with an overview of select research projects related to East Texas' water resources at a recent gathering organized by State Rep. Travis Clardy.

KSAU to be temporarily off the air

October 31, 2014 - KSAU, the radio station of Stephen F. Austin State University, will be off the air for the next couple of months while its transmitter site is being updated.

SFA Board of Regents approves faculty, staff changes

October 31, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved faculty and staff changes during its quarterly meeting Monday.

Cello Club to present recital to promote ensemble performing

October 30, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Cello Club with Evgeni Raychev in a recital at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Book signing part of 29th annual Downtown Nacogdoches Artwalk

October 30, 2014 - The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House has been a long-time participant in the annual Downtown Nacogdoches Artwalk, which is scheduled this year from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, along the historic streets of downtown Nacogdoches. This year, The Cole Art Center plans to highlight select Stephen F. Austin State University artists/authors during a book signing from 4 to 6 p.m. at the art center the day of the event.

Madrigal Singers to perform fall concert

October 30, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Madrigal Singers in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature Dallas Arboretum director of horticulture

October 30, 2014 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches. Horticulturist Jenny Wegley will present "If I Hear Color One More Time, I'm Changing My Profession."

SFA to host Showcase Saturday for prospective students

October 30, 2014 - Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during three free, action-packed open-house Saturdays at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches on Nov. 15, Feb. 28 and March 28.

SFA to present Tony Award-winning musical "Spamalot"

October 28, 2014 - A cast of dozens of absurdly charming characters. A revolving castle. A bombastic pit orchestra playing a tongue-in-cheek score. French soldiers and killer rabbits. All of this can add up to only one thing - Monty Python's "Spamalot."

Screening of "Holes In My Shoes" planned at Cole Art Center

October 27, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Holes In My Shoes" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. "Holes In My Shoes" is an award-winning documentary feature film directed by David Wachs that chronicles the life of Jack Beers, known as "New York City's Strongest Boy," from his birth in 1910 up to age 94.

SFA Percussion Ensemble's fall concert to feature fun, exciting music

October 27, 2014 - The SFA Percussion Ensemble will perform its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

ESPN3 to telecast SFA home athletic events next year

October 27, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University will be the first institution in the Southland Conference to produce ESPN3 telecasts for all home football, basketball, soccer and volleyball games.

Student-directed 'Blood Relations' retells story of Lizzie Borden

October 27, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed "Blood Relations" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus. Senior Austin Holt of Weatherford directs Sharon Pollock's full-length play that retells the story of Lizzie Borden, the American woman known for being tried and acquitted for the axe murders of her father and stepmother in Fall River, Mass., in 1892.

Music Prep students selected to all-region orchestras

October 24, 2014 - All students in the Stephen F. Austin State University Music Preparatory Division who tried out for all-region orchestras recently were selected to participate in either the middle school or high school regional ensembles, according to Pat Barnett, Music Prep director.

Stone Fort Wind Quintet to present fall concert

October 23, 2014 - The Stone Fort Wind Quintet at Stephen F. Austin State University will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Nicklas co-chairing Día de los Muertos Fiesta

October 23, 2014 - Merci Nicklas and Kat Garcia, both board members for the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts, are co-chairing the Día de los Muertos Fiesta. The celebration and fundraiser will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. inside and outside The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

SFA student's film to premiere at Austin Film Festival

October 22, 2014 - "The History of Time Travel" will play in Austin at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at the Alamo Drafthouse Village and at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Galaxy Highland 10 Theatre.

SFA Homecoming Children of the Court to ride in parade

October 22, 2014 - Austin Smith and Alaina Cordova, both natives of Nacogdoches, will serve as the 2014 Stephen F. Austin State University Homecoming Children of the Court during the annual celebration Oct. 24 and 25.

Ready, set, dash - Ducks ready for race day at 2014 SFA Homecoming

October 21, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association rubber ducks are ready to dash at the 2014 Homecoming Duck Dash slated for noon Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Ag Pond, located near Homer Bryce Stadium on campus.

SFA Alumni Association to host Homecoming Flap 'Jack' Breakfast

October 21, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association will host a breakfast fit for hungry Lumberjacks from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in front of City Hall, 202 E. Pilar St., in downtown Nacogdoches.

A Cappella Choir to perform works of Brahms, Rossini, Ešenvalds

October 20, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the A Cappella Choir performing its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA to hold Fifth Annual Lumberjack Homecoming Certified 5K

October 20, 2014 - The fifth annual Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjack Homecoming Certified 5K will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the parking lot behind the Schlief Tennis Complex, located at the corner of Wilson Drive and Starr Avenue.

SFA Charter School Board to meet Nov. 3

October 20, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Charter School Board will meet at noon Monday, Nov. 3, in the Elementary Education Conference room of the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center.

SFA's new Rockin' Axes to present Beatles tribute concert

October 20, 2014 - The all-new Rockin' Axes ensembles, products of the Sound Recording Technology program in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, will perform their first concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA to hold 41st Annual Alumni Golf Tournament

October 16, 2014 - Registration has begun for Stephen F. Austin State University's 41st Annual Alumni Golf Tournament to be held Friday, Oct. 24, at the Piney Woods Country Club.

SFA School of Theatre students to perform on international stage in Scotland

October 16, 2014 - he Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre has been accepted to perform in the 2015 International Collegiate Theatre Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.

SFA teeing up for the Lumberjack Homecoming Disc Golf Tournament

October 16, 2014 - Benefitting the Dr. Raymond Lee Worsham Scholarship, the Lumberjack Homecoming Disc Golf Tournament hosted by the Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association will start at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at Pecan Park.

Texas Tribune to host legislative discussion

October 16, 2014 - The Texas Tribune will host an event with Sen. Robert Nichols and Rep. Travis Clardy from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, at Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA music faculty to perform works of Strauss

October 15, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present members of the SFA voice faculty with pianist Ron Petti in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

'Curious George' opens SFA's Children's Performing Arts Series

October 15, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and its Children's Performing Arts Series will present "Curious George" in two performances on Thursday, Oct. 30, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Student-directed 'The Man Who Turned Into a Stick' teaches life lessons

October 14, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed "The Man Who Turned Into a Stick" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Artistic exchange between SFA, University of Chihuahua continues to thrive

October 14, 2014 - When an exhibition of artwork by students and faculty at the School of Art at the University of Chihuahua opens on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus, SFA Professor of Ceramics Piero Fenci will take great pride and satisfaction in seeing the artistic relationship he established between the Mexican university and SFA continue to flourish.

Tickets still available for Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performance at SFA

October 14, 2014 - Tickets are still available for a performance of the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus as part of the College of Fine Arts' 2014-2015 University Series, "Connect."

Detailed Texas landscapes featured in exhibition

October 14, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will present the exhibition "Vision & Substance: The Art of John Cobb," showing Oct. 25 through Jan. 10 in Ledbetter Gallery in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA Alumni Association to present 2014 Homecoming Celebration

October 13, 2014 - The annual Stephen F. Austin State University Homecoming Celebration titled "Storybooks and Fairytales - Where Your Story Begins!" will be held Friday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 26.

Partnersip between SFA's James I Perkins College of Education and Millard's Crossing result in unique opportunity for students of Nettie Marshall Academy of Dual Language

October 13, 2014 - Partnersip between SFA's James I Perkins College of Education and Millard's Crossing result in unique opportunity for students of Nettie Marshall Academy of Dual Language

SFA alumnus to perform guest recital in annual Octubafest

October 10, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present guest artist and SFA alumnus Trevor Culp performing in SFA's Ninth Annual Octubafest at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA's Choral Union, Women's Choir to present 'From Heaven to Earth'

October 10, 2014 - The Choral Union and Women's Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will present "From Heaven to Earth" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to perform music of composer Walczyk

October 10, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will feature the music of composer-in-residence Kevin Walczyk when the ensembles perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA music faculty member Raychev to perform 'cello soliloquy'

October 9, 2014 - Evgeni Raychev, faculty member in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, will be featured in a cello recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Día de los Muertos Fiesta planned for Nov. 1 in downtown Nacogdoches

October 9, 2014 - A performance of the Chikawa Aztec Dancers is just one of the many fun-filled activities that will be part of the Día de los Muertos Fiesta to be celebrated from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, along Church Street in downtown Nacogdoches.

Art educators' brunch set for Saturday at Cole Art Center

October 8, 2014 - A brunch designed to bring together East Texas art educators is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA to screen 'Tommy Hancock: West Texas Muse' at Cole Art Center

October 8, 2014 - A one-night, free screening of "Tommy Hancock: West Texas Muse" will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

New York fashion historian to speak during museum's 'Old Hat! 100 Years of Headgear' reception

October 8, 2014 - New York fashion historian Rebecca Jumper Matheson will present "Pinnacle of Fashion: Hats of the 20th Century" at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in conjunction with an ongoing exhibit at the Stone Fort Museum at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Tickets still available for SFA concert featuring Chris Young and Big Joe Walker

October 3, 2014 - Tickets are still available for the Chris Young and Big Joe Walker concert, presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University Student Activities Association, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the William R. Johnson Coliseum on the SFA campus.

Meyer to perform as soloist with SFA Wind Ensemble

October 3, 2014 - The SFA Wind Ensemble will feature music faculty member Brad Meyer as soloist in the ensemble's fist concert of the year, slated for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin to perform in University Series

October 3, 2014 - The renowned Russian ensemble Chamber Orchestra Kremlin will return to the Stephen F. Austin State University campus to perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the College of Fine Arts' 2014-2015 University Series, "Connect."

Finding love, acceptance focus of student-directed 'Feeding the Moonfish'

October 3, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed "Feeding the Moonfish" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

2014 SFA Homecoming Kick-Off Celebration set for Oct. 9

October 3, 2014 - The annual Stephen F. Austin State University Homecoming kickoff party will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Jack Backers College Bookstore, 315E. College St. Appetizers and purple beverages will help kick off the month of Homecoming activities, which will culminate in Homecoming weekend Oct. 24 and 25.

SFA music faculty member Salas to present tuba recital

October 3, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present music faculty member J.D. Salas in a tuba recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA Homecoming Online Auction to feature specialty items

October 3, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University 2014 Homecoming Online Auction will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, as part of the Homecoming kickoff at Jack Backers College Bookstore, 315 E. College St., and conclude at 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.

'Trojan Barbie' assistant director, dramaturg offer unique expertise to play

October 2, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University theatre majors April Gore and Ashe Vernon have specific titles attached to their names in the program for the School of Theatre's production of Australian playwright Christine Evans' award-winning drama, "Trojan Barbie."

Noted violinist Gogichashvili to perform concert at SFA

October 1, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts, School of Music and the Cole Performing Arts series will present Eka Gogichashvili performing a guest violin recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in the Music Recital Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature garden writer

September 29, 2014 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches. Garden writer Patty Leander will present "Butterbeans to Asian Greens-Old Favorites and New Flavors for the Vegetable Garden."

SFA horticulture professor begins Swiss chard trial to determine best varieties for East Texas gardens

September 29, 2014 - In the coming months, drivers traveling on East Starr Avenue will be treated to an assortment of colors ranging from deep hunter green to vibrant hot pink, and it is all in the name of science.

SFA trombonist Scott to perform recital that features readings from Daily Sentinel

September 26, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Deb Scott, professor of trombone at SFA, in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA to host fourth annual global citizenship event

September 26, 2014 - The future of the relationship between the United States and Asia will be featured at the 2014 Global Citizenship Series presented by Stephen F. Austin State University on Oct. 9 and 10 at the Sugar Land Marriott Town Square, 16090 City Walk.

SFA jazz bands' performances to feature works of music greats Basie, Sturm

September 26, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the university's jazz bands, the Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

East Texas Historical Association to present annual Lale Lecture Oct. 2

September 26, 2014 - Dr. Paul H. Carlson, Texas Tech University professor emeritus of history, will discuss the importance of a humanities education in a modern global world at the 18th Georgiana and Max S. Lale Lecture presented by the East Texas Historical Association.

Nacogdoches Railroad Depot to display photography and poetry exhibit

September 26, 2014 - The Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the exhibit "Pineywoods Summer Haiku" starting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Nacogdoches Historic Depot, 101 Old Tyler Road.

SFA Gardens to host 'Solar Saturday' in conjunction with Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale

September 24, 2014 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host "Solar Saturday" in conjunction with its annual Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

SFA Gardens produces Texas' first successful kiwifruit crop

September 24, 2014 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University has produced and harvested what is believed to be Texas' first kiwifruit crop. This is the first field trial conducted outside of Auburn University to test the performance of two patented kiwi varieties that are the result of collaboration between Auburn and Hubei Academy of Agricultural Sciences' Institute of Fruit and Tea in China.

SFA's Orchestra of the Pines to present 'Festive Beginnings'

September 23, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Orchestra of the Pines in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA to screen 'Muscle Shoals' documentary at Cole Art Center

September 23, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Muscle Shoals" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA voice recital to feature Hong Kong guest soprano Chen

September 22, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present voice faculty member Scott LaGraff in a joint recital with guest soprano TiWei Chen at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Clarinetist Qian to perform mix of traditional, contemporary music

September 22, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Dr. Jun Qian in a guest clarinet recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA flutist Guenther to present 'Baroque to Jazz'

September 19, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Christina Guenther in a faculty flute recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA music faculty member Gavin to present 'Journeys and Reflections'

September 19, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present music faculty member Charles Gavin in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

Guest pianist Lysinger to perform at SFA, give presentation for piano teachers

September 19, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present a performance of celebrated pianist Catharine Lysinger at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

Diverse international student cast brings 'Trojan Barbie' to Turner stage

September 19, 2014 - The student actors in "Trojan Barbie" bring global, multicultural perspectives that are as varied as the play itself to the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre's Mainstage Series.

Readings, musical performance to feature work of poet Addonizio

September 18, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art, LaNana Creek Press, SFA Press and Department of English will present "My Black Angel, Blues Poems and Portraits" from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Morning Glory Yoga Studio in downtown Nacogdoches.

Alazan Trio to perform works of Silverman

September 18, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present The Alazan Trio in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA Gardens to host fall plant sale

September 18, 2014 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host its annual Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in historic Nacogdoches.

SFA's Student Activities Association to present Chris Young, Big Joe Walker in concert

September 18, 2014 - The Student Activities Association will present Chris Young with special guest Big Joe Walker in concert beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in the William R. Johnson Coliseum on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Renowned saxophone duo to perform at SFA

September 17, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts, School of Music and the Cole Performing Arts Series will present Jeff Loeffert and Jonathan Nichol in a guest saxophone recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA's A Cappella Choir invited to perform at Vatican, St. Mark's Basilica

September 16, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music have announced the SFA A Cappella Choir will travel to Italy next May for an 11-day performance tour that includes special invitations to sing at the Vatican and St. Mark's Basilica.

Student-directed play tells story of concentration camp survival

September 16, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed "I Never Saw Another Butterfly" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

SFA reports higher enrollment and retention rates for fall

September 15, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University has recorded a fall enrollment of 12,801 students, up 0.2 percent from one year ago. The slight gain marks the first overall increase since stricter admission standards were implemented at the university beginning with the fall 2012 freshman class.

Company makes donation to percussion program at SFA

September 12, 2014 - A drumstick and mallet company has made a generous donation to the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and its percussion program, providing a valuable resource for students.

SFA music faculty to be featured in fundraising concert

September 11, 2014 - Faculty members of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will be the featured performers during the annual Pi Kappa Lambda Music Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus

Red River Waterway Commission hosts event revealing a promising solution to giant salvinia problem

September 11, 2014 - Researchers at the National Center for Pharmaceutical Crops located at Stephen F. Austin State University's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture have developed a novel concept for addressing invasive species

SFA music faculty to be featured in fundraising concert

September 11, 2014 - Faculty members of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will be the featured performers during the annual Pi Kappa Lambda Music Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Ice cream social with the Lumberjacks

September 9, 2014 - Members of the Lumberjack football team joined children from the Stephen F. Austin State University Early Childhood Lab and Charter School Monday afternoon for an ice cream social.

SFA Gardens to host plant propagation workshop

September 8, 2014 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host a plant propagation workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 13, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

Tickets still available for University Series opening performance

September 5, 2014 - Tickets are still available for Eugenia Zukerman and Friends, the opening performance of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' 2014-2015 University Series "Connect."

Esteemed flutist Gariazzo to perform at SFA

September 5, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will open this season's Cole Performing Arts Series with a guest flute performance by Dr. Mariana Gariazzo at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature plant sale preview

September 4, 2014 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches.

SFA Department of Mathematics to host ETMTC in 2014-2015

September 4, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Department of Mathematics will continue to host East Texas Math Teachers' Circle this academic year.

SFA to present Pi Kappa Lambda scholarship concert

September 4, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present the Pi Kappa Lambda Annual Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Nacogdoches Naturally to kick off year of Family Fun Day adventures

August 29, 2014 - Join Stephen F. Austin State University's Nacogdoches Naturally staff, students, volunteers and partner organizations as they kick off a new year of Family Fun Day adventures from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse to perform at SFA

August 28, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present The Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse in concert at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Eugenia Zukerman and Friends to open upcoming University Series at SFA

August 28, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' 2014-2014 University Series "Connect" opens with a performance by Eugenia Zukerman & Friends at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Exhibitions to showcase talents of SFA art professors

August 28, 2014 - Recently created art in a variety of media will make up the annual "SFA Faculty Exhibition," which the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA alumnus and local business owner hosts Swedish exchange student

August 26, 2014 - Matt Turner, a 2009 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University's forestry program and owner of Turner Fabrication, is hosting a Swedish exchange student for one month as a part of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture's partnership with Älvdalens Educational Center in Älvdalens, Sweden.

SFA to screen 'In the Realms of the Unreal'

August 26, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "In the Realms of the Unreal" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA Center for Regional Heritage Research receives grant for 3-D preservation of Caddo artifacts

August 26, 2014 - The Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University has been awarded a $39,600 grant from the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training to digitally preserve and study hundreds of Caddo ceramics obtained from archaeological sites throughout East Texas.

Huckaby art exhibition to close with reception

August 26, 2014 - The exhibition "Sedrick Huckaby: Quiet Dialogues" will close with a reception with the artist in attendance from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Children's Performing Arts Series brings exciting shows to SFA campus

August 26, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and the Children's Performing Arts Series have announced the fun and exciting shows that will make up the 2014-2015 CPAS season.

SFA professors lead conservation project to benefit Argentina's jaguars and rural landowners

August 22, 2014 - Two professors from Stephen F. Austin State University's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture are addressing the drastically dwindling populations of jaguar in Argentina and the socio-economic issues faced by landowners in the province of Misiones.

Unique art metals exhibition to open in Cole Art Center

August 22, 2014 - A collaborative art metals project between Stephen F. Austin State University and New Mexico State University has resulted in a unique joint exhibition that will be featured Sept. 4 through Oct. 25 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA agriculture professor sows seeds of hope in rural Africa

August 20, 2014 - As Dr. Leon Young spoke about his time in Africa, his eyes lit up. Scrolling through the hundreds of photos taken during his three-week Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs volunteer assignment in Soyo, Angola, he called each person by name, sharing anecdotes about his time with them through CNFA's Farmer-to-Farmer program.

Lumberjack Marching Band starts practice

August 20, 2014 - Members of the Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjack Marching Band arriving for the start of practice this week were welcomed by a spanking new trailer emblazoned with the university's logo and musical notes from the school song.

Research initiative in Brazil influences SFA art professor's work

August 15, 2014 - A university research initiative this past summer took an art professor at Stephen F. Austin State University to Salvador, Brazil.

SFA exhibition to feature detailed work of intaglio artist Wood

August 15, 2014 - An exhibition that runs Aug. 28 through Oct. 17 in Griffith Gallery on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus will feature the detailed work of Northwest artist Thomas Wood.

SFA Alumni Association presents 2014 Alumni Awards

August 11, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association will honor five outstanding alumni at its annual awards banquet at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center's Twilight Ballroom.

SFA Music Prep to host registration, auditions

August 7, 2014 - The Music Preparatory Division at Stephen F. Austin State University will host new student registration and ensemble auditions Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Music Prep House, 3028 Raguet St.

Solar array installation

August 5, 2014 - Workers install a solar array on the roof of the recently opened Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building located in the Pineywoods Native Plant Center at Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA announces its 2014-2015 University Series, 'Connect'

August 5, 2014 - Season tickets are now on sale for the eight specially selected musical and theatrical performances included in Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' 2014-2015 University Series, "Connect."

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature South Carolina horticulturist

August 4, 2014 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches. Ethan Kauffmann will present "Green Roofs, Green Walls, the South Carolina Way."

SFA professor of music to offer commencement address

July 31, 2014 - Dr. Ron E. Anderson, professor of music at Stephen F. Austin State University, will offer the commencement address during the university's summer graduation ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 9.

Underwood Basketball Camp

July 31, 2014 - Former Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjack basketball player Desmond Haymon, center, explains the importance of basketball fundamentals at the second annual Brad Underwood Basketball Camp.

Regents approve extension of SFA marketing campaign as part of $238.6 million budget

July 29, 2014 - Due to the success of Stephen F. Austin State University's recent marketing campaign, the Board of Regents approved extending the project through the next fiscal year, allocating $1.6 million for a two-phase plan that will include more of the popular "Lumberjacks Make Great" billboards and other advertising.

McCarty named athletic director emeritus

July 29, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University President Baker Pattillo surprised Steve McCarty, retired athletic director and current chair of the Board of Regents, at the board's Tuesday meeting by awarding him a new title: athletic director emeritus.

Watercolor East Texas show opens Saturday

July 22, 2014 - The 30th Watercolor East Texas juried exhibition will open with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 26, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA to screen 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi'

July 21, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Opportunities to support 'Pathway to Music' campaign continue

July 18, 2014 - "Pathway to Music," a scholarship fundraiser benefiting students enrolled in the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, is still under way, and there are continued opportunities to make donations.

Expressive oil paintings featured in Huckaby exhibition

July 17, 2014 - An exhibition that runs July 25 through Sept. 5 at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House will feature the work of Texas artist Sedrick Huckaby.

12X12 scholarship fundraiser concludes with Saturday night sale, party

July 17, 2014 - This year's 12X12 scholarship fundraiser benefiting students in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art culminates with the annual sale and party at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

How to Train An Animator: SFA degree launches grad's career in feature films

July 16, 2014 - Whether sitting in a movie theater with his professional colleagues, his family or complete strangers, SFA graduate David Polk is relishing the response of audiences to "How to Train Your Dragon 2," the DreamWorks Animation feature film that dropped onto the big screen this summer.

SFA feature twirler earns top collegiate title

July 15, 2014 - SFA Lumberjack Marching Band feature twirler Shelby Elder is the winner of numerous twirling competitions and titles at state, regional and national levels. She's the reigning Texas State Collegiate Twirl Champion, Southwest Collegiate Twirl Champion and Texas State College Solo Champion, just to name a few.

SFA introducing English language program for area residents

July 15, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University is pleased to announce the debut of a new, intensive English language program for the Nacogdoches community. The English Language Institute within the Office of International Programs will begin offering a non-credit series of courses for non-native English speakers who would like to improve their skills for personal or professional reasons.

SFA's 12X12 art fundraiser to feature work by the late Gary Frields

July 11, 2014 - Local art lovers have a special treat to look forward to in this year's 12X12 fundraiser of the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts, compliments of the late - and great - Gary Frields.

SFA strings camp concert features local soloist

July 10, 2014 - The strings camp hosted by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music concludes today, July 11, with a concert at 3 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA's SummerStage directors bring varied backgrounds to theatre program

July 10, 2014 - When the faculty of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre decided last spring they wanted to take a fresh, new approach to summer theatre, it seemed natural that the school's newest acting teachers would direct the performances. Laura Rikard and Zach Hanks, both assistant professors of theatre, bring varied backgrounds to the classroom and the stage.

iMAS Academy this week at SFA

July 10, 2014 - Nearly 100 middle school students from more than a dozen area school districts are attending iMAS (Investigations in Math and Science) Academy this week at Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA Gardens to host herbal seminar

July 3, 2014 - Participants will learn about creating infusions using bay leaves and participate in a hands-on lesson of making compound (herb-flavored) butter. Hoyt plans to share her culinary treats with participants, so guests will enjoy the sight, smell and taste of fresh herbs at this delicious seminar.

Kindermusik Adventure Camps coming in August

July 2, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and the Music Preparatory Division will once again offer the popular Kindermusik Adventure Camps this August for children age newborn through 7 years.

SFA Gardens lecture series to feature talk on salsa

July 1, 2014 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

SFA grad now directing science program at campus tutoring center

July 1, 2014 - It's impossible to say what direction Kerron Joseph's life would have taken if he'd gone to college where he originally planned. But the Trinidadian's academic and professional course veered onto a much different, unexplored path just before he came to the U.S.

Special SFA Gardens lecture to feature expert on gingers

June 30, 2014 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host a special lecture on gingers at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 7, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches.

SFA's Music Preparatory Division to present 'Music Mind Games' class

June 25, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin School of Music and the Music Preparatory Division will present "Music Mind Games," an innovative music theory class for children taught July 14 through 18 in the Prep Performance Hall in the Music Prep House, located at 3028 Raguet St.

SFA to screen 'Cutie and the Boxer'

June 24, 2014 - 'Cutie and the Boxer' is a moving portrait of a couple wrestling with the eternal themes of sacrifice, disappointment and aging against a background of lives dedicated to art.

SFA SummerStage Festival to bring popular classics to life

June 23, 2014 - From late May through the end of June each year, Stephen F. Austin State University theatre students rehearse seven afternoons and evenings a week in addition to preparing scenery, lights, costumes, makeup, sound, props and more in the mornings and afternoons Monday through Friday.

Bidding for 12X12 art scholarship fundraiser begins July 2

June 23, 2014 - Silent auction bidding for the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts' 12X12 fundraiser gets under way Wednesday, July 2, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Pre-show entertainment, refreshments featured at SFA SummerStage Festival - Walmart sponsoring 'Pay-What-You-Can' performances again this year

June 23, 2014 - The lineup of summer shows by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre not only has a new name, there are also new pre-show activities for audiences designed to add to the excitement of the all-new SummerStage Festival.

SFA class travels to L.A. to "Meet the Media"

June 10, 2014 - A group of Stephen F. Austin State University students studying mass media spent a week meeting with media professionals in Los Angeles, Calif., during Maymester.

Local photographic and art groups plan 2014 gallery shows

June 9, 2014 - The Nacogdoches Photographic Association and Nacogdoches Art League will open their 2014 gallery shows with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday, June 20, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA develops rain gardens at Pineywoods Native Plant Center

June 9, 2014 - hrough a partnership between the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and SFA Gardens, three rain gardens now enhance the quality of water entering Lanana Creek during rainfall events.

Agreement allows ACC hospitality students to earn SFA bachelor's degree

June 6, 2014 - Austin Community College is partnering with Stephen F. Austin State University to give students in the high-demand hospitality field a seamless pathway to a bachelor's degree.

SFA School of Theatre to present 'The Phoenix on the Sword' radio play

June 5, 2014 - Students in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre are trained to be stage actors in addition to stage managers, technical directors and costume, lighting and sound designers. But a recent radio play project gave select students a different kind of experience before an audience who will "see" the play through the imagery they created behind a microphone instead of on a stage.

Scholarship bass fishing tournament announced

June 3, 2014 - The Campus Recreation Department of Stephen F. Austin State University will host the 2nd annual Dr. Raymond Lee Worsham Scholarship Bass Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 28, at Jackson Hill Park and Marina on Lake Sam Rayburn in Broaddus.

Brown named SFA student regent

May 29, 2014 - Kelsey Brown of Flower Mound has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve as student regent for Stephen F. Austin State University during the 2014-15 academic year.

SFA students travel abroad to study Irish theatre

May 29, 2014 - An old red and black speckled brick sits among the papers and notebooks on the desk of Stephen F. Austin State University Professor of Theatre Rick Jones. It's a great conversation piece, but more importantly, it serves as a reminder for Jones that teaching students the historical importance of Irish Theatre has greater impact in Ireland than in a classroom in Nacogdoches. It also reminds him of the significance of being in the right place at the right time.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature native plant expert

May 28, 2014 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches.

SFA theatre students bring fairy tale characters to Blueberry Festival

May 28, 2014 - Students in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will add another element of excitement to all the fun those attending the Texas Blueberry Festival will experience June 14 in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA to screen award-winning '20 Feet From Stardom' documentary

May 27, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of Academy Award winning "20 Feet From Stardom" at 7 p.m. Friday, June 6, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA SummerStage Festival to bring popular classics to life

May 27, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre has renamed its summer theatre program, giving it a fresh new image and approach that's sure to please audiences of all ages.

Selden elected to SNAG board

May 15, 2014 - Lauren B. Selden, associate professor of art at Stephen F. Austin State University, was recently elected as a board member for the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

SFA students present recreation management plan for Lanana Creek Trail Corridor

May 15, 2014 - Five students from Stephen F. Austin State University's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture recently presented the first draft of a recreation management plan for a portion of the Lanana Creek Trail Corridor to representatives of the city of Nacogdoches and SFA Gardens.

SFA students exceed service goal

May 14, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University students have logged 93,715 service hours this academic year, exceeding the goal of 90,0000 service hours set by President Baker Pattillo in honor of SFA's 90th anniversary.

SFA's printing services department wins national award

May 13, 2014 - University Printing Services at Stephen F. Austin State University will be honored with the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association's 2014 Print Center of the Year Award at the annual Educational Conference in Milwaukee in June.

SFA to test emergency preparedness

May 9, 2014 - If you see firefighters, police officers, paramedics and sheriff's deputies flocking to the Stephen F. Austin State University campus Wednesday, don't panic. It is only a drill.

Under Her Wing

May 5, 2014 - An increasingly crowded world has spilled over into the Texas Southern High Plains, and the effects are contributing to population declines of a small bird that relies on the region's saline lakes for survival.

Seeds of Change

May 5, 2014 - SFA environmental science graduate Marshal White '13 has moved to Swaziland, a small country in Southern Africa, where he is helping lead the extensive sustainability efforts of African Christian College.

SFA implementing new core curriculum

May 3, 2014 - Students at Stephen F. Austin State University and other state institutions will soon begin noticing changes in curriculum that were mandated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

New SFA core repository aiding in student research

May 3, 2014 - A new addition to Stephen F. Austin State University's Department of Geology is fueling opportunities for geology student and faculty research and strengthening the university's connections to the petroleum industry.

SFA theatre peer mentoring program debuts to rave reviews

May 3, 2014 - In a world where visionaries in most professions are trying to figure out how to do more with less, the School of Theatre is tapping into one of its most valuable resources - the students - to help underclassmen understand the level of commitment necessary for a successful collegiate career.

Registration under way for SFA Summer Art Academy

May 2, 2014 - Registration has begun for the annual Summer Art Academy offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art for the two-week camp that will meet June 9 through 20 on the SFA campus.

SFA adult piano class

May 2, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University's Music Preparatory Division offers a summer adult piano class that will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on seven consecutive Mondays beginning May 19 and concluding June 30.

U.S. senator, SFA faculty senate chair to offer commencement addresses

May 2, 2014 - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Stephen F. Austin State University's Faculty Senate chair, Dr. Dana Cooper, are scheduled to offer the commencement addresses during spring graduation ceremonies Saturday, May 10, in William R. Johnson Coliseum.

Parr performs, conducts master class in China

May 2, 2014 - Dr. Andrew Parr, professor of piano in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, recently had the opportunity to perform and conduct a master class in piano for the first time before audiences in China, and some of those audience members have expressed an interest in coming to the United States, specifically SFA, to study with Parr.

Nacogdoches woman honored with Teagarden Award

May 1, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University alumna ElaRuth McCullough of Nacogdoches is the recipient of the 2014 Edna Wilkin Teagarden Award for Exemplary Service in Human Sciences.

SFA professor named Fellow of Interior Design Educators Council

April 30, 2014 - Dr. Mitzi Perritt, professor of interior design at Stephen F. Austin State University, was named a Fellow of the Interior Design Educators Council at the recent National Conference in New Orleans, La.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature Alabama horticulturist

April 30, 2014 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches.

SFA choirs to present annual Choral Masterworks Concert

April 28, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the A Cappella Choir, Choral Union and Women's Choir performing their annual end-of-the-year celebration in the Choral Masterworks Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Heifner selected new member of Texas Playwriting Hall of Fame

April 28, 2014 - Jack Heifner, Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre's playwright-in-residence, has been selected as a new member of the Texas Playwriting Hall of Fame.

SFA galleries director co-author of book on Picasso's religious art

April 28, 2014 - John Handley, director of art galleries for Stephen F. Austin State University, is co-author of "The Religious Art of Pablo Picasso," a book that examines the use of religious imagery in the works of one of the best-known figures in 20th-century art. Handley will travel to Berkeley, Calif., in May to join co-author Jane Daggett Dillenberger at a May 6 reception and book signing designed to celebrate the book's publication by the University of California Press.

SFA students to host town hall meeting

April 28, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University communication students will host a discussion regarding a proposed community peace and conflict resolution center from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Movie Theater on campus. Interested residents of Nacogdoches and surrounding communities are invited to attend.

Children's Performing Arts Series to present 'Laura Ingalls Wilder'

April 28, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and its Children's Performing Arts Series will present "Laura Ingalls Wilder" in two performances on Thursday, May 8, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA Bands' 'Concert in the Park' planned for April 27

April 27, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the SFA Bands performing the annual "Concert in the Park" at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 27, on the lawn in front of the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus. Beginning at 1 p.m., Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, honorary band service fraternity and sorority, will sell hamburger plates for $5 that will include a hamburger, chips and drink.

SFA to offer new engineering degree in fall 2014

April 24, 2014 - A new four-year engineering degree program to be offered by Stephen F. Austin State University's College of Sciences and Mathematics was approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Thursday.

Trumpet great Bergeron to perform with SFA's Swingin' Axes

April 24, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present acclaimed jazz great Wayne Bergeron performing with SFA's Swingin' Axes jazz band at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

SFA to screen award-winning 'Chasing Ice' documentary

April 24, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Chasing Ice" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 2, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

This year's Cole Scholars

April 24, 2014 - Longtime Stephen F. Austin State University supporter Ed Cole, center, poses with this year's Cole Scholars who were recognized at the recent SFA School of Music awards ceremony.

Stone Fort Wind Quintet to perform program of challenging music

April 23, 2014 - The Stone Fort Wind Quintet at Stephen F. Austin State University will present music never before performed by the School of Music faculty ensemble in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA announces Texas National 2014 art competition winners

April 23, 2014 - During the opening reception of Texas National 2014 in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, juror Jerome Witkin announced the winners of the annual competition and exhibition presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University's School of Art.

Bright Ideas Conference to highlight SFA faculty research, scholarship and artistry

April 23, 2014 - The 2014 Bright Ideas Conference highlighting faculty research, scholarship and artistry at Stephen F. Austin State University will be held Thursday, May 1, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center. The public is invited, and admission is free. More than 90 research posters and scholarly exhibits will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. Spotlight exhibits will be featured in the Twilight Ballroom along with refreshments.

SFA Percussion Ensemble to perform high-intensity program

April 22, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the SFA Percussion Ensemble, directed by Dr. Brad Meyer, performing its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA Wind Symphony to perform commissioned piece honoring director of bands

April 22, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Wind Symphony, under the direction of David W. Campo, will present "Stars and Dreams - Music of the Spheres" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. The concert is a presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music and will feature the world premiere a selection commissioned to honor Fred J. Allen, director of bands at SFA.

SFA marching band to march in New York City

April 22, 2014 - The Lumberjack Marching Band was one of four university bands chosen from more than 175 considered for the 2.5-mile route.

'Spring in the Park' planned for April 27

April 22, 2014 - The Beta Phi cast of Alpha Psi Omega at Stephen F. Austin State University will host its annual "Spring in the Park" event for the community from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in Pecan Acres Park.

SFA receives grant from National Science Foundation: Award will boost capacity for STEM research, global collaboration

April 18, 2014 - A recent $497,346 grant from the National Science Foundation will make way for critically needed upgrades to Stephen F. Austin State University's cyber infrastructure network, allowing the university to greatly advance capacity and knowledge in data-driven research across a variety of STEM disciplines - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Deep East Texas Region celebrates fourth annual GenTX Day: Communities to wear college T-shirts to show support for local students

April 17, 2014 - The Deep East Texas P-16 Council is encouraging communities, businesses and schools in Nacogdoches and Angelina counties to join the state of Texas in celebrating GenTX Day by wearing a college T-shirt on Friday, May 2.

SFA chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma to honor distinguished alumna

April 17, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University alumna Lou Ann Richardson, an executive vice president and regional head of U.S. sales for Wells Fargo Global Financial Institutions, will be recognized as the 2014 Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Honoree during an on-campus ceremony Wednesday, April 23.

SFA Beef Center to hold family-friendly Farm and Forestry Day

April 17, 2014 - Join the SFA Beef Center and Stephen F. Austin State University's Nacogdoches Naturally Family Outdoor Adventure Program for "Farm and Forestry Day" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 26, at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center located 5.5 miles north of Nacogdoches on State Highway 259.

'Meet the Lumberjacks'

April 17, 2014 - Paisley Cosby, left, and Mason Majors, students at the Stephen F. Austin State University Early Childhood Lab, are pushed on the swings by members of the men's basketball team during a "Meet the Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks" event on the school playground Tuesday. The children posed for photos, played games and shared snacks with members of both championship teams.

'Meet the Ladyjacks'

April 17, 2014 - Madison Fullerton, a student at the Stephen F. Austin State University Early Childhood Lab, hangs out with members of the women's basketball team during a "Meet the Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks" event on the school playground Tuesday. The children posed for photos, played games and shared snacks with members of both championship teams.

Spring recitals to feature SFA Music Preparatory Division students

April 17, 2014 - Students in the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present their spring recitals beginning April 29 and continuing through May 18.

SFA School of Theatre to present student-directed 'No Exit'

April 16, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed one-act play "No Exit" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

SFA Regents Lecture set for April 22

April 16, 2014 - Dr. Harry Downing, professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present "Physics is Phundamental" at the upcoming Regents Lecture.

SFA faculty recital to feature original compositions

April 16, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Dr. Stephen Lias, Dr. Nathan Nabb and Dr. James Pitts performing "Outside In - Inside Out," a faculty recital, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA's Orchestra of the Pines to present 'Broadway, Movies and Music III'

April 15, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University will present the university's flagship orchestral ensemble, Orchestra of the Pines, performing its final concert of the semester at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. "Broadway, Movies and Music III" will feature famous movie soundtracks and Broadway tunes, according to Dr. Gene H. Moon, director of orchestras at SFA.

SFA Board of Regents approves faculty, staff changes

April 15, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved faculty and staff changes during its quarterly meeting Tuesday.

SFA Board of Regents approves STEM scholarships worth $200,000

April 15, 2014 - New annual scholarships totaling $200,000 for Stephen F. Austin State University students preparing for careers in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) were approved by the Board of Regents Tuesday.

SFA College of Fine Arts Dean's Awards recognize recipients' potential

April 14, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts will recognize four students during the presentation of the annual Dean's Awards at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA faculty member writing series of children's novels

April 10, 2014 - Dr. Della Connor, Stephen F. Austin State University associate professor of community nursing, is as passionate about her career in the medical field as she ever was. But lately, a long-buried interest has become another big part of her life, and it's something she's waited to see happen for years.

SFA Friends of Music to present Extravaganza 27

April 9, 2014 - The SFA Friends of Music will accept reservations through noon Tuesday, April 15, for Extravaganza 27, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's annual gala banquet. The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Grand Ballroom of SFA's Baker Pattillo Student Center.

SFA, TJR develop fine arts partnership

April 8, 2014 - The results of a newly formed partnership between the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre and the Thomas J. Rusk Academy of Fine Arts will be showcased in a Fine Arts Gala at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the movie theatre in the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.

SFA's Symphonic, University bands to present spring concert

April 8, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the annual spring concert of SFA's Symphonic Band and University Band at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA's William W. Gibson Entomarium to host open house, dedication ceremony

April 7, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Department of Biology will host the official opening of the William W. Gibson Entomarium at 1 p.m. Monday, April 14, in the Miller Science Building, Room 209. In 1962, Dr. William Gibson began teaching in SFA's Department of Biology. He designed the invertebrate natural history collection space for the new E. L. Miller Science Building, which was constructed in 1964. Following this achievement, Gibson, his colleagues and students combined their efforts to build a major natural history collection. This collection has grown into one of the largest collections of invertebrates in Texas and contributes significantly to the research and educational mission of SFA's College of Sciences and Mathematics.

SFA opens Center for Digital Scholarship in Steen Library

April 7, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University's Ralph W. Steen Library has opened the Center for Digital Scholarship, which will assist with digital research projects, education and learning programs, scientific data, and digital humanities. Located on the second floor of Steen Library, the CDS is a service center that offers support and assistance to faculty members, students and community members in the development and creation of digital information.

SFA to present Teaching Excellence Awards

April 7, 2014 - Seven Stephen F. Austin State University faculty members will be honored for their teaching abilities at the annual Teaching Excellence Convocation beginning at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in Regents' Suites A and B of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

SFA Sylvans win back-to-back forestry conclave championships

April 7, 2014 - A team of forestry students from the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University captured the championship trophy for the second straight year at the 57th annual Southern Forestry Conclave at Claytor Lake State Park in Virginia.

Mix'n Matches to perform concert at SFA

April 3, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Mix'n Matches jazz trio in a performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Tickets still available for Thursday's SFJAZZ Collective performance

April 3, 2014 - Tickets are still available for the award-winning SFJAZZ Collective's performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Nationally acclaimed artist Witkin to serve as Texas National juror

April 2, 2014 - Jerome Witkin, considered one of America's most important living figurative artists, will serve as juror for the 20th anniversary of Texas National, Stephen F. Austin State University's annual art competition and exhibition.

SFA Wind Ensemble to present 'Celebrations'

April 1, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present a performance of the SFA Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. "Celebrations," a concert of band music, will feature guest conductor Kevin "Kit" Thompson, University of Macau, and the world premiere of "Kennecott" by Dr. Stephen Lias, SFA professor of composition.

SFA Trombone Choir to celebrate International Trombone Week

April 1, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the SFA Trombone Choir in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Nacogdoches to celebrate Week of the Young Child April 6-12

March 31, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Early Childhood Lab and the Greater East Texas Community Action Program's Head Start Program invite Nacogdoches residents to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child April 6-12, a national celebration honoring young children and those who make a difference in their lives.

SFA and El Centro College sign articulation agreement

March 31, 2014 - El Centro College of the Dallas County Community College District and the School of Human Sciences at Stephen F. Austin State University have agreed to a comprehensive articulation agreement between the institutions' hospitality programs.

SFA to present 'Danceworks' in April

March 31, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University dance program within the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science will present "Danceworks," featuring choreography by students, faculty members and guest artists. Concerts are scheduled for 7 p.m. April 10 and 11 and 3 p.m. April 12 in the dance studio of the Norton HPE Complex, Room 201, on the SFA campus.

SFA faculty bassoonist Spring to present recital

March 28, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present music faculty member Staci Spring in her first bassoon recital at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA theatre student selected for national scholarship award

March 28, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University theatre major Daniel Miller of Houston was recently selected as one of two national Alpha Psi Omega Scholarship recipients for 2014-2015. The scholarship, awarded by the national office of the Alpha Psi Omega theatre honor society, is to be used to further a recipient's education and/or professional goals in theatre. The criteria are outstanding achievement in theatre work and academic performance, according to Rick Jones, professor of theatre at SFA and advisor to SFA's Beta Phi cast of Alpha Psi Omega. Jones nominated Miller for the award.

SFA festival features new works by top playwrights

March 28, 2014 - East Texans can be among the first to hear the newest works by three acclaimed playwrights during the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre's 2014 Festival of New American Plays Tuesday through Saturday, April 8 through 12, on the SFA campus. This biennial event showcases the work of some of the best playwrights in the nation in a five-day festival during which each selected play is presented twice in staged readings by SFA theatre students, according to Jack Heifner, SFA School of Theatre's playwright-in-residence, director of the festival and one of the featured authors.

SFA professor creates ballet based on Alaskan folk tale

March 27, 2014 - When Dr. Mark Turner set out to put together a ballet at the request of a colleague, he wanted to create a big production with student performers in mind. He wanted something challenging, a body of music that would break up the endless cycle of Nutcracker Suite performances young student musicians inevitably play each year. So the Stephen F. Austin State University associate professor of elementary and early childhood music education turned to a folk tale from his native Alaska. That work of music will be released in May as part of a package for the children's book "A Winter Tale: How Raven Brought Light to the World," which was illustrated by former SFA art student Emily Graves.

SFA announces change in marketing campaign

March 27, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University has announced that it is suspending the use of a new logo recently created for the university.

SFA to host pre-law experience in June

March 25, 2014 - High school students interested in pursuing a career in law are invited to attend Stephen F. Austin State University's first-ever Pre-Law Experience set for June 8-14 in Nacogdoches. The week-long program is open to high school juniors and seniors and is unique in the state of Texas, according to Dr. Brian Murphy, dean of SFA's College of Liberal and Applied Arts.

New SFA music faculty member to present first concert

March 24, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music voice faculty member Jamie Dahman will present his first recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 31, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Duo Karudan to present concert at SFA

March 24, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Duo Karudan in a concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 30, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFJAZZ Collective to perform at SFA

March 24, 2014 - SFJAZZ Collective, an award-winning jazz ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. The group's appearance in Nacogdoches is a feature of the SFA College of Fine Arts' University Series, "Live Out Loud."

SFA's Music Preparatory Division plans 'Pathway to Music' fundraiser

March 24, 2014 - The Music Preparatory Division is launching a scholarship fundraiser, "Pathway to Music." The Music Prep House, 3028 Raguet Street, is the site of the pathway where bricks will be sold for $100 on the pathway, $200 on the porch steps and $500 for corporate donors. The corporate donors will have two bricks engraved with words of support for the Music Preparatory Division's scholarship fundraiser.

Harp duo to perform at SFA

March 24, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Haefner-Mitchell Harp Duo in a guest/faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series. The duo features Dr. Jaymee Haefner, harp senior lecturer at the University of North Texas, Denton, and Emily Mitchell, harp instructor at SFA. Joining them for a portion of the performance will be soprano Bryn Aratyr Jimenez of Houston.

Acclaimed cellist Quint to perform in Cole Performing Arts Series

March 24, 2014 - Misha Quint, an internationally known cellist and chamber music collaborator, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

Latest book from SFA Press documents Neches River

March 24, 2014 - The serpentine length of the Neches River, which winds its way over hundreds of miles from East Texas' Van Zandt County to the Gulf Coast, has been documented for the first time in a new book published by the Stephen F. Austin State University Press. "Let the River Run Wild! Saving the Neches" is the product of more than two years of collaborative work between photographer Adrian F. Van Dellen and SFA Professor Emeritus of English Dr. Francis E. Abernethy.

Lyle Lovett to headline SFA's Archie McDonald Speaker Series

March 21, 2014 - Grammy Award-winning Texas-born singer, composer and actor Lyle Lovett will be the featured guest at the 2014 installment of the Archie McDonald Speaker Series at Stephen F. Austin State University, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.

Large-scale opera production will showcase SFA's versatility, artistic talents

March 21, 2014 - When the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and Schools of Music and Theatre present "Gianni Schicchi" and "Sister Angelica," the directors and student performers will demonstrate their mastery in juggling the challenges of a large-scale opera production.

SFA Alumni Association chapters to host Lumberjack Basketball watch parties

March 20, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association and area alumni chapters will host watch parties for the game between the Lumberjacks and Virginia Commonwealth University in the NCAA Tournament in San Diego. Game time is 6:30 p.m. (CST) Friday, March 21.

SFA joins Institute of International Education's initiative to increase number of students studying abroad

March 19, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University pledged to join the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. SFA has committed to increasing the number of undergraduate students who study abroad to 3 percent during the next five years.

'Sound for Film, Video and TV' topic of guest lecture at SFA

March 19, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present guest lecturer Guy Mor presenting "Sound for Film, Video and TV" at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus. Mor's work has been featured on television networks, among them ABC, ESPN, BET and Fuse.

SFA joins Institute of International Education's initiative to increase number of students studying abroad

March 19, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University pledged to join the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. SFA has committed to increasing the number of undergraduate students who study abroad to 3 percent during the next five years.

SFA theatre students to present project at national conference

March 18, 2014 - A group of Stephen F. Austin State University theatre students will attend the annual conference of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology where two students will present a special architectural project on which they have collaborated with a former SFA theatre alumnus who is also a theatre consultant of international acclaim.

Nacogdoches Railroad Depot housing exhibit for National Reading Month

March 7, 2014 - The Center for Rural Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University has placed a new display at the Nacogdoches Railroad Depot in recognition of National Reading Month.

SFA's Jacks of Steel to present annual spring concert

March 7, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University's Steel Band, also known as Jacks of Steel, directed by Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies, will present the ensemble's annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA's Fredonia Players to present 'Broadway in the Downstage'

March 7, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Theatre will present the Fredonia Players performing "Broadway in the Downstage" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 20 through 22, in the Downstage Theater on the SFA campus. A 2 p.m. performance is also slated for Saturday, March 22.

SFA opera production to feature 'Gianni Schicchi' and 'Sister Angelica'

March 7, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and Schools of Music and Theatre will present "Gianni Schicchi" and "Sister Angelica," two one-act operas (sung in English) by Giacomo Puccini, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 27 through 29, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA theatre students participate in acting competition

March 7, 2014 - Four Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre students participated in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition at the Kennedy Center/American College Theater Festival Feb. 25 through March 1 at Centenary College in Shreveport, La.

SFA Spring Break 2014 Schedule

March 7, 2014 - Though most Stephen F. Austin State University students and faculty members are away for Spring Break next week, some facilities and operations will remain up and running.

Acclaimed pianist Baham to perform at SFA

March 6, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present guest pianist Kerry Baham in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Annual symposium to highlight Japanese maples

March 6, 2014 - The 13th annual Nacogdoches Azalea Trail Symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the newly opened Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building location at Stephen F. Austin State University's Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

SFA's collaborative 'Pen and Pigment' exhibition to open March 21

March 6, 2014 - A collaborative project between Stephen F. Austin State University student writers and artists will culminate in the annual "Pen & Pigment" exhibition, which opens at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, in Griffith Gallery in the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

Raychev recital to feature works of composer Marcello

March 6, 2014 - Dr. Evgeni Raychev, cellist and Stephen F. Austin State University music faculty member, will present "MarCello" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

Versatile percussionist Harnsberger to present guest recital at SFA

March 6, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Dr. Andy Harnsberger in a guest percussion recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Gemini Flute Duo to perform in Cole Series recital

March 6, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Gemini Flute Duo in a guest/faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

STEM Day Sierpinski Pyramid at SFA

March 6, 2014 - SFA students and faculty members constructed a Sierpinski pyramid in world-record time Feb. 28 during the annual SFA STEM Day.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature plant sale preview

March 5, 2014 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, March. 13, in the new Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches. SFA Gardens horticulturists Dave Creech, Dawn Stover and Greg Grant will present a "A Plant Preview of the Upcoming Garden Gala Plant Sale."

SFA Spring Plant Sale and Earth Day Celebration set for April 5

March 5, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University Gardens will host the annual Garden Gala Day Spring Plant Sale and Earth Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St., in historic Nacogdoches.

"Read Across SFA"

March 4, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University Charter School students observed National Read Across America Day Monday by participating in "Read Across SFA."

NOBLE Banquet to honor local high school students

February 28, 2014 - The 23rd annual Nacogdoches County's Opportunity for Better Learning Experience banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Concerto/aria winners to perform with Orchestra of the Pines

February 27, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Orchestra of the Pines performing with the 2014 SFA Concerto/Aria winners in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 3, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Winners of SFA's biennial jewelry and metalwork exhibition announced

February 26, 2014 - A professor at Syracuse University earned first place for her entry in the "Refined VIII: Maker's Choice" exhibition on display through March 29 in the Reavley Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA's Model Arab League team wins awards

February 25, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Model Arab League team received 12 awards during the 2014 Regional Model Arab League competition in Houston, winning the most awards of any team in the competition.

SFA's Choral Union and Women's Choir to perform 'Mass Hysteria'

February 25, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Choral Union and Women's Choir performing "Mass Hysteria" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Faculty recital to feature piano trios in different instrumental, vocal, dance combinations

February 25, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Geneva Fung and Friends faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA to screen 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams' documentary

February 25, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

'Blood Wedding' presents unique creative challenges for directors, student actors

February 21, 2014 - The meaning of anything can be lost in translation. Rick Jones, professor of theatre at Stephen F. Austin State University, knows that well. So when he decided to include Federico García Lorca's "Blood Wedding" in this year's School of Theatre's Mainstage Series and the College of Fine Arts' University Series, he knew that selecting the best translation for the Spanish-language play was critical to its success.

SFA researchers develop endocides - a new approach to invasive plant control

February 20, 2014 - Researchers at Stephen F, Austin State University have developed a method of controlling an invasive plant that is destroying fish and wildlife habitat, clogging water lines, and hampering boating and hydroelectric plants. Even better, their research has led to the discovery of an agent that shows promise as a cancer treatment.

Swingin' Axes and Aces to perform music of jazz greats

February 20, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces jazz bands in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA horticulture judging team wins awards

February 19, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University horticulture judging team recently competed in the J.B. Storey Horticulture Judging Contest at the annual American Society for Horticultural Science Southern Region conference in Dallas.

SFA's A Cappella Choir to perform its tour concert

February 18, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the A Cappella Choir performing the group's tour concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

City of Tomorrow quintet to perform at SFA

February 18, 2014 - The City of Tomorrow, a leading international ensemble dedicated to the performance and creation of new music for winds, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA appoints new executive director of alumni relations

February 17, 2014 - A new executive director of alumni relations has been appointed at Stephen F. Austin State University. Craig Turnage, who previously served as a senior major gifts officer for the SFA Office of Development, will transition to the new position immediately.

'Texas Art Quilts' curator to lecture Saturday at Cole Art Center

February 13, 2014 - Dr. Sandra Sider, curator of the exhibition "Texas Art Quilts 1993-2011" currently on display in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, will present a lecture at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the art center in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA fan bus heading to Huntsville for basketball doubleheader

February 12, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association will provide a bus for SFA alumni and fans to travel from Nacogdoches to Huntsville Saturday, Feb. 15, for the Lumberjack and Ladyjack basketball games against Sam Houston State University.

SFA to stage student-directed 'Language of Angels'

February 11, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed one-act play "Language of Angels" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Percussionist James Campbell to perform with SFA student musicians

February 10, 2014 - World-renowned percussionist James Campbell will perform with the SFA Percussion Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Noted flutist Pallottelli to perform at SFA

February 10, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present internationally acclaimed flutist Sergio Pallottelli in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA School of Theatre to stage 'Blood Wedding'

February 7, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Theatre will present Federico García Lorca's "Blood Wedding" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Feb. 25 through March 1, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Nacogdoches Naturally sponsoring Great Backyard Bird Count

February 6, 2014 - Celebrate our fine, feathered friends and learn bird-identification skills at the Great Backyard Bird Count at Stephen F. Austin State University from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 15, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

Guest saxophonist to perform at SFA

February 6, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Robert Young, guest saxophonist, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA to have strong presence at TMEA's state convention

February 5, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will showcase the talent and expertise of its students and faculty in a number of ways at the 2014 Texas Music Educators Association Convention in mid-February in San Antonio.

SFA announces spring enrollment figures

February 5, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University has recorded a spring enrollment of 11,623 students. This figure represents a slight decrease from the enrollment of 11,812 recorded in spring 2013. University officials attributed the 1.6-percent decrease to various factors, including higher SFA admission standards and graduation of the largest class in school history last May.

SFA School of Music participates in new Internet piano audition network

February 5, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music is one of the first institutions in the country to participate in Yamaha's Disklavier Education Network (DEN). DEN is an ambitious web initiative poised to change the way in which schools, educators and students collaborate with each other, conduct master classes over the web and audition students, thanks to the company's Internet-connected reproducing piano, according to Dr. Mario Ajero, associate professor of piano pedagogy at SFA.

Tickets to King's Singers' SFA performance selling quickly

February 4, 2014 - The King's Singers will continue the North American tour of "Great American Songbook" when they perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in W.M. Turner Auditorium at Stephen F. Austin State University. Tickets are selling at a fast pace, but there are still excellent seats available for the group's Nacogdoches performance, according to Diane Peterson, SFA Fine Arts Box Office manager.

SFA to host Showcase Saturday for prospective students

February 4, 2014 - Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during two free, action-packed open-house Saturdays at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches on Feb. 22 and March 29. Prospective students will get to visit with university faculty and staff, tour the campus and residence halls, and preview academic programs during the two SFA Showcase Saturday events.

Concert will benefit Saslav string scholarship

February 3, 2014 - Proceeds from an upcoming concert slated for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University will benefit the Isidor Saslav String Scholarship at SFA.

SFA Gardens lecture series to feature garden writer

February 3, 2014 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the new Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches. Garden writer Jay White will present "Weed Free-Organically."

SFA Gardens offering 'Vegetable Gardening 101' for the whole family

January 30, 2014 - SFA Gardens will host a beginning gardening class called "Vegetable Gardening 101" for families from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 8, in the new Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Stephen F. Austin State University Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

TEDxSFA event

January 30, 2014 - Stephen F. Austin State University and Red River Radio's Kate Archer Kent will host an independently organized Technology, Entertainment, Design event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater.

Jordan guest piano recital rescheduled at SFA

January 30, 2014 - A performance by acclaimed pianist Dr. Krassimira Jordan has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Installation in SFA's Student Galleries will feature sound art

January 30, 2014 - Sound artist Jason Flowers, a candidate for graduation from Texas A&M University - Commerce's master of fine arts program, will exhibit an installation of work beginning Monday, Feb. 10, in the Student Galleries of the Art Building on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Schmidbauer Competition bringing top musicians to SFA for Saturday event

January 29, 2014 - When the contestants in the 2014 Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition take the stage Saturday, Feb. 1, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus, it will be obvious the level of talent the competition attracts.

SFA School of Art to screen "The Rape of Europa"

January 29, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "The Rape of Europa" at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Senior interior design exhibit opening at SFA

January 29, 2014 - Senior interior design students at Stephen F. Austin State University will be showcasing their work during in the "Essence of Design" exhibit on display Feb. 1 through March 1 on the second floor of the Ralph W. Steen Library.

Taylor, Oliver named Mr., Miss SFA

January 28, 2014 - Blake Taylor of Rowlett and Carla Oliver of Texas City were chosen as the 2014 recipients of the Mr. and Miss SFA Awards, presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association. The Mr. and Miss SFA title is presented each year to exemplary students who best represent and promote the university.

SFA Board of Regents approves faculty, staff changes

January 28, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved faculty and staff changes during its quarterly meeting Monday.

Student-directed "The Valiant" slated for SFA's Downstage Theatre

January 28, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed one-act play "The Valiant" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

SFA School of Art to present Monica Maestrelli one-day exhibition

January 28, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will present "Monica Maestrelli, Jewelry by Design," a one-day exhibition and event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in the Ledbetter Gallery at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

SFA Wind Ensemble concert to feature TMEA performance preview

January 27, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present a performance of the SFA Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. The performance will feature a preview of the Wind Ensemble's concert to be performed before the Texas Music Educators Association's 2014 Clinic/Convention later in February in San Antonio.

SFA's Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building officially opened

January 27, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents joined members of the administration, faculty, staff, student body and Nacogdoches community at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, marking the official opening of the newly constructed Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building.

SFA Charter School receives Texas Honors Circle Award from comptroller

January 27, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Charter School is a recipient of the Texas Comptroller's 2013 Texas Honors Circle Award, which recognizes districts and campuses that achieve academic success through cost-effective operations. Award recipients achieve strong academic performance while spending relatively less compared to their fiscal peers.

Peter Raven Lecture canceled

January 23, 2014 - The "Conservation in a Rapidly Changing World" lecture scheduled for Feb. 4 at the Stephen F. Austin State University Pineywoods Native Plant Center has been canceled. SFA Gardens expects to reschedule the lecture by conservationist Peter Raven at a later date.

The King's Singers to perform at SFA

January 21, 2014 - The King's Singers, one of the world's most celebrated vocal ensembles, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. The group's appearance in Nacogdoches is a feature of the SFA College of Fine Arts' University Series, "Live Out Loud."

SFA's Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to perform music of notable composers

January 21, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will perform their first concert of the spring semester at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. The theme of the concert is "Tribute," and it will feature the music of notable American and British composers, according to Dr. David Campo, associate director of bands at SFA.

Nacogdoches Naturally announces spring, summer events

January 21, 2014 - Mark your calendar for the upcoming 2014 Family Outdoor Adventures planned through Nacogdoches Naturally, an outdoor education component of the Stephen F. Austin State University Gardens.

'The Art of the Railroad' exhibit to open Jan. 21

January 20, 2014 - The Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University will display "The Art of the Railroad" exhibit starting Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Nacogdoches Railroad Depot.

Children's Performing Arts Series to present 'Wizard of Oz'

January 16, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of the Fine Arts and its Children's Performing Arts Series will present "Wizard of Oz" in two performances on Friday, Jan. 31, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA's Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition shifts focus

January 15, 2014 - The Schmidbauer Young Artist Competition at Stephen F. Austin State University has undergone significant changes since last year. The focus is now on gaining the attention of a younger generation of musicians who are beginning to plan their future careers and are looking at schools that may be best suited toward helping them reach their goals. And, hopefully SFA will be that institution.

Parr piano recital to feature retrospective of past works

January 15, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Dr. Andrew Parr, professor of piano, in a faculty recital performing "A Retrospective, Past and Present" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

'Refined VIII: Maker's Choice' to open Jan. 24 in Cole Art Center

January 14, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will host "Refined VIII: Maker's Choice" exhibition Jan. 24 through March 29 in the Reavley Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Internationally celebrated pianist to perform at SFA

January 14, 2014 - Acclaimed pianist Dr. Krassimira Jordan will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA Gardens to host world-class conservationist at Pineywoods Native Plant Center

January 13, 2014 - Dr. Peter Raven, renowned conservationist and president emeritus of the St. Louis Botanical Garden, will discuss "Conservation in a Rapidly Changing World" at the inaugural lecture in the new Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at Stephen F. Austin State University. The event, hosted by SFA Gardens, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the new facility located in SFA's Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.

Exhibition to feature works of contemporary Italian artist Mauro Manetti

January 7, 2014 - An exhibition that runs Jan. 16 through March 7 in Griffith Gallery on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University will feature works of contemporary artist Mauro Manetti.

Cole Art Center exhibition will feature contemporary quilt art

January 6, 2014 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will present the exhibition "Texas Art Quilts 1993-2011," showing Jan. 14 through March 29 in Ledbetter Gallery in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

Horticulturist to discuss creating Texas cottage gardens at SFA Gardens lecture series

January 3, 2014 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building, 1924 Wilson Drive. Jason McKenzie, horticulturist at The Arbor Gate Nursery in Tomball, will present "A Native Texas Cottage Garden the Arbor Gate Way."

SFA business student interns with Goldman Sachs

January 2, 2014 - When Stephen F. Austin State University student Lindsey Hall visited with representatives of Secondary Education Opportunities, she did not realize the meeting would lead to an internship of a lifetime.

Lufkin businessman receives SFA development award

December 19, 2013 - Stephen Greak of Lufkin, Stephen F. Austin State University alumnus and business development director at 300 Mile Investments Ltd., was the recipient of the Nancy C. Speck Development Award presented at the 25th annual SFA Gala Dec. 14.

Energy company donates solar array for new SFA facility

December 19, 2013 - Green Mountain Energy Sun Club has donated $30,000 to Stephen F. Austin State University to fund a solar array on the roof of the newly constructed Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center.

Cole Art Center to host second screening of 'Calling Home the Dead'

December 17, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and SFA Friends of the Visual Arts will present a second free screening of "Calling Home the Dead" at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

T.L.L. Temple Foundation honored at 25th annual SFA Gala

December 16, 2013 - The T.L.L. Temple Foundation of Lufkin was honored as Stephen F. Austin State University's leading organizational donor during the 25th annual SFA Gala on Saturday.

Holiday schedule announced for SFA art galleries

December 13, 2013 - Hours for The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, Stephen F. Austin State University's art gallery located in downtown Nacogdoches, will be extended during the Christmas and New Year's break, according to John Handley, director of galleries for SFA.

SFA hosts students through U.S. Department of State exchange programs

December 12, 2013 - Stephen F. Austin State University recently hosted four international students participating in U.S. Department of State Global Undergraduate Exchange Programs.

Lecture series to feature SFA Gardens director

December 11, 2013 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, at 1924 Wilson Drive.

SFA School of Music to present annual Christmas concert

December 6, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the annual choral and orchestral Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Tickets still available for Diane Schuur performance

December 6, 2013 - Tickets are still available for the upcoming performance of Grammy award-winning jazz legend Diane Schuur at Stephen F. Austin State University. The show, slated for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in W.M. Turner Auditorium, is part of the SFA College of Fine Arts' 2013-2014 University Series, "Live Out Loud."

SFA communication studies professor receives mentoring professorship

December 6, 2013 - Dr. R. Tyler Spradley, assistant professor of communication studies at Stephen F. Austin State University, is the latest recipient of an endowed professorship established to reward faculty members who are excellent teachers and serve as mentors to their students.

State representative to offer SFA commencement address

December 5, 2013 - State Rep. Travis Clardy will offer the commencement address during Stephen F. Austin State University's fall graduation ceremonies Saturday, Dec. 14, in William R. Johnson Coliseum.

SFA Music Preparatory recitals scheduled in December

December 4, 2013 - Students enrolled in private and group lessons offered by the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present end-of-the-semester recitals this month.

SFA offers additional degree through graduate program

December 3, 2013 - A newly established master's degree offered through the Department of Mass Communication at Stephen F. Austin State University will prepare students for a career in the evolving media industry.

SFA to host Holiday Extravaganza Tuesday

December 2, 2013 - Stephen F. Austin State University will host the annual Holiday Extravaganza sponsored by the Residence Hall Association from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3.

'Super Scientific Circus' demonstrates how science can be fun

November 27, 2013 - Area students will learn that science can be fun and exciting when the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and the Children's Performing Arts Series present "Super Scientific Circus" in two performances Wednesday, Dec. 11, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Jazz legend Diane Schuur to perform at SFA

November 27, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts will present jazz legend and Grammy award-winning artist Diane Schuur in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA Gala to honor outstanding faculty members

November 26, 2013 - Two outstanding Stephen F. Austin State University faculty members will be honored during the 25th annual SFA Gala on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Fredonia Players to present 'A Classic Christmas'

November 25, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre along with the Nine Flags Festival will present "A Classic Christmas" by the Fredonia Players at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5 and 6, and at 2 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

Stone Fort Museum to open exhibits

November 22, 2013 - The Stone Fort Museum at Stephen F. Austin State University will host an opening reception for the exhibit "Sacred Spaces: Connecting with the Land" from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.

SFA percussion students to present holiday concert

November 22, 2013 - Stephen F. Austin State University's Percussion Department will present its annual holiday concert, "Percussion in the Pines," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA Gala to honor outstanding donors

November 21, 2013 - Outstanding Stephen F. Austin State University donors and faculty members will be honored during the 25th annual SFA Gala on Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to perform concert to remember JFK

November 21, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will present "JFK: In Memoriam" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in W.M. Turner Auditorium in Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus. A joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music, the concert commemorates the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

SFA's Music Prep students earn positions in All-Region orchestras

November 21, 2013 - A number of violin students in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Preparatory Division earned positions in All-Region orchestras earlier this fall in competition in Tyler.

SFA students win at American Advertising Federation conference in Houston

November 20, 2013 - Stephen F. Austin State University students were on the first-, second- and third-place teams at the recent American Advertising Federation conference and competition in Houston.

SFA art galleries announce Thanksgiving closures

November 20, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art has announced holiday closures for its galleries during the week of Thanksgiving.

SFA Arboretum to host popular wreath-making seminar

November 19, 2013 - Stephen F. Austin State University's Mast Arboretum will host a garden seminar titled "Deck the Halls - Using Evergreens to Decorate for the Holidays" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 7, in Room 118 of the Agriculture Building on Wilson Drive.

SFA to present 'Danceworks'

November 19, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Dance Program will present "Danceworks," a concert featuring the SFA Repertory Dance Company and senior choreographic projects, Nov. 21-23 in the Lucille Norton HPE Complex Dance Studio, Room 201, on the SFA campus.

SFA faculty member participates in scientific exchange

November 18, 2013 - Dr. David Creech, professor emeritus in the Stephen F. Austin State University Department of Agriculture, is part of a team of U.S. scientists visiting China for a U.S. Department of Agriculture exchange connecting American and Chinese professors and graduate students to study drought and stress tolerance issues in ornamental plants.

SFA Wind Ensemble to present 'Sinfonietta'

November 18, 2013 - The SFA Wind Ensemble will present a concert titled "Sinfonietta" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, in W.M. in Turner Auditorium on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Piney Woods Camerata to perform music written for popular children's books

November 18, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and the Cole Performing Arts Series will present the Piney Woods Camerata performing "The World of Eric Carle" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, in Cole Concert Hall.

Nacogdoches Railroad Depot to host third annual Loblolly Railroad Model Train Display

November 18, 2013 - The Loblolly Railroad Model Train Display returns for a third year to the historic Nacogdoches Railroad Depot 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29.

Scholarship established to honor retired SFA art professor Robert Kinsell

November 15, 2013 - The SFA Friends of the Visual Arts board has established a scholarship in honor of Robert Kinsell, retired Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art professor.

SFA's student jazz ensembles prepare for final fall performance

November 13, 2013 - The Swingin' Axes, SFA's premiere jazz band under the direction of Dr. Gary Wurtz, professor of trumpet and jazz studies, will perform a slate of exciting compositions.

SFA's Orchestra of the Pines to perform popular classical music

November 11, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Orchestra of the Pines will present "A Few of My Favorite Things" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA graduate student curates exhibition for Griffith Gallery

November 11, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will present the exhibition "Undefined Expectations: 1970s Era Prints by British Artists" from Nov. 14 through Dec. 13 in Griffith Gallery in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

Taiwanese musicians to perform at SFA

November 8, 2013 - 'When East Meets West: An Evening of Taiwanese and Western Music' will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

SFA School of Theatre to present 'Romeo and Juliet'

November 7, 2013 - One of literature's greatest love stories will be set in a post-apocalyptic world when the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre presents William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" Nov. 19 through 23 in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Interim executive director of SFA Alumni Association named

November 6, 2013 - Houston native Dale Green, a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, has been named interim executive director of the SFA Alumni Association.

Father-son piano duo to perform in SFA's Cole Series

November 6, 2013 - Dr. Mario Ajero, associate professor of piano at SFA, will be joined by his son, 9-year-old Antonio "Nio" Ajero, in a unique program that will showcase accompaniment by a computer-generated virtual orchestra.

SFA chef instructor participates in Wisconsin cheese immersion

November 5, 2013 - Todd Barrios, chef instructor in Stephen F. Austin State University's culinary arts program within the School of Human Sciences, recently attended a five-day Wisconsin cheese immersion experience sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and Emmi Roth USA, a leading provider of specialty cheeses and premium fresh dairy products.

'Meet the Creepy Crawlers' at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center

November 5, 2013 - Nacogdoches Naturally will sponsor a Family Outdoor Adventure from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, Nov. 16, at Stephen F. Austin State University's Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

Swanson exhibition opening, SFA art fundraiser slated for Nov. 9

November 4, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will present the work of John August Swanson in an exhibition showing Nov. 9 through Jan. 11 in Reavley Gallery in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA School of Theatre to present Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'

November 1, 2013 - An upcoming Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre production of "Romeo and Juliet" may be especially inviting for area high school students who are engaged in a classroom study of this classic written by William Shakespeare.

Book signing to honor local artist Corinne Jones' newest publication

November 1, 2013 - In honor of Nacogdoches artist Corinne Jones and to celebrate the release of her newest publication, "13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird," the Stephen F. Austin State University Press will host a reception and book signing at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the parlor of the Fredonia Hotel.

SFA to host Showcase Saturday for prospective students

October 31, 2013 - Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during a free, action-packed open-house event at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches on Saturday, Nov. 16.

SFA Gardens to host herbal soap seminar

October 31, 2013 - Join SFA Gardens education coordinator Elyce Rodewald for "Gifts from the Garden," a soap-making workshop, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 9, in Room 118 of the Stephen F. Austin State University Agriculture Building on Wilson Drive.

Strumming through the chords of life

October 30, 2013 - In tune with his audience, Jedidiah Crisp, 22, delivers passion and emotion on the stage with six strings and a silver microphone.

SFA continues fostering artistic relationship with northern Mexico university

October 29, 2013 - The influence Stephen F. Austin State University and its School of Art has had on the ceramics program at La Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Mexico, is obviously profound. Simply put, it likely would not exist today without the contributions of SFA Professor of Ceramics Piero Fenci.

Newly released 'A Harp for Christmas' CD features SFA faculty member

October 28, 2013 - Albany Records has recently released "A Harp for Christmas," the newest CD of Emily Mitchell, harp instructor in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music.

SFA's Percussion Ensemble to perform recently composed works

October 25, 2013 - The SFA Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a concert of recently composed works for chamber ensembles at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building.

Stone Fort Wind Quintet featured ensemble in Cole Series

October 25, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and Cole Performing Arts Series will present the Stone Fort Wind Quintet in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA to screen 'Calling Home the Dead'

October 25, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and SFA Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free one-night screening of "Calling Home the Dead" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA's Trombone Choir to perform works by Palestrina, Prescott and Strauss

October 25, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and Cole Performing Arts Series will present the Trombone Choir in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA to stage student-directed 'Wit' in Downstage Theatre

October 25, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed full-length play "Wit" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

SFA's Nelson Rusche College of Business offers new B.B.A. degree

October 23, 2013 - The Department of Business Communication and Legal Studies launched the new major in business communication and corporate education in fall 2013, and students already are enrolling in the first-of-its-kind program.

SFA offers 100-percent online B.B.A. Completion Program

October 23, 2013 - The online Bachelor of Business Administration Completion Program launched in fall 2011 and currently has 76 students working toward degrees.

Painting the town: SFA art students' mural unites past with present

October 23, 2013 - Three SFA senior art students spent a few weeks this summer helping to beautify Nacogdoches. Daniel Baugh of Austin, Nacogdoches native Levi Smith and Santiago Escobedo of Carthage teamed up to paint a mural depicting the history of Nacogdoches on a brick wall at the Russian River apartment complex on Austin Street

SFA Board of Regents approves faculty, staff changes

October 22, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved faculty and staff changes during its quarterly meeting Monday.

SFA Board of Regents approves changes to core curriculum

October 21, 2013 - As directed by the Texas Legislature, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board issued rules requiring a complete overhaul of core curriculum in all Texas public institutions of higher education. The core curriculum includes 42 semester credit hours of coursework that students can transfer to any higher education institution.

Madrigal Singers to present 'spirited' concert

October 18, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Madrigal Singers in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA's Choral Union, Women's Choir to perform concert

October 18, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Choral Union and Women's Choir in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The choirs will perform the music of Giuseppe Verdi and Benjamin Britten.

SFA to host two fall graduation ceremonies

October 16, 2013 - Due to a high number of expected graduates of Stephen F. Austin State University this fall, the Dec. 14 commencement exercises will be split into two ceremonies for the second time this year.

SFA student to perform with Dominican Republic's National Symphony Orchestra

October 15, 2013 - SFA graduate student Martha De Luna of the Dominican Republic practices for an Oct. 23 concert during which time she will perform with the National Symphony Orchestra of the Dominican Republic.

Tickets still available for Ailey II performance

October 14, 2013 - Tickets are still available for a performance of the Ailey II dance company when the ensemble appears at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Event to honor Charles Jones for his award-winning book, 'Chopper Blues'

October 14, 2013 - The SFA Press will honor Charles D. Jones and his award-winning book, "Chopper Blues," at a reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at The Fredonia Hotel on the patio.

SFA's Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band to perform music of Steven Bryant

October 11, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band performing the music of composer Steven Bryant in a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Songs of composer John Duke to be featured in concert

October 11, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and Cole Performing Arts Series will present "Into the Wild: The Songs of John Duke" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA's A Cappella Choir to present 'Tempest and Harmony'

October 11, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the A Cappella Choir performing "Tempest and Harmony" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Cole Performing Arts Series presents Haley Hoops horn recital

October 11, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present Haley Hoops, assistant horn instructor at Southern Methodist University, in a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Student-directed "Brainpeople" slated for Oct. 25-26 in Downstage Theatre

October 11, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed one-act play "Brainpeople" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Low brass artist, teacher Ben Pierce to perform at SFA

October 11, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present Ben Pierce, professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Arkansas, in a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Children's play slated for Oct. 25 on SFA's Turner stage

October 11, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and Children's Performing Arts Series will present "Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Class Clown" in two performances on Friday, Oct. 25, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA's University Series exhibition will feature Day of the Dead altars

October 10, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will present the exhibition "Día de los Muertos: Art of the Living and the Dead" from Nov. 1 through Jan. 4 at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House as part of the 2013-2014 University Series, "Live Out Loud."

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature expert on frogs, snakes, turtles

October 8, 2013 - SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. Dr. Matthew Kwiatkowski, SFA professor of biology, will present "Critters that Slither and Hop in Your Garden: The Reptiles and Amphibians of East Texas."

University Series to present Ailey II on SFA's Turner stage

October 7, 2013 - NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts will present Ailey II at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus as part of its 2013-2014 University Series, "Live Out Loud."

SFA Wind Ensemble to present 'Faculty Showcase'

October 4, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Fred J. Allen, will present "Faculty Showcase" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Featured performers will be Debbie Berry and Gary Wurtz, both members of the faculty in the SFA School of Music.

Noted flautist McCuiston to perform recital, conduct seminar at SFA

October 4, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and the Cole Performing Arts Series will present Angela McCuiston performing a guest flute recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA Music Prep Division hosts All-Region Choir Camp

October 3, 2013 - The SFA Music Preparatory Division, a divisional school of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, recently sponsored a Region 21 Middle School All-Region Choir Camp in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA alumnus volunteers time to clean and restore World War II-era cannon

September 30, 2013 - If you've been within earshot of Homer Bryce Stadium on a Saturday afternoon in the fall, you've probably heard it - the kaboom of cannon fire punctuating the spirited strains of the SFA Fight Song. The source of the blasts is Ol' Cotton, a World War II-era 75-mm mountain howitzer that is positioned in the south end zone for each home game and fired every time SFA scores.

SFA's Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces performing concert on Oct. 11

September 30, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present its jazz bands, the Swingin' Axes and the Swingin' Aces, in concert at 7:30 p.m Friday, Oct. 11, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Renowned percussionist Brian Zator to perform at SFA

September 30, 2013 - Internationally renowned percussionist Brian Zator will perform a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.

Nacogdoches Railroad Depot to display 'Hauntings' exhibit

September 30, 2013 - The Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University will display the exhibit "Hauntings" starting 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Nacogdoches Historic Depot, 101 Old Tyler Road.

SFA's Orchestra of the Pines to present 'A Dramatic Soiree'

September 27, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present the Orchestra of the Pines in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Joining the Orchestra of the Pines will be Dr. Evgeni Raychev, instructor of cello at SFA, as a guest performer as the ensemble presents "A Dramatic Soiree," according to Dr. Gene H. Moon, director of orchestras at SFA.

Female writing, directing, designing drive SFA production of "Dead Man's Cell Phone"

September 26, 2013 - When the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre opens "Dead Man's Cell Phone" Tuesday night, Oct. 8, in W.M. Turner Auditorium, there are a few noteworthy aspects of the production that may not be automatically recognizable … at least not until you open the program.

East Texas Research Center seeks help with 90th-anniversary initiatives

September 26, 2013 - The East Texas Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University invites alumni and others to donate SFA documents and memorabilia to help grow the University Archives in honor of the 90th anniversary.

SFA School of Art to screen Hoffman-directed "Quartet"

September 26, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Quartet" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Ahoy, mates! SFA Gardens to host Pirates of the Pineywoods Party

September 25, 2013 - Shiver me timbers and a yo ho ho! Hoist your sails with SFA Gardens for a morning of outdoor adventure and excitement at the Pirates of the Pineywoods Party from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Gayla Mize Garden located on the corner of University Drive and East Starr Avenue on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Cole Series features Demondrae Thurman in guest euphonium recital

September 25, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and Cole Performing Arts Series will present international euphonium soloist Demondrae Thurman in a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

TEDxSFA accepting proposals for second-annual conference

September 23, 2013 - TEDxSFA is now accepting proposals for its second annual conference to be held Feb. 8, 2014, at Stephen F. Austin State University. The event's organizers are seeking dynamic and engaging speakers to tell original stories relating to this year's conference theme of "Curiosity". The deadline for proposals is Thursday, Oct. 10. Each participant selected will speak from five to 18 minutes on the topic of their choice related to the theme. The conference is open to anyone.

Dean's Circle event honors accomplishments of SFA fine arts students

September 23, 2013 - Members of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts Dean's Circle recently recognized its 2013 award recipients at the annual Winners' Circle reception held in the home of Jack and Naioma Ledbetter.

SFA to host international conference in Houston

September 23, 2013 - Stephen F. Austin State University will host the 2013 installment of its Global Citizenship Series on Friday, Oct. 18, in Houston.

SFA collaborates with Swedish institution on study abroad program

September 23, 2013 - The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University is working with Älvdalen's Educational Center, a forestry and hospitality post-secondary technical college in Älvdalen, Sweden, to create a study abroad program.

Silver Keys Trio to perform tour program

September 20, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present the Silver Keys Trio in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Cole Concert Hall as a feature of the 2013-2014 Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA Gardens to host fall plant sale

September 19, 2013 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host its annual Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in historic Nacogdoches.

Friends of Theatre awards scholarship, shifts focus to audience growth

September 19, 2013 - The Friends of Theatre, the community organization that supports the work of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre, has achieved its goal of endowing a scholarship for a theatre major with financial need. Now that the first annual Friends of Theatre Scholarship has been awarded, the organization will concentrate on developing larger local audiences for School of Theatre productions, Friends of Theatre President Rhonda Williams said.

Rosie's Hope

September 18, 2013 - Lumberjack football player Joe Minden knows his mother faced two of the worst nightmares of every wife and mother.

'Dead Man's Cell Phone' premieres Oct. 8 on SFA's Turner stage

September 18, 2013 - As part of its 2013-2014 University Series "Live Out Loud," the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts, along with the SFA School of Theatre, will present "Dead Man's Cell Phone" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 8 through 12, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. A special 2 p.m. matinee performance will also be presented on Saturday, Oct. 12.

SFA School of Theatre to stage student-directed 'Lone Star'

September 18, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed one-act play "Lone Star" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA campus.

Guest trumpet recital reunites noted musician and former students

September 18, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present Dr. Grant Peters, professor of trumpet at Missouri State University, in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Pianist Kiyoshi Tamagawa to be featured in Cole Performing Arts Series

September 18, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and Cole Performing Arts Series will present pianist Dr. Kiyoshi Tamagawa in a guest recital at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA announces fall enrollment figures

September 17, 2013 - Stephen F. Austin State University has recorded a fall enrollment of 12,772 students. This figure represents a slight decrease from the all-time high SFA enrollment of 12,999 recorded in fall 2012. University officials attributed the 1.7-percent decrease to various factors, including higher SFA admission standards and graduation of the largest class in school history in May.

SFA music faculty to present recital of percussion, saxophone works

September 16, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present Dr. Nathan Nabb, associate professor of saxophone, and Dr. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies, in a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA music faculty to be featured in fundraising concert

September 13, 2013 - Faculty members of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will be the featured performers during the annual Pi Kappa Lambda Music Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Fall Meeting of East Texas Historical Association announced

September 13, 2013 - The East Texas Historical Association, headquartered on the campus of Stephen F. Austin University, will hold its annual Fall Meeting Sept. 26-28 at the Hotel Fredonia in downtown Nacogdoches.

East Texas Historical Association to present Lale Lecture Sept. 26

September 13, 2013 - The East Texas Historical Association will present the 17th Georgiana and Max S. Lale Lecture in September at Stephen F. Austin State University. Dr. Quintard Taylor of the University of Washington will speak at 7:30 p.m., Thursday Sept. 26, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

The Boldest Sound from the Oldest Town

September 12, 2013 - When Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College opened its doors in 1923, the emphasis was in establishing an instructional program that would produce qualified teachers. Athletics also was immediately incorporated into campus life with students choosing the Lumberjack as the Stephen F. Austin mascot. But something was missing in those early years. It was music. SFA needed a band.

SFA School of Theatre radio play to air on KSAU

September 12, 2013 - The School of Theatre at Stephen F. Austin State University has produced its second radio play, an innovative original work by playwright and SFA faculty member Jackie Rosenfeld, entitled "spam: in all lower-case letters."

Piano duo to feature works of esteemed composers

September 12, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present Catharine Lysinger and Alex McDonald in a duo piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Sept. 20, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA turns 90

September 11, 2013 - The university's 90th anniversary will be celebrated throughout the coming academic year, and planning is under way for a variety special events and activities.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature new products specialist

September 10, 2013 - Wayne Pianta, new products specialist with Ball Horticultural Company, will be the featured guest at the upcoming SFA Gardens Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Tickets still available for 'Shuffle.Play.Listen.'

September 5, 2013 - Tickets are still available for the Sept. 12 performance of celebrated pianist Christopher O'Riley and renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz presenting their "Shuffle.Play.Listen." program at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Updated smartphone app helps SFA students, faculty and staff stay connected

September 5, 2013 - Android and iPhone users can now utilize Stephen F. Austin State University's updated app. The free app can be accessed from SFA's website or directly through the phone's app store.

SFA Director of Percussion Brad Meyer to present solo faculty recital

September 5, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present faculty member Dr. Brad Meyer in a recital featuring exciting works for contemporary solo percussion at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Nabb recital to feature works of Saint-Saëns, Ravel and Prokofiev

September 4, 2013 - NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present Nathan Nabb in a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA authors to participate in East Texas Book Fest 2013

September 3, 2013 - Authors of books published by the Stephen F. Austin State University Press will be among the more than 60 Texas writers celebrated at the fifth annual East Texas Book Fest this month in Tyler.

SFA appoints new executive director of development

August 30, 2013 - Nacogdoches native and Stephen F. Austin State University alumnus Trey Turner has been named executive director of development at the university, effective immediately.

'Shuffle. Play. Listen.' opens 2013-14 University Series at SFA

August 29, 2013 - Celebrated pianist Christopher O'Riley and renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz will bring their talents to Nacogdoches when they present their collaborative "Shuffle. Play. Listen." program at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

SFA dean to receive award for communication efforts

August 28, 2013 - Dr. Steven Bullard, dean of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University, will be awarded the W. D. Hagenstein Communicator of the Year Award at the Society of American Foresters national convention in Charleston, S. C., in October.

SFA to screen 'Searching for Sugar Man'

August 27, 2013 - As part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Searching for Sugar Man" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

SFA Gardens announces Fall Bulbs Tour

August 26, 2013 - Stephen F. Austin State University will host a Fall Bulb Tour on Saturday, Sept. 14, featuring the home and gardens of former extension horticulturist turned educator Greg Grant.

Talents of SFA art faculty featured in exhibitions

August 26, 2013 - Recently created art in a variety of media will make up the annual "SFA Faculty Exhibition," which the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

T.L.L. Temple Foundation endows SFA scholarships

August 26, 2013 - The T.L.L. Temple Foundation has established a Stephen F. Austin State University scholarship in honor of Wayne Corley, who recently retired after 14 years as executive director of the foundation. The A. Wayne Corley Scholarship will provide full scholarships to two students each year in the Gerald W. Schlief School of Accountancy beginning fall 2014.

Family Fun Day planned at SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center

August 23, 2013 - Join Stephen F. Austin State University staff members, students, volunteers and partner organizations from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 7, for outdoor adventures at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

Thursday proclaimed 'William E. Arscott Day' at SFA

August 22, 2013 - The president of Stephen F. Austin State University proclaimed Thursday "William E. Arscott Day" on campus in honor of the cinematography program director's 50th year on the faculty.

Alazan Trio concert will showcase works by women composers

August 21, 2013 - NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and the Cole Performing Arts Series will present The Alazan Trio performing "Women of the World" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Cole Art Center to close briefly for installation of two new exhibitions

August 19, 2013 - The Watercolor East Texas and the Nacogdoches Photographic Association exhibitions currently on display in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House will close Saturday, Aug. 24, according to John Handley, galleries director for the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art.

SFA exhibition showcases the evolution of portrait photography

August 15, 2013 - The International Photography Portrait Exhibition will open with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, in Griffith Gallery on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

College of Science and Mathematics hosting SMASH Camp

August 5, 2013 - SMASH Camp, an intensive introduction to college-level work for incoming science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors, is being hosted on campus from July 31 to Aug. 6.

Former SFA professor of history to offer commencement address

August 2, 2013 - Dr. John W. Dahmus, former professor of history at Stephen F. Austin State University, will offer the commencement address during the university's summer graduation ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 10.

Nacogdoches named 'Garden Capital of Texas'

July 31, 2013 - A ribbon-cutting ceremony at SFA Wednesday celebrated Nacogdoches' recent designation as the Garden Capital of Texas.

SFA announces art scholarship, grant award recipients

July 31, 2013 - A number of scholarships and grant awards presented annually through the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art were announced earlier this year.

Big Bend becomes outdoor classroom for SFA photography students

July 30, 2013 - For the past three years, photography students in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art have taken a trip to the West Texas/New Mexico area during the Maymester session between the end of the spring semester and the beginning of the first summer session.

SFA Children's Performing Arts Series features science, music, comedy

July 23, 2013 - Area school officials will find the new season brochure for the 2013-2014 SFA Children's Performing Arts Series in their mailboxes when they return to school this fall.

SFA announces its 2013-2014 University Series, 'Live Out Loud'

July 23, 2013 - Season tickets are now on sale for the nine specially selected musical and theatrical performances included in Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' 2013-2014 University Series, "Live Out Loud."

SFA to screen 'Last Train Home'

July 23, 2013 - As part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Last Train Home" at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at The Cole Art Center @The Old Opera House.

Registration, auditions scheduled for SFA's Music Preparatory Division

July 22, 2013 - New students interested in enrolling in private or group music lessons through the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music for the fall semester can do so from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Music Prep House, 3028 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches.

Scholarship applications available for SFA's Music Preparatory Division

July 17, 2013 - Scholarship applications are now being accepted for music instruction through the Stephen F. Austin State University Music Preparatory Division. The partial-tuition scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and can be applied to private lessons or group instruction.

SFA Board of Regents approves faculty, staff changes

July 16, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved faculty and staff changes during its quarterly meeting Tuesday.

SFA Board of Regents approves budget, selects creative design firm

July 16, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents has approved an institutional budget for Fiscal Year 2014 totaling approximately $237.09 million, which includes a 3-percent merit pool for faculty and staff pay increases for the second consecutive year.

Two shows opening with combined July 27 reception at Cole Art Center

July 12, 2013 - The 29th Watercolor East Texas Juried Exhibition and this year's Nacogdoches Photographic Association Show will open with a combined reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 27, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Family Fun Day planned at Lake Nacogdoches

July 10, 2013 - Nacogdoches Naturally will host a Family Outdoor Adventure from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Lake Nacogdoches. This fun day will offer participants a chance to enjoy water activities and share food with family and friends.

Cycles of life, connections to nature inspire local artist Corinne Jones: Work featured in upcoming SFA art scholarship fundraiser

July 10, 2013 - It wasn't until she was 22 that Corinne Jones decided she wanted to start taking art classes at the University of Southern Mississippi.

SFA Gardens lecture series to feature transformation of local home landscape

July 9, 2013 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building at 1924 Wilson Drive on the SFA campus.

Aikman painting donated to SFA

July 9, 2013 - A painting by Stephen F. Austin State University benefactor Frank S. Aikman recently was donated to the institution by the daughter of one of Aikman's friends, the late Kenneth Kennedy, an SFA alumnus and retired U.S. Army brigadier general.

Rhoades honored as outstanding performer in UIL contest

July 9, 2013 - Emily Rhoades, a voice student in the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, was recognized as an outstanding performer at the 2013 Texas State Solo-Ensemble Vocal Solo Contest.

SFA Summer Rep set designs require a different kind of artistry

July 9, 2013 - What audiences will see on stage in Tuesday's performances of "Charlotte's Web" and "Godspell" in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University is just the most visible part of the action at the SFA School of Theatre.

Brand new director of the SFA School of Music

July 2, 2013 - Like so many young musicians, Dr. Manny Brand's junior high school band director was his inspiration for wanting to be a music teacher.

Music Discovery Camp participants will 'Have a Blast With the Past'

July 2, 2013 - Parents have until July 31 to register their children for Music Discovery Camp, a summer camp offered each year by the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music.

Graduate student helps draft bill: Governor signs new law improving education for visually impaired students

June 30, 2013 - Rudy Becerra may not be able to see, but the Stephen F. Austin State University graduate student has a vision for the future. Just ask Gov. Rick Perry who recently signed a bill Becerra helped draft into law.

Timeless children's tale 'Charlotte's Web' opens July 3 at SFA

June 28, 2013 - A "timeless tale about love, loss, friendship and courage" will captivate audiences of all ages when the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre presents "Charlotte's Web" during its 2013 Summer Repertory season.

SFA to screen "Ride The Divide" at Cole Art Center

June 27, 2013 - As part of its First Friday Film Series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Ride The Divide" at 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

Thursday performance of 'Godspell' canceled

June 27, 2013 - The Thursday night opening of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre's performance of "Godspell" has been canceled due to the death of the fiancé of one of the cast members, according to Scott Shattuck, director of the School of Theatre.

Bidding starts July 5 for SFA Friends of the Visual Arts' 12X12 fundraiser

June 26, 2013 - The bidding will soon begin on the annual 12X12 fundraiser sponsored by the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts to raise scholarship funds for students enrolled in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art.

July 1 deadline for piano/strings camp registration

June 24, 2013 - Strings and piano students from across the state still have time to register for a one-week strings and piano camp presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music Sunday, July 7, through Friday, July 12.

All The Right Answers: business student achieves perfect score on Major Field Test

June 24, 2013 - Imagine a classroom filled with 121,083 college seniors taking a required graduation test. The students represent 654 institutions from across the United States, and each student has a two-hour time limit to complete the 120-question exam.

Area high school freshmen participate in SFA math and science academy

June 20, 2013 - About 100 ninth-grade students from five area school districts attended iMAS (Investigations in Math and Science) Academy at Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA students travel to London to study abroad

June 20, 2013 - Stephen F. Austin State University students participating in SFA's first College of Liberal and Applied Arts Study Abroad Consortium are immersing themselves in the history and literature of Great Britain while earning six hours of credit toward their SFA degree.

'Godspell' brings series of 'firsts' for seasoned director, young student actors

June 20, 2013 - When the cast of "Godspell" takes the stage Thursday night in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University, it will be a "first" for SFA theatre Professor Rick Jones and some of the student cast members.

Piney Woods Chorale performs at Disney World

June 18, 2013 - The Piney Woods Chorale, a program of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Music Preparatory Division, recently performed on the Waterside Stage at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

A Life Reimagined: Professional actor returns to his small-town roots and finds unexpected joy in teaching the next generation of movie makers

June 17, 2013 - When actor Brad Maule returned to East Texas in the spring of 2005, he didn't just need a job and a place to live, he needed to reinvent his life from the ground up.

SFA 101 freshman seminar promotes academic success

June 13, 2013 - Students completing Stephen F. Austin State University's freshman seminar course, SFA 101, have higher retention and graduation rates than students not completing the course, according to a recent report.

Area teachers participate in GEAR UP Talking Circle

June 12, 2013 - Talking Circle, a professional development program funded by the GEAR UP grant and Stephen F. Austin State University's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Research and Learning Center, brought algebra teachers from five area school districts to campus recently.

SFA STEM Center accepting registration for iMAS Unleashed Academy

June 11, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Research and Learning Center will host the iMAS Unleashed Academy for area middle school students June 24-27.

SFA fashion merchandising graduate is self-styled entrepreneur

June 10, 2013 - Morgan Tomberlain Strong, 2009 SFA fashion merchandising graduate, serves as the buyer, sales associate, marketing specialist and garment presser for her women's clothing boutique, Morgan Abbigail, which opened in Longview in April 2010.

Logan named SFA student regent

June 10, 2013 - Matthew L. Logan of Mansfield has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve as student regent for Stephen F. Austin State University during the 2013-14 academic year.

'Godspell' and 'Charlotte's Web' featured in SFA summer theatre season

June 7, 2013 - The School of Theatre will present Stephen Schwartz's rock musical "Godspell," directed by Rick Jones, professor of theatre, and E.B. White's children's classic "Charlotte's Web," adapted by Joseph Robinette and directed by Laura Rikard, assistant professor of acting and directing.

Rauschenberg exhibition moved to Cole Art Center

June 6, 2013 - An exhibition of the work of artist Robert Rauschenberg, which had been on display earlier this year in the Griffith Gallery on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University, has been moved to The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House where it can be viewed throughout the summer.

Nacogdoches Art League's annual juried show opens June 14

June 4, 2013 - The opening reception for the 2013 Nacogdoches Art League Annual Juried Exhibition is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 14, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Art Educators' Retreat at SFA slated for June 16 through 20

June 4, 2013 - The deadline to register for the 2013 Art Educators' Retreat, a four-day workshop for art educators offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art, has already passed, and the sessions are full. But those still interested in participating can have their names placed on a waiting list, according to Marsha Blount, SFA assistant professor of art education and director of the retreat.

New SFA scholarship honors the late Thomas W. Wright

June 3, 2013 - The James I. Perkins Family Foundation recently established the Thomas W. Wright Scholarship at Stephen F. Austin State University in honor of a longtime friend and supporter of the university.

SFA theatre students to perform at Texas Blueberry Festival

May 31, 2013 - Students in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will add another element of excitement to all the fun those attending the Texas Blueberry Festival will experience June 8 in downtown Nacogdoches. Theatre students will appear in costumes of princes, princesses and other characters from fairy tales and favorite childhood classics during the all-day festival.

Learn to preserve fruits and vegetables at SFA workshop

May 30, 2013 - A garden seminar titled "Preserving Your Fruits and Vegetables" will be presented from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in Room 211 of the Human Sciences North Building at Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA Gardens lecture series to feature Mercer Arboretum director

May 30, 2013 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, at 1924 Wilson Drive. Darrin Duling, director of Mercer Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Humble, will present "Making Mercer Magnificent - Opportunities and Challenges."

Scholarship bass fishing tournament announced

May 30, 2013 - The Campus Recreation Department of Stephen F. Austin State University will host the inaugural Dr. Raymond Lee Worsham Scholarship Bass Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 29, at Jackson Hill Park and Marina on Lake Sam Rayburn in Broaddus. All proceeds will benefit the Dr. Raymond Lee Worsham Scholarship for SFA Campus Recreation established with the SFA Alumni Association.

Registrations being accepted for SFA Summer Art Academy

May 28, 2013 - Registrations are now being accepted for the Summer Art Academy offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art. The two-week camp will meet Monday through Friday, July 8 through 19, on the SFA campus.

SFA Friends of the Visual Arts selects Charles D. Jones Art Scholarship recipient

May 23, 2013 - The SFA Friends of the Visual Arts board recently established a scholarship in honor of Charles D. Jones, long-time Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art professor. The Charles D. Jones Art Scholarship will be awarded annually to a junior, senior or graduate level student with drawing or printmaking as his or her major study area. This year's recipient is Lufkin senior printmaker Caleb Rose.

SFA to screen 'Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye' on June 7

May 22, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a one-night screening of "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye" at 7 p.m. Friday, June 7, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House. The free screening is part of the School of Art's First Friday Film Series.

SFA student entry among finalists in national Folgers Coffee jingle contest

May 15, 2013 - The SFA students - Josh Birdsong of Port Neches, Nathan Wackett of Crandall, Thaddeus Franklin of Dallas, Cody Morris of Arlington and Ben Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio - submitted an entry earlier this year to the Folgers Coffee jingle contest, and it was selected by a panel of judges as one of this year's 10 national finalists. And now, the students need public support online to help them win the contest.

SFA to host Lufkin Lunch and Learn

May 13, 2013 - Improving educational opportunities that lead to careers in science, technology and math will be the topic of an Alumni Lunch and Learn at noon Thursday at Crown Colony Country Club, 900 Crown Colony Drive.

SFA Gardens lecture series to feature Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden director

May 10, 2013 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, at 1924 Wilson Drive.

Art scholarship established in honor of Gary Frields

May 8, 2013 - For more than 26 years, former Professor of Art Gary Frields inspired and guided his art students at Stephen F. Austin State University. Now the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts board has established a scholarship in his honor. The Gary Q. Frields Art Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who is a current SFA student in degree or diploma courses within the School of Art or a graduate student in those areas.

Kinesiology master's graduates land 'dream jobs'

May 7, 2013 - As graduate students in SFA's Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, Lilly Kemp and Nathan Frischmann both had their hopes riding on a job at the world-renowned Cooper Clinic in Dallas.

SFA Gardens to host miniature fairy garden workshop

May 7, 2013 - SFA Gardens Research Associate Dawn Stover will host a miniature fairy garden workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 11, in Room 118 of the Agriculture Building on Wilson Drive.

Nacogdoches Railroad Depot exhibit opening this week

May 6, 2013 - NACOGDOCHES, Texas - An exhibit opening this week at the Nacogdoches Railroad Depot will feature 20th-century railroad advertisements for the American West. "Advertising the West: Railroad Ads in the 20th Century" is sponsored by Stephen F. Austin State University's Center for Regional Heritage Research and will be open for the summer beginning Tuesday, May 7. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Burns receives F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarship

May 6, 2013 - Senior middle blocker Sabrina Burns has been named a recipient of the Southland Conference's annual F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarship announced league officials Monday afternoon. Burns' accomplishments will be honored during the Southland Honors Ceremony on May 21 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas.

SFA Music Preparatory spring recitals under way; summer programs planned

May 3, 2013 - Students enrolled in private and group lessons offered by the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will perform their spring recitals beginning Saturday, May 4, in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

New members of the SFA Board of Regents

May 2, 2013 - New members of the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents attended quarterly meetings recently on the SFA campus.

Two SFA graduation ceremonies set for May 11

May 1, 2013 - Approximately 1,400 Stephen F. Austin State University students are expected to receive diplomas during dual commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 11, in William R. Johnson Coliseum. Due to the high number of expected graduates this spring, commencement exercises will be split into two ceremonies for the first time in the university's history. About 700 SFA graduates will participate in each ceremony.

SFA receives two CASE awards for design and photography

April 30, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Offices of Admissions and Public Affairs received two awards during the recent Council for Advancement and Support of Education's District IV conference in Fort Worth.

SFA Charter School Board to meet May 15

April 29, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Charter School Board will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, in the elementary education conference room of the Janice A. Pattillo Early Childhood Research Center.

Registration open for SFA Pineywoods Camp

April 29, 2013 - NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University will soon kick off its 12th year of Pineywoods Camp for youth ages 4 to 15. Registration is now open for the summer camp programs, which are sponsored by SFA Gardens and Nacogdoches Naturally in collaboration with SFA Outdoor Pursuits.

Longtime SFA finance professor to retire

April 29, 2013 - Dr. John Lewis will retire from Stephen F. Austin State University in May after more than 43 years on the faculty. Lewis' retirement was approved by the Board of Regents at a recent meeting, during which the members also awarded the longtime educator the title of professor emeritus of finance.

SFA Agriculture to host Barnyard Day May 4

April 29, 2013 - Experience a day of fun on the farm as the Department of Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University hosts Barnyard Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 4, at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center.

SFA choirs to present 'Mostly Mozart'

April 26, 2013 - The combined choirs of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, along with the Orchestra of the Pines," will present "Mostly Mozart" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus

Pick Your Plaid: SFA to select official tartan

April 25, 2013 - Fashion and interior merchandising students at Stephen F. Austin State University have a passion for purple. In fact, they are competing in a design contest to create an official tartan plaid for the university.

Schedule set for 2013-14 CPAS performances on SFA campus

April 25, 2013 - The SFA Children's Performing Arts Series production of "Sleeping Beauty" on May 7 at Stephen F. Austin State University is already a sell-out, and those who missed out on getting their tickets in time may want to begin planning their school calendars now for next season's CPAS productions.

Documentary highlights unforgettable images of modern architecture

April 25, 2013 - As part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will present a free, one-night screening of "Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Nacogdoches Naturally to host family day trip to Angelina National Forest

April 24, 2013 - Enjoy the beauty of spring in East Texas as Nacogdoches Naturally hosts a family day trip to the Boykin Springs Recreation Area in the Angelina National Forest on Saturday, May 4.

Little bug, big problem: SFA research could prevent crop shortages, lead to medical treatments

April 24, 2013 - A $21,000 grant from the International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Areas will help Stephen F. Austin State University continue its research on the Sunn pest, an insect responsible for destroying wheat crops around the world.

Downing named SFA Regents Professor: SFA faculty, staff changes announced

April 24, 2013 - Dr. Harry Downing, professor and chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been named the 2013-14 Stephen F. Austin State University Regents Professor. The Board of Regents also approved numerous additional faculty and staff appointments, changes of status, promotions and retirements at a meeting Tuesday.

'bobrauschenbergamerica' opens Tuesday night at SFA

April 23, 2013 - Unusual production elements will be evident when "bobrauschenbergamerica" opens at 7:30 tonight in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

SFA seeking patent for 'Purple Pride'

April 23, 2013 - Researchers at Stephen F. Austin State University have filed for patent protection for "Purple Pride," a new type of Chickasaw Plum tree known for its purple fruit and foliage.

SFA Equine Center offers opportunities for students and community members

April 22, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Equine Center encompasses all facets of the equine industry, providing numerous opportunities for students, faculty and staff members, community members, and volunteers to participate in everything from horsemanship courses and clinics to specialized breeding, nutrition and management programs.

Former SFA regent to offer commencement address

April 20, 2013 - Stephen F. Austin State University alumnus James H. Dickerson of New Braunfels, a former member of the SFA Board of Regents, will offer the commencement address during spring graduation ceremonies on May 11.

SFA Bands to present annual 'Concert in the Park'

April 19, 2013 - The SFA Bands will present the annual "Concert in the Park" beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28, on the lawn in front of the Wright Music Building on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Wind Ensemble to present 'Politics and Power'

April 19, 2013 - The SFA Wind Ensemble will present a concert titled "Politics and Power" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Three SFA fine arts projects enhanced by special annuity funding

April 18, 2013 - Three separate initiatives within the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts are being made possible with funding provided through the Cole Annuity Fund.

AdHoc team celebrates award

April 17, 2013 - Students from Stephen F. Austin State University's AdHoc advertising club celebrate after winning the Special Judges' Award for Best Promotion at the recent American Advertising Federation student competition in Tulsa, Okla.

SFA's New Play Development Workshop to present original student works

April 17, 2013 - NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The works of five advanced student playwrights in the School of Theatre at Stephen F. Austin State University will be presented at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, April 29 through May 3, in the Upstage Theatre in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

SFA's new play festival prepares new works for 'the big time'

April 17, 2013 - The Festival of New American Plays at Stephen F. Austin State University continues to feed new works into the mainstream of American theatre. Many of the plays, which were first developed at the SFA School of Theatre, have had continued success elsewhere.

Jazz concert to feature renowned trumpeter Allen Vizzutti

April 16, 2013 - The Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces jazz bands at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform an exciting evening of music for the final joint concert of the 2012-13 season beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.The highlight of the night will be the performance by world-renowned trumpeter Allen Vizzutti with the Swingin' Axes.

SFA Wind Symphony's spring concert to pay homage to the sun

April 16, 2013 - In celebration of the spring season, the SFA Wind Symphony will present "Soleil!" A Sun Celebration at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Tickets still available for School of Music's Extravaganza 26

April 16, 2013 - The SFA Friends of Music will accept reservations through noon Friday, April 26, for Extravaganza 26, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's annual gala banquet. The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Grand Ballroom of SFA's Baker Pattillo Student Center.

SFA student filmmakers to screen their original works

April 16, 2013 - Four original short films by Stephen F. Austin State University student filmmakers will be shown during "An Evening of Short Films" beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Harp students to perform concert at public library

April 16, 2013 - Students in the harp studio of Emily Mitchell, adjunct faculty in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and harp teacher for the Music Preparatory Division, will perform in concert at 6 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the Judy B. McDonald Public Library.

SFA to present 'Danceworks'

April 12, 2013 - The dance program at Stephen F. Austin State University will present "Danceworks" at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Lucille Norton HPE Complex Dance Studio, Room 201.

Interior design expert speaks with SFA students

April 12, 2013 - A nationally acclaimed interior designer and author specializing in universal design visited with Stephen F. Austin State University students this week in conjunction with Fair Housing Month.

SFA announces 'Texas National 2013' art winners

April 12, 2013 - During Saturday night's opening reception of "Texas National 2013" in Cole Art Center, juror Dr. Peter Selz announced the winners of the annual competition and exhibition presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University's School of Art, and an SFA graduate student and East Texan took top honors.

SFA to present Teaching Excellence Awards

April 11, 2013 - Nine Stephen F. Austin State University faculty members will be honored for their teaching abilities at the annual Teaching Excellence Convocation beginning at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, in Regents Suites A and B of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

SFA Schools of Theatre and Art forge play-exhibition collaboration

April 10, 2013 - A unique collaboration between the Stephen F. Austin State University Schools of Theatre and Art has resulted in a rare opportunity for East Texas patrons of the fine arts to simultaneously experience the opening nights of an art exhibition and a theatre performance involving the same subject.

Schmidbauer Competition winner to perform with Orchestra of the Pines

April 10, 2013 - The 2012 Schmidbauer International Young Artist Piano Competition winner will be the featured performer when Stephen F. Austin State University's flagship orchestral ensemble, the Orchestra of the Pines, presents "To Epic Firsts" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Another "first" will be the world premier of "Carry the Fire" by Joshua Zinn, 2012 Ledbetter Dean's Award recipient in music and winner of the 2012-2013 SFA Composition Competition.

Wisely Fellow Speaker Series to feature science education director

April 9, 2013 - The controversies regarding evolution and education will be the topic of Stephen F. Austin State University's 2013 Wisely Fellow Speaker Series event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

SFA's Symphonic, University bands to present joint concert

April 8, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Symphonic Band and University Band in a performance titled "ICONS" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.

Horticulturist to discuss Italian gardens at upcoming SFA lecture

April 8, 2013 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the next installment of the Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, located at 1924 Wilson Drive. Dr. Leonardi Lombardini, a Texas A&M University horticulturist, will present "Italian Gardens through Time: from Rome to the Renaissance and Beyond."

Agriculture professors from China visit SFA

April 8, 2013 - Stephen F. Austin State University recently hosted a group of agriculture professors from various universities and institutes across China.

Performances will highlight SFA's percussionists

April 8, 2013 - The percussion talent at Stephen F. Austin State University will be showcased with two back-to-back performances on April 18 and 19 in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA Gardens to host Spring Plant Sale

April 8, 2013 - SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the annual Garden Gala Day Spring Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

SFA Ad Team headed to competition

April 5, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Ad Team will compete in the Region 10 American Advertising Federation National Student Advertising Competition April 10-13 in Tulsa, Okla., for a chance to advance to the national competition.

SFA Trombone Choir to perform music spanning 500 years

April 4, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the SFA Trombone Choir in concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Museum donation and statue unveiling to preserve Karle Wilson Baker's legacy

April 4, 2013 - NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The family of historic Nacogdoches figure Karle Wilson Baker recently donated some of her personal artifacts to the Stone Fort Museum at Stephen F. Austin State University. The donation precedes the April 10 unveiling of a statue of Baker, honoring her contributions to Nacogdoches and Texas history.

Internationally recognized interior designer/author to visit SFA

April 3, 2013 - Cynthia Leibrock, an award-winning interior designer and author, will present "Interior Design for Health and Longevity" beginning at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center theatre on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

SFA to host 'East Texas Chopped' cooking competition

April 3, 2013 - The Hospitality Administration program at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the second annual "East Texas Chopped" event at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the Hotel Fredonia in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA graduate student works to save endangered plant species

April 2, 2013 - Laura Baker, a biotechnology graduate student at Stephen F. Austin State University, is presenting her research on threatened Hibiscus plants native to East Texas at an upcoming conference.

American opera 'Street Scene' opens Thursday night

April 2, 2013 - "Street Scene," Kurt Weill's American opera based on Elmer Rice's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, for a three-night run in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA to stage student-directed 'Adam and the Experts'

March 28, 2013 - he Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of "Adam and the Experts" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Downstage Theatre in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

Nacogdoches Naturally to host day trip to national forest

March 28, 2013 - Join Nacogdoches Naturally for a day trip to Ratcliff Lake Recreation Area in the Davy Crockett National Forest on Saturday, April 6.

Former U.S. senator to headline SFA's Archie McDonald Speaker Series

March 28, 2013 - Former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison will be the featured guest at the 2013 installment of the Archie McDonald Speaker Series at Stephen F. Austin State University scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.

SFA to host Showcase Saturday for prospective students

March 26, 2013 - Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during a free, action-packed open-house Saturday at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches on April 6.

Jack Design Challenge: interior makeover of university staff member's office

March 26, 2013 - Junior-level interior design students at Stephen F. Austin State University recently participated in the annual Jack Design Challenge, planning and executing an extensive interior makeover of a university staff member's office.

Judy McDonald to host speaker series

March 26, 2013 - Former Nacogdoches mayor and Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation president Judy McDonald will interview former U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison during the 2013 installment of the Archie McDonald Speaker Series at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Mast family establishes professorship at SFA

March 25, 2013 - A Nacogdoches couple has established a professorship in Stephen F. Austin State University's Department of Economics and Finance to provide faculty salary funding with the intent to provide students with valuable real-word experience.

SFA music faculty ensembles to perform in separate recitals

March 25, 2013 - The Stone Fort Wind Quintet, the resident faculty wind chamber ensemble at SFA, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, followed by "Coleidoscope," a collaborative recital, slated for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. Both events will take place in Cole Concert Hall in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

The Art of Rock: Alumnus hits high note with poster designs

March 25, 2013 - From his home studio in Round Rock, Texas, 2002 SFA graduate Todd Slater designs stunning silkscreen concert posters for some of the biggest names in the music industry.

Austin Symphony Orchestra to premiere local teen's musical composition

March 25, 2013 - "An Evening Storm," a musical composition by 16-year-old Timothy Dow of Huntington, a student in the Stephen F. Austin State University's Music Preparatory Division, will be premiered by the Austin Symphony Orchestra in a special concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Dell Hall in the Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin.

Texas National 2013, Patrick Graham exhibition to open April 13

March 25, 2013 - Renowned art historian Peter Selz will be the juror for the Texas National 2013, Stephen F. Austin State University's annual art competition and exhibition, which will open with a reception at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. A highlight of the evening will be the simultaneous opening of the exhibition "Patrick Graham - Thirty Years: The Silence Becomes the Painting," which includes pieces from Graham's recently critically acclaimed U.S. museum tour curated by Selz.

TEDxSFA to highlight innovative concepts and ideas

March 22, 2013 - Unique insights, personal stories of change, innovative concepts and "ideas worth sharing" will be featured at TEDxSFA, slated for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA to present 'Street Scene' on Turner stage

March 22, 2013 - Kurt Weill's "Street Scene," an American opera based on Elmer Rice's Pulitzer Prize-wining play, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 4 through 6, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

SFA choir, orchestra to perform complete Handel's 'Messiah'

March 7, 2013 - A first for Nacogdoches will take place when the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music present a full performance of G.F. Handel's great oratorio, "Messiah," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in Kennedy Auditorium on the SFA campus.

'Pen & Pigment' exhibition features SFA student art and poetry

March 7, 2013 - A collaborative project between Stephen F. Austin State University student writers and artists will culminate in the annual "Pen & Pigment" exhibition, which opens at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Griffith Gallery, located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

Popular SFA Steel Band to perform spring concert

March 7, 2013 - The SFA Steel Band, also known as the "Jacks of Steel," will perform an exciting and diverse concert of music under the direction of Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

World-famous trombonist to perform at SFA, discuss gender perspectives

March 7, 2013 - World-famous trombonist Abbie Conant will bring her 600-pound quadraphonic sound system to the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University when she performs in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, in the newly refurbished Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building.

SFA to stage student-directed 'Woman and Scarecrow'

March 7, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student production of Marina Carr's "Woman and Scarecrow" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23. All performances will be in the Downstage Theatre, located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

Cole Art Center to be open during spring break

March 7, 2013 - Hours for the Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, Stephen F. Austin State University's art gallery located in downtown Nacogdoches, will follow regular schedules throughout spring break. The Cole Art Center, located at 329 E. Main St., is open from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Faculty organ recital to honor Bach's work

March 7, 2013 - Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music faculty organist Jeremy S. Bruns will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Christ Episcopal Church in honor of the great composer Johann Sebastian Bach.

SFA music faculty talent to be showcased in recital

March 7, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present a faculty chamber recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA to host two spring graduation ceremonies

March 6, 2013 - Due to a high number of expected graduates of Stephen F. Austin State University this spring, the May 11 commencement exercises will be split into two ceremonies for the first time.

SFA horticulture club earns awards

March 6, 2013 - Five Stephen F. Austin State University horticulture students recently competed against other members of the American Collegiate Branch of the Southern Region of American Society for Horticultural Science at the annual J. Benton Storey Horticulture Judging Contest in Orlando, Fla.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature LSU horticulturist

March 6, 2013 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, at 1924 Wilson Drive. Dr. Ed Bush, a Louisiana State University horticulturist, will present "Grow Your Garden and Enjoy a Cup of Tea."

SFA to host two spring graduation ceremonies

March 5, 2013 - Due to a high number of expected graduates of Stephen F. Austin State University this spring, the May 11 commencement exercises will be split into two ceremonies for the first time.

SFA wins six advertising awards at national competition

March 5, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Office of Public Affairs and Office of Admissions won six awards during the 28th Annual Educational Advertising Awards sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report.

SFA offering Art Educators' Retreat in June

March 1, 2013 - Registrations are still being accepted for the Art Educators' Retreat, a four-day workshop for art educators offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art. Open to community college, elementary, middle and high school art teachers, the retreat will be held on the SFA campus Sunday, June 16, through Thursday, June 20.

Grand opening, ribbon cutting for Nacogdoches Azalea Trail

March 1, 2013 - The Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau and Stephen F. Austin State University recently hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Nacogdoches Azalea Trail in the Council Ring of the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden on the SFA campus.

Piney Woods Chorale plans garage sale fundraiser

February 28, 2013 - Members of the Piney Woods Chorale will have a garage sale to raise money for the group's upcoming trip to Orlando, Fla., where they will perform at Disney World. The sale will be held all day Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17, at Nacogdoches Trade Days, 1304 N.W. Stallings Drive, in conjunction with the monthly weekend marketplace.

SFA to host film screening, guest speaker on military sexual assault

February 26, 2013 - The gender studies, military science and student affairs programs at Stephen F. Austin State University will host an event to bring awareness about sexual assault on Monday, March 4, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater.

SFA Debate Team to host 'Spring Swing' tournament

February 26, 2013 - With spring around the corner, the Stephen F. Austin State University Debate Team is warming up to host the first SFA/Lee College "Spring Swing Debate Tournament." Debate teams from SFA and Lee College, located in Baytown, will co-host the tournament March 8-10.

SFA jazz bands to perform March 7 concerts

February 26, 2013 - The Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces jazz bands of Stephen F. Austin State University will perform concerts beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Nacogdoches Azalea Trail Symposium to present 'Building Azalea Gardens, Large and Small'

February 25, 2013 - The SFA Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden is once again proud to host the annual Nacogdoches Azalea Trail Symposium Saturday, March 2, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building, 1924 Wilson Drive.

SFA handprint tradition to include Gov. Rick Perry

February 25, 2013 - Gov. Rick Perry will add his handprints to a collection of concrete handprints during a ceremony at 2:45 p.m. Thursday in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Spirit Lounge at Stephen F. Austin State University. The collection serves as a tribute to leaders who have left a permanent impression on SFA and on higher education in Texas.

SFA choirs to present 'Celestial Fire' featuring sacred music from England

February 22, 2013 - The Choral Union and Women's Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will present "Celestial Fire" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at First United Methodist Church in Nacogdoches as part of the SFA School of Music's Concert Series.

The Fredonia Players to perform radio version of 'The Wizard of Oz'

February 22, 2013 - The Fredonia Players of Stephen F. Austin State University's School of Theatre will present "The Yellow Brick Road Show" at 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, March 5 through 7, in the Downstage Theatre in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

SFA theatre students pattern 'Stage Door' characters after 1930s stars

February 21, 2013 - The glamour of the 1930s will be recreated on stage when the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre presents "Stage Door" for a five-night run this week beginning Tuesday in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the SFA College of Fine Arts' University Series.

Hike local trails at upcoming Nacogdoches Naturally Family Outdoor Adventure

February 20, 2013 - Join Nacogdoches Naturally Family Outdoor Adventures on Saturday, March 2, for a guided hike on the trails of Nacogdoches.

SFA volunteer opportunity combines enthusiasm for gardens and children

February 19, 2013 - Area residents are invited to participate in a Garden Guide training class at Stephen F. Austin State University. This class will prepare volunteers to give guided tours of the SFA Mast Arboretum and Pineywoods Native Plant Center to area school children.

Ogni Suono Saxophone Duo presents 'Hot off the Press!'

February 19, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Ogni Suono Saxophone Duo's "Hot off the Press!" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

'Super Scientific Circus' demonstrates how science can be fun

February 19, 2013 - Area students will learn that science can be fun and exciting when the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and the Children's Performing Arts Series present "Super Scientific Circus" in two performances Monday, March 4, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Student soloists to perform with SFA's Orchestra of the Pines

February 19, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University 2012-2013 Concerto/Aria Competition winners will be guest soloists when the Orchestra of the Pines presents "Taking Center Stage" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA A Cappella Choir to perform annual spring touring concert

February 18, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the SFA A Cappella Choir in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Forestry professor to offer SFA Regents Lecture

February 15, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Regents Lecture by Dr. Brian P. Oswald, the Joe E. Denman Distinguished Professor of Forestry in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, will focus on the growing wildfire problem in The Netherlands. The lecture will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in Regents Suites A and B of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Shostakovich Festival to benefit Saslav Strings Scholarships at SFA

February 15, 2013 - The great chamber works for strings and piano by Dmitry Shostakovich will be celebrated in a two-day festival in March at Stephen F. Austin State University designed to benefit the Saslav Strings Scholarship.

Film tells story of China's most famous artist, outspoken critic

February 15, 2013 - The inside story of "a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics" is the topic of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art's presentation of the film "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" at 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

International study program benefiting students, faculty

February 14, 2013 - The exchange program between Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and the University of Tasmania Conservatorium of Music is proving to be a win-win collaboration for everyone lucky enough to find themselves involved.

SFA reports spring enrollment

February 14, 2013 - More than 11,800 students are enrolled in classes at Stephen F. Austin State University this spring, a decrease of less than 1 percent from one year ago.

Esteemed percussionist Christopher Deane to perform at SFA

February 12, 2013 - Christopher Deane, associate professor of percussion at the University of North Texas, will perform with the SFA Percussion Ensemble in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Concert commemorates composer Corelli's death

February 12, 2013 - The Piney Woods Camerata, a conductor-less string ensemble composed of Stephen F. Austin State University music faculty members Jennifer Dalmas (violin) and Evgeni Raychev (cello) and select SFA string students, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Student-directed "WASP" to be presented in SFA's Downstage Theatre

February 12, 2013 - NACOGDOCHES - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present the student-directed production of "WASP" by comedian Steve Martin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Downstage Theatre in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

Financial aid application assistance available at public library

February 8, 2013 - NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Information about attending college, the financial aid process and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available during Financial Aid Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Judy B. McDonald Public Library.

SFA's The BIG Event still accepting job requests

February 8, 2013 - Job requests are still being accepted for The BIG Event, Stephen F. Austin State University's largest one-day service project, on Saturday, March 23.

Russian pianist to perform unique program of lesser-known piano works

February 7, 2013 - Russian pianist Ksenia Nosikova will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA Gardens to host rainwater harvesting workshop

February 7, 2013 - SFA Gardens will host a rainwater harvesting workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Agriculture Building Room 118, 1924 Wilson Drive, on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

SFA's production of 'Stage Door' brings 1930s glamour, style to Turner stage

February 7, 2013 - The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Theatre will present "Stage Door" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Feb. 26 through March 2, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA to host state board meeting for professional counselors

February 6, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Counselor Education Programs will host the first 2013 meeting of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Feb. 11-12 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater.

SFA to host Showcase Saturday for prospective students

February 6, 2013 - Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during two free, action-packed open-house Saturdays at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches on Feb. 23 and April 6.

Cole Performing Arts Series features SFA's talented music faculty

February 5, 2013 - Stephen F. Austin State University music faculty members Jeremy Fain, Geneva Fung and J.D. Salas will present recitals in February as part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA Gardens' Reeves Lecture Series to feature Texas A&M horticulturist

February 4, 2013 - Dr. Mengmeng Gu, assistant professor and extension ornamental horticulturist at Texas A&M University, will present "Urban Landscape Philosophy and Strategies in China" at the upcoming Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series hosted by SFA Gardens.

Nacogdoches Naturally plans day trip to Ragtown Recreation Area

February 4, 2013 - Join Nacogdoches Naturally on Saturday, Feb. 9, for a day trip to Ragtown Recreation Area in the Sabine National Forest.

Senior interior design exhibit opening at SFA

February 1, 2013 - Senior interior design students at Stephen F. Austin State University will be showcasing their work in the "Essence of Design" exhibit on display Feb. 9 through March 2 on the second floor of the Ralph W. Steen Library.

SFA announces Schmidbauer Competition winners

January 31, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music has announced the winners of the 2013 Schmidbauer International Young Artist Strings Competition held Jan. 19 and 20 on the SFA campus.

Segregation exhibit to open at Nacogdoches Railroad Depot

January 30, 2013 - The Center for Regional Heritage Research will open an exhibit on "Separate but Equal" public facilities on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at the Nacogdoches Railroad Depot, 101 Old Tyler Road.

SFA hires research firm to conduct public affairs audit

January 29, 2013 - A Virginia-based marketing research firm hired by the Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents Tuesday will conduct an audit of the institution's marketing and communications initiatives this spring.

The work of contemporary artist Linda Ridgway to be featured in Cole Art Center

January 29, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open the exhibition "Linda Ridgway: A Song Only to Herself" with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA Board of Regents approves faculty, staff changes

January 29, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved faculty and staff changes during its quarterly meeting Tuesday.

SFA vocal students take home honors at regional competition

January 28, 2013 - Stephen F. Austin State University vocal students earned several honors at the Texoma regional conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing held at the University of North Texas in Denton.

Renowned metalsmith to give demonstrations on SFA campus

January 28, 2013 - Metalsmith Tedd McDonah will be on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University Thursday, Jan. 31, through Saturday, Feb. 2, for workshops and demonstrations.

Young audiences will laugh at, cheer 'Ramona Quimby' on SFA stage

January 28, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts will present "Ramona Quimby" in two performances Friday, Feb. 8, as part of its Children's Performing Arts Series.

SFA bands to present 'Main Street USA'

January 23, 2013 - The Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony of Stephen F. Austin State University will present "Main Street USA" in a combined concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The concert is a collection of pieces by American composers, many of whom are from rural areas, according to David W. Campo, SFA associate director of bands.

Numerous recitals upcoming in SFA's Cole Performing Arts Series

January 23, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present collaborative faculty and guest recitals in early February as part of its Cole Performing Arts Series.

Improvised musical about Nacogdoches takes center stage at SFA

January 23, 2013 - As part of its University Series "Expressions," the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts will present "Broadway's Next H!T Musical" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

First Friday Film Series to screen "Under African Skies"

January 22, 2013 - Director Joe Berlinger's "Under African Skies" will be presented in a free screening at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art's First Friday Film Series. The documentary about singer/songwriter Paul Simon's 2011 journey back to South Africa 25 years after releasing his album "Graceland" will be shown in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA to present student-directed 'Refuge'

January 22, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student production of Jessica Goldberg's "Refuge" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. All performances are in the Downstage Theatre, located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus. "Refuge" is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $3. For tickets or more information, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

SFA faculty member honored with Legacy portrait

January 18, 2013 - Dr. Donnya Elle Stephens was the first black faculty member and tenured professor in the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership at Stephen F. Austin State University. Now, a painting of Stephens is the first in the department's newly created Leadership Legacy Hallway.

Tickets still available for Kuerti performance at SFA

January 18, 2013 - Tickets are still available for the upcoming Thursday, January 24th performance of internationally acclaimed pianist Anton Kuerti, who will present a concert on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University as part of the SFA College of Fine Art's 2012-13 University Series.

Nacogdoches Naturally announces spring, summer events

January 18, 2013 - Mark your calendar for the upcoming 2013 Family Outdoor Adventures planned through Nacogdoches Naturally, an outdoor education component of the Stephen F. Austin State University Gardens.

SFA to host Kathleen Kennedy Townsend for weeklong event series

January 18, 2013 - Stephen F. Austin State University will welcome a member of the Kennedy family to campus for a weeklong visit in February. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former lieutenant governor of Maryland and former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general, is the eldest child of Ethel Kennedy and the late U.S. Senator and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. She will arrive in Nacogdoches on Feb. 3 and will participate in a public interview at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.

Wurtz to perform recital in SFA's Cole Concert Hall

January 17, 2013 - Gary Wurtz, professor of trumpet and jazz studies at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in Cole Concert Hall.

SFA Wind Ensemble to perform 'Music by American Composers'

January 17, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Wind Ensemble will present "Music by American Composers" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA forestry program receives grant to serve science educators

January 17, 2013 - The Master of Science in Resource Interpretation program in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University has received a three-year grant totaling $247,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Gavin to showcase American composers in Jan. 30 recital

January 17, 2013 - Charles Gavin, professor of horn at Stephen F. Austin State University, will showcase the music of American composers when he presents "The All-American Horn" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Distinguished pianist to perform at SFA

January 17, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present pianist Dr. Sergio H. Ruiz in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, in Cole Concert Hall.

SFA plans MLK Day of Service

January 16, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University offices of Student Affairs Programs and Multicultural Affairs will hold the fourth annual MLK Day of Service beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in the second-floor movie theater in the Baker Pattillo Student Center. The theme of the event is "Legacy Begins At Home." SFA will partner with Habitat for Humanity, Love INC and Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful for service projects at public parks, private homes and a variety of other sites.

SFA announces The BIG Event

January 16, 2013 - Have you been looking for help with household projects? What about a few extra hands to paint a shed or clean up the garden? Stephen F. Austin State University is looking for Nacogdoches-area service projects to complete during The BIG Event.

Art exhibition captures people, culture of American Southwest

January 15, 2013 - he Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open "Big Skies, Brave People: Southwest American Art from the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Canyon, Texas" with a 6 p.m. reception Saturday, Jan. 26, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA Gardens to host spring vegetable gardening workshop

January 14, 2013 - SFA Gardens horticulturists Dawn Stover and Greg Grant will cover the ABCs of spring vegetable gardening, including soil preparation and composting along with when, where, and what to plant, at a seminar this weekend at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Acclaimed pianist Anton Kuerti to perform at SFA

January 10, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts will present internationally known pianist Anton Kuerti in a performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of its University Series, "Expressions."

SFA Gardens research associate's new book released

January 9, 2013 - "Greg Grant is as much a horticultural wonder as the plants he discovers and writes about," asserts Chris S. Corby in his introduction to Grant's new book, "In Greg's Garden: A Pineywoods Perspective on Gardening, Nature and Family." An intimate and personal exploration of the life of one of Texas' most beloved gardeners, the SFA Gardens research associate's book gathers in a single volume the first 10 years of his columns from Texas Gardener magazine, all accompanied by his vivid photography.

East Texas Research Center announces contest

January 9, 2013 - The East Texas Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University is sponsoring the third annual "I Found it in the Archives" essay and video contest showcasing archived materials that have positively impacted people's lives.

SFA Gardens' Reeves Lecture Series to feature Texas A&M-Commerce Professor

January 8, 2013 - Dr. Derald Harp, Assistant Professor in Horticulture at Texas A&M University-Commerce will present "Landscape Soils-Growing from the Ground Up" at the upcoming Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series hosted by SFA Gardens. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 17, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building located on Wilson Drive on the SFA campus.

Nacogdoches Naturally plans field trip to Texas Forestry Museum

January 7, 2013 - Join Nacogdoches Naturally Family Outdoor Adventures for a field trip to the Texas Forestry Museum in Lufkin on Saturday, Jan. 12. This event provides an opportunity for families to learn about the area's rich history and to contribute to the community through an outdoor family service project at the museum. Participants will leave from the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St., at 9 a.m. and will return at approximately 1 p.m.

Schmidbauer Competition to bring musicians from around the world to SFA

January 7, 2013 - Violinists, violists and cellists from around the world will compete for $15,000 in prize money during the George and Peggy Schmidbauer Young Artist Strings Competition presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music Saturday, Jan. 19, and Sunday, Jan. 20, on the SFA campus.

Exhibition to feature images of old, contemporary West

January 3, 2013 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open "Contemporary Western Art" with a 5:30 p.m. reception Thursday, Jan. 17, in Griffith Gallery on the SFA campus.

SFA music faculty performances scheduled for mid-January

January 2, 2013 - Two Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music faculty performances are scheduled to occur the week that students return to campus for the spring semester. Brad Meyer, director of percussion studies at SFA, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in Cole Concert Hall. The SFA Faculty Brass Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in Cole Concert Hall.

SFA professorships announced

December 21, 2012 - NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Two professors in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University recently received new titles. Dr. David Kulhavy received the Lacy Hunt Professorship, and Dr. Brian Oswald received the Joe C. Denman Distinguished Professorship.

SFA to screen 'Koyaanisqatsi' at Cole Art Center

December 19, 2012 - As part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Koyaanisqatsi" at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

Composing Alaska: Professor's music pays homage to national parks

December 18, 2012 - Alone in a tiny floating cabin in Alaska's pristine Glacier Bay is perhaps the last place one would expect to find an SFA music professor composing a symphony. But that's exactly how Dr. Stephen Lias spent part of last summer while serving as artist-in-residence at Glacier Bay, Wrangell-St. Elias and Gates of the Arctic national parks.

Auditions set for SFA Music Preparatory choir

December 18, 2012 - Sixth through eighth grade students interested in joining the Piney Woods Chorale can audition for the group from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Music Prep House, 3028 Raguet St.

SFA honors accounting faculty member

December 18, 2012 - Dr. Treba Marsh of Lufkin, professor in the Gerald W. Schlief School of Accountancy at Stephen F. Austin State University, was the recipient of the Nancy C. Speck Development Award presented at the 24th annual SFA Gala.

Registration open for SFA Music Preparatory Division classes

December 18, 2012 - Registrations are now being accepted for the spring classes offered through the Stephen F. Austin State University Music Preparatory Division. Students, including adults, may register for weekly private lessons in voice, harp, piano, classical guitar, violin, Suzuki violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, percussion and other requested instruments. The 16-week classes, taught by upper-level music preparatory faculty, begin the week of Jan. 14. The 12-week classes, taught by SFA student instructors, begin the week of Jan. 28.

SFA art gallery hours announced for semester break

December 12, 2012 - The Cole Art Center, located at 329 E. Main St., will be open regular hours Dec. 18 through Dec. 22. It will be closed Dec. 25 and 26 and open during regular hours Dec. 27 through 29. The Cole Art Center will resume a regular schedule beginning Wednesday, Jan. 2. Regular hours are from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Griffith Gallery in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus will close Friday, Dec. 14, and will reopen with the "Contemporary Western Art" exhibition reception at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17.

Red River Radio to broadcast SFA School of Theatre's Christmas play

December 12, 2012 - "The Gift of the Magi," the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre's first radio play, will once again be broadcast on Red River Radio, the region's NPR affiliate (locally KLDN 88.9 FM), at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19. The program had its regional premiere on Red River Radio last Christmas. The program is also available as a podcast at www.theatre.sfasu.edu through Sunday, Jan. 13.

Tickets for 'Babes in Toyland' still available

December 6, 2012 - Tickets are still available for the Christmas play "Babes in Toyland" to be presented at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, in W.M. Turner Auditorium in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA School of Music to perform classic Christmas opera

December 5, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, and at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to visit SFA: Legislator to attend grand opening of library room, offer commencement address

December 5, 2012 - U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison will visit Stephen F. Austin State University later this month for two special on-campus events. She will attend the grand opening and reception for the Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison Room Dec. 14 and offer the commencement address at fall graduation ceremonies Dec. 15.

SFA Gardens lecture series to feature Director David Creech

December 4, 2012 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building located at 1924 Wilson Drive. The featured speaker will be Dr. David Creech, professor emeritus in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.

Dailey and Vincent bluegrass performance to ring in holiday season

December 3, 2012 - A blend of bluegrass-tinted holiday favorites will usher in the Christmas season when the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts presents "Dailey & Vincent: A Bluegrass Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in W.M. Turner Auditorium in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

Nacogdoches Naturally to present outdoor cooking and campfire program

November 29, 2012 - Join the Nacogdoches Naturally staff for a family outdoor cooking and campfire program from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Stephen F. Austin State University Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

SFA Gala to honor outstanding donors

November 28, 2012 - Outstanding donors to Stephen F. Austin State University will be honored during the 24th annual SFA Gala on Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. This year's Gala honorees include Shelby County Judge Rick Campbell; local businessmen Jim, Tom, John and Bob Kingham; and the late Cecil Richey Jr., an SFA alumnus and longtime East Texas educator.

Holiday classic 'Babes in Toyland' coming to SFA campus

November 27, 2012 - East Texas children will "travel" to Toyland, a magical land filled with toys and treats, when they attend a performance of "Babes in Toyland" on Tuesday, Dec. 11, in W.M. Turner Auditorium in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

New work featured in 'Christmas Around the World'

November 27, 2012 - Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's A Cappella Choir, the Choral Union and Women's Chorus, along with the Orchestra of the Pines, will present "Christmas Around the World" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, in W.M. Turner Auditorium in the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

SFA Trombone Choir to perform

November 27, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present the SFA Trombone Choir in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in Cole Concert Hall.

SFA dean to lead national association

November 26, 2012 - Dr. Steven Bullard, dean of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University, has been elected president of the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs.

Mast Arboretum to host popular wreath-making seminar

November 26, 2012 - Stephen F. Austin State University's Mast Arboretum will host a garden seminar titled "Deck the Halls - Using Evergreens to Decorate for the Holidays" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1, in Room 118 of the Agriculture Building on Wilson Drive.

SFA to host War of 1812 conference

November 21, 2012 - Stephen F. Austin State University will host a conference on the War of 1812 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Wyatt Room of Ralph W. Steen Library. The conference is free and open to the public.

SFA Gala to honor outstanding faculty members

November 20, 2012 - Two faculty members in the College of Fine Arts will be honored during the 24th annual Stephen F. Austin State University Gala on Saturday, Dec. 8, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Fred J. Allen is the recipient of the 2012 Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching, and Dr. Nathan Nabb has earned the Faculty Achievement Award for Research.

SFA percussion students to present holiday concert

November 19, 2012 - Percussion students of Stephen F. Austin State University's School of Music will present their annual holiday concert, "Percussion in the Pines," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Nacogdoches Railroad Depot to host second annual Loblolly Railroad Model Train Display

November 19, 2012 - The Loblolly Railroad Model Train Display will return for a second year to the historic Nacogdoches Railroad Depot from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.

SFA to host Holiday Extravaganza

November 19, 2012 - The Residence Hall Association at Stephen F. Austin State University will host a night of festive family fun at the annual Holiday Extravaganza Tuesday, Nov. 27. The event begins at 6 p.m. in front of the Austin Building and continues until 8 p.m. in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

SFA Music Preparatory recitals scheduled in early December

November 19, 2012 - Students enrolled in private and group lessons offered by the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will perform a series of end-of-the-semester recitals during the first two weeks of December.

SFA piano trio to present 'Poets and Prophets'

November 19, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and the Cole Performing Arts Series will present the Alazan Piano Trio performing "Poets and Prophets" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Jazz bands' performances to feature student soloists

November 16, 2012 - Stephen F. Austin State University student musicians will be showcased when the SFA School of Music presents the Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

SFA College of Fine Arts offers holiday performances, events

November 16, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts will offer a number of holiday-related performances and events that are sure to put anyone in the spirit of the season.

SFA's (New) Original Cast to perform downtown during Nine Flags Festival

November 16, 2012 - "Not Home for Christmas" will be presented by The (New) Original Cast, Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre's resident variety/comedy troupe, as a feature of this year's Nine Flags Festival.

SFA dean appointed to statewide student personnel board

November 15, 2012 - Dr. Adam Peck, dean of student affairs at Stephen F. Austin State University, has been elected to serve as vice president for education and professional development for the Texas Association of College and University Student Personnel Administrators.

Post-show responses scheduled following SFA theatre production

November 14, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will host post-show informal discussions following the Thursday and Friday, Nov. 15 and 16, performances of "The Madwoman of Chaillot." The idea behind the post-show production responses is to call on colleagues with specific, relevant expertise to talk about the play with an emphasis on the dramatic text and its implications.

SFA's Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band plan Nov. 27 concerts

November 14, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The concert is a featured performance of the School of Music's Concert Series.

SFA School of Theatre to stage reading of new play 'Spark'

November 12, 2012 - As part of a nationwide, month-long script reading program presented by the New York-based company No Passport, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a special staged reading of the new play "Spark," written by OBIE-Award winning playwright Caridad Svich. The reading will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in the Downstage Theatre on the SFA Campus. Admission is free.

SFA Wind Ensemble concert to showcase travel, destinations

November 9, 2012 - Stephen F. Austin State University's Wind Ensemble will present "A Musical Passport" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

Cole Art Center extends hours for Thanksgiving weekend

November 9, 2012 - Hours for the Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches have been extended during the Thanksgiving weekend, according to John Handley, director of galleries for Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA Gardens to host weekend events celebrating birds

November 9, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Pineywoods Native Plant Center will offer two birding programs the weekend of Nov. 16-17.

Historic train depot to open exhibit on the railroads of Nacogdoches County

November 9, 2012 - The Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University will host an opening for the exhibit "The Railroads of Nacogdoches County," at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the Nacogdoches Historic Depot, 101 Old Tyler Rd.

Congressional Art Competition exhibition to open in Griffith Gallery

November 9, 2012 - Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. The entries will be exhibited beginning Monday, Nov. 19, and will be displayed until winners are announced in an awards ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in W.M. Turner Auditorium followed by a reception in Griffith Gallery.

Challenging work goes on behind the scenes of 'The Madwoman of Chaillot'

November 8, 2012 - Audiences will be captivated at what happens on stage when the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre presents "The Madwoman of Chaillot" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Nov. 13 through 17, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. But equally fascinating and impressive as the on-stage acting is what goes on behind the scenes of this SFA production of the play written by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux and adapted by Maurice Valency.

SFA dance program to present "Danceworks"

November 7, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University dance program will present "Danceworks," a concert featuring the SFA Repertory Dance Company and student choreographic projects, Nov. 15-17 in the Norton H.P.E. Complex dance studio, Room 201, on the SFA campus.

SFA to host GIS speaker series

November 7, 2012 - In honor of Geography Awareness Week and National GIS Day, Stephen F. Austin State University will host "Discovering the World through GIS," a speaker series featuring information about Geographic Information Systems applications and careers.

Orchestra of the Pines presents 'Musical Trinity'

November 6, 2012 - The Orchestra of the Pines, Stephen F. Austin State University's flagship orchestral ensemble, will continue its "Season of Firsts" by presenting the program "Musical Trinity" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Cole Concert Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA Gardens' Reeves Lecture Series to feature 'Central Texas Gardener' producer

November 5, 2012 - Linda Lehmusvirta, longtime producer of the "Central Texas Gardener" PBS show in Austin, will present "Bulbs for Psycho Lighting Gardeners" at the upcoming Theresa and Les Reeves Garden Lecture hosted by the SFA Gardens. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building located on Wilson Drive on the SFA campus.

Book celebrates acts of heroism during Vietnam's 'Operation Indiana'

November 2, 2012 - "Chopper Blues," written by Charles D. Jones, professor emeritus in the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University, tells the stories of survival of the young men of Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th U.S. Marine Corps who fought in Operation Indiana.

'Chopper Blues' to be unveiled at 'Grape and Grain' Nov. 9

November 2, 2012 - "Grape & Grain," scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Hotel Fredonia in downtown Nacogdoches, will serve as a venue to honor veterans and present the published writers of the past two years. It is also a fundraiser for the SFA Press. A silent auction will feature items donated by members of the community, artwork and many books.

SFA's Mainstage Series to feature 'The Madwoman of Chaillot'

November 1, 2012 - The charming tale of a group of eccentrics who attempt to save 1940s Nazi-occupied France from the corruption of corporate executives and big-government politicos will take the stage when Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Theatre present "The Madwoman of Chaillot," written by Jean Giraudoux and adapted by Maurice Valency, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Nov. 13 through 17, in W.M Turner Auditorium.

Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference

October 31, 2012 - SFA hosted the eighth annual Texas Undergraduate Mathematics Conference in late October.

Stone Fort Museum to open exhibit on East Texas leader

October 31, 2012 - The Stone Fort Museum at Stephen F. Austin State University will host an opening reception for the exhibit "George Crocket: Out of the Ordinary" from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. The exhibit will run through May 18, 2013.

SFA Gardens to host popular backyard birding seminar

October 30, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Pineywoods Native Plant Center will host a two-part garden seminar, "How to Identify and Attract Backyard Birds," from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday November 16 and from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday November 17.

University of Dallas art exhibition to close Nov. 9

October 30, 2012 - A closing reception for the University of Dallas faculty exhibition on display at Stephen F. Austin State University will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in Griffith Gallery on the SFA campus.

"Meet the Creepy Crawlers" at SFA's Pineywoods Native Plant Center

October 29, 2012 - Nacogdoches Naturally will sponsor a Family Outdoor Adventure at Stephen F. Austin State University's Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St., from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3. "Meet the Creepy Crawlers" is a fun event that provides an opportunity to learn about forest animals that slither, creep and crawl. There will be live animals, "creepy crawler" crafts and a guided safari hike.

Variety of compositions featured in SFA Percussion Ensemble's fall concert

October 29, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Percussion Ensemble will perform its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Two guests artists to perform recitals at SFA

October 29, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will welcome two guest artists who will perform recitals as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA to host Showcase Saturday for prospective students

October 26, 2012 - Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during a free, action-packed open-house event at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Handley brings experience, lifelong love of art to Nacogdoches

October 23, 2012 - John Handley, the new art galleries director for Stephen F. Austin State University's School of Art, brings a wealth of experience to the job.

SFA's First Friday Film Series features "Waste Land"

October 22, 2012 - The film "Waste Land," artist Vic Muniz's collaboration with pickers of recyclables in Brazil's giant garbage dump, will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts' First Friday Film Series.

Student-directed 'Tunnel of Love' featured in SFA's Downstage Theatre

October 22, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student production of Jacquelyn Reingold's "Tunnel of Love" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3. All performances are in the Downstage Theatre, located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. "Tunnel of Love" is recommended for mature audiences.

SFA Board of Regents selects firm to study campus water usage

October 22, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents has selected the Tyler-based firm Freese and Nichols to study on-campus water resources, usage and distribution in accordance with the Campus Master Plan.

SFA Board of Regents approves faculty, staff changes

October 22, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents on Monday appointed an executive director of marketing and public affairs to lead the university's strategic marketing efforts.

Madrigal Singers to present concert

October 22, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Madrigal Singers in concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in Cole Concert Hall in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Train depot exhibit to feature accidents, derailments

October 18, 2012 - Just in time for Halloween, an exhibit titled "Blood on the Tracks: Wrecks, Derailments and Collisions" is being hosted by Stephen F. Austin State University's Center for Regional Heritage Research at the Nacogdoches Historic Depot, 101 Old Tyler Road. Kelley Snowden, research associate for the center, said the exhibit provides a brief look into the types of accidents that occurred and the responses of railway companies.

Dean's Circle Awards honor accomplishments of SFA fine arts students, faculty

October 18, 2012 - Members of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts Dean's Circle recently recognized its 2012 Winner's Circle award recipients at a reception held in the home of newly elected District 11 state Rep. Travis Clardy and his wife, Judy.

'Sing!' highlights new and old mini-masterpieces

October 18, 2012 - Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present "Sing!" - a concert by Choral Union and Women's Choir of new and old mini-masterpieces - at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Cole Concert Hall in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA School of Music to present 'Well-Tempered Keyboards'

October 18, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present "Well-Tempered Keyboards," a collaborative project for piano and keyboard percussion featuring percussionist Robert Crutchfield and pianist Dr. Maria Guénette. The performance will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA Music Preparatory Division sponsors middle school choir clinic

October 16, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Music Preparatory Division recently sponsored the Region 21 Middle School All-Region Choir Clinic in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA conference to highlight U.S., Middle East relationships

October 15, 2012 - Global leadership changes and their potential impacts on the Texas economy will be discussed during a conference titled "The U.S. and Middle East: The Future Relationship" Oct. 18-19 at the Magnolia Hotel in Houston. The conference is hosted by Stephen F. Austin State University, the Center for International Studies at the University of St. Thomas, the Egyptian Consulate of Houston, and the Consulate General of Israel to the Southwest.

SFA Gardens Les Reeves Lecture Series to feature research associate Dawn Stover

October 15, 2012 - The SFA Gardens will host its monthly Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, on Wilson Drive at Stephen F. Austin State University. Dawn Stover, longtime SFA Gardens research associate, will present an entertaining program titled "Why Dr. Creech Rocks as a Boss."

Two exhibitions to open Oct. 26 in The Cole Art Center

October 15, 2012 - Two art exhibitions will open Friday, Oct. 26, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' University Series. An opening reception for "The World of William Joyce" and "Todd Slater: The Art of Rock" will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 in the art center located at 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

Bonfire, country music artist to kick off SFA Homecoming weekend

October 15, 2012 - The Homecoming bonfire, one of Stephen F. Austin State University's most popular traditions, will return to the campus at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the corner of Starr Avenue and Wilson Drive. Along with the torchlight parade, pep rally and fireworks display, the bonfire will mark the beginning of Homecoming weekend.

Dr. Deer lives here: 'Father of modern deer management' calls SFA home

October 12, 2012 - Dr. James Kroll directs SFA's Institute for White-tailed Deer Management and Research in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and is a renowned expert on America's favorite big-game animal.

The art of recruiting: All day immersion experience often leads to enrollment

October 12, 2012 - Each November, the SFA School of Art offers "Art Day" as a major recruiting effort. For an entire day, the school hosts approximately 200 high school art students, offering them a virtual experience as a college art student.

Lunch is Served: Hospitality students dish up gourmet fare at Culinary Café

October 12, 2012 - Students in SFA'S hospitality administration program in the School of Human Sciences are learning that serving gourmet fare involves much more than just putting food on the table. While operating the popular SFA Culinary Café, the students select themes, plan and prepare meals, and serve them to hungry patrons at $10 a seat. Meals are served on Tuesdays and Thursdays to a full house of guests from the campus community and the general public.

New Veterans Resource Center offers opportunities for guidance, recreation

October 12, 2012 - To better meet the unique needs of students who have served in the military, SFA has established an on-campus Veterans Resource Center that brings opportunities for guidance, networking, studying and recreation together under one roof.

SFA Gardens to host herbal soap seminar

October 12, 2012 - Join Elyce Rodewald, SFA Gardens education coordinator, for "Gifts from the Garden," a soap-making workshop at Stephen F. Austin State University on Saturday, Oct. 20, in Room 118 of the Agriculture Building on Wilson Drive. Participants will create a variety of herbal soaps, learn recipes and techniques of soap making, and take home samples of luxurious soap they make themselves.

Piney Woods Camerata to perform at SFA

October 11, 2012 - The Piney Woods Camerata, a conductorless string ensemble led by Stephen F. Austin State University music faculty, will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA A Cappella Choir to perform fall concert

October 11, 2012 - An early work of modern English composer John Rutter will be the centerpiece of the Stephen F. Austin State University A Cappella Choir's fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA departments to host ninja expert on campus

October 10, 2012 - Jeff Miller, an internationally-ranked martial artist and consultant on workplace violence, will present a lecture regarding martial arts and life purpose titled "Live Like a Ninja," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Ferguson Building, Room 371, on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

'Earth and Sky' joint concert to showcase American composers

October 10, 2012 - The work of contemporary American composers will be highlighted when the Stephen F. Austin State University Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band perform a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music's Concert Series.

Distinguished percussionist to perform with SFA faculty

October 8, 2012 - The music of Leonard Bernstein and Bela Bartók will be spotlighted in "West Side Story to Bartók," a concert presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA presents student-directed 'Miracle at Blaise'

October 8, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student production of Josephina Niggli's "Miracle at Blaise" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. All performances are in the Downstage Theatre, located in the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

Acclaimed folkloric dance group to perform on SFA campus

October 5, 2012 - The internationally acclaimed Ballet Folklórico de México will bring Mexico's rich cultural heritage to the stage of W.M. Turner Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' University Series.

Lumberjack Marching Band announces 'Band Aid' fundraiser

October 5, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjack Marching Band is selling tickets for its "Band Aid" fundraiser benefiting the group's upcoming trip abroad.

SFA concert to feature music of Frank Ticheli

October 5, 2012 - NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The SFA Wind Ensemble will present "The Music of Frank Ticheli" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. The event is presented as part of the SFA School of Music's Concert Series.

Master puppeteer Alan Nielsen returns to the stage for 'Little Shop of Horrors'

October 4, 2012 - There's probably no better or more logical person to direct the complex puppetry in the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and Schools of Theatre and Music's production of "Little Shop of Horrors" than Alan Nielsen.

Mass communication student earns award, scholarship

October 4, 2012 - Red Oak native Jade Bly, a sophomore mass communication student at Stephen F. Austin State University, took top honors in the Freedom of Speech Public Service Announcement Competition for college mass communication students.

Local resident presents memory book to royal representatives

October 4, 2012 - Nacogdoches resident Ann Phillips shares a memory book about Queen Elizabeth II, which was created by her friend, the late Willie Gramling, a beloved local music teacher.

Caddo Historian to speak at Nacogdoches Historic Train Depot Oct. 8

October 3, 2012 - A noted author and historian will discuss the Caddo tribe's history at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the Nacogdoches Historic Train Depot. The Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University is hosting the event, which will feature Phil Cross, an enrolled member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and historian of the Caddo Culture Club.

Nacogdoches Naturally planning to double the fun

October 3, 2012 - Participants in Nacogdoches Naturally Family Outdoor Adventures, a Stephen F. Austin State University event, will get the best of both worlds on Oct. 13: a hike in the woods at the SFA Experimental Forest and a visit to a history fair, Blast from the Past, in downtown Nacogdoches.

'Little Shop of Horrors' showcases SFA's remarkable talent

October 1, 2012 - The exceptional talent of the student performers and directing faculty in Stephen F. Austin State University's Schools of Theatre and Music will be showcased when "Little Shop of Horrors" takes center stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 through 13 in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the College of Fine Arts' University Series.

'All That Jazz' to benefit scholarship endowment

September 28, 2012 - Tickets are now available for "All That Jazz," a fundraising concert being presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music and Friends of Music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The benefit concert features SFA's Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces appearing with acclaimed guest percussionist Marcus Reddick to perform "big band" standards.

Award-winning horn soloist to perform in Cole Series

September 26, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University's School of Music and the Cole Performing Arts Series will present "Music for the Horn: Award-winning Horn Soloist Heidi Lucas in Concert" in a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Cole Concert on the SFA campus.

The Story of a Language: Linguistics students help document Haya language

September 25, 2012 - Cloistered in a typical classroom at SFA, half a world away from the southwestern coast of Lake Victoria in Tanzania, East Africa, where the Haya language is spoken, 15 linguistics students peppered their extraordinary field research informant with questions.

SFA's Orchestra of the Pines to open 'A Season of Firsts'

September 25, 2012 - The Orchestra of the Pines, Stephen F. Austin State University's flagship orchestral ensemble, will open its season - "A Season of Firsts" - with a concert featuring works from three countries at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in Cole Concert Hall.

SFA's DeWitt School of Nursing recognized for excellence

September 25, 2012 - The Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing at Stephen F. Austin State University has been recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as a Program of Excellence in Nursing Education.

SFA School of Nursing first in state to acquire state-of-the-art labor mannequin

September 24, 2012 - The Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing at Stephen F. Austin State University recently was the first teaching facility in the state of Texas to acquire SimMom, a high-fidelity mannequin that simulates labor and delivery processes.

'Little Shop of Horrors' featured in SFA University Series

September 24, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and the Schools of Music and Theatre will present the pop musical "Little Shop of Horrors" Oct. 9 through 13 at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the 2012-2013 College of Fine Arts' University Series, "Expressions."

Axe 'em, Jacks!

September 20, 2012 - Recognizing a lag in school spirit, the SFA cheerleaders of 1979-80 set out to establish a hand symbol like those of larger universities in hopes of unifying the student body and creating enthusiasm on campus. And so, "the axe" was born.

Stage Advice: School of Theatre brings professional world to campus

September 20, 2012 - To best prepare SFA theatre students for their entry into the "real world of theatre" where they'll be working with numerous directors, actors and designers, Scott Shattuck, director of the School of Theatre, is committed to bringing the professional world to campus.

Program to feature Spanish compositions

September 19, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and the Cole Performing Arts Series will present "Musical Liaisons," a program featuring impassioned Spanish compositions, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, in the Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA film series features 'Beauty Is Embarrassing'

September 18, 2012 - As part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Beauty Is Embarrassing" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

RemoteLive event features Sarah McLachlan

September 18, 2012 - Stephen F. Austin State University will host a live broadcast featuring multi-platinum, Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan performing her beautifully crafted songs for Yamaha Disklavier RemoteLive viewers from her studio in Vancouver, Canada, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Music Recital Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA faculty to perform works by American composers

September 18, 2012 - Two Stephen F. Austin State University faculty members will present a recital of works by American composers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Cole Concert Hall.

Recital to feature music of John Williams

September 18, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University's School of Music and the Cole Performing Arts Series will present Chris Combest in a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in Cole Concert Hall as the opening concert of SFA's seventh annual Octubafest.

Oberon Ensemble to perform at SFA

September 18, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University's School of Music and the Cole Performing Arts Series will present the Oberon Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

East Texas Historical Association to mark 50th anniversary at fall meeting

September 17, 2012 - The East Texas Historical Association, headquartered on the campus of Stephen F. Austin University, will hold its annual fall meeting Sept. 27-29 at Hotel Fredonia in Nacogdoches. The gathering will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the association in 1962, and a number of special events are planned.

Houston mayor to speak at SFA

September 17, 2012 - In conjunction with its 50th anniversary celebration, the East Texas Historical Association will host Houston Mayor Annise Parker as the keynote speaker at the upcoming 2012 Georgiana and Max Lale Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Student-directed 'The Lady Aoi' to take stage at SFA

September 14, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Yukio Mishima's "The Lady Aoi" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

SFA to host 'Walk in the Woods'

September 14, 2012 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host "A Walk in the Woods" from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 22 at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center at 2900 Raguet St.

SFA's Griffith Gallery to host University of Dallas faculty art show

September 13, 2012 - In celebration of almost four decades of creative exchanges between Stephen F. Austin State University and the University of Dallas, the work of four UD faculty artists will be on display in the Griffith Gallery beginning Tuesday, Sept. 18. The show runs through Nov. 9 and is free and open to the public.

Nacogdoches Naturally family outdoor adventure is all about trees

September 13, 2012 - Nacogdoches Naturally Family Outdoor Adventure will host "All About Trees" from 9 a.m. until noon Sept. 22 at the Stephen F. Austin State University Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. Cost for the event is $10 per family. The registration deadline for the event is Thursday, Sept. 20.

SFA forestry professor named first recipient of mentoring professorship

September 13, 2012 - Dr. Dean Coble, professor of forestry at Stephen F. Austin State University, is the first recipient of a recently endowed professorship that rewards faculty members who are excellent teachers and also serve as mentors for students.

Oxford sound engineer and composer to present lecture at SFA

September 12, 2012 - Sound engineer, composer and Oxford researcher Duncan Williams will present "Commercial Recording and Contemporary Composition," a free lecture, at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in the Music Recital Hall in the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Recital to feature SFA piano faculty

September 12, 2012 - Stephen F. Austin State University music faculty members Mario Ajero and James Faucett will be featured in a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA announces faculty research grant awards

September 6, 2012 - Seven new and four continuing faculty research grants totaling more than $181,000 have been awarded through Stephen F. Austin State University's Research Enhancement Program. Research enhancement funds encourage and enhance research, offer scholarly and creative opportunities for faculty members, serve as support for innovative research, and provide seed monies to attract external financial support.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature award-winning horticulturist

September 5, 2012 - Longtime Texas Agrilife Extension Service horticulturist Tom LeRoy will present "Salad Gardening 101 for Texas Gardeners" when SFA Gardens hosts the upcoming monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building, 1924 Wilson Drive.

SFA trombone professor to commemorate 9/11

September 5, 2012 - Stephen F. Austin State University trombone professor Deb Scott and fellow musicians will commemorate 9/11 with a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Cole Concert Hall. The program will include a piece that features the trombone and a recording of sound bytes from interviews with U.S. soldiers severely wounded in the Iraq War. The piece is recommended for mature audiences.

SFA music faculty to be featured in benefit recital

September 5, 2012 - Faculty members of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will be the featured performers during the annual Pi Kappa Lambda Recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA football game and related activities postponed

August 29, 2012 - Stephen F. Austin State University's season-opener football game against Southwestern Oklahoma has been postponed until Friday due to anticipated inclement weather related to Hurricane Isaac.

SFA to screen film on puppeteer behind Elmo

August 28, 2012 - As part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

SFA to open annual faculty art exhibition

August 28, 2012 - An eclectic mix of artworks will be displayed in the "SFA Faculty Exhibition," which the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Nacogdoches Naturally announces Family Outdoor Adventure Kickoff

August 28, 2012 - Local families are invited to join Stephen F. Austin State University staff, students and volunteers, along with representatives of partner organizations, for a fun-filled day designed to give families a sample of upcoming events and activities offered through Nacogdoches Naturally. Nacogdoches Naturally's Family Outdoor Adventure Kick-Off Day will be held on the grounds of the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. This free family event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 8.

SFA Gardens to host fall plant sale

August 28, 2012 - The SFA Gardens will host its annual Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St., on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb to perform at SFA

August 23, 2012 - The songwriter behind mega hits such as "Wichita Lineman," "MacArthur Park" and "Galveston" is coming to Nacogdoches to share his incredible catalog of songs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. In his intimate one-man show, Webb will present songs from his 40-year career as a songwriter and recording artist.

SFA students and faculty visit China for study-abroad program

August 20, 2012 - Stephen F. Austin State University students studying in the James I. Perkins College of Education doctoral program in educational leadership recently participated in a study-abroad program in China.

Environmental science graduates in high demand

August 17, 2012 - Pick up any newspaper or watch any television newscast, and you'll find no shortage of environmental doom and gloom. From oil spills in the oceans to groundwater pollution to radioactive leaks, it seems new concerns about the state of our natural resources arise every day. At Stephen F. Austin State University, students are learning the skills necessary to not only help address these current concerns but also meet whatever unforeseen environmental issues Earth's future may hold.

SFA's chamber music festival concludes with 'Music of the West' concert

August 17, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's 2012 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival will conclude at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, in Cole Concert Hall. The final concert, "Music of the West," features music from Europe and the United States.

SFA's Chamber Music in the Pines Festival continues with 'Music of the East'

August 15, 2012 - "Music of the East," the third of four concerts included in the 2012 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, in Cole Concert Hall.

SFA presents second concert of chamber music festival

August 10, 2012 - Chamber music from Argentina, Italy and Spain will be featured during "Music of the South" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, in Cole Concert Hall. The concert is the second of four included in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's 2012 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival, "Musical Directions."

SFA playwright's play in New York festival

August 10, 2012 - What started out as a huge disappointment for playwright Jackie Rosenfeld, senior lecturer in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre, has turned into an exciting opportunity.

Southern Power endows SFA forestry scholarship

August 9, 2012 - Southern Power, one of the largest wholesale energy providers in the Southeast, recently endowed a scholarship for the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to Feature Greg Grant

August 8, 2012 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, at 1924 Wilson Drive. SFA Gardens horticulturist and writer Greg Grant will present "Gardening for Love - An Arcadian Dogtrot."

SFA freshmen meeting increased admission standards

August 7, 2012 - First-year students entering Stephen F. Austin State University this fall have met higher academic standards than any previously admitted students.

SFA to debut new shuttle bus system

August 7, 2012 - An expanded shuttle system will transport Stephen F. Austin State University students along a circular route between six popular destinations on campus this fall.

Local choir students excel

August 7, 2012 - Nacogdoches residents Miriam Galan and Kail Consford recently sang in the Elementary Honor Choir at the Texas Choral Directors Association Convention in San Antonio.

Former SFA Regent to offer commencement address

August 6, 2012 - A successful entrepreneur and Stephen F. Austin State University alumnus will offer the commencement address during summer graduation ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 11.

SFA to open faculty member's art painting exhibition

August 3, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open the 2012-2013 Gallery Series with "Runcie Tatnall: Mighty" with a 5:30 p.m. reception on Friday, Aug. 10, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Tickets now on sale for SFA's 2012 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival

July 31, 2012 - Tickets are now available for the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's 2012 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival, "Musical Directions." The series of four concerts will be presented Saturday, Aug. 11, through Sunday, Aug. 19.

Registration, auditions scheduled for SFA's Music Preparatory Division

July 24, 2012 - New students interested in enrolling in private or group music lessons through the Music Preparatory Division of Stephen F. Austin State University and those who want to audition for the Children's Chorus or SFA Piney Woods Chorale can do so on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Music Prep House, 3028 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches. Auditions for the Piney Woods Orchestra will be held on Friday, Aug. 24.

SFA to screen documentary on Burma

July 24, 2012 - As part of its monthly independent film series, the SFA School of Art will present a free, one-night film screening of "They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain" at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA Board of Regents approves faculty, staff changes

July 17, 2012 - Three faculty members were appointed to new leadership positions at Stephen F. Austin State University by the Board of Regents

Scholarship applications available for SFA's Music Preparatory Division

July 17, 2012 - Scholarship applications are now being accepted for music instruction through the Stephen F. Austin State University Music Preparatory Division

SFA regents advance plans for conservation education facility

July 17, 2012 - According to Dr. David Creech, professor emeritus of agriculture and associate director of the SFA Gardens, the planned facility will include classroom, office and storage space

SFA announces its 2012-2013 University Series, 'Expressions'

July 17, 2012 - Season tickets are now on sale for the nine specially selected musical and theatrical performances

SFA band director earns meritorious achievement award

July 13, 2012 - Fred J. Allen, director of bands and professor of music at Stephen F. Austin State University, is the recipient of a 2012 Meritorious Achievement Award from the Texas Bandmasters Association

Area middle school students participate in SFA math and science conference

July 11, 2012 - SFA STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) faculty members are guiding students in the discovery of academic skills necessary for STEM careers such as forensics, engineering, heath care and environmental science

Local artists' work available through SFA fund-raiser

July 11, 2012 - Each artist's creation, which began as a plain 12 x 12 wooden board, will be displayed anonymously as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of theVisual Arts' annual fund-raiser

SFA offers final performances of 'How I Became a Pirate'

July 5, 2012 - Seats are still available for any of the final three performances of the popular family musical, "How I Became a Pirate," which the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre is presenting in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of its summer season.

Nacogdoches Naturally to host family fun day at Lake Nacogdoches

July 5, 2012 - Nacogdoches Naturally will host a Weekend Family Outdoor Adventure from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Lake Nacogdoches. There will be outdoor games, swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking available. Early registration is recommended.

'Steel Magnolias'

July 5, 2012 - SFA theatre students rehearse a scene from Robert Harling's classic comedy "Steel Magnolias," which the SFA School of Theatre is presenting in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of its summer season. The play centers around six women of Chinquapin Parish who regularly congregate at Truvy's Beauty Salon and help each other through the best and worst of times.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature experienced Texas horticulturist

June 29, 2012 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, at 1924 Wilson Drive. Longtime Houston area horticulturist Linda Gay will present "The Life and Times of a Happy Horticulturist."

Dukes named SFA student regent

June 29, 2012 - Jourdan Dukes of Dallas has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve as student regent for Stephen F. Austin State University during the 2012-13 academic year.

Nacogdoches Photographic Association show to open

June 28, 2012 - The public is invited to the opening reception of the Nacogdoches Photographic Association's "20th Annual Juried Gallery Show" from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 6, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Registration open for SFA strings and piano camp

June 26, 2012 - Strings and piano students from across the state are invited to register for a one-week camp being presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music Sunday, July 8, through Friday, July 13, on the university campus.

'How I Became a Pirate' part of SFA's summer repertory season

June 26, 2012 - Janet Vogt and Mark Friedman's one-hour musical adaptation of the best-selling book "How I Became a Pirate" by Melinda Long will be presented this weekend at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 30, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 1, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Additional performances will be offered at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 3; at 10 a.m.. Thursday, July 12, and Friday, July 13; and at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14.

SFA to screen origami documentary

June 26, 2012 - The art and science of origami are explored in the award-winning documentary "Between the Folds," which the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will screen at 7 p.m. Friday, July 6, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Wilson Drive closures scheduled

June 22, 2012 - Traffic flow along Wilson Drive on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University will be periodically interrupted for repaving beginning Wednesday, June 27. Work has been planned in phases to minimize disrupted access to parking lots and facilities; however, street parking and through traffic on Wilson Drive will be curtailed during the project. The expected completion date is Aug. 8.

SFA to open comedy, 'Steel Magnolias'

June 19, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will open its second show of the summer season, Robert Harling's "Steel Magnolias," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. "Steel Magnolias" will be presented six more times after the June 28 opening. Additional 7:30 performances will be offered on Friday, June 29; Friday, July 6; Saturday, July 7; and Tuesday, July 10. Matinees at 2 p.m. will be offered on Thursday, July 5; and Sunday, July 8.

SFA to open summer theatre season with pirate musical

June 12, 2012 - Pirate lovers of all ages are invited to W.M. Turner Auditorium to see any of the eight performances of "How I Became a Pirate," a one-hour musical which the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre is presenting as part of its 2012 summer theatre season Friday, June 22, to Saturday, July 14.

SFA names new vice president for university advancement

June 11, 2012 - Jill Still of Nacogdoches has been named vice president for university advancement at Stephen F. Austin State University, the president announced Monday.

Oswald named SFA Regents Professor

June 8, 2012 - Dr. Brian Oswald, professor of fire ecology, has been named the 2012-13 Stephen F. Austin State University Regents Professor. Reserved for exemplary role models to the university community, the title of Regents Professor is the highest honor the university may bestow upon a member of the faculty. The title is held for a full academic year.

Local students receive health career stipends

June 8, 2012 - The Texas Area Health Education Center East Piney Woods Region recently awarded seven outstanding East Texas students with $1,500 stipends to help further their goals of becoming health career professionals after high school.

SFA Theatre to present children's musical and 'Steel Magnolias'

June 6, 2012 - Tickets are now on sale for two popular shows that comprise the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre's summer season, the children's musical "How I Became a Pirate" and the Southern classic "Steel Magnolias," both of which will be performed in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Former governor candidate speaks to SFA nursing graduates

June 5, 2012 - Frances Tarlton "Sissy" Farenthold, former Texas gubernatorial candidate and governor U.S. vice presidential nominee, recently spoke to spring 2012 Stephen F. Austin State University nursing graduates at their commencement reception.

SFA Summer Day Camp to host 'Wonder Woods'

June 1, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Pineywoods Camp program will kick off its eleventh year of summer camp programs for youth with a Wonder Woods Camp for 4 to 6 year olds in the magical forest of the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. The camp will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 11 through 15.

SFA to open exhibition of works by East Texas artist Bill Haveron

May 30, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will open "Bill Haveron: Pre-Existing Condition" with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception on Saturday, June 9, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA to open exhibition of priest's photographs

May 30, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will open an exhibition of Howard Castleberry's photographs, "Two Cities: A Path to Faith (1983-1992)," with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception, Saturday, June 2, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

Nacogdoches Art League to open juried show

May 30, 2012 - The public is invited to the opening reception of the Nacogdoches Art League's "42nd Annual Juried Gallery Show" from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 8, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Community History Day in Corrigan planned for Saturday

May 25, 2012 - The Corrigan Community Service League, in conjunction with Stephen F. Austin State University's Center for Regional Heritage Research, is hosting a Community History Day Saturday, May 26, in Corrigan. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Works by SFA ceramics professor featured

May 24, 2012 - After naming Stephen F. Austin State University Professor of Art Piero Fenci a Texas Master in 2011, the Houston Center for Contemporary Crafts is opening a solo exhibition of the artist's work in the center's Small Gallery on Friday, June 1. At 5:30 p.m., Fenci will give an artist talk, and a reception will follow from 6 to 8 p.m.

SFA to screen quilting documentary, 'Stitched'

May 23, 2012 - As part of its monthly film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Stitched" at 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St.

Cole Art Center to close for week

May 23, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art has announced that The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches will close for a week after 5 p.m. Saturday, May 26.

SFA Music Preparatory Division offers summer camps and lessons

May 15, 2012 - A Disney Movie Magic choir camp for second through eighth graders, Kindermusik camps for newborns through 5-year-olds, flexible private music lessons for all ages, and adult piano classes are all part of the summer program offered by the Music Preparatory Division at Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA A Cappella Choir to embark on European tour

May 11, 2012 - The A Cappella Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will leave Thursday, May 17, for an 11-day European concert tour, which will also include visits to historical sites.

SFA Art students receive scholarships, awards

May 10, 2012 - At the recent opening of the Stephen F. Austin State University Art Alliance Spring Show, Christopher Talbot, interim director of the SFA School of Art, announced the recipients of the 2012-2013 art scholarships.

Former SFA professor earns exemplary service award

May 8, 2012 - Dr. Janie Owens Kenner, former professor of fashion merchandising at Stephen F. Austin State University, received the Edna Wilkin Teagarden Award for Exemplary Service in Human Sciences at the annual Human Sciences Honors Convocation.

Registrations being accepted for SFA Summer Art Academy

May 8, 2012 - Registrations are now being accepted for the Summer Art Academy offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art. The two-week camp will meet Monday through Friday, June 18 through 29.

East Texas Research Center to host workshop, public programs

May 3, 2012 - The East Texas Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University will host a Disaster and Preservation Planning Workshop Series May 14-17. In addition to the workshop series, the ETRC, in cooperation with the City of Nacogdoches Historic Sites Department, is offering a pair of public programs on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. These focus on the preservation of important family items.

SFA Music Prep orchestra premieres member's winning composition

May 2, 2012 - During its May 7 concert, the Stephen F. Austin State University Piney Woods Youth Orchestra will premiere "The Locomotive," an award-winning composition by 15-year-old Timothy Dow of Huntington.

Craycraft to offer SFA commencement address

May 2, 2012 - Dr. Kenneth R. Craycraft, executive vice president of Dallas-based Academic Partnerships, will offer the commencement address during Stephen F. Austin State University's spring graduation Saturday, May 12.

Fine arts students receive Dean's Awards

May 2, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts recently recognized four students during the presentation of the annual Dean's Awards.

SFA offering art educators' retreat in June

May 2, 2012 - Registrations are still being accepted for the "Art Educators' Retreat," a four-day workshop for art educators offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art. Open to community college, elementary, middle and high school art teachers, the retreat will be held on the SFA campus Sunday, June 17, through Thursday, 21.

San Augustine county students participate in conservation center program

May 2, 2012 - Fifth-grade students from Broaddus and San Augustine elementary schools participated in the second annual KidFish Program at Stephen F. Austin State University's Piney Woods Conservation Center located in the Powelltown area.

SFA history student earns national research award

April 30, 2012 - Jake McAdams, a senior majoring in history at Stephen F. Austin State University, recently was awarded the Ben H. Procter Research Paper Award from the Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society.

Family Fun Day at Caney Creek Recreation Area planned

April 28, 2012 - Nacogdoches Naturally will host a family field trip to the Caney Creek Recreation Area on Saturday, May 5. Cost of the event is $5 per family, and lunch will be provided by Nacogdoches Naturally. SFA van transportation will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration deadline is Thursday, May 3.

Reaching for the Stars: New telescope expanding research opportunities at SFA Observatory

April 27, 2012 - With the addition of a new, remotely operated telescope, the SFA Observatory is continuing to provide astronomy students access to stellar technology and out-of-this-world research opportunities.

SFA center to receive leadership from grandson of Gandhi

April 26, 2012 - The Center for a Livable World at Stephen F. Austin State University will benefit from guidance based on the philosophy of one of the world's greatest leaders. Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, has agreed to serve as a senior fellow for the center.

SFA photographer earns awards

April 25, 2012 - Hardy Meredith, Stephen F. Austin State University photographer, received two awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's recent District IV conference in Fort Worth.

SFA to screen Mata Ortiz pottery film

April 25, 2012 - As part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will present a free, one-night screening of "Renaissance of Mata Ortiz" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA choirs to present concert of sacred works at Sacred Heart Church

April 25, 2012 - For their final concert of the season at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 3, the three choirs of Stephen F. Austin State University will each present a sacred choral masterwork. To complement the works' religious subject matter, the concert will be held in Sacred Heart Church in Nacogdoches.

SFA Wind Symphony schedules 'Blue!' concert

April 24, 2012 - A collection of wind band pieces based on the color blue will be presented during the Stephen F. Austin State University Wind Symphony's concert, "Blue!" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Trombone Choir final concert of the season

April 24, 2012 - The Trombone Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will present its final concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in Cole Concert Hall.

SFA Music Preparatory recitals scheduled

April 24, 2012 - Students enrolled in private and group lessons offered by the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will perform in a series of end-of-the-semester recitals in May. All of the recitals are free and open to the public.

SFA Ad Team wins top awards

April 23, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Ad Team won two top awards at the recent American Advertising Federation's National Student Advertising Competition in Shreveport. Competing against 20 schools from five states, the SFA students won Best Promotion and the Judges' Special Recognition award.

SFA forestry professor to deliver Regents Lecture

April 23, 2012 - The upcoming Stephen F. Austin State University Regents Lecture by Dr. Jimmie Yeiser, director of the Forest Resources Institute and holder of the T.L.L. Temple Chair in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, will focus on Texas' invasive plant and animal species and their impact on ecosystems. Yeiser, who earned the Regents Professor designation from SFA in 2011-12, will deliver this year's address at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 30, in Regents Suites A and B of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus. Refreshments will be served, and there is no admission charge.

SFA professor receives global citizenship award

April 20, 2012 - Dr. Karol Chandler-Ezell, assistant professor of anthropology at Stephen F. Austin State University, is the recipient of the Ruth Benedict Global Citizenship Award from the Center for a Public Anthropology.

SFA and The Arbor gather donations to help children in need

April 20, 2012 - Students in the Aging and Social Problems class at Stephen F. Austin State University and residents of The Arbor Assisted Living Facility are working together to collect donations for the Rainbow Room, which will benefit children in Nacogdoches.

SFA accounting professor receives service-learning award

April 19, 2012 - Dr. George L. Hunt, assistant professor of accounting at Stephen F. Austin State University, is the recipient of the 2012 Teaching Excellence Award for Service Learning. Each year, one full-time SFA faculty member is recognized for outstanding use and implementation of a service-learning component in class. The award is presented in conjunction with the annual Teaching Excellence Convocation, which was held on campus Wednesday.

El Camino Real education workshops to be held in Texas, Louisiana

April 19, 2012 - The Stone Fort Museum at Stephen F. Austin State University will offer two June workshops exploring the cultural history of El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail. The workshops will be held June 7-8 in Natchitoches, La., and June 14-15 in Victoria. The chosen locations will provide opportunities for participants to learn from trail historians, walk a portion of the trace and share ideas with fellow educators.

SFA bands to present free outdoor concert

April 19, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University bands will present a free "Concert in the Park" at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the wooded area between the Baker Pattillo Student Center and the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

Nacogdoches early childhood learning centers plan celebration

April 18, 2012 - The Early Childhood Lab at Stephen F. Austin State University and the Greater East Texas Community Action Program Head Start are hosting events to celebrate the Week of the Young Child April 23-27.

Student Investment Roundtable named in honor of Mast family

April 17, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents named the Mast Student Investment Roundtable in the Nelson Rusche College of Business in honor of the Mast family's longtime support of the university.

SFA 'Spanish Nights' concert features guest violinist and alumna vocalist

April 17, 2012 - "The orchestral repertoire of Spanish music is so invigorating, vibrant and exciting that I knew I wanted to put on a similar concert," said Gene Moon, who serves as the music director of the Orchestra of the Pines at Stephen F. Austin State University. "Spanish Nights" is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in W.M. Turner Auditorium and will feature two guest artists: violinist Cristian Fatu, who was a semi-finalist in the 2011 Schmidbauer International Competition, and mezzo-soprano Erin Roth, a Lufkin native who earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at SFA and now sings professionally.

Plaza at football stadium named in honor of James Campbell

April 17, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents named the James Campbell Plaza at Homer Bryce Stadium near the athletic field house in honor of Campbell's dedication and devotion to SFA.

Childs named dean of SFA College of Sciences and Mathematics

April 17, 2012 - Following a national search, Dr. Kimberly Childs was named dean of Stephen F. Austin State University's College of Sciences and Mathematics by the Board of Regents Tuesday. The Board of Regents also approved numerous additional faculty and staff appointments, changes of status, promotions and retirements at the meeting Tuesday.

SFA jazz concert offers range of styles

April 17, 2012 - The two jazz bands at Stephen F. Austin State University, the Swingin' Axes and the Swingin' Aces, will present a program of contemporary and classical jazz, swing, Latin and funk during their final concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

SFA Wind Ensemble offers 'surround sound' with 'Circus Maximus'

April 17, 2012 - Fred J. Allen, director of bands at Stephen F. Austin State University, describes the upcoming Wind Ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, as "the largest thing we have ever put together." The highlight of the program will be John Corigliano's "Circus Maximus," during which audience members literally will be surrounded by musicians.

SFA festival of plays opens Tuesday

April 17, 2012 - Three nationally-acclaimed playwrights will be listening and watching intently as Stephen F. Austin State University theatre students present staged readings of the playwrights' newest works during SFA's Festival of New American Plays Tuesday, April 24, through Saturday, April 28.

SFA presents 'La Traviata"

April 16, 2012 - Stephen F. Austin State University graduate vocal students Joshua Dennis of McKinney and Tiffanny Hamilton of Longview rehearse a scene from Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata," which the SFA School of Music and School of Theatre will present at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, through Saturday, April 21, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Tickets still available for School of Music's 'Extravaganza 25'

April 16, 2012 - The SFA Friends of Music will be accepting reservations through the end of this week for Extravaganza 25, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's annual gala banquet. The banquet is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Grand Ballroom of SFA's Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Tickets still available for 'Alice in Wonderland' at SFA

April 16, 2012 - Parents and teachers of children in kindergarten through sixth grade can still make reservations for the children to see "Alice in Wonderland" at 9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA announces 'Texas National' winners

April 16, 2012 - At the April 14 opening of "Texas National 2012," juror Dave Hickey announced the winners of the annual exhibition presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art. "Texas National 2012" is being exhibited in the Ledbetter Gallery at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, located at 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches through Saturday, May 26.

SFA to present Teaching Excellence Awards

April 11, 2012 - Seven Stephen F. Austin State University faculty members will be honored for their teaching abilities at the annual Teaching Excellence Convocation at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Regents Suites A and B of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. The Teaching Excellence Awards were established in 1994 to honor outstanding classroom teachers at SFA. Each of the university's six colleges selects a member of its faculty to receive the annual award based on knowledge of subject matter, quality of lectures and assignments, enthusiasm for teaching, interest in and availability to students, commitment to continuous improvement, and contribution to the quality of teaching within SFA by assisting and encouraging other faculty members. The university's outstanding adjunct faculty member also will be recognized at the convocation.

SFA to present joint band concert

April 10, 2012 - The Symphonic Band and University Band of Stephen F. Austin State University will present a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students

SFA's 'La Traviata' provides excitement of live opera

April 10, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Schools of Music and Theatre's upcoming production of Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata" provides the perfect opportunity for audience members to experience the emotion and excitement of live opera, according to Dr. Deborah Dalton, SFA associate professor of voice and the production's stage director.

SFA festival features works by top playwrights

April 10, 2012 - East Texans can be among the first to hear the newest works by three acclaimed playwrights during the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre's 2012 Festival of New American Plays Tuesday, April 24, through Saturday, April 28.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature horticulturist on garden harmony

April 9, 2012 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, at 1924 Wilson Drive. Horticulturist Steven Chamblee will present "Garden Harmony 101."

Acclaimed art critic to present free lecture at SFA

April 9, 2012 - World-renowned art critic Dave Hickey will present a lecture presentation from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Stephen F. Austin State University Wright Music Building. The lecture is free and open to the public. The following day, Hickey will announce his choice of winners of "TEXAS NATIONAL 2012" during the exhibition's opening reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA to stage student-directed 'For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls'

April 4, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Christopher Durang's one-act play "For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14. All performances will be in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. The play is recommended for mature audiences.

Stone Fort Wind Quintet to perform classics

April 4, 2012 - The Stone Fort Wind Quintet, a faculty ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present its spring concert, "Classics for Wind Quintet," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Four SFA artists accepted to 'Texas National 2012'

April 4, 2012 - The School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University has announced that works by four artists associated with the university will be included in "TEXAS NATIONAL 2012," which will open with a 6 to 8:30 p.m. reception Saturday, April 14, in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, located at 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. The show will run through Saturday, May 26.

World-renowned marimba artist to perform at SFA

April 4, 2012 - Internationally acclaimed marimba artist She-e Wu will be the featured soloist during the SFA Percussion Ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA to present 'La Traviata' opera

April 4, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts, School of Music and School of Theatre will present Giuseppe Verdi's opera "La Traviata" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, through Saturday, April 21, in W.M. Turner Auditorium, located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building. Prior to the April 19 performance, Dalton will give an informative talk at 7 p.m. in Griffith Gallery, directly across the hall from Turner Auditorium. The audience is invited back to the gallery after the performance for a reception and an opportunity to meet the cast.

Bright Ideas Conference to highlight SFA faculty research, scholarship and artistry

April 3, 2012 - The 2012 Bright Ideas Conference highlighting faculty research, scholarship and artistry at Stephen F. Austin State University will be held Wednesday, April 11, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center. More than 80 research posters and scholarly exhibits will be on display from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. Spotlight exhibits will be featured in the Twilight Ballroom. A reception honoring the spotlight exhibitors will begin at 4 p.m. in the Twilight Ballroom, followed by the awards ceremony.

61st U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker, III to speak at SFA

April 2, 2012 - The Honorable James A. Baker, III, America's 61st secretary of state, will be the featured guest at the 2012 installment of the Archie McDonald Speaker Series at Stephen F. Austin State University. The speaker series event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus. Free passes are available in the SFA Involvement Center, located inside the student center, and at the downtown Nacogdoches Visitors Center.

Senior interior design exhibit opening at SFA

March 30, 2012 - Senior interior design students at Stephen F. Austin State University will be showcasing their work during in the "Essence of Design" exhibit on display through the month of April on the second floor of the Ralph W. Steen Library. The opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, in the library.

Faculty saxophone recital features French music

March 27, 2012 - Nathan Nabb, associate professor of saxophone at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a faculty recital, "The French Connection," at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 2, in Cole Concert Hall. Pianist Chia-Ling Hsieh, faculty accompanist at Morehead State University, will join Nabb in presenting pieces from the traditional French repertoire.

SFA to present 'Going off to War' at Nacogdoches Railroad Depot

March 27, 2012 - "Going off to War: An Exhibit at the Nacogdoches Historic Depot" presented by The Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University will open Friday, March 30, with a special presentation by Lt. Col. Todd Reichert, SFA professor of military science.

Orchestra of the Pines concert features Schmidbauer winner

March 27, 2012 - Ying Fu, winner of the 2011 Schmidbauer International Young Artist Competition at Stephen F. Austin State University, will be the featured soloist during the Orchestra of the Pines concert, "And the Winner Is!," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in Cole Concert Hall.

SFA hospitality administration program presents 'Deep East Elegance'

March 23, 2012 - The hospitality administration program at Stephen F. Austin State University, in partnership with the Texas Chef's Association, will host the student-planned event "Deep East Elegance" at 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Vineyard Community Center, located at 4140 FM 1878 in Nacogdoches.

Visiting artist to present free lecture at SFA

March 20, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will present an artist lecture by Vincent Falsetta, professor of painting and drawing at the University of North Texas, at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, in the Art Building, Room 106. Admission is free and open to the public.

SFA dance program's spring concert set for Sunday

March 20, 2012 - Stephen F. Austin State University's Department of Kinesiology and Health Science will present the dance program's spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 25, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The concert will showcase works by SFA students, dance program faculty and guest artists.

SFA music faculty to present chamber music 'Coleidoscope'

March 20, 2012 - Members of the Stephen F. Austin State University music faculty will present music by Stefan Cwik, Darius Milhaud, Ferenc Farkas and others during "Coleidoscope" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA Athletics program to benefit military veterans

March 20, 2012 - Stephen F. Austin State University is participating in Operation Hat Trick, a national program created at the University of New Hampshire to memorialize Nate Hardy and Mike Koch, two U.S. Navy SEALs who died in Iraq in 2008. The original initiative focused on producing collegiate caps for soldiers who suffered head injuries. Now SFA fans who purchase officially licensed SFA caps with the Operation Hat Trick logo support the university and American military veterans by generating royalties to support SFA and the Veteran's Administration General Post Fund.

SFA Steel Band to perform

March 20, 2012 - The SFA Steel Band will perform traditional, Caribbean and Latin favorites during its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. Audience members are invited to don a Hawaiian shirt and join the group for a memorable evening of fun, excitement and, of course, the traditional Limbo dance - a featured event at every SFA Steel Drum Band performance.

Flute and guitar duo to perform at SFA

March 20, 2012 - The Caliendo Barcellona Flute Guitar Duo will present a guest artist recital at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the Music Recital Hall as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA offers guest education lecture, 'The Future of Music in America'

March 20, 2012 - Dr. Robert Freeman, former director of the Eastman School of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music, and former dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, will give a lecture, "The Future of Music in America," at 3 p.m. Friday, March 30, in the Music Recital Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

SFA to stage student-directed 'Art'

March 20, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Yazim Reza's "Art" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31. All performances will be in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. The play is recommended for mature audiences.

SFA to host Showcase Saturday for prospective students

March 19, 2012 - Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during an action-packed open-house Saturday, March 31, at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Prospective students will get to visit with university faculty and staff, tour the campus and residence halls, and preview academic programs during Showcase Saturday.

'Pen, Pigment and Metal' exhibition features SFA art and fiction

March 13, 2012 - A collaborative project between Stephen F. Austin State University student writers and artists will culminate in the opening of "Pen, Pigment & Metal: Collaborate" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in Griffith Gallery, located in Griffith Fine Arts Building, Room 208. The exhibition will run through Friday, April 20.

Poetry and music education topic of free lecture

March 13, 2012 - Mark E. Turner, associate professor of elementary music education for Stephen F. Austin State University, will deliver a lecture, "Rhythm, Language and Meaning: Expanding on the Research of Daniel Levitin," from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 23, in the Music Recital Hall (Room 160) of the Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

Tickets still available for Celtic-inspired music and dance show at SFA

March 13, 2012 - "If you haven't yet purchased your tickets to The StepCrew's upcoming performance, there's still time!" exclaimed Diane J. Flynn, box office manager for the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts. The champion dancers and musicians who make up the company will present their unique fusion of Irish step, traditional tap and Ottawa Valley (Canada) step dancing at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the College of Fine Arts' University Series.

Nationally acclaimed musicians to perform in Saslav scholarship benefit concert

March 13, 2012 - Regardless of how they know him, acclaimed musicians are coming from across the United States to perform with Dr. Isidor Saslav, former director of strings at Stephen F. Austin State University, in a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The purpose of the concert is two-fold, explained Jackie Warthan, member of the SFA Friends of Music and co-chair of the event. "We wish to honor Dr. Saslav and to raise money for the Isidor Saslav String Scholarship, which will help continue the superb strings program he was so instrumental in forming at SFA."

Student life depicted in SFA theatre's original 'Purple Daze'

March 13, 2012 - Since January, 15 Stephen F. Austin State University theatre students and their directors have been collaborating on the script, rehearsing lines and perfecting musical numbers for the upcoming performances of "Purple Daze: A Student's Guide to Surviving Four (or More) Years At SFA." The (New) Original Cast, the School of Theatre's musical cabaret troupe, will present the play at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23; at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25. All shows are in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

Former SFA band director to guest conduct

March 13, 2012 - Dr. Kevin Sedatole, former band director at Stephen F. Austin State University, will return to campus to guest conduct the SFA Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, in Cole Concert Hall. Sedatole is one of five guest conductors who will be leading the Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony during the concert, which precedes the SFA bands' annual conducting symposium the next day.

SFA saxophone students chosen to compete

March 8, 2012 - Four Stephen F. Austin State University saxophone students will be traveling to Tempe, Ariz., March 15 through 18 to compete in the North American Saxophone Alliance quartet and/or solo competitions. The students all study under Dr. Nathan Nabb, SFA associate professor of saxophone.

Acclaimed Celtic fiddlers, dancers to perform at SFA

March 6, 2012 - The StepCrew, a company of six dancers/musicians with a five-piece band and vocalist, bring together three dance forms - Irish step, traditional tap and Ottawa Valley step dancing. The group will present its Celtic-inspired show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in W.M. Auditorium as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' University Series. Tickets range from $35 to $17.50, with discounts available for seniors, students and youth.

SFA art galleries closed during spring break

March 5, 2012 - Art galleries operated by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will be closed during the university's spring break. Admission to all galleries is free. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.

SFA Heritage Development Summit to feature rural life experts

March 5, 2012 - An expert on rural societal issues and a Pulitzer-prize finalist will be among the speakers featured at the second annual Heritage Development Summit on Thursday, March 8, at Stephen F. Austin State University. The event will provide information intended to foster collaboration among individuals and organizations interested in historic preservation, heritage tourism, cultural resources and community economic development. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in President's Suite B of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. The summit is free and open to the public, but space for the luncheon and keynote address is limited. For reservations, call (936) 468-3953 or e-mail the Center for Regional Heritage Research at crhr@sfasu.edu.

Local violinist named concertmaster of All-State Orchestra

March 5, 2012 - Payton Andrews, son of Reese and Carolyn Andrews of Nacogdoches, recently performed as concertmaster, or first chair violin, of the All-State Philharmonic Orchestra at the Texas Music Educators Convention in San Antonio. This is the third year for Andrews to have been chosen as one of only 112 violin students in the state to perform in one of the three All-State Orchestras, but this is the first year he has been selected as a concertmaster.

SFA A Cappella Choir to perform

March 2, 2012 - When the Stephen F. Austin State University A Cappella Choir presents it concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, audience members will hear a combination of two separate programs, each prepared for special audiences. The first half of the program includes works the ensemble recently performed at the spring convention for the Southwestern Division of the American Choral Directors Association in Dallas on March 1. The second half of the program consists of music the choir is preparing for its upcoming 11-day tour of Austria and the Czech Republic.

State adopts SFA's plan to retain at-risk nursing students

February 28, 2012 - Collaboration between two SFA academic areas has led to pioneering research, prompting a statewide initiative to address the nursing shortage in Texas. The demand for recruiting and retaining qualified nurses is becoming more crucial each year and is estimated to triple by 2020, Walker said. Because Texas nursing programs have a finite number of medical facilities and faculty, it is of utmost importance to retain and graduate each student who enters nursing school. As part of the $3 million THECB grant, SFA will lead 27 Texas nursing schools in surveying a cohort of students who, based on their results, may be flagged as "at-risk," depending on specified variables. Reading comprehension, anatomy and physiology scores, and working a part-time job are among the most common predictors. To combat these risk factors, personalized intervention strategies have been established to address stress, anxiety, test-taking skills, critical thinking and lecture participation.

Choral Union, Women's Choir to present 'Expressions' concert at SFA

February 28, 2012 - The Choral Union and Women's Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a joint concert, "Expressions: An Eclectic Program of Choral Songs from the Heart," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.The concert is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music. Cole Concert Hall is located in the Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Drive.

SFA Swingin' Axes and Aces schedule jazz concert

February 28, 2012 - Jazz music will fill W.M. Turner Auditorium as the Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces of Stephen F. Austin State University present a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8. The concert is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music. W.M. Turner Auditorium is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Drive.

Rehearsing a scene from 'Three Sisters'

February 28, 2012 - Stephen F. Austin State University theatre students present Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters," which opened Tuesday and will be presented nightly at 7:30 through Saturday, March 3, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The play, written by one of the foremost Russian playwrights and directed by SFA Professor of Theatre Rick Jones, is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Theatre and is sponsored in part by Tipton Ford-Lincoln. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and $6 for students. For tickets or more information, please go to www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

SFA researchers discover cancer-treating potential of invasive plant

February 24, 2012 - A thorn in the side of area boating enthusiasts may provide a ray of hope for some cancer patients, according to recent research findings at SFA's National Center for Pharmaceutical Crops. Researchers at the center have discovered that giant salvinia, one of the most noxious invasive species in the world, has promising medical potential that could provide a novel approach to controlling the species. The team recently discovered that extracts of giant salvinia can effectively inhibit the growth of human tumour cells with minimum damage to normal cells. The researchers are also the first to have isolated a class of compounds responsible for the bioactivities.

Nacogdoches Naturally to host day trip to Ragtown Recreation Area

February 23, 2012 - Area residents are invited to join Nacogdoches Naturally Saturday, March 3, for a day trip to Ragtown Recreation Area in the Sabine National Forest. Participants will meet at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St., at 9 a.m. and ride in SFA vans or caravan in their own vehicles to the Recreation Area located in Shelby County. Travel time is approximately one hour. The group will return to Nacogdoches at approximately 4 p.m. The cost of the event is $5 per family and includes lunch. SFA van transportation is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration deadline for the event is Thursday, March 1. Space will be limited, so register early.

SFA orchestra concert features student winners

February 21, 2012 - Winners of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's annual Concerto/Aria and Composition Contest will be featured during SFA's Orchestra of the Pines' "The Best Has Yet to Come" concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Pianist Martha De Luna Mateo (graduate student from the Dominican Republic), tenor PJ Lopez (Dallas senior), saxophonist Elena Pederson (Lake Mary, Fla., senior) and flutist Kenna Schoppe (Arlington senior) will perform as soloists with the orchestra, directed by Gene H. Moon. The orchestra will also perform an original composition by Athens graduate student Kenn McSperitt entitled "Imprint."

SFA children's series to present 'Are You My Mother?' musical

February 21, 2012 - Parents and teachers of children in kindergarten through second grade can still make reservations for the children to see "Are You My Mother?" at 9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. The event is a presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts' Children's Performing Arts Series.

SFA tuba professor to give lecture recital

February 21, 2012 - Dr. J.D. Salas, assistant professor of tuba and euphonium at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a lecture recital on Banda Sinaloense at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Salas will discuss the origins and advent of the unique musical form that has risen to a pop-level status in the Hispanic community within the past decade.

Steel Band, percussion film at Cole Art Center

February 21, 2012 - As a preview to the screening of "Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey" on Friday, March 2, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, the Stephen F. Austin State University Steel Band will perform for about 30 minutes, beginning at 7 p.m. dmission is free. The Cole At Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.

SFA theatre students ready to present 'Three Sisters'

February 21, 2012 - The School of Theatre will present "Three Sisters" at 7:30 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 28, through Saturday, March 3, in W.M. Turner Auditorium, 2222 Alumni Drive. The production is part of the College of Fine Arts' University Series and is sponsored in part by Tipton Ford-Lincoln of Nacogdoches. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and $6 for students. For tickets or more information, please go to www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

SFA A Cappella Choir selected to perform for American Choral Directors Association

February 21, 2012 - The 52-member ensemble is one of only seven university choirs invited to perform for the choral directors

SFA Culinary Café to host Austin artist

February 21, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University hospitality administration program will host a reception with Austin artist Polly McLean from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the Culinary Café, located in the James I. Perkins College of Education Annex, 1620 Raguet St. The artist will visit with guests and light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public

SFA to host 'Green is the New Black' fashion show

February 17, 2012 - A group of interior design students at Stephen F. Austin State University is supporting recycling efforts and promoting environmental awareness by hosting a "recycled" fashion show competition. The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Twilight Ballroom. Guests may visit vendor booths beginning at 6 p.m. Admission fee is $3. Attendees will receive a 50-cent discount on the entrance fee by bringing 10 aluminum cans to contribute to SFA's recycling effort.

Piney Woods Camerata to play all-baroque concert

February 16, 2012 - The Piney Woods Camerata, a conductor-less string ensemble composed of Stephen F. Austin State University music faculty members Jennifer Dalmas (violin) and Evgeni Raychev (cello) and select SFA string students, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA theatre to present Russian classic, 'Three Sisters'

February 15, 2012 - The School of Theatre will present "Three Sisters" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, through Saturday, March 3, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The production is part of the College of Fine Arts' 2011-2012 University Series. Prior to the Feb. 28 performance, Jones will give an informative talk at 7 p.m. in Griffith Gallery, across the hall from Turner Auditorium. The audience is invited back to the gallery after the performance for a reception honoring the event's corporate sponsor, Tipton Ford-Lincoln of Nacogdoches, and to meet the cast. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and $6 for students.

Trio Solari to perform at SFA

February 14, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present Trio Solari in a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA announces 'Refined VII' winners

February 14, 2012 - At the recent opening of "Refined VII: Inspiration," juror Jennifer Crupi announced the winners of the biennial art metals and jewelry competition and exhibition presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art. Becky McDonah of Tempe, Ariz., received the $750 first place for "Inspirational Ashes"; Yuri Tozuka of Boston received the $500 second place for "Twins"; and Chris Irick of Utica, N.Y., received the $250 third place for "Fountain Elms."

SFA faculty to perform chamber music and percussion recitals

February 14, 2012 - Stephen F. Austin State University music faculty will be featured in two separate recitals this week as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series. Both recitals will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Cole Concert Hall. Tickets for either concert are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. On Tuesday, Feb. 21, collaborative pianist Geneva Fung will perform with nine of her colleagues in "Geneva Fung and Friends," a recital designed to promote chamber music written for piano and larger ensembles, Fung explained. On Thursday, Feb. 23, Scott Harris, associate professor of percussion, will present "Nothing But Drums II," a recital featuring ethnic percussion and showcasing instruments and styles from Africa, the Middle East, South America and Europe.

SFA plans The BIG Event to help residents

February 13, 2012 - Need help painting a shed, washing windows or cleaning up the garden? Stephen F. Austin State University students are inviting Nacogdoches-area residents to request help with these and other chores as part of The BIG Event. Job request forms are available online at www.sfasu.edu/thebigevent. Forms are due by midnight Friday, Feb. 24, and no job requests will be taken over the phone. All potential job sites will be visited by members of The BIG Event planning committee for assessment. Applicants will be notified of whether their jobs have been accepted by March 9.

SFA psychology department to present prejudice lecture

February 10, 2012 - Dr. Margo Monteith, professor of psychological sciences at Purdue University, will present a lecture titled "What Can (and Cannot) be Done About Implicit Prejudice" from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 142, on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. The event is part of the Colloquium series presented by the SFA Department of Psychology and is free and open to the public. For more information, call (936) 468-5117.

SFA Gardens lecture series to feature urban forester

February 9, 2012 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, 1924 Wilson Drive. Dr. Todd Watson, an urban forester, will present "Everything You Wanted To Know About Tree Planting Right But Were Afraid to Ask." The lecture is free and open to the public.

SFA to host Showcase Saturdays for prospective students

February 9, 2012 - Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during two free, action-packed open-house Saturdays at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches on Feb. 25 and March 31. Prospective students will get to visit with university faculty and staff, tour the campus and residence halls, and preview academic programs during the two SFA Showcase Saturday events. For more information about SFA's Showcase Saturday, contact the SFA Office of Admissions at (936) 468-2504, or visit admissions@sfasu.edu.

SFA sorority to donate to Susan B. Komen foundation

February 8, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha received $1,000 for a donation to Susan B. Komen for the Cure at Philanthropy Night 2012 at the Ladyjack Basketball game on Jan. 28.

Parrs to present duo piano recital at SFA

February 7, 2012 - Dr. Andrew and Linda Parr will present a duo piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA music education professor to deliver free lecture

February 7, 2012 - Mark E. Turner, associate professor of elementary music education for Stephen F. Austin State University, will deliver a lecture, "Spoken Language and Its Influence on Musical Compositions: A Review of Research," from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in the Music Recital Hall (Room 160) of the Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

SFA presents student-directed 'Bright Ideas'

February 7, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Eric Coble's "Bright Ideas" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. All performances will be in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. The play is recommended for mature audiences.

SFA Nacogdoches Naturally to host day at the park

February 6, 2012 - Nacogdoches Naturally will host a day of outdoor exploration at Mission Tejas State Park on Saturday, Feb. 11, where participants can spend the day hiking part of the original El Camino Real trail and touring the replica of a Spanish mission and a restored log home.

Stone Fort Museum to host book signing

February 3, 2012 - A book signing with Rolonda D. Teal, author of "Natchitoches Parish," will take place at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the Stone Fort Museum on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Vienna Boys Choir concert sold out

February 3, 2012 - As predicted by the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts, tonight's concert of the Vienna Boys Choir has sold out. Over 1,000 area residents will be coming to W.M. Turner Auditorium to hear the internationally acclaimed choir perform as part of the 2011-2012 University Series.

Stone Fort Museum exhibit offers SFA photography students professional experience

February 3, 2012 - A class of advanced photography students at Stephen F. Austin State University recently had the opportunity to practice their professional skills by photographing a current exhibit at the Stone Fort Museum located on campus. The exhibit, "Cornerstones of the Community: African American History in Eastern Texas," showcases five years of research and effort gathering information concerning the African American community in Nacogdoches prior to 1900. Artifacts, collections and identifying objects such as quilts and tools are showcased throughout the museum on both the first and second floors. The exhibit is designed to further visitors' understanding of African American roles in the development of the East Texas region by exemplifying the universal desire for freedom, faith and family.

61st U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, to speak at SFA

February 1, 2012 - The Honorable James A. Baker, III, America's 61st secretary of state, will be the featured guest at the 2012 installment of the Archie McDonald Speaker Series at Stephen F. Austin State University. The speaker series event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.

SFA to screen 'Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens'

February 1, 2012 - As part of its monthly film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present "Annie Leibovitz: Life Through a Lens" at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at The Cole Art Center, in downtown Nacogdoches. Admission is free.

SFA announces Schmidbauer Competition winners

January 31, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music has announced the winners of the 2012 Schmidbauer International Young Artist Piano Competition held Jan. 21 through 22 on the university campus. From the pool of international applicants, 10 semi-finalists in both the Senior Division (ages 19 to 27) and Junior Division (ages 15 to 18) were selected to compete in the two-day event.

SFA to present student-directed 'Medusa's Tale'

January 31, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Carol Lashof's "Medusa's Tale" at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5. All performances will be in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

SFA bands to present joint concert

January 31, 2012 - The Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony of Stephen F. Austin State University will present a joint band concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The Symphonic Band will perform a program of international music, and the Wind Symphony's selections all relate to angels and demons.

UCA partner stunts champions

January 31, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Spirit Program kept up its winning tradition at the annual Universal Cheerleaders Association national championships in January in Orlando, Fla. SFA senior Alec Heffron of Emporia, Kan., and Alli Pagnotta from Canyon County, Calif., placed first in the completion.

Faculty recitals slated at SFA

January 30, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present two faculty recitals this week, both at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Concert Hall. Trombonist Deb Scott and pianist Ron Petti will perform on Monday, Jan. 30, and the Alazan Trio-composed of violinist Jennifer Dalmas, cellist Evgeni Raychev and Petti-will perform on Thursday, Feb. 2.

SFA professor presents seminar at Economic Science Institute

January 30, 2012 - Dr. T. Parker Ballinger, SFA professor of economics, was invited to serve as an Economic Science Institute affiliate at Chapman University in Orange, Calif., last October. During his or her stay, each affiliate delivers a seminar to ESI founder and director Dr. Vernon Smith, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, and the ESI faculty. Dr. Ballinger's seminar was titled "Individual Versus Social Learning: The Importance of Demonstrability."

SFA Wind Ensemble concert concludes its Winter Tour

January 24, 2012 - The SFA Wind Ensemble's 2012 Winter Tour will culminate in a 7:30 p.m. concert on Tuesday, Jan. 31, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Under the direction of Fred J. Allen, director of bands at Stephen F. Austin State University, the ensemble will perform the program being presented to Austin, Temple and other Central Texas high schools Monday, Jan. 30, through Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Avoid parking problems at Vienna Boys Choir concert

January 24, 2012 - "Allow time for parking" is the general recommendation for East Texans who will be attending the Vienna Boys Choir concert in Stephen F. Austin State University's W.M. Turner Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3.

SFA to open photography and art metals exhibitions

January 24, 2012 - Photographs by an internationally acclaimed artist and metalworking and jewelry from around the world are included in the two exhibitions the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will open during the first few days in February.

SFA music offers four performances and lectures

January 23, 2012 - Two guest musicians will be presenting programs this week as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series. Robert Levy, well known trumpeter, conductor, teacher, composer and recording artist, will deliver a lecture, "The Life and Music of Alec Wilder," at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in the Music Recital Hall, Room 160 of the Wright Music Building. Guest bassoonist Paula Brusky will present a recital of Australian and new bassoon works at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in Cole Concert Hall.

SFA to open 'Silent Transmissions' exhibition

January 20, 2012 - Four of the five artists represented in "Silent Transmissions" will be present for the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art's opening of the show at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, at The Cole Art Center in downtown Nacogdoches. The exhibition, which will be on view in the Ledbetter Gallery, includes thought-provoking paintings, sculptures and installations by Frances Bagley, Vincent Falsetta, James Marshall, John Pomara and Jay Shinn. The exhibit will run through Saturday, March 31. Regular gallery hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free.

SFA expects sell-out crowd for Vienna Boys Choir

January 17, 2012 - The world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir is expected to perform to a sell-out crowd at the 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3 concert in W. M. Turner Auditorium.

Nacogdoches Naturally announces spring and summer Family Outdoor Adventures schedule

January 12, 2012 - Mark your calendar for the upcoming 2012 Family Fun Days planned through Nacogdoches Naturally, an outdoor education component of the Stephen F. Austin State University Gardens.

'Rastlin' photographer to speak at Cole Art Center

January 10, 2012 - David McClister, the artist behind the photograph series "Rastlin - A Southern Survey" currently on view at Stephen F. Austin State University's The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, will deliver a 5 p.m. gallery talk on Thursday, Jan. 19.

SFA invites public to guest piano recital and international piano competition

January 10, 2012 - Internationally acclaimed pianist Barry Snyder will kick off the 2012 Schmidbauer International Young Artist Piano Competition with a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, in Cole Concert Hall

SFA children's series to present 'Junie B. Jones' musical

January 5, 2012 - Seats are still available for each of the four performances of "Junie B. Jones" that the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts will present in W.M. Turner Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 26, and Friday, Jan. 27, as part of its Children's Performing Arts Series.

SFA Gardens to host spring vegetable gardening workshop

January 3, 2012 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host Spring Gardening 101 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, located at 1924 Wilson Drive on the SFA Campus. The cost is $30 for SFA Gardens members, $35 for non-members and $55 for both participant and spouse. Lunch is included, and advance reservations are required.

SFA to screen 'Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring'

January 3, 2012 - As part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will present a free, one-night screening of "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring" at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. The 103-minute film follows the lives of a Buddhist master and the young boy he is teaching through experience and exercises how to grow up in wisdom and compassion. The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.

Registration open for SFA Music Preparatory Division classes

January 3, 2012 - Registrations are now being accepted for the spring classes offered through the Stephen F. Austin State University Music Preparatory Division. Registration forms for private lessons and/or classes can be downloaded from the division's website and turned in at either the SFA School of Music office, Room 150 in the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building on the SFA campus, or at the Music Prep House, 3028 N. Raguet St. On-line registration for 16-week and/or 12-week private lessons is also available on the website. For more information, contact Barnett via e-mail at pbarnett@sfasu.edu or call her at (936) 468-1291. The Music Prep office is open 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment.

Texas Bluebird Society to host 2012 season kickoff at SFA

January 3, 2012 - The Texas Bluebird Society will host its 2012 season kickoff and silent auction at from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. The featured speakers are Greg Grant and Cliff Shackelford. The program is sponsored by SFA Gardens. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA Campus. The cost for advance registration is $15 and includes the lectures, a lunch buffet and one door prize ticket. The deadline for advance registration is Saturday, Jan. 21.

SFA plans MLK Day of Service

January 3, 2012 - The Stephen F. Austin State University offices of Student Affairs Programs and Multicultural Affairs will hold the third annual MLK Day of Service beginning at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, in the Twilight Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. The event will partner with the City of Nacogdoches Parks and Recreation Department for service projects at the city's many parks and recreation facilities. The theme of the event is "Reflecting. Renewing. Leaving a Legacy." About 150 student volunteers are needed to take part in projects such as park cleanup, painting, and landscaping. Participants will receive a free lunch and event T-shirt.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature wildflower expert

January 3, 2012 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, located at 1924 Wilson Drive on the SFA Campus. Botanist and author Dr. Charles Allen will present "Wildflowers of East Texas and Louisiana." The lecture is free and open to the public.

Auditions set for SFA Music Preparatory choirs

January 2, 2012 - Second through eighth grade students interested in joining the SFA Children's Chorus or Junior Chorale can audition for the groups from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Music Prep House, 3028 Raguet St.

Red River Radio to present SFA School of Theatre's Christmas play

December 20, 2011 - "The Gift of the Magi," the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre's first radio play, will be broadcast on the region's NPR affiliate (locally KLDN 88.9 FM) at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25.

SFA art galleries closing for semester break

December 14, 2011 - The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, Stephen F. Austin State University's art gallery located in downtown Nacogdoches, will close at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, for the semester break and will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 10. SFA's Griffith Gallery, located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, will close Friday, Dec. 16, and remain closed until Thursday, Feb. 2, when the photograph exhibition "Frank Dituri: Of Things Not Seen" opens with an artist reception at 6 p.m.

Tickets to Vienna Boys Choir concert make unique gift

December 13, 2011 - The Vienna Boys Choir will be in concert at Stephen F. Austin State University at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb 3, in the W.M. Turner Auditorium. Tickets range from $35 to %17.50, with disounts available for seniors and students.

Inflatable sculpture

December 8, 2011 - Nacogdoches sophomore Willow Borer holds the informational sign for the inflatable rocking horse sculpture she and the other Stephen F. Austin State University students enrolled in the 3D Design course created and then temporarily installed on the lawn of the Austin Building Thursday morning. Pictured in the background are the 17 other students in the class. The course instructor, Assistant Professor Lauren McAdams, is behind Borer in a red sweater and blue scarf.

SFA vocal students excel at regional competition

December 6, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University vocal students received several of the top honors at the recent Texoma regional conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing held in Denton.

Tickets still available for 'An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas'

December 6, 2011 - Tickets are still available for "An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas," a family-friendly concert featuring Celtic fiddling champion Eileen Ivers and her band, Immigrant Soul," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Distinguished alumna to offer SFA commencement address

December 6, 2011 - Dr. Nancy Dickey, president of the Texas A&M Health Science Center and vice chancellor for health affairs for the Texas A&M System, will be the commencement speaker at Stephen F. Austin State University on Saturday, Dec. 17.

SFA Music Preparatory recitals scheduled

December 6, 2011 - Students enrolled in private and group lessons offered by the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will perform in a series of end-of-the-semester recitals in mid-December.

SFA students attend international plant conference

December 5, 2011 - Four Stephen F. Austin State University students attended the Southern Region conference of the International Plant Propagators Society held recently in Valdosta, Ga.

SFA Gala to honor outstanding donors

December 1, 2011 - Outstanding donors to be honored during the 23rd annual Stephen F. Austin State University Gala include a longtime faculty member, a friend of the SFA Gardens and the local newspaper. The support of Dr. Jim Towns, professor of communication, and Tyler philanthropist Ina Brundrett will be recognized, along with scholarships made possible by The Daily Sentinel, at the Gala to be held Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Forestry professor to offer SFA Regents Lecture

November 30, 2011 - The upcoming Stephen F. Austin State University Regents Lecture by Dr. Hans Williams, associate dean of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, will focus on the life cycle of trees. The lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Regents Suite A, on the SFA campus. Refreshments will be served, and there is no admission charge.

Trombone Choir fall concert

November 29, 2011 - The Trombone Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in Cole Concert Hall.

SFA choirs and community chorus to present Handel's 'Messiah'

November 29, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University combined choirs and orchestra and Nacogdoches Community Chorus will present George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

SFA to host holiday floral design exhibit

November 29, 2011 - Floral designs created by a floriculture class at Stephen F. Austin State University will be on exhibit and available for purchase during a silent auction from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, at 1924 Wilson Drive.

International fiddling star to present Christmas show at SFA

November 29, 2011 - Musical star of the original "Riverdance," Grammy Award-winning musician and nine time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion Eileen Ivers will present "An Nollaig - An Irish Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

"Meet the Creepy Crawlers" at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center

November 29, 2011 - Nacogdoches Naturally will sponsor a family fun day at Stephen F. Austin State University's Pineywoods Native Plant Center on Saturday, Dec. 10. Located at 2900 Raguet, the event will run from 9 a.m. until noon. "Meet the Creepy Crawlers" will be an opportunity to learn about the benefits and challenges of forest animals that slither, creep, and crawl. Families will meet live animals, create "creepy crawler" crafts, and go on a guided safari hike. Cost for the event is $5 per family.

Holiday Train Exhibit opening at Nacogdoches Depot

November 29, 2011 - A model train exhibit will be on display in celebration of the holiday season at the Nacogdoches Train Depot. The exhibit is being provided by the Loblolly Railroad Group and is sponsored by the Center for Regional Heritage Research at Stephen F. Austin State University. There is no admission charge. For more information, call (936) 468-3953.

'Percussion in the Pines' concert

November 29, 2011 - SFA percussion students will present their annual holiday concert, "Percussion in the Pines," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, in Cole Concert Hall.

Radio play premiere

November 29, 2011 - SFA adjunct faculty member David Raine (left) and Commerce junior Benn May record a scene from the School of Theatre's first radio play, "The Gift of the Magi," which will premiere on the university's radio station, KSAU (FM 90.1), at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, with subsequent broadcasts to be announced.

SFA harp recital features students and acclaimed teacher

November 29, 2011 - Internationally acclaimed harpist Emily Mitchell, who joined the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music faculty this fall, will present a joint recital with her university and music preparatory students at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Music Recital Hall, Room 160 of the Wright Music Building.

SFA to launch Internet world music radio station

November 28, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University will celebrate the launch of an Internet radio station with a performance by a well-known musician from Honduras at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theatre.

Three concerts scheduled at SFA this week

November 28, 2011 - East Texas music lovers can take advantage of three different concerts offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music within the next few days. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, in W.M. Turner Auditorium, the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will present "Americana," a concert of music by American composers such as Charles Ives, David Maslanka, John Philip Sousa and Joseph Wilcox Jenkins. The Stone Fort Wind Quintet, composed of SFA music faculty, will present "Classics for Wind Quintet" on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in Cole Concert Hall. On Friday, Dec. 2, the Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces jazz bands will present their end-of-the-semester concert in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Photo exhibition at Cole Art Center documents small town wrestling

November 22, 2011 - David McClister's photograph series "Rastlin - A Southern Survey" will be open for viewing on Friday, Dec. 2, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA Gala to honor outstanding faculty members

November 22, 2011 - Two faculty members will be honored during the 23rd Annual Stephen F. Austin State University Gala on Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. The faculty achievement awards presented during the ceremony recognize innovation and excellence in teaching and research. Dr. Theresa Coble is the recipient of the 2011 Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching, and Dr. David Lawson is the recipient of the Faculty Achievement Award for Research.

SFA School of Music to present "Amahl and the Night Visitors"

November 22, 2011 - The 45-minute opera, written in English, tells the touching story of a crippled shepherd boy and his mother who are visited by the Three Kings during their journey to find the Christ Child. It will be presented in Cole Concert Hall at 9 and 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, and at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3.

"New" Original Cast to perform during Nine Flags Festival

November 22, 2011 - Members of The "New" Original Cast, the SFA School of Theatre's musical cabaret troupe, will give four performances of "A Real Hometown Family Christmas Spectacle" as part of the Nine Flags Festival in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA to present student-directed 'One for the Road'

November 22, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Harold Pinter's "One for the Road" at 7:30 and 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. All performances are in the Downstage Theatre, located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

"Hooked on Art" scholarship fund-raiser to feature hand-decorated glass ornaments

November 22, 2011 - Glass ornaments hand decorated by area artists for the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts' annual "Hooked on Art" scholarship fund-raiser will be on display at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches from Thursday, Dec. 1, to Friday, Dec. 9, and available for purchase through a silent auction and raffle. Included in this year's auction will be an ornament that features an original autograph by Johnny Cash. The autograph alone is valued at $150. The fund-raiser's closing reception will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. Final bids will be taken through 7:15. The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. and is open 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.

Local dancers to hold benefit concert for cancer

November 21, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University chapter of Dancers Against Cancer and Phi Psi fraternity, along with the Gobel School of Dance, will hold a benefit concert supporting cancer research at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Shelton Gym on the SFA campus.

SFA Arboretum to host wreath-making seminar

November 21, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Mast Arboretum will host a garden seminar titled "Deck the Halls - Using Evergreens to Decorate for the Holidays" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3, in Room 118 of the Agriculture Building, 1924 Wilson Drive.

New SFA license plates hit the road

November 17, 2011 - Lumberjack fans may now ride with pride and contribute to student scholarships at the same time by purchasing a newly designed Stephen F. Austin State University license plate.

SFA children's series to present 'Pinocchio'

November 16, 2011 - East Texas parents and teachers can still make reservations for their children and students to see "Pinocchio" at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA director named nursing ambassador

November 16, 2011 - Dr. Glenda Walker, The director of the Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing at Stephen F. Austin State University, has been named a National League for Nursing ambassador and will help keep faculty and administration members informed about the league's initiatives, grant opportunities, conferences, publications and workshops.

SFA art galleries closed during Thanksgiving break

November 16, 2011 - Art galleries operated by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will close Wednesday, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holidays and reopen Tuesday, Nov. 29.

SFA College of Fine Arts offers holiday entertainment

November 15, 2011 - 'An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas,' starring Celtic fiddler champion Irene Ivers, and 'Messiah' top the list of holiday events offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts in the month of December. Other events include the classic Christmas opera 'Amahl and the Night Visitors,' The 'New' Original Cast's 'A Real Hometown Family Christmas Spectacle,' a holiday-inspired percussion concert, a radio broadcast of 'The Gift of the Magi,' and the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts' 'Hooked on Art' scholarship fund-raiser.

Alumna to perform with SFA Wind Ensemble

November 15, 2011 - Gunnery Sgt. Vicki Gotcher, an alumna of Stephen F. Austin State University, will be the guest clarinet soloist during the SFA Wind Ensemble's concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Another highlight of the concert will be the U.S. premiere of "Mount Rainier Search and Rescue" by SFA Professor of Composition Stephen Lias. It will be guest conducted by Justin Allen, graduate student from Spring.

SFA Repertory Dance Company to perform in concert

November 14, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Repertory Dance Company will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18, and again at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Lucille Norton HPE Complex, Room 201. The concert will feature works by dance program faculty, guest artists and senior choreographers.

SFA to hold International Education Week

November 11, 2011 - The Office of International Programs at Stephen F. Austin State University will celebrate International Education Week Monday, Nov. 14, through Friday, Nov. 18. The event is an opportunity to explore the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Panel discussion expands on Heliker exhibition

November 9, 2011 - As an expansion of the exhibition "John Heliker: Drawing on the New Deal 1932-1948," the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will host a panel discussion on the famed American artist and his work at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. Panel members will allow time for audience participation. Admission is free.

SFA's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' features movement, professionalism

November 8, 2011 - Passion, enchantment and exhilarating movement await audiences in W.M. Turner Auditorium as the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre presents William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, through Saturday, Nov. 19. The SFA actors are being directed by New York-based guest artist Chuck Hudson-a gymnast, mime and Paris-trained fencing master as well as director with credits in Italy, South Africa and throughout the United States. Visiting Assistant Professor David Studwell, an award-winning professional actor with 27 years of experience at leading theaters in New York, Chicago and other major cities, is cast as Oberon, King of the Fairies, and Professor Rick Jones, with more than 30 roles to his credit, portrays Hermia's father, Egeus,

SFA orchestra to present 'On a Romantic Note' concert

November 8, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Orchestra of the Pines will present music from the romantic era during its concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Deb Scott, SFA associate professor of music, will join the orchestra on its performance of Launy Grondahl's Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra.

SFA A Cappella Choir to perform

November 8, 2011 - The A Cappella Choir, Stephen F. Austin State University's premier vocal ensemble, will present its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The program, which includes works by J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, Ko Matsushita and Michael Ostrzyga, is, in part, a preview of the works the choir will be performing at a regional conference in March and on its European tour in May.

SFA Gardens lecture series to feature colorful maples

November 7, 2011 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, at 1924 Wilson Drive. Nurseryman Keith Johansson, owner of Metro Maples in Fort Worth, will present "A Maple for Every Spot."

SFA business professor earns teaching award

November 3, 2011 - r. S. Ann Wilson, associate professor and chair of the Department of General Business at Stephen F. Austin State University, was named 2011 Outstanding Teacher at a meeting of the Association for Business Communication - Southwestern United States.

SFA professor receives national book award

November 3, 2011 - Dr. John Hendricks, director of the Division of Communication and Contemporary Culture and professor of communication at Stephen F. Austin State University, is the recipient of the Edited Scholarly Book Award from the National Communication Association's Applied Communication Division.

SFA's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' being directed by New York director

November 2, 2011 - The stage of W.M. Turner Auditorium will be transformed into a fantastical woodland landscape where star-crossed lovers and supernatural creatures come together when the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre presents William Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, through Saturday, Nov. 19.

Community members invited to sing 'Messiah'

November 1, 2011 - Area singers interested in participating in the community-wide presentation of Georg Frideric Handel's "Messiah" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, may register with the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music. Once registered, vocalists will receive a letter of confirmation, outlining rehearsal and performance details. For more information, please call (936) 468-4602.

SFA Madrigal Singers to perform in concert

November 1, 2011 - NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Madrigal Singers, a select group of 16 singers from the Stephen F. Austin State University A Cappella Choir, will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, in Cole Concert Hall.

Trio Solis to perform at SFA

November 1, 2011 - NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Trio Solis in a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the 2011-2012 Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA Gardens to host herbal soap seminar

October 31, 2011 - Elyce Rodewald, education coordinator for the SFA Gardens, will host a soap-making workshop, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 5, in Room 118 of the Agriculture Building on Wilson Drive. Cost for the seminar is $25 for SFA Garden Members and $35 for non-members.

SFA to sponsor Family Outdoor Adventure at state park

October 27, 2011 - Nacogdoches Naturally will host a family field trip to Martin Dies, Jr. State Park beginning at 7:30 am. Saturday, Nov. 12. Participants will meet at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St., and will return at 4 p.m. Cost for the event is $5 per family. Lunch will be provided. SFA van transportation will be available, but space is limited.

SFA to host Showcase Saturday for prospective students

October 27, 2011 - Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during a free, action-packed open-house event at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches on Saturday, Nov. 12. Prospective students will get to visit with university faculty and staff, tour the campus and residence halls, and preview academic programs during the first of three SFA Showcase Saturday events set for this academic year.

SFA Percussion Ensemble concert scheduled

October 25, 2011 - The Percussion Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University will showcase a broad spectrum of sound during its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA music education professor to deliver lecture

October 25, 2011 - Mark E. Turner, associate professor of elementary music education for Stephen F. Austin State University, will deliver a lecture, "Artistic and Intellectual Character: What it is, why it matters, and how to get it," from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in the Music Recital Hall (Room 160) of the Wright Music Building.

Photography exhibition of Rulfs architecture to open at The Cole Art Center

October 25, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open "The Legacy of Diedrich Rulfs: Architect of Nacogdoches" with a 6 p.m. reception Thursday, Nov. 3, at The Cole Art Center @ the Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA and Baylor music faculty recital features quintets written for one-armed pianist

October 25, 2011 - Members of the Stephen F. Austin State University and Baylor University music faculties will present music by Franz Schmidt at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The composer wrote the pieces at the request of Paul Wittgenstein, a fellow Austrian who lost his right arm in World War I but continued to pursue his career as a concert pianist and eventually settled in the United States.

SFA to screen 'Herb and Dorothy'

October 25, 2011 - As part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will present a free, one-night screening of "Herb and Dorothy" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. Megumi Sasaki's 2009 film focuses on Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, who managed to amass one of the most important collections of contemporary art in history with very modest means.

Arun Gandhi to headline SFA leadership conference

October 25, 2011 - SFA's leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa welcomes Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, as the keynote speaker for its third annual leadership conference.

SFA choirs present 'Impressions' concert

October 25, 2011 - The Choral Union and Women's Choir of Stephen F. Austin State University will present a joint concert, "Impressions," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Both choirs will be performing secular and sacred songs that explore the themes of living, loss, and love as experienced through the senses, said Dr. David Howard, SFA associate director of choirs and the ensembles' director.

SFA Brass Quintet to give recital at Christ Episcopal Church

October 25, 2011 - The SFA Brass Quintet will present a recital of varied works at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in Christ Episcopal Church as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series. The quintet is composed of faculty members Gary Wurtz (trumpet), Charles Gavin (horn), Deb Scott (trombone), and J.D. Salas (tuba), plus Mexia graduate student Cody Sturdivant (trumpet).

Family music activities added to SFA tailgating

October 21, 2011 - Two free music activities for families will be available in the tailgating area prior to the SFA Lumberjacks' last two home football games on Saturday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Nov. 12.

Orchestra master class

October 21, 2011 - Misha Rachlevsky, music director of the famed Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, conducts Stephen F. Austin State University orchestral students during a master class.

Nursing students attend conference

October 19, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University nursing students enrolled in a course titled "Promotion of Mental Wellness" attended an autism workshop on Oct. 15 at the university.

SFA team wins regional fishing championship

October 19, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Bass Team won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Texas Regional Championship Saturday and set a new FLW Outdoors record for the heaviest one-day catch at a college fishing event. The team's five-bass limit weighed in at 26 pounds, 6 ounces, and the team had a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 62 pounds, 6 ounces.

SFA music faculty to present 'The Complete Songs of Henri Duparc'

October 18, 2011 - Vocal and piano faculty of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present "The Complete Songs of Henri Duparc" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA Regents approve grant awards, merit payment

October 18, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved additional grant awards totaling more than $3.7 million allocable to fiscal years 2011 and 2012 at its quarterly meeting Tuesday. A one-time merit payment of $500 to qualifying full-time SFA employees was approved by the board upon a recommendation by SFA president Baker Pattillo. The president said the payments are intended to show appreciation for the faculty and staff and will be distributed in mid-December.

SFA theatre faculty's play opens in New York

October 18, 2011 - After her father succumbed to cancer, playwright Jackie Rosenfeld turned to her craft as a means of coping with the loss. The senior lecturer in theatre at Stephen F. Austin State University chose to focus on the effects of breast cancer, and the resulting "keepingabreast" will open in New York on Friday, Oct. 21. The Manhattan Theatre Mission's production of the play will be the third time the play has been produced by a professional company. The company's six performances of the play, Oct. 21 through 29, all fall within Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to cancer research.

SFA faculty appointments, staff changes announced

October 18, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved new faculty and staff appointments, changes of status, promotions and retirements at its regular meeting Tuesday.

Tickets still available for 'Let's Go Science Show' at SFA

October 11, 2011 - Teachers and parents can still purchase tickets to the 12:30 p.m. "Let's Go Science Show" on Friday, Oct. 21, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The one- hour show, targeted at students in kindergarten through eighth grade, is a presentation of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' Children's Performing Arts Series.

SFA Wisely Series to feature talk on racism

October 11, 2011 - Racism, nativist extremism and the white supremacist fringe groups of the neo-Confederate movement are among the topics to be discussed from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom at Stephen F. Austin State University. The event is a presentation of SFA's Wisely Fellow Speaker Series.

Joint band concert scheduled at SFA

October 11, 2011 - NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Tamey Anglley, newly appointed assistant director of bands at Stephen F. Austin State University, will make her Nacogdoches conducting debut during the joint concert of the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Acclaimed Russian orchestra to premiere SFA professor's composition at SFA

October 11, 2011 - When the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin presents its concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, "W.M. Turner Auditorium will be filled with splendid music performed by 16 of the most gifted Russian musicians," said John W. Goodall, associate dean of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts. Of particular interest to East Texans is the program's inclusion of the world premiere of "Denali," the latest work by SFA Professor Stephen Lias.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature grape expert

October 11, 2011 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, at 1924 Wilson Drive. Texas Agrilife Extension horticulturist Jim Kamas will present "Overcoming Pierce's Disease - a New Lease on Life for Growing Grapes on the Gulf Coast."

Three guest artist recitals slated at SFA this week

October 11, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present three guest artist recitals during the third week of October as part of the 2011-2012 Cole Performing Arts Series. All three performances are in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA students receive scholarships from Nacogdoches Masons

October 10, 2011 - Three Stephen F. Austin State University students recently received $1,000 scholarships from Milam Masonic Lodge No. 2 in Nacogdoches. Milam Masonic Lodge No. 2 is the oldest active Masonic lodge in Texas. It received its charter in 1836 and has been presenting scholarships to SFA students for the past five years.

The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin in concert at Stephen F. Austin State University

October 7, 2011 - The internationally acclaimed Chamber Orchestra Kremlin will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

SFA jazz bands concert offers jazz, blues and Latin tunes

October 4, 2011 - NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces jazz bands in a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA orchestra to present 'By Popular Demand' concert

October 4, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University's flagship orchestral ensemble, The Orchestra of the Pines, will open it 2011-2012 season with "By Popular Demand" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Featured performer will be violinist Kevin Lin, who will be performing the first movement of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's "Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35."

All-female horn quartet, Genghis Barbie, to perform at SFA

October 4, 2011 - Genghis Barbie, marketed as "the leading post post-feminist feminist all-female horn experience," will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, in Cole Concert Hall. The performance is part of the 2011-2012 Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA Wind Ensemble to present 'Sounds of America'

October 4, 2011 - In celebration of the nation's diverse music, the SFA Wind Ensemble will open its 2011-2012 season with "Sounds of America" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The concert is presented as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Concert Series.

SFA schedules faculty bassoon recital

October 4, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present Susan Nelson in a faculty bassoon recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Cole Concert Hall. Joining her on the program will be fellow faculty members Geneva Fung (piano), Evgeni Raychev (cello) and Jennifer Dalmas (violin); Abilene senior Brandon Pierce (violin); faculty member Eric Fisher (bass); and violist Melissa Nabb, instructor for the SFA Music Preparatory Division.

SFA presents student-directed 'Women and Wallace'

October 4, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student production of "Women and Wallace" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. Jonathan Marc Sherman's one-act play focuses on Wallace Kirkman and the struggles he has with women and relationships after experiencing a traumatic event, explained Hamshire senior Cynthia Law, the play's director.

'Rabbit Hole' opens SFA theatre season

October 4, 2011 - "I think the audience will love the journey we will take them on," said Lancaster senior Lamar Jefferson when speaking of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Rabbit Hole." The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre's production opens tonight, Tuesday, Oct. 4, and will be presented at 7:30 p.m. each evening through Saturday, Oct. 8, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Ureña to lecture on Central American songs

October 3, 2011 - Dr. Juan Carlos Ureña, Stephen F. Austin State University assistant professor of modern languages, will give a lecture/demonstration on poetry and music in Central America at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Music Recital Hall on the SFA campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. The Music Recital Hall is located in Room 160 of the Tom and Peggy Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Drive.

Alternative SFA Homecoming bonfire planned

September 30, 2011 - Due to the extreme drought in East Texas, this year's Stephen F. Austin State University Homecoming torchlight parade and bonfire will be modified to ensure safety without dampening the Lumberjack spirit surrounding the annual tradition.

SFA marching band to perform in 2013 London New Year's Day Parade

September 29, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University's Lumberjack Marching Band will take its "Boldest Sound from the Oldest Town" to the 2013 London New Year's Day Parade & Festival, event representatives announced to great fanfare on campus Wednesday.

SFA to screen 'Beautiful Losers'

September 27, 2011 - As part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will present a free, one-night screening of "Beautiful Losers" at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct.7, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA interior design students study in Chicago

September 27, 2011 - A group of Stephen F. Austin State University students recently ventured to Chicago, Ill., in fulfillment of a summer interior design class focusing on commercial furniture and architecture.

Faculty tuba and guest euphonium recitals scheduled at SFA

September 27, 2011 - A faculty tuba recital on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and a guest euphonium recital on Thursday, Oct. 6, mark the beginning of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's month-long Octubafest.

SFA School of Theatre offers grief symposium with 'Rabbit Hole' performances

September 27, 2011 - Experts on various aspects of grief and the grieving process are partnering with the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre to present a series of talks, "Survived By … ," in conjunction with the five performances of David Lindsay-Abaire's "Rabbit Hole" on Tuesday, Oct. 4, through Saturday, Oct. 8, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play focuses on a young couple who, eight months after the accidental death of their four-year-old son, are struggling to move forward with their lives.

Poetry reading, art combine at Art Center

September 26, 2011 - Dr. Ann Filemyr, creator of the poems included in the fine arts press book "Growing Paradise," will read from the collection at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. The poetry reading is being held in conjunction with Stephen F. Austin State University's exhibition of the book's 18 silkscreen and letterpress prints co-created by local artist Liz Akamatsu and SFA Professor of Art Piero Fenci in response to Filemyr's poems. The exhibition is hung in the upstairs Hallway Gallery.

SFA, Healthy Nacogdoches Coalition announce Walk/Bike to School Day

September 22, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University health science program is partnering with the Healthy Nacogdoches Coalition for a service-learning project called "ALL Jacks Walk/Bike to School Day."

Transatlantic conference to highlight global relationships

September 21, 2011 - Global leadership changes and their potential impacts on the Texas economy will be discussed during a conference titled "Which Transatlantic Relationship After the Global Crisis?" on Oct. 3 and 4 at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. The conference is hosted by Stephen F. Austin State University, the University of St. Thomas Center for International Studies and the Laboratoire Europeén d'Anticipation Politique, a think-tank forecasting global economic developments from a European perspective. The laboratory's director of studies, Franck Biancheri, will serve as a keynote speaker for the event.

SFA Theatre opens season with Pulitzer Prize-winner, 'Rabbit Hole'

September 21, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will open its 2011-2012 Mainstage Series with David Lindsay-Abaire's award-winning drama, "Rabbit Hole," on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. each evening through Saturday, Oct. 8.

SFA School of Music director to present 'Three Centuries of Keyboard Sonatas'

September 20, 2011 - John Noel Roberts, director of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, will present a faculty recital, "Three Centuries of Keyboard Sonatas," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

UNT trumpeter to present guest recital at SFA

September 20, 2011 - John Holt, associate professor of trumpet at the University of North Texas, will perform a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA psychology professor earns teaching award

September 19, 2011 - Patricia Foster, assistant professor of psychology at Stephen F. Austin State University, has been chosen to receive the 2011 Distinguished Teaching Award from the College Reading and Learning Association. The CRLA awards one Distinguished Teaching Award annually to a member of the association who exemplifies teaching and learning as a lifelong journey. Recipients provide students with a clear model of enthusiastic, knowledgeable and compassionate teaching.

SFA reporting second-highest enrollment in university's history

September 19, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University has recorded the second-highest enrollment in its history, with 12,903 students registered for classes. The university's highest enrollment, 12,954 students, was recorded in fall 2010. Although the number of undergraduate students increased by 99, from 11,269 to 11,368, the number of graduate students decreased from 1,685 to 1,535. The number of first-time freshmen increased 10.5 percent, from 2,177 to 2,406.

SFA to celebrate opening of renovated radio and TV studios

September 19, 2011 - A ribbon cutting for the newly renovated SFA TV2 studio and KSAU radio station at Stephen F. Austin State University will be held Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Boynton Building, 2126 Alumni Drive. The public is invited to attend the event hosted by SFA's College of Liberal and Applied Arts and the Division of Global Media and Contemporary Culture. Guests may tour the station's new modern, interactive media sets, which will provide SFA students with the opportunity to operate state-of-the-art equipment in a contemporary real-world setting. A reception with refreshments will begin at 4 p.m., and the ribbon cutting will be broadcast live on the 5 p.m. newscast of the local ABC affiliate, KTRE.

'A Bounty of Voices' to benefit SFA choir's tour

September 14, 2011 - Tickets are now available to "A Bounty of Voices," a fund-raising dinner musicale being presented by the SFA School of Music and Friends of Music at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Proceeds will benefit the SFA A Cappella Choir's May tour to Austria and the Czech Republic.

SFA to stage student-directed 'The Saga of Cuchulain'

September 14, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of W.B. Yeats' "The Saga of Cuchulain" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. All performances are in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

SFA to present faculty horn recital, 'Mozart Interrupted'

September 13, 2011 - Charles Gavin, professor of horn at Stephen F. Austin State University, has invited eight of his colleagues to perform with him during his faculty recital, "Mozart Interrupted," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA faculty member to present organ recital

September 13, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will introduce one of its newest faculty members, Jeremy Bruns, in a faculty organ recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Christ Episcopal Church in Nacogdoches.

SFA music faculty featured in benefit recital

September 13, 2011 - Faculty members of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will be the featured performers during the annual Pi Kappa Lambda Recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA to open exhibition of rarely seen works by John Heliker

September 13, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open "John Heliker: Drawing on the New Deal 1932-1948" with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception on Saturday, Sept. 24, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA voice professor presents 'Liederabend: An Evening of German Song'

September 13, 2011 - Baritone Scott LaGraff, Stephen F. Austin State University associate professor of voice, and pianist Andrew Hudson of Baylor University, will present "Liederabend: An Evening of German Song" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in Cole Concert Hall.

American Democracy Project at SFA to host panel about post-9/11 issues

September 12, 2011 - As part of Constitution Day celebrations, the American Democracy Project at Stephen F. Austin State University will host "The U.S. Constitution in a Post-9/11 World" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in Dugas Liberal Arts North, Room 142. The campus community and the general public are invited to attend, and admission is free.

East Texas Historical Association to hold 2011 Fall Meeting

September 9, 2011 - More than 100 historians and students will make presentations on historical subjects of interest at the annual fall meeting of the East Texas Historical Association Sept. 22-24 at the Hotel Fredonia. The association is headquartered on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Texas Monthly editor to speak at SFA

September 9, 2011 - Paul Burka, senior executive editor of Texas Monthly, will present the Max and Georgiana Lale Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom. The lecture is presented by the East Texas Historical Association and begins at 8 pm. There is no charge for the event, which is open to the public.

SFA to open 'Art of the Pacific Rim'

September 7, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open "Art of the Pacific Rim: Artifacts and Art from Northwest America, Oceania, Melanesia, Asia and Central America" with a 6 p.m. reception Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Griffith Gallery on the SFA campus. The exhibition comprises over 30 pieces from the private collection of Nacogdoches residents Dr. Robert Gruebel and Jo Ellen H. Carlson.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature East Texas Nurseryman

September 6, 2011 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, at 1924 Wilson Dr. Third-generation East Texas nurseryman Aubrey King will present "Great Plants for Tough Times."

'Baroque Serenade' concert scheduled at SFA

September 6, 2011 - The Piney Woods Camerata, a conductorless string ensemble led by Stephen F. Austin State University music faculty Drs. Jennifer Dalmas and Evgeni Raychev, will present its fall concert, "Baroque Serenade," at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Nacogdoches Naturally to host September adventure for families

September 1, 2011 - The Nacogdoches Naturally Family Outdoor Adventure program will take a field trip to the Stephen F. Austin Experimental Forest on Saturday, Sept. 17. The expedition will meet at 9 a.m. at Stephen F. Austin State University's Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St., and caravan to the site. The group will return to the plant center around noon.

Gohmert visits SFA's National Center for Pharmaceutical Crops

September 1, 2011 - U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert visited Stephen F. Austin State University Wednesday to learn more about promising cancer-treatment research being conducted in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture's National Center for Pharmaceutical Crops.

SFA Gardens to host plant sale at Pineywoods Native Plant Center

September 1, 2011 - The annual Fabulous Fall Festival plant sale at Stephen F. Austin State University's Mast Arboretum will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St.

Wear purple and white on 'SFA Spirit Fridays'

August 31, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are encouraged to participate in "Spirit Fridays" this football season by proudly wearing the official colors and insignia of the university.

SFA choral concert marks 10th anniversary of 9/11

August 30, 2011 - In memory of the 3,000 men and women who lost their lives 10 years ago on Sept. 11, the Stephen F. Austin State University A Cappella Choir will present "Stars and Stripes Forever," a multi-sensory concert, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Concert tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students.

SFA to screen 'Powaqqatsi' film

August 30, 2011 - As part of its monthly film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present "Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at The Cole Art Center, in downtown Nacogdoches. Godfrey Reggio's 1988 film, the second in his Qatsi trilogy, explores the natives of third world countries and the effect that Western-style modernization has had on them. Admission is free.

New York sound designer to speak at SFA

August 30, 2011 - East Texans interested in the production of film soundtracks are welcome to attend the guest lecture, "Exploring Sound for Film, Video and Multimedia" to be presented from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in the Wright Music Building on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. Admission is free.

SFA ROTC Freshman Orientation

August 30, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University freshman Courtney Ginger of Frisco rappels toward awaiting senior Jamell Huaracha of San Antonio during ROTC Freshman Orientation Friday at the rappelling tower located in the Mast Arboretum.

SFA College of Education offers affordable online degree programs

August 30, 2011 - In response to the state's need for educational leaders and challenging economic times, Stephen F. Austin State University is making selected education degree programs more accessible and affordable for nontraditional students.

SFA to open annual faculty art exhibition

August 30, 2011 - An eclectic mix of artworks will be displayed in the "SFA Faculty Exhibition," which the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. Admission is free.

Two concerts feature SFA's new grand piano

August 30, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will open its 2011-2012 Cole Performing Arts Series with two performances that feature its newly acquired Steinway concert grand piano.

Manhattan Piano Trio to open SFA's University Series

August 30, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts will open its 2011-2012 University Series with a concert by the Manhattan Piano Trio at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

SFA music education professor to deliver lecture

August 26, 2011 - Mark E. Turner, associate professor of elementary music education will deliver a lecture, "Why Can't I Get Through to Them? A Discussion of Musical Meaning, Ideology and Education," from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, in the Music Recital Hall (Room 160) of the Wright Music Building. Admission is free.

Nacogdoches Naturally plans outdoor adventure

August 16, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Department of Agriculture will host an Outdoor Family Fun Day at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 27, as part of its Nacogdoches Naturally program.

Standley to offer SFA commencement address

August 10, 2011 - Long-time academic dean Dr. James O. Standley, who recently retired after more than three decades of service to Stephen F. Austin State University, will offer the commencement address during summer graduation ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 13.

Registration, auditions scheduled for SFA's Music Preparatory Division

August 9, 2011 - The Music Preparatory Division of Stephen F. Austin State University has set dates for new student registration and auditions for two choirs and the Piney Woods Youth Orchestra.

SFA to open faculty member's art metals exhibition

August 9, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open "Lauren McAdams: Potential Energy" with a 6 p.m. reception on Friday, Aug. 19, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House. The exhibition features recent works by SFA Assistant Professor of Art Metals/Jewelry Lauren McAdams, a member of the SFA faculty since 2008. The opening includes a 7 p.m. artist talk.

SFA Gardens lecture series to feature NASA Research

August 2, 2011 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, at 1924 Wilson Dr. Texas A&M University horticulturist and professor Fred Davies will present "Spaced Out: Challenges of Growing Horticultural Crops for NASA in Lunar and Martian Agriculture."

SFA to screen 'It Might Get Loud' at Cole Art Center

July 26, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "It Might Get Loud" at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA Friends of the Visual Arts elects officers

July 26, 2011 - Members of the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts, a community organization devoted to supporting the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art, have elected their officers for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Scholarship applications available for SFA's Music Preparatory Division

July 25, 2011 - Scholarship applications are now being accepted for music instruction through the Stephen F. Austin State University Music Preparatory Division. The partial tuition scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and can be applied to private lessons or group instruction.

Peggy Fare watercolor show to open with reception

July 20, 2011 - The public is invited to the opening reception for "Watercolor Portraits: Flora and Family," an exhibition of works by local artist Peggy Fare, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 29, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

George Foreman donates collection to SFA research center

July 19, 2011 - Former heavyweight champion boxer, iconic businessman and Houston pastor George Foreman has donated his personal papers, recorded sermons and other documents to the East Texas Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA Board of Regents approves faculty appointments, staff changes

July 19, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved new faculty and staff appointments, changes of status, promotions and retirements at its regular meeting Tuesday.

SFA Regents rename facility, approve budget

July 19, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents voted unanimously Tuesday to name the Early Childhood Research Center in honor of Dr. Janice Pattillo, who is retiring after 42 years of service to the university.

SFA announces its 2011-2012 University Series: 'Your Bridge to the Arts'

July 19, 2011 - Aptly named "Your Bridge to the Arts," the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' 2011-2012 University Series includes performances by artists representing countries such as Russia, Ireland, Austria, Canada, Romania and the United States. "The University Series, which consists of five highly acclaimed touring groups, four exceptional university musical and theatrical performances, and four outstanding art exhibitions, is designed to bring quality fine arts experiences to the area," said John W. Goodall, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts. "As this season's tagline states, we're 'connecting East Texas to the world.'"

Feye named SFA student regent

July 13, 2011 - Sarah Feye of The Woodlands has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve as student regent for Stephen F. Austin State University during the 2011-12 academic year.

Garden Seminar Highlights Lawn Care

July 12, 2011 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host a garden seminar, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Grass, But Were Afraid to Ask," from 9 a.m. until noon July 23 in Room 118 of the Agriculture Building at 1924 Wilson Dr.

SFA musical theatre, theatre camps scheduled

July 12, 2011 - Registrations are still open for three different theatre camps being offered through the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts during the first two weeks of August.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature Texas A&M horticulturist

July 12, 2011 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, at 1924 Wilson Dr. Texas A&M University professor Dr. David Reed will present "Think Like a Plant and You Can Actually Grow One."

Watercolor East Texas exhibition to open

July 12, 2011 - The winners of Watercolor East Texas' 27th annual juried exhibition will be announced on Saturday, July 23, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Mercury College B.A.S.S. National Championship

July 12, 2011 - Ryan Watkins, left, and Andrew Upshaw celebrate the Stephen F. Austin State University Bass Club's victory in the Mercury College B.A.S.S. National Championship last weekend in Arkansas. The title is the second for SFA in the past seven years. Upshaw also earned a berth in the 2012 Bassmaster Classic.

SFA researchers discover cancer-treating potential of invasive plant

July 11, 2011 - A thorn in the side of area boating enthusiasts may provide a ray of hope for some cancer patients, according to recent research findings at Stephen F. Austin State University's National Center for Pharmaceutical Crops.

SFA's summer theatre season to close this week

July 11, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will close its 2011 summer season this week with the final performances of "The Uninvited" and "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA's '12 x 12' offers original art at bargain prices

July 11, 2011 - Community members attending the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts' "12 x 12" fund-raiser from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House will have the opportunity to purchase some great art at a bargain price, according to Kerry Whitsett, member of the Friends organization and chair of the fund-raiser.

Registration open for Kindermusik Adventure Camps at SFA

July 6, 2011 - Parents of newborns through 7-year-olds can register their children for the Kindermusik Adventure Camps to be offered through the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music Monday, July 25, through Friday, July 29. Registration deadline for the four age-appropriate sessions is Friday, July 15.

Registration open for SFA strings and piano camp

June 29, 2011 - String and piano students from across the state are invited to register for a one-week camp being presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music Sunday, July 10, through Friday, July 15, on the university campus. The camp is open to junior high and high school students who can either stay on campus all week or register as commuters with an optional meal plan. Scholarships are available for those who qualify.

SFA summer theatre offers variety

June 28, 2011 - A fast-paced children's musical based on educational cartoons and a classic ghost story offer vastly different experiences for those attending the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre's summer productions. "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" and "The Uninvited" also provide the participating student actors and technicians valuable pre-professional training.

Photography-related reception, film at The Cole Art Center

June 28, 2011 - Photography will be the focus of two events occurring on Friday, July 8, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. At 5:30 p.m., the Nacogdoches Photographic Association will open its 2011 juried show with a public reception during which the winners in both the traditional and digitally enhanced categories will be revealed. At 7 p.m., the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and SFA Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film."

Local artists' work available through SFA fund-raiser

June 28, 2011 - Beginning Friday, July 8, East Texans can place their silent auction bids on any of the over 50 12-inch-square pieces of art included in the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art's annual "12 x 12" fund-raiser.

SFA students to study nursing in East Texas

June 25, 2011 - A freshman orientation class, a history of nursing class and an English class will be combined to expose students to the voices and writings of nurses, from Florence Nightingale to nurses currently living and working in East Texas.

SFA ceramics professor named 'Texas Master'

June 23, 2011 - Piero Fenci, professor of ceramics at Stephen F. Austin State University, has been named the 2012 Texas Master by the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, an honor bestowed upon only three other Texas artists.

SFA theatre opens classic ghost story, 'The Uninvited'

June 21, 2011 - Inexplicable movement, lights, sounds and even smells suggest the presence of a an unwelcome "guest" in Tim Kelly's "The Uninvited," which the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will open at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of its summer theatre season.

SFA offers nationwide online degree to help meet congressional mandate

June 20, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University, an institution with a long history of educating teachers, is partnering with education service provider Academic Partnerships to help Head Start teachers across the nation meet a congressional mandate to earn bachelor's degrees by September 2013. The need is crucial - of the 213,000 people Head Start employs, only 30 percent have a bachelor's degree.

Stone Fort Museum to open exhibit on African American history

June 17, 2011 - After five years of research, planning and collecting, "Cornerstones of the Community: African American History in Eastern Texas" will open at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25. The public is invited to join the Stone Fort Museum staff and community partners in celebrating the opening of the exhibit - one of the first of its kind in East Texas.

SFA professor appointed to faculty at Mozart academy

June 14, 2011 - Bruce Fowler, assistant professor of voice at Stephen F. Austin State University, is busily preparing for a trip to Austria this summer. He learned in April of his appointment to the voice faculty of the Austrian American Mozart Academy in Salzburg, a program that provides specialized training for young singers in the performance of Mozart's operas.

'Schoolhouse Rock Live!' opens SFA summer theatre season

June 14, 2011 - The fun, educational songs such as "Conjunction Junction" and "Just a Bill" from the Saturday morning cartoon programming of the 1970s, '80s and '90s are coming to W.M. Turner Auditorium as the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre presents "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" as part of its 2011 summer theatre season.

Three shows on exhibit at SFA's Cole Art Center

June 9, 2011 - Three art shows are currently on view at Stephen F. Austin State University's The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House located at 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA to host "Exercising Your Brain" workshop

June 8, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Social Work and the University of Texas Medical Branch East Texas Geriatric Education Consortium will host Susan Chandler as she presents "Exercising Your Brain: An Informative Session and Brain Work-Out for Healthy Aging" on Wednesday, June 22.

SFA School of Theatre announces summer season

June 7, 2011 - Tickets are now on sale for the popular children's musical and the classic ghost story that comprise the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre's summer season, "Thrills! Chills! Exclamations!" Both "The Uninvited" and "Schoolhouse Rock Live!" will be presented in W.M. Turner Auditorium, located in SFA's Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Dr.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature Oklahoma horticulturist

June 7, 2011 - Steve Dobbs will present "Architectural Plants: Space-Saving Plants in Urban Landscapes for Texture and Diversity."

SFA Pineywoods Camp to host day camps in June

May 31, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Pineywoods Camp program celebrates its 10th year of summer camp programs for youth during the month of June. Camps offered during this time will include unique outdoor experiences in the East Texas woods that encourage hands-on discovery of the diverse ecosystems of the area.

SFA Music Preparatory Division offers summer lessons and camps

May 24, 2011 - NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Private music lessons, adult dance and piano classes, Kindermusik camps for newborns through 7-year-olds, a musical theater camp for second through fifth graders and "Glee Camp" for sixth through 12th graders are all part of the summer program offered by the Music Preparatory Division at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Registrations being accepted for SFA Summer Art Academy

May 24, 2011 - Registrations are still being accepted for the Summer Art Academy offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art. The two-week camp will meet Monday through Friday, June 13 through 24. Students in kindergarten through sixth grade may enroll in classes that include drawing, painting, photography and sculpture.

SFA Campus Recreation to host summer camps for kids

May 24, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Campus Recreation Department will host weeklong "Little Jack Camp" sessions throughout June and July for children ages 5-12. Little Jack Camp will offer a variety of activities including swimming, rock climbing, basketball, tennis, nature activities, visual arts, racquet sports, soccer, scavenger hunts, team games, water safety and movies.

SFA Cole Art Center closed, readying for June exhibitions

May 24, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University's The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, located at 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches, is currently closed through Thursday, June 2, while new exhibitions are being installed. The center will reopen on Friday, June 3, for the 5:30 p.m. opening reception for the "2011 Nacogdoches Art League Annual Exhibition," which will run through Saturday, July 2, in the second floor Hallway Gallery.

SFA interior design students give an office makeover

May 23, 2011 - Interior design students from Stephen F. Austin State University recently had the opportunity to put their design skills to the test during the second annual Jack Design Challenge, a four-week interior makeover for an SFA faculty or staff member.

SFA to host band camps

May 13, 2011 - Registration is still open for the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's series of band camps for middle and senior high school instrumentalists and drum majors during the month of June.

SFA ROTC cadet receives national award

May 10, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University senior Jacob Kelly recently received the George C. Marshall Award while attending the Army Cadet Command George C. Marshall Awards and Leadership Seminar in Lexington, Va. The award recognizes a select number of students from a national pool as outstanding Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets of the year based on integrity, leadership, scholarship, duty and physical conditioning.

SFA art students recognized

May 6, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art recognized the 2011-2012 art scholarship recipients and the winners of the "28th Annual Art Alliance Spring Show" during the exhibition's recent opening.

Perkins to offer SFA commencement address to record number of graduates

May 6, 2011 - James I. Perkins, president and chairman of the board of Citizens 1st Bank, former Regent and longtime supporter of Stephen F. Austin State University, will offer the commencement address during spring graduation ceremonies Saturday, May 14. SFA commencement ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. at William R. Johnson Coliseum. The graduating class is expected to be one of the largest in SFA's history, with more than 1,200 degrees to be awarded.

SFA to host Family Fun Day at Caney Creek Recreation Area

May 6, 2011 - Nacogdoches Naturally is offering families the opportunity to participate in a field trip to the Caney Creek Recreation Area for fishing, bird watching, hiking and picnicking on Saturday, May 14. Participants will meet at Stephen F. Austin State University's Pineywoods Native Plant Center at 8 a.m. and caravan to the site. Cost for the event is $10 per family. Families will need to bring sack lunches for the day. Limited van transportation will be available. Reservations are required. Registration deadline is Thursday, May 12.

SFA Gardens lecture to feature North Carolina horticulturist

May 6, 2011 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host its monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, at 1924 Wilson Dr. Horticulturist Mark Weathington will present "Thoughts on Bringing Color, Form, Texture and Excitement into the Southern Landscape." Refreshments are served by the SFA Gardens volunteers before the lecture, and a rare plant raffle is held afterward. The lecture is free and open to the public.

PKL undergraduate inductees

May 6, 2011 - The music faculty at Stephen F. Austin State University recently elected 16 undergraduate music majors to Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society.

PKL graduate and faculty inductees

May 6, 2011 - Three graduate students and three faculty members from the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music were recently inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society.

Fine arts students, faculty receive Dean's Awards

May 3, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts recently recognized four students and one faculty member during the presentation of the annual Dean's Awards.

SFA Trombone Choir concert slated

April 29, 2011 - The Trombone Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform music from several different eras during its final concert of the year at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. Admission is free and open to the public.

SFA to host Farm and Forestry Day

April 26, 2011 - Farm and Forestry Day for area children and their families at Stephen F. Austin State University's Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 30.

SFA's 'Missa Solemnis' features alumni, local talent

April 26, 2011 - Four alumni vocalists will join the combined choirs and orchestra of Stephen F. Austin State University to present Ludwig van Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, in W.M.Turner Auditorium. Solos will be sung by SFA alumni-soprano Charlotte Davis, mezzo-soprano Erin Roth, tenor Richard Novak and bass-baritone Terry Morris.

SFA Music Preparatory Division recitals scheduled

April 26, 2011 - The Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present a series of recitals Saturday, May 7, through Tuesday, May 17. The recitals, which provide an opportunity to showcase the talents and accomplishments of the students enrolled in the various programs, are free and open to the public.

SFA School of Theatre's production 'The Breasts of Tiresias'

April 26, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University theatre students rehearse the song and dance number that concludes the first act of Guillame Apollinaire's surreal play "The Breasts of Tiresias," which the SFA School of Theatre opened on Tuesday and will continue to present at 7:30 nightly through Saturday, April 30, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

SFA to screen 'Ghost Bird' at Cole Art Center

April 26, 2011 - As part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Ghost Bird" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA regents approve budgets, new doctoral degree

April 20, 2011 - Although Stephen F. Austin State University leaders will not be sure of the amount of state funding the university will receive until a budget is approved by the Texas Legislature, regents approved increases in fees to prepare for a predicted shortfall. A 4.95 percent tuition and fee increase was approved for the 2011-2012 academic year, along with an increase in room and board rates of approximately 3 percent. An existing doctoral program in the James I. Perkins College of Education leads to a Doctor of Education degree in educational leadership. A new program was approved by regents that will allow students to earn a Doctor of Philosophy degree in educational leadership.

SFA Board of Regents approves faculty appointments, staff changes

April 20, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved new faculty and staff appointments, changes of status, promotions and retirements at its regular meeting Tuesday.

Yeiser named SFA Regents Professor

April 20, 2011 - Dr. Jimmie Yeiser, professor of forestry, has been named the 2011-12 Stephen F. Austin State University Regents Professor.

SFA bands present 'Journeys' concert

April 19, 2011 - The Symphonic and University Bands of Stephen F. Austin State University will present a joint concert, "Journeys," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA bands to present free outdoor concert

April 19, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University bands will present a free "Concert in the Park" at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 1, in the wooded area between the Baker Pattillo Student Center and the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus. Beginning at 1 p.m., Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma, honorary band service fraternity and sorority, will be selling $5 hamburger plates that include a hamburger, chips and a drink.

Alumnus featured trumpet soloist for SFA jazz bands concert

April 19, 2011 - Classics by Stan Kenton and a selection of blues, funk, swing and shuffle will be performed during the joint concert by the Stephen F. Austin State University jazz bands, the Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA School of Music to honor David Lambert at Extravaganza 24

April 18, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will honor David Lee Lambert with the Outstanding Music Alumnus Award on Friday, April 29, during Extravaganza 24. The annual gala banquet, held at the Hotel Fredonia Convention Center, is sponsored by the SFA Friends of Music.

San Augustine county students participate in KidFish Program at Conservation Center

April 14, 2011 - More than 80 fifth-graders from San Augustine and Broaddus participated in the first KidFish Program on April 8 at Stephen F. Austin State University's Piney Woods Conservation Center located in the Powelltown area

SFA Wind Symphony concert features Louisiana composers

April 12, 2011 - Music by Louisiana composers will be featured during "Home Boys," a concert by the Stephen F. Austin State University Wind Symphony at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA to present surrealist play, 'The Breasts of Tiresias'

April 12, 2011 - "Zany," "visually interesting," and "way out of the ordinary" are some of the descriptive phrases Stephen F. Austin State University Associate Professor Rick Jones uses to describe the School of Theatre's upcoming production of Guillame Apollinaire's "The Breasts of Tiresias." The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, through Saturday, April 30, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. It is recommended for mature audiences.

Composition students win at NACUSA-TX conference

April 5, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University music composition students swept the undergraduate competition at the recent conference for the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Composers/USA held in San Marcos.

SFA faculty to perform in 'Stone Fort Wind Quintet and Friends'

April 5, 2011 - The Stone Fort Wind Quintet, a faculty ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus

SFA choirs to sing in New York, community participants welcome

April 5, 2011 - Members of Stephen F. Austin State University's Choral Union and Women's Choir will be singing Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Dona nobis pacem" at Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center in March 2012 as part of a large choir organized by MidAmerica Productions. Community members are welcome to participate in the 5-day trip.

SFA to honor teaching excellence

April 5, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University will honor six faculty members at the Teaching Excellence Convocation on Wednesday, April 13, in the Regents Suites A and B in the Baker Pattillo Student Center. A reception for the honorees will begin at 3:30 p.m. followed by the Teaching Excellence Convocation at 4 p.m.

SFA orchestra concert features Schmidbauer winner

April 5, 2011 - Pianist Sun-A Park, winner of the 2010 George and Peggy Schmidbauer International Competition, will be the featured soloist during the Stephen F. Austin State University Orchestra of the Pines' "Fantastic Showstoppers" concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, in Cole Concert Hall.

SFA Percussion Ensemble concert scheduled

April 5, 2011 - Approximately 30 different kinds of objects that produce noise when struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped will be used during the SFA Percussion Ensemble's annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in Cole Concert Hall.

Artist James Drake to present lecture at SFA

April 4, 2011 - Internationally acclaimed artist James Drake, who is serving as the juror for Stephen F. Austin State University's "Texas National 2011," will present an artist lecture from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, in the SFA Music Building, Room 160. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Out-of-this-world artist to speak at SFA

March 31, 2011 - Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon and an award-winning artist, will be the featured guest at the 2011 installment of the Archie McDonald Speaker Series at Stephen F. Austin State University. The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.

Six area artists accepted to 'Texas National 2011'

March 30, 2011 - The School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University has announced that works by six Nacogdoches and Lufkin artists will be included in "TEXAS NATIONAL 2011," which will open with a 6 to 8:30 p.m. reception Saturday, April 9, in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, located at 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. The show will run through Saturday, May 21.

SFA University Series closes with American Bluegrass Masters Tour

March 30, 2011 - To close its 50th season of bringing nationally acclaimed artists to Nacogdoches through the University Series, the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts will present the American Bluegrass Masters Tour in W.M. Turner Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7.

SFA Piney Woods Camerata to perform baroque music

March 30, 2011 - The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Piney Woods Camerata at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA to highlight undergraduate research at conference

March 30, 2011 - Undergraduate academic achievements and research will be recognized at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Stephen F. Austin State University from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in Regent's Suite A and the Twilight Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

SFA Wind Ensemble to present 'Monuments' concert

March 29, 2011 - Musical compositions with some sort of monumental aspect will be presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University Wind Ensemble during its "Monuments" concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Two guest artist recitals scheduled at SFA

March 29, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present two guest artist recitals during the first full week in April. Violinist Gary Levinson and pianist Daredjan Kakouberi will perform at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, pianist Jura Margulis will present his recital, "Music of Franz Liszt." Both recitals will be held in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Emmy Award-winning actor to appear at SFA

March 29, 2011 - Emmy Award-winning screen and stage actor Anthony Zerbe will present his nationally acclaimed performance of "It's All Done with Mirrors … an avalanche of e. e. cummings" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA Theatre to present student-directed 'Stop Kiss'

March 29, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Diana Son's "Stop Kiss" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9. All performances will be in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Dr. on the SFA campus. "Stop Kiss" is recommended for mature audiences.

SFA Early Childhood Lab to celebrate Week of the Young Child

March 28, 2011 - The Early Childhood Lab at Stephen F. Austin State University and the Greater East Texas Community Action Program's Head Start program will honor young children and all those who make a difference in children's lives during the Week of the Young Child, April 11 through 15.

SFA comic operetta benefits students and audience

March 24, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University's upcoming production of Johann Strauss II's operetta "Die Fledermaus" provides practical experience for over 70 music students and an opportunity for East Texans to attend a comedic opera that has remained popular since its 1874 premier.

Guest flute recital slated at SFA

March 22, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Sarah Frisof in a guest flute recital at 6 p.m. Friday, April 1, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus. The recital is free and open to the public.

Bluegrass masters to perform at SFA

March 22, 2011 - Top names in the world of bluegrass music will grace the stage of W.M. Turner Auditorium when the American Bluegrass Masters Tour closes the 2010-2011 University Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7. The concert is a presentation of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts.

Former NASA astronaut Alan Bean to speak at SFA

March 22, 2011 - Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon and an award-winning artist, will be the featured guest at the event titled "Leaving an Impression One Step at a Time." The conversation will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.

SFA theatre to present student-directed 'Contribution'

March 22, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Ted Shine's "Contribution" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2. All performances will be in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. The play is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets are $3 each. For tickets or more information, please call (936) 468-6407.

SFA Steel Band concert features acclaimed solo artist

March 22, 2011 - Acclaimed musician Tracy Thornton will join the Stephen F. Austin State University's Steel Band for its annual concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in Cole Concert Hall. The 10-member ensemble, directed by SFA Associate Professor of Percussion Scott Harris, performs on a full set of steel pans made from 55-gallon oil drums, and a large array of Latin percussion instruments. A four-piece horn section rounds out the band.

SFA to screen 'A Man Named Pearl'

March 22, 2011 - As part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and SFA Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free screening of "A Man Named Pearl" at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA Gardens to host backyard birding seminar

March 21, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Pineywoods Native Plant Center will host a two-part garden seminar, "How to Identify and Attract Backyard Birds," from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 25 and from 8 to 11 a.m. March 26.

Pre-Columbian Horticulture topic of upcoming SFA Gardens Lecture

March 21, 2011 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host its monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building located at 1924 Wilson Drive. Dr. Alice Le Duc will present a lecture on pre-Columbian horticulture.

Guest bassist to perform at SFA

March 15, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Dr. Ilko Rusev in a guest bass recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Community invited to attend sexual assault symposium, be part of documentary

March 15, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University cinematography graduate student Thomas Church is using his craft to create a documentary about sexual assault. The full-length documentary, "Talk About It," which is Church's Master of Fine Arts' thesis project, is scheduled for completion and distribution in November. As part of the documentary, Church will be filming the symposium on sexual assault he is presenting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA's Original Cast to present folk song revue

March 15, 2011 - The Original Cast, a musical cabaret troupe from the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre, will present four performances of "Blowin' in the Wind: Poets of the Folk Song Era" Thursday, March 24, through Saturday, March 26, in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

'Pen & Pigment' exhibition features SFA art and poetry

March 15, 2011 - A collaborative project between Stephen F. Austin State University student poets and artists will culminate in the opening of the "Third Annual Pen & Pigment Show" at 6 p.m. Friday, March 25, in Griffith Gallery, located in Griffith Fine Arts Building, Room 208. For the project, advanced poetry students each wrote a poem that was inspired by a partner-student's digital print, and the typography students each created a digital print that was inspired by a partner-student's poem.

SFA to present popular operetta, 'Die Fledermaus'

March 15, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present "Die Fledermaus," Johann Strauss II's operetta at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, through Saturday, April 2, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA Wind Ensemble concert features guest conductor

March 15, 2011 - Frank B. Wickes, director emeritus of bands at Louisiana State University, will guest conduct the Stephen F. Austin State University Wind Ensemble during its concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA's The Big Event set to give back in a big way

March 10, 2011 - The third annual day of service will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 29. Residents, businesses and non-profit organizations are encouraged to participate by submitting job request forms to The BIG Event planning committee. Examples of past jobs include yard work, interior and exterior painting, window washing, and many more. Projects should take approximately four hours to complete by a group of six or more students.

SFA food production and service class revamps program, opens new dining location

March 10, 2011 - The Nacogdoches community, along with the students, faculty and staff of Stephen F. Austin State University, now has the opportunity to enjoy a fine dining experience on campus.

Dresses for Dreams benefits local nonprofit

March 10, 2011 - Omicron Delta Kappa, Stephen F. Austin State University's leadership honor society, is requesting donations of new and gently used dresses, from casual to formal, for its annual Dresses for Dreams event.

SFA offers children's optical illusion art workshop

March 9, 2011 - Optical illusions will be the focus of a children's art workshop to be offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

Shows at The Art Center provide spring break fun

March 8, 2011 - Although the majority of the college students have left town and faculty are enjoying some time off, Stephen F. Austin State University's downtown art gallery will maintain its regular hours during spring break. "Currently on display at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House are two fascinating exhibitions," said Lisa Steed, SFA interim director of galleries. "Upstairs in the Reavley Gallery, visitors can see glass-tiled murals come to life in 'Rufus Butler Seder: LIFETILES.' Viewers of 'The Edge of Life: Forest Pathology Art' can learn about diseases that attack our forests and see artists' interpretations of the pathogens, or agents of the diseases."

History professor to lead cancer discussion at SFA

March 8, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Department of History and Gender Studies will host a discussion led by Dr. James Olson, professor of history at Sam Houston State University, about his award-winning book, "Bathsheba's Breast: Women, Cancer, and History" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in Room 142 of the Dugas Liberal Arts North Building.

Dressing for "She Stoops to Conquer"

March 4, 2011 - Houston sophomore Megan Thomas assists Hamshire senior Cynthia Law as she dresses for her role as Constance Neville in the SFA School of Theatre's production of "She Stoops to Conquer," which opened Tuesday and runs through Saturday, March 5, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

SFA choirs to present "With Heart and Voice" concert

March 1, 2011 - The Choral Union and Women's Choir of Stephen F. Austin State University will present a joint concert, "With Heart and Voice," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA orchestra to present 'Journey to Heaven' concert

March 1, 2011 - For its "Journey to Heaven" concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, the Stephen F. Austin State University Orchestra of the Pines will perform Gustav Mahler's "Symphony No. 4 in G major." Soprano Debbie Berry, SFA vocal instructor, will be the featured soloist.

SFA to present guest flute and piano recital

March 1, 2011 - Italian virtuosi flutist Raffaele Trevisani and his wife, pianist Paola Girardi, will present a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA earns marketing and communication awards

February 24, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University received nine marketing and communication awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's recent District IV conference in New Orleans. SFA received the most awards of any single institution in the marketing and communication category.

SFA advertising and journalism professor publishes book

February 23, 2011 - Dr. Linda Bond, assistant professor of communication at Stephen F. Austin State University, recently published a book titled "Women Negotiating Collaborative Learning: Making the Grade." The book is an in-depth study of what college students experience when asked to perform group assignments and the disadvantage some women face while participating in group work.

SFA to present faculty saxophone recital

February 22, 2011 - Dr. Nathan Nabb, associate professor of saxophone at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a faculty recital of some of his favorite works at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA's 'She Stoops to Conquer' poses challenges for British cast members

February 22, 2011 - The entire cast of Stephen F. Austin State University's upcoming production of "She Stoops to Conquer" has spent the last five weeks developing their characters, but four of the actors have faced some unique challenges while preparing for the March 1 through March 5 performances in W.M. Turner Auditorium. Their being cast in one of the classics of the English stage would seemingly give "the Brits" an advantage over the other actors when it comes to delivering lines. However, director Alan Nielsen has transported the play's setting to East Texas during the 1870s.

SFA to screen 'Seeds of Hunger'

February 22, 2011 - As part of its monthly independent film series, the SFA School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a one-night screening of "Seeds of Hunger" at 7 p.m. Friday, March. 4, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA faculty to present all-Chopin recital

February 22, 2011 - Pianist Dr. Geneva Fung and other members of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music faculty will present a recital of solo piano and chamber works by Frédéric Chopin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA jazz bands' concert slated

February 22, 2011 - The Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces jazz bands of Stephen F. Austin State University will present a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 4, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA reschedules screening of 'Digital Nation'

February 17, 2011 - The 78-minute film about our digital culture examines topics such as limited attention spans of multitaskers, computer gaming addiction, social relationships, virtual experiences and teaching with technology

SFA offers children's art classes next two Saturdays

February 17, 2011 - Area children may register for one of two age-appropriate art workshops to be offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art from 10 a.m. to noon on two consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 26 and March 5, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House

SFA presents Texan adaptation of 'She Stoops to Conquer'

February 16, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present Oliver Goldsmith's classic comedy of misunderstandings at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, through Saturday, March 5, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

SFA faculty to present American chamber music

February 16, 2011 - The Alazan Piano Trio, composed of faculty members from the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, will present "An Evening of American Chamber Music" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus

SFA fund-raising concert features multiple pianists, pianos

February 16, 2011 - Proceeds from the biennial benefit concert are used to offer scholarships to SFA piano majors each year

Sports anchors and NBA legends to lend expertise to SFA students

February 11, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University will welcome ESPN sports anchor Jay Harris, New Jersey sports anchor Tony Cornish Jr. and NBA legends Robert Reid and Kevin Loder to campus for several upcoming appearances.

Garden seminar highlights tool maintenance

February 11, 2011 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host a seminar "Garden Tool Maintenance for the Mechanically Challenged" from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 26 at the Agricultural Mechanics Shop on College Street, next to the Military Science Building.

SFA releases spring enrollment figures

February 10, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University has reported a spring student enrollment of 11,896, a 1.1-percent decrease from last year. The number of SFA students attending classes decreased by 133 students from spring 2010 to spring 2011.

SFA to host Showcase Saturdays for prospective students

February 9, 2011 - Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during two free, action-packed open-house Saturdays at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches on Feb. 26 and March 26.

SFA faculty to present 'Opera-Inspired Works for Flute and Piano'

February 8, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University music faculty members Drs. Christina Guenther (flute) and Geneva Fung (piano) will present "Opera-Inspired Works for Flute and Piano" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA orchestra concert features student winners

February 8, 2011 - Winners of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's annual Concerto/Aria and Composition Contests will be featured during SFA's Orchestra of the Pines' "Center Stage" concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA to stage student-directed 'Tom and Jerry'

February 8, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Jim Geoghan's "Tom and Jerry" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19. All performances are in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. The play is recommended for mature audiences.

SFA to present guest horn recital

February 8, 2011 - William VerMeulen, principal horn of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, will present a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA Gardens to present Gardening 101 for the whole family

February 8, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University Gardens will host a beginning gardening class for the whole family from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Feb. 12, in Room 110 of the SFA Agriculture Building on Wilson Drive.

Bedding fire at SFA residence hall

February 4, 2011 - Feb. 4, a small fire was extinguished in a residence room on the second floor of Steen Hall during the early morning hours. There were no serious injuries. The fire broke out when a lamp fell on a bed and ignited the bedding. Students were evacuated across the street to the East College Cafeteria. Although the fire was small and extinguished quickly, there is water damage to the first and second floors. Cleanup is underway. Students on the undamaged floors have been allowed to move back to their rooms. Students who reside on the damaged floors were relocated to other rooms. For more information, contact SFA Public Affairs at (936) 468-2605.

SFA faculty member to sing in Carnegie Hall

February 3, 2011 - Dr. David Howard, associate director of choral activities at Stephen F. Austin State University, has been selected from a nationwide pool of applicants to be a part of a large chorus performing Hector Berlioz's "Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5" (or Requiem) at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, Feb. 13. Robert Spano, music director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, will conduct the work.

SFA hospitality students working at Super Bowl

February 2, 2011 - Every college student fantasizes about landing their dream job after graduation; however, for a couple of SFA students, that dream is already becoming a reality. Hospitality majors Shayna Borhaug of Lake Dallas and Cordero Chavira of Jacksonville have both scored their first jobs in the industry helping coordinate this year's Super Bowl at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

SFA A Cappella Choir to present preview concert

February 1, 2011 - As a preview to its performance at the 2011 Texas Music Educators Association Convention, the A Cappella Choir of Stephen F. Austin State University will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Guest pianist to perform 'Music of Franz Liszt' at SFA

February 1, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present pianist Jura Margulis in a guest recital, "Music of Franz Liszt," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA bands to present 'British Band Classics'

February 1, 2011 - The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present a joint concert, "British Band Classics," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. The program features works by composers who are British or have significant ties to the United Kingdom, explained Brett A. Richardson, SFA assistant director of bands.

SFA to stage student-directed absurdist play

February 1, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Arthur Kopit's "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12. All performances are in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. Tickets for "Oh Dad, Poor Dad" are $5 each. For tickets or more information, please call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

SFA announces Schmidbauer Competition winners

February 1, 2011 - The Schmidbauer competition is made possible by the generosity of George and Peggy Schmidbauer. The competition alternates annually between piano and strings. The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music has announced the winners of the 2011 Schmidbauer International Young Artist Strings Competition held Jan. 22 through 23 on the university campus. From the pool of international applicants, ten semi-finalists in both the Senior Division (ages 19 to 27) and Junior Division (ages 15 to 18) were selected to compete in the two-day event.

SFA Board of Regents approves faculty appointments, staff changes

January 25, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Board of Regents approved new faculty and staff appointments, changes of status and retirements at its regular meeting Tuesday.

SFA faculty recital features songs of Robert Schumann

January 25, 2011 - Baritone David Howard and pianist Andrew Parr, both faculty members of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, will present "Songs of Robert Schumann" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, in Cole Concert Hall. Tickets to the recital are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students.

SFA Board of Regents approves campus closures, staff furloughs to help meet budget reduction

January 25, 2011 - Stephen F. Austin State University will be closed and eligible employees furloughed for four days in the coming months to help meet an immediate required state budget reduction of more than $1 million. The Board of Regents on Tuesday approved closing the university April 21-22, May 27 and July 1.

SFA Wind Ensemble presents 'Welcome Home' concert

January 25, 2011 - Following a two-day tour of high schools in Houston and East Texas, the SFA Wind Ensemble will present its "Welcome Home" concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students.

SFA to screen 'Digital Nation'

January 25, 2011 - A free, one-night screening of "Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier" will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at The Cole Art Center @ the Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.

SFA Repertory Dance Company to perform

January 20, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Repertory Dance Company will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, and Saturday, Feb. 5, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA to present sports comedy, 'The Complete World of Sports (abridged)'

January 19, 2011 - The Reduced Shakespeare Company will present "The Complete World of Sports (abridged)" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the SFA College of Fine Arts' University Series. Prior to the performance, Professor Scott Shattuck, director of the SFA School of Theatre, will give an informative talk about the company at 7 p.m. in Griffith Gallery, across the hall from Turner Auditorium.

SFA to present faculty trombone recital

January 18, 2011 - Dr. Deb Scott, associate professor of trombone at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.

SFA children's series to present 'Anne of Green Gables'

January 18, 2011 - East Texas parents and teachers can still make reservations for their children and students to see "Anne of Green Gables" at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. The event is a presentation of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' Children's Performing Arts Series.

SFA Gardens Seminar Focuses on Garden Soils

January 18, 2011 - SFA agriculture professor Dr. Leon Young will present Soils in Your Garden on February 3 from 6:30-8:30 pm in room 110 of the Agriculture Building on Wilson Drive. Cost is $5.00 per person.

East Texas Research Center sponsoring contest

January 12, 2011 - The East Texas Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University is sponsoring an "I Found it in the Archives" essay and video contest to showcase how archived materials positively impact people's lives.

International musicians to compete at SFA

January 12, 2011 - Ten of the world's most talented young string players will be competing for the $7,500 grand prize during the 2011 George and Peggy Schmidbauer International Young Artist String Competition to be held Saturday, Jan.22, and Sunday, Jan. 23, on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature bluebird society co-founder

January 12, 2011 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host its monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building located at 1924 Wilson Dr. Naturalist Keith Kridler of Mt. Pleasant will present "Bluebirds Chase My Blues Away."

SFA's 'Edge of Life' exhibition bridges forestry and art

January 12, 2011 - Works by 32 artists and the forest pathogen specimens that inspired them are included in "Edge of Life: Forest Pathology Art," which the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will open with a 6 p.m. reception Friday, Jan. 21, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Acclaimed comedy troupe to present 'The Complete World of Sports (abridged)'

January 11, 2011 - Widely acclaimed as "hilarious," "Python-esque" and "very, very silly," "The Complete World of Sports (abridged)" is coming to W.M. Turner Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' University Series.

Moses Wins 2010 Walter Payton Award

January 6, 2011 - A two-time All-American, Moses becomes the first Southland Conference player to receive the honor in the award's 24-year history. Moses closed out his career as one of the NCAA's all-time greatest quarterbacks setting a NCAA FCS career record for completions (1,184) and finishing among the FCS all-time top 10 in total offense (13,201), passing yards (13,401) and touchdown passes (121). Those numbers also place him among the NCAA's top 25, regardless of division, in all four categories.

Public invited to international string competition at SFA

January 5, 2011 - Violin, viola and cello players from nine countries will be competing for $15,000 in prize money during the George and Peggy Schmidbauer Young Artist String Competition presented by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music Saturday, Jan. 22, and Sunday, Jan. 23.

Registration open for SFA Music Preparatory Division classes

January 5, 2011 - Registrations are now being accepted for the spring classes offered through the Stephen F. Austin State University Music Preparatory Division. Students, including adults, may register for weekly private lessons in voice, harp, piano, classical guitar, violin, Suzuki violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, percussion and other requested instruments. The 16-week classes, taught by upper-level music preparatory faculty, begin the week of Jan. 10, but late registrants are still being accepted. The 12-week classes, taught by SFA student instructors, begin the week of Feb. 7.

SFA plans MLK Day of Service

January 4, 2011 - The Stephen F. Austin State University offices of Leadership and Service and Multicultural Affairs will hold the second annual MLK Day of Service beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, in the Twilight Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center

SFA to screen 'Helvetica'

January 3, 2011 - As a part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Helvetica" at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at The Cole Art Center @ the Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

'Naco Verde' exhibition to open at The Cole Art Center

January 3, 2011 - The Nacogdoches Art League will open "Naco Verde: Art from Recycled Materials" with a 6 p.m. reception on Friday, Jan. 7, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

Holiday programming to be featured on SFA-TV2

December 17, 2010 - SFA-TV2, the Stephen F. Austin State University television station, will air holiday shows continuously Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The programs were produced by students in Dr. Al Greule's advanced television-production course.

Nursing is popular in Nichols household

December 16, 2010 - A high school football injury played a major role in Kellen Nichols's decision to pursue a degree in nursing from Stephen F. Austin State University. But according to his younger brother and sister, who are also nursing students at SFA, it had nothing to do with the career choices they have made

Former NASA astronaut Alan Bean to speak at SFA

December 15, 2010 - Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth man to walk on the moon and an award-winning artist, will be the featured guest at the 2011 installment of the Archie McDonald Speaker Series at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Retired SFA professor to offer commencement address

December 14, 2010 - Dr. Donald Gregory, professor emeritus of political science, will offer the commencement address during fall graduation ceremonies at Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA art galleries closed for portion of break

December 14, 2010 - The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, Stephen F. Austin State University's art gallery located in downtown Nacogdoches, will be closed for a portion of the university's semester break. The Art Center will be open as usual from Tuesday, Dec. 20, through Thursday, Dec. 23, but then close until Tuesday, Jan. 4, except by appointment. Normal hours are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

SFA Music Preparatory recitals scheduled

December 10, 2010 - Students enrolled in private and group lessons offered by the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will perform in a series of end-of-the-semester recitals in mid-December.

Central Heights eighth grader Cameron LaGraff will sing the role of Amahl

December 10, 2010 - Central Heights eighth grader Cameron LaGraff will sing the role of Amahl in the SFA School of Music's production of Gian Carlo Menotti's classic Christmas opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors," at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, and at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA Gala to honor outstanding donors

December 8, 2010 - Several Nacogdoches residents will be honored during the annual Gala presented by Stephen F. Austin State University on Saturday, Dec. 11, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Bill and Barbara Gandy, Joe Max and Jane Green, and Ray and the late Gayla Mize are among those to be honored, along with the Beaumont Foundation of America.

SFA Gala to honor outstanding faculty members

December 8, 2010 - Two Stephen F. Austin State University faculty members will be honored during the annual Gala presented by Stephen F. Austin State University on Saturday, Dec. 11, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. The faculty achievement awards presented during the ceremony recognize innovation and excellence in teaching and research. Dr. I-Kuai Hung is the recipient of the Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching, and Dr. Gregory Miller is the recipient of the Faculty Achievement Award for Research.

Tickets to sports comedy make unique gift

December 7, 2010 - For anyone who is still looking for unique holiday gift ideas, the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts may have just the solution-tickets to "The Complete World of Sports (abridged)" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Tickets still available for 'Simply Sinatra Christmas' at SFA

December 7, 2010 - Steve Lippia and his 16-piece orchestra will present "Simply Sinatra Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the SFA College of Fine Arts' University Series.

Retired SFA professor to offer commencement address

December 7, 2010 - Dr. Donald Gregory, professor emeritus of political science, will offer the commencement address during fall graduation ceremonies at Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature director Dave Creech

December 7, 2010 - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host its monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building at 1924 Wilson Dr. A year-end review titled "Tales from SFA Gardens and Beyond" will be presented by Dr. David Creech.

SFA Brass Quintet to perform

November 30, 2010 - Music by composers from around the world will be featured in a concert by the SFA Brass Quintet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, in the Cole Concert Hall on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University. The quintet is composed of four SFA faculty members--Gary Wurtz, trumpet; Charles Gavin, horn; Deb Scott, trombone; and J.D. Salas, tuba--and graduate assistant Jarrod Beard, trumpet.

SFA Gardens to host 'Deck the Halls' workshop Saturday

November 30, 2010 - Stephen F. Austin State University horticulturist Dawn Stover will explain how beautiful holiday decorations can be made with items from the garden during a workshop on Saturday, Dec. 4. Using her years of experience as research associate in charge of the SFA Mast Arboretum, Dawn will share easy techniques for making the perfect wreath and magnolia garland.

SFA to present 'Percussion in the Pines' concert

November 30, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present "Percussion in the Pines," a joint concert of the SFA Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, in Cole Concert Hall.

SFA Choirs and community chorus to present Handel's 'Messiah'

November 30, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University combined choirs, Orchestra of the Pines and Nacogdoches Community Chorus will present George Frideric Handel's "Messiah" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Sinatra sound-alike to perform Christmas concert at SFA

November 30, 2010 - A concert of classic songs performed in the style of one of America's favorite crooners is coming to W.M. Turner Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, as the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts presents "Simply Sinatra Christmas" as part of the 2010-2011 University Series.

SFA faculty members receive national recognition

November 30, 2010 - The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University was honored with four national awards at the recent Society of American Foresters national convention in Albuquerque, N.M.

SFA to present 'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

November 30, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present Gian Carlo Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors" at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, and at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA Gala to honor outstanding faculty members

November 23, 2010 - The annual Gala presented by Stephen F. Austin State University will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center. Proceeds from the Gala help build a permanent endowment created by the SFA Foundation to honor faculty achievement.

Children's gingerbread house making workshop scheduled

November 23, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will offer a gingerbread house making workshop for area first through eighth graders from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, as part of the Creative Art Wednesday program. The class will be held at the SFA Art Education Graduate House, located at 115 Feazell St., behind Wendy's Restaurant.

SFA jazz bands welcome Lufkin musicians to stage

November 23, 2010 - Lufkin musicians Dixon Shanks, Sid Shanks and Eric Chin will be the featured musicians during a joint concert of the Stephen F. Austin State University Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces jazz bands at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

SFA's Original Cast to present 'A Nacogdoches Pioneer Christmas'

November 23, 2010 - The Original Cast, Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre's musical comedy cabaret troupe, will present four performances of "A Nacogdoches Pioneer Christmas" during the first weekend in December as part of the Nacogdoches Nine Flags Festival.

SFA bands to present 'Travelogues' concert

November 23, 2010 - The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band of Stephen F. Austin State University will present a joint concert, "Travelogues," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA faculty piano recital slated

November 23, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Drs. James Pitts and Ping-Ting Lan in a recital of duo and solo piano works at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA to open exhibition of 'moving' murals

November 23, 2010 - East Texans can meet the creator of the large optical murals that are included in the exhibition "Rufus Butler Seder: LIFETILES" during the show's opening reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

Stone Fort Museum to host Central Heights handbell choir

November 22, 2010 - The Central Heights Elementary handbell choir will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Stone Fort Museum on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University

'Jacks Host Defending Champion Villanova

November 21, 2010 - The Southland Conference Champion Stephen F. Austin Lumberjack football team will be hosting defending National Champion Villanova in the second round of the NCAA FCS playoffs.

SFA College of Business Advisory Council meets

November 17, 2010 - Twenty high-ranking business executives from across Texas attended a recent meeting of the Advisory Council of the Nelson Rusche College of Business at Stephen F. Austin State University on Nov. 4.

"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

November 16, 2010 - SFA British exchange student Iggy Scott, who plays the new secretary in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying," is admired by the men who work for the World Wide Wicket Company.

SFA art galleries closed for part of Thanksgiving break

November 16, 2010 - Art galleries operated by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Friday, Nov. 26, for the Thanksgiving holidays.

SFA College of Fine Arts offers holiday entertainment

November 16, 2010 - "Simply Sinatra Christmas" starring vocalist Steve Lippia and G.F. Handel's "Messiah" top the list of holiday events offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts in the month of December.

SFA faculty to present recital of Bach's sonatas for flute and harpsichord

November 16, 2010 - Flutist Christina Guenther and harpsichordist Geneva Fung, both members of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music faculty, will present "The Authentic Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA faculty member receives distinguished alumni award

November 11, 2010 - Dr. Darrel L. McDonald, professor of geospatial sciences at Stephen F. Austin State University, recently received a distinguished alumni award from Chadron State College in Nebraska.

SFA student receives merit scholarship

November 11, 2010 - Stephen F. Austin State University student Henriette Eidsnes of Tananger, Sola in Norway, has received the Merit Award Scholarship by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

SFA to open 'Fabric of African Culture'

November 11, 2010 - "Fabric of African Culture," which is part of the College of Fine Arts' University Series, replaces the originally scheduled "Storm Chasers" and will run through Saturday, Jan. 15. It is sponsored in part by Nacogdoches Junior Forum and the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts.

SFA students win at American Advertising Federation competition

November 11, 2010 - Stephen F. Austin State University students swept the American Advertising Federation Student Competition, winning first-, second- and third-place awards, and they also may have the honor of seeing their ideas utilized in Houston's bid to attract the 2020 World's Fair. Students from universities in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma participated in the Nov. 6 competition in Houston.

SFA announces art exhibition changes

November 9, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art has announced changes to its exhibition schedule for the next few months.

SFA's upcoming musical satirizes big business

November 9, 2010 - The award-winning musical comedy that satirizes life in the executive suite was first produced on Broadway in 1961 and received seven Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The plot centers on a window washer who quickly becomes chairman of the board of the World Wide Wicket Company by following the advice of a self-improvement manual.

Gov. Rick Perry to visit SFA campus Friday

November 9, 2010 - Newly reelected Texas Gov. Rick Perry will visit the Stephen F. Austin State University campus at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at the Spirit Lounge in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Acclaimed German poet to speak at SFA

November 9, 2010 - German poet Uwe Kolbe will present the final lecture in the Stephen F. Austin State University German Club speaker series, "Reflections on (Re)Unification, " commemorating 20 years of German political unity, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the Vera Dugas Liberal Arts North building, Room 142.

SFA to open 'A Forest Insect Alphabet'

November 9, 2010 - The exhibition, which is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Art, is sponsored in part by Nacogdoches Junior Forum and the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts. It will run through Friday, Feb. 4.

SFA Wind Ensemble to present 'Bits and Pieces' concert

November 9, 2010 - The SFA Wind Ensemble will present a concert titled "Bits and Pieces" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Guest sound recording expert to speak at SFA

November 9, 2010 - This is the first guest speaker SFA's newly formed Sound Recording Technology program has brought to campus.

SFA faculty member wins award of merit

November 4, 2010 - Dr. Marsha L. Bayless, a Stephen F. Austin State professor in the Nelson Rusche College of Business, was awarded the Francis W. Weeks Award of Merit at the international meeting of the Association for Business Communication held recently in Chicago.

SFA Campus Recreation director to serve on national assembly

November 4, 2010 - Ken Morton, director of campus recreation at Stephen F. Austin State University, recently was appointed to serve on the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association Assembly.

SFA to host Showcase Saturday for prospective students

November 2, 2010 - Future college students will have the opportunity to experience a taste of campus life during a free, action-packed open-house event at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches on Saturday, Nov. 13.

SFA professors to be honored at state convention

November 2, 2010 - Stephen F. Austin State University faculty members Kimberly Archer Kato, assistant professor of kinesiology and health science and Michael S. Bobo, professor of kinesiology and health science, will receive awards at the 87th Annual Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance convention on Dec. 3 in Galveston.

SFA Madrigals to present concert

November 2, 2010 - The SFA Madrigal Singers, a select 16-voice ensemble, will present its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Cole Concert Hall, on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA to present musical comedy, 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'

November 2, 2010 - The show, which won seven Tony Awards, a New York Critics' Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, has long been on the "shows to do" lists of director Jack Heifner, SFA playwright-in-residence, and music director Stephen Lias, SFA professor of composition.

SFA orchestra to present 'Romantic Affairs' concert

November 2, 2010 - Bassoonist Susan Nelson, SFA adjunct faculty, will be the featured soloist during the SFA Orchestra of the Pines' "Romantic Affairs" concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, in Cole Concert Hall.

SFA history honor society receives award

November 2, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society, received the 2010 Best Chapter Award in Division IV.

SFA to open bee-related art exhibition, 'Hive'

November 2, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open "Hive"--an exhibition of hexagonal shaped paintings made with beeswax, resin and pigment infused with heat--with a 3 p.m. artists' reception on Saturday, Nov. 13, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

Local archaeologists discover original location of 18th-century mission

November 2, 2010 - After an intensive five-year search, a team of Texas Archeological Stewardship Network (TASN) members and professional archeologists have announced the discovery of the original location of Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de los Hainais, later, "de los Tejas," in western Nacogdoches County.

Artists to be present for 'Fired Up' closing at SFA

November 2, 2010 - The show, which opened on Sept. 24, includes works by Ken Baskin of McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La., Barbara Frey of Texas A&M Commerce, and Janet Kastner of the University of Texas at Austin.

Advisory council created for SFA's nursing school

October 29, 2010 - According to Dr. Glenda Walker, director of the school, the Advisory and Development Council will provide feedback and guidance in establishing priorities related to educational programs and community service.

Community members invited to sing 'Messiah'

October 28, 2010 - Registrations for participation in the community-wide presentation of Georg Frideric Handel's "Messiah" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, are now being accepted through the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music.

SFA Percussion Ensemble concert slated

October 26, 2010 - A highlight of the program will be all 13 percussionists performing "At the Dawn of War," a work written in 2005 by Houston composer Kevin Erikson that depicts different episodes in a day at war.

U of H percussion ensemble to perform

October 26, 2010 - The Moores School Percussion Ensemble, from the University of Houston, will present a free concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA choirs to present concert of music from Eastern Europe

October 26, 2010 - Under the direction of David Howard, SFA associate director of choirs, the ensembles will perform sacred works and secular songs from Eastern Europe, all sung in the original languages.

SFA offers November children's art classes

October 26, 2010 - Classes will be held at the SFA Art Education Graduate House, located at 115 Feazell St., behind Wendy's Restaurant.

SFA to screen 'Ike: A Documentary'

October 26, 2010 - As a part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Ike: A Documentary" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, at The Cole Art Center @ the Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

Guest flutist to perform at SFA

October 20, 2010 - Hayes and Geneva Fung, SFA accompanist, will perform a variety of works, including C.P.E. Bach's "Hamburger Sonata for flute and piano," Ian Dicke's "Chapter One, Part One for flute and electronics," and Charles DeLaney's "Hymn of Pan," which was inspired by Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem of the same title.

SFA schedules guest tuba recital

October 20, 2010 - The recital is a part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series and SFA's fifth annual Octubafest, an event held across U.S. university campuses that celebrates the tuba and euphonium as solo and chamber music instruments.

SFA hosts first Lumberjack Battalion Reunion

October 20, 2010 - More than 80 guests attended Stephen F. Austin State University's first Lumberjack Battalion Reunion Saturday, celebrating the history of the university's Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps program and the more than 500 officers commissioned during its 42-year history.

Stone Fort Wind Quintet concert slated

October 19, 2010 - The quintet, comprised of Drs. Christina Guenther, flute; John W. Goodall, oboe; Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Charles Gavin, horn; and new faculty member Susan Nelson, bassoon; will perform music by European composers of the late 19th and early 20th century.

SFA A Cappella Choir to present fall concert

October 19, 2010 - A choral work banned from the Soviet Union and selections from two requiem masses are just some of the pieces the Stephen F. Austin State University A Cappella Choir will perform during its fall concert.

eighth blackbird concert promises music with theatrical flair at SFA

October 19, 2010 - The Grammy Award-winning sextet, known for its theatricality, will present its kinetic program at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the SFA College of Fine Arts' University Series.

SFA faculty members granted tenure

October 18, 2010 - Three Stephen F. Austin State University faculty members were granted tenure by the Board of Regents at a meeting Monday.

SFA Wind Ensemble concert recognizes three men

October 12, 2010 - The concert is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts, School of Music and University Series. W.M. Turner is located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Dr.

'From the Diaries of Adam and Eve' scheduled at SFA

October 12, 2010 - Recent compositions by Stephen Lias, professor of music at Stephen F. Austin State University, will be performed during "From the Diaries of Adam and Eve" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, in Cole Concert Hall.

Grammy Award-winning eighth blackbird coming to SFA

October 12, 2010 - The instrumental sextet who will be performing its highly kinetic program, "The Only Moving Thing," at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The concert is a part of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts' 2010-2011 University Series.

SFA to present saxophone quartet in concert

October 12, 2010 - Founded in 2006, the Oasis Quartet has received rave reviews of its live performances and for its innovative and creative clinic and concert programming.

Broadway star to sing in benefit concert at SFA

October 12, 2010 - Ron Raines, one of America's leading Broadway artists and Nacogdoches native, will be the featured vocalist in "Broadway, Movies & Classics," a benefit concert with the Stephen F. Austin State University's Orchestra of the Pines at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. All proceeds benefit the Strings Scholarship Fund at SFA.

Tickets on sale for Bowls of Hope charity dinner

October 12, 2010 - All proceeds benefit the local Helping Other People Eat organization that helps feed residents of Nacogdoches County.

SFA children's series to present 'Cinderella'

October 12, 2010 - East Texas parents and teachers can still make reservations for their children and students to see "Cinderella" at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Best-selling author to speak at SFA

October 7, 2010 - The Office of International Programs at Stephen F. Austin State University will host a lecture by best-selling author Dinesh D'Souza at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Historian to share personal recollections on German reunification

October 7, 2010 - Ten years after the reunification of Germany, historian Bernhard Wagner will present "What Revolution Feels Like: A Personal Account of Events Leading to the Fall of the Berlin Wall" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater at Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA to stage student-directed 'Old Saybrook'

October 6, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Woody Allen's "Old Saybrook" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16.

SFA schedules Brazilian guitar music recital

October 5, 2010 - New York guitarist David Burgess will present "Guitar Music of Brazil" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, as part of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA bands to present 'The Legacy of Howard Hanson'

October 5, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band in a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA Wind Ensemble to present 'The Music of Michael Daugherty'

October 5, 2010 - The music of one of America's most frequently heard living composers will fill W.M. Turner Auditorium as the SFA Wind Ensemble performs "The Music of Michael Daugherty" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19.

SFA playwright's 'keepingabreast' being staged in Colorado

October 5, 2010 - Playwright Jackie Rosenfeld, SFA visiting lecturer of theatre, offers her support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by encouraging theatre companies who produce her play "keepingabreast" to donate part of the proceeds to breast cancer research.

Parr to present faculty piano recital

October 5, 2010 - Dr. Andrew Parr, Stephen F. Austin State University professor of piano, will present "Miniature Masterpieces: Bela Bartok's Out of Doors Suite and the 24 Preludes of Frederic Chopin" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.

SFA artists included in intercollegiate exhibition

October 5, 2010 - Works by ten art metal/jewelry students from the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and their professor, Lauren McAdams, will be included in the "5th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition" hosted by Arizona State University Monday, Oct. 11, through Friday, Oct. 22.

SFA Stone Fort Museum receives funding for demonstration garden, workshops

October 4, 2010 - The Stone Fort Museum at Stephen F. Austin State University has received funding for two upcoming projects: the Camino Real de los Tejas Demonstration Garden and Wayside Exhibit, and the Camino Real Education Workshop Series.

Caddo Culture Club to perform at SFA

September 29, 2010 - The Caddo Culture Club, a non-profit group organized under the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma, will perform traditional Caddo songs and dances at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at the Stone Fort Museum on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus. An informal dinner and the dance performance are free of charge.

SFA to open exhibition of Russian artists

September 28, 2010 - Works on paper by four internationally known Siberian artists are included in "Message from Siberia," which will open at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA's 'Almost, Maine' a 'perfect date show'

September 28, 2010 - Cariani's romantic comedy, which the SFA School of Theatre will open on Tuesday, Oct. 5, consists of nine vignettes that show all sorts of couples falling in and out of love

SFA faculty cello recital scheduled

September 28, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present "Celliloquy," a faculty cello recital by Dr. Evgeni Raychev, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Tickets still available for 'A Piney Woods Home Companion: The Sequel'

September 28, 2010 - Headliners for the event that is patterned after Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" are pianist John Dickson, SFA alumnus and music composer of the TV series "Burn Notice," and emcee Brad Maule, SFA faculty member who is best known for his role as Dr. Tony Jones of "General Hospital."

Guest flutist to perform at SFA

September 28, 2010 - East Texas flute enthusiasts can hear music performed on both the modern and Baroque flute during Ellen Johnson's guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, in Cole Concert Hall.

Nacogdoches artists share Dallas show

September 28, 2010 - Two Nacogdoches artists will be featured in "Metal Heart: Selected Works of Elizabeth Akamatsu and Lauren McAdams," an exhibition in the Beatrice M. Haggerty Art Gallery at the University of Dallas from Friday, Oct. 8, through Sunday, Nov. 7.

SFA Center for Regional Heritage Research names research fellow

September 27, 2010 - Houston businessman Herman Wright Jr., a documentary filmmaker and founder of an African-American history project gaining widespread attention in East Texas, recently was awarded a research fellowship through Stephen F. Austin State University's Center for Regional Heritage Research.

SFA School of Music director to perform 'Pictures at an Exhibition'

September 21, 2010 - Pianist John Noel Roberts, director of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music, will perform Modeste Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" during his faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA Theatre to stage romantic comedy, 'Almost, Maine'

September 21, 2010 - As the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre prepares for its Oct. 5 opening of "Almost, Maine," it joins theaters across the country and abroad that are presenting John Cariani's new romantic comedy.

SFA orchestra opens season with all-Russian concert

September 21, 2010 - Guest pianist Ning An will perform Sergei Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto during the season-opening concert of the Stephen F. Austin State University's Orchestra of the Pines at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA to screen documentary 'The Take'

September 21, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a one-night screening of "The Take," a documentary about Argentinean workers, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

Cemetery interpretation workshops and lecture set for October

September 20, 2010 - Nancy Adgent, an independent scholar specializing in cemetery studies, will present two area workshops and a lecture in early October as part of the Preserve America cemetery interpretation project.

SFA Arboretum to host fall plant sale

September 20, 2010 - The annual Fabulous Fall Festival plant sale at Stephen F. Austin State University 's Mast Arboretum will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the intramural field on Wilson Drive.

SFA logs another record enrollment

September 20, 2010 - Fall semester enrollment at Stephen F. Austin State University is up approximately 1 percent to 12,954 students, surpassing the all-time enrollment record set one year ago.

'Fired Up' opens for viewing at SFA

September 14, 2010 - The works of three ceramicists from nearby universities will be available for viewing beginning Friday, Sept. 24, in Stephen F. Austin State University's Griffith Gallery.

SFA to present clarinet-piano duo

September 14, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts, School of Music and Cole Performing Arts Series will present Duo Karudan, a duet featuring clarinetist Dr. Christopher Ayer and pianist Dr. Kae Hosoda-Ayer at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in Cole Concert Hall.

Unique trombone/percussion duo to perform at SFA

September 14, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present a free concert by the Brian Allen and Hernan Hecht Duo Monday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall of the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus.

SFA music faculty featured in benefit recital

September 14, 2010 - Faculty members of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will be the featured performers during the annual Pi Kappa Lambda Recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA to stage student-directed 'The Other Son'

September 14, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Luigi Pirandello's "The Other Son" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. All performances are in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

German art historian to speak at SFA

September 14, 2010 - "Art in Germany since the 1990 Political (Re)unification" will be the topic of a free public lecture to be given by Dr. Christoff Zuschlag at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in Room 142 of the Liberal Arts North Building on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

SFA orientation helps United Way giving campaign

September 13, 2010 - Representatives of Stephen F. Austin State University's orientation program secured donations of more than $1,400 from incoming students and their family members during summer orientation sessions. The donations will benefit the Nacogdoches County United Way.

SFA's Piney Woods Camerata to present concert

September 8, 2010 - NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Piney Woods Camerata, a conductor-less string ensemble led by the Stephen F. Austin State University string faculty, will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra to open SFA's University Series

September 8, 2010 - NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts will open the University Series' 50th season of performances with the renowned Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

'A Piney Woods Home Companion: The Sequel' to benefit SFA Music Prep

September 7, 2010 - NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - In celebration of providing quality musical training to East Texas children for 30 years, the Music Preparatory Division at Stephen F. Austin State University will host "A Piney Woods Home Companion: The Sequel" on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 9.

SFA Chemistry Building receives more than $7 million in upgrades

September 7, 2010 - After four months of renovations and safety updates, Stephen F. Austin State University's historic Chemistry Building reopened just in time for the start of the fall semester.

Award-winning country music artist Miranda Lambert to perform at SFA

September 3, 2010 - Award-winning country music artist Miranda Lambert is slated to take the stage at Stephen F. Austin State University on Thursday, Nov. 4.

New SFA main entrance now complete

September 1, 2010 - Stephen F. Austin State University students were welcomed back to campus this week with a new main entrance and limestone signage.

SFA theatre study-abroad trip includes chance meeting

September 1, 2010 - If asked the proverbial question, "What did you do during your summer vacation?" nine Stephen F. Austin State University theatre students and their professor, Rick Jones, would most probably talk about their recent trip to Ireland.

SFA to open annual faculty art exhibition

September 1, 2010 - The combined talent of the Stephen F. Austin State University art faculty will be on display during the "SFA Faculty Exhibition," which opens at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA to open University Series with Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

August 31, 2010 - The internationally acclaimed Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as the opening performance of the 2010-2011 University Series.

SFA names new general counsel

August 27, 2010 - Damon Derrick has been named the new general counsel for Stephen F. Austin State University. He has served as interim since March.

SFA to screen 'Addicted to Plastic'

August 26, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a one-night screening of "Addicted to Plastic: The Rise and Demise of a Modern Miracle" at 7:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches as part of its monthly film series. Admission is free.

Manning to lead college advisory board

August 24, 2010 - Melissa Manning of Spring, global public relations director for IHS Inc., has been named president of SFA's College of Liberal and Applied Arts Advisory Board.

SFA to host annual Back Lot Bash to introduce new students to community

August 24, 2010 - The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and Stephen F. Austin State University will welcome the SFA Class of 2014 at the annual Back Lot Bash Thursday, Sept. 2, behind the William R. Johnson Coliseum.

New SFA entrance nearing completion

August 23, 2010 - In one of the last phases of construction on the new main entrance to Stephen F. Austin State University, new traffic signals will be turned on Tuesday, resulting in partial lane closures and some traffic congestion.

SFA ranked in first tier of western regional institutions by U.S. News and World Report

August 17, 2010 - Stephen F. Austin State University is ranked in the first tier among the best regional public and private universities in the western United States, according to the 2011 edition of "Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report.

SFA's chamber music festival concludes with 'Something Blue' concert

August 13, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's 2010 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival will conclude at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, in Cole Concert Hall. The final concert, "Something Blue," features "bluesy" and "jazzy" works, according to Jennifer Dalmas, SFA associate professor of music and the festival's director.

SFA's Chamber Music in the Pines Festival continues with 'Something Borrowed'

August 11, 2010 - "Something Borrowed," the third of the four concerts included in the 2010 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, in Cole Concert Hall. The annual festival is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music.

SFA to open 'Neal Cox: Grids and Panoramas'

August 9, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Art will open "Neal Cox: Grids and Panoramas" at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, in the Reavley Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

Registration, auditions scheduled for SFA's Music Preparatory Division

August 9, 2010 - New students interested in enrolling in private or group music lessons through the Music Preparatory Division of Stephen F. Austin State University and those who want to audition for the SFA Children's Chorus or Piney Woods Youth Orchestra can do so on Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Music Prep House, 3028 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches.

SFA presents second concert of chamber music festival

August 8, 2010 - The Acme Trombone Company will perform a program of trombone quartets during "Something New," the second concert of the Chamber Music in the Pines Festival, presented at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10. The festival, which is held in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus, is a joint presentation of the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music.

SFA Gardens Les Reeves Lecture to feature San Antonio Horticulturist

August 5, 2010 - Dr. Jerry Parsons, retired Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Horticulturist, will present one of his classic entertaining and often irreverent programs titled "Seed Collection of Texas Heirloom Varieties and Unique Plants."

State Representative to speak at SFA summer commencement ceremony

August 4, 2010 - State Rep. Dan Branch, chair of the House Committee on Higher Education, will address new graduates during Stephen F. Austin State University's summer commencement ceremony Saturday, Aug. 14.

Art scholaship recipient

July 28, 2010 - Morgan Cortines poses with Marty Prince, president of the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts, who awarded Cortines a $750 scholarship from the friends organization during the May awards assembly at NHS.

SFA to screen 'No Impact Man'

July 28, 2010 - As part of its monthly independent film series, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "No Impact Man: The Documentary" at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

Tickets now on sale for SFA's 2010 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival

July 26, 2010 - Tickets are now available for the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's 2010 Chamber Music in the Pines Festival, and as the festival's title indicates, there's "Something for Everyone" in the four concerts being presented Saturday, Aug. 7, through Sunday, Aug. 15.

SFA hosts camp for future medical professionals

July 22, 2010 - Twenty-six high school seniors recently got a taste of what it's like to be pre-med students during a week-long immersive camp hosted by Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA's '12 x 12' a success

July 21, 2010 - The SFA Friends of the Visual Arts has announced that their recent "12 x 12" fund-raiser brought in over $5,000, which will be used for scholarships benefiting SFA visual arts students.

New lights to continue long-standing SFA tradition

July 20, 2010 - A new spin on an old Stephen F. Austin State University tradition will be visible in the night sky following the first athletic victory of the fall semester.

SFA announces line-up for University Series' 50th season

July 20, 2010 - Through the course of half a century, the College of Fine Arts at Stephen F. Austin State University has expanded what began as a two-event series of nationally acclaimed artists to the current University Series, a collection of five national touring events, four College of Fine Arts productions and four free art exhibitions.

SFA Board of Regents approves faculty, staff changes

July 20, 2010 - The appointments of two new deans at Stephen F. Austin State University were approved by the Board of Regents Tuesday. Dr. Danny R. Arnold will lead the Nelson Rusche College of Business, and Dr. Judy A. Abbott will head the James I. Perkins College of Education. Both deans will begin their new duties Aug. 1.

Scholarship applications available for SFA's Music Preparatory Division

July 20, 2010 - Scholarship applications are now being accepted for music instruction through the Stephen F. Austin State University Music Preparatory Division. The partial tuition scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and can be applied to private lessons or group instruction.

Registration open for Kindermusik Adventure Camps at SFA

July 13, 2010 - Parents of newborns through 7-year-olds can register their children for the Kindermusik Adventure Camps to be offered through the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music Monday, Aug. 2, through Friday, Aug. 6.

SFA composition professor named artist-in-residence

July 11, 2010 - Hiking boots? Check. Water bottle? Check. Camera? Check. Composition station? Check. That last item makes SFA Professor of composition Stephen Lias' packing list for a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park unique, but then so will be his experience.

SFA accounting students place first in service learning project

July 7, 2010 - Accounting students in Stephen F. Austin State University's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi recently won first place in the Best Practices Service Learning competition at the 2010 Beta Alpha Psi southwest regional meeting in San Antonio. Their presentation focused on work SFA accounting students accomplished with GODTEL Ministries, a Nacogdoches homeless shelter.

SFA Gardens Les Reeves Lecture to feature gardens that make scents

July 6, 2010 - The SFA Gardens will host its monthly Les Reeves Garden Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 15, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building located on Wilson Drive on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

SFA presents 'Side by Side by Sondheim,' a musical revue

July 5, 2010 - Songs from Broadway shows such as "West Side Story," "Company" "Follies" and "A Little Night Music" are included in "Side by Side by Sondheim," which the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 9, and Saturday, July 10, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, in W.M. Turner Auditorium. The musical revue is part of the School of Theatre's summer season.

SFA School of Theatre presents "Beauty and the Beast"

July 5, 2010 - The School of Theatre will present the 75-minute, family-friendly show, "Beauty and the Beast," four more times during the summer theatre season: at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 7, and Thursday, July 8; at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13; and at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14. All performances are in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA ceramics professor opens show in Chihuahua, Mexico

July 5, 2010 - Piero Fenci, professor of ceramics at Stephen F. Austin State University, has plenty of reasons to be excited about "La Cerca," his solo show that will open Thursday, July 15, at the state museum in Chihuahua City, Chihuahua, Mexico.

SFA social work student receives Hogg Foundation scholarship

July 2, 2010 - Stephen F. Austin State University student Sonya Baker of Jacksonville is one of 10 students at Texas graduate social work programs to receive $50,000 in special scholarship awards honoring the 70th anniversary of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.

SFA's '12 x 12' offers original art at bargain prices

June 30, 2010 - NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Community members attending the "12 x 12" fund-raiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House will have the opportunity to purchase some great art at a bargain price, according to Christian Cutler, director of galleries at Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA to screen 'Desdémona: A Love Story'

June 28, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a one-night screening of "Desdémona: A Love Story" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 9, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches as part of its monthly film series.

SFA Trombone Choir offers preview concert

June 28, 2010 - The Trombone Choir of Stephen F. Austin State University will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA exhibition benefits Gulf Disaster relief

June 28, 2010 - East Texans looking for a way to help with the relief efforts for the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico can attend the opening of "Save the Gulf: Olivia Bouler's Bird Illustrations" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA to open 'Beauty and the Beast' during holiday weekend

June 25, 2010 - Recognizing that the upcoming three-day weekend translates to extended quality time together for many East Texans, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre invites families to attend one of three performances of "Beauty and the Beast" being offered at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 2, and at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 3, in W.M. Tuner Auditorium.

Local artists' work available through SFA fund-raiser

June 23, 2010 - Local artists' 12-inch-square artwork that is included in the annual SFA Friends of the Visual Arts' "12 x 12" scholarship fund-raiser will be on display at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches Thursday, July 1, through Saturday, July 10.

SFA art professor's work shown in Alaska and Indiana

June 22, 2010 - Works by Stephen F. Austin State University Assistant Professor Maki Hajikano are currently on exhibit at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, Ala., and in the School of Fine Arts Gallery at Indiana University in Bloomington.

SFA harpist to present programs at Nacogdoches Public Library

June 16, 2010 - Most East Texans know what a harp is and can probably identify the sound it makes, but they probably have questions about how the person playing the harp knows which strings to play or what techniques the musician uses. Harpist Sarah Oliver will answer these questions and more during two separate programs at the Nacogdoches Public Library June 21 and 22.

SFA to open its summer theatre season with 'Side by Side by Sondheim'

June 16, 2010 - The music of Broadway composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim is the center of "Side by Side by Sondheim," which the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will open at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 25, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

Preserve America Workshop to explore oral history

June 15, 2010 - Stephen F. Austin State University and the City of Nacogdoches will host the Preserve America Workshop on oral history from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Friday, June 25, on the SFA campus.

SFA graduate students to host free counseling clinics

June 15, 2010 - Counseling graduate students from the Stephen F. Austin State University School Counseling Program will hold free counseling clinics in the greater Palestine area through Aug. 12.

SFA Gardens Les Reeves Lecture to feature San Antonio horticulturist and author

June 14, 2010 - The SFA Gardens will host horticulturist and author Paul Cox at the Les Reeves Garden Lecture 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building on Wilson Drive on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

SFA announces new dean of Nelson Rusche College of Business

June 11, 2010 - Dr. Danny R. Arnold has been named dean of the Nelson Rusche College of Business at Stephen F. Austin State University and will join the faculty Aug. 1, pending approval by the Board of Regents.

SFA to host Preserve America Workshop

June 11, 2010 - Stephen F. Austin State University will host a free Preserve America Workshop on gravestone identification Friday, June 18, at several cemeteries in Houston and Cherokee counties.

Bears lumbering back into east Texas

June 11, 2010 - Bears are slowly returning to the woods of east Texas thanks to thriving bear populations in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, wildlife officials say.

SFA to host ninth annual Pineywoods Camp

June 11, 2010 - Stephen F. Austin State University will host the ninth annual Pineywoods Camp in June.

SFA business students study abroad

June 11, 2010 - Ten students and faculty in the Nelson Rusche College of Business at Stephen F. Austin State University engaged in an international business trade and finance study abroad program during the spring 2010 semester.

SFA to open Mata Ortiz pottery exhibition

June 9, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will open an exhibition of Mata Ortiz pottery at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 14, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Tickets now on sale for SFA's 'Side by Side by Sondheim' and 'Beauty

June 9, 2010 - Tickets are now on sale for the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre's summer theatre season that includes two shows, "Side by Side by Sondheim" and "Beauty and the Beast," performed in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

SFA announces new dean of James I. Perkins College of Education

June 8, 2010 - Dr. Judy A. Abbott has been named dean of the James I. Perkins College of Education at Stephen F. Austin State University and will join the faculty Aug. 1, pending approval by the Board of Regents.

SFA Center for a Livable World to host expert panel on sustainability

May 28, 2010 - IHS (NYSE: IHS) a leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced that Mark Wysong, IHS vice president, Environment, and Marilyn Johnson, IHS director, Sustainability and Environmental Initiatives, will join a renowned panel of global experts June 1-3, 2010, at the Texas Capitol in Austin for an executive workshop on sustainability entitled, "Toward a Livable World," which is sponsored by Stephen F. Austin (SFA) State University's Center for a Livable World.

SFA hosts art opening and screening of 'The National Parks'

May 26, 2010 - An art opening and free film should bring a large crowd to The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House on the evening of Friday, June 4, according to Christian Cutler, director of galleries at Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA to host band camps

May 26, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will once again host a series of band camps for middle and senior high school instrumentalists and drum majors during the month of June.

SFA Music Prep offers summer dance classes for adults and children

May 26, 2010 - Reaching beyond music lessons, the Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will offer dance and movement classes this summer for both adults and children.

SFA Music Prepartory Division offers summer lessons and camps

May 17, 2010 - Private music lessons and dance classes for children and adults, an adult piano class, Kindermusik camps for newborns through 7-year-olds and group piano sessions for middle and high school students are all part of the summer program offered by the Music Preparatory Division at Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA offering art educators' retreat in June

May 12, 2010 - Registrations are still being accepted for "Renew Yourself in Art," a four-day retreat for art educators offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art.

State senator to speak at SFA spring commencement

May 11, 2010 - State Sen. Kevin Eltife will address new graduates during Stephen F. Austin State University's spring commencement ceremony Saturday.

Mitchell named Student Regent for SFA

May 6, 2010 - Sydni Mitchell of Spring has been appointed by Gov. Rick Perry to serve as Student Regent for Stephen F. Austin State University for 2010-2011.

SFA Agriculture to host Barnyard Day

May 6, 2010 - Experience a day of fun on the farm as the Department of Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University hosts Barnyard Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 22, at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center.

Registration open for SFA Summer Art Academy

May 5, 2010 - Registrations are now being accepted for the Summer Art Academy offered by the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art. The two-week camp will meet Monday through Friday, June 7 through 18. Students in kindergarten sixth grade may enroll in the classes that include drawing, painting, photography and sculpture.

SFA College of Fine Arts presents Dean's Awards

May 5, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts recently recognized four students during the presentation of the annual Dean's Awards.

SFA Computer Science to host summer camps, teacher workshops

May 3, 2010 - The Department of Computer Science at Stephen F. Austin State University will host a series of summer youth camps and professional development workshops for teachers designed to enhance their technology skills.

SFA to host Lone Star Regional Native Plant Conference

May 3, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Pineywoods Native Plant Center will host the fifth Lone Star Regional Native Plant Conference June 2 to 5 on the SFA campus in Nacogdoches.

SFA students place second at annual forestry conclave

April 29, 2010 - A team of forestry students from Stephen F. Austin State University recently placed second at the 2010 Association of Southern Forestry Clubs Forestry Conclave at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

SFA Music Preparatory Division recitals scheduled

April 28, 2010 - The Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will present a series of recitals Monday, May 3, through Saturday, May 22. The recitals, which provide an opportunity to showcase the talents and accomplishments of the students enrolled in the various programs, are free and open to the public.

SFA to screen 'American Teen'

April 27, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a one-night screening of "American Teen" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 7, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA bands to present free outdoor concert

April 27, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University bands will present a free "Concert in the Park" at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2, in the wooded area in front of the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.

Williams named SFA Regents Professor

April 27, 2010 - Dr. Hans Williams, professor of forestry and associate dean of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University, has been named Regents Professor for the 2010-11 academic year.

SFA children's series to present musical, 'Freedom Train'

April 27, 2010 - Seats are still available for Theatreworks USA's production of "Freedom Train," which the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts will present at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of its Children's Performing Arts Series.

SFA faculty members promoted to professor

April 27, 2010 - Four faculty members at Stephen F. Austin State University recently were promoted to the highest academic rank of professor by the Board of Regents.

SFA to present choral masterwork, 'The Creation'

April 27, 2010 - The combined choirs and orchestra at Stephen F. Austin State University will present Joseph Haydn's choral masterwork, "The Creation," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA takes honors at state composition conference

April 27, 2010 - For the third consecutive year, a composition student from Stephen F. Austin State University has taken top honors at the annual meeting of the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Composers/USA.

Preserve America Workshop to demonstrate grave marker maintenance

April 23, 2010 - A Preserve America Workshop on the maintenance and cleaning of grave markers presented by Jason Church will be held Friday, April 30, with a presentation will be held at the J.R. Huffman Public Library in Hemphill from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a demonstration at the Gasby New Zion Cemetery from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

SFA Computer Science to host summer camps

April 23, 2010 - Local Girl Scouts participated in a mini-robotics camp sponsored by the SFA Department of Computer Science during spring break.

SFA Spirit Teams excel in national competition

April 23, 2010 - The large co-ed cheerleading squad at Stephen F. Austin State University secured their 11th first-place victory in the division I National Cheerleaders Association championship this month in Daytona Beach, Fla.

SFA School of Music to honor Dr. Stephen Lias at Extravaganza 23

April 21, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will honor composer Dr. Stephen Lias with the Outstanding Music Alumnus Award on Friday, April 30, during Extravaganza 23.

World Renowned Jazz Trombonist Conrad Herwig

April 21, 2010 - World renowned jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig will be the featured guest artist during a joint concert of the Stephen F. Austin State University jazz bands, the Swingin' Axes and Swingin' Aces, on Thursday, April 29, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

SFA to present 5-day playreading festival

April 20, 2010 - East Texans have the rare opportunity to get a preview of three playwrights' newest works during Stephen F. Austin State University's Festival of New American Plays Tuesday, April 27, through Saturday, May 1, in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

SFA Wind Symphony concert also features choirs

April 20, 2010 - The program for "With Wind and Song," a concert by the Stephen F. Austin State University's Wind Symphony, on Monday, April 26, will feature compositions for band and chorus. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

SFA award to honor cultural achievement

April 20, 2010 - Stephen F. Austin State University this week established a Lifetime Cultural Achievement Award to honor featured guests in the new Archie McDonald Speaker Series.

SFA bands to present joint concert

April 20, 2010 - The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Symphonic and University Bands in a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

SFA Dance Program to present Danceworks studio concert

April 19, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Dance Program will present Danceworks, a studio concert on Friday, April 23, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 24, at 3 and 5 p.m. in the Lucille Norton HPE Complex Dance Studio, Room 201, on the SFA campus.

Food-related film and panel discussion slated for Earth Day

April 16, 2010 - The SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Art invites the community to recognize Earth Day by attending a free one-night screening of "Food, Inc." at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

Tickets on sale for SFA School of Music's Extravaganza 23

April 16, 2010 - Tickets are now on sale for Extravaganza 23, the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music's annual gala, which will be begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 30, at the Hotel Fredonia Convention Center.

Annual Maxwell Lecture to feature Pulitzer-nominated author Jack Sacco

April 14, 2010 - The Department of History at Stephen F. Austin State University will present this year's Maxwell Lecturer, Jack Sacco, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in the Twilight Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Nacogdoches native to receive SFA Human Sciences Alumni Award

April 14, 2010 - Human Sciences alumnus Robert Levy will receive the Edna Wilkin Teagarden Exemplary Service Award in Human Sciences at the Human Sciences Honors Convocation at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in Regents Suite A of the Baker Pattillo Student Center at Stephen F. Austin State University.

SFA to highlight undergraduate research at conference

April 14, 2010 - Undergraduate academic achievements and research will be recognized at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference at Stephen F. Austin State University from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in the Twilight and Grand Ballrooms of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

SFA Opera

April 14, 2010 - SFA music students rehearse a scene from Carlisle Floyd's American opera, "Susannah," which the SFA College of Fine Arts, School of Music and School of Theatre will present at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, through Saturday, April 17, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

SFA Columbia Center receives awards

April 14, 2010 - The Columbia Regional Geospatial Service Center at Stephen F. Austin State University has been honored for its services with two awards.

SFA Wind Ensemble to present "Contempo"

April 13, 2010 - The SFA Wind Ensemble will present "Contempo," a concert of contemporary band music, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus.

World-renowned jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig to perform at SFA

April 13, 2010 - Patrons can expect an energetic evening of music as three-time Grammy-nominated jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig performs with Stephen F. Austin State University's Swingin' Axes at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in W.M. Turner Auditorium as part of the SFA College of Fine Arts University Series.

SFA Percussion Ensemble to present challenging concert

April 13, 2010 - The Percussion Ensemble at Stephen F. Austin State University will perform its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA Orchestra of the Pines to present 'Grand Anniversaries'

April 13, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present the Orchestra of the Pines in its season-ending concert, "Grand Anniversaries," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA to present Teaching Excellence Awards

April 12, 2010 - Six Stephen F. Austin State University faculty members will be honored for their teaching abilities at the university's annual Teaching Excellence Convocation at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in Regent's Suites A and B of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

Boxing legend to kick off Archie McDonald Speaker Series

April 12, 2010 - "A Conversation with George Foreman: Reflections on My America" is the first event in the new speaker series named for longtime SFA history professor Dr. Archie McDonald. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker Pattillo Student Center at SFA.

SFA's Rusche College of Business earns maintenance of accreditation

April 12, 2010 - The Nelson Rusche College of Business at Stephen F. Austin State University is among 63 business schools around the world that have successfully maintained their accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International this year.

SFA photographer earns awards at conference

April 12, 2010 - Two recent photographs by Stephen F. Austin State University photographer Hardy Meredith received awards at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's recent District IV conference in Austin.

Guest pianist to present recital at SFA

April 7, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Ross E. Smith in a guest piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA to present student-directed 'Tone Clusters'

April 7, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of "Tone Clusters" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17. All performances will be in the Downstage Theatre on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building, 2222 Alumni Dr.

SFA to present American opera 'Susannah'

April 7, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts, School of Music and School of Theatre will present Carlisle Floyd's opera "Susannah" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, through Saturday, April 17, in W.M. Turner Auditorium, located in the Griffith Fine Arts Building.

SFA Trombone Choir concert slated

April 7, 2010 - The Trombone Choir at Stephen F. Austin State University will present a wide array of music during its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature Oregon nurseryman

April 6, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Gardens will host its monthly Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in Room 110 of the Agriculture Building located on Wilson Drive on the SFA campus. Mark Krautman, owner of Heritage Seedlings, will present "Searching the World for New Plants."

Debt Week events to raise awareness of national budget issues

April 6, 2010 - Stephen F. Austin State University will host a series of events to educate students and the public on national debt and budget deficit issues during "Debt Week: Spring 2010" April 12-15 on the SFA Campus.

SFA Bright Ideas Conference to highlight faculty research, scholarship and artistry

April 5, 2010 - The Bright Ideas Conference highlighting faculty research, scholarship and artistry will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center at Stephen F. Austin State University.

Nacogdoches to celebrate Week of the Young Child

April 5, 2010 - Stephen F. Austin State University's Early Childhood Lab and the Greater East Texas Community Action Program Head Start invite Nacogdoches County to come together to kick off the national Week of the Young Child, April 12-16, honoring young children and all those who make a difference in children's lives.

SFA to host National Alcohol Screening Day

April 5, 2010 - Stephen F. Austin State University will host National Alcohol Screening Day from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 8, on the first floor of the Human Services Building.

'Texas National' juror Judy Pfaff to present lecture

April 1, 2010 - On the evening prior to the opening of Stephen F. Austin State University's national juried exhibition, "Texas National 2010," juror Judy Pfaff will give an artist lecture at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 10, in Room 160 of the Wright Music Building on the SFA campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Three SFA alumni accepted to 'Texas National 2010'

March 31, 2010 - The School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University has announced that works by three SFA alumni will be included in "Texas National 2010," which will open at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 10, in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, located at 329 E. Main St. The show will run through Saturday, May 22.

Friends of Music

March 30, 2010 - The newest members of the SFA Friends of Music Board were introduced at the group's March meeting.

SFA faculty flute/piano recital scheduled

March 30, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present flutist Christina Guenther and pianist Andrew Parr in a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA's Original Cast to present 20th anniversary musical revue

March 30, 2010 - The Original Cast, a musical cabaret troupe from the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre, will celebrate its 20th anniversary with four performances of "Almost Legal" Thursday, April 8, through Saturday, April 10, in the Downstage Theatre of the Griffith Fine Arts Building on the SFA campus.

Nashville photographer to present slide show at SFA

March 25, 2010 - Nashville-based photographer and videographer David McClister will present an informal slide presentation, "Outtakes & Ramblings," at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, in Room 106 of the Stephen F. Austin State University Art Building.

SFA to screen 'Who Does She Think She Is?'

March 24, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will present a one-night screening of "Who Does She Think She Is?" at 7 p.m. Friday, April 2, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main St. in downtown Nacogdoches.

SFA music faculty to present recital

March 23, 2010 - Baritone David Howard and pianist Andrew Parr, both members of the SFA music faculty, will present Franz Schubert's "Die Winterreise (Winter Journey)" in a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 29, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA Steel Band concert scheduled

March 23, 2010 - Stephen F. Austin State University's Steel Drum Band will present a program of pop, Caribbean and Latin favorites during its annual spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA to host Family Issues Summit

March 23, 2010 - Stephen F. Austin State University will host the Family Issues Summit at 9 a.m. Friday, March 26, at the Early Childhood Research Center on the SFA Campus.

SFA to present student-directed play by Horton Foote

March 16, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of "A Young Lady of Property" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27.

SFA choir concert features American composers

March 16, 2010 - The Choral Union and Women's Choir of Stephen F. Austin State University will present a joint concert, "Made in the USA: Three Centuries of American Choral Music," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Guest artists and faculty ensemble to perform at SFA

March 16, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present two recitals on Sunday, March 28, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

SFA to present 'An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch'

March 16, 2010 - East Texans will have the rare opportunity to be entertained by one of the most highly acclaimed American composers when the Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts presents "An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in W.M. Turner Auditorium.

SFA unveils permanent collection of Samuel Rothbort's art

March 16, 2010 - The Stephen F. Austin State University C