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  • Career preparedness

    With a well-rounded liberal and applied arts education, our graduates are prepared for successful careers in a variety of fields.

  • Texas state capitol

    The College of Liberal and Applied Arts facilitates internships with the state legislature for students looking for hands-on experience in government.

  • SFA-TV2

    Our students participate in content creation and production at SFA’s TV and radio stations as well as our digital and printed publications.

  • SFA social work students

    We believe in giving Lumberjacks opportunities to make an impact by assisting the community and preserving its history.

Welcome to the College of
Liberal and Applied Arts

The College of Liberal and Applied Arts at SFA provides students with the broad-based skills required to be successful over a lifetime. A combination of humanities and social sciences ensure our students communicate well, think critically, solve problems creatively and value ethics.

College Facts

  • 2
    ACADEMY
    AWARDS

    WON BY ALUMNI
  • 49
    ACADEMIC &
    CREATIVE BOOKS

    PUBLISHED SINCE 2015
  • 3
    GRAMMY
    AWARDS

    WON BY ALUMNI
  • 18
    TEACHING
    AWARDS

    WON BY FACULTY

Transformative Experiences

At SFA, we believe students benefit greatly from hands-on learning in and out of the classroom. Transformative experiences are at the core of our academic philosophy.

LUMBERJACK SPOTLIGHT

  • DR. JOYCE JOHNSTON HELPS STUDENTS OPEN DOORS WITH LANGUAGE

    New people, new ideas and new cultures are all waiting to be explored. French and the other modern languages provide life-changing opportunities. Dr. Joyce Johnston’s students have traveled the French-speaking world for educational trips, study abroad programs and internships.

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    Dr. Joyce Johnston

    Dr. Joyce Johnston, Director of Multidisciplinary Degrees

  • The Experience to Motivate a New Generation

    After serving 17 years in the military, Master Sergeant Raul Cantu has joined the Lumberjack Battalion as a new senior military instructor. Cantu successfully completed four assignments as a first sergeant and taught as a Ranger instructor for three years. His achievements include graduating Ranger School, Airborne School and the Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course.

    Master Sergeant Raul Cantu

    Master Sergeant Raul Cantu

  • WILMA CORDOVA GIVES STUDENTS THE TOOLS TO EMPOWER THOSE IN NEED.

    SFA professor Wilma Cordova believes social work is a calling. She guides her students through rigorous research, fieldwork and role-playing exercises to prepare them for careers as advocates for equality and social justice.

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    Wilma Cordova, Professor of Social Work

    Wilma Cordova, Professor of Social Work

  • What Language Do Bears Speak?

    As a class project in her Invented Languages course at SFA, Lindsey Antonini developed a language for bears called Arktosk. Her work garnered a mention in a New York Times article entitled Create Your Own Language, For Credit.

    After graduating from SFA with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and a minor in linguistics in 2012, Antonini commenced doctoral studies in linguistics at the University of Georgia.

    Lindsey Antonini

    Lindsey Antonini, Class of 2012

  • Jazz History: From Brazil to America

    For his book, "Cuttin’ Up: How Early Jazz Got America’s Ear," SFA faculty member Dr. Court Carney interviewed musicians in Salvador, Brazil, to build upon his research on the intersections of race and music. Dr. Carney’s work incorporating the idea of music, place and memory in Bahia serves as an important addition to his scholarship on these relationships within the United States.

    Dr. Court Carney

    Dr. Court Carney

  • DR. JOYCE JOHNSTON HONORED WITH CIVIL JUSTICE AWARD.

    Dr. Johnston received the Texas American Board of Trial Advocates 2018 Champion of Civil Justice award on behalf of her work with SFA’s Pre-Law Academy. The Pre-Law Academy, which Johnston has overseen since 2014, is an innovative summer program that introduces high school students to a career in law.

    Dr. Joyce Johnston, Director of Division of Multidisciplinary Programs

    Dr. Joyce Johnston, Director of Division of Multidisciplinary Programs

  • Challenging Minds. Changing Lives.

    Dr. Michael Tkacik is a professor of political science and the director of SFA’s School of Honors. His tireless work advising and supporting both current and former Lumberjacks earned him SFA’s 2017 Alumni Association’s Distinguished Professor Award. Tkacik is a shining example of how SFA faculty members are committed to challenging minds and changing lives – one Lumberjack at a time.

    Dr. Michael Tkacik

    Dr. Michael Tkacik

  • MICHAEL ZERINGUE WINS GEOGRAPHY AWARD

    Zeringue was awarded the 2017-18 William T. Chambers Outstanding Geography Graduate Award, which is given annually to recognize an outstanding geography graduate. Zeringue is pursuing his goal of being an engineering officer in the U.S. Army. He aspires to obtain a master’s degree in the engineering field.

    Michael Zerinque, Class of 2018

    Michael Zerinque, Class of 2018

  • Lights. Camera. Lumberjack in Action.

    As media operations specialist for KHOU-TV, Devonte Hill preps for the morning news followed by Great Day Houston, a one-hour daily program broadcast live in front of a studio audience. Hill is constantly in motion – preparing sets, moving props and cameras and adjusting lights. He also creates stories for the show, assists in producing segments, writes teasers and cuts voiceover footage.

    Devonte Hill, Class of 2014

    Devonte Hill, Class of 2014

Working Side-By-Side

  • Joyce Johnston

    Joyce Johnston

    French professor Dr. Johnston hosts weekly gatherings at a local coffee shop to help students and community members hone their conversational French speaking.

  • Ken Collier

    Ken Collier

    Political science professor Ken Collier analyzes the impact of U.S. presidential speechwriting in his book, Speechwriting in the Institutionalized Presidency: Whose Line Is It?
     

  • Wilma Cordova

    Wilma Cordova

    SFA professor Wilma Cordova guides her students through rigorous research, fieldwork and role-playing exercises to prepare them for successful careers as advocates for equality and social justice. 

  • Kenneth Untiedt

    Kenneth Untiedt

    SFA English professor Dr. Kenneth Untiedt is helping to preserve the past through the world-renowned Texas Folklore Society. With its roots dating back to 1909, it’s the longest-existing, state-based folklore organization.

Want to Contact the College of Liberal and Applied Arts?

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    936.468.2803

    libarts@sfasu.edu

  • COME SEE US

    College of Liberal and Applied Arts
    P.O. Box 13033, SFA Station
    Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3033

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