Nac-a-nowhere doesn't have to be a synonym for Nacogdoches. The campus is alive and generally has daily events (some are free). The two most obvious and entertaining resources include (1) athletic events and (2) fine arts events.
Athletic events include football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, baseball, rugby, track and field. Faculty members can purchase discounted reserved season tickets for football (approximately $35 per family member for the season) and basketball (approximately $50 per family member for the season) at the ticket office located in the University Center. Tickets to volleyball, soccer, rugby, and track and field events (with the exception of play-offs) are free. Faculty and community members regularly attend these events.
Fine arts events are equally as varied and include opera, recitals, symphonies, ballets, art shows, and theatre productions. Each year the College of Fine Arts and various sponsors enrich us with the SFA Children's Performing Arts Series, the University Series, various symphonic and wind productions, student and faculty music recitals, student and faculty art shows, dance company exhibitions and student-performed plays. Tickets to these events are reasonably priced; as a faculty member you can purchase up to two tickets for any fine arts event at half price. Many of the student recitals are free.
Additionally, many attend the new faculty orientation socials, the annual President's Holiday Reception, and various college picnics and graduation celebrations, all of which are free. The Advancement Office also offers holiday entertainment through its annual GALA (which is not free).
Student Activities and departments also sponsor entertaining and intellectual speakers. Musical concerts and other activities help round out the University experience. Fraternities and sororities also delight us with such things as Bog-N-Grog, Fight-Nights, 5-k fun runs, among other things. The Alumni Association has added Lumberjack Alley (a tailgating experience) for the serious and not-so-serious football fans. Events surrounding Homecoming include a downtown parade, a golf tournament, a duck-dash and a bar-b-que.
For those individuals wishing to continue their education or the education of their dependents, SFA does have an Employee Scholarship Program, which will pay up to $2,000 per year for an employee, spouse or dependent. The actual amount awarded is determined each semester by the 12th class day and is dependent on the resources available. For more information contact Human resources or use the following link: http://www2.sfasu.edu/personnel/forms/EduAsst2006.htm