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SFA’s University Series presents dynamic new string ensemble Sybarite5

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The commanding performance style of SYBARITE5 string quintet comes to W.M. Turner Auditorium on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus when the group performs in the College of Fine Arts’ University Series.

Known for its startlingly eclectic repertoire – from Piazzolla to Brubeck to Radiohead  – SYBARITE5 comes to SFA Thursday, Oct. 18, for a 7:30 p.m. performance. The group is turning heads throughout the music world, according to Scott Shattuck, associate dean of the College of Fine Arts and director of the series.

Grad School Hub ranks SFA’s online mass communication degree No. 1 in affordability

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — The Department of Mass Communication at Stephen F. Austin State University received notification from Grad School Hub that its online master’s degree has been ranked the most affordable program in the nation.

‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ coming to SFA

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Children’s Performing Arts Series at Stephen F. Austin State University will open its 2018-19 season on Wednesday, Oct. 17, with two performances of the Virginia Repertory Theatre’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
Based on the classic story by Washington Irving, this musical version with book, music and lyrics by Paul Deiss takes audiences to Tarry Town to join Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, the lovely Katrina Van Tassel and, of course, the Headless Horseman, as they live the story made famous by the legend.

SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture hosts community-wide tree contest

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture will host NacogdoTREES, a free community-wide contest celebrating the natural beauty of Nacogdoches, from Oct. 1 through Nov. 16.

“The goal of NacogdoTREES is to highlight the importance of urban and community trees, raise awareness of their ecological benefits, introduce the community to the field of forestry and encourage citizens to spend time outdoors,” said Sarah Fuller, outreach coordinator for SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.

SFA faculty member re-elected chair of LEAP Texas

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Dr. Larry King, Stephen F. Austin State University professor in the Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication, has been re-elected by the Liberal Education and America’s Promise Texas Board of Directors to serve a second term as chair of the organization.

Hospitality and History: SFA alumnus serves as director of special events at The Fredonia Hotel

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Ryan Russell, a 2012 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, is living proof of the phrase “never say never.”

“I remember being in school and saying I absolutely don’t want to work in a hotel and look at me now. I love what I do,” laughed Russell, who has served as director of special events for The Fredonia Hotel in Nacogdoches for more than a year.

SFA’s SummerStage Festival continues with ‘Crimes of the Heart’

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre continues its SummerStage Festival with performances of Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart.” “Crimes of the Heart” and “Pinkalicious the Musical” by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann with music by John Gregor will be presented through July 19 on the SFA campus. Visit for performance times, dates and venues. Call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit for ticketing information.

Danceworks: Polysemy production to feature largest group of senior choreographers

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s dance program will showcase its largest group of senior choreographers during its production of Danceworks: Polysemy, which premieres at 7 p.m. April 19 in the HPE Complex Dance Studio, Room 201, on the university campus.

True to its theme “Polysemy,” which means the coexistence of many possible meanings for a word or phrase, the Danceworks production will feature a variety of dance styles and topics.

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