NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University will host a Safe Spring Break event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Courtyard on the SFA campus.

Cyndra Krogen-Morton, an SFA lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science, and students in her senior seminar class are coordinating the event. This year's theme is 'Jacks Play it Safe, SFASB2K16.

"This project gives students the opportunity to learn, develop and apply skills health educators need such as identifying community resources, organizing event logistics, marketing and implementing health-related education, and crafting effective messages for a specific population," Krogen-Morton said.

Safe Spring Break's purpose is to educate SFA students about risk-taking behaviors that often occur during spring break such as alcohol and drug use, drowsy driving, high-risk sexual behavior, sexual violence and more.

Representatives from SFA's Department of Public Safety, the Family Crisis Center of East Texas, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, Health Horizons and TxDOT will be in attendance to provide education relative to their missions.

The event will be arranged in a carnival-like atmosphere with games, refreshments and interactive activities.

For more information, contact Krogen-Morton at (936) 468-3988 or