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Activities and Events

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Activities & Events

Transformative experiences

As a student in the Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication, you can participate in a wide variety of hands-on learning activities. Gain firsthand production experience at LaNaNa Link Radio, our student-run world music station. Participate in field research in Africa, Brazil or Costa Rica. Engage with artists from all over the globe. 

At SFA, we believe that education is about more than lectures. And when you study languages, cultures and philosophy here, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to get out of the classroom and into the wider world.

Cultural Performing Arts Series

The Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication created the Cultural Performing Arts Series as a way to connect students and the larger community to international culture and art. The series includes musical performances and poetry readings from around the world, with an emphasis on Spanish, French, German and Portuguese artists. Participating artists typically spend a week at SFA. In addition to giving performances on campus and in the community, the artists visit classes and engage with students.

For more information or to learn about upcoming events, contact Dr. Jeana Paul-Ureña at

SFA debate team

Build your critical-thinking, public-speaking and rhetorical skills as a member of SFA’s debate team. The SFA Debate Team competes at college-level debate tournaments around the country and has won six national championships in the International Public Debate Association circuit. 

Any student may attend meetings or practice sessions. To be eligible to travel and participate in competitions, students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. To learn more, contact Kimberly Squyres Wagner at

LaNaNa Link Radio

Launched in 2011, LaNaNa Link Radio is an online student-run radio station that offers a wide selection of world and ethnic music. In addition to providing the community with a variety of cultural and educational programming, LaNaNa Link also gives students the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience creating public radio programs.

To learn more or to get involved, contact Dr. Jeana Paul-Ureña at

Travel and study abroad 

Students in the Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication have the opportunity to participate in a variety of transformative study abroad experiences. Previous trips have included service-learning and research projects in Africa, Brazil and Costa Rica.  

To learn more about study abroad programs, Dr. Jeana Paul-Ureña at



Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication

Dugas Liberal Arts North 
Room 235

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13042, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962