Gov. Greg Abbott announced broadband access as one of his emergency items for the legislative session on Feb. 1 during his State of the State speech.
The Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. To kick off the celebration, the CVB is launching the “#Nac4GivingBack” campaign, highlighting a local nonprofit each month.
Kasey Jobe, senior biology major and forestry minor from Chester, will represent SFA at the 2021 Texas Undergraduate Research Day event held virtually on Feb. 23.
SFA announced their partnership with Nacogdoches Medical Center to administer COVID-19 vaccines last Friday in an email from the Office of the President.
SFA has named Dr. Brandon Frye the new vice president of student affairs. Frye will officially start on Feb. 4 and will lead the student affairs division, which includes student programs and services, including housing, student engagement, counseling and wellness.
Dr. Adam Peck, dean of student affairs, has accepted the position of Assistant Vice President at Illinois State University. His last day at SFA will be Jan. 7.
The Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity is holding its first toy drive this December. Toys can be donated through Dec. 16 at 711 N. Mound St. All toys will be donated to Toys for Tots.
To help prevent further spread of COVID-19, SFA has decided to switch almost all classes to online after Thanksgiving break from Nov. 30- Dec. 18 into the winter break. Instead of students returning for two weeks, keeping as many students as possible off campus for a longer period of time wi…
On Oct. 15, Frogs announced they were filing a lawsuit concerning the multiple accusations of prejudice about the staff and management. It is unclear who exactly is being sued.
The Planning and Zoning Commission and the Nacogdoches City Council have approved a rezoning of a property at the end of Logansport Street, unit 1102, from an R-2 to an R-4 district, and locals are fighting to reverse it.
The Center for Career and Professional Development and Human Resources have partnered up to offer guidance to departments to expand or create on-campus internship programs for their students.
El anuario de Stone Fort estará a la venta el 27 al 28 de Octubre de 10:30am a 1:30pm y el 3 de Noviembre al 4 de Noviembre, y también Noviembre 10-11 en la plaza afuera del Centro Estudiantil Baker Patillo. Los estudiantes pueden registrarse para estar en la lista de reserva y recibirán su…
The Stone Fort Yearbook will be tabling from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 27-28, Nov. 3-4 and Nov. 10-11 to sell 2020-2021 yearbooks. Students will be able to sign up for the pre-order list and receive their yearbooks at a later date. Each book is $67 and will be charged to the student’s eBi…
Dr. Sarah Straub, assistant professor of education studies, was awarded the 2020-22 Montgomery Professorship for Humane Education.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Lumberjack Cultural Association will be holding their annual Tunnel of Oppression virtually this year.
A unit in The Californian apartment complex caught fire around 8 p.m. Monday on 728 E Starr Ave. The fire was localized to Apt. 408, and no one was injured.
Dr. Candis Carraway, assistant professor of agriculture, was named the 2020 Distinguished Young Educator by Non-land grant Agriculture and Renewable Resources Universities. This national award recognizes meritorious teaching at a NARRU institution. This is the first time an SFA professor has…
A group of six SFA students accused of making a false police report against 17-year-old freshman Christin Evans have filed a federal lawsuit against the University, naming the Board of Regents and University President Dr. Scott Gordon as defendants.
Fourth semester nursing students are working with the East Texas Community Health Services to administer free flu vaccinations from 3 pm to 7 pm Oct. 7-9 and 9 am to 5 pm on Oct. 10 at the SFASU Richard and Lucille Dewitt School of Nursing building at 5707 North St.
This year, SFA’s theme for homecoming will be “Stay at Home-coming.” Homecoming will begin the week of Oct.19, and will continue up until Oct. 24, where SFA will face off against Abilene Christian University for the homecoming football game.
University Communications Liaison Erika Harris said University officials are urging the Evans family to release the body camera footage of the false report incident on Sept. 14 during a press conference on Oct. 3.
Chief of Police John Fields, along with other University faculty, provided more details about the incident involving UPD and the false report made on Sept. 14.
SFA will hold traditional in-person commencement ceremonies in December 2020 for December graduates, as well as those who graduated in May and August of 2020. There will be measures taken to assure safety; seating will be adjusted to maintain social distancing standards, and all who attend w…
A group of Rodeo Team alumni met current Rodeo Team members at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Facility equine center to present them with two pieces of equipment and a plaque to commemorate the donors to the program on Sept. 21.
Rusche College of Business está ofreciendo una carrera de emprendimiento que empieza este semestre debido a la alta demanda por los estudiantes. El programa fue aprobado oficialmente durante el verano, después de haber pasado el último ciclo de currículo y luego haber sido aprobado a nivel d…
SFA’s Chair of Military Science Department and Senior Officer in Charge of ROTC James Attaway was officially promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on May 8 of this year.
The Rusche College of Business is offering an entrepreneurship major starting this semester due to high demand by students. The program was officially approved in the summer, after going through the curriculum cycle last year and then being approved at the department, college and university levels.
University Dining Services has updated their safety protocols in compliance with Covid-19 preventative measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff for the Fall 2020 semester.
Due to Coronavirus, the Fall 2020 Intramural Sports schedule will be modified to fit into the guidelines created by the CDC. These guidelines include a physically distant check-in process, cleaning of the SFA Campus Rec Intramural equipment and face covering requirements for participants.
A shooting occurred at 11:08 p.m. on Sept. 8 at University Club Apartments, 2807 Pearl St. Nacogdoches Police Department received a call of gunshots and immediately responded to the call. Police rendered aid, and the victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.
Desiree Kuykendall, estudiante de kinesiología, de Waco, estaba en la secundaria cuando se inscribió a una prueba para el equipo de porristas de su escuela. Kuykendall tenía pasión por el deporte y participó en vóleibol, baloncesto, y atletismo. Estaba muy emocionada por intentar algo difere…
SFA Friends of the Visual Arts (FVA) is raising monetary funds to help staff members of the Cole Arts Center in Downtown Nacogdoches after recent budget cuts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Desireé Kuykendall, a senior kinesiology major from Waco, was in middle school when she tried out for her school’s cheer team. Kuykendall had a passion for sports and was a part of the volleyball team, ran track and played basketball. She was excited to try something new with cheer and get m…
SFA encountered the first push back against wearing face masks on the first day back to class, Aug. 24. An unidentified student refused to wear a mask while getting onto the shuttle bus and held up fellow riders in the process.
All classes have been cancelled until Monday Aug. 31 as Nacogdoches is in the anticipated path of Hurricane Laura. Hurricane Laura, sitting at a category 4 in strength but could potentially become a category 5, is the first major hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season.
Nacogdoches County Commissioners held a vote on Tuesday morning to decide on additional polling places, including on a location on campus. The vote passed unanimously.
University President Scott Gordon announced the current plans for the Fall 2020 semester. As of June 30, face-to-face classes will be offered, but students will also have the option for distance learning.
On-campus housing for the fall semester has put new regulations in place to keep students safe from COVID-19. Residence Life and Student Affairs sent an email to all students, along with a tweet posted by the official SFA Twitter account, about what students who are wanting to live on-campus…
SFA Students and members of the Nacogdoches community gathered on June 2 in front of the official Stephen F. Austin State University sign on North Street in a peaceful protest for the Black Lives Matter Movement. The protest began around 4 p.m. and was organized by two SFA students via a pri…
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing announced Monday SFA’s Master of Science in Nursing Program is fully accredited. Accreditation means students can continue their education to the doctoral level. MSN Coordinator Erin Bailey said all family nurse practitioner students must…
As campus activities have been suspended and buildings emptied, faculty in the Griffith Fine Arts building get ready for renovations that will relocate their classes and offices.
Staying inside and limiting the time allowed to go into public areas has put a halt on shopping and eating out at restaurants, but it also has stopped people from going to other important appointments, such as therapy sessions. This especially affects students who had these services easily a…
Walking through the empty parking lots of local business strips, I began to fully realize the effects of COVID-19 on the businesses here in Nacogdoches. With so many store doors with “Closed until further notice” signs, I began to wonder just how long that “further notice” would last. While …
Beginning mid-March, Memorial Hospital has received many donations of masks from the community. Around the country, masks are a major supply that hospitals are running out of and they highly suggest communities donate as much as they can to help in this crisis.
Entering the Gayla Mize Garden, I wasn’t expecting much activity. However, to my surprise, several people were out enjoying the sunshine and fresh air Nacogdoches has to offer.