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SFA’s Music Prep plans 40th Anniversary Celebration to involve Entire Community

February 26, 2021 - The Music Preparatory Division of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an all-day music festival on Saturday, May 1, at the Music Prep House, located at 3028 Raguet St.

The outdoor event will feature the talents of Music Prep’s outstanding student musicians and give local merchants the opportunity to showcase their businesses while showing support for the School of Music’s outreach program, according to Alba Madrid, Music Prep director and program instructor.

Biology Student Selected to Represent SFA at 2021 Texas Undergraduate Research Day

February 11, 2021 - Kasey Jobe will represent Stephen F. Austin State University at the 2021 Texas Undergraduate Research Day held virtually at the state Capitol Feb. 23 and 24.

Jobe, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in forestry, worked with Dr. Christopher Schalk, assistant professor of forest wildlife management at SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, to investigate how installation methods affect snake entanglement in erosion control blankets.

SFA’s OMA to Emphasize Perspective, Perseverance During Annual Black History Month Celebration

February 4, 2021 — Celebrations honoring Black History Month, held annually each February, may be especially poignant this year as Americans continue to process the racial unrest that escalated throughout 2020. Staff members in Stephen F. Austin State University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hope to unpack some of those events as they discuss Black history and culture during the annual Black History Month Celebration.

SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs to host Seventh Annual Diversity Conference

January 22, 2021 - The Stephen F. Austin State University Office of Multicultural Affairs’ seventh annual Diversity Conference will examine diversity, equity and inclusion in the years ahead with the theme “Diversity in the New Decade: Defining the New Normal.”

“As our institution and community continue to embrace diversity and create an inclusive environment, it is important for us to focus on what diversity will look like in the new decade,” said Jalon Berry, OMA assistant director.

Tickets for SFA’s Culinary Café and Lumberjack Express on Sale Friday

January 14, 2021 - Spring semester ticket sales for Stephen F. Austin State University’s student-run Culinary Café and Lumberjack Express mobile food lab will open at 8am Friday, Jan.15, with service on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Feb. 16.

Patrons must follow the COVID-19 drive-thru and walk-up procedures. Physical distancing will be required, and seating is limited on the Education Annex building’s patio.

SFA Delays Tuesday Opening

January 11, 2021 - Classes at Stephen F. Austin State University will resume and offices will reopen at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12. The SFA Charter School and Early Childhood Laboratory also will open at 11 a.m. 

According to Dr. Scott Gordon, SFA president, the decision to cancel early morning classes was made with the safety of faculty, staff members and students in mind.

“A later opening should allow time for temperatures to rise above freezing and melt any ice on the roadways,” he said.

SFA Unveils VIP Graduate Admission Program, Axe-celerated Admission

January 8, 2021 - In its continued efforts to seek new avenues for reducing barriers to higher education, Stephen F. Austin State University has unveiled a new program aimed at recognizing high-achieving SFA undergraduates by fast tracking them into a graduate program of their choice.

Created through the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, Axe-celerated Admission allows faculty members to nominate standout students once a year in the spring for VIP admission into a graduate program of their choice at SFA.

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