SFA theatre students earn top honors in prestigious national competition

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Two theatre students from Stephen F. Austin State University brought the highest honors in collegiate acting to the university when they won the Irene Ryan Acting Competition at the National Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival recently in Washington, D.C. The acting duo of Kiya Green, senior theatre major from Waxahachie, and […]

TONI SAUCEDO RECEIVES MULTIPLE RATING IV’S AT THE STATE VASE COMPETITION

Nacogdoches High School’s art community is abuzz with celebration as Toni Saucedo, one of its own, achieves a remarkable feat at the 30th Annual State Visual Arts Scholastic Showcase. On April 27th, Saucedo doubled down on her senior year by submitting two original artworks for the 2024 Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE). Saucedo was honored […]

CHILDREN’S AUTHOR VISITS NAC; ALL NISD SECOND-GRADERS RECEIVE SIGNED COPY OF LATEST BOOK

Children’s author Liz Garton Scanlon went through the process of writing a book during her visit this week with Nacogdoches ISD second-graders. “We’re going to start by brainstorming,” she told students Monday at Emeline Carpenter Elementary. That was part of an exercise where students created a story about a rocketship. “What do you need for […]

McBroom named SFA’s director of athletics

NACOGDOCHES, Texas –– Michael McBroom has been appointed director of athletics at Stephen F. Austin State University by Interim President Gina Oglesbee and The University of Texas System. Currently serving as director of athletics at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, McBroom will officially join the Department of Athletics on May 15.  “We are excited about […]

NISD HOLDING ‘RIDE & DRIVE’ EVENT FOR PROSPECTIVE BUS DRIVERS

Interested in driving a school bus but unsure what that’s like? Come out Saturday, May 18, at Dragon Stadium to apply as well as take a turn behind the wheel of a full-sized Nacogdoches ISD passenger bus. The NISD Ride & Drive Event will be held 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the parking lot […]

Four students selected for 2024 Best of SFA Awards

NACOGDOCHES, Texas –– The Stephen F. Austin State University Division of Student Affairs named Launa Castañeda of Garland, Julia Hobson of Richmond, Callie Lynn of Rusk, and Brennen Leidy of New Braunfels as recipients of the 2024 Best of SFA Award. “This is a difficult award to select as many of our student leaders deserve recognition […]

UT System executive vice chancellor to address May SFA graduates

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Dr.Archie Holmes, the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at The University of Texas System, will give the commencement addresses during Stephen F. Austin State University’s four graduation ceremonies May 10-11. Holmes provides oversight and guidance for the nine UT System academic institutions, which enroll more than 228,000 students, produce nearly 60,000 graduates a […]

SFA Gardens to host Botany Bliss educational workshop for families

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Kay Jenkins, SFA Gardens environmental education programs coordinator, is hosting a Saturday Science Adventure beginning at 9 a.m. May 11 at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center. Attendees will learn how botanists identify plants using characteristics such as overall size, leaf shape, flower parts and more. Participants will be encouraged to use their observation skills […]