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This Week's Calendar

Saturday, May 16
Commencement
William R. Johnson Coliseum
9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Wednesday, May 20
Grade entry completed for spring
Noon

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day holiday

Tuesday, July 14
Grade entry completed for Summer I
Noon


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Accomplishments

Dr. Robert Z. Selden Jr.

Center for Regional Heritage Research

Selden, research associate at SFA's Center for Regional Heritage Research, was featured in an industry publication focused on applications of 3-D printing and scanning technology.

The 3D Systems Corporation published a piece about Selden's work using scanning technology to make copies and analyze ancient ceramics. 
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News & Announcements

East College Street to close for repairs Monday

A portion of East College Street will be closed Monday, May 18, to facilitate underground repairs to fix the developing pot holes near Hall 14.
 
The closed portion will be between the western exit of the Steen Hall parking lot and the entrance of Lot 8 by Hall 14.

All west-bound traffic will be diverted through the Steen Hall parking lot to Hayter St., and then on to Raguet St. East-bound traffic from Raguet St. to the closure will be restricted to only those vehicles needing to park in the parking lots next to the Hall 14, Lumberjack Lodge, behind Human Services, the Health Clinic, the Education Building and the Steen Library. All other east-bound traffic will be detoured north on Raguet St.

All motorists are encouraged to use extra caution in this area and to observe all signage posted.

A picture of the impacted area can be seen here.

The closure is expected to last four days until Friday, May 22, but could be extended due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If you have any questions, please contact the Parking and Traffic Office at (936) 468-7275 or sfaparking@sfasu.edu.

T-shirt sponsorships available for Stone Fort Yearbook

SFA departments and student organizations looking for a unique way to promote their programs should consider helping sponsor the Stone Fort yearbook T-shirt this  summer. The annual T-shirt sponsorship helps fund the publication of the award-winning yearbook, which chronicles  a year’s worth of SFA events and activities and preserves students’ college memories for years to come.

The T-shirts are distributed for free to all students who sign up to purchase a yearbook during summer orientation and immediately become a part of these new students’ SFA spirit wardrobe. Logo spaces on the back of the T-shirt are available for $250. If you would like your department or organization represented, please call SFA Student Publications at (936) 468-4703 or email pinelogads@sfasu.edu by 5 p.m. Friday, May 15.

SFA Today to publish weekly

SFA Today will begin publishing a single weekly issue next week after the end of the academic semester.

The weekly issue will be published on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Regular daily publication will resume at the beginning of the fall semester.


Faculty Senate honors outgoing senators

The SFA Faculty Senate's outgoing senators were recognized and awarded axe handles to commemorate their terms of service.

Pictured, from left, are: Norjuan Austin, chair elect; Tammy Harris, secretary; Leisha Bridwell, Mary Olle, Charlotte Allen, Leslie Cecil, Matthew Kwiatkowski, David McKemy, Karen Embry-Jenlink, chair; and Joey Bray, treasurer.

SFA Gardens Lecture Series to feature designer of Mize Azalea Garden

SFA Gardens will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, in the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches.

Barbara Stump, research associate for development for SFA Gardens, will present "SFA Gardens - My Azalea Retrospective, the Unabridged Version."

Stump will reveal a few secrets and lessons learned during the 18-year development of the SFA Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden. Stump has been associated with the gardens since she began working toward her master's degree in 1997. Her master's thesis, "The Site Analysis and Design of the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden," involved coordinating efforts to build the 8-acre garden and plant more than 8,000 specimens, of which 6,500 are azaleas.
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Bright Ideas Conference presentations now available online

Many of the posters from SFA's 2015 Bright Ideas Conference can now be viewed in ScholarWorks. If you wish to include your poster from the 2015 conference, please contact the Center for Digital Scholarship at cds@sfasu.edu.


Campus Rec hours changed for the weekend

In light of graduation, SFA's Campus Recreation office will observe reduced hours this weekend. The facility will be open at the following times:

6 a.m. - 10 p.m., Friday, May 15.
Noon - 5 p.m., Saturday, May 16.
Noon - 5 p.m., Sunday, May 17.

Summer hours will start Monday, May 18.

For more information, please visit Campus Rec's website


Family Fun Night scheduled for Friday

Curious about the youth programs Campus Rec has to offer during the Summer?  Stop by Family Fun Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 15, for more information.

Registration is currently open for swim lessons, Little Jack Rec Camp sessions and Parents’ Night Out. Free food, fun games and opportunities to win free sessions are part of the event.

For more information, contact the Campus Rec Administration office at (936) 468-3507, or click here.

SFA chair of military science to offer commencement address

Lt. Col. David Miller, chair of the Department of Military Science at SFA, will offer the commencement address during the university's spring graduation ceremonies Saturday, May 16.

Miller, a resident of Nacogdoches, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Science in safety engineering with an environmental emphasis from Murray State University.

The lieutenant colonel's previous assignment was at U.S. Army Pacific Command, where he served as the facility and construction branch chief, deputy chief of staff for engineering.
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Flags to be flown at half-staff Friday, May 15, and Monday, May 25

In honor of Peace Officer Memorial Day on Friday, May 15, SFA will lower the U.S. and Texas flags on campus to half-staff. The flags will return to full-staff on Saturday, May 16. The day is dedicated to federal, state and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. It is observed in conjunction with Police Week.

Flags will be lowered to half-staff again on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day.

Update your retirement system contact information

Life is all about change. The annual enrollment is only a few months away, and we would like to encourage all employees to update their contact information (address, phone and email) online at ERS by Friday, May 29.
 
By updating your information, employees will receive important annual enrollment material and information at their current address. Employees should:
 
1. Go to the ERS website and click on the “Access My Account” button at the top.
2. Enter username and password (or create an online account in five easy steps).
3. Click the appropriate link under “My Personal Information.”
 
Employees may also come by the Human Resources Department in the Austin Building, Room 201 and complete a Change of Address form.

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