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Eugene, Oregon




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John Handley

Gallery Director, SFA Art Galleries

Handley has been invited to participate in the Visual Commentary on Scripture, an ambitious seven-year project and online publication being developed at King’s College, London.

The VCS aims to provide theological commentary on the Bible through the selection of works of art and to demonstrate how many instances visual art is itself a form of commentary on the Bible.

The Centre for Arts and the Sacred at King’s is a center for research, teaching and public education in relation to the role of religion in the arts and the role of the arts in religion. The focus on the arts is broad and not limited to the visual arts alone. The ASK looks at questions of architecture and urban space as well as literature, music, film, dance and theatre.

Dr. Lydia Richardson and Deena Petersen

Department of Human Services

Richardson, assistant professor, and Petersen, clinical instructor, in the speech-language pathology program and Stanley Center for Speech and Language Disorders were awarded the Parkinson Voice Project’s National SPEAK OUT! and LOUD Crowd Grant.

The grant program honors Dr. Daniel R. Boone, a world-renowned speech-language pathologist and voice expert and former president of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Parkinson Voice Project's speech therapy program is based on the teachings of Boone, who recognized in the late 1950s that individuals with Parkinson's could improve their communication if they speak with "intent."

The Stanley Center for Speech and Language Disorders is committed to replicating Parkinson Voice Project’s unique two-part speech therapy program, which combines individual and group speech therapy to help people living with Parkinson’s across the U.S. restore their speaking abilities.

Sonnie Mosier

Administrative assistant in the Department of Military Science

Mosier recently received the Public Service Commendation Medal from the U.S. Army, which is one of the highest public service decorations the Army gives to civilians.

According to the Army’s website, the award recognizes “service or achievements that contribute significantly to the accomplishment of the mission of an Army activity, command or staff agency.”

Mosier, who has worked in the military science department for 21 years, has participated in the commissioning of 266 of the 646 cadets who have completed SFA's ROTC program. She serves as the university liaison for military science faculty and staff and supports the cadets in various instances.
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News & Announcements

Faculty breakfast scheduled for June 6

The next SFA Faculty and Staff Breakfast is scheduled for 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the East College Dining Hall.

For a special price of $3, SFA faculty and staff members are invited to enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat breakfast while catching up with colleagues and making new campus contacts.  Help spread the word about this event, and invite your SFA colleagues to join you.

The monthly Faculty and Staff Breakfast is brought to you by the SFA Social Events Team in the spirit of our “SFA Envisioned” strategic plan, which includes fostering a culture of engagement within our campus community.

To stay informed about future SFA social events, “like” the SFA Faculty/Staff Lounge Facebook.

Advertise in The Pine Log welcome edition

SFA departments, programs and organizations are invited to advertise in The Pine Log's upcoming 2018 welcome edition.

The special edition of the student newspaper will be mailed to the home of every incoming first-year and transfer student in early August. This is an excellent opportunity to share important information with this specific group of students and their parents.

To see information about ad rates and deadlines, click here, or email pinelogads@sfasu.edu.

Salary options for employees hired to work less than 12 months in fiscal year 2019

If you are a nine-, 10- or 11-month employee and you currently do not spread your salary and benefit deductions for 12 months, you can sign up to do so. This will lower your monthly health insurance payment and other optional premium costs.

Salary spread forms are located on the Payroll Office’s website under “Forms.”

The completed form should be turned in to the Payroll Office.

The 29th annual Texas Blueberry Festival scheduled for June

The 29th annual Texas Blueberry Festival kicks off with the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park from 6 to 10 p.m. June 8 at Festival Plaza in downtown Nacogdoches.

The toe-tapping fun continues June 9 with Pickin’ on the Square, a new Blueberry Festival event that encourages bluegrass musicians and fans to stay for the whole weekend. Pickin’ on the Square will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 9 in three locations: the basement of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, City Council chambers, and Regions Bank’s community room.

The Texas Blueberry Festival is packed with activities in downtown Nacogdoches, including a blueberry pancake breakfast, competitions and more live entertainment.

For more information, call (936) 560-5533, or visit tbf.nacogdoches.org, the Texas Blueberry Festival's Facebook or the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park's Facebook.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation to host scholarship bass fishing tournament

SFA's Campus Recreation will host the sixth annual Worsham Bass Tournament June 30 at Jackson Hill Park and Marina on Lake Sam Rayburn in Broaddus.

Registration opens at 5 a.m. and the tournament begins at safe light with a shotgun start.

The tournament benefits the Dr. Raymond Lee Worsham Scholarship established by Campus Recreation with the SFA Alumni Association.

To register for the event, click here. For more information, email Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at waguespaja@sfasu.edu.

Faculty and staff golf league registration now open

The first faculty and staff golf league is taking place this summer. The league is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. every Thursday, June 7 through Aug. 16, at Woodland Hills Golf Course.

Register now through June 1 in the Campus Recreation administration office.

For information, pricing and rules, visit sfasu.edu/campusrec, or contact Chris Morriss, Intramural Sports and Camps coordinator, at (936) 468-1856, or Jessica Waguespack, Employee Wellness coordinator, at (936) 468-6056.


Track and field

Competed in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I West Regional
To view performance outcomes, click here.

Summer soccer camps planned for June and July

SFA’s summer soccer camps are designed to develop technical skills, promote tactical understanding, and challenge athletes mentally and physically.

In addition to improving skills, the aim is to develop a passion for the game, promote individual success and have fun in a competitive environment.

Camps being offered this year are Lil Jacks Camp for ages 3 to 5, June 11 through 15; Summer Day Camp for ages 5 to 10, June 11 through 15; Summer Academy Camp for ages 9 to 13, July 11 through 15; and Elite Camp, a resident or commuter camp for ages 11 to 18, July 26 through 29.

For more information, contact Ashley Mosley, assistant women's soccer coach, at (936) 468-1106 or scheversak@sfasu.edu, or visit sfasoccer.com.

Mark Kellogg girls basketball camp scheduled for June

A girls basketball day camp for incoming first- through eighth-grade girls is scheduled for June 11 through 14.

Participants will receive a camp shirt and ball. Campers must provide their own lunch each day. Faculty and staff receive a $10 discount.

For more information and to register, visit markkellogghoopscamp.com.

Clint Conque youth football camp kicks off in June

The Clint Conque youth football camp for incoming third through eighth graders is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 11 through 13 at Homer Bryce Stadium with registration starting at 7:30 a.m.

Camp cost is $60. A discount is available for SFA faculty and staff for $48.

To preregister, visit clintconquefootballcamps.com.

For more information, contact SFA Athletics at (936) 468-3502.

Fine Arts

SFA to screen ‘Valley Uprising’ film

SFA’s School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of the documentary “Valley Uprising” at 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

Narrated by acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard and produced by Emmy Award-winning Sender Films with Big UP Productions, “Valley Uprising” recounts the history of Yosemite’s bold rock-climbing tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity and the laws of the land, according to senderfilms.com.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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School of Art to present Daniel exhibition

SFA’s College of Fine Arts and School of Art will present an exhibition of work by former SFA art professor John Daniel showing through June 16 in Reavley Gallery in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.

A reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at The Cole Art Center.

Daniel, who died in 2015, began teaching at SFA in 1967. In 1997, the John and Doris Daniel Scholarship in Art was established and is ongoing. In December 2005, Daniel became professor emeritus and retired after 38 years of teaching sculpture, design and drawing. In 2007-08, a retrospective show of his work had venues at both The Cole Art Center in Nacogdoches and at the Museum of East Texas in Lufkin. Daniel’s artwork is in collections in Nacogdoches and across Texas, as well as in other states.

For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
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SFA’s Summer Art Academy registration underway

Registration is underway for the annual Summer Art Academy offered by SFA’s School of Art for the two-week camp that will meet June 11 through 22.

Students going into kindergarten through sixth grade may enroll in classes that include drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics.

Classes will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Art Building. An exhibition of the students’ work will be at 5 p.m. June 22 in the Art Building. Afterward, the students may take their work home.

The registration fee on or before Friday, June 1, is $185 and includes all art supplies, exhibition expenses and daily refreshments. Late registration after June 1 is $200. For registration information, click here, or visit the School of Art.

For additional information, contact Dr. Cala Coats, SFA art instructor and director of the academy, at (936) 468-4262 or coatsc@sfasu.edu.
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Scratch-and-sniff stickers are about as common as pen pals these days. However, with the use of the “Frozen Treats” Forever stamps, you may get a "scent" of nostalgia.

California artist Margaret Bergin collaborated with the U.S. Postal Service to create watercolor popsicle design stamps with and added bonus of being scratch-and-sniff.

For more of the story, click here.

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