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Wednesday, May 9
Softball at 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament
Lake Charles, Louisiana

Friday, May 11
Baseball vs. Lamar University
6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 12
Baseball vs. Lamar University
2 p.m.

Sunday, May 13
Baseball vs. Lamar University
1 p.m.




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Dr. Craig Morton

Professor of agriculture

Morton was named Nacogdoches County's 2018 Agriculture Educator of the Year.

He has taught in SFA's Department of Agriculture for two decades. Recently, Morton received the award from Cory Beasley of Citizen's 1st Bank, sponsor of the annual award. Read More

News & Announcements

SFA flag lowered to half-staff today

The SFA flag on Vista Drive is flying at half-staff today in honor of Dr. Sarah Canterberry, an SFA faculty member, who passed away May 4 in Nacogdoches.

Canterberry was an associate professor of biology and served as the President of the Texas Genetics Society. In April 2018, she received the SFA Teaching Excellence Award. She was the faculty advisor for several clubs, including Tri-Beta Biological Honors Society, Women in STEM and Yoseikan Budo.

She is survived by her husband, Matthew Canterberry; daughter, Shelby; son, Wade; parents, Susie and Al Zienko; brother, Travis Zienko and wife Crystal; nephews, Boe and Dusty Zienko; mother and father-in-law, Beverley and Billy Barnett.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Chapel in Nacogdoches. Interment will follow at Lower Chireno Cemetery.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation prior to the service from 12:30 until 2 p.m at Cason Monk-Metcalf, located at 5400 North St.

Texas Tribune to host conversation with Sen. Robert Nichols and Rep. Travis Clardy today

It's not too late to join The Texas Tribune for lunch and a conversation with Sen. Robert Nichols and Rep. Travis Clardy from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Baker Pattillo Student Center on the SFA campus.

For more information, click here.
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Office of the Dean of Student Affairs requests feedback

The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs would like to thank all faculty and staff who participated in the “Meal with a Mentor” program.

The event was part of the Week of Reflection and was sponsored by SFA’s Dining Services and Student Government Association.

Student Affairs is collecting feedback about the program. Whether you participated or not, to provide feedback, click here.


Track and field

The women's team finished second and the men's team finish third at the 2018 Southland Conference Outdoor Championship


SFA - 4 vs. Nicholls State University - 1
SFA - 10 vs. Nicholls State University - 22
SFA - 9 vs. Nicholls State University - 13


SFA - 2 vs. Abilene Christian University - 8
SFA - 2 vs. Abilene Christian University - 5
SFA - 3 vs. Abilene Christian University - 1

The Ocean Cleanup, a foundation founded by Dutch inventor Boyan Slat, launched an expedition to research the Great Pacific garbage patch, a floating garbage pile twice the size of Texas.

After collecting and analyzing samples, the foundation has developed ocean-cleaning technology predicted to clean half the patch in five years.

To read more, click here.

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