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Dr. Paul Shockley

Lecturer of philosophy in Multidisciplinary Programs

Oyster Creek Rotary Club in Missouri City, Texas, invited Shockley to speak about how to help the world’s honeybee population. His presentation was titled "Save the honeybee, save the world."

News & Announcements

Rusche College of Business recognizes faculty members with annual awards

SFA’s Rusche College of Business honored faculty members for their teaching excellence, innovation, research and service.

Among the honorees were Drs. Gina Harden, Mark Scanlan, Calee Jo Holcombe, Carol Wright, Jason Reese and Treba Marsh.
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Social Events Team hosting faculty and staff happy hour Friday

SFA faculty and staff are invited to a social event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, at The Fredonia Hotel in downtown Nacogdoches.

Meet up with colleagues for socializing, networking and fun at Nine Flags Bar and Grill. You also may bring a plus one.

This event 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.

Women's Teach-In Summer Lunch Series scheduled

The Women’s Teach-In Summer Lunch Series, an extension of the teach-in held at SFA which celebrated International Women's Day, is scheduled throughout the summer.

The series will take place every Friday through Aug. 10 with the exception of July 6. The lunch will take place at The Bosslight in downtown Nacogdoches.

Bring your lunch and prepare to learn about important topics from SFA female faculty and staff.

This week's meeting will feature Dr. Chay Runnels, hospitality administration program coordinator, who will speak about the culinary world and the #MeToo movement.

For more information and to view the schedule of speakers, visit the event’s 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.

Campus Recreation

Summer Music Series to host three performers

SFA’s Summer Music Series kicks off with a performance by Joe Cuellar from 5 to 7 p.m. June 22 at the Student Recreation Center pool.

Bryan Harkness is scheduled to perform July 13, and Anna Stockdale is scheduled to perform July 27.

This series is free for Rec Center and pool members and children under four. The event is $10 for non-members.

For more information, call (936) 468-3507.

Campus Recreation Department hosting Parents Night Out Saturday

In an effort to help parents enjoy a child-free Saturday evening, the Campus Recreation Department is hosting Parents Night Out Saturday, June 16. Kids will enjoy a fun-filled evening of camp activities, a meal and movie.

Parents can drop off their children as early as 5:30 p.m. and must pick them up by midnight. The cost is $20 per child.

For more information or to register, call (936) 468-3507, or email campusrec@sfasu.edu. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Friday, June 15.

Athletics

Kyle Keller basketball camp scheduled for June

Two sessions of the Kyle Keller basketball camp are scheduled for this summer.

A day camp is scheduled for Monday, June 18, through Thursday, June 21. A morning session will take place from 8:15 a.m. to noon, and an afternoon session will take place from 1:15 to 5 p.m. Campers also may register for both sessions. Participants will receive a T-shirt. Meals will not be provided.

An overnight camp is scheduled for June 24 through 27 and will include meals and a T-shirt.

Both day and overnight camps are for boys entering grades second through 12th.

Faculty and staff receive a 10-percent discount. For more information or to register, click here.


Miami Marlins select Norton in 32nd round of 2018 MLB Draft

On the final day of the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft, SFA junior pitcher Jake Norton became the latest Lumberjack to be drafted.

The Miami Marlins chose Norton with the 957th overall pick in the 32nd round.

With Norton's selection by the National League Club, 19 SFA baseball players have now worked their way up to the ranks of the MLB.
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Fine Arts

Student stage managers keep SummerStage Festival running smoothly

While many of their peers are taking summer vacations or lighter summer class loads, SFA theatre students Yanelly Vargas and Kylie Wakulat are deep in production mode for this year’s SummerStage Festival at SFA.

As stage managers for the School of Theatre’s two featured plays – Vargas for “Crimes of the Heart” and Wakulat for “Pinkalicious the Musical” – the theatre majors have been busy for months, beginning with auditions in March, followed by design meetings throughout the spring and now rehearsals, all leading up to the SummerStage Festival opening June 29.
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Japanese landscapers are taking gardening to the next level through the annual Kei Truck Garden Contest.

Hosted by the Japan Federation of Landscape Contractors, this contest encourages gardeners to create landscapes in truck beds. These mobile gardens are intricate with benches, waterfalls, coffee tables and more.

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