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Ken Morton

Director of Campus Recreation

In May, Morton began his one-year stint as president of the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation, a leader in higher education and advocate of recreation, sport and well-being.

Two articles written by Morton, "How the Role of Campus Rec Continues to Expand" and "Ken Morton Talks NIRSA Strategic Plan, AB Partnership,” were published in the May issue of Athletic Business Magazine. Morton also will have monthly articles published on the NIRSA President's Notes Blog throughout the year.

News & Announcements

Human Resources to host summer enrollment presentation

Are you ready for summer enrollment? Human Resources is offering an on-campus information seminar from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today in the McGee Business Building, Room 133.

Everyone is encouraged to attend to learn about changes coming in plan year 2019 and how to make benefit election changes online.

For more information, click here.

STEM Center accepting registration for iMAS Academy

SFA’s University STEM Research and Learning Center is accepting registration for a weeklong STEM camp for students entering sixth through eighth grade.

During Investigations in Math and Science Academy, or iMAS Academy, students spend the week participating in engaging, hands-on activities designed to help them develop a variety of skills while highlighting the diverse careers available in STEM disciplines.

iMAS will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, June 25, through Friday, June 29, in the Math Building, Room 101.

The cost is $100 per attendee and includes materials, snacks, prizes and a T-shirt. Space is limited to 100 spots, so register today by clicking here or calling (936) 468-5814. Read More

Governor appoints Childress SFA student regent

Kate Childress, an SFA graduate student from Lumberton, enjoys serving others, and in her new role as student regent, she will have the opportunity to impact the campus community in myriad ways.

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Childress to serve in this position, and her term as student regent began in June 2018 and will end in May 2019. She graduated from SFA in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in psychology and has continued her SFA education, now working toward a master’s degree in student affairs.

“I believe my student affairs academic endeavors closely align with my position as student regent,” Childress said. “My role as student regent will allow me to simultaneously learn and grow. It is a great learning opportunity for me, as well as one that will help further SFA’s mission and vision.”
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Mass communication faculty member wins national awards

A television program written and produced by an SFA mass communication faculty member recently received a silver and bronze award during the 39th annual Telly Awards.

Dr. Linda Thorsen Bond wrote and produced the Longmont Channel video, "Hot Time in the Old Town - 1925 Sylvan Supper." The video received both the Silver Telly Award for the People's Telly - TV Programs/Segments and Bronze Award in the General-History television category.

The program highlights The Hovers, a prominent family from Longmont, Colorado, who hosted famous suppers at their home, Hoverhome. The suppers illustrated the hope, determination, commitment and success of the Longmont community.
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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 Friday, Dr. Linda Levitt, assistant professor in the Department of Languages, Cultures and Communication, will discuss women in TV.

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

Campus Recreation to host annual scholarship bass fishing tournament

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

All proceeds will benefit the Dr. Raymond Lee Worsham Scholarship, which provides financial assistance to Campus Recreation student workers.

Worsham served as the intramural department director at SFA for 43 years. The scholarship was created to honor Worsham’s dedication to SFA and recognize his lasting impact.

Participants can register for the tournament online, mail a registration form to the SFA Alumni Association, or register beginning at 5 a.m. June 30 at the Jackson Hill Park boat ramp.

There will be a 60-percent payout for first, second and third place, and a prize package for the “Big Bass.” The entry fee is $150 per boat.

For more information, contact Katie Blevins, Campus Recreation promotions and sponsorships coordinator, at kblevins@sfasu.edu, or call the alumni association at (936) 468-3407.
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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. Friday, 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.

Fine Arts

Popular family favorite, comedy-drama highlight SummerStage Festival at SFA

SFA’s SummerStage Festival will present a fun and funny children’s musical and an emotionally powerful American play in its 2018 summer theatre season.

Make plans early to enjoy this year’s SummerStage Festival, which is slated for June 29 through July 19 with performances in Turner Auditorium and the Downstage Theatre. This year’s plays are “Pinkalicious the Musical” and “Crimes of the Heart.”

“Pinkalicious the Musical” will be presented in Turner Auditorium at 10 a.m. June 29, July 10 and 19; at 2 p.m. July 7, 10 and 18; and at 6:30 p.m. June 30 and July 14. General admission tickets are $8. A pay-what-you-can performance is at 2 p.m. July 10.

“Crimes of the Heart” will be presented in the Downstage Theatre at 7:30 p.m. July 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 18 and 19, and at 2 p.m. July 14. General admission tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students and youth. A pay-what-you-can performance is at 2 p.m. July 14.

For tickets or more information, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS, or visit finearts.sfasu.edu.
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The Cascadas de Agua Azul, located in Mexico’s Chiapas state, is one of the six must-see waterfalls in North America, according to The Smithsonian.

It’s easy to see where the waterfall gets its name, which roughly translates to “blue waterfalls." The pop of color from the limestone under the cascades not only creates a pretty photograph, but also a piece of art.

To see more waterfalls of North America, click here.

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