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SFA encourages COVID-19 safety measures

Noted historian Dr. Douglas Brinkley to visit SFA, discuss ‘Discovering America from the Road’

UPD adjusting Raguet Street traffic patterns

Office of Development to hold Giving Day

Dr. Pietro A. Sasso, assistant professor of human services and educational leadership

Sasso has co-authored two book chapters with colleagues in the new edited text "International Perspectives on Supporting and Engaging Online Learners."

The first chapter, "Facilitating Co-curricular Connections among Millennial and Generation Z Students in Digital Environments," explores new approaches to supporting student involvement in online spaces. The second chapter, "Engaging Students in Asynchronous Advising Using the Dynamic Student Development Metatheodel: Toward a Critical Approach," connects a theory of college student success to online academic advising, or "cloud advising."

These chapters offer new ways to think about how we support and engage undergraduate students given the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Sudeshna Roy, professor of communication studies

Roy was invited by Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal, India, to deliver a special lecture this summer titled "Qualitative and Critical Research Methodologies: Focus on the Global South and Interdisciplinary Practices."

The virtual lecture was attended by undergraduate and graduate students along with faculty members from various departments in the university.

SFA encourages COVID-19 safety measures

With COVID-19 cases doubling on campus nearly overnight, SFA administrators are reminding and strongly encouraging faculty, staff and students to continue wearing masks, getting vaccinated, and practicing safe physical distancing.

Regularly check our COVID-19 webpage for quick reference to important coronavirus information and campus announcements. SFA works closely with state and local health organizations, like Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, to ensure its accuracy. The current total of campus COVID-19 cases is updated daily and can be found here.

University Marketing Communications has created digital pieces for use in PowerPoints and on TV displays. Those can be accessed and downloaded here. They also can be printed on 11- by 17-inch paper.

Noted historian Dr. Douglas Brinkley to visit SFA, discuss ‘Discovering America from the Road’
Doug Brinkley

Dr. Douglas Brinkley, CNN presidential historian and professor of history at Rice University, will present “Discovering America from the Road” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept.14 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater.

Brinkley, whom CNN declared “a man who knows more about the presidency than any human alive,” is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities at Rice, an American historian, best-selling author and sought-after commentator on U.S. presidential history. He has authored books on several presidents, including Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. Nancy Reagan personally selected Brinkley to edit President Reagan’s 2011 presidential diaries.

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UPD adjusting Raguet Street traffic patterns

The University Police Department is working to adjust traffic patterns for Raguet Elementary School and the SFA Charter School and recommends avoiding Raguet Street from 7:15 to 8 a.m. and from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. and seeking alternate routes if possible.

Office of Development to hold Giving Day
Giving Day

The Office of Development will be holding SFA's inaugural Giving Day planned for Sept. 16. This year's theme of "23 Reasons for 24 Hours" will be used to spotlight 23 different areas of interest at SFA. Throughout the day, donors will be encouraged to give to any area they would like to support, as well as share their reasons for giving back.

Join us and consider donating on this inaugural Giving Day.

Learn more here.

This and That

Take a ride on the Photo Ark and learn about at-risk species through the photography of Joel Sartore.

In his 15th year with the project, Sartore has taken photos of more than 11,000 species under human care, chronicling biodiversity and documenting the importance of their habitats.

View these amazing animals here.