Archive | October, 2010

Faculty, Staff needed for MLK Day of Service

27 Oct

Faculty and staff members are needed to serve as mentors for MLK Day of Service on January 17, 2011. In its second year SFA students are asked to give a day on on their day off and help the SFA community on MLK Day. This year’s theme is “Legacy: What’s Yours?” and will team student volunteers with area retirement homes. Students will get the chance to help and interact with area senior citizens and help to produce bingo days, sock-hop dances and other fun activities. “We feel like the chance for our students to meet and interact with our seniors is a great way to help our students connect with a sense of living history. These older folks have tremendous stories to tell.” said Randi Cooper, SFA Service graduate assistant.

Faculty and staff are needed for onsite support and to facilitate reflection with the students participating. Because of the sensitive nature of working with area retirement homes faculty and staff will also receive information on how to maintain confidentiality and help students work with residents with special needs. “While we anticipate this will be a fun day of service and learning we also want to be sensitive to the needs of these residents while providing our students with the support they will need.” added Cooper. Faculty and staff who are interested can call 468-1018 and R.S.V.P. with Kay Custer or email the SFA Service program at

MLK Day of Service will begin on January 17th, 2011 with an opening reception and lunch in the BPSC Grand Ballroom at 11 AM and service projects will last throughout the afternoon. MLK Day of Service is generously funded by a grant and participants will receive a t-shirt for volunteer identification and a light lunch.


Battle of the Pineywoods beneficial for Ronald McDonald House

25 Oct

Members of the Student Government Association paid a visit to the Ronald McDonald House of Houston ahead of the Battle of the Pineywoods and brought along hundreds of pounds of donations for their residents. Throughout the week SGA members collected quick serve food items, toiletries and other items to help families staying there feel more comfortable in a time of need. The Ronald McDonald House provides lodging free of charge for families of children in the hospital. To date over 100,000 families have been helped world-wide. While the Ronald McDonald House generously provides housing and other services they do not provide all meals or personal items. That is where SGA comes in. The items donated will go along way to providing a quick bite to eat during the long days of hospital visits.

“We just wanted to help out on a day we celebrate how great it is to be a college student,” said SGA President Andy Teel. “When the Battle of the Pineywoods game was announced we started looking around for a way to give back to Houston and we felt this was best,” added Sarah Feye, SGA Vice-President. Members of the SGA met with the families and helped to deliver the goods to the house. Next year SGA plans to help make dinner for the families on the Friday night before the big game. By the way, Stephen F. Austin also won the Battle of the Pineywoods, defeating Sam Houston State 31-28. The game was held at Reliant Stadium.

SFA Students and Staff show Spirit and “Think Pink”

22 Oct

October is nationally known as breast cancer awareness month. That is when the members of Zeta Tau Alpha spring to action. The SFA campus becomes awash with pink all over the campus and students learn about the importance of early detection and efforts to find a cure for this deadly disease. Throughout the week of October 11-18 members of ZTA sold pink out shirts and encouraged students to wear them to the SFA game vs. Central Arkansas. Hundreds of shirts were sold with proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Members of the SFA Football team wore pink on their uniforms and a number of breast cancer survivors and family formed the tunnel for the Lumberjacks to take the field. Continue reading

SFA Homecoming offers something for everyone

22 Oct

This year SFA is going Hollywood! SFA Homecoming 2010’s theme is Lights, Camera, Axe Em’ and will feature a week filled with fun, friends and memories. “We wanted this year’s theme to reflect two things we all enjoy; a great movie and SFA.” said 2010 Homecoming Chair Blake Horn. Blake is the president of the Traditions Council and has been working since he took office preparing for this big event. “We really want to make sure every student, fan and alumni have a great time and get into the Lumberjack spirit he added.” Continue reading

SFA Cheerleaders receive their 2010 National Championship rings

19 Oct

Members of the 2010 SFA Large Co-Ed cheerleading team were given their national championship rings during their practice on the SFA campus. The team defeated Weber State and the University of Central Arkansas in a hotly contested showdown in Daytona Beach in April. Members of the team will participate in a ring ceremony at the SFA football game on November 13 at Homer Bryce Stadium. Congratulations to the team!

Bring your Axe Handle to the Battle – Just to the right section!

19 Oct

Students and Alumni will be allowed to bring their Axe handles to the Battle of the Pineywoods game this Saturday in Reliant Stadium provided they are in the right designated seating. Axe handles will not be allowed in any aluminum temporary seating. Other than that students are encouraged to bring their handles and show their Lumberjack Spirit. Students and fans who do bring handles to the sections designated below will have their handles taken up by Reliant Stadium staff.

Sections NOT allowed to have Axe handles are:

No axe handles will be allowed in the following seats:
· Section 136 – first 22 rows · Section 137 – first 22 rows · Section 101-103 – first 4 rows
· Section 130-132 – first 4 rows · Section 121-123 – first 4 rows · Section 110-112 – first 4 rows · Section 115 – first 11 rows · Section 116 – first 18 rows · Section 117 – first 18 rows
· Section 118 – first 11 rows

Please check your tickets and make sure your row and seat is Axe Handle approved!

Join the Polar Bear Project for a Glow in the Dark Dinner

15 Oct

Join the members of Omicron Delta Kappa and the Polar Bear Project on Wednesday, October 20th from 4 PM – 8 PM in the Student Center Dining Hall for our glow in the dark dinner. During this event the lights will be turned out and everyone will eat by glow stick. This event is planned to coincide with National Campus Sustainability Day and will help students learn more about how they can help create a sustainable climate on their campus. In addition to the unique atmosphere some local acoustic artists will provide dinner music. All of this is free with entry into the dining hall. For more information call ODK at 468-1018.