Archive | November, 2010

Freshman Leadership helps local retirement home with Canes for Canes.

18 Nov

In honor of  the holiday season, students from the Freshman Leadership Academy will be selling decorated candy canes beginning on Monday, Nov. 29 and continuing throughout the week. The week-long event, Canes for Canes benefits the residents at Willowbrook Nursing Home. Proceeds will go to help offset the cost of personal comforts residents need each week but may lack the money to cover them. These simple comforts could be a trip to the beauty salon or a subscription to a favorite magazine. “We make this project part of our class to help our students learn about producing an event but more so about students using their leadership skills to help the community.” Said student instructor Sarah Feye. Students have spent hours designing and producing the decorated candy canes, advertising campaign and conducting the sale. “You really see how as leaders we can make a difference.” Said Kayla DeVille, FLA class member. Students in the class began preparing for the sale in October. “Each student had to research and present an idea for a service project and then we decided as a class which one we were going to support. It has really brought us together as a class” added Janice Haynes, another member of the class.

Students form the class will be selling the candy canes in front of the Baker Pattillo Student Center from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day of the sale. The FLA students will also deliver the Candy Canes to students, faculty and staff on campus. Candy canes intended for folks off campus will be available for pick-up in the Involvement Center. Each candy cane comes with a card you personalize for your friend, roommate, or sweetheart. The suggested donation is only one dollar. You can even choose from a variety of different flavors.


No Shave November – What’s the Big Deal

10 Nov

College men! Now you have a reason to let your face grow and tap into your inner Lumberjack! No Shave November is in full effect with student and staff celebrating by retiring their razors until December 1. No Shave November is a reminder for men to protect themselves from testicular cancer, one of the most common forms of cancer for men ages 15-40. Each year over 8,000 men will be diagnosed and 400 men will die from the disease. These statistics are sobering because if caught early the disease is almost 100% curable. members of Delta Tau Delta fraternity and the SFA Spirit Teams will be holding various “beard offs” this month in an effort to raise money for the Livestrong Foundation. Continue reading

Polar Bears on Parade make Green the new Purple!

10 Nov

This semester, polar bears are coming to Stephen F. Austin State University, and they have a purpose in mind for the students living on campus. These polar bears are working to do something great for the university community and for the planet as a whole: they want to help students cut down on energy use in the residence halls and help save thousands of dollars every year.

According to information provided by the university Physical Plant, in 2009, the college spent more than $9 million on energy costs alone. That total works out to an average monthly bill of about $750,000. What a lot of students don’t realize, is that all of that money comes out of their tuition payments. As the cost of energy and fossil fuels rises, tuition payments increase accordingly. This semester, however, a new campaign is looking to make real changes in the area of campus energy use. At the beginning of the Fall 2010 semester, leadership and honors society Omicron Delta Kappa founded a program called “Polar Bears on Parade” to help educate students and parents about energy use and its costs.
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Governor Rick Perry to be on campus Friday, November 12

10 Nov

Students, faculty and staff are invited to hear from Texas Governor Rick Perry on Friday, November 12th at 1:30 PM in the Spirit Lounge of the SFA Student Center. Coming off of his historic reelection Gov. Perry will have an afternoon address to the SFA Community and will be available afterwards to sign his new book “Fed Up!”.

The event is sponsored by the Young Conservatives of Texas and it is free for all!

SFA Student Regent Applications are due November 19th!

4 Nov

SFA students are encouraged to apply to be the SFA Student Regent for the 2011-2012 school year. Applications are available in the Dean of Student Affairs Office on the third floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center and in the Involvement Center. Applications are due, in person, be November 19th at 5 PM. Any questions can be forwarded to Michael Preston, Director of Student Affairs at 468-1018 or by email at

At the time of application and throughout the term of appointment, a student regent must be enrolled in good standing as an undergraduate or graduate student in Stephen F. Austin State University. Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of the State of Texas and who have a general knowledge of the functions of the Board of Regents. Student regent applicants must have a strong desire to represent all students at Stephen F. Austin State University. Continue reading