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The Gathering

26 Aug
Student leaders at The Gathering

Student leaders at The Gathering

More than 70 student leaders gathered at SFA’s Piney Woods Conservation Center Aug. 23-24 for The Gathering, a retreat for student leaders from areas across campus to come together to collaborate on how they can work together to make SFA a better place.

Students represented the following areas:

  • Orientation
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Student Activities Association
  • The BIG Event
  • Alternative Spring Break
  • Inter-Fraternity Council
  • Panhellenic
  • Traditions Council
  • Involvement Advisers
  • Student Publications
  • National Residence Hall Honorary
  • Residence Hall Association
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Organization of Latin Americans
  • African Student Organization
  • Jack Camp
  • Lumberjack Cultural Association
  • Student Government Association
  • Fashion in Motion
The students brainstormed on issues they saw on campus and how they could make an impact in those areas, and ultimately decided as a group to focus on campus beautification. The students will be meeting regularly to follow up with each organization who committed to helping on this project and how they can move forward to make a difference on campus.
The retreat was put on by the Office of Student Affairs Programs and staffed by representatives from Student Activities, Leadership and Service, Greek Life, Orientation, Student Publications, Multicultural Affairs and Campus Recreation.

Stone Fort yearbook helps preserve memories

12 Aug

This is one of many articles from our Parent’s Newsletter, sent three times a year to parents of new and returning SFA students. To sign up to receive the newsletter, please click here. 

Flipping through your college yearbook may remind you of the days when big hair, acid wash jeans and shoulder pads were your fashion staples, but it should also bring back memories of fall football games, hanging out with your friends on the quad and how you felt when you finally walked across the stage after four years of hard work.

Stone Fort Yearbook

In just a few short weeks, first-year students will embark on their own college journey, and you’ll want to make sure your freshman has a record of this exciting time at SFA. If you missed out on ordering a 2012 Stone Fort yearbook at freshman orientation, you still have time. Any student can pre-order a yearbook through their mySFA account: – click on “Login to mySFA” button in the upper right-hand corner – login with your mySFA username and password – click on the myServices tab – click on the “Order your Stone Fort yearbook” button on the right-hand side.

The cost is only $54 and will be added to your fall 2011 e-bill. Yearbooks will be distributed the week before finals in May. If your student is not able to pick it up at that time, it will be mailed to your permanent address next summer.

From the entire Stone Fort yearbook staff, Axe ’em, Jacks!

Students holding their Stone Fort Yearbook!

Students holding their Stone Fort Yearbook!

University newspaper provides students with valuable experience

12 Aug

This is one of many articles from our Parent’s Newsletter, sent three times a year to parents of new and returning SFA students. To sign up to receive the newsletter, please click here. 

By Pat Spence, Director of Student Publications

The Pine Log is the independent student voice of Stephen F. Austin State University and has been the student newspaper since 1924, the year after the university was established. Originally a part of the academic curriculum, it is now under the umbrella of the Department of Student Publications and functions as an independent publication.

It is published twice weekly during the fall and spring semesters and boasts a staff of between 25 and 40 students. Each Monday and Thursday 7,000 copies of The Pine Log are distributed free to the campus community.

Student Publications also manages a website,, which houses all the newspaper’s articles, and features breaking campus news.

The Pine Log is run by a student editorial board that makes all decisions regarding the content and editorial stance of the newspaper. Students who work on The Pine Log are from various majors and classifications. They work as editors, reporters, graphic artists, photographers, webmasters and advertising representatives.

The publication is supported by advertising revenue generated by its student advertising manager and representatives. Through the department’s internship program, students can earn academic credit while gaining valuable real-world experience.

If a student is interested in working for Student Publications, they can visit the offices in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Room 2.308 to inquire about opportunities.