Stephen F. Austin State University

9:28am

Mon October 27, 2014
Business

Stephen F. Austin State ag professor helps Angolan farmers cater to new middle class

Stephen F. Austin State Regents professor Leon Young worked with farmers in Angola on improving soil fertility during the dry season.
Credit Stephen F. Austin State University

With the threat of Ebola looming over Western Africa, volunteerism is still robust in other parts of the continent. Leon Young is a soil fertility specialist and Regents professor of agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. He was in Angola ahead of the fall semester consulting in the Farmer to Farmer program through the nongovernmental organization CNFA.

“I was working with subsistence farmers who were trying to grow vegetables in the dry season to market to an emerging middle class in Angola,” Young said.

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12:00pm

Tue July 1, 2014
Red River Radio Spotlight

Red River Radio Spotlight: Alice in Wonderland at Stephen F. Austin State University

Aired Tuesday, July 1 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Laura Rikard, an assistant professor of theatre at Stephen F. Austin State University and director for this production of “Alice In Wonderland.” Also joining Bill is Anna Drake, a junior in theatre at SFA, who will take on the role of "The Queen Of Hearts" in this production. The Performances are part of the SummerStage Productions presented in the W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.

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12:00pm

Wed June 25, 2014
To Kill A Mockingbird

Red River Radio Spotlight: To Kill A Mockingbird at Stephen F. Austin State University

Aired Wednesday, June 25 at 12 noon. Bill Beckett spoke with Zach Hanks, an assistant professor of theatre at Stephen F. Austin State University along with Josh Wallace, a senior at SFA who plays the role of Atticus Finch in SFA’s Summer Stage Production of “To Kill a Mocking Bird.” This performance opens Friday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. with multiple performances through July, in the W.M. Turner Auditorium on the campus of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. More information at www.finearts.sfasu.edu or (936) 468 - 6407.

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10:07am

Wed April 30, 2014
Local

Nacogdoches conference includes Texas Runaway Slave Project

This ad, placed by a Shreveport slave owner, was published in the Telegraph and Texas Register in 1838.
Credit Texas Runaway Slave Project

Stephen F. Austin State University will showcase faculty research, scholarship and artistry Thursday at its daylong Bright Ideas Conference. More than 90 poster presentations will be on display, including the Texas Runaway Slave Project.

Kyle Ainsworth, special collections librarian at SFA’s East Texas Research Center, has combed through Texas newspapers compiling hundreds of advertisements and announcements about runaway slaves between the 1830s and 1860s. The project is in a searchable database.

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8:50am

Tue March 4, 2014
Science

SFA cancer research lab focuses attention on giant salvinia

Dr. Shiyou Li is research professor and director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Crops at Stephen F. Austin State University.
Credit Stephen F. Austin State University

This winter’s hard freezes are helpful in fighting the spread of the invasive aquatic weed giant salvinia that continues to choke area waterways. 

Researchers at Stephen F. Austin State University are working on a new control. Turns out, a compound found in the plant could be lethal to itself. That compound was discovered in an SFA pharmaceutical research lab that investigates anti-cancer agents found in native and invasive plants, according to Steve Bullard, dean of SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture.

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