SFA set to host intellectual property workshop

Those interested in learning more about intellectual property can engage with attorneys and representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at an upcoming workshop hosted by SFA’s College of Sciences and Mathematics.

The workshop will be at 8 a.m. on Sept. 12 in the Cole STEM Building, Room 401.

Co-sponsored by the college, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Intellectual Property Section of the State Bar of Texas, the workshop will provide information and advice on how securing trademarks and patents on innovation, inventions or creative ideas can strengthen businesses, says Dr. Michele Harris, associate dean of the College of Sciences and Mathematics and professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

“Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet with the experts individually to get advice tailored to a specific project, idea or business plan,” Harris said.

The workshop is part of an ongoing initiative to introduce patent education to SFA students and the community. Cost is $10, and lunch is included. Register by Thursday, Sept. 5, at sfasu.edu/IPWorkshop.

For more information, contact cosm@sfasu.edu.

Club offering scholarships

Nacogdoches County Republican Women’s Club will award a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving graduating high school senior in Nacogdoches County next spring.

Application forms and essay requirements have been sent to all of the public and private high schools. For more information, graduating seniors can contact their high school counselor or email ncrw2014@gmail.com with questions.

Applicants must be a resident of Nacogdoches County, and a 2020 graduating high school senior who has applied and been accepted for enrollment in an institute of higher learning in a two or four-year program.

NISD buses to roll on Monday

Students in Nacogdoches, Cushing, Central Heights and Martinsville ISDs will begin classes Monday.

The Texas Department of Public Safety has issued reminders that traffic fines double in active school zones and that cellphone use is prohibited when in a school zone.

Buses will roll beginning early Monday, and drivers must stop when a school bus has activated its visual signals. Drivers may not resume motion until the bus either continues on its route, the driver signals to proceed or the visual signals are turned off.

If travel lanes are separated by an intervening median or physical barrier, TxDOT notes, only motorists traveling in the same direction as the bus are required to stop.

NISD has announced it will continue free meals for all students with no applications needed, a program provided through the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

Community invited to

‘Repair Cafe’

A community Repair Cafe will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. at the Habitat for Humanity Restore, 2219 South St., Lenwood Drive entrance.

Free and open to the public, the event will have supplies and volunteers ready to help fix broken possessions such as small appliances, bikes, lamps and more. Children’s activities are planned and food trucks will be on hand.

To volunteer as a repair coach, call 832-496-9848.

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