Campus & Community Projects

The Fincher Hall Project

Fincher Hall is a freshmen residence hall that focuses on leadership development and service learning.  The goal of this year’s Fincher Hall Project is to provide new materials and equipment for the library at the Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.  ASBVI students are still being taught from technologies used 15 years ago and are missing the opportunity to work with new technologies that the library cannot afford.   Fincher Hall hosted an art auction to raise proceeds for the ASBVI.

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The Phi Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Lamda

The Phi Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Lamda is a non-profit organization that helps students transition to the business world. Annually, they organize and participate in numerous projects to enhance the interaction and cooperation with business, professional, and service groups within the community.  The following projects illustrate the chapter’s dedication to this objective:

  •  March of Dimes – SAU PBL has a long tradition of helping the March of Dimes. Every year members, do at least one fund raiser for the organization.  In 2011 they sold paper toy soldiers for $1 each and raised $60 for the March of Dimes. This year members sold small plush animals and raised $160.00.
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital – For Arkansas Children’s Hospital, SAU PBL annually holds a fundraiser and/or toy drive.  In previous years, members have coordinated text-to-donate projects and toy drives.  In 2011, members sold paper light bulbs for $1 each and raised $45 for ACH.
  • Arkansas Diaper Depot – Arkansas Phi Beta Lambda has established a partnership with the Arkansas Rice Depot. The mission is to donate diapers to hand out to mothers who could not afford to put diapers on her children. Diapers collected go back to the area that donated the diapers. SAU Phi Beta Lambda collected over 6,000 diapers in 2011 to distribute among Columbia County residents.
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We Heart Magnolia

One day a year organizations and individuals are asked to come out and help transform Magnolia, AR. There are areas that need cleaning, organizations that need help with restorations, and organizations that just need assistance.  This event was sponsored by Students In Free Enterprise.

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Mulerider Food Pantry

Sponsored by Students in Free Enterprise, the Mulerider Food Pantry is open to SAU students with children who are in need of assistance.  The pantry is stocked with non-perishable items and is located on the second floor of the Bruce Center.

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World AIDS Day

The World AIDS Day campus campaign is held on December 1st. It is designed to show the community that AIDs is a serious disease that is affecting many Americans.  HIV testing will be conducted that day along with lectures and discussions on safe sex practices.

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  • Katy Brown –  (870) 489-7838

Community Garden

The SAU Community Garden has the potential to provide a strong collaborative outreach service within our campus community and the community. We are making a commitment, along with our faculty, students and staff to develop a community garden which is planted, maintained and harvested for the purpose of supporting the Magnolia Stewpot and the Magnolia Homeless Shelter. The community garden is led by the Agriculture department. Please contact Dr. Jeff Miller for more information.