In 2011 the Phi Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Lamda, in collaboration with the Arkansas Rice Depot, collected and donated 6,000 diapers to hand out to mothers in Columbia county in need.
The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) of SAU reach out to the community in many ways each year. Food drives, collections and projects add to the educational experience for students of the department. Students bring a different type of food each month to support local food pantries. Some of the food is donated [...]
Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) is a SAU organization that keeps a community service focus first and foremost. During the 2011-12 school year several of their projects reflected the community service spirit. SIFE took on a We Heart Magnolia project that involved helping improve the Boys and Girls Club computer lab as well as renovating [...]
What happens when one or both of a child’s parents are incarcerated, especially at Christmas? For many years children were overlooked when their parents were unable to send gifts due to their incarceration. The Salvation Army has created a charity called Angel Tree to help these disadvantaged children. SAU participates annually to make sure these [...]
SAU’s Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) teamed up with Central Baptist Church to put together shoeboxes filled with toys, games and personal grooming items for children in other countries through the charity Samaritan’s Purse for the Operation Christmas Child shoebox drive. Operation Christmas Child asks volunteers all over the United States every year to fill up [...]
For the 10th year, the Resident Hall Association hosted a turkey dinner for the less fortunate of the community on Nov. 17, 2011, at Magnolia’s Stewpot. Student members of the RHA served almost 1,000 hot Thanksgiving meals consisting of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, rolls and dessert to 243 Columbia County residents. The food [...]
Blood drives happen all across the country all the time. It seems reports of blood shortages abound. SAU participates every year with students, faculty and staff donating their blood for Columbia County. It only takes a short amount of time to donate blood, but the blood someone donates could save some else’s life. According to [...]