SAU to swear-in new police chief

SAU Police Chief Anthony Williams

A swearing-in ceremony for the new Southern Arkansas University Police Chief Anthony Williams will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the SAU Reynolds Center Foundation Hall. The community is invited to attend in welcoming Williams. Chief Williams comes to SAU with 30 years of law enforcement experience from the city of […]

Texarkana 4th graders experience STEM and college

SAU eSTEM Academy

Some of Texarkana’s brightest and boldest fourth-grade students from TASD recently spent three days at the eSTEM Summer Enrichment Academy at Southern Arkansas University. A total of 19 students from College Hill Elementary and Union Elementary in Texarkana, Ark., arrived at SAU on July 8, 2014, for the three-day project-based learning experience. Students were chosen […]

SAU launching online Ed. Leadership degrees

Dr. Marla Strecker

More aspiring Arkansas principals and superintendents will be able to earn their credentials thanks to Southern Arkansas University’s new online Educational Leadership Programs. The Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education both recently approved online delivery for SAU’s M.Ed. in Educational Administration and Supervision for licensure in Building Level (Principal) and […]

SAU PBL students win national awards

SAU PBL @ NCL Conf

Three Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) chapter members from Southern Arkansas University recently won national awards at the 2014 National Leadership Conference (NLC) in Nashville, Tenn. The winners from SAU included Andrew Sawyer, a junior accounting major, who won tenth place in the Macroeconomics event; Jason Rakes, a May 2014 graduate in Management who won ninth […]

SAU alum new superintendent for Magnolia Schools

John Ward

The new Magnolia School District Superintendent John Ward was welcomed to the community Monday before his official first day on July 1 at an ice-cream social at Southern Arkansas University. Ward earned his superintendent certification from SAU in 2008, and told the crowd of around 65 that he has appreciated the overwhelming welcome from the […]

SAU instructor publishes book

Mark Trout

Mark Trout of Magnolia recently published his first book, A Dad’s Journey: Memories and Musings of a Single Dad. Trout lost his wife to cancer in the fall of 2004 and unexpectedly found himself raising his two kids, Hannah (11 at the time) and Sam (who had just turned one), on his own. In May […]

Albemarle gives $200,000 for SAU engineering

Albemarle gives $200000 to SAU Engineering

In a dramatic kickoff for an engineering fundraising campaign by Southern Arkansas University, Albemarle and the Albemarle Foundation have donated a total of $200,000 to create the SAU Albemarle Endowed Professor of Engineering. On May 27, 2014, representatives from SAU were given a check for $60,000 from Albemarle Foundation representatives at their Magnolia chemical plant. […]

SAU Board selects presidential search committee

The Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees announced Thursday selection of a hiring committee to find a successor to SAU President Dr. David Rankin. Rankin announced on May 1, 2014, that he would be retiring effective June 30, 2015. According to Chairman of the SAU Board Bill Stringfellow, the committee will make a recommendation to […]

James Freeman appointed to SAU Board

James I Freeman

Southern Arkansas University alum and Dillard’s CFO James I. Freeman of Texarkana has been appointed to the SAU Board of Trustees. Freeman will replace Ken Sibley on the SAU Board, with an appointment to expire January 14, 2015. This was one of 18 appointments made by Governor Mike Beebe on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. “I […]

Get fit this summer at SAU’s Aquatic Center

SAU Aquatic Center

A summer aquatic wellness class starts this week at Southern Arkansas University’s Aquatic Center, and there is still time to register. For registration information or forms, contact Marianne Woodard at (870) 235-4140 or mcwoodard@SAUmag.edu. Sandi Alston will be teaching the water exercise course, which is available for class credit or as non-credit. Alston has 12 […]