Dr. Trey Berry introduced as next SAU president

February 20, 2015

new SAU Pres Dr Trey Berry at Press Conference 2

Dr. Trey Berry was formally introduced as the president-designate of Southern Arkansas University during a press conference on the Magnolia campus Friday afternoon. The SAU Board of Trustees tapped Berry to be the University’s 12th president during a special meeting on Thursday, and he will assume the role on July 1. Berry joined SAU in… Read More

Dr. Trey Berry will be SAU’s next president

February 19, 2015

Dr Trey Berry Sp15

Dr. Trey Berry has been selected to serve as the 12th president of Southern Arkansas University following a vote of the University’s Board of Trustees on Thursday afternoon. He will assume the post on July 1. The Board chose Berry from among three finalists who were interviewed earlier this month. Berry currently serves as SAU’s… Read More

Research highlighted at SAU conference

February 17, 2015


Heather Zwicker will be the keynote speaker at 6 p.m. Friday, February 27, at Southern Arkansas University’s third Mid-south Undergraduate Research Conference at the SAU Reynolds Center. Cost is $10 to attend a reception at 5:30 p.m. and the following dinner and keynote address. The public is invited to attend. Deadline to purchase tickets is… Read More

SAU Nursing constructing regional simulation center

SAU Nursing Ginger Covington in Sim Lab

Construction is underway for the region’s first rural simulation-based healthcare educational training center at Southern Arkansas University, and that is just one of many things the SAU Department of Nursing is excited about. The 1,920 square-foot SAU Health Science Simulation Center (HSSC) will provide the latest technologies in simulation equipment. Construction cost for the project… Read More

Higginbotham relishes marketing internship

February 9, 2015

Robbie Higginbotham

After three years of college, Robbie Higginbotham still wasn’t quite sure in what direction his degree in marketing would take him. However, he got a much better idea through an opportunity he wasn’t really expecting. Higginbotham, a senior marketing major at Southern Arkansas University, applied for the internship program at the start of his fourth… Read More

SAU College of Business earns coveted AACSB accreditation extension

BUS SAP class Ronnie Watson with students_9400

The College of Business at Southern Arkansas University recently had its esteemed AACSB accreditation extended for five years following an encouraging peer review. A continuous improvement review team visited the SAU College of Business in the fall semester, and their recommendation for accreditation extension was ratified by the Board of Directors of AACSB, or the… Read More

SAU’s annual Creative Writing Festival offering online submission


The Southern Arkansas University Department of English and Foreign Languages will host the 2015 Creative Writing Festival on Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 10, 2015. The deadline for submitting entries is March 10, 2015. The submission process has changed this year, with students in grades 4-12 submitting their works at www.SAUmag.edu/CWF. Grades… Read More

African American pioneers to be honored at Feb. 16 event at SAU

February 6, 2015

MLK Day 2014 Ceremony

A Black History Month spring conference entitled “African American Social Work Pioneers: Remembering the Visionaries and the Call for Social Justice” will be held at Southern Arkansas University from 3-4:30 p.m. on February 16, 2015, in the Reynolds Center Grand Hall. The conference is free and open to the public. It is being hosted by… Read More

SAU to have Arkansas’ most affordable complete music theatre BFA

January 30, 2015

SAU Theatre I Hate Hamlet_Christian Williams

Stand by lights… Cue music! Southern Arkansas University was approved today to offer Arkansas’ most comprehensive Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts with studies in Musical Theatre and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts with studies in Theatre by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. “SAU’s BFA in Musical Theatre will be… Read More

SAU enrollment has sprung up yet again

January 29, 2015

SAU Engineering Students walking near Science Center

Southern Arkansas University’s record enrollment trend has continued this spring with a 6.7% overall enrollment increase, and an epic 33% bump in graduate student enrollment compared to Spring 2014. SAU recorded an enrollment of 3,313 students on the eleventh class day of the spring semester on January 28, 2015. Following a momentous fall record of… Read More