Dr. Johnson to deliver inaugural SAU Last Lecture

Dr. Ben Johnson

Southern Arkansas University professor of history Dr. Ben Johnson will deliver the inaugural installment of The Last Lecture Series at SAU at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The event will be held in the Reynolds Center Foundation Hall, and is free and open to the public. The “Last Lecture” tradition is one in […]

SAU alum fighting for democracy in Ukraine

Mefford and former Ukranian First Lady Kathy Yushchenko

With 15 years invested in Ukrainian’s fight for democracy, former Arkansas grassroots politician Brian Mefford urges the U.S. to take a tough policy with Russia to prevent annexation of Crimea and to give strong support for the new Ukrainian government. “If 25,000 Russian troops arrived in Alaska because they claimed it was their historical land, […]

Syrian conflict topic of upcoming SAU public lecture

Dr. David Lesch to speak on Syria

Middle East scholar Dr. David W. Lesch will discuss the Syrian conflict, which rages into its third year of death and destruction, at the 2014 Southern Arkansas University Emerson-Thomas-Crone Lecture. The event is free and open to the public. It is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on February 24, 2014, in the SAU Reynolds Center Grand […]

Explore Greece on tour led by SAU history professor

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Explore the settings and culture of the once-mighty Greek empire, while enjoying the food, traditions and beauty that remain today during Southern Arkansas University’s group tour of Greece. Dr. Svetlana Paulson, associate professor of history, will be leading the tour on May 11-19, 2014, for SAU students and alumni and the Magnolia community. “I think […]

Dr. Ben Johnson receives the state’s first endowed professorship for Arkansas studies

Dr. Ben Johnson Ark Studies Endowed Professor

Southern Arkansas University Professor of History Dr. Ben Johnson has been selected to receive the first endowed professorship in Arkansas studies. The John G. Ragsdale, Jr. and Dora J. Ragsdale Endowed Professorship at SAU was established by a couple who is known for their generosity and support of Arkansas history and will benefit a professor […]

Williams to speak at the 18th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Representative Darrin Williams of Arkansas District 36 is the 2013 Keynote Speaker for the 18th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance at Southern Arkansas University. The day will include the Memorial March at 5 p.m. from the parking lot of Millers Cafeteria to the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center. The memorial program […]

Historic Campus Plaza to be dedicated

Dedication of Southern Arkansas’ Historic Campus Plaza was held Thursday, Nov. 15 at 12:30 p.m. in front of Harton Theatre. A reception with refreshments and food was held afterwards in the lobby of Harton Theatre. The Historic Campus Plaza tells story of Arkansas’ 1909 Experiment with Agricultural Schools. SAU’s ancestor, the Third District Agricultural School, was one […]

Jay Barth to deliver 2012 Walz Lecture Sept. 26.

Dr. Jay Barth

Jay Barth will deliver the annual Robert B. Walz Lecture in Arkansas and Regional History, 7 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Foundation Hall of the Reynolds Center. Dr. Barth’s presentation is “2012: The End of the Progressive Reform Era in Arkansas Politics?” Dr. Barth is M.E. and Ima Graves Peace Professor of Politics and […]

John Kirk will present annual Walz lecture

Dr. John Kirk

MAGNOLIA – Dr. John A. Kirk will deliver the Robert B. Walz Lecture in Arkansas and Regional History at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Foundation Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center at Southern Arkansas University. His presentation is titled “Arsnick: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Arkansas.” Kirk is […]

Inaugural Lois Gean Kelly lecture will be presented

MAGNOLIA – Dr. Robert Gean Jones will be the inaugural speaker for the Lois Gean Kelly Lectureship in the Humanities at Southern Arkansas University. The lecture is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, in Foundation Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center. The lectureship was established with an anonymous gift […]