SAU theatre shares choreography and makeup tips at MHS

MHS students learn how to do theatre makeup from SAU Theatre

A group of Southern Arkansas University Theatre students recently completed their annual workshop series to help Magnolia High School students prepare for the high school’s upcoming play. The SAU students were escorted by Judy Vasser, assistant professor of theatre and mass communication. Vasser and her students provided three choreography workshops and a makeup workshop. The… Read More

Reppert receives President’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Mass Media Studies

James E. Reppert, associate professor of mass communication at Southern Arkansas University, recently received the President’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Mass Media Studies from the Kentucky Communication Association at its annual convention. The convention was held September 20-21 at Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park in Burkesville, Ky. Reppert was cited for teaching and… Read More

Film screening will showcase students’ work

Area residents will have the opportunity to view films created by Southern Arkansas University students during a screening from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, in Foundation Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center. The program will feature the work of the Advanced Digital Cinema: Nonfiction and Intermediate Digital Cinema classes. There will… Read More

Royal Gambit is latest theatre production

Matthew Wise, a theatre and English education major from Mountain Home depicts King Henry VIII, and Kaylee Vance, a theatre major from Texarkana plays one of his wives, during “Royal Gambit.”

The Department of Theatre and Mass Communication at Southern Arkansas University has opens its latest theatrical production  “Royal Gambit” at 7 p.m. on February 22-23 and again February 28 through March 1. Tickets for the production will be on sale at 6:30 p.m. each night by the backstage entry door into Harton Theatre. The house… Read More

SAU theatre will present “The Good Doctor”

The Department of Theatre and Mass Communication at Southern Arkansas University will present “The Good Doctor” at 7 p.m. nightly Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 in Harton Theatre. Tickets for the show are $3 for students and $5 general admission. All tickets will be sold at the door, and doors will open at 6:30 p.m…. Read More

Nursing students partner with theatre, genetics students

Genetics students practice mapping karyotypes, as they will do with their own DNA once their blood samples are processed.

MAGNOLIA – Students from the Department of Theatre and Mass Communication and students from the Department of Nursing at Southern Arkansas University have teamed up to provide opportunities for nursing students to practice their skills through live enactments of patient/nurse scenarios. The collaborative program was arranged by Assistant Professor of Nursing and Lab Skills Coordinator… Read More

Theatre majors will perform in New York City

MAGNOLIA – Two theatre majors from Southern Arkansas University will soon be performing on stage in New York City. Junior theatre major Amanda Cannon of Drasco and sophomore theatre Major Christian Williams of Hope have been cast in a staged reading of the impressionistic classic play “The Hairy Ape” by Eugene O’Neill.  The performance will… Read More

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… Read More

Dr. Trey Berry named LPA dean

Dr. Trey Berry

MAGNOLIA – Dr. Trey Berry has been named dean of the College of Liberal and Performing Arts at Southern Arkansas University. With 20 years experience in higher education, Berry came to SAU from the Department of Arkansas Heritage where he served as deputy director for two years. He previously worked at Ouachita Baptist University from… Read More

Reppert selected for two media seminars

James E. Reppert

MAGNOLIA – James E. Reppert, associate professor of mass communication at Southern Arkansas University, has been competitively selected for participation in two faculty seminars at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, to be held consecutively July 22-26 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The inaugural Poynter Educators Conference will focus on interactive strategies to improve media instruction…. Read More