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… Read More

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… Read More

SAU recognizes seven outstanding graduating seniors and graduate students

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Nathan Dunn Dunn is the outstanding graduate student from the College of Science and Technology. He is completing the MCIS (Master of Science in Information and Computer Science) degree program. Dunn earned his B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and joined SAU in the Fall 2012. He joined Dr. Khalil Dajani in research of Quantum Algorithms and… Read More

SAU Fall Commencement ceremonies Friday night

SAU Graduation

The Southern Arkansas University Fall Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for December 13, 2013, at the W.T. Watson Athletic Center. The first commencement ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m., during which the School of Graduate Studies and the College of Liberal and Performing Arts will celebrate their respective candidates for graduation. Later at 7 p.m., candidates… Read More

SAU and UAMS South making mutually-beneficial collaborations

SAU and UAMS working together

Two Southern Arkansas University departments have forged mutually-beneficial collaborations with the UAMS South Residential Training Track Family Medicine Program in Magnolia. The SAU Athletic Training Department is serving as the sports medicine rotation for the UAMS South residents and, across campus, the UAMS South resident program is working with pre-health majors by offering shadowing opportunities… Read More

SAU ERZ uses federal grant funds for SW Ark. teacher improvement seminar

Dr. Roger Guevara

Southern Arkansas University recently hosted a two-week Summer Institute to strengthen teaching capabilities for algebra and physical science teachers from 14 school districts across Southwest Arkansas. Dr. Roger Guevara of the SAU Educational Renewal Zone was the Project Director on a federal No Child Left Behind – Improving Teacher Quality grant application administered though the Arkansas Department of… Read More

SAU announces new scholarship for female math education majors

MAGNOLIA – The Southern Arkansas University Foundation announced Wednesday that a new scholarship is available for the 2012-13 school year. The scholarship has a value of $1,100 per semester. Female student majoring in Math Education are invited to apply for the scholarship online at www.saufoundation.org at http://www.saufoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/ScholarshipApp11.pdf. For more information, contact SAU Foundation Director Jeanie Bismark… Read More

Dr. Trey Berry named VP for Academic Affairs

Dr. Trey Berry

Dr. Trey Berry has been named vice president for academic affairs at Southern Arkansas University effective July 1. With 20 years of experience in higher education, Berry currently serves SAU as dean of the College of Liberal and Performing Arts. He came to the University in fall 2011 from the Department of Arkansas Heritage where… Read More

Faculty honored for teaching, service

Dr. David Ashby, professor of economics and finance, was named the 2012 Honor Professor during the annual Southern Arkansas University Faculty Honors Banquet recently. Other awards were given to faculty members for teaching and service. Ashby graduated from Southern Arkansas University in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He completed his master’s in business… Read More

Commencement exercises set for May 4

Southern Arkansas University is set to confer degrees on 347 students during spring commencement exercises on Friday, May 4. Three ceremonies are planned. Students receiving degrees from the Department of Nursing will graduate during a ceremony at 2 p.m. in the Grand Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center. The speaker for… Read More