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 […]

Big boots to fill for Mulerider Baird as Maye graduates from SAU

Muleriders Megan Maye (Left) and Payton Baird

Megan Maye took the Mulerider mascot to new heights and helped Southern Arkansas University reach record enrollment numbers before she graduated on May 9, 2014, leaving some big boots to fill for the new Mulerider Payton Baird. Baird, a freshman pre-nursing major from Fouke, will have the reins officially passed to her from Maye during […]

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 […]

SAU Spring Commencement set for Friday, May 9, 2014

SAU graduates smiling

Southern Arkansas University’s Spring Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, May 9, 2014. A total of 420 candidates for graduation will be recognized in three ceremonies. The Department of Nursing will honor 94 nursing candidates at 10 a.m. Following will be the ceremony for the School of Graduate Studies at 2 p.m., during which 69 […]

Group forming for local stream conservation

Anyone interested in watershed and stream conservation is invited to attend the first meeting of the Stream Team at Southern Arkansas University. The meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in room 105 of the SAU Science Center. Funding for the SAU Stream Team is courtesy of a grant recently awarded […]

SAU Nursing demos simulation lab for high school students

SAU Nursing demos sim lab to high schoolers

Magnolia High School senior pre-health students recently got to watch a “childbirth” courtesy of Southern Arkansas University’s Wharton Nursing Simulation Lab. A total of 39 MHS students visited the SAU Department of Nursing during a nursing pre-health mentoring day on March 11, 2014. Students visited the simulation lab where they were shown how SAU’s lab […]

33rd Annual SW Regional Science Fair Friday at SAU

SAU STEM logo

The 33rd Annual Southwest Arkansas Regional Science Fair will be held at Southern Arkansas University on Friday, March 21. More than 460 third- through twelfth-grade students will be on hand at SAU representing more than 400 science projects. Public viewing of the projects will be available from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Elementary (third- through […]

Regional high school math whizzes shine at SAU tournament

Group photo of all winners

More than 130 regional high school students competed in the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ACTM) Regional Mathematics Contest on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Southern Arkansas University. “SAU hosts annually this annual regional tournament to recognize high school students with exceptional mathematics skills”, said Dr. Khalil Dajani, chair of the Department of Mathematics […]

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, […]

SAU hosts important PARCC Summit

PARCC Summit with more than 110 attendees

Southern Arkansas University hosted more than 110 public school teachers, administrators, and district leaders for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Summit on February 4, 2014. “This was a major event that addressed key educational challenges impacting both public schools and higher education,” said Dr. Roger Guevara, director of the […]