SAU NRRC expands its services for region’s public and industry

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MAGNOLIA – The Natural Resource Research Center at Southern Arkansas University has significantly expanded its range of services to the region’s public and industry. The NRRC has made a name for itself for its analytical chemistry support for research and development services and as one of the few Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality certified laboratories. […]

SAU Natural Resource Research Center hosting open house

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The Natural Resource Research Center at Southern Arkansas University is hosting an open house on June 27, 2013. The event is open to the public. “We hope to forge additional collaborations with industry and local government, whether it is with city water systems or research and development projects with industry,” said Dr. Scott McKay, dean […]

ADEQ approval boons economic, academic opportunities for NRRC

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The Natural Resource Research Center at Southern Arkansas University became qualified to compete for federal and state water and soil testing grants and contracts upon passing inspection on Jan. 30. Passing the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) inspection opens the doors for the NRRC – a facility in SAU’s College of Science and Technology […]

Dr. Scott McKay named Science and Technology dean

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MAGNOLIA – Dr. Scott McKay has been named dean of the College of Science and Technology at Southern Arkansas University. McKay came to SAU from the University of Central Missouri where he served as chairman of the Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Physics. He was also the founder and director of UCMO’s Center for Alternative […]

Group raising funds for lignite core sampling

MAGNOLIA – A group supporting the development of lignite mining in south Arkansas is working to raise a $1.6 million match for a federal grant to conduct lignite core sampling. Led by State Rep. Garry Smith, the group hopes to obtain a total of $3 million for the project. The core sampling is the first […]

Clean coal mobile classroom will visit SAU

MAGNOLIA – The Natural Resource Research Center at Southern Arkansas University will host a mobile classroom from the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, directly in front of the University Science Center. The visit will be a part of ACCCE’s national “Clean Coal Technology. It […]

Ribbon cutting planned for Natural Resource Research Center

MAGNOLIA – A ribbon cutting and open house are planned for the Natural Resource Research Center at Southern Arkansas University. The event will begin at noon on Friday, April 8. The NRRC is located just behind the University Science Center on the west side of the Magnolia campus. Featured speakers for the event will be […]

Texarkana-area residents invited to lignite development meeting

MAGNOLIA — Texarkana-area residents are being invited to a town meeting to discuss the potential of promoting and developing the mining of lignite in Arkansas. The meeting is being hosted by State Representative Mary P. “Prissy” Hickerson and the Natural Resource Research Center at Southern Arkansas University. The Southwest Arkansas Community Forum on Lignite Exploration […]

More lignite town meetings planned

MAGNOLIA — Community members in Arkadelphia, Camden, and Benton are being invited to a series of town meetings to discuss the potential of promoting and developing the mining of lignite in Arkansas. The meetings are being hosted by State Representative Garry Smith of Camden and the Natural Resources Research Center at Southern Arkansas University. Meetings […]

Community meetings planned to discuss lignite development in Arkansas

MAGNOLIA — Members of several Arkansas communities are being invited to a series of town meetings to discuss the potential of promoting and developing the mining of lignite in Arkansas. The meetings are being hosted by State Representative Garry Smith of Camden and the Natural Resources Research Center at Southern Arkansas University. Dates and locations […]