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 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 […]

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 […]

Dr. Scott McKay named Science and Technology dean

Scott McKay

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 […]

Spring commencement planned for May 6

MAGNOLIA – Spring commencement exercises at Southern Arkansas University are scheduled to take place during three ceremonies on Friday, May 6. During the ceremonies, a total of 332 students are expected to receive degrees. The Department of Nursing commencement will take place at 2 p.m. with America Farrell, chief executive officer of the Medical Center […]

Shirey named Certified Nurse Educator

MAGNOLIA – Laura Shirey, assistant professor of nursing and director of the associate degree in nursing program at Southern Arkansas University, has earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator after meeting strict eligibility criteria and successfully completing a rigorous certification examination developed and administered by the National League of Nursing. Shirey has been a registered nurse […]

SAU’s Spring Commencement Speaker will be author and educator Myra Dell McLarey

The Southern Arkansas University spring commencement ceremony will be at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8 in the University Mall area. The commencement address will be given by Myra Dell McLarey, an associate faculty member of Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking. McLarey moved to Nashville in 2003 to design an English curriculum of the […]

SAU to sponsor Wharton Nursing Building dedication

MAGNOLIA–Southern Arkansas University will dedicate the Wharton Nursing Building addition and renovation project from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, December 1, in classroom 244. Keynote remarks will be made by U.S. Congressman Mike Ross. Dr. Bernadette Fincher, Chair of the SAU Department of Nursing, said the expansion comes at a good time as there is […]

Dr. Tim Wise to speak at SAU’s Fall Commencement

MAGNOLIA—The Southern Arkansas University fall commencement ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Friday, December 19, at the W.T. Watson Athletic Center. Dr. Tim Wise, SAU’s 2008-2009 Honor Professor, will provide the commencement address. Wise has been at SAU since 1993 as an instructor of marketing and completed his doctoral work in 1995. Dr. Wise has […]