SAU enrollment tops 3,500, shatters multiple records

SAU attracted more freshman students this year than ever before. They gathered for Mulerider Roundup to learn about SAU’s complete college experience before their first day of classes in August.

For the first time in its 105 year history, Southern Arkansas University has more than 3,500 students enrolled on its Magnolia campus, and numerous enrollment records were broken as the fall 2014 numbers became official today. “It is exciting to see enrollment in Magnolia top 3,500 for the first time in our history,” said SAU… Read More

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

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… Read More

Miss SAU 2014 Randee Jo Langley to speak out against bullying

Randy Jo Langley Miss SAU 2014

Randee Jo Langley hopes to use her title as Miss Southern Arkansas University to be a voice against bullying. Langley, 18, of Crossett, was crowned Thursday, January 23, as Miss SAU 2014. Her platform is “bullying has no age limit.” “I was bullied from the time I was in middle school through high school. If… Read More

Four competing in Miss SAU 2014 pageant

Miss SAU 14

Four Southern Arkansas University students will be vying for the Miss Southern Arkansas University 2014 title starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, at Harton Theatre. The contestants include Chelsa King, Sarah Clayton, Randee Jo Langley and Sierra Lites. King, 23, from Stamps, Ark., is a senior physical education wellness and leisure major. Her… Read More

Resolve to be a Mulerider

Register Jan. 13-14, 2014

It’s not too late to complete a New Year’s resolution for 2014 that could change your life…register for classes at Southern Arkansas University on Monday, January 13 or Tuesday the 14 and get started in your classes Wednesday, January 15. A record number of students enrolled at SAU in the fall, and word continues to… Read More

Mulerider performs at Verizon Arena

Jason Pederson with Molly Ann and Megan Maye.

The Southern Arkansas University Mulerider and Molly Ann helped Jason Pederson of KATV take home his sixth title at the 103.7 Buzz Christmas Celebrity Karaoke fundraising event on December 18, 2013, at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. “The crowd loved having Molly there, and so did everybody backstage,” said Pederson. Pederson’s winning performance featured… 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 Science Open House is an eye-opener for future college students

More than 350 7th through 12th grade students witnessed the wonders of science and got hands-on experience Friday at the Southern Arkansas University Science Center Open House. The intent of the Open House is science outreach and recruiting. This is the third year for the Open House, and activities such as this have helped enrollment… Read More