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 Alumni Association to honor distinguished alumni

Nik Lewis

The Southern Arkansas University Alumni Association is hosting its annual Distinguished Alumni and Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the SAU Reynolds Center Grand Hall. Alumni and friends are invited to attend. RSVP by calling the SAU Alumni Office at (870) 235-4079 or toll-free at (800) 797-1986. The […]

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 Alumni Association receives record gift for pavilion

Accepting the pavilion donation

Thanks to a record gift to the Southern Arkansas University Alumni Association, plans for their pavilion are ahead of schedule to raise the roof on “Mulegating” and other campus and community events. SAU alum Laura Lusby Winning and her husband Kyle, of Little Rock, recently donated funds to name the pavilion “The Lusby Gathering Pavilion.” […]

Edgar Lee reappointed to SAU Board of Trustees

Edgar Lee speaks at 2013 May Commencement

Edgar Lee, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Southern Arkansas University, has been reappointed Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe to serve another five-year term on the SAU Board. Lee, of Chidester, Ark., was appointed for his first term in 2009. He is an alum of SAU and a team leader at Raytheon Missile Corporation. “Mr. […]

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 […]

SAU mascot to be carried by two mules this season

Mulerider Megan Maye on Molly B

This Saturday will be the first Mulerider home football game in more than 20 years at Southern Arkansas University that the beloved mule, Molly B, will not be carrying the mascot. It is going to take two mules to fill her shoes. The loyal and gentle Molly B passed away on March 5, 2013, at […]

SAU loses Molly B, foundation of Mulerider mascot

Southern Arkansas University is mourning the loss of a beloved icon, Molly B. The mule that carried SAU’s Mulerider mascot across the end zone after touchdowns for more than 20 years died Tuesday, March 5. She was 26 years old. Molly B has been an integral part of SAU sporting events, activities, school spirit and […]

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 […]