Albemarle gives $200,000 for SAU engineering

Albemarle gives $200000 to SAU Engineering

In a dramatic kickoff for an engineering fundraising campaign by Southern Arkansas University, Albemarle and the Albemarle Foundation have donated a total of $200,000 to create the SAU Albemarle Endowed Professor of Engineering. On May 27, 2014, representatives from SAU were given a check for $60,000 from Albemarle Foundation representatives at their Magnolia chemical plant. […]

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 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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Celebration of Lights a tradition for 30 years

Celebration of Lights

This year’s Celebration of Lights at Southern Arkansas University marks the 30th year of the campus spreading holiday cheer with illuminating displays and festive song and food. The event is set to start with the Overstreet Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 5, 2013. In the case of inclement weather, the lights will […]

The Mulligan Brothers to play Thursday at SAU

Mulligan Medium Band Shot 8-13

Country music band The Mulligan Brothers from Mobile, Ala. will playing their mix of folk, American and country music starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2013, at Southern Arkansas University. The concert will take place in the SAU mall area, and is open to the public. No seating is available, so guests are welcome […]

Texarkana residents participate in Mulerider commercial shoot

Texarkana open house

During a commercial shoot featuring the Mulerider from Southern Arkansas University, several Texarkana residents recently jumped at the opportunity to be in the production and show off their acting chops. “We knew we would turn some heads as we filmed our Mulerider galloping across Texarkana on a mule,” said Aaron Street, assistant dean of integrated […]