SAU Celebration of Lights Dec. 4

November 19, 2014

SAU Celebration of Lights Overstreet lighting ceremony

The 31st Annual Celebration of Lights at Southern Arkansas University on December 4, 2014, promises to spread holiday cheer with illuminating displays, festive song and food, free photos with Santa, and a special presentation of “A Christmas Carol.” The Celebration of Lights will follow the Magnolia Christmas Parade, “Christmas Night of Lights,” which runs from… Read More

SAU promotes Josh Kee to Asst. VP for Development

July 31, 2014

Josh Kee

MAGNOLIA – Josh Kee was recently promoted to Assistant Vice-President for Development at Southern Arkansas University. Effective July 1, 2014, Kee transitioned from his former position as Director of Major Gifts at SAU. He will now be responsible for the overall development activities of the University, and will continue to work closely with the SAU… Read More

SAU Summer Commencement Aug. 8

July 28, 2014

SAU Graduation

Summer Commencement ceremonies at Southern Arkansas University are scheduled for August 8, 2014, at the Reynolds Center Grand Hall. A total of 58 School of Graduate Studies candidates are slated to be honored at an 11 a.m. ceremony. Then at 1 p.m., 35 undergraduate candidates will be recognized from SAU’s four academic colleges. Related Stories… Read More

Black trailblazer Dr. Mallory remembered

July 23, 2014

Dr. Kathleen Mallory

The life trailblazer and Southern Arkansas University icon Dr. Kathleen (Jordan) Mallory is being celebrated upon news of her parting from this world. “Dr. Mallory was a compassionate fighter for equality all around her. It did not matter who the person was, she took on the fight as if it was her own,” said Cledis… Read More

Albemarle gives $200,000 for SAU engineering

June 5, 2014

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…. Read More

Big boots to fill for Mulerider Baird as Maye graduates from SAU

May 14, 2014

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

SAU alum fighting for democracy in Ukraine

March 7, 2014

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,… Read More

Edgar Lee reappointed to SAU Board of Trustees

February 7, 2014

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…. Read More

Resolve to be a Mulerider

January 7, 2014

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

January 2, 2014

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