SAU Summer Commencement Aug. 8

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.

SAU to swear-in new police chief

SAU Police Chief Anthony Williams

A swearing-in ceremony for the new Southern Arkansas University Police Chief Anthony Williams will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the SAU Reynolds Center Foundation Hall. The community is invited to attend in welcoming Williams. Chief Williams comes to SAU with 30 years of law enforcement experience from the city of… 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

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

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… Read More

“Mulerider Style” wins “Best in Show”

Southern Arkansas University’s 2012 feature promotional video, “Mulerider Style,” was awarded “Best in Show” honors in the 10th Annual Service Industry Advertising Awards. The video, directed and produced by SAU’s Department of Communications Director Aaron Street and videographer Michael Kornegay, a senior digital media production major from Hot Springs, features SAU students, athletes, faculty and… Read More

John Kirk will present annual Walz lecture

Dr. John Kirk

MAGNOLIA – Dr. John A. Kirk will deliver the Robert B. Walz Lecture in Arkansas and Regional History at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Foundation Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center at Southern Arkansas University. His presentation is titled “Arsnick: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Arkansas.” Kirk is… Read More

Winter weather closes campus on Wednesday, Feb. 9

MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University will be closed on Wednesday, February 9, due to the potential of severe winter weather conditions in south Arkansas and potentially hazardous driving conditions. Updated information will be posted to the University’s website ( if it becomes available.

Winter Weather Closes SAU February 4

MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University will be closed on Friday, February 4, due to winter weather conditions in south Arkansas and potentially hazardous driving conditions. Updated information will be posted to the University’s website ( if it becomes available.

Plans made for 27th annual Celebration of Lights

MAGNOLIA—Community members are invited to join faculty, staff, and students from Southern Arkansas University for the 27th annual Celebration of Lights. The event takes place on Thursday, December 2, immediately following the Magnolia Christmas parade. During the Celebration of Lights, multiple student organizations will light the campus for everyone to enjoy. The event, sponsored by… Read More