Group turns small idea into a Big Splash

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It began small – a husband and wife driving down Main Street in Magnolia wondering how much better their town would look with a little tender loving care. But on Saturday, Oct. 25, after months of planning and organizing, the small idea blossomed into a “Big Splash,” bringing a sense of renewal and community pride… Read More

Community to transform city of Magnolia

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The small town of Magnolia is about to have a “Big Splash” on October 25, during which hundreds of volunteers from across the community are going to join forces with business owners to give their Main Street a makeover. The transformation will include removal of old signs, adding landscaping, painting businesses and curbs, trimming existing… Read More

SAU hosting 9/11 ceremony Thursday

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MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University is hosting a 9/11 Day of Remembrance and Service ceremony Thursday from 12:15-12:45 p.m. in Harton Theatre. Members of the community are invited to come remember those who lost their lives, to honor first responders and military personnel, and to encourage acts of service. First responders and military personnel in… Read More

SAU Summer Commencement Aug. 8

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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.

Black trailblazer Dr. Mallory remembered

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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

SAU to swear-in new police chief

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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

Texarkana 4th graders experience STEM and college

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Some of Texarkana’s brightest and boldest fourth-grade students from TASD recently spent three days at the eSTEM Summer Enrichment Academy at Southern Arkansas University. A total of 19 students from College Hill Elementary and Union Elementary in Texarkana, Ark., arrived at SAU on July 8, 2014, for the three-day project-based learning experience. Students were chosen… Read More

SAU alum new superintendent for Magnolia Schools

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The new Magnolia School District Superintendent John Ward was welcomed to the community Monday before his official first day on July 1 at an ice-cream social at Southern Arkansas University. Ward earned his superintendent certification from SAU in 2008, and told the crowd of around 65 that he has appreciated the overwhelming welcome from the… Read More

SAU hosting higher education Vision 2025 meeting Friday, May 2

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Southern Arkansas University is hosting a meeting of the Vision 2025 Commission on the Future of Higher Education from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Reynolds Center Grand Hall. The public is encouraged not to miss this opportunity to participate and contribute in planning the future of Arkansas higher education. It… Read More

SAU Alumni Association to honor distinguished alumni

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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… Read More