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. […]

Angel Tree serving more than 700 children this year

Angel Tree at SAU

More than 700 youth in Columbia County will have a happier holiday thanks to the Angel Tree at Southern Arkansas University. The Angel Tree serves children in need from infancy through high school seniors by providing sponsors with information about each child’s age, gender, sizes and gift requests. It also serves as an economic engine […]

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 […]

Domestic violence awareness walk Oct. 22 at SAU

Julie Hartsfield Memorial

In response to the tragic loss of Julie Hartsfield, Dana Hill and Autumn Hartsfield, the Southern Arkansas University chapter of Psi Chi is sponsoring a domestic violence awareness walk at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22. The walk will begin at the SAU Wharton Nursing building in honor and to remember Hartsfield, a graduate of […]


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