Free blues concert at SAU Saturday

February 23, 2015

Flyer - DieDra and the Ruff Pro Band concert

Award-winning blues artist DieDra and the Ruff Pro Band will perform at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, in the Southern Arkansas University Reynolds Center. The public is encouraged to attend, and admission is free.  Hot chocolate and coffee will be served during the concert, courtesy of the Student Activities Board. The band is performing… Read More

Dr. Trey Berry introduced as next SAU president

February 20, 2015

new SAU Pres Dr Trey Berry at Press Conference 2

Dr. Trey Berry was formally introduced as the president-designate of Southern Arkansas University during a press conference on the Magnolia campus Friday afternoon. The SAU Board of Trustees tapped Berry to be the University’s 12th president during a special meeting on Thursday, and he will assume the role on July 1. Berry joined SAU in… Read More

Higginbotham relishes marketing internship

February 9, 2015

Robbie Higginbotham

After three years of college, Robbie Higginbotham still wasn’t quite sure in what direction his degree in marketing would take him. However, he got a much better idea through an opportunity he wasn’t really expecting. Higginbotham, a senior marketing major at Southern Arkansas University, applied for the internship program at the start of his fourth… Read More

SAU College of Business earns coveted AACSB accreditation extension

BUS SAP class Ronnie Watson with students_9400

The College of Business at Southern Arkansas University recently had its esteemed AACSB accreditation extended for five years following an encouraging peer review. A continuous improvement review team visited the SAU College of Business in the fall semester, and their recommendation for accreditation extension was ratified by the Board of Directors of AACSB, or the… Read More

SAU to have Arkansas’ most affordable complete music theatre BFA

January 30, 2015

SAU Theatre I Hate Hamlet_Christian Williams

Stand by lights… Cue music! Southern Arkansas University was approved today to offer Arkansas’s most affordable Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts with studies in Musical Theatre and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts with studies in Theatre by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. “SAU’s BFA in Musical Theatre will be… Read More

SAU enrollment has sprung up yet again

January 29, 2015

SAU Engineering Students walking near Science Center

Southern Arkansas University’s record enrollment trend has continued this spring with a 6.7% overall enrollment increase, and an epic 33% bump in graduate student enrollment compared to Spring 2014. SAU recorded an enrollment of 3,313 students on the eleventh class day of the spring semester on January 28, 2015. Following a momentous fall record of… Read More

SAU Board approves bond issues

November 21, 2014

SAU-ENG-Drawings-6

The Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees approved at their quarterly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18, the issuance of bonds not to exceed $10 million for three facilities – engineering, a softball complex and a world-class track. All of the SAU Board members were in attendance for their quarterly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18, which was held… Read More

Intern enjoying national success with Northwestern Mutual

October 28, 2014

Shane Harris

Shane Harris has wanted to work in business for as long as he can remember, but even he has been a little surprised by the success he is enjoying. Harris, a senior marketing major in the College of Business at Southern Arkansas University, is currently ranked 8th in the nation among interns with Northwestern Mutual…. Read More

‘Romeo and Juliet’ at SAU Oct. 9-12

October 6, 2014

Romeo&Juliet

William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be Southern Arkansas University’s first play of the season, running October 9-12, 2014, and will feature professionally-choreographed sword fighting and beautiful costumes, scenery, and lighting effects. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased online at www.showtix4u.com or by calling (870)235-4256. Season tickets are also available, with discounted… Read More

SAU enrollment tops 3,500, shatters multiple records

September 12, 2014

SAU attracted more freshman students this year than ever before. They gathered for Mulerider Roundup to learn about SAU’s complete college experience before their first day of classes in August.

For the first time in its 105 year history, Southern Arkansas University has more than 3,500 students enrolled on its Magnolia campus, and numerous enrollment records were broken as the fall 2014 numbers became official today. “It is exciting to see enrollment in Magnolia top 3,500 for the first time in our history,” said SAU… Read More