GenCorp Foundation gives $40,000 to SAU Engineering

GenCorp Foundation, the philanthropic arm of GenCorp and its subsidiary company Aerojet Rocketdyne of Camden, recently gave $40,000 to SAU’s Engineering program. Pictured, from left, are Aerojet Rocketdyne representatives Gary Vaughan, executive director of Camden operations, Connie Wilbur, human resources manager, and Rob Shenton, vice president of solid propulsion operations; from SAU, President Dr. David Rankin, Dean of the College of Science and Engineering Dr. Scott McKay, Director of the SAU Foundation Jeanie Bismark and Assistant Vice President for Development Josh Kee.

GenCorp Foundation, the philanthropic arm of GenCorp and its subsidiary company Aerojet Rocketdyne of Camden, has committed $40,000 over the next two years for the new engineering program at SAU. The College of Science and Engineering plans to purchase equipment for testing the tensile stress and compressive strength of different materials for use in the… Read More

SAU promotes Josh Kee to Asst. VP for Development

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

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 Band gets $2,000 from Plum Creek Foundation Grant

Plum Creek gives $2000 to SAU Band

The Plum Creek Foundation recently gave the Southern Arkansas University Band reason to toot their horns with a $2,000 donation to help the program update its collection of instruments. SAU has invested over $2.1 million in its Department of Music through the construction of a state-of-the-art teaching facility which houses the Mulerider Marching Band, jazz… Read More

4th Annual Rip Powell Golf Tourney April 25

Coach Raymond (Rip) Powell

The fourth-annual Southern Arkansas University Foundation Rip Powell Invitational Golf Tournament is scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014. The four-man scramble will be held at the Magnolia Country Club from with proceeds going towards the naming rights of the Mulerider football field in honor of legendary coach Rip Powell. The goal is to raise $100,000… Read More

Dedmon memorialized in naming of Agri student lounge

Kory Dedmon

Kory Jacob Dedmon was remembered at Southern Arkansas University Thursday, February 13, 2014, in a ceremony to name the student lounge at SAU’s Agriculture Center in his honor. Dedmon’s life was cut short in an automobile accident on December 26, 2007 just a semester before he was scheduled to graduate with a degree in Agriculture… Read More

Syrian conflict topic of upcoming SAU public lecture

Dr. David Lesch to speak on Syria

Middle East scholar Dr. David W. Lesch will discuss the Syrian conflict, which rages into its third year of death and destruction, at the 2014 Southern Arkansas University Emerson-Thomas-Crone Lecture. The event is free and open to the public. It is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on February 24, 2014, in the SAU Reynolds Center Grand… Read More

SAU mascot to be carried by two mules this season

Mulerider Megan Maye on Molly B

This Saturday will be the first Mulerider home football game in more than 20 years at Southern Arkansas University that the beloved mule, Molly B, will not be carrying the mascot. It is going to take two mules to fill her shoes. The loyal and gentle Molly B passed away on March 5, 2013, at… Read More