Murphy USA invests $25,000 in SAU softball complex

January 27, 2015

MurphyUSA gives $25K to SAU Softball

The Southern Arkansas University Mulerider softball team is one step closer to a new field house after a $25,000 gift from Murphy USA of El Dorado. The contribution will help fuel momentum for a $1 million construction project that will begin later this year. Over the past few years, the University has worked to improve… Read More

Public invited to meet SAU presidential candidates

January 22, 2015

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Southern Arkansas University is inviting the community to three upcoming receptions at the Reynolds Center Grand Hall to meet the applicants for president. The three receptions are scheduled as follows: February 2, from 5-5:45 p.m. – Phillip Wilson, Ed.D. Wilson currently serves as President of Rich Mountain Community College in Mena, Arkansas. February 4, from… Read More

SAU hosting Youth Criminal Justice Academy

January 20, 2015

SAU Criminal Justice Academy meeting

Southern Arkansas University’s new assistant professor of criminal justice, Louis Roy, started his teaching career in the Marine’s as an explosives instructor. He has ignited the SAU criminal justice program with his energy, ideas, and initiatives, including a week-long criminal justice youth academy coming in the summer. From June 7-13, 2015, a total of 40… Read More

Muleriders chosen as preseason favorites in GAC baseball coaches’ poll

January 14, 2015

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The 2015 Great American Conference preseason baseball coaches’ poll was released on Wednesday by the league office, and for the fourth-consecutive year, the Southern Arkansas baseball team tops the rankings as the preseason favorite in the GAC with seven of 11 first-place votes. Last season, the Muleriders finished third in the GAC regular season standings… Read More

Variety of spring classes offered from SAU Continuing Ed

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The Division of Continuing Education at Southern Arkansas University has an interesting variety of affordable non-credit class options available for the public this spring. To register for the following classes, simply email Caroline Waller at carolinewaller@saumag.edu, call (870) 235-4006, visit SAU Business 111, or register online at http://web.saumag.edu/ce/register-online/. Class reservations are not final until the… Read More

SAU Board chooses presidential candidates for interviews

January 9, 2015

Seal SAU

The Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees Thursday selected three presidential candidates to be interviewed following recommendations from the presidential search committee. The three applicants include Trey Berry, Ph.D., Phillip Marc Wilson, Ed.D., and Cornelius Wooten, Ph.D. The SAU Office of Human Resources will schedule the interviews at the earliest convenience. O.A. Franks stepped in… Read More

News of Angel Tree’s needs touches sponsor 750 miles away

December 17, 2014

Felicia and Drake Johnson give to Angel Tree

Felicia Gatson-Johnson was having her morning coffee and reading the USA Today during a business trip to Lincoln, Neb., when she was moved by a story about an Angel Tree in need of help 750 miles away in Arkansas. The Associated Press distributed the story that the Columbia County Angel Tree’s deadline extension because of… Read More

SAU mourns loss of Board Chair Stringfellow

December 10, 2014

Bill Stringfellow at SAU Story Arena Grand Opening

William “Bill” Stringfellow, a true gentleman with an endless devotion to his beloved Southern Arkansas University alma mater, passed away Tuesday following heart surgery. The funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday December 13, 2014, at Christ Episcopal Church located at 509 Scott St., Little Rock, Arkansas. Departure for the interment will follow at… Read More

SAU earns another affordability honor

December 9, 2014

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College tuition across the U.S. continues to rise, yet Southern Arkansas University has earned another cost-efficient accolade with its recent high ranking by AffordableColleges.com’s “50 Most Affordable Public Schools for Out-of-State Students.” AffordableCollege.com ranked SAU number six for affordability in the U.S. for out-of-state students. The annual out-of-state tuition cost quoted by the site is… Read More

Reppert earns mass media teaching award

December 3, 2014

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James E. Reppert, associate professor of mass communication at Southern Arkansas University, recently received the President’s Award for Outstanding Instruction in Mass Media from the Kentucky Communication Association. The honor was given at the Kentucky Communication Association’s annual convention, held September 26-27 at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn, KY. Reppert was recognized for interactive… Read More