SAU Board approves bond issues

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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

SAU returns to row cropping with 400 acre gift

Southern Arkansas University students work to clear brush in preparation for the first crops at the Monroe farm in southern Lafayette County. The farm property recently became available for use by SAU through a trust agreement.

Southern Arkansas University’s farming operation is growing again, this time with the gift of approximately 400 acres of crop land in southern Lafayette County. Ted Jackson Monroe, Sr., of Bradley recently transferred ownership of the farm land to a private trust which will be managed by the University, and SAU students and farm employees are… Read More

School library makeovers a win-win

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Two South Arkansas schools got help with library makeovers this summer thanks to student volunteer projects as a part of Southern Arkansas University’s Library Media and Information Specialist graduate program. Del Duke, SAU LMIS instructor, worked with the librarians at Oscar Hamilton Elementary School in Foreman and Arkansas High School in Texarkana to bring SAU’s… Read More

Criminal Justice Club preparing care packages for service members

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Southern Arkansas University’s Criminal Justice Club hopes to brighten the holidays for U.S. military personnel serving overseas this holiday season. “These men and women are spending the holidays away from their loved ones and in a foreign country to protect our freedom,” said Louis Roy, assistant professor of criminal justice at SAU. “A package from someone… Read More

SAU MBA ranked among best online programs

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The MBA program at Southern Arkansas University was recently recognized by the Affordable Colleges Foundation’s “Best Online MBA Programs for 2014-15.” SAU’s MBA was ranked 19 of the 68 schools making the list, and was the only program in Arkansas honored. “We in the SAU College of Business are proud to be recognized for this… Read More

SAU repeats in physics competition

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For the second year in a row, a Southern Arkansas University physics student has taken the title at the competitive Arkansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Research Conference held Nov. 7-8 in Fayetteville. Joshua Grant earned first place honors in Physics Poster for his work titled, “Growth and Initial Characterization of Ge1-xSnx Films.”… Read More

Grand Opening for $4.4 mil. Story Arena

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The official Grand Opening for the $4.4 Story Arena at Southern Arkansas University was held Thursday, Nov. 6, on the opening night of the 2014 SAU Intercollegiate Rodeo. Festivities kicked off with a grand entry of distinguished guests and members of the Mulerider family, including President David Rankin and the Story family. “This SAU Rodeo is… Read More

Intern enjoying national success with Northwestern Mutual

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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

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 enrollment tops 3,500, shatters multiple records

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