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

December 17, 2014

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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

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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

SAU Board approves bond issues

November 21, 2014

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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

November 13, 2014

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

November 11, 2014

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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