Dr. Trey Berry introduced as next SAU president

February 20, 2015

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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

SAU Nursing constructing regional simulation center

February 17, 2015

SAU Nursing Ginger Covington in Sim Lab

Construction is underway for the region’s first rural simulation-based healthcare educational training center at Southern Arkansas University, and that is just one of many things the SAU Department of Nursing is excited about. The 1,920 square-foot SAU Health Science Simulation Center (HSSC) will provide the latest technologies in simulation equipment. Construction cost for the project… Read More

Nineteen SAU student-athletes named to GAC Fall All-Academic Team

February 12, 2015

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A total of 19 student-athletes competing in fall sports at Southern Arkansas University were named to the 2014-15 Great American Conference Fall All-Academic Team as it was announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon. “Division II places the balance of academic and athletic pursuits in its highest regards,” GAC Commissioner Will Prewitt said. “I… Read More

Higginbotham relishes marketing internship

February 9, 2015

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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

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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

David Nelson appointed to SAU Board

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Southern Arkansas University alum and Magnolia City Inspector David Nelson was appointed to the SAU Board of Trustees by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on January 30, 2015. Nelson was appointed to a five-year term. James Freeman’s term on the SAU Board expired January 14. Freeman, SAU alum and Dillard’s CFO, was also recently appointed by… Read More

SAU seeking teachers for inaugural “Kids College”

February 3, 2015

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Southern Arkansas University is looking for instructors to teach a variety of courses during its inaugural “Mulerider Kids College” to be held this summer. The program will provide enrichment to children entering first through sixth grades. Organizers want to hear from anyone with a creative idea for a class. Those who are interested may submit… 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

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