SAU instructor publishes book

Mark Trout

Mark Trout of Magnolia recently published his first book, A Dad’s Journey: Memories and Musings of a Single Dad. Trout lost his wife to cancer in the fall of 2004 and unexpectedly found himself raising his two kids, Hannah (11 at the time) and Sam (who had just turned one), on his own. In May… Read More

Albemarle gives $200,000 for SAU engineering

Albemarle gives $200000 to SAU Engineering

In a dramatic kickoff for an engineering fundraising campaign by Southern Arkansas University, Albemarle and the Albemarle Foundation have donated a total of $200,000 to create the SAU Albemarle Endowed Professor of Engineering. On May 27, 2014, representatives from SAU were given a check for $60,000 from Albemarle Foundation representatives at their Magnolia chemical plant…. Read More

SAU Board selects presidential search committee

The Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees announced Thursday selection of a hiring committee to find a successor to SAU President Dr. David Rankin. Rankin announced on May 1, 2014, that he would be retiring effective June 30, 2015. According to Chairman of the SAU Board Bill Stringfellow, the committee will make a recommendation to… Read More

James Freeman appointed to SAU Board

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Southern Arkansas University alum and Dillard’s CFO James I. Freeman of Texarkana has been appointed to the SAU Board of Trustees. Freeman will replace Ken Sibley on the SAU Board, with an appointment to expire January 14, 2015. This was one of 18 appointments made by Governor Mike Beebe on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. “I… Read More

Get fit this summer at SAU’s Aquatic Center

SAU Aquatic Center

A summer aquatic wellness class starts this week at Southern Arkansas University’s Aquatic Center, and there is still time to register. For registration information or forms, contact Marianne Woodard at (870) 235-4140 or mcwoodard@SAUmag.edu. Sandi Alston will be teaching the water exercise course, which is available for class credit or as non-credit. Alston has 12… Read More

Big boots to fill for Mulerider Baird as Maye graduates from SAU

Muleriders Megan Maye (Left) and Payton Baird

Megan Maye took the Mulerider mascot to new heights and helped Southern Arkansas University reach record enrollment numbers before she graduated on May 9, 2014, leaving some big boots to fill for the new Mulerider Payton Baird. Baird, a freshman pre-nursing major from Fouke, will have the reins officially passed to her from Maye during… Read More

SAU recognizes seven outstanding graduating seniors and graduate students

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Nathan Dunn Dunn is the outstanding graduate student from the College of Science and Technology. He is completing the MCIS (Master of Science in Information and Computer Science) degree program. Dunn earned his B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and joined SAU in the Fall 2012. He joined Dr. Khalil Dajani in research of Quantum Algorithms and… Read More

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

Horseback riding class to be offered at SAU Story Arena in July

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Learn all the basics of English horseback riding this July in a course offered at Southern Arkansas University’s Story Arena through SAU’s Division of Continuing Education. Alan Shaw is the instructor for the course, and the class size is limited to three students per session. The class will meet each Tuesday from July 8-22, with… Read More

SAU Baseball and Softball both GAC Champions

SAU Baseball Champions

Southern Arkansas University’s baseball and softball teams both have brought home 2014 Great American Conference Championship trophies and are gearing up for regional play. After losing their first game of the 2014 Great American Conference Baseball Tournament, the Southern Arkansas baseball team fought their way through the loser’s bracket winning four-straight elimination games as they… Read More