Muleriders chosen as preseason favorites in GAC baseball coaches’ poll

January 14, 2015


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

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Saturday

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The Columbia County NAACP will host its annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 6 p.m. at the Grand Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Center Campus and Community Center. The public is invited, and tickets are $30 each.  The theme this year is “In Our Beloved Community, All Persons Count.” For… Read More

Senior Wellness aquatic class begins Monday

SAU Aquatic Center

Get a great start on your new year’s resolution this year by joining the upbeat and spirited Senior Wellness water exercise class at Southern Arkansas University. The class will meet at 9 a.m. at the SAU Aquatic Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting Monday, January 19, and running through May 2. Sandi Alston is… Read More

Variety of spring classes offered from SAU Continuing Ed


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, call (870) 235-4006, visit SAU Business 111, or register online at 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’s “50 Most Affordable Public Schools for Out-of-State Students.” 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

SAU hosts Fall Commencements Friday

December 8, 2014

SAU Graduation

Southern Arkansas University is scheduled to recognize 36 graduate students and 136 undergraduates during two Fall Commencement ceremonies at 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday, December 12, 2014. Both ceremonies will take place in the gymnasium at the W.T. Watson Center. The 5 p.m. graduation will include students from the School of Graduate Studies, the… Read More

“A Christmas Carol” opens Dec. 4 at SAU

December 3, 2014

Assistant Director Robert Morris makes last-minute touch-ups on the set of "A Christmas Carol."

Southern Arkansas University Department of Theatre and Mass Communication will be opening “A Christmas Carol” at 8 p.m. in Harton Theatre in conjunction with the Celebration of Lights. The play is by Charles Dickens and has been adapted for the stage by Clayton Guiltner, assistant professor of theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the door,… Read More