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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SAU Spring Commencement set for Friday, May 9, 2014

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Southern Arkansas University’s Spring Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, May 9, 2014. A total of 420 candidates for graduation will be recognized in three ceremonies. The Department of Nursing will honor 94 nursing candidates at 10 a.m. Following will be the ceremony for the School of Graduate Studies at 2 p.m., during which 69 […]

Dr. David Rankin announces final year as SAU President

Dr. Rankin flexes his spurs as a mulerider

Dr. David Rankin has announced that the 2014-15 academic year will be his final year as President of Southern Arkansas University. Rankin will retire effective June 30, 2015. He made the announcement at SAU on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Watch video from the announcement courtesy of Magnolia Reporter. “It has been a great pleasure to […]