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


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

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

SAU graduates smiling

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 […]

SAU Upward Bound to recognize 36 graduates Saturday

The Upward Bound Program at Southern Arkansas University will hold its annual Senior Recognition and Awards Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 3, 2014, in SAU’s Harton Theatre. A total of 36 graduates will be recognized. They represent 10 different high schools from across southwest Arkansas. Graduates include: Blevins High: Miracle Anderson, Victor Torres, […]

Several SAU Continuing Education courses available this summer for all ages

The Division of Continuing Education at Southern Arkansas University has an interesting array of more than 10 affordable non-credit class options, including six classes for children, available for the public this summer. To register for the following classes, simply email Caroline Waller at, call (870) 235-4006, visit SAU Business 111, or register online. Class […]

SAU hosting higher education Vision 2025 meeting Friday, May 2

Southern Arkansas University is hosting a meeting of the Vision 2025 Commission on the Future of Higher Education from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Reynolds Center Grand Hall. The public is encouraged not to miss this opportunity to participate and contribute in planning the future of Arkansas higher education. It […]