Arkansas on the big screen lecture at SAU on Sept. 25

Robert Cochran

Robert Cochran will deliver the annual Robert B. Walz Lecture in Arkansas and Regional Studies at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 25, in Foundation Hall of the Southern Arkansas University Reynolds Center. The lecture is free and open to the public. Cochran’s presentation is “True Hearts Under Coarse Frocks: Arkansas on the Big Screen.” The… Read More

SAU enrollment tops 3,500, shatters multiple records

SAU attracted more freshman students this year than ever before. They gathered for Mulerider Roundup to learn about SAU’s complete college experience before their first day of classes in August.

For the first time in its 105 year history, Southern Arkansas University has more than 3,500 students enrolled on its Magnolia campus, and numerous enrollment records were broken as the fall 2014 numbers became official today. “It is exciting to see enrollment in Magnolia top 3,500 for the first time in our history,” said SAU… Read More

SAU to host gaming competition in Texarkana


Registration is now open for Southern Arkansas University’s “Super Smash Bros. Brawl” tournament to be held from 1-7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at Borderland Games, 2846 Richmond Road, Texarkana, Texas. Sponsored by the University’s gaming and animation design programs, the tournament is open to high school students in grades nine through 12. There is… Read More

SAU hosting 9/11 ceremony Thursday


MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University is hosting a 9/11 Day of Remembrance and Service ceremony Thursday from 12:15-12:45 p.m. in Harton Theatre. Members of the community are invited to come remember those who lost their lives, to honor first responders and military personnel, and to encourage acts of service. First responders and military personnel in… Read More

SAU Family Day features fun and football

Family Day_Bed Races

MAGNOLIA – This year’s Family Day at Southern Arkansas University on Saturday, Sept. 6, will offer visitors a mixture of fun events, a passing of the reigns between former and incoming Mulerider mascots, and remembrance at the Mulerider football game. This year’s Residence Hall Association Bed Race at 1 p.m. is the 34th installment of… Read More

FB&T Distinguished Speaker Series will feature author James Bradley on Sept. 23

James Bradley FBT Lecture 2014

Best-selling author James Bradley will be the presenter for the 10th annual Farmers Bank and Trust Distinguished Speaker Series on September 23 at Southern Arkansas University. Tickets for the event are now on sale. To purchase tickets by phone, call the SAU Office of Development at 870-235-4321. Tickets can be purchased online at by… Read More

SAU’s Magale Library hosts Civil War exhibit


MAGNOLIA – Fought in earnest: Civil War Arkansas, a traveling exhibit chronicling major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865, will be displayed at Southern Arkansas University’s Magale Library from September 17 – October 10, 2014. The exhibit is free and open to the public. It will be open from 8 a.m. – 5… Read More

SAU promotes Josh Kee to Asst. VP for Development

Josh Kee

MAGNOLIA – Josh Kee was recently promoted to Assistant Vice-President for Development at Southern Arkansas University. Effective July 1, 2014, Kee transitioned from his former position as Director of Major Gifts at SAU. He will now be responsible for the overall development activities of the University, and will continue to work closely with the SAU… Read More

SAU Summer Commencement Aug. 8

SAU Graduation

Summer Commencement ceremonies at Southern Arkansas University are scheduled for August 8, 2014, at the Reynolds Center Grand Hall. A total of 58 School of Graduate Studies candidates are slated to be honored at an 11 a.m. ceremony. Then at 1 p.m., 35 undergraduate candidates will be recognized from SAU’s four academic colleges.

Malik Williams earns nationally recognized TRIO award

Gregory Malik Williams

Southern Arkansas University’s Educational Talent Search Program is proud to announce Gregory Malik Williams of Waldo as the recipient of the 2014 TRIO Hall of Fame award. The TRIO Hall of Fame is a nationally recognized award. Each TRIO program selects one student annually who has excelled academically, volunteered time, and demonstrated outstanding leadership skills…. Read More