Albemarle gives $200,000 for SAU engineering


MAGNOLIA – 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… Read More

SAU academic all-star researching DNA in New Zealand


Academically-acclaimed Southern Arkansas University athlete Michelle Beavers competes in cross country, but she is across the globe this summer doing molecular biology research in New Zealand. Beavers is a Chemistry Pre-Health and Biology Pre-Health double major with a 4.00 G.P.A. She was recently inducted into the 2014 Capital One Academic All-America® Second-Team. But she had… Read More

Jade Halliburton’s Agri advocacy gets national recognition

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Jade Halliburton of Crossett, Ark., was recently recognized as one of five in the nation for the 2013 Young Agriculture Advocates of the Year list. Halliburton is a junior Agriculture Education major at Southern Arkansas University. She earned Honorable Mention honors on this inaugural honor by I Love Farmers…They Feed My Soul (ILF), a non-profit… Read More

Three Ark. FFA state officers choose SAU

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Three of the busiest college freshmen in Arkansas have two things in common: they hold the three FFA at-large state officer positions and they all chose to become Southern Arkansas University Muleriders. Arkansas FFA (Future Farmers of America) State President Taylor McNeel comes to SAU from Vilonia in the Northwestern FFA District. FFA State Reporter… Read More

Two freshman female students honored with scholarship from notable SAU science alum

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Emily Snyder and Taylor McNeel have been named as the Southern Arkansas University 2013 Hallman Scholars. The Hallman Scholarship provides $10,000 annually for a female student in the SAU College of Science and Technology. With the addition of the Arkansas Challenge Scholarship, recipients will receive $12,000, $13,000, $14,000 and $15,000 respectively for their four years… Read More

Ray has smiled and worked her way toward a nursing degree

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Shantieria Ray got a letter this May from the Southern Arkansas University Department of Nursing that validated her determination and made her day. “I got my acceptance letter for the nursing program at the end of this school year,” Ray said. “I was excited when I read the first couple of lines because I knew… Read More

SAU nursing student has support from her family at home and on campus

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One draw for Southern Arkansas University is the family-like atmosphere, and there is no better example of this characteristic that what non-traditional nursing student Deanna Sirmans has experienced. Sirmans, 41, has many obstacles that she could allow to keep her from becoming a registered nurse through the SAU Nursing Department. Her husband is a double… Read More

SAU hosts ACTM regional mathematics competition

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More than 160 students from the region matched wits Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ACTM) competition hosted annually at Southern Arkansas University. “This event served a great opportunity to recognize the academic achievement for mathematics students,” said Dr. Khalil Dajani, chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer… Read More

NASA grant extends opportunity for quantum communication (Updated)


  Did you miss the interview with NPR? Listen to the recording.  Arkansas Space Grant Consortium of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced its approval of a grant research proposal by Dr. Khalil Dajani, chair and professor of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Southern Arkansas University. The consortium made the announcement… Read More

Nishan Shrestha awarded 2013 SI Scholarship


Nishan Shrestha is the 2013 recipient of the Dr. Robert Terry Supplemental Instruction Scholarship. Shrestha is a senior physics (pre-engineering) and math major from Nepal and has been an SI leader since his sophomore year. Shrestha is the first generation in his family to have the opportunity to pursue a college degree. “My parents were… Read More