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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SAU excited about new computer gaming and animation design degree options

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Southern Arkansas University is ready to register creative and passionate students for the fall 2013 semester into a new, unique and high-demand program for computer gaming and animation design.

NASA grant extends opportunity for quantum communication (Updated)

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  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 […]

Nishan Shrestha awarded 2013 SI Scholarship

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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 […]

Physics Nobel laureate speaks at SAU

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The College of Science and Technology at Southern Arkansas University hosted Dr. David Gross, 2004 Nobel laureate in physics, on Friday, April 13, in the Grand Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center. Gross delivered the keynote address for the 96th annual meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science. The event was […]

Dr. Baker, SAU students participate in Great Backyard Bird Count

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Monday at Southern Arkansas University, Biology Professor Dr. Claude Baker was busy reviewing with his classes the birds and bird calls of the region in preparation for the16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) this weekend. Feb. 15-18, SAU faculty and students in biology of birds, ecology and vertebrate zoology classes will participate in the […]


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