Homecoming Week 2015 – 100 Years of Homecoming | Southern Arkansas University https://web.saumag.edu Modern, Affordable, Competitive Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:05:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Homecoming Week 2015 – 100 Years of Homecoming https://web.saumag.edu/2015/09/22/homecoming-week-2015-100-years-of-homecoming/ Tue, 22 Sep 2015 14:48:39 +0000 https://web.saumag.edu/?p=301445 HomecomingSchedule

Save Your Schedule https://web.saumag.edu/2014/12/10/save-your-schedule/ Wed, 10 Dec 2014 20:49:02 +0000 https://web.saumag.edu/?p=300257 Read More]]> Pre-Registration Next Steps – Payment Information

Once you are registered, payment arrangements must be made to secure the schedule.  If you do not secure your schedule with the Business Office, your schedule will be deleted on January 8, 2015 for the spring semester.  If you register for a Winter Intersession course, please contact the Business Office (Overstreet 113 or (870)235-4013).

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Making Payment Arrangements

  1. If you have a zero balance or credit:
  2. You can log-in to MySAU to secure your schedule.*


    You may go to the cashier (Overstreet 113) and submit your signed “Statement of Account” to secure your schedule.

  3. If you live on-campus and have a balance less than $2,200.00:
  4. You may go to the cashier (Overstreet 113) and submit your signed “Statement of Account” to secure your schedule.

  5. If you plan to make payment to secure your schedule:
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    You may go to the cashier (Overstreet 113), make payment, and submit your signed “Statement of Account” to secure your schedule.

  7. If you need to make financial arrangements (does not meet the balance criteria above):

Please visit with Financial Aid (870-235-4023) and/or Student Accounts offices (870-235-4019) in-person or by telephone.

Alternatively, you can also set up a payment plan using MySAU.*

SAU History alum gets dream internship at Smithsonian https://web.saumag.edu/2014/04/09/sau-history-alum-gets-dream-internship-at-smithsonian/ Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:40:50 +0000 https://web.saumag.edu/?p=216032 Read More]]> By Bridget Wood

After graduating in December with a B.A. in History, I was left wondering “What should I do now?” Last year I applied for several summer internships with the world’s largest museum and research complex—The Smithsonian Institution—hoping I would be awarded a position that could give me experience toward a Museum Studies career. But the many hours I spent on applications was to no avail. The replies indicated that there were just too many applicants.

Later, with a little free time and big dreams, I began another batch of Smithsonian applications. It was a Saturday night in late January when I saw the email in my inbox; although it was not the typical acceptance letter. I had the attention of a Smithsonian Internship Coordinator! The message was short and to the point. My acceptance depended on my availability. After some back and forth, scheduling around his speaking responsibilities in Italy and other things, we established a time period that worked for both of us.

Bridget Wood at the capitalIn less than a week, I was on a plane headed to Washington, D.C.

Before I left, I phoned a cousin who helped arrange D.C. housing connections, bought a warm jacket, packed my bags, and made sure to watch the Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian!

I arrived Sunday evening, and the next morning I waited at the pre-appointed meeting spot at a Moai, or giant Easter Island head, inside the National Museum of Natural History. There I met my internship coordinator and boss for the next three weeks. I was given a badge and taken to the Botany and Horticulture Library on the fourth floor of the museum, where I would spend my time working on a project entitled “Medicinal Plants of Antiquity”. At the library I met a volunteer from Chile who was also working on this project. She showed me a list of scientific plant names and explained that we were to look up the plants using books from the library and scholarly sources online. We set to work documenting each plant’s botanical and therapeutic properties, distribution, and season.

Before modern developments, plants were used as medicine. My plant list included species like Mentha aquatica, or Water Mint, which was used for everything from fevers and headaches to bad breath. Another plant, Stachys officinalis, or Betony, was used for cough, indigestion, and gingivitis.

Most of my internship was spent working on this plant list, or organizing and moving my Belgian boss’s vast collection of historical journals. His personal library includes over 20,000 titles. Thankfully, my task didn’t require me to sort through his entire library- only the journals. These included works in Greek and other languages. Although they were all doubtlessly informative, the journals I found most interesting were those produced by the famous fine arts dealer Christie’s. Later, I learned that my boss’s wife had worked for Christie’s.

There were dozens of heavy and dusty boxes—many of which had not been moved for ten years. Fire laws, however, required that these boxes be relocated away from the sprinklers they were blocking. Unfortunately, there was some confusion about what regulations allowed, so some of these boxes had to be moved at least four times before they were safely 18 inches away from any sprinkler heads.

Since most of Washington, D.C.’s museums are only open from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and I spent most of that time at work, I explored museums on my lunch breaks and weekends. I visited most of the big Smithsonian museums. At the National Gallery of Art I saw many famous pieces including the only known painting in America by Leonardo da Vinci, the Ginevra de’ Benci. Though not part of the Smithsonian, I was also able to visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, National Geographic Museum, National Archives, Library of Congress, and U.S. Capitol. At the National Archives I saw one of the four original Magna Cartas from 1297, the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence. The security guard said they were all authentic documents. At the United States Capitol I was able to go on a group tour and then walk the floors of both the Senate and House of Representatives.

Because I was off work for the President’s Day holiday, I decided to take a day trip to George Washington’s Mount Vernon home. George Washington’s birthday is the mansion’s busiest day of the year because of the day’s free admission and extra shows. It was fun despite the cold snow-mud and long lines. I learned that Mount Vernon had its own food gardens and distillery. The mansion’s paint was even mixed on-site, and I was impressed with the dining room’s historic, yet vivid, shade of green. At Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant, I ate a unique and tasty meal of peanut and water chestnut soup, with homemade bread pudding for dessert.

During my three weeks in D.C., I stayed with a new friend and her three roommates. Though my Internship offered no stipends or paycheck, I was given a discount at the various museum gift shops and one free IMAX ticket each week. I put the gift shop discount to good use buying so many books that I had to buy another suitcase before I came home. With the IMAX tickets I enjoyed The Hidden Universe, The Flight of the Butterflies, and Jerusalem.

On the last day of my internship a fine going-away party was thrown at the National Museum of Natural History; it wasn’t actually in my honor, but the honor of a woman who was to become the Director at one of Harvard’s museums. Still, I was invited to the party and it was a fun way to finish up my three weeks at the Smithsonian.

Bridget graduated with her B.A. in History from SAU in December 2013. She transferred to SAU after taking classes at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, South Arkansas Community College, Texas A&M. She graduated from Junction City High School in 2010, and is the daughter of Steve and Ramona Wood.

SAU Baseball to host 3rd Annual Military Appreciation Day https://web.saumag.edu/2014/03/19/sau-baseball-to-host-3rd-annual-military-appreciation-day/ Wed, 19 Mar 2014 21:44:23 +0000 https://web.saumag.edu/?p=209519 Read More]]> SAU baseball team celebrates Military Appreciation Day

Representatives from the Arkansas Army National Guard presented the flags at the 2013 Military Appreciation Day pre-game festivities.

The Southern Arkansas University baseball team will be paying tribute to the armed forces at their third-annual Military Appreciation Day set for Saturday, April 12, 2014.

Veterans and military service members will enjoy free admission with a military I.D. to watch the SAU Muleriders take on Delta State University at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Walker Stadium and Goodheart Field.

Prior to the first pitch, a reception will be held from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Mulerider Activities Center, located adjacent to the baseball stadium. A light lunch will be served at the reception, including wraps, chips, drinks and dessert.

2013 SAU Military Appreciation Day reception

Martha and Louis Blanchard sign in at the 2013 Military Appreciation Day Reception at the SAU Mulerider Activities Center.

The public is invited to come fill the stadium, which will be adorned with American flags, cheer on the nationally-ranked Muleriders, and pay tribute to those who have or are currently serving to protect our country’s freedoms.

Chandler Walley will sing the “National Anthem” when the players hit the field at the beginning of the first game and “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch.

Military Appreciation Day is a coordinated effort with SAU Athletics and the SAU Veterans Resource Center.

SAU has earned recognition for three straight years as a Military Friendly School, ranking SAU among the top 20% of schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students. To find out more about Military Appreciation Day, contact the SAU Veterans Resource Center at 870-235-4026.

DJ Pauly D to headline SAU’s free spring concert https://web.saumag.edu/2014/03/18/dj-pauly-d-to-headline-saus-free-spring-concert/ Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:22:31 +0000 https://web.saumag.edu/?p=209502 Read More]]> DJ Pauly D - photo by Amy Pinard PhotographyDJ Pauly D of “Jersey Shore” fame is scheduled to light up the stage at Southern Arkansas University’s sixth annual free spring concert on Thursday, April 10, 2014.

The outdoor concert will take place at the SAU track, located at the intersection of U.S. 82 and Jackson Street in Magnolia. Gates will open at 7:30 p.m., the opening act will be at 8:30 p.m., and Pauly D will take the stage at 9:15 p.m.

The concert is free and the public is invited to attend.

Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio is recognized for his musical talent as well as his reality star status on MTV’s highest rated show, “Jersey Shore,” which premiered in December 2009.

He has made a name for himself on 50-Cent’s record label G-Unit Records by mixing such singles as “Beat Dat Beat” and “Back to Love” featuring Jay Sean. He mixes in and out of his music library that spans nearly every genre of club music.

Jack NovakOpening for DJ Pauly D will be Chicago native Jack Novak. Novak is a Producer/Songwriter/DJ who has electrified audiences throughout North and South America. The honesty of her music and her enthusiastic drive have earned her the distinction of being voted one of the “Top DJs to Watch of 2014” in Vibe Magazine. 

The spring concert series at SAU began during the University’s 2009 centennial celebration. Previous performers have included former SAU student and country music star Tracy Lawrence, Eric Hutchison, Sean Kingston, Thompson Square and pop duo Karmin.

For more information on the concert, contact the Office of Student Activities at (870) 235-4925.

Story Arena and Farmers Bank Reception Center to host first official SAU rodeo https://web.saumag.edu/2014/03/10/sau-rodeo-teams-to-host-first-official-rodeo-event-at-the-new-story-arena/ Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:15:55 +0000 https://web.saumag.edu/?p=209473 Read More]]> Members of the SAU rodeo team practice roping in the new Story ArenaThe SAU men’s and women’s rodeo teams will welcome 15 universities and guests to its first official rodeo event at the Story Arena and Farmers Bank Reception Center at 7 p.m. nightly this Thursday through Saturday, March 13-15, 2014.

Admission prices are as follows: $10 for adults, children 5-12 are $5, and free admission for children 0-4 and SAU students, faculty and staff with an SAU ID.

The annual fall SAU Intercollegiate Rodeo was postponed in 2013 to concentrate on completing the new arena. But now that the arena and reception area are nearly complete, the men’s and women’s rodeo teams are happy to host a home event.

The SAU women’s team is currently ranked second in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Ozark Region, and the men’s team is ranked fourth. According to SAU rodeo coach Rusty Hayes, around seven of his team members are on track to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo on June 15-21, 2014, in Casper, Wyo.

Construction of the Story Arena and Farmers Bank Reception Center would not have been possible without the generosity of a host of friends of SAU. Therrel and Jan Story of Magnolia gave $2.45 million, which is the largest gift in the history of SAU.

Farmers Bank and Trust, a supporter of SAU since the University’s beginning in 1909, recently committed $250,000 to the reception facility at SAU’s Story Arena.

 Farmers Bank Reception Center donation

Farmers Bank and Trust of Magnolia recently donated $250,000 for the Farmers Bank Reception Center at Story Arena. Pictured, from left, are Farmers Bank President Steve Keith, Executive Director of the SAU Foundation Jeanie Bismark, SAU President Dr. David Rankin, Farmers Bank Chairman and CEO Bob Burns, and SAU Associate Director of Development Josh Kee.

This generous donation provides the bank with naming rights for the facility – Farmers Bank Reception Center at Story Arena, which is located on SAU’s campus on the north side of U.S. 82.

“At Farmers Bank and Trust, we are happy to support activities that give back to the community,” said Farmers Bank President Bob Burns. “We are delighted to help Southern Arkansas University, which is an invaluable part of this region and an important industry for our community.”

The 7,500 square-foot Farmers Bank Arena Reception Center will house functions that are necessary when hosting public events and will be the “front door” for the rodeo arena. Among its features, it will house the ticket booth, concession stand, men’s and women’s restrooms, a grilling porch, a covered concourse and large plaza, covered walkways to the arena, an outdoor fireplace, an office area, a conference room and a tribute to Farmers Bank’s century of support for SAU. 

Design mock-up of the Story Arena and the Farmers Bank Reception Center An area inside the center will be dedicated to two past presidents of Farmers Bank and Trust, Mr. Robert Samuel Warnock and Mr. Thomas Samuel Grayson.

Warnock, the first president of the bank, was the Columbia County representative to the Arkansas legislative assembly that authorized the creation of the Third District Agricultural School (eventually Southern Arkansas University). A strong supporter of the Farmers Union, Warnock contributed to the fund that helped secure the school for Magnolia and Columbia County. He later served on the TDAS board. As a state senator in 1929, Warnock helped assure the survival of Magnolia A&M and the other 1909 agricultural schools that had become junior colleges.

Grayson, a sawmill owner and entrepreneur, was one of the founders of the bank and its second president.  

Along with providing an opportunity for SAU to host rodeo events on campus for the first time, the arena and reception center will also serve as an economic engine for the region.

The main structure will consist of a nearly 78,000 square foot covered rodeo-style arena with a dirt floor and seating for approximately 1,400.  It will provide a place for local and regional groups to hold equine and livestock events, concerts, trade shows, and other community events. Participants at these events will bring money into the local economy by eating in restaurants, shopping in local stores, and staying in local hotels.

The SAU rodeo team will also be able to host a variety of events including high school rodeos, which will bring prospective college students to the SAU campus.

Previous gifts for the arena and the reception center include the record-breaking gift by Therrel and Jan Story of $2.45 million. Along with Farmers’ donation for the Reception Center, the Walker Foundation invested $50,000, Bancorp South gave $10,000, and Entergy $2,500.  

The Southern Arkansas University Foundation would also like to recognize the following generous donors for their investment in the Story Arena and the Farmers Bank and Trust Reception Center: Magnolia Economic Development Corporation, Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation, Jeff and Donna Eaton Flaherty, Dr. David and Toni Rankin, Ann Reeves Eddy, BancorpSouth, Dr. David and Judy Ashby, Summit Bank, J.L. and Wanda Jean, Saundra Van Cleef Lewis, Mustard Seed Financial, Entergy of Arkansas, Paul and Jeanie Nelson Bismark, Ralph Weiser, Josh and Bekah Burton Kee, Julia Laney Machen, Josephine Davis, Albemarle Foundation, David and Deborah Calaway Spraggins, Mary Frank Phillips, Dr. Harold and Gene Lee Brinson, Bobbie Jean Taylor, Exxon Mobile Foundation, Thomas and Mary Ann Loftin, David and Vicki Butler, Dr. Larry and Judy Sessoms McNeal, Debbie Arnold, Harold and Judy Franks Hines, Richard and Pam Murphy, Magnolia Riding Club, Jack and Olga English, Wayne and Celia McQuiston, Jim and Linda Miller, J.W. and Velvin Maloch Rowe, John and Marjie McLaughlin Blair, Haley Burrow, LTC(R) Jasper and Deborah Lewis, and Thomas and Judy Downs Pearson.

SAU Homecoming is this week https://web.saumag.edu/2013/10/29/sau-homecoming-is-this-week-2/ Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:35:26 +0000 https://web.saumag.edu/?p=94070 SAU Homecoming 2013

 Homecoming Schedule 2013

“The Spirit of the Mulerider”

Monday, October 28

7 p.m.                                Homecoming Coronation Ceremony
Grand Hall, Reynolds Center


Tuesday, October 29

8:30 p.m.                       SAB’s Drive-In Movie
Reynolds Center Parking Lot


Wednesday, October 30

11 a.m. – 2 p.m.           Kicking it before Homecoming
Mall Area


Friday, November 1

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.            SAU Bookstore Open  
*Purchase your blue and gold SAU gear while you are on campus.
Noon                               Homecoming Heartbeat
Senior Walk – Mall Area
1 p.m.                              Mulerider Golf Tournament
Magnolia Country Club
Shotgun Start – Teams of 4, To sign-up or for more information, call Mike Waters at (870) 901-2208
7 p.m.                         SAU Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner
Grand Hall, Reynolds Center
8 p.m.                         Black Alumni Reception
For more information, contact Cledis Stuart at (870) 235-4025
8:30 p.m.                   Homecoming Pep Rally, Bonfire & Spirit Logs 
Farm Road
9 p.m. – 11 p.m.            Street Painting Party 
Farm Road
11 p.m. – 6 a.m.             Great SAU Campout  
Mall Area

Saturday, November 2

9 a.m.                         Golden Mulerider Breakfast
Grand Hall, Reynolds Center
All Golden Muleriders Invited, Class of 1963 Induction
10 a.m.                      Homecoming Mulerider Murals
Welcome Center
All Day                       Mulegating 
Bring your grills and start early/stay late! Reunion Groups at Mulegating: Ag Alumni Reunion, All Greek organizations, Basketball Reunion (Men and Women), Cheerleader Reunion, College of Business, College of Education, College of Science and Technology, College of Liberal and Performing Arts, School of Graduate Studies, Golden Mulerider Reunion (All former students through 63)
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.        Hamburgers
Sponsored by People’s Bank (first 200) and Children’s Corner
1 – 1:30 p.m.             Pep Rally
Welcome Alumni Cheerleaders!
2 p.m.                        Homecoming Queen and King Coronation
Wilkins Stadium
2 p.m.                        Bookstore Open at Wilkins Stadium 
2:30 p.m.                        Muleriders vs. Ouachita Baptist University
Wilkins Stadium
6 p.m.                        Alumni Baseball Game and Ring Ceremony
Walker Stadium and Goodheart Field
6 p.m.                        IPHC Fall Greek Show
WT Watson Athletic Facility
Sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha and Alpha Kappa Alpha
International business expert Adam Davidson to give Murphy Lecture https://web.saumag.edu/2013/10/02/international-business-expert-adam-davidson-to-give-murphy-lecture/ Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:35:16 +0000 https://web.saumag.edu/?p=56167 Read More]]> Murphy lecture speaker

Award-winning columnist for The New York Times Magazine Adam Davidson will present the Murphy Lecture at Southern Arkansas University’s Harton Theatre at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 10.

Davidson is an international business and economic expert. He writes the “It’s the Economy” weekly column for The New York Times Magazine. He is also co-founder and co-host of Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life.The Murphy Lecture is free and open to the public. The annual event is sponsored by the Murphy Oil Corporation and the SAU College of Business.

His work has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including the Peabody, DuPont-Columbia, and the Polk.

Davidson’s award-winning documentary on the housing crisis, “The Giant Pool of Money,” which he co-reported and produced with Alex Blumberg, was recently named one of the top ten works of journalism of the decade by the Arthur L. Carter of Journalism and New York University. It won near universal praise as the clearest and most entertaining explanation of the roots of the financial crisis in any media.

 He took the lessons he learned from crafting “The Giant Pool of Money” (with Blumberg) to co-create Planet Money. In two weekly podcasts, a blog, and regular features on Morning Edition, All Things Considered and This American Life, Planet Money helps listeners understand how dramatic economic change is impacting their lives. Planet Money also proves, every day, that substantive, intelligent economic reporting can be funny, engaging, and accessible to the non-expert.

Before Planet Money, Davidson was International Business & Economics Correspondent for NPR. He traveled to many countries to cover the global economy and pitched in
 during crises, such as reporting from Indonesia’s Banda Aceh just after the tsunami, New Orleans post-Katrina, Paris during the youth riots.

Prior to coming to NPR, Davidson was Middle East correspondent for PRI’s Marketplace. He spent a year in Baghdad, Iraq, from 2003 to 2004, producing award-winning reports on corruption in the US occupation.

Davidson has also written articles for The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, GQ, Rolling Stone and many other publications. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Chicago.

For more information about the Murphy Lecture, call the SAU College of Business at (870) 235-4300.

SAU preparing for Computer Game and Animation Design program https://web.saumag.edu/2013/07/30/sau-preparing-for-computer-game-and-animation-design-program/ Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:10:20 +0000 https://web.saumag.edu/?p=5228 Read More]]> Southern Arkansas University has released a commercial recently filmed in Magnolia Regional Medical Center’s Labor and Delivery unit, but surprisingly, the video does not promote the University’s popular nursing program.

“We wanted to produce a video promoting the exciting Computer Game and Animation Design program,” said Aaron Street, Assistant Dean of Integrated Marketing and Media Relations. “But since the program does not kick off until this fall, I had to think outside the box for a creative commercial idea.”

Karen Weido, MRMC marketing director and SAU alum, laughed when she heard the concept for the commercial and graciously opened the doors to the hospital for the video shoot. Adriane (Elliott) Delaney, another SAU alum and the Labor, Delivery, Recovery, and Post-Partum director, welcomed the shoot in her area and even took on a starring role.

The scene is set for the commercial in the opening shots at the MRMC Labor and Delivery unit, with Delaney working in the nursery and around the bassinets. She pulls up the blinds to the hallway window for the three proud “fathers” outside. They congratulate one another and take photos of their creations with their phones. At a certain point, the “babies” in the bassinets are revealed to be Apps playing on iPads. The climax of the video occurs when the “son” of one of the young “fathers” asks where Apps come from.

This commercial and another video spot for the new program are available to view below. 

The videos were produced by Street and Michael Kornegay of the SAU Communications Center. Actors in the video included SAU students Caleb Carrier, Cordara Newson and James Stone. Warnock Howell, 7, the son of David and Stacy Howell, played the part of the inquisitive boy.

As preparations for the new program are being made at SAU, promotions have been garnering attention from across the region. SAU is the first and only university in Arkansas and the region to offer a complete program dedicated to providing instruction from the technical end as well as the artistic points of view of game design.

On the art side, Rhaelene Lowther will be sharing her own professional experiences in game design and development. She was recently a lead artist for four years at Sensory Sweep after working as an artist for Microsoft. She was art lead for “Drama Queens,” a girl’s video game based on the MTV show “The Hills.” She has also worked on a number of snowboarding games and has created environments for a broad variety of 2-D and 3-D games.

Also new to SAU’s Department of Art and Design, Jeremy Day will draw from his 13 years of experience to teach web development.

On the technical side of SAU’s innovative video game and App development program, professors are ready to teach 3-D rendering, graphics, algorithms, game scripting, artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and interface design. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science offers students coursework to earn a Bachelor of Science degree for Computer Science in Computer Game and Animation Design.

The College of Science and Technology has a 3-D printer up and running on which students have already gotten hands-on experience. The art department is getting the University’s second 3-D printer geared up for the fall semester. 

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SAU summer commencement scheduled for Aug. 9 https://web.saumag.edu/2013/07/30/sau-summer-commencement-scheduled-for-aug-9/ Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:32:14 +0000 https://web.saumag.edu/?p=5217 Read More]]> Southern Arkansas University’s summer commencement ceremonies are scheduled for August 9 in the SAU Reynolds Center Grand Hall, with the graduate ceremony at 11 a.m. and the undergraduate ceremony at 1 p.m.

A total of 52 graduate candidates and 38 undergraduates are slated to be recognized for completing their respective degree programs.

The 2008 Outstanding Student for the College of Graduate Studies Patrice Phillips will be the speaker for the graduate ceremony. She earned both an undergraduate and a graduate degree, Maters of Art in Teaching, from SAU. She combines her love of theatre with her love for teaching and inspiring students at her job at Liberty-Eylau Middle School in Texarkana, Texas.

Phillips has become a well-known in the Texarkana area as she was featured in an SAU MAT commercial, which has played at the movie theater in Texarkana and on cable channels in northeast Texas. She also is very active in the community as she holds several positions in civic organizations and has even recently founded two nonprofit organizations – “Saving My Sister’s Sole” and “All Eyes on You Performing Arts Agency.”

Dr. Terrye Stinson, who was recently named Distinguished Professor of Accounting at SAU, will be the speaker at the undergraduate ceremony. Dr. Stinson joined the faculty at SAU in 1980, and has served as a faculty member, department chair, former dean of the College of Business and as a member of the SAU graduate faculty.

In addition to teaching, Stinson serves on the University’s AQIP Leadership Coordinating Team and engages in research relating to financial accounting and strategies for effective teaching. Her expertise in accounting and teaching has been recognized by the profession and community as she is a former recipient of the University’s Honor Professor Award, a two-time recipient of the University’s Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching, and has earned the Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award from the Arkansas Society of CPAs (2006).

Registration for the fall semester at SAU is August 26 and 27, and classes begin August 28. Learn more about how to become a Mulerider this fall.