SAU Spring Commencement May 8

April 24, 2015

SAU Graduation

Southern Arkansas University’s Spring Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, May 8, 2015. A total of 483 candidates for graduation will be recognized in three ceremonies. The Department of Nursing will honor 90 nursing candidates at 10 a.m. Following will be the ceremony for the School of Graduate Studies at 2 p.m., during which 68… Read More

Groundbreaking set for SAU engineering building

April 22, 2015

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Southern Arkansas University will break ground on a new engineering building at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, just behind the University Science Center. SAU launched the only four-year engineering program in the southern half of Arkansas this past fall, and enrollment has reached more than 50 students in the first year. The University currently… Read More

SAU criminal justice club helps women’s shelter

April 21, 2015

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Southern Arkansas University students, faculty, and friends of the local chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association recently completed a volunteer work day at the Living Water Domestic Violence Shelter in Magnolia. On Saturday, April 11, 2015, representatives from SAU’s Lambda Epsilon Iota (LEI) helped do repairs, landscaping and overall pick-up around the facility, which… Read More

Parents’ experience helps lead Camden native to career in business

April 17, 2015

Jesse Castleberry at SAU Business

During the summer of 2013, Jesse Castleberry knew something wasn’t right. Castleberry, a 2011 graduate of Harmony Grove High School in Camden, had two years of a science degree behind him. But he wasn’t happy with what he was studying. So during that fateful summer of 2013, he decided to change his major to business…. Read More

SAU theatre to present ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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Tickets are on sale for Southern Arkansas University theatre’s big spring musical, “Beauty and the Beast,” which will run at SAU’s Harton Theatre nightly at 7 p.m. on April 23-25, 2015, and with a concluding matinee at 2 p.m. on April 26. Tickets can be purchased at, or by calling (870) 235-5390. Prices are… Read More

SAU Heritage Singers’ Spring Concert Thursday

April 10, 2015

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The Heritage Singers of Southern Arkansas University will present their Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in the sanctuary of Central Baptist Church, Magnolia. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. The singers will perform Mozart’s Mass in C Major (K317), the “Coronation Mass.” The mass was recently… Read More

SAU M.S. in Kinesiology-Coaching spans U.S.

April 8, 2015

SAU MS in Kinesiology-Coaching

The Masters of Science in Kinesiology-Coaching online program at Southern Arkansas University has attracted students from Philomath, Oregon, to the opposite side of the U.S. at Tarrytown, New York, and everywhere in between. The rise of this program is due its affordability and to a number of other factors, according to Dr. Kim Bloss, dean… Read More

Donors give $200,000 to honor ‘father’ of SAU Bands

April 2, 2015

Richard O Oliver Band Hall at SAU

Thanks to a successful fundraising campaign that garnered more than $200,000 in donations, Southern Arkansas University will be dedicating the band facility in honor of SAU’s first band director, Richard Owen Oliver, at noon on April 18, 2015. The dedication will take place at the 14,377 square-foot band rehearsal facility that opened in 2008, which… Read More

STEM Center hosting free workshop for females

March 31, 2015


The Southern Arkansas University STEM Center for K-12 Education has been awarded a grant from the Arkansas STEM Coalition to provide a one-day, hands-on science and engineering STEM leadership workshop for female students ranging from tenth grade in high school through college sophomores. The “Women Can-Do Attitude” STEM Workshop at SAU will be held from… Read More

Marketing grad returns to classroom, playing field

March 23, 2015

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DeAndre Jenkins was excited to graduate from college and begin his career so that he could . . . go back to school. Jenkins’ story is not the typical tale of a student returning to change his major or work on a graduate degree. Instead, Jenkins’ desire to return to school is motivated by a… Read More