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

deandre jenkins

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

SAU MCIS program ranked nationally and getting attention internationally

March 19, 2015

Dr Khalil Dajani of SAU MCIS welcomes record number of MCIS students

Southern Arkansas University’s Master of Science in Computer and Information Science degree was recently ranked among the nation’s top MCIS programs by According to, their team spent months collecting and analyzing data from hundreds of colleges and universities to identify the best not-for-profit MCIS programs. SAU’s MCIS program ranked 22nd nationally for its… Read More

SAU Engineering Chair gets $265,000 grant

March 17, 2015

SAU Bachri and research students

Dr. Abdel Bachri, chair of the Department of Engineering and Engineering Physics at Southern Arkansas University, has been awarded a research development grant totaling $265,000 to explore the effect of space radiation in a near-zero gravity environment on human chromosomes. The grant is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), and was awarded from… Read More

Dr. Ben Johnson named Interim Provost

March 13, 2015

Dr Ben Johnson SAU

Southern Arkansas University has appointed Dr. Ben Johnson to serve as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for the 2015-16 academic year. SAU President Dr. David Rankin made the announcement to campus on Thursday, March 12. “Dr. Johnson is the Ragsdale Professor of Arkansas Studies and the current SAU Honor Professor,” said Rankin… Read More

SAU’s annual Creative Writing Festival offering online submission


The Southern Arkansas University Department of English and Foreign Languages will host the 2015 Creative Writing Festival on Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 10, 2015. The deadline for submitting entries is March 18, 2015. The submission process has changed this year, with students in grades 4-12 submitting their works at Grades… Read More

SAU Bands to perform first concert of the season

JP Wilson leads Symphonic Wind Ensemble Spring 2014

Southern Arkansas University’s Band Department will host its first performance of the season at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 16, at their band facility near the SAU tennis courts. The concert is free and open to the public. The community is encouraged to come enjoy standard and contemporary wind band literature, and to support the… Read More

SAU will host regional science fair

2014 Science Fair - Chemistry demo

Southern Arkansas University, the SAU STEM Center for K-12 Education and the South Central Service Cooperative will co-sponsor the Southwest Arkansas Regional Science Fair from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 20, on the SAU campus. Public viewing of projects will be available from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, March 20. Elementary… Read More

Blue & You Foundation gives $149,128 for SAU health sim lab

March 6, 2015

Blue&You gives $149,128 to SAU HSSC

Chad Dodson, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Market Manager for the South-Central & Southwest Regions, second from right, presents Dr. David Rankin, president of Southern Arkansas University a ceremonial check for the $149,128 grant from the Blue & You Foundation to support the purchase of equipment for the SAU Health Sciences Simulation Center (SAU HSSC)…. Read More

Tim Daniels to deliver ‘Last Lecture’ March 18

March 2, 2015

Tim Daniels teaching SAU anotomy class

More than 30-year Southern Arkansas University faculty member Tim Daniels will offer this year’s SAU installment of “The Last Lecture” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the Reynolds Center Foundation Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The title of Daniels’ lecture will be “What kind of institution do you want… Read More