SAU top 10 in South for game design and development programs

July 14, 2015

SAU Rhalene Lowther Game Development

Southern Arkansas University was recently ranked among the top 10 universities in the South for aspiring game designers and developers by Animation Career Review thanks to its two animation and game development academic programs. In 2013, SAU became the only university in Arkansas to have a complete program for Computer Game and Animation Design. Even… Read More

Hope native learns to balance college, work on way to degree

Diana Abarca at work

For many college graduates, their first job after finishing school is the position of assistant manager. Diana Abarca, however, a senior finance major at Southern Arkansas University, didn’t wait until she had her degree in hand – she became an assistant manager during her junior year in college. But the promotion was all in a… Read More

SAU business students earn national awards

July 6, 2015

All seven PBL students from the Rankin College of Business who qualified for the Phi Beta Lambda’s National Leadership Conference in June returned to Magnolia with national awards. Pictured, from left, are Austin Taylor, Brian Billings, Danny Jones, Macy Frazier, Alex Alexander, Justin Blann, Matthew Chaput, PBL Advisor Gerald Plumlee.

Southern Arkansas University’s Rankin College of Business (RCB) had seven students earn a trip to Phi Beta Lambda’s National Leadership Conference, and each returned with a national award. RCB students and faculty representatives attended the conference from June 23-27, 2015, in Chicago. Assistant Professor of Management Dr. Gerald Plumlee escorted the students on the trip,… Read More

Berry starts presidency by honoring SAU’s past

July 1, 2015

Berry family SAU Tree Planting

The Magnolia community and the Mulerider family came out to welcome Southern Arkansas University’s 12th President Dr. Trey Berry at a tree-planting ceremony on his first day in office. Berry spoke under the shade of the picturesque pines in the front lawn of SAU’s Overstreet Hall to a crowd of around 150. He pointed to… Read More

Engineering interns improve energy efficiency at Arkansas universities

June 30, 2015


Rather than worrying about burning up on the beach, nine Arkansas engineering students are spending their summers concerned with helping state agencies burn less energy. This summer marks the first year of the energy engineering summer internship program, which is sponsored by the Arkansas Industrial Energy Clearinghouse. After only a couple of weeks recovering from… Read More

Higginbotham nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year award


Southern Arkansas softball senior standout Sarah Higginbotham is among a record-setting 480 nominees from across all divisions of the NCAA for the prestigious 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year award as it was announced by the NCAA late last week. Each year, the NCAA encourages schools to honor its top graduating female student-athletes by submitting… Read More

Beavers named to Capital One Academic All-America® First-Team

June 25, 2015

Academic All-America (2015)

Southern Arkansas senior cross-country runner Michelle Beavers has been named to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America® First-Team for Cross-Country/Track and Field as it was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Wednesday. Beavers, a native of Metairie, La., earned Capital One Academic All-America® Second-Team honors last year as a junior,… Read More

Houston native enjoys her journey through SAU College of Business

Lacey Guy SAU CoB

For Lacey Guy, school and learning has always been a natural part of her life. Guy, who recently graduated with a degree in Managing Information Systems from the College of Business at Southern Arkansas University, has seen her life and academic career take several unusual turns. Guy is originally from Houston. However, after losing her… Read More

SAU’s McKnight honored as one of Arkansas Action Coalition’s “40 Under 40″

June 4, 2015

McKnight, Heather

Dr. Heather McKnight, SAU assistant professor of nursing, was recently named to the Arkansas Action Coalition’s inaugural “40 Under 40” list honoring the state’s emerging leaders in nursing under the age of 40. The official awards ceremony was held at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock on Friday, June 5, 2015. The 40 honorees included nurses at… Read More

Registration open for baby swim lessons

June 2, 2015

SAU Aquatic Center

Registration is open for an exciting new “Mommy and Me Swim Lessons” class scheduled for July 6-9, 2015, through the Division of Continuing Education at Southern Arkansas University. Kathleen Dingman brings her more than 10-year swim coaching experience to this class that will benefit mothers and children ages three months to three years. The class… Read More