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

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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

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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

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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

Gafford of El Dorado honored with teaching award

May 27, 2015

SAU education award Yolanda Gafford

Parkers Chapel kindergarten teacher Yolanda Gafford was recently honored with the J.H. Pestalozzi Early Career Award at Southern Arkansas University’s College of Education 2015 honors society ceremony. Gafford, of El Dorado, did her student teaching at Parkers Chapel Elementary School before completing her Bachelor of Science in Education at SAU in 2011. She immediately started… Read More

Homeless shelter benefits from SAU group’s efforts

May 21, 2015

Enactus @ homeless-shelter-group

Magnolia’s homeless shelter residents have benefitted with additions to improve the quality of life for its youth and adult residents alike thanks to a group of passionate business students at Southern Arkansas University. Through SAU’s Rankin College of Business’ Enactus organization, students raised money to purchase a complete desktop computer, a new playground for the… Read More

SAU’s new online grad program for in-demand field

Dr Marla Strecker

Southern Arkansas University was recently approved to add a new online Masters of Education leadership program in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education Coordinating Board during their meeting at SAU on May 1, 2015. According to Dr. Marla Strecker, the HALE Program Director at SAU, the program is… Read More