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

SAU criminal justice club helps women’s shelter

April 21, 2015

SAU Criminal Justice volunteers at Women's Shelter 1

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

SAU theatre to present ‘Beauty and the Beast’

April 17, 2015

Black on gold with red rose v

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

SAU Chamber Singers_small

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

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

SAU’s annual Creative Writing Festival offering online submission

March 13, 2015


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

Dr. Trey Berry introduced as next SAU president

February 20, 2015

new SAU Pres Dr Trey Berry at Press Conference 2

Dr. Trey Berry was formally introduced as the president-designate of Southern Arkansas University during a press conference on the Magnolia campus Friday afternoon. The SAU Board of Trustees tapped Berry to be the University’s 12th president during a special meeting on Thursday, and he will assume the role on July 1. Berry joined SAU in… Read More

African American pioneers to be honored at Feb. 16 event at SAU

February 6, 2015

MLK Day 2014 Ceremony

A Black History Month spring conference entitled “African American Social Work Pioneers: Remembering the Visionaries and the Call for Social Justice” will be held at Southern Arkansas University from 3-4:30 p.m. on February 16, 2015, in the Reynolds Center Grand Hall. The conference is free and open to the public. It is being hosted by… Read More

SAU to have Arkansas’ most affordable complete music theatre BFA

January 30, 2015

SAU Theatre I Hate Hamlet_Christian Williams

Stand by lights… Cue music! Southern Arkansas University was approved today to offer Arkansas’s most affordable Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts with studies in Musical Theatre and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts with studies in Theatre by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. SAU’s BFA in Musical Theatre will be… Read More