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

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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

Wildlife photo presentation at SAU Jan. 28-29

January 23, 2015

1.30.14 Tom Ulrich Mule Dear Doe

Professional wildlife photographer Tom Ulrich will present his year in images at the Southern Arkansas University Reynolds Center Foundation Hall from 7-8:30 p.m. on January 28-29, 2015. This is Ulrich’s twenty-third wildlife photography presentation at SAU. The event is free and open to the public. A freelance photographer since 1975, Ulrich is highly acclaimed around… Read More

SAU hosting Youth Criminal Justice Academy

January 20, 2015

SAU Criminal Justice Academy meeting

Southern Arkansas University’s new assistant professor of criminal justice, Louis Roy, started his teaching career in the Marine’s as an explosives instructor. He has ignited the SAU criminal justice program with his energy, ideas, and initiatives, including a week-long criminal justice youth academy coming in the summer. From June 7-13, 2015, a total of 40… Read More

SAU theatre offers ‘Dutchman’ in honor of Black History Month

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In honor of February being Black History Month, the Southern Arkansas University Department of Theatre and Mass Communication is pleased to present “Dutchman” at 7 p.m. nightly from February 5-7, 2015 “Dutchman” is a one act play by African-American playwright LeRoi Jones. It will be performed in Harton Room 120, and has a 45 minute… Read More

Auditions Feb. 7 for ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at SAU

January 5, 2015


Auditions for Southern Arkansas University’s spring musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, are scheduled for February 7, 2015. Callbacks will be February 8. Auditions will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 870-235-4356 to reserve an audition slot. Producers are looking for men and women, from teenagers up through age 65. They will… Read More

“A Christmas Carol” opens Dec. 4 at SAU

December 3, 2014

Assistant Director Robert Morris makes last-minute touch-ups on the set of "A Christmas Carol."

Southern Arkansas University Department of Theatre and Mass Communication will be opening “A Christmas Carol” at 8 p.m. in Harton Theatre in conjunction with the Celebration of Lights. Tickets can be purchased at the door, online at, or by calling (870) 235-4256. Adult tickets are $8; student admission is $6. The play continues at… Read More