SAU enrollment tops 3,500, shatters multiple records

September 12, 2014

SAU attracted more freshman students this year than ever before. They gathered for Mulerider Roundup to learn about SAU’s complete college experience before their first day of classes in August.

For the first time in its 105 year history, Southern Arkansas University has more than 3,500 students enrolled on its Magnolia campus, and numerous enrollment records were broken as the fall 2014 numbers became official today. “It is exciting to see enrollment in Magnolia top 3,500 for the first time in our history,” said SAU… Read More

SAU Honors College participating in iPad pilot project

March 7, 2014

SAU Honors College students pose with iPads

The Honors College at Southern Arkansas University has been selected to help develop a new learning management system (LMS) by participating in an iPad pilot project. Dr. Ed Kardas, director of the SAU Honors College and professor of psychology, said he was approached by EmpoweredU, asking if his students would participate in the pilot program…. Read More

SAU sets three enrollment records for fall 2013

September 16, 2013

SAU students on first day of fall 2013 semester

Southern Arkansas University not only has a record enrollment this fall, the SAU also has the highest number of beginning freshman and the most students living on campus in the University’s history. At the end of the11th class day, when the official enrollment numbers are transmitted to the state, SAU had an overall record enrolment… Read More

SAU to host creative writing festival March 2

January 11, 2013

The Department of English and Foreign Languages of Southern Arkansas University will host the annual Creative Writing Festival on Saturday, March 2, 2013.  Deadline for entries is February 8. The festival, which has been held every spring since 1995, has grown from 345 entries to 1,153 entries last year. Students from schools across south Arkansas… Read More

Attorney General will speak at SAU

September 19, 2011

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel will be the keynote speaker for the 2011 Honors College matriculation ceremony at Southern Arkansas University.

University receives national community service award

June 13, 2011


MAGNOLIA – Southern Arkansas University has been named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. The Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the annual Honor Roll award, recognized more than 700… Read More

Honors Haul 5K Run

April 12, 2011

MAGNOLIA — The Honors Hall staff at Southern Arkansas University will host the “Honors Haul 5K Run” at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the SAU track. Early registration fees are $15 for SAU students, $20 for non-SAU students, and $10 for children under 12 years. On-site registration fees will be $30. All proceeds… Read More

Honors College students will present at regional conference

March 1, 2011

MAGNOLIA — Seven students will represent the Southern Arkansas University Honors College when they make presentations at the 39th annual meeting of the Southern Regional Honors Council. The meeting will take place March 31 – April 2 at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock. Student presentations will be made as follows: Xi Wu, a junior… Read More

Honors College will provide iPads for incoming students

February 10, 2011

MAGNOLIA — The Southern Arkansas University Honors College will conduct a pilot study during the fall 2011 semester by providing iPad 2 tablet computers for all 60 of its anticipated students enrolled in the introductory course, Honors Seminar. These students will receive their own iPad 2 to keep and the Honors Seminar course’s format will… Read More

SAU Honors College News

February 26, 2010

The Honors College at Southern Arkansas University released its monthly report recently. The following items of interest were included in the report: Anonymous donor gives $3,000: An anonymous donor has given the Honors College a gift of $3,000 to be used for recruitment of first-year students. Recruitment: Thus far, 18 students have applied for admission… Read More