SAU returns to row cropping with 400 acre gift

November 13, 2014

Southern Arkansas University students work to clear brush in preparation for the first crops at the Monroe farm in southern Lafayette County. The farm property recently became available for use by SAU through a trust agreement.

Southern Arkansas University’s farming operation is growing again, this time with the gift of approximately 400 acres of crop land in southern Lafayette County. Ted Jackson Monroe, Sr., of Bradley recently transferred ownership of the farm land to a private trust which will be managed by the University, and SAU students and farm employees are… Read More

SAU’s Boo in the Barnyard a safe and fun event for kids

October 30, 2013

Boo in Banyard

The fourth annual Boo in the Barnyard will offer a safe and fun place to trick or treat tomorrow night from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Southern Arkansas University Agriculture Center. Hosted by the SAU Agriculture Club, the event offers games, a petting zoo, haunted hallway, face painting and other activities. The event has grown each… Read More

ADEQ approval boons economic, academic opportunities for NRRC

February 6, 2013


The Natural Resource Research Center at Southern Arkansas University became qualified to compete for federal and state water and soil testing grants and contracts upon passing inspection on Jan. 30. Passing the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) inspection opens the doors for the NRRC – a facility in SAU’s College of Science and Technology… Read More

Final beam to be installed for Agriculture Center

April 5, 2012

Agri Beam

Southern Arkansas University’s new Agriculture Center is beginning to take shape as work began this week to set the structure’s steel skeleton into place. The final piece of the steel skeleton will be placed at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 10. No ceremony will take place, but interested persons are invited to come to the… Read More

Groundbreaking planned for Agriculture Center

March 1, 2012

Southern Arkansas University officials will break ground for the new Agriculture Center at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 8. The ceremony will take place at the construction site just north of the University Science Center. A light lunch will be served. The Agriculture Center is a two story academic building designed to accommodate the ever-increasing… Read More

Dr. Scott McKay named Science and Technology dean

August 29, 2011

Scott McKay

MAGNOLIA – Dr. Scott McKay has been named dean of the College of Science and Technology at Southern Arkansas University. McKay came to SAU from the University of Central Missouri where he served as chairman of the Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Physics. He was also the founder and director of UCMO’s Center for Alternative… Read More

SAU Trustees approve $6.5 million bond issue for Agriculture Center

November 4, 2010

MAGNOLIA – Construction of a new Agriculture Center at Southern Arkansas University is one step closer to reality after the SAU System Board of Trustees gave administrators the green light for a $6.5 million bond issue for the project. The vote came during the trustees’ quarterly meeting on Thursday at the SAU Tech campus in… Read More

SAU receives $2 million gift from Magnolia couple

April 15, 2010

Therral and Jan Story, center, present a check for $2 million to Dr. David Rankin, the SAU rodeo team, and other administrators.

MAGNOLIA – Construction of a new rodeo arena at Southern Arkansas University is much closer to reality after a $2 million donation from Therral and Jan Story of Magnolia. The gift, made through the SAU Foundation, is the largest ever received by the University from an individual donor. “Through their extraordinary generosity, Therral and Jan… Read More

SAU signs MOU with Cossatot Community College-UA

April 9, 2010

SAU President Dr. David Rankin signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Cossatot Community College-UA. The Memorandum lays out the details for an Agri-Business program that will enable students in southwest Arkansas to take freshman and sophomore level courses at De Queen before completing a bachelor’s degree at Magnolia.

MAGNOLIA – Southern Arkansas University and Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas have formalized a Memorandum of Understanding that will put in place the required faculty and curriculum to allow CCCUA students to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Agri-Business at the De Queen campus. SAU will offer three classes on the De… Read More

SAU Mulerider Sunny Wilcox Places Second at Pea Ridge Mule Jump

October 13, 2009

Southern Arkansas University Mulerider Sunny Wilcox and the University’s mule, “Molly B.,” finished second in the 21st annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Pea Ridge High School. The pair competed against approximately 25 mules in the amateur mule jump division. During a mule jump competition, a canvass-covered bar is positioned about… Read More