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 MCIS program ranked nationally and getting attention internationally

March 19, 2015

Dr Khalil Dajani of SAU MCIS welcomes record number of MCIS students

Southern Arkansas University’s Master of Science in Computer and Information Science degree was recently ranked among the nation’s top MCIS programs by According to, their team spent months collecting and analyzing data from hundreds of colleges and universities to identify the best not-for-profit MCIS programs. SAU’s MCIS program ranked 22nd nationally for its… Read More

Regional high school math whizzes shine at SAU tournament

March 18, 2014

Group photo of all winners

More than 130 regional high school students competed in the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ACTM) Regional Mathematics Contest on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Southern Arkansas University. “SAU hosts annually this annual regional tournament to recognize high school students with exceptional mathematics skills”, said Dr. Khalil Dajani, chair of the Department of Mathematics… 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 excited about new computer gaming and animation design degree options

May 14, 2013

Southern Arkansas University is ready to register creative and passionate students for the fall 2013 semester into a new, unique and high-demand program for computer gaming and animation design. SAU recently became the first and only university in Arkansas and region to offer a complete program dedicated to providing instruction from the technical as well… Read More

SAU hosts ACTM regional mathematics competition

March 26, 2013

SAU Math contest winners

More than 160 students from the region matched wits Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ACTM) competition hosted annually at Southern Arkansas University. “This event served a great opportunity to recognize the academic achievement for mathematics students,” said Dr. Khalil Dajani, chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer… Read More

NASA grant extends opportunity for quantum communication (Updated)

February 26, 2013

Arkansas Space Grant Consortium of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced its approval of a grant research proposal by Dr. Khalil Dajani, chair and professor of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Southern Arkansas University. The consortium made the announcement during its annual Feb. 15 meeting in Little Rock. Related Stories SAU… Read More