SAU seeking teachers for inaugural “Kids College”

February 3, 2015


Southern Arkansas University is looking for instructors to teach a variety of courses during its inaugural “Mulerider Kids College” to be held this summer. The program will provide enrichment to children entering first through sixth grades. Organizers want to hear from anyone with a creative idea for a class. Those who are interested may submit… Read More

Group turns small idea into a Big Splash

November 11, 2014

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It began small – a husband and wife driving down Main Street in Magnolia wondering how much better their town would look with a little tender loving care. But on Saturday, Oct. 25, after months of planning and organizing, the small idea blossomed into a “Big Splash,” bringing a sense of renewal and community pride… Read More

SAU Summer Commencement Aug. 8

July 28, 2014

SAU Graduation

Summer Commencement ceremonies at Southern Arkansas University are scheduled for August 8, 2014, at the Reynolds Center Grand Hall. A total of 58 School of Graduate Studies candidates are slated to be honored at an 11 a.m. ceremony. Then at 1 p.m., 35 undergraduate candidates will be recognized from SAU’s four academic colleges. Related Stories… Read More

SAU to swear-in new police chief

July 17, 2014

SAU Police Chief Anthony Williams

A swearing-in ceremony for the new Southern Arkansas University Police Chief Anthony Williams will be at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the SAU Reynolds Center Foundation Hall. The community is invited to attend in welcoming Williams. Chief Williams comes to SAU with 30 years of law enforcement experience from the city of… Read More

Big boots to fill for Mulerider Baird as Maye graduates from SAU

May 14, 2014

Muleriders Megan Maye (Left) and Payton Baird

Megan Maye took the Mulerider mascot to new heights and helped Southern Arkansas University reach record enrollment numbers before she graduated on May 9, 2014, leaving some big boots to fill for the new Mulerider Payton Baird. Baird, a freshman pre-nursing major from Fouke, will have the reins officially passed to her from Maye during… Read More

Mulerider performs at Verizon Arena

January 2, 2014

Jason Pederson with Molly Ann and Megan Maye.

The Southern Arkansas University Mulerider and Molly Ann helped Jason Pederson of KATV take home his sixth title at the 103.7 Buzz Christmas Celebrity Karaoke fundraising event on December 18, 2013, at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. “The crowd loved having Molly there, and so did everybody backstage,” said Pederson. Pederson’s winning performance featured… Read More

Texarkana residents participate in Mulerider commercial shoot

October 21, 2013

Texarkana open house

During a commercial shoot featuring the Mulerider from Southern Arkansas University, several Texarkana residents recently jumped at the opportunity to be in the production and show off their acting chops. “We knew we would turn some heads as we filmed our Mulerider galloping across Texarkana on a mule,” said Aaron Street, assistant dean of integrated… Read More

“Mulerider Style” wins “Best in Show”

January 30, 2013

Southern Arkansas University’s 2012 feature promotional video, “Mulerider Style,” was awarded “Best in Show” honors in the 10th Annual Service Industry Advertising Awards. The video, directed and produced by SAU’s Department of Communications Director Aaron Street and videographer Michael Kornegay, a senior digital media production major from Hot Springs, features SAU students, athletes, faculty and… Read More

John Kirk will present annual Walz lecture

September 12, 2011

Dr. John Kirk

MAGNOLIA – Dr. John A. Kirk will deliver the Robert B. Walz Lecture in Arkansas and Regional History at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Foundation Hall of the Donald W. Reynolds Campus and Community Center at Southern Arkansas University. His presentation is titled “Arsnick: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Arkansas.” Kirk is… Read More

Winter weather closes campus on Wednesday, Feb. 9

February 9, 2011

MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University will be closed on Wednesday, February 9, due to the potential of severe winter weather conditions in south Arkansas and potentially hazardous driving conditions. Updated information will be posted to the University’s website ( if it becomes available. Related Stories SAU Summer Commencement Aug. 8 Summer Commencement ceremonies at Southern… Read More