Rip Powell Invitational Golf Tournament postponed

April 23, 2015


Southern Arkansas University’s 5th Annual Rip Powell Invitational Golf Tournament has been postponed until Friday, May 1, due to the threat of inclement weather. The National Weather Service has forecasted a strong chance of severe thunderstorms for April 24, the tournament’s original date. Organizers say the tournament will follow its original schedule with one flight… Read More

SAU criminal justice club helps women’s shelter

April 21, 2015

SAU Criminal Justice volunteers at Women's Shelter 1

Southern Arkansas University students, faculty, and friends of the local chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association recently completed a volunteer work day at the Living Water Domestic Violence Shelter in Magnolia. On Saturday, April 11, 2015, representatives from SAU’s Lambda Epsilon Iota (LEI) helped do repairs, landscaping and overall pick-up around the facility, which… Read More

Registration now open for Mulerider Kids College

April 7, 2015


Registration is now open for Southern Arkansas University’s inaugural Mulerider Kids College which will take place each morning from July 6-9. The summer enrichment program is open to students who will be entering the first through sixth grades in fall 2015. The program’s goal is to provide the children of Magnolia and the surrounding area… Read More

SAU group hosts ‘We Are Free’ spokesperson

March 31, 2015


Angelyn McMurray, the president of the non-profit organization “We Are Free,” will be speaking about her charge to foster respect and eradicate exploitation at 7 p.m. on April 13, 2015, at Southern Arkansas University’s Reynolds Center Foundation Hall. The purpose of We Are Free is to find, rescue, and treat victims of labor trafficking. McMurray… Read More

Free Spring concert to feature Casey Donahew Band

March 20, 2015

SAU Spring Concert Casey Donahew Band

Southern Arkansas University’s seventh-annual free spring concert will highlight country music artists from Texas and Louisiana, with the Casey Donahew Band headlining and Frank Foster opening, at the SAU Story Arena on Thursday, April 16, 2015. The concert is free and the public is invited to attend. Doors will open at the Story Arena, located… Read More

Make-A-Wish grants Disney trip to Harper Stephenson

March 16, 2015

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Harper Stephenson, 3, walked into the new Southern Arkansas University Association of Baptist Students’ facility Saturday afternoon to hear that her wish had been granted – she is going to Disney World. Doctors at Arkansas Children’s Hospital discovered a large tumor in her right lung last spring.  Thankfully, the tumor is not cancerous and will… Read More

SAU will host regional science fair

March 13, 2015

2014 Science Fair - Chemistry demo

Southern Arkansas University, the SAU STEM Center for K-12 Education and the South Central Service Cooperative will co-sponsor the Southwest Arkansas Regional Science Fair from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., Friday, March 20, on the SAU campus. Public viewing of projects will be available from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday, March 20. Elementary… Read More

Making Magnolia Blossom’s next ‘big’ event April 11

March 12, 2015

Making Magnolia Blossom logo

Making Magnolia Blossom made a “big splash” in October with more than 500 volunteers transforming the look of Magnolia’s Main Street, and the organization is recruiting volunteers for a 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 11 Big Splash Spring Edition. Interested volunteers can register at On the registration form, volunteers can sign up individually,… Read More

Tim Daniels to deliver ‘Last Lecture’ March 18

March 2, 2015

Tim Daniels teaching SAU anotomy class

More than 30-year Southern Arkansas University faculty member Tim Daniels will offer this year’s SAU installment of “The Last Lecture” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, in the Reynolds Center Foundation Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The title of Daniels’ lecture will be “What kind of institution do you want… Read More

SAU Nursing constructing regional simulation center

February 17, 2015

SAU Nursing Ginger Covington in Sim Lab

Construction is underway for the region’s first rural simulation-based healthcare educational training center at Southern Arkansas University, and that is just one of many things the SAU Department of Nursing is excited about. The 1,920 square-foot SAU Health Science Simulation Center (HSSC) will provide the latest technologies in simulation equipment. Construction cost for the project… Read More