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

Harper gets her wish _ img_0012

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

Free blues concert at SAU Saturday

January 23, 2015

Flyer - DieDra and the Ruff Pro Band concert

Award-winning blues artist DieDra and the Ruff Pro Band will perform at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, in the Southern Arkansas University Reynolds Center. The public is encouraged to attend, and admission is free.  Hot chocolate and coffee will be served during the concert, courtesy of the Student Activities Board. The band is performing… Read More

Public invited to meet SAU presidential candidates

January 22, 2015


Southern Arkansas University is inviting the community to three upcoming receptions at the Reynolds Center Grand Hall to meet the applicants for president. The three receptions are scheduled as follows: February 2, from 5-5:45 p.m. – Phillip Wilson, Ed.D. Wilson currently serves as President of Rich Mountain Community College in Mena, Arkansas. February 4, from… Read More

SAU hosting Youth Criminal Justice Academy

January 20, 2015

SAU Criminal Justice Academy meeting

Southern Arkansas University’s new assistant professor of criminal justice, Louis Roy, started his teaching career in the Marine’s as an explosives instructor. He has ignited the SAU criminal justice program with his energy, ideas, and initiatives, including a week-long criminal justice youth academy coming in the summer. From June 7-13, 2015, a total of 40… Read More

SAU historian will speak at El Dorado event

January 17, 2015

James Willis, SAU Historian

The Preservation Society has announced that Professor James Willis, emeritus historian at Southern Arkansas University, will be the speaker at the meeting at 5:15 p.m. on March 2, at the Newton House Museum in El Dorado. The program is free and open to the public and seating is limited. Willis will be lecturing on the… Read More