SAU announces Blue and Gold Day on the Magnolia Square

August 17, 2015


Southern Arkansas University, in partnership with the city of Magnolia and Columbia County, has announced that it will hold an inaugural Blue and Gold Day on Tuesday, August 25 from 4-8 p.m. on the Magnolia Square. On this day, the Magnolia community is encouraged to wear blue and gold in support of SAU and also… Read More

SAU and MMB keep momentum up moving into the Fall

August 13, 2015

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Members of the Magnolia Fire Department saved lives on Main Street on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, but it was not in response to the typical emergency call. Firefighters Mark Hudgins and Hayden Collier offered lifesaving water to the miniature crepe myrtles and juniper in the landscaping plots planted by Making Magnolia Blossom at the organization’s… Read More

SAU Upward Bound present Oz musical

July 6, 2015

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The Upward Bound program at Southern Arkansas University will present a musical production, “The Magical Land of Oz,” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2015, in Harton Theater. This family-friendly comedy will keep you in stitches throughout the play. The public is cordially invited to travel to “The Magical Land of Oz” with the… Read More

MMB’s ‘Second Saturday’ completes B&G Club projects

June 23, 2015

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Around 35 volunteers teamed up Saturday morning to complete several projects at the Boys and Girls Club of Magnolia for Making Magnolia Blossom’s June “Second Saturday” event. Projects included trimming landscaping near the entrance and along the north side of the property, painting fences and lettering, replacing light bulbs on a scoreboard, trimming landscaping back… Read More

Registration open for baby swim lessons

June 2, 2015

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Registration is open for an exciting new “Mommy and Me Swim Lessons” class scheduled for July 6-9, 2015, through the Division of Continuing Education at Southern Arkansas University. Kathleen Dingman brings her more than 10-year swim coaching experience to this class that will benefit mothers and children ages three months to three years. The class… Read More

Gafford of El Dorado honored with teaching award

May 27, 2015

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Parkers Chapel kindergarten teacher Yolanda Gafford was recently honored with the J.H. Pestalozzi Early Career Award at Southern Arkansas University’s College of Education 2015 honors society ceremony. Gafford, of El Dorado, did her student teaching at Parkers Chapel Elementary School before completing her Bachelor of Science in Education at SAU in 2011. She immediately started… Read More

Homeless shelter benefits from SAU group’s efforts

May 21, 2015

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Magnolia’s homeless shelter residents have benefitted with additions to improve the quality of life for its youth and adult residents alike thanks to a group of passionate business students at Southern Arkansas University. Through SAU’s Rankin College of Business’ Enactus organization, students raised money to purchase a complete desktop computer, a new playground for the… Read More

SAU’s Whitney Hall witnesses SAU enrollment growth from her hometown area

May 20, 2015

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Whitney (Black) Hall of Texarkana earned her college degree from Southern Arkansas University, and she was so blown away by the experience that she now shares her story in promoting SAU to high schools around her hometown. Hall is a 2005 graduate of Redwater High School and earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from… Read More

SAU hosting Game Development Summer Camp

May 19, 2015


Southern Arkansas University is hosting a Game Development Summer Camp from July 20-23, 2015, for 10th – 12th grade students who think they might want to turn their hobby into a career. Applications must be submitted online at by July 7. Fee for the camp is $250, and includes room and board. For more… Read More

Upward Bound providing free summer meals for youth

May 12, 2015

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Updated June 23, 2015 – The Southern Arkansas University Upward Bound program is having meals provided by the U.S.D.A. Summer Food Service Program. The SAU site has been clarified by the U.S.D.A. as a closed site, meaning only participants in the SAU Upward Bound programs will be provided meals. It was previously released in May… Read More