Parents’ experience helps lead Camden native to career in business

April 17, 2015

Jesse Castleberry at SAU Business

During the summer of 2013, Jesse Castleberry knew something wasn’t right. Castleberry, a 2011 graduate of Harmony Grove High School in Camden, had two years of a science degree behind him. But he wasn’t happy with what he was studying. So during that fateful summer of 2013, he decided to change his major to business…. Read More

Marketing grad returns to classroom, playing field

March 23, 2015

deandre jenkins

DeAndre Jenkins was excited to graduate from college and begin his career so that he could . . . go back to school. Jenkins’ story is not the typical tale of a student returning to change his major or work on a graduate degree. Instead, Jenkins’ desire to return to school is motivated by a… 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

SAU Engineering Chair gets $265,000 grant

March 17, 2015

SAU Bachri and research students

Dr. Abdel Bachri, chair of the Department of Engineering and Engineering Physics at Southern Arkansas University, has been awarded a research development grant totaling $265,000 to explore the effect of space radiation in a near-zero gravity environment on human chromosomes. The grant is funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), and was awarded from… Read More

SAU Fishing Team making waves

SAU Fishing Team

As Southern Arkansas University’s Fishing Team continues to reel in points and rocket up the national rankings, the talented Mulerider anglers hope to recruit more team members and students to SAU. The SAU Fishing Team was established in 2012, and by the end of last year’s season had already reeled in a ranking of 44… Read More

Dr. Ben Johnson named Interim Provost

March 13, 2015

Dr Ben Johnson SAU

Southern Arkansas University has appointed Dr. Ben Johnson to serve as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs for the 2015-16 academic year. SAU President Dr. David Rankin made the announcement to campus on Thursday, March 12. “Dr. Johnson is the Ragsdale Professor of Arkansas Studies and the current SAU Honor Professor,” said Rankin… 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

Dr. Trey Berry introduced as next SAU president

February 20, 2015

new SAU Pres Dr Trey Berry at Press Conference 2

Dr. Trey Berry was formally introduced as the president-designate of Southern Arkansas University during a press conference on the Magnolia campus Friday afternoon. The SAU Board of Trustees tapped Berry to be the University’s 12th president during a special meeting on Thursday, and he will assume the role on July 1. Berry joined SAU in… Read More

Higginbotham relishes marketing internship

February 9, 2015

Robbie Higginbotham

After three years of college, Robbie Higginbotham still wasn’t quite sure in what direction his degree in marketing would take him. However, he got a much better idea through an opportunity he wasn’t really expecting. Higginbotham, a senior marketing major at Southern Arkansas University, applied for the internship program at the start of his fourth… Read More