Engineering interns improve energy efficiency at Arkansas universities

June 30, 2015


Rather than worrying about burning up on the beach, nine Arkansas engineering students are spending their summers concerned with helping state agencies burn less energy. This summer marks the first year of the energy engineering summer internship program, which is sponsored by the Arkansas Industrial Energy Clearinghouse. After only a couple of weeks recovering from… Read More

Higginbotham nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year award


Southern Arkansas softball senior standout Sarah Higginbotham is among a record-setting 480 nominees from across all divisions of the NCAA for the prestigious 2015 NCAA Woman of the Year award as it was announced by the NCAA late last week. Each year, the NCAA encourages schools to honor its top graduating female student-athletes by submitting… Read More

Beavers named to Capital One Academic All-America® First-Team

June 25, 2015

Academic All-America (2015)

Southern Arkansas senior cross-country runner Michelle Beavers has been named to the 2014-15 Capital One Academic All-America® First-Team for Cross-Country/Track and Field as it was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Wednesday. Beavers, a native of Metairie, La., earned Capital One Academic All-America® Second-Team honors last year as a junior,… Read More

Houston native enjoys her journey through SAU College of Business

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For Lacey Guy, school and learning has always been a natural part of her life. Guy, who recently graduated with a degree in Managing Information Systems from the College of Business at Southern Arkansas University, has seen her life and academic career take several unusual turns. Guy is originally from Houston. However, after losing her… Read More

July 1 tree planting ceremony for new SAU President

June 23, 2015

Dr Trey Berry at BAM_8748

On July 1, 2015, Dr. Trey Berry will take office as the 12th president of Southern Arkansas University. The public is invited to attend a short program at 10 a.m. on July 1 on the east lawn of Overstreet Hall at SAU, to be followed by a ceremonial re-planting of SAU’s historic “Lone Pine Tree.”… Read More

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

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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

Gafford of El Dorado honored with teaching award

May 27, 2015

SAU education award Yolanda Gafford

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

Enactus @ homeless-shelter-group

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 new online grad program for in-demand field

Dr Marla Strecker

Southern Arkansas University was recently approved to add a new online Masters of Education leadership program in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education Coordinating Board during their meeting at SAU on May 1, 2015. According to Dr. Marla Strecker, the HALE Program Director at SAU, the program is… 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