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

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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 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

Upward Bound providing free summer meals for youth

May 12, 2015

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The Upward Bound program at Southern Arkansas University will be providing free meals to eligible children this summer through the U.S.D.A. Summer Food Service Program. The meals will be provided three times daily in the Southern Arkansas University cafeteria on Monday through Thursday from June 8 until July 9 as follows: 7-8 a.m., 12-1 p.m.,… Read More

SAU Board makes Rankin President Emeritus

May 7, 2015

SAU Lifetime Achievement Dr David Ranking

The Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees held their quarterly meeting Thursday, May 7, 2015, during which they designated retiring SAU President Dr. David F. Rankin as President Emeritus. Rankin is retiring June 30, following more than 13 years as president and more than 45 years of service to SAU. The President Emeritus position will… Read More

Muleriders capture fourth-consecutive GAC Tournament Championship

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For the fifth-consecutive year and fourth-straight time as members of the Great American Conference, the Southern Arkansas Mulerider baseball team captured a tournament championship after defeating Henderson State 6-3 on Wednesday afternoon at David Allen Memorial Ballpark in Enid, Oklahoma. The Muleriders received a strong outing by junior right-hander Landon Simpson, who just days earlier… Read More

SAU RN hopes to help in Nepal

May 1, 2015

Robyn Rowe

Robyn Rowe said she feels a strong call to help the wounded in Nepal as a part of a medical mission trip, but she needs to quickly raise $3,400. If able to raise the funds, Rowe, an RN and assistant director for University Health Services at Southern Arkansas University, is going to be a part… Read More

SAU Spring Commencement May 8

April 24, 2015

SAU Graduation

Southern Arkansas University’s Spring Commencement ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, May 8, 2015. A total of 483 candidates for graduation will be recognized in three ceremonies. The Department of Nursing will honor 90 nursing candidates at 10 a.m. Following will be the ceremony for the School of Graduate Studies at 2 p.m., during which 68… Read More

Groundbreaking planned for softball field house

April 23, 2015

SAU SOFTBALL COMPLEX

Southern Arkansas University hopes to knock one out of the park as it breaks ground on a $1 million expansion to the Mulerider Softball Complex at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28. University officials have planned the construction of a new field house to meet several needs for the Mulerider softball program. The facility will… Read More