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

Julio Pacheco hired as new head women’s basketball coach

April 8, 2015

Pacheco Action

Southern Arkansas University has named Julio Pacheco as the next head women’s basketball coach as it was publically announced by SAU Director of Athletics Steve Browning on Wednesday morning. “We are thrilled to name Julio Pacheco as our new head women’s basketball coach at Southern Arkansas,” noted Browning. “Julio’s energy, enthusiasm, and passion for the… Read More

SAU M.S. in Kinesiology-Coaching spans U.S.

SAU MS in Kinesiology-Coaching

The Masters of Science in Kinesiology-Coaching online program at Southern Arkansas University has attracted students from Philomath, Oregon, to the opposite side of the U.S. at Tarrytown, New York, and everywhere in between. The rise of this program is due its affordability and to a number of other factors, according to Dr. Kim Bloss, dean… Read More

Registration now open for Mulerider Kids College

April 7, 2015


Registration is now open for Southern Arkansas University’s inaugural Mulerider Kids College which will take place each morning from July 6-9. The summer enrichment program is open to students who will be entering the first through sixth grades in fall 2015. The program’s goal is to provide the children of Magnolia and the surrounding area… Read More

Donors give $200,000 to honor ‘father’ of SAU Bands

April 2, 2015

Richard O Oliver Band Hall at SAU

Thanks to a successful fundraising campaign that garnered more than $200,000 in donations, Southern Arkansas University will be dedicating the band facility in honor of SAU’s first band director, Richard Owen Oliver, at noon on April 18, 2015. The dedication will take place at the 14,377 square-foot band rehearsal facility that opened in 2008, which… Read More

Alumni Association to honor distinguished alumni

April 1, 2015

SAU Graduation

The Southern Arkansas University Alumni Association is hosting its annual Dinner of Distinction awards ceremony at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the SAU Reynolds Center Grand Hall. Alumni and friends are invited to attend. RSVP by calling the SAU Alumni Office at (870) 235-4079 or toll-free at (800) 797-1986. The Alumni Association… Read More

Mulerider golf captures team title; Adams top individual

golf team

One stroke made all the difference for the Southern Arkansas men’s golf team and in particular for junior golfer George Adams as SAU and Adams claimed the team and individual titles at the Mulerider Spring Classic by one stroke each. The Muleriders, as a team, shot 322 for Tuesday’s final round and had a two-round… Read More

STEM Center hosting free workshop for females

March 31, 2015


The Southern Arkansas University STEM Center for K-12 Education has been awarded a grant from the Arkansas STEM Coalition to provide a one-day, hands-on science and engineering STEM leadership workshop for female students ranging from tenth grade in high school through college sophomores. The “Women Can-Do Attitude” STEM Workshop at SAU will be held from… 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