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

More than $780,000 raised to honor Rankin

April 20, 2015

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Following more than 45 years of service and countless speeches as a Mulerider, Southern Arkansas University’s retiring President Dr. David Rankin and his wife Toni were rendered speechless Saturday night. At a dinner to honor the Rankins, it was announced that more than $780,000 has already been raised to name the University’s College of Business… Read More

SAU promotes Josh Kee to Asst. VP for Development

July 31, 2014

Josh Kee

MAGNOLIA – Josh Kee was recently promoted to Assistant Vice-President for Development at Southern Arkansas University. Effective July 1, 2014, Kee transitioned from his former position as Director of Major Gifts at SAU. He will now be responsible for the overall development activities of the University, and will continue to work closely with the SAU… Read More

Plans made for 28th annual Celebration of Lights

November 7, 2011

Community members are invited to join faculty, staff, and students from Southern Arkansas University for the 28th annual Celebration of Lights. The event takes place on Thursday, December 1, immediately following the Magnolia Christmas parade. During the Celebration of Lights, multiple student organizations will light the campus for everyone to enjoy. The event, sponsored by… Read More

Governor Beebe appoints two to SAU Board of Trustees

March 15, 2010

Buddy Franks for web

MAGNOLIA – Governor Mike Beebe has announced the appointment of two Magnolians to the Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees. Ken Sibley has been appointed to a five year term and replaces Dr. D. Bud Dickson, outgoing chairman of the Board. Otis A. “Buddy” Franks, Jr., has been appointed to fill the remaining two years… Read More

Ronnie Ribble Appointed on Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees

August 3, 2009

Ronnie Ribble has been appointed by Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe to serve on the Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees. Ribble will fill the vacancy on the board left by Kelvin Wyrick of Texarkana who was appointed by Beebe in May as an Arkansas Circuit Court Judge, Division 2 of the 8th Judicial District South…. Read More

Magnolia Unit of the Arkansas National Guard honored at Southern Arkansas University

June 24, 2009

The three flags and flagpoles in front of one of Southern Arkansas University’s most recognizable buildings, Overstreet, were recently dedicated in honor of Magnolia’s unit of the Arkansas National Guard, Troop B First Squadron 151st Calvary 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The two 50- foot flagpoles bear the University and Arkansas flags and the largest… Read More