Berry starts presidency by honoring SAU’s past

July 1, 2015

Berry family SAU Tree Planting

The Magnolia community and the Mulerider family came out to welcome Southern Arkansas University’s 12th President Dr. Trey Berry at a tree-planting ceremony on his first day in office. Berry spoke under the shade of the picturesque pines in the front lawn of SAU’s Overstreet Hall to a crowd of around 150. He pointed to… 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

SAU earns another affordability honor

December 9, 2014

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College tuition across the U.S. continues to rise, yet Southern Arkansas University has earned another cost-efficient accolade with its recent high ranking by AffordableColleges.com’s “50 Most Affordable Public Schools for Out-of-State Students.” AffordableCollege.com ranked SAU number six for affordability in the U.S. for out-of-state students. The annual out-of-state tuition cost quoted by the site is… Read More

SAU returns to row cropping with 400 acre gift

November 13, 2014

Southern Arkansas University students work to clear brush in preparation for the first crops at the Monroe farm in southern Lafayette County. The farm property recently became available for use by SAU through a trust agreement.

Southern Arkansas University’s farming operation is growing again, this time with the gift of approximately 400 acres of crop land in southern Lafayette County. Ted Jackson Monroe, Sr., of Bradley recently transferred ownership of the farm land to a private trust which will be managed by the University, and SAU students and farm employees are… Read More

FB&T Distinguished Speaker Series will feature author James Bradley on Sept. 23

August 19, 2014

James Bradley FBT Lecture 2014

Best-selling author James Bradley will be the presenter for the 10th annual Farmers Bank and Trust Distinguished Speaker Series on September 23 at Southern Arkansas University. Tickets for the event are now on sale. To purchase tickets by phone, call the SAU Office of Development at 870-235-4321. Tickets can be purchased online at www.SAUFoundation.org by… Read More

SAU alum new superintendent for Magnolia Schools

June 30, 2014

John Ward

The new Magnolia School District Superintendent John Ward was welcomed to the community Monday before his official first day on July 1 at an ice-cream social at Southern Arkansas University. Ward earned his superintendent certification from SAU in 2008, and told the crowd of around 65 that he has appreciated the overwhelming welcome from the… Read More

Big boots to fill for Mulerider Baird as Maye graduates from SAU

May 14, 2014

Muleriders Megan Maye (Left) and Payton Baird

Megan Maye took the Mulerider mascot to new heights and helped Southern Arkansas University reach record enrollment numbers before she graduated on May 9, 2014, leaving some big boots to fill for the new Mulerider Payton Baird. Baird, a freshman pre-nursing major from Fouke, will have the reins officially passed to her from Maye during… Read More

SAU hosting higher education Vision 2025 meeting Friday, May 2

April 29, 2014

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Southern Arkansas University is hosting a meeting of the Vision 2025 Commission on the Future of Higher Education from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Reynolds Center Grand Hall. The public is encouraged not to miss this opportunity to participate and contribute in planning the future of Arkansas higher education. It… Read More

Free SAU Percussion concert offers something for everyone

April 28, 2014

SAU Percussion Concert 2011

The Southern Arkansas University Percussion Ensemble is offering a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in SAU’s Harton Theatre. “This concert will include a wonderful variety of styles and sounds. Featuring music and instruments from all across the world, there is truly something for every taste,” said Director of Percussion Michael Britt,… Read More

SAU Alumni Association to honor distinguished alumni

March 27, 2014

Nik Lewis

The Southern Arkansas University Alumni Association is hosting its annual Distinguished Alumni and Lifetime Achievement Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, 2014, 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… Read More