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

MMB to host monthly ‘Second Saturday’ events

May 1, 2015

MMB trash pickup 1

Making Magnolia Blossom is inviting the community to join in on a “Second Saturday” kick-off event from 9 a.m. to noon on May 9, in which litter will be picked up in preparation for the Blossom Festival. On the second Saturday of every month, MMB will meet volunteers at 9 a.m. at the corner of… 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

SAU enrollment has sprung up yet again

January 29, 2015

SAU Engineering Students walking near Science Center

Southern Arkansas University’s record enrollment trend has continued this spring with a 6.7% overall enrollment increase, and an epic 33% bump in graduate student enrollment compared to Spring 2014. SAU recorded an enrollment of 3,313 students on the eleventh class day of the spring semester on January 28, 2015. Following a momentous fall record of… Read More

Free blues concert at SAU Saturday

January 23, 2015

Flyer - DieDra and the Ruff Pro Band concert

Award-winning blues artist DieDra and the Ruff Pro Band will perform at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 28, in the Southern Arkansas University Reynolds Center. The public is encouraged to attend, and admission is free.  Hot chocolate and coffee will be served during the concert, courtesy of the Student Activities Board. The band is performing… Read More

Join SAU on May ’15 trip to Spain

November 26, 2014


Students and community members are invited to join the annual Southern Arkansas University group tour of Europe for the May 13-24, 2015, voyage to Spain. Travelers will enjoy the magnificent vistas of Madrid, Granada, and Costa del Sol. All will have the chance to admire the cathedrals of Barcelona and Toledo. The group will relax… Read More

‘Romeo and Juliet’ at SAU Oct. 9-12

October 6, 2014


William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be Southern Arkansas University’s first play of the season, running October 9-12, 2014, and will feature professionally-choreographed sword fighting and beautiful costumes, scenery, and lighting effects. Tickets are on sale now, and can be purchased online at www.showtix4u.com or by calling (870)235-4256. Season tickets are also available, with discounted… Read More

SAU enrollment tops 3,500, shatters multiple records

September 12, 2014

SAU attracted more freshman students this year than ever before. They gathered for Mulerider Roundup to learn about SAU’s complete college experience before their first day of classes in August.

For the first time in its 105 year history, Southern Arkansas University has more than 3,500 students enrolled on its Magnolia campus, and numerous enrollment records were broken as the fall 2014 numbers became official today. “It is exciting to see enrollment in Magnolia top 3,500 for the first time in our history,” said SAU… Read More

SAU Family Day features fun and football

August 29, 2014

Family Day_Bed Races

MAGNOLIA – This year’s Family Day at Southern Arkansas University on Saturday, Sept. 6, will offer visitors a mixture of fun events, a passing of the reigns between former and incoming Mulerider mascots, and remembrance at the Mulerider football game. This year’s Residence Hall Association Bed Race at 1 p.m. is the 34th installment of… 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