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 Board approves bond issue to take ownership of the University Village

February 11, 2014

University Village logo

During a telephone conference call Tuesday, February 11, 2014, the Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees voted unanimously to facilitate the refinancing of bonds to take complete ownership of the University Village Apartments, a student housing complex at SAU. A bond pledging auxiliary revenues not to exceed $10,000,000 with an interest rate of approximately five-percent… Read More

Late Night Feeding Frenzy Tuesday, Dec. 10

December 3, 2013

Feeding Frenzy poster

Take an evening break from studying for this semester’s Late Night Feeding Frenzy at the dining hall from 9-10 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2013. All students eat free with a valid I.D. The menu will include such comfort food items as chicken strips, jalapeño poppers, mozzarella sticks, French fries, burgers, nachos, Fritos, chili, pizza and… Read More

Glow 5K run will benefit campus children

April 4, 2012

Running in the dark may not be the norm, but a group of students at Southern Arkansas University plans to make it fun and benefit a deserving group. The Office of Campus Housing and students living in Greene Hall will sponsor the “Get Up and Glow 5K” on Friday, April 20. The race begins at… Read More

Spring semester ushers in new records

February 7, 2012

Records have been set at Southern Arkansas University during the spring 2012 semester. Not only are more students enrolled in spring semester classes than ever before, but there are also a record number of students living on campus. A total of 3,091 students are enrolled at SAU for the spring semester. Of those students, 2,625… Read More

Residence Hall Association feeds 243 at annual community turkey dinner

November 21, 2011

Southern Arkansas University student residents come from across the globe, but for the 10th year, they came together to serve the underprivileged in the Magnolia community a warm meal for Thanksgiving at the Annual Residence Hall Association Turkey Dinner. “It was so nice helping people in the community that I don’t even know,” said Caitlin… 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

University receives national community service award

June 13, 2011


MAGNOLIA – Southern Arkansas University has been named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. The Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the annual Honor Roll award, recognized more than 700… Read More

University Summer Schedule

May 25, 2011

Southern Arkansas University is operating under its summer office hour schedule. Offices are open Monday-Thursday from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The University is closed on Friday. The University will return to regular office hours on Monday, August 15. The University will be closed and classes will not meet on Memorial Day (May 30) and… Read More

Fincher Hall Project raises $32K for School for the Blind

May 4, 2011

Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Librarian Maranda Cole, SAU Director of Housing J Courson, ASBVI Principal Sharon Berry, ASBVI Superintendent Jim Hill, SAU Assitant Director of Housing Michael Woods, and SAU President Dr. David Rankin pose with a check from the Fincher Hall Project.

MAGNOLIA —  Students from Fincher Hall, Southern Arkansas University’s residence hall known for its mission of service, unveiled the total from months of service projects Tuesday. The funds were presented to the Arkansas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired ­­in the form of a check for $32,126.75. Jim Hill, superintendent for the Little Rock… Read More