SAU mourns loss of Board Chair Stringfellow

December 10, 2014

Bill Stringfellow at SAU Story Arena Grand Opening

William “Bill” Stringfellow, a true gentleman with an endless devotion to his beloved Southern Arkansas University alma mater, passed away Tuesday following heart surgery. The funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday December 13, 2014, at Christ Episcopal Church located at 509 Scott St., Little Rock, Arkansas. Departure for the interment will follow at… 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 hosts Fall Commencements Friday

December 8, 2014

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Southern Arkansas University is scheduled to recognize 36 graduate students and 136 undergraduates during two Fall Commencement ceremonies at 5 and 7 p.m. on Friday, December 12, 2014. Both ceremonies will take place in the gymnasium at the W.T. Watson Center. The 5 p.m. graduation will include students from the School of Graduate Studies, the… Read More

“A Christmas Carol” opens Dec. 4 at SAU

December 3, 2014

Assistant Director Robert Morris makes last-minute touch-ups on the set of "A Christmas Carol."

Southern Arkansas University Department of Theatre and Mass Communication will be opening “A Christmas Carol” at 8 p.m. in Harton Theatre in conjunction with the Celebration of Lights. The play is by Charles Dickens and has been adapted for the stage by Clayton Guiltner, assistant professor of theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the door,… Read More

Reppert earns mass media teaching award

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James E. Reppert, associate professor of mass communication at Southern Arkansas University, recently received the President’s Award for Outstanding Instruction in Mass Media from the Kentucky Communication Association. The honor was given at the Kentucky Communication Association’s annual convention, held September 26-27 at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn, KY. Reppert was recognized for interactive… Read More

SAU Board approves bond issues

November 21, 2014

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The Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees approved at their quarterly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18, the issuance of bonds not to exceed $10 million for three facilities – engineering, a softball complex and a world-class track. All of the SAU Board members were in attendance for their quarterly meeting Tuesday, Nov. 18, which was held… Read More

SAU Celebration of Lights Dec. 4

November 19, 2014

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The 31st Annual Celebration of Lights at Southern Arkansas University on December 4, 2014, promises to spread holiday cheer with illuminating displays, festive song and food, free photos with Santa, and a special presentation of “A Christmas Carol.” The Celebration of Lights will follow the Magnolia Christmas Parade, “Christmas Night of Lights,” which runs from… 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

School library makeovers a win-win

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Two South Arkansas schools got help with library makeovers this summer thanks to student volunteer projects as a part of Southern Arkansas University’s Library Media and Information Specialist graduate program. Del Duke, SAU LMIS instructor, worked with the librarians at Oscar Hamilton Elementary School in Foreman and Arkansas High School in Texarkana to bring SAU’s… Read More

Kennedy assassination reporter to speak at SAU

November 12, 2014

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Magale Library Friends and staff are pleased to welcome author, professor, broadcaster and journalist Bill Mercer as guest and speaker at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 20, 2014 in Foundation Hall of Southern Arkansas University’s Reynolds Center. Mercer’s presentation is entitled, “We Reported the Kennedy Assassination” in which he will share his experiences during this… Read More