SAU returns to row cropping with 400 acre gift

SAU President Dr. David Rankin, Ted Monroe, Sr., and People’s Bank Professor of Finance Dr. David Ashby pose for a photo after a meeting to discuss the farm land.

SAU’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 already planning for the first crops. “The students are more excited about this than anything we’ve done since I’ve been here,” said Director of Farm Operations Rusty Read More

Small idea develops into a Big Splash

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It began small – a husband and wife driving down Main Street in Magnolia wondering how much better their town would look with a little tender loving care. But on Saturday, Oct. 25, after months of planning and organizing, the small idea blossomed into a “Big Splash,” bringing a sense of renewal and community pride to areas that had been neglected for years. Around 500 community members joined forces for “Big Splash Saturday,” the kick-off event for a new community Read More

“Pre”paring future health professionals


Some grow up dreaming of becoming astronauts. Some aspire to be firefighters, police officers or even elected officials. Some desire to be veterinarians, and that goal will soon be realized for four recent Southern Arkansas University graduates. Rachel Fowler, Jeremy Greene, Brennan Pitard and Laura Reed, completed their studies at SAU in the spring and are now preparing to begin the rigorous coursework required to add “Dr.” to their names. Fowler will attend the University of Tennessee, Reed will attend Read More

Dr. Trey Berry named LPA dean

Dr. Trey Berry has been named dean of the College of Liberal and Performing Arts at Southern  Arkansas University. With 20 years experience in higher education, Berry came to SAU from the Department of Arkansas Heritage where he served as deputy director for two years. He previously worked at Ouachita Baptist University from 1989 until 2007. While at OBU he was a professor of history, director of the Carl Goodson Honors Program and director of the Daniel R. Grant International Read More

John Walsh to speak at SAU

America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh will speak at SAU on Sept. 26.

2011 Farmers Bank and Trust Distinguished Speaker Series Victims’ rights advocate and television host John Walsh will be the featured lecturer at the seventh annual Farmers Bank and Trust Distinguished Speaker Series on Monday, Sept. 26, at Southern Arkansas University. Most people know Walsh as the dedicated host of America’s Most Wanted, the man whose groundbreaking television program has helped take down over 1,050 dangerous fugitives and bring home more than 50 missing children in the past 22 years. But Read More