“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

SAU makes President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for fourth consecutive year


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 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from poverty and homelessness to environmental justice. SAU is once again the only public university in Arkansas to earn Read More

Aerojet gives $17,000 for science preceptors


Science courses are often intimidating for college students, but a grant from Aerojet Corporation of Camden will ease the pressure on students at Southern Arkansas University. Through its parent company, GenCorp Foundation, Aerojet has given a $17,000 grant to provide for student preceptors to assist students in biology, chemistry, and physics labs and to provide tutoring outside the labs. Nationwide there is a significant attrition rate in university-level science classes. This program is designed to help the students make it through Read More