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

The Bray modernizes campus news by going digital

The Bray, the student newspaper of Southern Arkansas University, officially launched its new online edition during the spring semester. will be a constantly updated news source for the students, faculty, staff, and friends of SAU. “The Bray Online allows the Bray staff to get you information as it happens,” said Dylan McLemore, assistant professor of mass media and faculty advisor to The Bray. “It provides us with the ability to go beyond our printed capacity with photo galleries, video 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

Record spring enrollment

Enrollment at Southern Arkansas University hit another record during the spring 2011 semester with 3,087 students registered for classes. This marks the first time that spring semester enrollment has exceeded 3,000 on the Magnolia campus. “We are excited to see that more of our students are choosing to continue their educations at Southern Arkansas University,” said SAU President Dr. David Rankin. “Having a spring enrollment of more than 3,000 just goes to show that our faculty and staff are doing Read More