Creative Business

Family roots grow deep in Southern Arkansas University soil for Dr. Tim Wise, professor of management and marketing in the College of Business. His grandfather graduated from the campus in the 1920s when it still had a high school division. Many of his relatives received some of their education at SAU. Even so, Wise grew up wanting to be everything but a teacher. He imagined himself as an archaeologist, while playing with his “G.I. Joe and the “Missing Mummy” play Read More

George Butler: Ambassador from across the pond

George Butler

His accent isn’t the only thing that makes George Butler stand out on campus. The 23-year-old Coventry, (Warwickshire) England native has phenomenal artist talent that has garnered him numerous recognitions and awards. Butler studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London before stumbling across a comical YouTube video of Southern Arkansas University featuring the President’s Ambassadors and the Mulerider Express (the limousine golf cart that transports visitors during tours of the campus.) Butler started communicating with a couple Read More

John G. and Dora J. Ragsdale Endowed Chair of Arkansas Studies

John Ragsdale is known throughout Arkansas as one of the greatest promoters of Arkansas history and will soon be honored for that legacy at Southern Arkansas University. The Southern Arkansas University Foundation is raising funds to complete the John G. and Dora J. Ragsdale Endowed Chair of Arkansas Studies. The endowed chair will be the first of its kind in Arkansas. “It shows that we recognize the importance of the history of our state,” said Dr. Trey Berry, dean of Read More

McLendon named vice president for finance

McLendon named VP

Although Paul McLendon is new in his position as Southern Arkansas University’s vice president for finance, he is certainly not a stranger to the campus or the town. Prior to accepting the vice president for finance position at South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado in 1999, McLendon spent 20 years as a resident of Magnolia. He spent 12 of those years working for the Arkansas Division of Legislative Audit (where he worked for 14 years total) and 8 years Read More

SAU baseball dedicates Goodheart Field

Goodheart Field Dedication

The Mulerider baseball team honored long-time head coach Steve Goodheart following the 2011 homecoming football game on October 15 when the name of Mulerider Field was officially changed to Goodheart Field. Goodheart, who built the Southern Arkansas baseball program into a national power, retired in 2003 after serving 23 years (1981-2003) as head coach. Easily the most wins in school history, his Muleriders won 764 games, lost 416, and tied five, for a .647 percentage. Goodheart’s 764 wins places him Read More