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

Theatre students perform in NYC

Two theatre majors from Southern Arkansas University had the opportunity during the fall to travel to New York City where they were able to practice the skills they have learned in the classroom. Junior theatre major Amanda Cannon of Drasco and sophomore theatre major Christian Williams of Hope performed at the Bridge Theatre in New York City in October in a staged reading of Eugene O’Neill’s impressionistic play, The Hairy Ape. The play was produced by New York’s Sanguine Theatre 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