Mulerider baseball tabbed No. 13 in preseason poll

SAU team celebrates the 2013 GAC Championship victory.

The Southern Arkansas baseball team will enter the 2014 season as the 13th-ranked team in Division II according to the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper preseason poll. Last year, the Muleriders were nationally-ranked throughout the season by Collegiate Baseball and finished the 2013 campaign with a record of 42-17 en route to repeating as Great American Conference regular season and tournament champions while also making their sixth-consecutive regional tournament appearance. In 2014, the Muleriders return four starters from their lineup and five Read More

SAU hosts an open house at its new Texarkana location

Texarkana open house

Fingers were crossed as the clock struck 4 p.m. in anticipation for the SAU Open House at the Hampton Inn in Texarkana, Ark., on December 16, 2013. Nerves were settled as guests started to pour in at 4:01 p.m. A total of 48 prospective students signed in during the three-hour event, along with eight area school administrators invited by the College of Education and other important guests. “We witnessed the beginning of the next chapter in SAU history at the Read More

SAU M.P.A. professional project bonds Texarkana Arkansas Police Department with area children

More than 125 smiling faces are clear proof of the positive effects Mitchell’s program is having.

SAU alum Kristi Mitchell has more than a master’s degree to show for her hard work in graduate school, she has a successful youth mentoring program. Mitchell, public information officer for the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, planned the “Pride Academy” for her professional project while she was in SAU’s Master of Public Administration program. The second year of the weeklong Pride Academy wrapped up on August 9, 2013, and included approximately 125 fifth grade students and 50 peer leaders. “We are trying Read More

Mission accomplished: Rutter is a Marine and award-winning physics student

Barbara Rutter - Marine and SAU Physics student

Barbara Rutter loves a challenge – not only did she excel in one of the most challenging degree programs at Southern Arkansas University, she did it while serving what she dubs as the most difficult branch of the United States military. Rutter, of New Llano, La., graduated with honors this December from SAU’s Physics and Engineering program. She admitted that she could not complete her college journey in four years, but for good reason – she was on deployment for Read More

College of Education earns re-accreditation

The Continuous Improvement Commission of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) announced from its October meeting that the SAU College of Education earned continued NCATE accreditation at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels. “This accreditation is so important not only to the College of Education, but to the entire University as an indicator of the quality of our programs,” said Dr. Zaidy Mohdzain, dean of the SAU College of Education. Founded in 1954, NCATE is Read More