SAU Alumni & Friends Southern Arkansas University Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:44:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Pavilion campaign to add landmark to SAU campus Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:43:16 +0000 Alumni Pavilion AddAlumni Pavilion AddA year after the kick-off of the “Raise the Roof ” pavilion initiative, the SAU Alumni Relations Board has decided to make it a three-year capital campaign to allow more time for funding a structure that will better meet the present and future needs of SAU, the alumni, and the Magnolia community. The vote came under the direction of new Alumni Board... Read More]]> 0 Honors Society Dinner Thu, 08 Oct 2015 14:40:24 +0000 honors society 2015 _ img_0135-sizedhonors society 2015 _ img_0135-sizedA Celebration of Opportunity through Giving to Southern Arkansas University was the theme of the annual Southern Arkansas University Foundation, Inc. dinner recognizing donor milestones achieved during the past year. Videos created by the SAU Communications Center proved the attendees with expressions of appreciation from students as well as glimpses of new and innovative academic programs.]]> 0 Endowments create a financial bridge Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:27:51 +0000 endowments honors society 2015 _ img_0247-sizedendowments honors society 2015 _ img_0247-sizedEndowments create a financial bridge for students in need, enhance academic and athletic offerings, and ensure that programs and facilities are able to meet increased curriculum and technology demands. Individuals, businesses, and civic organizations have established over eight hundred endowments to strengthen the University through the SAU Foundation. These endowments provide a steady stream of income that supports... Read More]]> 0 One man from Waldo, Arkansas Wed, 07 Oct 2015 20:06:04 +0000 Rhea 2Rhea 2By Claude D. Baker, Coordinator of Alumni Research John W. Rhea, Jr. was a man always eager to reach out to help others. He and his lovely wife, Rosemary Thresher Rhea, were responsible for many philanthropic efforts, including 15 endowments at SAU. These endowments have benefitted individual students and academic departments for more than 25... Read More]]> 0 Muleriders break ground on two big projects Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:59:18 +0000 SAU broke ground on two major athletic projects this spring. The first, on April 27, celebrated major upgrades upcoming for the Mulerider Track and Field facility. Designed by WER architects, this project will result in a complete overhaul of the existing track and field complex. The scope includes all-new infrastructure, track and event surfaces, seating for 500 spectators, and... Read More]]> 0 Pearce national champ at rodeo finals Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:56:23 +0000 Loni Pearce SAU National Rodeo Champion 2015Loni Pearce SAU National Rodeo Champion 2015As if earning a spot in the College National Finals Rodeo five years in a row for Southern Arkansas University’s Loni Pearce was not enough, she became the goat tying national champion in her final trip to Casper, Wyoming, on June 20, 2015. Pearce entered the short round in first place. Her final run of 6.8-seconds was best by... Read More]]> 0 SAU breaks ground for engineering building Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:52:19 +0000 engirneeringgroundbreaking_7115-sizedengirneeringgroundbreaking_7115-sizedSouthern Arkansas University broke ground on a new engineering building on Tuesday, April 28, just behind the University Science Center. SAU launched the only four-year engineering program in the southern half of Arkansas this past fall, and enrollment has reached more than 50 students in the first year. The University currently offers four degree possibilities with the Bachelor of Science in... Read More]]> 0 Engineering interns improve energy efficiency at Arkansas universities Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:49:13 +0000 justinvanhoose_sauengineeringenergyintern15-1-sizedjustinvanhoose_sauengineeringenergyintern15-1-sizedRather than worrying about burning up on the beach, nine Arkansas engineering students are spending their summers concerned with helping state agencies burn less energy. This summer marks the first year of the energy engineering summer internship program, which is sponsored by the Arkansas Industrial Energy Clearinghouse. After only a couple of weeks recovering from the spring semester, the emerging engineers... Read More]]> 0 Donors give $200,000 to honor ‘Father’ of SAU Bands Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:56:31 +0000 banddedication_5203-sizedbanddedication_5203-sizedThanks to a successful fundraising campaign that garnered more than $200,000 in donations, SAU dedicated the band facility in honor of SAU’s first band director, Richard Owen Oliver on April 18, 2015. The dedication took place at the 14,377 square-foot band rehearsal facility that opened in 2008, which was named the Richard O. Oliver Band Hall. Money raised from the... Read More]]> 0 SAU singers perform at famed Carnegie Hall Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18:55:04 +0000 The absent-minded maestro was racing up New York’s Seventh Avenue to a rehearsal, when a stranger stopped him. “Pardon me,” he said, “can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?” “Yes,” answered the maestro breathlessly… “Practice!” Members of SAU’s Heritage Singers and Chamber Singers choral ensembles, along with community and family members, returned to New York... Read More]]> 0