Historic Grand Opening for the $4.4 million Story Arena

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The grand entry highlighted the official Grand Opening of the $4.4 million SAU Story Arena on Nov. 6, 2014, on the opening night of the 2014 SAU Intercollegiate Rodeo. “This SAU Rodeo is the heart of what this facility is all about. Story Arena will bring together the community as well as make a lasting impact in the life of youth and SAU students,” said Megan Maye McCurdy, arena director, SAU graduate, and former Mulerider mascot. Construction of the Story Read More

Small idea develops into a Big Splash

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It began small – a husband and wife driving down Main Street in Magnolia wondering how much better their town would look with a little tender loving care. But on Saturday, Oct. 25, after months of planning and organizing, the small idea blossomed into a “Big Splash,” bringing a sense of renewal and community pride to areas that had been neglected for years. Around 500 community members joined forces for “Big Splash Saturday,” the kick-off event for a new community Read More

SAU MBA ranked among best programs

The MBA program at Southern Arkansas University was recently recognized by the Affordable Colleges Foundation’s “Best Online MBA Programs for 2014-15.” SAU’s MBA was ranked 19 of the 68 schools making the list, and was the only program in Arkansas honored. “We in the SAU College of Business are proud to be recognized for this ranking. We believe it is a verification of the high quality and significant value provided by the MBA program at SAU,” said Dr. Lisa Toms, Read More

School library makeovers a win-win

Teresa Bennett describes to SAU LMIS students the needs of her Texarkana Arkansas High School library before they start with the makeover.

Two South Arkansas schools got help with library makeovers during the 2014 summer thanks to student volunteer projects as a part of SAU’s Library Media and Information Specialist graduate program. Del Duke, SAU LMIS instructor, worked with the librarians at Oscar Hamilton Elementary School in Foreman and Arkansas High School in Texarkana to bring SAU’s LMIS students to assist in their library makeovers. “These two school library makeover projects were excellent opportunities for our LMIS students to have real-world experiences Read More

SAU hosting Youth Criminal Justice Academy

Louis Roy, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp., speaks at the November 11 Veterans Day program at SAU’s Grand Hall.

SAU’s new assistant professor of criminal justice, Louis Roy, started his teaching career in the Marines as an explosives instructor. He has ignited the SAU criminal justice program with his energy, ideas, and initiatives, including a week-long criminal justice youth academy coming in the summer. From June 7-13, 2015, a total of 40 applicants will partake in SAU’s first Youth Criminal Justice Residential Academy. The cadets will be divided into five-member teams for the week’s learning competitions, and each member Read More