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9:15am

Thu October 16, 2014
Local

Upshur County Assistant DA speaks on prosecuting domestic abuse cases

Southern Arkansas University's Ceil Bridges displays her designs as part of the Clothesline Project traveling exhibit raising awareness about domestic abuse.
Credit Southern Arkansas University

The assistant district attorney for Upshur County, Texas, will speak Friday at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia about two difficult topics: strangulation and the documentation of domestic abuse.

Becky Ojeman is a full-time prosecutor of domestic violence cases. She’ll talk about how to recognize the signs of domestic violence and effectively document for criminal cases. She says evidence like in the Ray Rice domestic violence case is uncommon.

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9:26am

Mon August 4, 2014
Local

Southern Arkansas University to offer marine biology degree

Jesse Filbrun (left) is leaving his post at the University of Southern Mississippi to start a marine biology degree at Southern Arkansas University.
Credit Southern Arkansas University

Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia will offer a marine biology degree when classes begin later this month.

The new undergraduate major is expected to attract more than a dozen students, according to SAU provost and vice president for academic affairs Trey Berry. The 2010 Gulf Oil Spill heightened awareness about the need for studying oceans and the human toll on the Gulf Coast ecosystem, according to Berry.

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9:32am

Mon March 10, 2014
Business

Southern Arkansas University participates in iPad pilot project with Silicon Valley firm

Southern Arkansas University's Honors College students are aglow with their iPads.
Credit Southern Arkansas University

The Honors College at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia is helping to pilot a new app that helps students manage and complete their coursework on a mobile device. 

The app’s creator, EmpoweredU, is working with 11 universities nationwide to get ongoing feedback. The director of SAU’s Honors College, Edward Kardas, says the Silicon Valley company reached out to SAU because its honors students are equipped with iPads. He says the students take surveys to help improve the app’s functionality.

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10:05am

Tue February 4, 2014
Local

Southern Arkansas University aims to ramp up in engineering

Southern Arkansas University president David Rankin speaks with Sen. Bruce Maloch, D-Magnolia, at the district meeting of the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
Credit Aaron Street

Southern Arkansas University can move ahead in starting a new bachelor’s degree in general engineering in the fall semester. The school in Magnolia got the go-ahead for the degree Friday from the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. SAU president David Rankin said there are already more than 20 students who plan to enroll, and local industry helped SAU make a strong case for the value of these graduates.

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10:34am

Wed October 9, 2013
Business

"Planet Money" creator to give economics lecture at Southern Arkansas University

International business expert Adam Davidson will give the Murphy Lecture at Southern Arkansas University.

NPR’s “Planet Money” co-founder Adam Davidson will deliver some mixed news to college students when he presents the Murphy Lecture on Oct. 10 at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia. Davidson writes the “It’s the Economy” column for The New York Times Magazine. He said he’ll present a hopeful yet down-to-earth message. The reality of today’s job market, according to Davidson, is that workers will have to continually figure out ways to reinvent themselves in their career and adapt their skills to fit into the global economy.

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