Southern Arkansas University


Mon June 29, 2015

Historic tree replanted to welcome SAU's 12th president

12th President of SAU Trey Berry takes office on Wednesday, July 1.
Credit SAU news website.

Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia is preparing to install a new president on Wednesday, July 1.

The Lone Pine Tree, an iconic tree that stood on SAU’s campus for almost 50 years, was downed in a storm in 1956. That tree will be replanted in a ceremony to welcome the twelfth president of SAU, Trey Berry.

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Thu April 30, 2015

Magnolia, Arkansas, woman urges donations of all kinds for her homeland

Nepal native Charu Simmons helps her 6-year-old son hold a candle for victims of Nepal's earthquake during a vigil this week at Southern Arkansas University.
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A Nepali woman who moved to Magnolia, Arkansas, 11 years ago is relieved that her parents and grandmother are safe after Saturday’s massive earthquake. But Charu Simmons regrets not seeing her homeland one more time before the 7.8-magnitude quake. Simmons’ parents lives just outside of the capital Kathmandu. They were outside when the earthquake struck and are safe. Simmons says her grandmother was in bed and crawled outside to safety.

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Thu March 19, 2015

Southern Arkansas University physicist to study space radiation on human cells

Physicist Abdel Bachri, right, recruited three SAU students to help with research. From left, are Darryl Webb, Ricardo Romo, Cullen Shaffer and Bachri.
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A physicist at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia has received a three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the impact of space radiation on human cells.

Associate professor of physics Abdel Bachri will team up with scientists from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Division of Radiation Health in Little Rock on the $265,000 grant. Bachri says they want to examine what space radiation does to human DNA.

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Thu October 16, 2014

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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Mon August 4, 2014

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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