Southern Arkansas University

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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9:25am

Tue March 12, 2013
Local

South Arkansas historian presents lecture on prohibition

Southern Arkansas University history professor Ben Johnson will present the lecture "Making Arkansas Dry: The War Against Drink in Arkansas" on March 12 at the South Arkansas Community College Lecture Auditorium beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Eighty years after the repeal of prohibition, author and historian Ben Johnson will present a program on Arkansas’ history of regulating alcohol manufacturing, sales and consumption. Johnson is a history professor at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, and author of “John Barleycorn Must Die: The War Against Drink in Arkansas.” Johnson said the tug-of-war over alcohol in dry counties still prevails.

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10:46am

Tue September 18, 2012
Local

Southern Arkansas University adds game development to arts degree

Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia is expanding its bachelor of fine arts program to train students in the areas of game design, animation and emerging media. The school has a new job posting for an assistant professor with this expertise. SAU's art and design department head Dan May says students will begin formal course work in this area next fall.

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