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Jerome Strickland
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Jerome Strickland Named Executive Director at The Contingent Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

His initial focus will be helping launch the Every Child Arkansas initiative, which will support children, families and organizations in the state’s foster care system. read more >
Trey Berry, president of Southern Arkansas University, donors, Board of Trustee members and administrators conclude a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the First Financial Bank Poultry Education Facility with an “egg cracking."
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Education

SAU Cuts Ribbon on New Poultry Education Facility

Southern Arkansas University celebrates the opening of its First Financial Bank Poultry Education Facility on the north side of its Agriculture Center. read more >
Southern Arkansas University President Trey Berry

SAU Announces First Doctoral Program

Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia will offer its first doctoral program in fall 2021. read more >
Maria Markham, director of the Arkansas Division of Higher Education
Education / Health Care / Media & Marketing

Colleges Ready to Stagger In-Person Participation with Web Time

Arkansas colleges are planning for a return to the in-person classes that students want this fall, but they’re hedging their bets by preparing for another quick switch to online-only learning if the pandemic rages again. read more >
Dr. Abdel Bachri, Dr. Md Islam, and Dr. Lionel Hewavitharana of Southern Arkansas University will use the ArDOT grant to research the use of wood ash as a filler in asphalt.
Construction / Education / Manufacturing / Transportation

SAU Research Awarded $291,000 by ArDOT

The Arkansas Department of Transportation is paying Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia to test if wood can be used in asphalt production. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

Farm Bureau Insurance Gives $100K to SAU’s New Poultry Science Facility

Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. of Arkansas Inc. recently donated $100,000 to Southern Arkansas University’s new poultry science facility. read more >
Arkansas State University in Jonesboro held the largest MBA enrollment in the state for the Fall 2018 semester.
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UA Redesigning MBA Program on Quest to Be Best

The University of Arkansas slipped from first to fifth place on this year’s list of the state largest MBA programs after temporarily halting admissions to finish redesigning its full-time Master of Business Administration program. read more >

Southern Arkansas Picks Karen Landry as New Nursing Chair (SAU Movers & Shakers)

Joining Landry in the nursing department are Assistant Professor Roslyn Nipper and Instructor Tracy Woolfley. read more >
University of Artemisa Proctor/President Carlos Eduardo Suarez Ponciano speaks Wednesday during the agreement signing event. On the left is SAU President Trey Berry.

SAU, Cuban University Sign Historic Agreement

Southern Arkansas University and the University of Artemisa in Cuba signed an agreement Wednesday in the rotunda of the State Capitol, formalizing an academic exchange between the two universities. read more >
Ed Kardas, professor of psychology and director of the Honors College at Southern Arkansas University.
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Trump’s Cuba Plan Puts Stone in Path of A Better Relationship (Ed Kardas Commentary)

Friday's news about Cuba was disheartening to Southern Arkansas University professor and Cuba expert Ed Kardas. read more >
Jason Morrison, chancellor of Southern Arkansas University Tech.

Jason Morrison Made Chancellor at SAU Tech (Movers & Shakers)

Jason Morrison has been hired as chancellor of Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden. read more >
Dr. Shane Speights, dean of the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University
Education / Health Care

Shane Speights In as New Dean at Osteopathic School in Jonesboro (Movers & Shakers)

Dr. Shane Speights has been hired as dean of the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) College of Osteopathic Medicine’s site at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro. read more >
Trey Berry
Construction / Education

SAU Breaking Ground on $12M Dormitories After Record Enrollment

Southern Arkansas University will break ground Friday on a $12 million construction project to build two new residence halls. SAU President Trey Berry talks to Arkansas Business about construction and growth at the university. read more >
Construction / Education

Southern Arkansas University Trustees Approve $12M Dorm Project

The Southern Arkansas University Board of Trustees has approved a $12 million plan to build two new residence halls on campus. read more >
Jeffry Miller
Agriculture & Poultry / Education

$280K USDA Grant to Promote High-Paying, In-Demand Agriculture Careers

The agriculture departments at Southern Arkansas University and the University of Arkansas are teaming up to take on the problem of declining numbers of agriculture students and more mouths to feed. read more >
Albemarle Foundation representatives give a check for $60,000 to representatives from Southern Arkansas University for SAU engineering. The engineering program is set to begin this fall with about 20 students.
Education / Nonprofits

SAU Gets $60,000 Engineering Program Donation

The Southern Arkansas University engineering program recently received a $60,000 donation from Albemarle and the Albemarle Foundation. In all, that's $200,000 from the specialty chemical company for the SAU Albemarle Endowed Professor of Engineering. read more >