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TaskForce-Students-Return to Campus Guide Now Available Online-Please read Michael A ArgoShow MyInfo popup for Michael A Argo 7/21/2020 10:25:48 AM

Dear students,

Good evening. We have been working diligently to prepare for your return! SAU is taking action based on current state and federal public health guidance to provide as safe environment as possible to ensure we have a healthy campus and positive learning environment this fall.

Please take a few moments to review the Return to Campus guide now available online by visiting Please share this information with your family.

Here are just a few highlights from the guide:

  • Face coverings will be required in classrooms and when mobile in all buildings, and will be required outdoors when social distancing cannot be achieved
  • All students will receive 2 reusable cloth masks free of charge
  • Signs have been posted across campus to remind us all about the responsibility we have to minimize the spread of COVID-19
  • Hand sanitizing stations have been placed in buildings across campus
  • Classrooms have been modified to allow for social distancing
  • Faculty will deliver face-to-face courses live via Zoom to allow students who must be absent from face-to-face courses for approved health reasons to attend class virtually and synchronously this academic year
  • Although many activities may be modified this year, we are #muleriderstrong and you will have a complete college experience at SAU!

We look forward to seeing you all in August.

Be well and come HOME!

The Risk Management Task Force

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching Program - Free Software for Students Michael A ArgoShow MyInfo popup for Michael A Argo 9/10/2019 10:00:00 AM

Dear Students,

Because of our Microsoft Campus Agreement, SAU qualifies for the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching, formerly known as Microsoft Imagine, which is a Microsoft program to provide students with software design and development tools at no charge.

Once you log into the mySAU portal, you will see a link named “Azure Dev Tools for Teaching-Free Software” at the bottom of the “Quick Links” box on the left side of the page(To see this link, you must be logged into the portal). After clicking on this link, you will be asked to login to the Azure site using your Microsoft login credentials (SAU student ( email address and password).

Once on the Microsoft Azure site, please click on "Software" in the left column list and you will get a full list of the software available. 


Revised Systems Status Notifications Michael A ArgoShow MyInfo popup for Michael A Argo 11/6/2015 11:10:00 AM

In case you have not already noticed, recently a new revised/enhanced communications system using color indicators has been implemented to notify users of the known statuses of important production technology systems:

1)      The “Systems Status” tab on the mySAU portal has been removed and a “System Status” link with a color indicator has been added to the main toolbar. This indicator is visible on the  portal page whether logged into the portal or not.

2)       When you click on the “System Status” indicator/link, you will be taken to a status page showing a list of production technology systems along with their current status indicator based on a color scheme also defined on the page at the top. At the present time this page refreshes automatically every minute, thus the status indicator is valid for the last minute.

3)      The “Overall ITS System Status” indicator at the top of the page is the indicator included on the toolbar of the mySAU portal page. This indicator will reflect the lowest/worst status of any system included in the list. For examples, 1)should there be any single system at any status other than normal/green, then that status will be reflected by the overall status indication whether yellow, blue, or red, 2)should there be multiple systems where one is yellow and another is red, then the overall status indicator will reflect red, 3) if yellow and blue, then blue, etc.

4)      In the “Notes” column of the system affected, we will include an explanation of the current issue(s).

5)      Additionally an ITS Operations Calendar for planned maintenance dates and times has been provided.

6)       The system status page is also available from our ITS home page and in the SAU main website “Quick Links” list.

7)      This new notification system does not exclude email notifications for major issues.

As always, ITS will continue to investigate more effective ways to provide accurate and meaningful information to all users. Additionally this procedure may be modified when improvements are identified.

If you have suggestions to improve this procedure, please send them to me for consideration.


Mike Argo
Director of Information Technology Services
Southern Arkansas University

100 East University
MSC 9407
Magnolia, Arkansas  71753