Spring Arbor University is a Christian institution of higher education located in Spring Arbor, Michigan, in the United States. SAU is affiliated with the Free Methodist Church. It is the second-largest Evangelical Christian University in the state of Michigan. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Wikipedia.
News Article | May 9, 2017
At the first annual Cougar Nation Athletic (CNA) Awards banquet Sunday night, Spring Arbor University Athletics introduced a new branding system that will set the visual direction of Cougar Athletics for years to come. The rebranding also coincides with the 50th anniversary of Cougar athletics. The new brand identity is exclusive to SAU Athletics and includes new primary and secondary marks, as well as custom typography and numbers. "Our goal was to develop a complete and unifying brand identity that not only honors our rich tradition, but is a powerful representation of who we are and who we aspire to be," said sports information director, Chris Bauman. Conversations about the need for a rebranding effort, which would establish a unique identity for SAU Athletics and bring a consistent look across all of its teams, have been happening for the last few years. But, it was not until the recent partnership with BSN Sports and Nike, which helped inject a new excitement into Cougar Athletics, that the department decided to move forward. "Going through a brand identity launch is a great opportunity for us to create a consistent and modern look that keeps us relevant and memorable," commented Director of Athletics, Ryan Cottingham. "Chris Bauman and his team have done an outstanding job putting SAU Athletics in a position to excel through our redesign. We want our student-athletes to look good, feel good and play good!" The creation of the new logos has been nearly a year in the making, involving many segments of the SAU community. Rickabaugh Graphics of Gahanna, Ohio, which has created or updated athletics brands for more than 70 universities, including Ohio State, Baylor, Texas and Connecticut, designed the new marks. The redesigned logo and typeface will provide uniformity and a wider variety of arrangement and usage across all athletic materials, and the vigor and kineticism they evoke will provide fresh motivation and inspiration for new and current generations of Cougars well into the future. Prior to 1967, Spring Arbor College was known as the Bluejays, but in a vote by the student body, a new mascot was chosen. The students favored Cougars because of Spring Arbor teams known for their peak physical condition and tenacity. The new logo will be immediately implemented by the athletic department, along with all 19 SAU teams. The new marks will be featured on uniforms as early as this fall, while SAU will also begin phasing out the old logos on campus. Along with the new brand, SAU is excited to unveil a revamped saucougars.com, which features everything fans need to follow the Cougars. SAU Athletics has also redesigned its online store, saucougarsgear.com, where fans can purchase their new gear starting Monday, May 8.
News Article | April 27, 2017
LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has announced its list of the most affordable colleges and universities in the U.S. for 2017. 50 four-year schools were recognized, with Buena Vista University, Judson College, Florida Institute of Technology, Concordia University—Wisconsin and Southwestern College taking the top five spots. Of the 50 two-year schools that were also honored, East Mississippi Community College, Frank Philips College, Western Wyoming Community College, Laramie County Community College and Western Oklahoma State College were the top five. A list of all 100 schools is included below. “For students who want the flexibility of an online education at an affordable price point, the colleges and universities on our list are the best in the U.S,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “These schools provide the maximum value when it comes to cost, quality and career resources for students.” To be included on the LearnHowToBecome.org “Most Affordable” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also evaluated on additional data points such as the number and variety of degree programs offered, employment services, post-college earnings of alumni, academic resources, financial aid availability and more. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Most Affordable Online Colleges” list, visit: The Most Affordable Online Four-Year Colleges in the U.S. for 2017 include: Amridge University Baker University Bay Path University Belhaven University Brenau University Briar Cliff University Buena Vista University Canisius College Chaminade University of Honolulu Colorado Christian University Concordia University-Nebraska Concordia University-Wisconsin Davenport University DeSales University Dickinson State University Drexel University Duquesne University Florida Institute of Technology Franklin Pierce University Gardner-Webb University Graceland University-Lamoni Gwynedd Mercy University Hampton University Harvard University Illinois Institute of Technology Judson College LeTourneau University Malone University McKendree University Murray State University Newman University North Carolina Central University Norwich University Oklahoma State University-Main Campus Prescott College Quincy University Saint Joseph's College of Maine Saint Joseph's University Saint Leo University Siena Heights University Southwestern College Spring Arbor University University of Idaho University of Southern Mississippi University of St Francis University of the Cumberlands University of the Incarnate Word Valley City State University Viterbo University Webster University The Most Affordable Online Two-Year Colleges in the U.S. for 2017 include: Allen County Community College Arizona Western College Barton County Community College Casper College Central Wyoming College Cochise College Colorado Northwestern Community College Cowley County Community College Crowder College Dakota College at Bottineau East Mississippi Community College Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell Campus Eastern Wyoming College Frank Phillips College GateWay Community College Grayson College Holmes Community College Hutchinson Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Laramie County Community College Madisonville Community College Maysville Community and Technical College Mesa Community College Metropolitan Community College Mount Wachusett Community College Navarro College New Mexico Junior College North Arkansas College Northeast Community College Northwest Mississippi Community College Odessa College Ozarka College Panola College Pitt Community College Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Sheridan College Sinclair College Southwestern Community College Southwestern Oregon Community College State Fair Community College Trinity Valley Community College Truckee Meadows Community College Tulsa Community College Tyler Junior College Western Nebraska Community College Western Oklahoma State College Western Texas College Western Wyoming Community College Williston State College Yavapai College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.
News Article | May 6, 2017
Spring Arbor University will host the third annual Evening at the Arbor on Friday, May 5, at the Spring Arbor, Michigan, campus. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a reception in the Fieldhouse, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. in the same location. This year’s event will highlight the impact made on the local community by SAU students and alumni, with special attention given to the multiple partnerships forged between SAU athletics and local non-profit organizations. Alumnus Dean Lockwood will deliver the keynote address. Lockwood serves as the assistant coach for the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team, and coached under legendary coach Pat Summitt before she passed in 2016. In keeping with the focus on athletics, several interactive features will be available for guests to enjoy and learn from, including a golf simulation and bowling instruction. Others will focus on community service, academics, and faith integration, all of which will communicate to participants the mission and purpose of SAU. “We want to inform and inspire communities across Michigan,” said Dr. Doug Wilcoxson, executive vice president. “Amazing things are happening at Spring Arbor University. By providing an interactive and engaging evening for business, political, educational, spiritual and medical leaders of the community, we can share the impact our students and alumni have on their communities, and the transformation that accompanies it.” Wilcoxson will serve as emcee at Evening at the Arbor. Tickets to the event are $95 apiece, and limited in availability. All proceeds support SAU student scholarships. For more information, please contact Sherry Keeler at sherryk(at)arbor.edu or 517.750.6396.
News Article | April 17, 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools, a leading resource provider for higher education information, has determined the best online colleges programs in Michigan for 2017. Of the 36 four-year schools that made the “Best” list, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Eastern Michigan University, Michigan State University, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University came in as the top schools. Of the 12 two-year colleges that also made the list, Lansing Community College, Washtenaw Community College, Delta College, Kirtland Community College and Henry Ford Community College were the top five. “Students in Michigan have more options than ever for pursuing a certificate or degree online,” said Doug Jones, CEO and founder of AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org. “The schools on our list are particularly distinctive because they offer the best combination of quality education, academic resources and online program variety.” To earn a place on the Community for Accredited Online Schools list, colleges and universities must be accredited, public or private not-for-profit schools. Each college is also analyzed based on such data as the availability of academic resources, student/teacher ratios, graduation rates and financial aid opportunities. For more details on where each school falls in the rankings and the data and methodology used to determine the lists, visit: Michigan’s Best Online Four-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Andrews University Baker College Central Michigan University Cleary University Concordia University-Ann Arbor Cornerstone University Davenport University Eastern Michigan University Ferris State University Grace Bible College Grand Valley State University Kettering University Lake Superior State University Lawrence Technological University Madonna University Marygrove College Michigan State University Michigan Technological University Northern Michigan University Northwood University-Michigan Oakland University Olivet College Siena Heights University Spring Arbor University University of Detroit Mercy University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of Michigan-Dearborn University of Michigan-Flint Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration Wayne State University Western Michigan University Michigan’s Best Online Two-Year Schools for 2017 include the following: Bay College Bay Mills Community College Delta College Glen Oaks Community College Grand Rapids Community College Henry Ford Community College Kirtland Community College Lansing Community College Mid Michigan Community College Schoolcraft College St Clair County Community College Washtenaw Community College About Us: AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was founded in 2011 to provide students and parents with quality data and information about pursuing an affordable, quality education that has been certified by an accrediting agency. Our community resource materials and tools span topics such as college accreditation, financial aid, opportunities available to veterans, people with disabilities, as well as online learning resources. We feature higher education institutions that have developed online learning programs that include highly trained faculty, new technology and resources, and online support services to help students achieve educational success.