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Magnolia  

Sundial 800
State/Province:  Arkansas Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   33° 17.417' N Longitude:   93° 14.150' W
Location:
  • Harton Theater North Entrance
    Southern Arkansas University
    100 E University Street
    Magnolia
 
Description:
  • A 22 by 17 foot analemmatic dial of stained concrete with Arabic hour numerals of polished brass. The dial perimeter and hour numerals are set in a blue decorative polymer "U" arc, appearing as a large mule shoe that represents the university Muleriders mascot symbol. Dial colors represent the royal blue and gold school colors.

    Southern Arkansas University is a comprehensive liberal arts university at the heart of southern Arkansas. Established in 1909, SAU has built on its foundation tied to the region’s agricultural past.

    The dial is a memorial to David Thomas Smith, a 1957 SAU graduate in business administration and English who became assistant director of the SAU Physical Plant.

    The dial was built by the SAU Department of Art and Design and engineers of the SAU Physical Plant. Patrick Finney was the construction supervisor and Steven Ochs was the project concrete art designer and craftsman.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Southern Arkansa University
  • David Thomas Smith Memorial Sundial
  • Designer: SAU Physical Plant and SAU Dept of Art and Design
  • Builder: SAU Physical Plant
  • Construction Date: built 7/1/2015 and dedicated 11/5/2015
 
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Last Revised: 10/29/2015