Reddies roll over SE Oklahoma

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Henderson fans had plenty to cheer about as the Reddies beat Southeastern Oklahoma 56-20 at Carpenter-Haygood Stadium .        View more photos

Reddies running backHenderson State entered Saturday’s game with Southeastern Oklahoma sporting the third-highest offensive output nationally, averaging 555 yards of offense per game, but it was the defense and special teams that propelled the Reddies to a 56-20 win over the Savage Storm, Saturday at Carpenter-Haygood Stadium.

Henderson State, 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Great American Conference, was limited to just 45 offensive plays and possessed the football for just 16:55 the entire game.

The main reason for the low time of possession number for the Reddies was a result of four special teams or defensive touchdowns. They also benefited from a pair of big offensive passing plays that resulted in touchdowns to limit the time the Henderson offense could be on the field.

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Best-selling author speaks at HSU

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Several Henderson students, faculty, staff and administrators visited with Jeanette Walls before she gave her lecture. Pictured from left are: Phillip Turner, John Ragni, David Sesser, Dr. Glen Jones, Dr. Maralyn Sommer, Jeannette Walls, Lea Ann Alexander, Hannah Rowsey, Sharon Jones, and Dr. Angela Boswell.

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Hannah Rowsey and Jeannette Walls

Jeannette Walls, author of the best-selling book Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel, gave a free lecture at Henderson on Sept. 19.

The lecture was part of Henderson’s Common Book Program, which serves as a focal point for engaging the Henderson community in formal and informal conversations about issues of importance in today’s world.

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Weaver speaks at Henderson

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Jefferey Weaver, district director for U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, spoke to Henderson students and faculty Sept. 18 as part of the Henderson School of Business Lecture Series. Weaver began working on Ross’ staff in July 2005. He also serves a surrogate speaker for the congressman and attends many meetings in Ross’ absence. The lecture series is sponsored by the School of Business Mentorship Program.

Constitution Day at Henderson

Henderson observed Constitution Day on Sept. 13 with a presentation by Robert McCallum, Ninth East Circuit Court judge. His speech was entitled The Constitution: A View from the Courtroom. The program was be held in the Garrison Center Lecture Hall.

McCallum was elected circuit judge for the 9-East Judicial District in 2008. He previously served as circuit judge in 1997 and 1998 by governor’s appointment. He has practiced law in Arkansas and Missouri for 31 years.

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Schroeder receives artist award

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Dr. Phillip Schroeder

Dr. Phillip Schroeder, professor of music at Henderson State University, has received a 2013 Individual Artist Fellowship award from the Arkansas Arts Council. He will be honored at a luncheon Oct. 17 during ArtLinks, the arts council’s annual statewide arts conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

The fellowship recipients were selected by a jury of out-of-state professional artists, writers, performers and art administrators. More information

Schroeder’s music for soloists, chamber ensembles, live electronics, orchestra, and choir, has been described by critics as “wonderfully evocative,” “ethereal,” “rich in subtle detail,” and “full of elegant nuance.” His diverse musical life parallels the diversity of his surroundings, having lived in 12 states. Schroeder composes prolifically, concertizes as a pianist, improvises with a variety of ensembles, and conducts orchestral and chamber groups. He played trumpet and electric bass, and sang in choirs in his youth.

Music by Schroeder appears on the Innova, Ravello/Capstone, Boston Records, Vienna Modern Masters, and Cold Blue labels.

Reddies win season opener

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The Henderson Hooligans were out in full force for the Reddies’ first football game of the season.

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Henderson State totaled 564 yards of offense as the Reddies rolled to a 63-21 win over Southern Nazarene in the opener of the 2012 football season in front of a hometown crowd of 5,742 at Carpenter-Haygood Stadium in Arkadelphia Wednesday night.

The Reddie offense had 384 yards through the air and 180 yards rushing, while the Henderson defense allowed just 265 yards, most coming in the fourth quarter against the reserve unit.

Henderson took control of the game in the first half as sophomore quarterback Kevin Rodgers completed 19 of 25 passes for 306 yards and three touchdowns.

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