Center offers ‘De-stress Fest’

Finals week can be very stressful for students as they go into survival mode. Henderson’s Student Health and Counseling Center recognizes that the test-takers could use a break and has set up a “de-stress” room in the Garrison Center Banquet Hall. In what more-or-less resembles a child’s room cluttered with toys, students can enjoy a variety of activities, including video games, arts and crafts, and even Nerf gun fights. For those wanting a more relaxing atmosphere, another room offers movies, massages and yoga. Plenty of refreshments are also available.

Arkadelphia Christmas Parade

Arkadelphia held its annual Christmas parade on Dec. 6 with a lengthy procession down Main Street. Henderson State was well represented by the Showband, the GAC football champions, Henderson President Dr. Glen Jones, and several more organizations. Even Santa and Mrs. Claus were rumored to have Henderson ties! The Biology Club’s entry won first place in the decorated vehicle category.

Winter commencement Dec. 14

Winter commencement ceremonies will be held at Henderson State University Friday, Dec. 14, with more than 220 undergraduate and graduate students receiving their degrees.

The ceremony for School of Business and Teachers College, Henderson, will begin at 3 p.m. in the Wells Center gymnasium, followed at 6 p.m. by the ceremony for the Ellis College of Arts and Sciences.

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Reception honors Magnini

Betty Magnini, administrative assistant for Henderson’s School of Business for almost 10 years, went to the second floor of Mooney Hall on Tuesday believing she was attending a simple reception hosted by the school. She soon realized that the reception was actually an event held in her honor as she prepares to retire in January. Magnini is pictured with Dr. Louis Dawkins, interim dean of the School of Business.

An illuminated campus

One of the sure signs that Christmas is not too far away is the annual Carol of Lights program held on the South Lawn of the Henderson campus. The sidewalks are lined with hundreds of luminaries, and the program is highlighted by students and children singing, the reading of “The Night Before Christmas,” and an appearance by Santa Claus. One of the largest crowds ever enjoyed this year’s event.