From left: Natalie Mitchell, Kacy Mathews, Claire Cade, Kelly Thomas, Heather Hill, Regan Renfro, and Houston Fryer. Jorey Greene is not pictured.
Kelly Thomas, a sophomore from Hot Springs, was awarded Best of Show for her digital painting entitled Christmas Parade in the 2013 Student Competitive Art Awards at Henderson State University on April 9.
Natalie Mitchell, a graduate student from Hot Springs, won the President’s Purchase Award for her stoneware mixed media entry. Jorey Greene, a senior from Arkadelphia, received the Provost’s Purchase Award for her aquatint and etching.
Other winners include: Kacy Mathews, a junior from Arkadelphia, Peer Choice Award; Regan Renfro, a junior from Gurdon, first runner-up; Houston Fryer, a junior from Hot Springs, second runner-up; Claire Cade, a sophomore from McRae, honorable mention; and Heather Hill, a senior from Ward, honorable mention.
The selected pieces will be on display in the Russell Fine Arts Center gallery weekdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through May 3. For more information about Henderson’s Department of Art, please go to www.hsu.edu/art.
Photos by Michael Olivella
Dr. James Engman, chair of the biology department at Henderson, took 10 of his general zoology students caving at Blanchard Springs Caverns this past weekend. “We study some cave biology in zoology, and this is a chance to experience it in an exciting way,” said Engman. “We are led by U.S. Forest Service employees who are professional cavers, and we get to do some pretty challenging things.” He said the group was underground in undeveloped reaches of the cave for about four hours. This is the eighth semester that Engman has taken a group caving. For more information about Henderson’s biology department, please go to www.hsu.edu/biology.
Henderson State University’s Symphony Band, under the direction of Ingrid Larragoity-Martin, will present a concert on March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Arkansas Hall. Admission is free.
The program includes: Esprit de Corps by Robert Jager; Salvation is Created by Tschesnokoff/Houseknecht; Noisy Wheels of Joy by Eric Whitacre (Steven Knight, guest conductor); and Second Suite in F by Gustav Holst.
A live webcast is available at www.hsuband.com for those unable to attend.
Almost five inches of snow fell on the area Christmas night. The winter weather created chaos on the roads and highways, but left a beautiful white blanket that turned the Henderson campus into a quiet winter wonderland. View more photos
Henderson State University will be closed for the holidays Dec. 24, 2012, through Jan. 1, 2013. Offices will reopen Wednesday, Jan. 2. Registration for the spring semester is on Jan. 14. Classes will begin Jan. 15.
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.
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.
A large crowd showed up at Carpenter-Haygood Stadium to support the Reddies in their second-round playoff game.
By Troy Mitchell
Henderson State’s record-breaking season came to an abrupt end on Saturday afternoon as Missouri Western beat the Reddies 45-21 in the second round of the NCAA Division II playoffs on Ruggles Field at Carpenter-Haygood Stadium in Arkadelphia, Ark.
The Reddies, who were the undefeated regular-season Great American Conference champions, end the year with a 10-1 record, while Missouri Western, champions of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association, improves to 12-1 and will advance to the quarterfinals to play Minnesota State-Mankato next week.
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A committee conducting the search for a new provost/vice president of academic affairs at Henderson State University has identified five finalists for the position. The candidates will visit the Henderson campus later this month and in December for interviews and to meet the faculty, staff, students and the community.
The finalists are:
• Dr. Risa E. Dickson, associate provost for academic personnel and professor of communication studies at California State University, San Bernardino
• Dr. Martin J. Eisenberg, interim dean, School of Arts and Letters, and associate provost at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo.
• Dr. Georgia M. Hale, dean, College of Applied Science and Technology at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith.
• Dr. Brenda S. Nichols, dean, College of Arts & Sciences at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas
• Dr. Robert F. Scott Jr., dean and professor, College of Education and Technology at Fort Hays State University in Kansas.
The Barkman House, a big band and a dance floor set the stage for the Third Annual Big Band Ball Nov. 7. Sponsored by Henderson’s Alumni Services, the event featured the HSU Jazz Ensemble playing music of the Big Band Era, and payed tribute to veterans and current servicemen and servicewomen. Refreshments and a “cozy” campfire were also provided.
Several hundred high school students visited the Henderson campus on Nov. 6 to get a taste of college life.
“Reddie for Henderson Day” gives seniors an opportunity to meet current students, tour the campus, visit with academic departments and receive information on admissions, financial aid, housing opportunities and non-academic organizations.
Seniors and their parents heard about the many outstanding programs and opportunities Henderson has to offer.
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The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Tri-Lakes Edition recently published several articles about Henderson State events and faculty. All of them are great reads!
Here are the links:
Battle of the Ravine - The Game
Battle of Ravine – The Rivalry
Battle of the Ravine – The Festival
Dr. Randy Duncan
Dr. Phillip Schroeder
Julia A. Correia, instructor of English as a Second Language and coordinator of the Center for Language Proficiency at Henderson, was honored as the first recipient of the Arkansas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ARKTESOL) Outstanding Educator of the Year award at the fall 2012 ARKTESOL conference in Rogers.
“Not only is she a gracious, giving teacher, but she is also a generous spirit who will drop everything to help another human being,” said Christine Smart, assistant director for the Center for Language Proficiency.
The Reddies football team gave Henderson a homecoming victory on Oct. 20 with a 49-14 thumping of East Central Oklahoma. The Reddies remain undefeated and have sole possession of first place in the Great American Conference. The win also moved the Reddies into the American Football Coaches Association’s Top 10.
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