Henderson State quarterback Kevin Rodgers will lead the Reddies’ high-powered offense as the team crosses the highway to take on the OBU Tigers in the 87th Battle of the Ravine Nov. 16. The Reddies have clinched another GAC championship, but hope to finish the season undefeated with a win over OBU.
More than 650 Henderson State students, faculty, staff and other volunteers braved the rain on Oct. 5 as they spread out across the Arkadelphia area armed with rakes, trash bags and other tools to help citizens clean up and improve their properties.
Volunteers gathered on the Quad at Henderson where they were fed breakfast and registered for team assignments. After the groups assembled and gathered their tools, the Henderson Showband, cheerleaders and pom squad gave them a rousing send-off.
From raking leaves and trimming bushes, to power washing and cleaning gutters, volunteers tackled almost 70 projects throughout the morning. Other projects included cleaning and maintenance at the Humane Society of Clark County, painting in the auditorium at Central Primary School, picking up trash along city streets, and helping set up for Pumpkin Day at Manchester.
When the crews completed their projects, they returned to campus for lunch and to celebrate their accomplishments. Another Reddie to Serve Day is scheduled for spring 2014.
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The strategic planning process has begun at Henderson State. Faculty, staff and administration participated in a town hall meeting/workshop Tuesday afternoon led by Sal Rinella of Penson Associates, a research and consultation firm. After a presentation by Rinella, participants formed groups and worked together to establish priorities for Henderson. The planning process will continue this week with specific groups meeting with Rinella.
Henderson State celebrated the grand opening of its new dining center Sept. 5 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, games, prizes and music. Those attending were treated to lunch by Aramark, Henderson’s food services provider since 1996. The new facility seats about 645 diners. It began serving the campus community earlier this summer. Please click HERE for more information.
Douglas Gilpin, professor of theatre and designer/technical director for Henderson State, has been nominated for a 2013 Ostrander Award in the category of set design for his work designing Time Stands Still at the Circuit Playhouse in Memphis. He is one of five nominees in this year’s set design category. The Ostranders are an annual awards ceremony honoring excellence in Memphis Theatre. The winners for all categories will be announced on Aug. 25. Gilpin served as a guest set designer for the Circuit Playhouse in Memphis this past April. This is his second Ostrander nomination in the set design category.
Henderson State’s new dining facility is now open. Workers are still adding some finishing touches, but meals are being served during the first summer term. The 20,000-square-foot facility was built along the ravine between Foster Hall and the Garrison Center. It seats approximately 645 diners, compared to the Caddo Center’s capacity of 350. The dining center features a new seating layout in an open atmosphere, several serving stations and a modernized kitchen.
The Henderson State University campus will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Registration for Summer 1 classes will be held from 8 a.m-5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, on the first floor of Womack Hall. Summer II registration is scheduled for July 1. For more information about registration, please call 870-230-5113.
About 30 Arkadelphia High School seniors who plan to attend Henderson State University beginning in fall 2013 participated in the Arkadelphia Promise Signing Ceremony on May 21. The Arkadelphia Promise scholarships will help pay for qualifying students to attend the college or university of their choice. Funding for the scholarships is provided by Southern Bancorp and the Ross Foundation. The program was conceived and developed by the Clark County Strategic Plan. Following the ceremony, Henderson hosted a reception for its new students at the high school.
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.
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
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.