Winter commencement ceremonies will be held at Henderson State University Friday, Dec. 13, with more than 270 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.
Faculty charges will be presented by Dr. Margaret Hoskins, professor of accounting, and Dr. Mike Taylor, professor of communications. The student responses will be given by Kevin Rodgers and Cole McCaskill. Dr. Glen Jones, Henderson president, will confer the degrees.
Shane Broadway, director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, will speak at both ceremonies. Broadway has been with the agency since January 2011. His primary responsibility as director is to oversee all personnel who carry out the policy directives of the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board and to develop funding recommendations for the state’s 11 public universities and 22 public two-year colleges, as well as several other post-secondary entities.
Henderson State held its annual Carol of Lights program on Monday, Dec. 2. The sidewalks of the south lawn were lined with hundreds of luminaries, creating a beautiful seasonal scene. A large crowd enjoyed a variety of entertainment including the Henderson choir, several dance and singing groups from the community, the reading of “The Night Before Christmas,” and the always-popular performance by the children from the Davis-Baker Preschool. The program, which was organized and presented by Henderson’s Office of Residence Life, ended with the arrival of Santa Claus on a horse-drawn wagon.
This tree of many colors next to Womack Hall on the Henderson campus indicates the transition of seasons on campus. And that transition always coincides with the Thanksgiving holiday. The Henderson campus will be closed for the holiday Nov. 27-29. Classes will resume on Dec. 2, with only two weeks remaining before commencement. We hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.
Henderson State and Ouachita Baptist battled through three overtimes Nov. 16 before the Reddies emerged with a hard-fought 60-52 victory. It’s the fourth straight year that Henderson has beat Ouachita, and the second consecutive year Henderson has ended the regular season undefeated as GAC champions. The Reddies will host St. Cloud State in a first-round playoff game on Nov. 23 at noon.
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Henderson State welcomed hundreds of high school students and their parents to the campus Nov. 12 as they participated in a variety of events associated with the annual Reddie for Henderson Day. The program 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.
Henderson State honored its veterans and U.S. veterans across the world with a variety of events including an early-morning flag-raising ceremony, a Wall of Honor, and a reception. The events were organized by Henderson’s Veterans Upward Bound with assistance from several HSU students.
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Henderson State University is hosting the 2013 Small Works on Paper art exhibition through Dec. 3 in the Russell Fine Arts Gallery. Small Works on Paper is an annual touring visual arts exhibit coordinated by the Arkansas Arts Council. It showcases artwork no larger than 24×24 inches that was created by Arkansas artists who are members of the Arkansas Artist Registry.
The show features 37 works which were selected from more than 300 submissions. Works by two Henderson students, Houston Fryer and Claire Cade, are included in the show. Both received purchase awards.
Henderson State University and Veterans Upward Bound will be hosting the American Soldier Adventure Semi Nov. 7-8 in the parking lot behind the new dining hall. The exhibit is a culmination of hands-on and interactive systems which enable the public to get a glimpse of what it’s like to be a future warrior. It’s housed in an 18-wheel tractor-trailer that is self-contained and climate controlled.
The features include a Lasershot Target System, a Sensor Technology Station, and various displays and simulators. The American Soldier Adventure is free and open to the public.
Veterans Day reception
Veterans Upward Bound will also present a Veterans Day reception on Nov. 11 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on the Quad. Henderson’s Wall of Honor will be featured. The public is invited to attend.
Henderson State University’s Fine Arts Department will present Nocturne, a senior art show by Jorey May, Nov. 11-20 in the Huie Library second floor gallery. A reception will be held Nov. 12 from 2-4 p.m.
Nocturne features a selection of etchings, aquatints, and relief prints inspired by “the somber beauty of the night sky,” according to May. “Dream imagery, landscape, mythology, local lore, and miles of travel are also prominently displayed within my artwork,” she said. “I find great satisfaction within the intense process of creating intaglio and relief prints.”
Henderson State University Theatre, in partnership with the Department of Music, will present seven performances of Scrooge! The Musical by Leslie Bricusse on Nov. 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m., and on Nov. 18, 19, 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow the opening performance.
Join the famous miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, on his magical journey of redemption as ghosts from the past, present, and future visit him on Christmas Eve. Based on Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, this Broadway-style musical warms the hearts of the entire family with bright tunes and a colorful cast of familiar characters including the Fezziwigs, the Cratchits, and the endearing Tiny Tim.
Hundreds of high school students will get a taste of college life when they visit the Henderson State University campus on Nov. 12.
“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.
All high school seniors are invited to participate in this special campus preview day. Registration and check-in will be from 9-9:45 a.m. in front of Wells Athletic Center on M.H. Russell Drive. Parking is available at Wells Athletic Center. Shuttles will take students and their guests to the main campus following the opening session that will be held in Wells Gym.
To register, please visit www.hsu.edu, and click on the “Reddie for Henderson Day” button. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 870-230-5028 or 1-800-228-7333 for more information. Students are encouraged to register through Nov. 7.
Henderson State hosted its annual Halloween event Thursday as hundreds of trick-or-treaters and their parents flowed into the Garrison Center Day Gym where numerous campus groups and organizations handed out candy and other goodies. Treats were also available at Wells Gym. Sponsored by Henderson student organizations, Henderson Halloween offers a safe atmosphere for the community to trick-or-treat.
Henderson State University’s science and mathematics departments hosted the annual Family Science Night Oct. 29. Biology, chemistry, physics, and math clubs provided a variety of fun demonstrations and hands-on activities for children. Visitors interacted with a robot constructed by a Henderson student, experienced magnetism and laser effects, made origami frogs, and watched the hibernation process of real frogs. Faculty and students also demonstrated the “Segway”-like human transporter that they constructed. And homemade ice cream, created the scientific way, was available for all to enjoy. The event was free and open to the public.
The president’s office was ready Thursday when the children from the Davis-Baker Preschool made their annual Halloween visit to Womack Hall and other parts of campus. Some of the children seemed a little leery as they were greeted by a witch stirring her brew and a grim-looking ghost. But most seemed at ease with “The Count” as he handed a popcorn ball to each of them. The trick-or-treating tikes continued through Womack hall before concluding their candy-gathering mission on the first floor as student services staff eagerly tossed more treats into their bags. The children also visited Proctor Hall and the education building.
Henderson President Glen Jones gives his address during Tuesday’s investiture ceremony in Arkansas Hall. The 17th president of Henderson said, “I will continue to work relentlessly to advance our vision… My commitment to this university is for the long-haul.” His address was entitled Daring to be Great: A Revival of the Reddie Spirit. Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe also spoke. He was introduced by former Henderson president Dr. Charles Welch.