Henderson hosted 60 eighth grade girls earlier this month for the Second Annual HSU-OBU Girls of Promise Conference, which was started by The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas to introduce middle school girls to ESTEM (economics, science technology, engineering and mathematics) careers. The girls attended break-out sessions facilitated by women in these types of careers and participated in activities reflecting that profession.
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Henderson State University will bring QuickBooks training to Arkadelphia this spring. The HSU SBTDC will partner with Paul Bax, a certified QuickBooks Pro advisor, to deliver training seminars for every level of QuickBooks user.
Two sessions are planned on May 1. Setting Up QuickBooks will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Dawson Educational Cooperative Building 8, followed by QuickBooks for Beginners from 1-4 p.m. On May 8, QuickBooks Reports begins at 9 a.m. in Dawson Education Cooperative Building 5, followed by QuickBooks: Beyond the Basics from 1-4 p.m. in Building 8.
Henderson State University’s offices of University Relations and Admissions, Residence Life, Financial Aid, and the Dean of Students are now open for extended hours on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The offices will observe normal hours on Wednesdays and Fridays, opening at 8 a.m. and closing at 5 p.m.
The new schedule will give prospective students and their family additional time to complete the application process. Students seeking more information about admission to Henderson should go to www.hsu.edu/admissions, call (800) 228-7333, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Henderson State University will host the All Majors Career Fair on Wednesday, April 3, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Garrison Center Day Gym. The event offers opportunities for students and other participants to network with potential employers, identify job opportunities and distribute resumes.
Students are requested to have a current resume available and come “dressed for success.”
The fair, coordinated by the Center for Career Development at Henderson, is open to students and alumni of all majors and programs, and the public is invited. A variety of employers, graduate schools and school districts from across the state will participate and provide available career opportunities.
Design a website for your business in just a day at a workshop presented by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Henderson State University. Website in a Day with Weebly will help business owners who lack technical skills design a website through a step-by-step process that includes creating a free account and developing an attractive, functional, five-page website. All participants will receive a free 20-page workbook with detailed instructions.
The Arkansas Archeological Survey’s research station at Henderson State University has developed a new website that describes and illustrates novaculite from the Ouachita Mountains as an important resource that was chipped into stone by Native Americans in the past, and is manufactured into whetstones today. Novaculite is a hard, dense, white-to-grayish-black sedimentary rock, composed of microcrystalline quartz.
The Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center at Henderson State University will help business owners learn the facts about retirement and insurance options at a seminar in Hot Springs on Feb. 26. “Know Your Options: Retirement and Insurance Facts for Business Owners” will walk participants through the various options for retirement and insurance needs, as well as cover attracting and retaining employees by offering a retirement plan.
Henderson State University, with help from CashCourse, an online resource from the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), is taking a proactive approach to improving its students’ financial well-being. The school recently joined the more than 700 colleges and universities across the U.S. using CashCourse, a free, unbiased and noncommercial financial education solution for students and recent graduates.
Living away from the guidance of their parents during college is often a time when many students make unwise financial decisions due to lack of knowledge, according to NEFE. Students are confronted with easy access to credit cards, and spending decisions that go far beyond tuition, housing and food, including items such as spring break travel, fraternities and sororities and the temptations of alcohol and gambling.
At Henderson State University, students asked for an escort system that would provide secure passage across the campus during the evening hours. After analyzing input from the students, the Department of Residence Life and Henderson’s university police joined forces to offer “Reddie Rides.”