Henderson State University announces the students listed on the Dean’s List and Honor Roll for the Spring 2013 semester.
To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the entire semester. To make the Honor Roll, a student must have received at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.
Scholarships, awards and honors were presented to students at Henderson State University during the annual Heart & Key awards assembly April 23. The event is presented each year by Heart & Key to publicly recognize the recipients and to show appreciation to the organizations, departments, and donors presenting these awards.
Twenty-two Honors College graduates at Henderson State University were awarded medallions during a recent ceremony. Dr. Maralyn Sommer, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs, presented the medallions.
Students who have unusually high academic ability and interest are invited to join the community of Honors College Scholars. The students are involved with the Honors Faculty who are dedicated to the goal of honors scholarship and who provide challenging and rewarding opportunities for study and dialogue.
Entering freshmen with a composite ACT score of 26 or higher are encouraged to apply for admission to The Honors College. Sophomores with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher petition for admission.
Spring commencement ceremonies were held at Henderson State Friday, May 10, with approximately 420 undergraduate and graduate students receiving their degrees. The ceremony for the School of Business and Teachers College, Henderson, was held at 3 p.m. Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe was the speaker. State Sen. Bruce Maloch spoke at the ceremony for the Ellis College of Arts and Sciences at 6 p.m.
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Henderson State University’s Student Government Association (SGA) has announced the appointment of Philip Turner as president for the third consecutive year. Turner, a junior public administration/business major from Little Rock, will work directly with Dr. Veronikha Salazar, associate dean of students.
Turner has been an active SGA member since 2011, first serving as a student senator. As president, he worked in collaboration with other student organization presidents to create the Student Learning Center. He also advocated for longer recreation center hours and to regain control of the Student Foundation.
The 2013 senior nursing class at Henderson recently completed the Community-Based Nursing course, which included clinical at Hot Spring County and Clark County home health agencies and health departments. They also served at clinics such as the Christian Community Care Clinic in Benton, which is a non-profit organization that provides medical and dental services to Saline County residents. The students volunteered their nursing services to the clients there for a six-week period this semester. They also worked at the Charitable Christian Medical Clinic in Arkadelphia throughout the semester learning about case management for clients who are under- or uninsured and in need of medical services.
The Society of Physics Students (SPS) held its annual Pie-A-Professor fund-raiser in April, and the “lucky” victim was Steve Knight, interim director of bands. His jar had the most money, which earned him the honor of receiving a face-full of whipped cream on the Quad. The money in the winning jar goes to the club in the department of the professor, while the SPS keeps the money in the other jars to fund their outreach projects.
Spring commencement ceremonies will be held at Henderson State University Friday, May 10, with approximately 420 undergraduate and graduate students receiving their degrees.
The ceremony for the 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.
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe will speak at the 3 p.m. ceremony, and State Sen. Bruce Maloch will be the speaker for the 6 p.m. ceremony.
Faculty charges will be presented by Dr. Nathan Campbell, assistant professor of management, and Jim Harper, associate professor of computer science. The student responses will be given by Julia K. Still of Bolivar, Mo., and Eric D. Torres of Twin Falls, Idaho. Henderson President Dr. Glen Jones will confer the degrees.
Henderson State University’s Huie Library Gallery presents the senior art exhibition of Summer DeLezen, a studio arts-graphic design major from Smackover. The show, entitled Figures to Fables, features DeLezen’s paintings and is on display April 25 through May 3 on the second floor of the library.
DeLezen said she has drawn inspiration from the figures of Egon Schiele and Frank Frazetta, as well as the animation styles of Ralph Bakshi. “Comic style illustration is also a big influence on my work and style,” she said. “It is my long-term goal to draw among the great illustrators in today’s comic field.”
Spring Fling just ended at Henderson State. Some of the highlights included Quad Day, the NuFusion concert and Big Money Bingo. And there were plenty of other events for students to enjoy before they buckle down and concentrate on their studies as finals week approaches. There are only three weeks left in the spring semester. Commencement is on May 10.
Henderson hosted a large group of first-time incoming freshmen and their parents April 19-20 for Reddie Connections Days. Attendees had the opportunity to ‘get connected’ by attending special receptions for their desired major, meeting their future classmates, and registering for a class. Vicki Taylor, director of financial aid at Henderson, is pictured talking to the group during an information session.
Henderson State University science faculty and students recently presented research to the Arkansas Academy of Science in Little Rock. They were involved in nine presentations featuring various research topics ranging from odorless polymers from nicotinic acid and black spot disease, to new host records for the fish leech and observations of the behavior of the giant prairie fly.
The students who presented were: Tayvia Brownmiller of El Dorado; Jake Huey of Glenwood; Kirsten Kendall of Camden; Jeremy Palmer of Amity; and Danna Woldan of Waldo. Faculty presenters included: Dr. Martin Campbell, professor of chemistry; Dr. Tommy Finley, assistant professor of biology; Dr. Brett Serviss, professor of biology; and Dr. Renn Tumlison, professor of biology.
Henderson State University was well-represented at the 59th annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA) in Fort Worth, Texas, April 5-7. Five Henderson psychology students and two faculty members presented peer-reviewed, co-authored scientific papers. Henderson took home 25 percent of the student awards from the meeting which was attended by students and faculty from nine states.
Haley Best of Sherwood, Benjamin Graves of Sheridan, Samantha Hunter of Sheridan, and Hannah Rowsey of Black Rock each presented individual papers with Dr. Todd Wiebers, chair and professor of psychology. Kory Langley of Arkadelphia presented research co-authored by Dr. Paul Williamson, professor of psychology. Graves, Rowsey and Langley each received one of 12 prestigious student awards based on their submitted abstracts and presentations. They each received a certificate and a $300 cash award.
Dr. Aneeq Ahmad, professor of psychology at Henderson, became the 60th president of SWPA and will preside over the organization during the coming year.
Greek Week starts April 22 at Henderson State University and the Greek community has plenty to celebrate. Several Greek chapters were awarded a five-star rating following a recent Greek Chapter Assessment Tool (GCAT) report.
The GCAT’s focus is to assess each chapter and its contributions to its members, the Greek community and the Henderson campus. GCAT aims to help Greek chapters assess their strengths and weaknesses and build a stronger chapter. The organizations receiving a five-star rating were: Phi Lambda Chi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Xi Delta, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta. Alpha Xi Delta had the highest GPA with a cumulative 3.18. Overall, the GPA for Greeks at Henderson is 2.96.
Creative Accomplishment Awards — Front row from left: Lauren Penick, Mark Castleberry, Stacy Lashawn Neighbors, and Orlando Riveros; back row: Brian Terry, Samantha Hunter, Chance Mehalic and Whitney Glover. Hunter Wayland is not pictured
Henderson State University’s Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences honored several outstanding students during the annual Student Awards Ceremony held April 9 in the Garrison Center Lecture Hall.
Outstanding Creative Accomplishment awards
Recipients of the Outstanding Creative Accomplishment awards are selected based on artistic accomplishment, research or service to others. Each department within the Ellis College selects a student to receive the award. The recipients are: Lauren Penick of Magnolia, art; Mark Castleberry of Camden, biology; Hunter Wayland of Arkadelphia, chemistry; Stacy LaShawn Neighbors of Hot Springs, English, foreign languages & philosophy; Orlando Riveros of Arkadelphia, music; Brian Terry of Pearcy, Physics; Samantha Hunter of Sheridan, Psychology; Chance Mehalic of Bismarck, sociology and human services; Whitney Glover of Texarkana, theatre arts.