A welcome-back picnic was held in August for biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics students on the South Lawn. The students, along with faculty and staff, enjoyed barbecue sandwiches, chips and drinks as they prepared for the fall semester.
Henderson students began arriving on campus in early August for the 2012 fall semester. While FYE students and freshmen began moving in on Aug. 14-15, some athletes and band members arrived earlier. Students enjoyed a variety of activities, ranging from movies and music to the freshman assembly and Pine Tree speech. One of the highlights for freshmen was the traditional Freshman Heart photo taken on the campus’ south lawn.
Ann Robinson has been swimming for 21 years and knows the benefits of water exercise. The 1956 graduate of Henderson State moved back to Arkadelphia six years ago and began swimming regularly at Henderson’s Aquatic Center.
In March of this year, Robinson had to quit swimming because it became too painful for her to use the steps to enter the pool. But it wasn’t long before Henderson and Baptist Health Medical Center-Arkadelphia (BHMC-A) formed a partnership that helped Robinson return to the pool.
Together, Baptist and Henderson purchased a swimming pool lift that provides seniors easier access to the pool. The chair was installed about three weeks ago. “I think it’s wonderful,” said Robinson. “I was so happy when Coak called,” referring to Coak Matthews, Henderson swimming coach and director of the aquatic center.
Henderson State faculty gathered in the Garrison Center Lecture Hall Aug. 16 for the annual fall faculty conference. Following opening remarks from Henderson President Dr. Glen Jones, new faculty members were introduced. Shane Broadway, interim director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, was the guest speaker.
The fall term at Henderson State University began Aug. 20 with 17 new faculty members and administrative staff. Seated, from left: Deborah Freyman, Dr. Maryjane Dunn, Dr. Dianna Krueger, Dr. Suzanne Tartamella, Leslie Shults. Standing: Richard Wyman, Dr. Charmaine Caldwell, Dr. Edward Akoto, Kerri Jackson, Dr. Emily Gerhold, Dr. Lloyd Moyo, Dr. Ajay Aggarwal, Dr. Franc Hudspeth, Dr. Paul Robertson. Not pictured: Julie Kelly and Matt Schoultz
Most people see the character of Batman as a comic book superhero immortalized on television and in movie theaters. But Dr. Travis Langley, a professor of psychology at Henderson State University, has taken his fascination with Batman to the next level.
Langley published a book earlier this year that takes a look behind the mask and into the mind of the Caped Crusader. Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight explores a myriad of questions. Why does he fight crime? Is he a vigilante? Why the mask, the bat and the underage partner?
The book offers insights into the inner world of Batman and Bruce Wayne, and the life and characters of Gotham City. It also explains psychological theory and concepts through the eyes of the popular comic book character.