Henderson State University’s science departments hosted Family Science Night on Oct. 30. Biology, chemistry and physics clubs provided demonstrations, skits and hands-on experiences for children, including the physics circus and liquid nitrogen ice cream. The annual event was held in the Reynolds Science Center.
Construction is well under way on Henderson’s new dining center. The 20,000-square-foot facility is being built along the ravine between Foster Hall and the Garrison Center.
The facility will seat approximately 645 diners, compared to the Caddo Center’s capacity of 350. It will feature several serving stations, a modernized kitchen and banquet facilities. Plans also call for an outside seating area overlooking the ravine.
Completion of the project is expected by the end of May 2013.
In one of the most exciting games of the season to date, Henderson State was able to hold off Southern Arkansas by defeating the Muleriders by a score of 44-36, Saturday night in Magnolia, Ark.
With the win, the 9th-ranked Reddies claimed at least a share of the Great American Conference title and improve to 9-0 on the season and 7-0 in league play. The 2012 Reddies are only the sixth team in 105 years of Henderson State football to record nine or more wins in a season.
Julia Correia, director of the Center for Language Proficiency and instructor for the departments of Advanced Instructional Studies and Curriculum and Instruction at Henderson, received the first “ARKTESOL Teacher of the Year” award at the Arkansas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference recently held at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers.
Dr. Franc Hudspeth, assistant professor of counselor education at Henderson, presented at the 29th Annual International Play Therapy Conference in Cleveland, Ohio, and received the APT Service Award. The APT Service Award is given to a member who has “rendered outstanding voluntary service to APT, its Foundation for Play Therapy, and/or its chartered branches.”
Henderson’s Huie Library was well-represented at the 2012 Arkansas Library Association annual conference Oct. 14-16 in Springdale.
David Sesser received the ArLA Annual Scholarship, which is given to an applicant pursuing a degree from an ALA-Accredited Library School. Sesser will complete his Master of Library Science degree next summer from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Linda Evans was elected chair of the College and University Division of the Arkansas Library Association, and Daniel Fitzroy was elected chair of the Resources and Technical Services Division. Evans and Fitzroy will serve on the Arkansas Library Association Board for 2013.
Kathie Buckman presented a session entitled The Enduring Legacy of Minnie Belle Huie: Henderson State’s First Librarian.
Hundreds of trick-or-treaters will converge on Henderson State University Oct. 31 for the annual Henderson Halloween celebration. This year, the event will be held outdoors on the campus’ South Lawn in front of Arkansas Hall. Numerous campus groups and organizations will be set up throughout the area handing out a variety of tasty treats.
Trick-or-treating begins at 5:30 p.m. and will end at 7 p.m. The community is invited to attend. Sponsored by Henderson student organizations, Henderson Halloween offers a safe atmosphere for trick-or-treating. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Garrison Center.
Charde’ Wade, a senior from Little Rock, was crowned 2012 Homecoming Queen during pregame ceremonies on Oct 20. The crowning and the football game culminated more than four days of activities including a bonfire and pep rally, numerous receptions and reunions, and a day of tailgating.
Students from Central Primary School in Arkadelphia participated in their annual drug walk on Oct. 22, which brought them to the Henderson campus. They gathered on the Quad where they formed a star and had a photo taken. After casting their ballots for a drug-free future, they were treated to ice pops by Henderson students, staff and faculty.
The Reddies football team gave Henderson a homecoming victory on Oct. 20 with a 49-14 thumping of East Central Oklahoma. The Reddies remain undefeated and have sole possession of first place in the Great American Conference. The win also moved the Reddies into the American Football Coaches Association’s Top 10.
The Arkadelphia School District honored its teachers of the year during a reception on Oct. 16, and they all have something in common — they all have degrees from Henderson! Kelly Bell of Perritt Primary School, (from left) received her Bachelor of Music degree in vocal education from Henderson; Amanda Harris of Central Primary School earned her Bachelor of Science in Education degree (early childhood education), a Master of Science in Education (advanced instructional studies-English as second language), and a Master of Science in Education (reading specialist); Tori Rocole of Peake Elementary School earned her Master of Science in Educational Leadership; Kaki Forthman, representing Goza Middle School, received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree and Master of Arts in Teaching; and Ashley Keener of Arkadelphia High School received her Bachelor of Science degree in family and consumer sciences and Master of Arts in teaching. Bell was named the overall district Teacher of the Year.
Henderson State University’s science departments will present the annual HSU Family Science Night on Oct. 30 from 5-7 p.m. Biology, chemistry and physics clubs will provide demonstrations, skits and activities for children, including the physics circus and liquid nitrogen ice cream. Faculty will also be available for tours of the labs.
The event will be held in the Reynolds Science Center at the intersection of 12th and Richardson streets. It is free and open to the public.
Several hundred high school students will get a taste of college life when they visit the Henderson State University campus on Nov. 6.
“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. Registration and check-in will be from 9:30-10:15 a.m. at Arkansas Hall. Parking is available at Wells Athletic Center. Shuttles will take students and their parents to Arkansas Hall.
Henderson State University’s Visual Art Department will present a student salon exhibit Oct. 24 through Nov. 24 at the Arkadelphia Arts Center. The exhibit will feature recent works created by students enrolled in classes offered by the department.
A reception will be held at the arts center on Oct. 25 from 4:30-6 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Arkadelphia Arts Center is located at 625 Main St.
Henderson’s Center for Career Development and Academic Advising hosted its 2012 Fall All-Majors, Education, Graduate Career Fair on Oct. 17 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. A variety of employers, graduate schools and school districts from across the state participated.