Henderson State University President Glen Jones will be honored at the annual President’s Concert on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The event features the talents of Henderson students and faculty, and pays tribute to individuals or groups who have been instrumental in advancing the university and its academic programs.
The program features student soloists who were selected as winners of a competition that took place in November. “The opportunity for some of our best students to perform solo works accompanied by an orchestra including members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra is one of the highlights of our entire year,” said Dr. Steven Becraft, co-coordinator of the competition. “This year’s winners were selected out of 21 competitors by three impartial judges, and the level of talent was extremely high.”
Henderson students participating in the business plan program include, from left: Erikka Dominguez, Ryne Lamm, Royce Mullins, David Sims, Nathan Eller, Michelle Gilbert, Blake Thomey, Jay Orr, Marlon Johnson, Jamar Caldwell, Clint Wilson, Chris Espinoza-Madrid, and advisor Lonnie Jackson.
When the Business Battle of the Ravine begins on Feb. 7, the participants won’t be wearing uniforms or tossing a ball. The venue will be Arkadelphia Town Hall, not a stadium or gym. And instead of executing precision plays or establishing a dominant defense, these students will present their detailed business plans.
Henderson State University’s Business Plan Competition in December attracted 12 students divided into six teams who competed for $10,000 in prize money. Three winning plans were selected, and those teams will compete against the top teams from Ouachita Baptist University. The final four will share $10,000 and will go on to participate in the Donald W. Reynolds Arkansas Governor’s Cup.
Henderson State University will honor its female athletes, physical education, recreation and sports medicine majors in conjunction with National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Tuesday, Feb. 5. A special program, which is open to the public, will be held at 12:30 p.m. in the Garrison Center Lecture Hall.
“Females in the profession and the world of sports have come a long way,” said Rhonda Thigpen, Henderson volleyball coach and an organizer of the event. “Each year, we take the time to celebrate the history and accomplishments of girls and women in sports as Congress has proclaimed this national day each year since 1987. It recognizes the progress of girls and women in sports and the benefits that sports and fitness activities can bring to the lives of all girls and women.”
Henderson State University’s Russell Fine Arts Gallery will present an exhibition featuring artists from the Caddo River Art Guild Jan. 24-Feb. 25. An opening reception will be held on Jan. 24 from 2-4 p.m. The exhibition and reception are open to the public. The gallery is located at 604 N. 12th St. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, please call (870) 230-5036.
The School of Business at Henderson State University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
AACSB accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in business education, and has been earned by less than five percent of the world’s business programs. Today, there are more than 650 business schools in 45 countries and territories that maintain AACSB accreditation. Similarly, 178 institutions maintain an additional specialized AACSB accreditation for their accounting programs.
Dr. Risa Dickson was introduced Tuesday, Jan. 15, as Henderson’s new provost and vice president of academic affairs. View Video
Henderson State University has named Dr. Risa Dickson as its new provost and vice president for academic affairs, Henderson President Glen Jones announced today following a nationwide search. Dickson, who is currently serving as associate provost for academic personnel at California State University, San Bernardino, will join Henderson on July 1, 2013. Dickson holds a Ph.D. in interpersonal/organizational communication and has more than 20 years of experience as an administrator and faculty member.
“Dr. Dickson brings a wealth of diverse experiences in higher education as a professor, department chair, associate dean, executive associate to the president and associate provost,” said Jones. “Dr. Dickson’s approach to academic program development, enrollment management, student retention and strategic planning will serve Henderson extremely well. She is a very accomplished administrator and we are excited to have such an innovative academic leader join the HSU family.”
Pictured, from left, are: Dr. Maralyn Sommer, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs; Dr. Glen Jones, Henderson president; Center Director Dr. Franc Hudspeth; and Dr. Judy Harrison, dean of Teachers College, Henderson.
The Institute for Play Therapy at Henderson State University has earned designation as an Approved Center of Play Therapy Education by the Association for Play Therapy (APT).
With this designation, Henderson will offer play therapy graduate and supervisor training courses in addition to generating publications and presentations to benefit students, faculty and practitioners. These programs may be applied to satisfy state licensing requirements and to earn the Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and Supervisor (RPT-S) credentials conferred by APT.
The center was launched by its director, Dr. Franc Hudspeth, assistant professor of counselor education at Henderson. It is the first and only Approved Play Therapy Education Center in Arkansas.
Dr. Brian Bowman, a world-renowned euphoniumist, will perform a recital on Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Henderson State University’s Russell Fine Arts Center Harwood Recital Hall. Bowman will also give a master class at 6 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.
Bowman is a retired member of the U.S. Navy and Air Force bands, and is currently the professor of euphonium at the University of North Texas. The euphonium, whose name comes from the Greek word for “good-sounding,” is a brass instrument that looks like a small tuba and has a beautiful, lyrical tenor sound.
Registration for the 2013 spring semester at Henderson State University has been scheduled for Jan. 14. Students who haven’t pre-registered can register in their advisors’ offices from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Classes will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
The following locations in the Garrison Center have been designated for the registration process:
* Business office payments, Cabe Room
* Book vouchers, Wilson Room
* Loan checks, Banquet Room
* Financial aid, Ross Room
Student IDs may be obtained at the Charles D. Dunn Recreation Center, and university police will offer vehicle decals at the police office at 12th and Henderson streets. Printouts of class schedules and bills will be available at computers in the Garrison Center.
The last day to register or add a course is Jan. 17. A $25 late registration fee will be assessed for registrations processed during the late registration period of Jan. 15-17.
Additional information is available at www.hsu.edu/registrar.