Henderson State University’s School of Business is now offering classes in Hot Springs at National Park Community College. Two bachelor’s degrees and one graduate degree are available, and all are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is the highest business accreditation possible.
“The Hot Springs-based degree programs will benefit both traditional students and working adults who are interested in earning their business degrees in traditional face-to-face classrooms,” said Dr. Brenda Ponsford, dean of Henderson’s School of Business. “Our programs are designed to help students complete their degrees efficiently. Once the student begins the junior level courses, the student may finish in as little as four semesters. An M.B.A. student who starts with all foundation courses may finish in as little as two years which includes summer school.”
Registration for the 2013 fall semester at Henderson State University has been scheduled for Aug. 16. Students who haven’t pre-registered can register in their advisors’ offices from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Classes will begin on Monday, Aug. 19.
Financial Aid personnel will be located in the Garrison Center Ross Room to answer questions, and student IDs may be obtained at the Charles D. Dunn Recreation Center. University police will offer vehicle decals in the banquet room as students register. Printouts of class schedules and bills will be available at computers in the Garrison Center. Book vouchers, loan checks and payment lines will be in the banquet room.
The 19th annual Summer Institute for prospective college students is under way at Henderson State. The residential program is designed to help high school students prepare for college life and encourage them to pursue a post secondary education. The institute includes a variety of sessions and activities. Individuals from the university, public schools and the community work together and serve as facilitators and supervisors. Students stay in campus housing and eat in the dining facility. Dr. Kenneth Taylor, interim graduate school dean, is pictured above speaking to the students.
The South Arkansas Math and Science STEM Center at Henderson State University recently hosted the Junior Academy of Math and Science (JAMS) for area students who are entering grades 6-8. More than 20 students participated in the three-day camp which focused on mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics.
Students attended sessions in mathematics and biology each morning and chemistry and physics in the afternoon. The sessions were taught by Henderson faculty, including: Meredith Wright, mathematics; Joslyn Hernandez-Smith, biology; Dr. David Bateman and Janice O’Donnell, chemistry; and Dr. Shannon Clardy, physics.
Lessons included problem-solving, creating models to scale, dissecting owl pellets, investigations into sound and light, and making slime and Silly Putty. JAMS provides students with positive and fun interactions with mathematics and science so that the students may choose to enter a science or mathematics career.
For more information about the South Arkansas Math and Science STEM Center, please go to www.hsu.edu/samsc.
Beverly Quillin has been named assistant director of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at Henderson State University. She replaces Vickie Faust, who retired in June. Quillin had served as an education specialist with the DRC since 2001. She is president of the Arkansas Association on Higher Education and Disability, and will soon move into the board position of immediate past president. This will complete her second term as president of the state organization. Quillin graduated from Henderson with a Master of Science degree in counseling and a Bachelor of Science in social work and sociology.
The DRC helps create an accessible university community where students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of the educational environment. The center promotes student learning, retention, graduation and success through partnerships with students, faculty, and staff.
For more information about the center, please call (870) 230-5475 or go to www.hsu.edu/disability. The DRC is located on the third floor of Foster Hall.
Velvet Brown, professor of tuba and euphonium at Pennsylvania State University, will perform at Henderson State University July 10 with the Senior Band Camp first band. Three bands will perform in Arkansas Hall beginning at 6:30 p.m., starting with the third band.
Brown is an international soloist and chamber ensemble performer, recording artist, conductor, and orchestral player. She has made regular appearances throughout Europe, Russia, Japan, Canada, and the United States. Brown has served as principal tubist with the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra and as substitute or additional tubist with the Detroit Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, San Francisco Women’s Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. She has received high praise as a member of the Monarch Brass Quintet and Brass Ensemble, the Junction Tuba Quartet, and the Garda Duo.
Almost 40 middle school students from southwest Arkansas attended a STEM camp June 24-26 at Henderson State University’s Simonson Biological Field Station at DeGray Lake. The camp, entitled Wonderful Water Days, was hosted by HSU’s Talent Search program and the South Arkansas Mathematics and Science STEM Center.
Faculty from the STEM Center and Henderson’s biology and chemistry departments presented hands-on lab sessions and experiences that included water and DNA testing. Personnel from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Arkansas Game and Fish, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers also made presentations.