Henderson State University Theatre, in partnership with the Department of Music, will present seven performances of Scrooge! The Musical by Leslie Bricusse on Nov. 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m., and on Nov. 18, 19, 21, 22, and 23 at 7:30 p.m. A reception will follow the opening performance.
Join the famous miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, on his magical journey of redemption as ghosts from the past, present, and future visit him on Christmas Eve. Based on Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, this Broadway-style musical warms the hearts of the entire family with bright tunes and a colorful cast of familiar characters including the Fezziwigs, the Cratchits, and the endearing Tiny Tim.
Hundreds of high school students will get a taste of college life when they visit the Henderson State University campus on Nov. 12.
“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 day. Registration and check-in will be from 9-9:45 a.m. in front of Wells Athletic Center on M.H. Russell Drive. Parking is available at Wells Athletic Center. Shuttles will take students and their guests to the main campus following the opening session that will be held in Wells Gym.
To register, please visit www.hsu.edu, and click on the “Reddie for Henderson Day” button. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 870-230-5028 or 1-800-228-7333 for more information. Students are encouraged to register through Nov. 7.
Henderson State hosted its annual Halloween event Thursday as hundreds of trick-or-treaters and their parents flowed into the Garrison Center Day Gym where numerous campus groups and organizations handed out candy and other goodies. Treats were also available at Wells Gym. Sponsored by Henderson student organizations, Henderson Halloween offers a safe atmosphere for the community to trick-or-treat.
Henderson State University’s science and mathematics departments hosted the annual Family Science Night Oct. 29. Biology, chemistry, physics, and math clubs provided a variety of fun demonstrations and hands-on activities for children. Visitors interacted with a robot constructed by a Henderson student, experienced magnetism and laser effects, made origami frogs, and watched the hibernation process of real frogs. Faculty and students also demonstrated the “Segway”-like human transporter that they constructed. And homemade ice cream, created the scientific way, was available for all to enjoy. The event was free and open to the public.
The president’s office was ready Thursday when the children from the Davis-Baker Preschool made their annual Halloween visit to Womack Hall and other parts of campus. Some of the children seemed a little leery as they were greeted by a witch stirring her brew and a grim-looking ghost. But most seemed at ease with “The Count” as he handed a popcorn ball to each of them. The trick-or-treating tikes continued through Womack hall before concluding their candy-gathering mission on the first floor as student services staff eagerly tossed more treats into their bags. The children also visited Proctor Hall and the education building.
Henderson President Glen Jones gives his address during Tuesday’s investiture ceremony in Arkansas Hall. The 17th president of Henderson said, “I will continue to work relentlessly to advance our vision… My commitment to this university is for the long-haul.” His address was entitled Daring to be Great: A Revival of the Reddie Spirit. Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe also spoke. He was introduced by former Henderson president Dr. Charles Welch.
Dr. John Corvino, an author, columnist, and advocate for gay rights, will speak at Henderson State University Nov. 7 in the Garrison Center Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. His presentation is entitled “Haters,” “Sinners,” and the Rest of Us: The Gay Debate Today.
Corvino is chair of the philosophy department at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. He is the co-author of Debating Same-Sex Marriage and the author of What’s Wrong with Homosexuality? Until 2011, his column “The Gay Moralist” appeared weekly at 365gay.com. He has also contributed to The Advocate, the LA Times, the Independent Gay Forum, the Huffington Post, The New Republic and the New York Times. In the last 20 years, he has spoken at more than 200 campuses on issues of sexuality, ethics, and marriage.
It’s almost time for Henderson State’s annual Halloween celebration as the university prepares to host hundreds of trick-or-treaters Oct. 31. Henderson Halloween 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.
Henderson State University has partnered with Goza Middle School in Arkadelphia to facilitate a fictional mathematical crime scene investigation.
Dr. Debra Coventry, professor of mathematics, and students in her Math Modeling class partnered with Goza mathematics teachers Heather Fulmer and Randi Hasley to design experiences that deepen the mathematical understanding of the Goza seventh grade students. The most recent effort in this Educational Renewal Zone collaborative was a mathematical crime scene investigation.
Henderson State University’s science and mathematics departments will present the annual HSU Family Science Night on Oct. 29 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Biology, chemistry, physics, and math clubs will provide a variety of fun demonstrations and activities for children. Faculty will also be available.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Reynolds Science Center on 12th Street next to Arkansas Hall.
In an upcoming public lecture at Henderson State University, two visiting professors will discuss the Spanish Jews who attempted to escape notice by the Spanish Inquisition by passing superficially as Christians while continuing to practice their Jewish rituals. Dr. David Gitlitz and Dr. Linda Davidson will present When a Religion Goes Underground: The Secret Jews of Spain and Mexico Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. in Reynolds Hall, room 127.
The free lecture is sponsored by Henderson’s Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Philosophy through a grant from the Ellis College Margin of Excellence.
Henderson State held its annual fall Career Fair on Oct. 16 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. The fair, coordinated by the Center for Career Development at Henderson, is open to students and alumni of all majors and programs. A variety of employers, graduate schools and school districts from across the state participated.
Claire Howard, a sophomore music major from Texarkana, Texas, was crowned 2013 Homecoming Queen during pregame ceremonies Oct. 12. Henderson graduates from 1963 and earlier was honored Oct. 11 at the Golden Reddies luncheon (below), which was just one of many homecoming activities held at Henderson last week.
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Henderson State University will celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Glen Jones as the university’s 17th president with an investiture ceremony Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. in Arkansas Hall.
Investiture is defined as the “formal ceremony of conferring the authority and symbols of high office,” and is often held early in a new president’s tenure. It is an ancient academic ceremony which has symbolized the pursuit of knowledge since the Middle Ages. Today, universities view investitures as an opportunity to welcome a new era and celebrate as a community.
Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe and delegates from universities throughout the state will join Henderson’s Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of the university for the event, which is open to the public. A reception on the South Lawn will immediately follow the ceremony.
Norwegian tubist Oystein Baadsvik, who is widely regarded as the world’s greatest living tuba player, will perform a recital and present master classes Oct. 22 at Henderson State University. The recital will begin at 7:30 p.m., and an open master class at 4 p.m. Both events will be held in the Russell Fine Arts Center recital hall and are free and open to the public.
Baadsvik, who is currently touring the United States, will be accompanied during his recital by Dr. May Tsao-Lim on piano and the HSU Faculty Brass Quintet. While at Henderson, he will also be working with students who play tuba, euphonium, and trombone.