It's spring break at Henderson
Henderson State students will receive a well-deserved break March 20-24 as the university observes spring break. Offices will remain open through Thursday, but will close on Friday.
A 'Fantastik' performance
Henderson State University’s Opera Workshop presented the musical fable The Fantastiks March 10 and 11 in the Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre. Opera Workshop gives music stud...
Henderson unveils new banners
New hanging banners mark the main entrance to the Henderson State campus. Combined with blooming dogwood trees, the banners create a colorful welcome to visitors. They were funded by the Henderson ...
Mid-winter choral performance
Henderson State University's Concert Choir and Chamber Chorale performed March 5 at Anthony Chapel in Garvan Gardens. The concert was entitled "Mid-Winter Waking." (Photo by Rebecca Fellers)
International students share their culture
Henderson State's International Student Association hosted its annual food bazaar March 2 in the Garrison Center Grand Ballroom. Not only did students serve dishes from their home countries, they d...
Women's History Month at Henderson
Henderson State is celebrating Women's History Month throughout March with a variety of events. An art exhibition, entitled Nasty Woman, opened March 1 in the Russell Fine Arts Gallery. All events ...
Sophomore artwork displayed, reviewed
Some of Henderson State's talented art students had their works on display in the Garrison Center Grand Ballroom Feb. 23 for the annual Sophomore Review and evaluation by art department faculty. Th...
Olivia Moore crowned Miss HSU
Olivia Moore, a sophomore biology major from Gurdon, was crowned 2017 Miss HSU Feb. 16. Ashley Marx of Texarkana, Arkansas, right, was named first runner-up, and Arielle Michael of Bismarck, left, ...
Miss HSU Pageant Feb. 16
Eight Henderson State University students will vie for the title of Miss HSU 2017 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Arkansas Hall. The pageant will feature swimsuit, evening gown, and talent co...
Hot topics for teacher interns
Henderson State’s teacher interns for the spring semester gathered at the Dawson Education Cooperative Wednesday for professional development. The future teachers meet each month for Hot Topi...
President's Concert honors Dorothy Morris
Four of Henderson's most musically talented students, accompanied by musicians from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and student musicians, performed Feb. 4 at the 17th Annual President's Concert. T...
Henderson alum leads dance project
Kathleen Marleneanu, a graduate of Henderson State, is leading a jazz dance project this week on campus. The Henderson Dance Company will perform some of Marleneanu's new works during a special pro...
Nursing program earns top ranking
Henderson State’s nursing program has been ranked as the best in Arkansas by RegisteredNursing.org. Henderson nursing graduates in the 2015-2016 academic year achieved a 100 percent pass...
Convenience store opens on campus
Henderson State has a new convenience store in the Garrison Center. Reddie To Go opened Jan. 17 and offers beverages, snacks, and other items. The store is located across from Starbucks and is open...
Henderson hosts Martin Luther King event
The Henderson State campus and the community came together Jan. 16 for a celebration honoring Martin Luther King Jr. The event was held in the Garrison Center Lecture Hall and featured the Rev. Fre...
Governor announces regional alliance
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the Southern Arkansas Regional Alliance (SARA) Wednesday which forms an innovative collaboration between Henderson State University, National Park College (NP...
'Live Reddie' in 2017
Commencement ceremonies in December marked the end of a highly successful year at Henderson State. Now it's time to look ahead to another great year for the university. The campus reopens Jan....
Happy Holidays from Henderson State
Henderson State University will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Jan. 2, for the Christmas and New Years holidays. The campus will reopen on Jan. 3. Spring classes will begin Wednesday, J...
Henderson holds winter commencement
Henderson State University held winter commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 16, with more than 230 undergraduate and graduate students receiving their degrees.
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Exam week: Students get a breakfast break
Henderson State students were treated to a late-evening breakfast Dec. 13 in the university's dining center, giving them a brief break from their final exam studies. Faculty and staff served ...
Carol of the Lights enhances holiday spirit
Henderson State University presented the annual Carol of Lights program in Arkansas Hall this week. Dr. David Thomson's reading of Twas the Night Before Christmas is always a highlight of the evening.
Choirs perform holiday concert
Henderson State's concert choir and chamber chorale performed holiday music Dec. 4 to a capacity crowd at First United Methodist Church in Arkadelphia. The Henderson orchestra will be in conce...
Music marks approaching end of school year
Henderson State's Wind Ensemble gave its second and final concert of the fall semester Nov. 29. Henderson's choirs will perform at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at First United Methodist Church in Arka...
End of semester fast approaching
Following Thanksgiving, the focus at Henderson State has turned to the final weeks of classes, final exams, and commencement. Students will take their finals Dec. 12-15. Commencement is Friday, Dec...
Fall colors enhance campus beauty
Henderson State students headed home Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will be no classes next week, but the university will be open Monday and Tuesday. Meanwhile, the fall colors on campu...
Governor tosses 'battle' coin
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson tossed the coin to start the 90th football Battle of the Ravine Nov. 12 at Henderson's Carpenter-Haygood Stadium. The Reddies fell behind early in the game and staged a...
Early morning pep rally
Students and staff from Henderson State and Ouachita Baptist universities gathered at Henderson's Carpenter-Haygood Stadium early Friday for a joint Battle of the Ravine Pep Rally. The event was pa...
Duke, Jones honored as distinguished alumni
Professional golfer Ken Duke and retired Henderson State vice president Bobby Jones were recently honored as distinguished alumni during a banquet and awards ceremony. Wanda Harris was present...
Epps crowned homecoming queen
Tamiah Epps was crowned Henderson State's 2016 homecoming queen Oct. 29 during a pregame ceremony. April Gaston, left, was named first runner-up, and Brandi Hughes was second runner-up. The Reddies...
Homecoming queen finalists announced
Henderson State's homecoming court was narrowed down to 10 finalists during a pep really Oct. 27. The 2016 homecoming queen will be announced Oct. 29 during a pregame ceremony. The finalists are: J...
2016 homecoming queen candidates
Twenty-six Henderson State students have been named to the 2016 homecoming court. Voting begins Oct. 26, and the 10 finalists will be announced Oct. 27. The queen will be crowned Oct. 29 during a p...
Military Appreciation Day at Henderson
Henderson State celebrated Military Appreciation Day on campus Oct. 15 with several events honoring veterans. The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Cadet Kelly Merritt during a ...
Now showing in the art gallery...
The Russell Fine Arts Gallery at Henderson State hosts a variety of shows each year. The public is always invited to view wide-ranging works by talented students, faculty, and guests. This month, t...
Accounting faculty host networking social
Henderson State's School of Business accounting faculty recently hosted an accounting network social providing an opportunity for students to professionally mingle with accounting firm personnel fr...
Volleyball Battle of the Ravine
The enthusiasm was at a high level during the volleyball Battle of the Ravine Sept. 29 at Wells Gym. The Reddies came away with a five-set victory over the OBU Tigers.
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Reddies serve the community
Almost 500 Henderson State students, faculty, and staff participated in Reddie to Serve Day Sept. 24. Teams tackled 54 projects throughout the community, ranging from mowing and raking, to trash pi...
Ken Duke Golf Center officially opens
Henderson State unveiled one of the best collegiate golf practice facilities in the country at a ceremony Sept. 17. Henderson alumnus and professional golfer Ken Duke cut the ribbon to officially o...
Another great week at Henderson State
Great things are happening at Henderson as the fourth week of the fall semester comes to an end. Saturday is Family Day as the Reddies host Northwestern Oklahoma at Carpenter-Haygood Stadium. Activ...
Bid day for fraternity pledges
It was signing day recently for Henderson State fraternity pledges as they found out if they were accepted into Phi Lambda Chi or Kappa Sigma. One-by-one, the pledges sat a table and opened a folde...
Sorority sisters in a rush
Henderson State sororities Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, and Alpha Xi Delta, welcomed new members earlier this month on bid day. The recruits opened their letters of acceptance on the Quad, t...
Bobby Jones honored at retirement reception
Bobby Jones, who served as Henderson State's vice president for finance and administration since 1999, was honored at a retirement reception Aug. 31 in the Caplinger Airway Science Center. Jones, a...
President hosts Reddie Ambassadors
Henderson State president Glen Jones hosted the 2016-17 Reddie Ambassadors at his home Aug. 30. The reception gave the student ambassadors an opportunity to visit with Jones, administrators and fac...
Let's hear it for that Reddie Spirit
What would the annual Pine Tree Speech be without Henderson State's Showband of Arkansas? The band got the crowd on its feet when it played the Reddie fight song. The Showband will give its first h...
Pine Tree Speech an annual tradition
One of the highlights of the annual Pine Tree Assembly at Henderson State involves the freshmen learning to sing the alma mater. At first, the words are projected to help the new students. But the ...
Meet the Henderson State Class of 2020
Henderson State's freshmen gathered for the traditional heart photograph Aug.18. While rain forced the photo event indoors, it didn't dampen the spirit of the new students.
Freshmen get social at Playfair
Henderson State freshmen received a rousing welcome Aug. 16 as they entered the Dunn Student Recreation Center for Playfair. Playfair is a social event that provides an opportunity for new students...
Move-in day at Henderson State
Henderson State freshmen arrived Tuesday morning to begin moving into residence halls for the fall semester. Despite a constant rain, the process went smoothly. Many student volunteers were on hand...
Move-in day is Aug. 16
Henderson State's Office of Residence Life is making final preparations for move-in day on Tuesday. Students can move into campus housing from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Representatives from various student org...
Fall semester 'just around the corner'
In less than a month, students will return to the Henderson State campus for the 2016 fall semester. They will begin moving in Aug. 16, and classes begin Aug. 22.
Heart Start sessions continue
Henderson State's series of 10 Heart Start sessions is just about complete with only two sessions remaining. Heart Start provides an opportunity for incoming freshmen to visit the campus to registe...
Design camp puts students' skills to the test
Henderson State's STEM Center hosted an engineering design camp July 11-13 for students entering grades 7-9. The participants utilized the creative skills they learned in microbiology, chemistry, a...
University Place ready for its fall residents
University place is Henderson State's newest residence hall. Completed last fall, University Place houses both freshmen and upperclassmen. Its suite-style rooms accommodate 300 students. With fall ...
Art educators attend Henderson workshop
Henderson State hosted the 2016 Summer Intensive Studio Workshop for educators June 26-July 1. The students participated in classes ranging from sculpture and ceramics to monotypes and printmaking....
Band camp under way at Henderson
Henderson State Band Camp begins its 51st year of providing a well-rounded musical experience for young musicians. First-year band students just finished camp, and junior high students are on campu...
Henderson hosts summer art workshops
Henderson State hosted the Summer Intensive Studio Teen Workshop this week. Students age 13-18 created ceramics and screen prints during the day camp held at the university's art annex. A studio wo...
Heart Start sessions under way
Henderson State hosted its first Heart Start sessions of the summer June 13-14 as incoming freshmen visited the campus to register and take care of their financial aid, housing, and other business ...
Workshop teaches students how to program
Middle school students participated this week in a coding and robotics camp presented by Henderson’s TRIO Talent Search program in conjunction with the Henderson STEM Center. Students worked ...
Summer classes under way at Henderson
The sun is shining on Henderson State this week as the first summer term continues. Registration for the second summer term is July 5. Henderson will host a variety of summer sessions and camps, ra...
Campus tours give intimate view of Henderson
Henderson State always welcomes high school students and others to visit the campus and see for themselves the great atmosphere and facilities the university offers. Henderson will also host 10 Hea...
Ross photo exhibit on display at library
Henderson State University’s Huie Library is hosting an exhibition of photographs by the late Jane Ross, an Arkadelphia philanthropist and professional photographer. A reception was held May ...
Future Reddies sign the promise
More than 60 future Reddies participated in the Arkadelphia Promise signing ceremony May 18 at Arkadelphia High School. The Arkadelphia Promise is an effort to make college a reality for every chil...
Henderson State holds spring commencement
May 13 was a memorable day for about 470 Henderson State undergraduate and graduate students whose degrees were conferred during commencement ceremonies at Carpenter-Haygood Stadium. Many students ...
Bobby Bones speaks at Henderson commencement
Approximately 470 undergraduate and graduate students received their degrees during Henderson State University's spring commencement May 13 in Carpenter-Haygood Stadium. Radio personality Bobby Bon...
Students get a break for breakfast
Finals week can get rather intense, and students sometimes need a break -- and a good meal. They were treated to both Tuesday night as breakfast was served up in the dining center by Henderson facu...
Reddies advance in GAC baseball tournament
Henderson's Joseph Gary, right, is greeted at the plate after hitting a home run against Southern Arkansas Saturday in the first round of the GAC baseball tournament. Gary had four hits in the game...
Henderson students enjoy Quad Day
With final exams fast approaching, Henderson students were treated to variety of rides, games, and inflatable attractions on the Quad Tuesday afternoon. Cooler temperatures and a sunny sky made the...
NuFusion keeps audience pumped up
NuFusion, Henderson State University’s exciting student jazz ensemble, presented its annual concert April 29 in the Garrison Center Grand Ballroom. The performance featured a wide range of mu...
Anniversary gala raises more than $83,000
Henderson State's 125th Anniversary Gala raised more than $83,000 for scholarships awarded through the Henderson Foundation. Almost 600 guests attended the event on April 23 at the Hot Springs Conv...
Barnes inducted into Business Hall of Fame
James Barnes, founder of BBA Solutions and a graduate of Henderson State University, was inducted into Henderson's Business Hall of Fame during a ceremony April 21. In 1997, Barnes, center, opened ...
Henderson celebrates Methodist roots
Henderson State University had its beginnings on Nov. 6, 1889, when Arkadelphia civic leaders and members of the Methodist Episcopal Church held a town meeting to discuss the establishment of a Met...
Henderson hosts career, graduate school fair
Henderson State's Center for Career Development hosted its annual Career and Graduate School Fair April 19 in the Garrison Center Grand Ballroom. Representatives from various businesses, industries...
Ellis College honors outstanding students
Henderson State University’s Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences honored several students for their creative and academic accomplishments at the annual Student Awards Ceremony April...
Reflecting on a class project
Amber Ivey, a senior from Jacksonville, found a vantage point in the Garrison Center to sketch the Henderson Quad for an art class project. Ivey was one of several award winners in the 2016 Student...
Greek organizations compete in annual Olympics
Several Henderson State sororities and fraternities competed in the 2016 Greek Olympics on the Quad April 7. The exciting events ranged from a water relay and egg toss, to sack races and tug-a-war....
Congressman takes a simulated flight
Bruce Westerman, U.S. Representative for Arkansas's 4th Congressional District, visited the Henderson State campus Wednesday morning where he flew the Aviation Department's state of the art flight ...
Spring has arrived at Henderson
The dogwood trees are blooming at Henderson State, enhancing the spectacular spring beauty across the campus.
Studying for success
With only five weeks of classes remaining in the spring semester, Henderson State students have good grades on their minds and are taking every opportunity to study. The Garrison Center offers a co...
Radio star Bobby Bones to speak at commencement
Bobby Bones, who has the largest country music radio show in the United States, will speak at Henderson State's spring commencement on May 13. Bones is a 2002 graduate of Henderson with a degree in...
It's spring break at Henderson State
Henderson State students are enjoying a week off from classes as they take advantage of spring break. When they return March 28, the students will be greeted by a colorful campus full of blooms and...
Students serve up international dishes
Henderson State's International Student Association presented its annual food bazaar March 17 in the Garrison Center Grand Ballroom. Students prepared and served a tasty selection of dishes from th...
Beebe speaks at pre-law conference
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe was the guest speaker for the Sidney S. McMath Pre-Law Conference March 15 at Henderson State. Sandy S. McMath, Sid McMath's oldest son, also said a few works at the...
It's starting to look like spring
Following a week of looming clouds and persistent rain, students were greeted by sunny skies and temperatures near 80 as they attended classes Monday. Next week is spring break and students will ge...
Crowd-funding platform funds endowed scholarship
Henderson State University became the first public university in the state of Arkansas to utilize the crowd-funding platform Scalefunder. The university’s first project – an endowed sch...
Henderson hosts Professional Development Collaborative
Teachers College Henderson hosted its bi-annual Professional Development Collaborative March 2. Students, university faculty, and K-12 partner school teachers attended several sessions presented at...
An evening of beautiful music
Henderson State choirs presented their winter concert Tuesday in the Russell Fine Arts recital hall. The performance, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Kreckmann, also featured soloists Laura Storm...
Mariah Brown crowned 2016 Miss HSU
Mariah Brown of Little Rock was crowned 2016 Miss Henderson State University Feb. 25. Madison McCaslin of Jackson, Tennessee, was first runner-up, and Dominique Walker of Blytheville was second run...
Henderson holds teaching, learning conference
Henderson State's Council for Teaching and Learning is sponsoring Reddie to Teach the 21st Century Student this week at the university. Dr. Ed Nuhfer, a nationally-recognized faculty development le...
Reddies play first game at renovated softball field
Henderson's Reddies softball team played its first official game at the newly renovated Dee White Field Friday as HSU hosted Harding in a four-game GAC series this weekend. During the off-seas...
Campus improvements continue
This aerial view of Henderson State's north campus showcases the many recent improvements made to the athletics facilities, as well as the new Reddie Villa Apartments. New turf was installed on bot...
U.S. News ranks HSU in top five for grads seeking advanced degrees
U.S. News and World Report has named Henderson State one of the top universities in the nation for helping undergraduate students make the move to graduate school. Henderson was ranked fifth for th...
President hosts coffee for faculty, staff
Henderson State President Glen Jones visited with faculty and staff Tuesday morning in the Garrison Center dining area. Each month, Jones hosts "Coffee and Conversation with the President" to creat...
President's concert honors Mae Whipple
Henderson State's annual President's Concert showcased five excellent student musicians and posthumously honored Mae Whipple Feb. 4. Whipple was a member of the Henderson faculty for 45 years. A fr...
Association extends play therapy institute's accreditation
Henderson State's Institute for Play Therapy has been reaccredited by the International Association for Play Therapy for an additional three years. The innovative program was established in 2013 by...
HSU hosts elementary music workshop
Music education majors and public school music educators from around the state attended an elementary music workshop Jan. 29 at Henderson. Guest instructor Joshua Black led the participants in a va...
Partnership provides new incentives for Arkadelphia High students
Arkadelphia High School students who earn advanced diplomas will have the opportunity to earn a new type of scholarship at Henderson State University starting with the university’s fall 2016 ...
Reddie baseball to open season under the lights
Henderson State's Reddie baseball team will play a home game at night for the first time Friday. New lighting illuminated the renovated Clyde Berry Field Wednesday night as the team took the field ...
New sign at Hot Springs campus
Spring classes are under way at Henderson State's Hot Springs campus which opened last spring in the renovated Landmark Building. A new sign marks the location at 201 Market St. and the partne...
Stocking up for spring semester
It was back to the classroom for Henderson students Wednesday as the 2016 spring semester got under way following winter break. The Reddie Bookstore has been busy all week as students purchased the...
Griffen speaks at MLK program
Henderson State hosted a program honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 18 in the Garrison Center Lecture Hall. Wendell L. Griffen, circuit judge for the Arkansas Sixth Judicial District, Fifth Divis...
Campus ready for students' return
Students will be returning to the Henderson State campus next week following a well-deserved holiday vacation. Classes will start on Wednesday, but several events are scheduled on Monday including ...
Annual President's Concert Feb. 4
Henderson State's Department of Music will present its annual President's Concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Russell Fine Arts recital hall. This year's soloists are Bobby Humphries, Casey Williams...
Future teachers in training
While most Henderson State students remain home for winter break, the spring 2016 teacher interns are on campus this week for orientation in preparation for classroom training. Spring classes at He...
Happy Holidays from Henderson
Henderson State University will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Jan. 1, for the Christmas and New Years holidays. The campus will reopen on Monday, Jan. 4. Spring classes will begin o...
Henderson holds winter commencement
Henderson State University held winter commencement ceremonies Dec. 18 with more than 200 undergraduate and graduate students receiving their degrees.SEE GRADUATE LISTVIEW MORE PHOTOS
Students get a 'break for breakfast'
It's finals week at Henderson State and students are studying hard as the fall semester comes to an end. In what has become a tradition, faculty, staff, and administration served a hearty breakfast...
FCS hosts holiday open house
The Department of Family & Consumer Sciences hosted a holiday open house Dec. 9 for faculty, staff and friends of Henderson. The beautiful decorations in Proctor Hall provided a perfect setting for...
An illuminating holiday experience
Henderson State University's Department of Residence Life hosted the annual Carol of Lights program Dec. 7. Hundreds of luminaries lined the South Lawn sidewalks, and a variety of musical and dance...
A holiday tradition at Henderson
Dr. David Thomson's reading of The Night Before Christmas has become a tradition at the annual Carol of Lights program at Henderson State. This year's event will be Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. in Arkansas Hall.
Student art on display in library
Henderson State University's Huie Library provides an excellent location for art students to display their senior exhibitions. The gallery is located on the library's second floor and is open to th...
Band concert at Henderson Dec. 1
Henderson State University’s Symphony and Concert bands will perform at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in Arkansas Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. READ MORE
Happy Thanksgiving from Henderson
Henderson State University will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Friday, Nov. 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 30.
Campus community thanks HSU donors
As Henderson State seeks to expand and diversify donor support, the campus community said “thank you” to those who have provided private financial support to the university. Reddie Dono...
School of Business inducts Dawkins
Dr. Louis Dawkins, center, who is serving as dean of Henderson State's School of Business, was inducted into the School of Business Hall of Fame during a ceremony Nov. 13. READ MORE
Reddies win 'Battle,' will host playoff game
The Henderson State Reddies beat the OBU Tigers 21-17 Saturday to win the 89th Battle of the Ravine. With the victory, Henderson will host Sioux Falls in a NCAA Division II playoff game Nov. 2...
Battle of the Ravine interview
KATV Channel 7 Daybreak anchor Chris Kane interviews Henderson State athletic director Shawn Jones during the Battle of the Ravine Pep Rally early this morning at Ouachita Baptist University's Clif...
Cadet named Distinguished Military Graduate
Kyle Merritt, a senior ROTC cadet at Henderson State University, was named a Distinguished Military Graduate, placing him in an elite group of cadets honored by the U.S. Army Cadet Command.
Henderson State salutes nation's veterans
Henderson State University salutes our nation's veterans for their past and current service. Thank you for protecting our freedoms. As a military friendly school, Henderson strives to support veter...
Henderson hosts graduate school fair
Graduate school representatives from various universities and other programs participated in Henderson State University's Graduate School Fair Nov. 10. The fair gives students the chance to meet wi...
Guest philosopher lectures on internet technology
Acclaimed philosopher Dr. Michael Lynch shared his thoughts on the Internet as a source of information during a guest lecture Oct. 5 at Henderson State. Lynch is a philosophy professor at the Unive...
Fraternity puts focus on the homeless
Tents popped up on Henderson State's Quad Nov. 4 as part of Phi Beta Sigma's national project for homeless awareness. The fraternity accepted clothing, blankets and non-perishable food items to hel...
Landscaping enhances new residence hall
Landscaping is almost complete at University Place, Henderson State's new residence hall. University Place and the new Reddie Villa apartments provide additional modern living accommodations for 54...
Henderson hands out Halloween candy
A little rain didn't dampen the spirits of several hundred trick-or-treaters and their parents who attended Henderson Halloween Friday night. Campus organizations handed out candy to a steady strea...
State representatives speak to class
State representatives Richard Womack, left, and Justin Gonzales spoke to students in Dr. Haroon Khan’s Legislative Process class Oct. 27 at Henderson State University. Womack explained Arkans...
Skye Austin crowned homecoming queen
Skye Austin, a senior political science major from Monticello, was crowned 2015 Homecoming Queen at Henderson State University during a pregame ceremony Oct. 24. She was among 32 students who were ...
Henderson honors Distinguished Alumni
Henderson State University honored John Gentry, from left, Ann Kincl, and Johnny Hudson as Distinguished Alumni at a banquet Oct. 23. The event was part of Homecoming festivities and the celebratio...
Summer holds on for homecoming
It's homecoming at Henderson State and the sun was still shining on the beautiful campus late this week. The 10 homecoming queen finalists will be announced tonight during a pep rally at the Barkma...
Henderson set to celebrate homecoming
Henderson State University will celebrate “A Reunion of Hearts” during homecoming Oct. 21-24. From receptions, luncheons and a theater production, to sporting events, tailgating and the...
New book chronicles history of Henderson
A limited edition book commemorating Henderson State University's 125th anniversary has been published and is now available online and at the Reddie Bookstore. The School with a Heart: Henderson St...
Henderson inducts nine into Hall of Honor
Nine former athletes were inducted into Henderson State University Reddie Hall of Honor Oct. 3 during a ceremony in the Garrison Center Grand Ballroom. Inductees include: Grady Bean, Devon Hughes, ...
Construction projects nearing completion
Several construction projects on the Henderson State campus are nearing completion. Many students have already moved into University Place, Henderson's new residence hall. Landscaping is under way ...
Game day celebrates military, families
An ROTC cadet's helmet reflects pregame activities Sept. 26 as the Henderson State Reddies hosted Southwestern Oklahoma in a Great American Conference football matchup. A variety of activities and ...
Henderson hosts Foundation scholarship reception
Henderson State held its inaugural Foundation Scholarship Reception Sept. 24. More than 250 students received scholarship support through the generosity of alumni and friends of the university. The...
Congressman, collaborators discuss their book
Georgia Congressman John Lewis, a key figure in the civil rights movement, spoke at Henderson Sept. 22 as part of the university's Reddie Read program. Lewis' graphic novel trilogy entitled "March"...
Henderson holds Reddie to Serve Day
Several hundred Henderson students, faculty and staff participated in Reddie to Serve Day Sept. 19. Armed with rakes, trash bags and other tools, they split into teams and conquered more than 30 se...
Work continues on athletics facilities
Workers are adding the finishing touches to Henderson State's baseball field. A new turf surface has been installed along with a new seating area. New fencing is being added, along with various cos...
Marching to the beat of the Showband drummers
Henderson State's Showband provided pregame entertainment Sept. 10 as the Reddies hosted East Central University. Henderson jumped out to a quick lead, but couldn't hold on as ECU scored late to wi...
U.S. News ranks Henderson in south's top 100
Henderson State University has been named one of the top 100 publicly funded regional universities in the south in the latest U.S. News and World Report (USNWR) rankings. The university is ranked N...
Sororities welcome new members
Three Henderson State sororities, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Sigma Tau, and Alpha Xi Delta, welcomed new members Sept. 4 on bid day. When the recruits opened their letters, they ran to meet...
Students receive leadership training
Henderson State hosted a leadership development program this week for 15 students to help them become leaders both in the classroom and in the campus community. The program concluded Friday with a ...
Another great day for classes
After more than a week of activities welcoming students back to the Henderson campus, the scholars have settled into their daily routines. Nice weather has helped make the transition even easier.
Workers installing turf on baseball field
Henderson State's Clyde Berry Baseball Field is getting a facelift as workers lay new turf this week. A seating area on the hill behind the third base line was recently completed. A new fence will ...
Students attend organization fair
A variety of student groups participated in the Student Organization Fair held Aug. 27 in the Garrison Center Grand Ballroom. The fair gives the organizations an opportunity to introduce themselves...
Henderson hosts community fair
Henderson's new students were introduced to Arkadelphia area businesses and organizations during the fall community fair Aug. 25 in the Garrison Center Grand Ballroom. The fair is designed to help ...
Three alumni join Academy of Scholars
Henderson State University inducted three alumni into the Academy of Scholars today during a convocation ceremony on campus. The Academy is comprised of Henderson graduates who have gained di...
Classes begin today at Henderson State
Following a week of events welcoming students to the Henderson State campus, the university's 125th year officially began today with the start of classes. New students will have the opportunity to ...
Henderson freshmen form traditional heart
Henderson State's 2015 freshman class assembled on the South Lawn Thursday afternoon to pose for the annual freshman heart photo. Welcome Week activities continue Thursday night with a street dance...
HSU students gather at ice cream social
Henderson State students were treated to ice cream Wednesday evening in the Garrison Center as part of Welcome Week activities. Freshmen arrived on campus Tuesday, and more students are moving in t...
Welcome Week activities continue for freshmen
Henderson State freshmen gathered on the Quad Tuesday evening to learn more about their fellow classmates. The students were led through a variety of activities providing social opportunities. Welc...
It's move-in day for HSU freshmen
Henderson State freshmen began moving into campus housing this morning. They were welcomed by student, faculty and staff volunteers who helped the new students carry furnishings to their rooms. A f...
Reddies start practice on new turf field
The Henderson State Reddies began preparations for the upcoming football season on a new turf practice field this week. The field received the new surface this summer, along with the installation o...
New turf gives fresh look to softball field
Delores Brumfield White Field is getting a new look. New turf for Henderson's softball field is one of several improvements under way at HSU's athletic facilities. A new surface has already been in...
Students settle into new apartments
Students began moving into Henderson's new Reddie Villa Apartments last weekend. Work continues on new fencing and landscaping at the complex, and the pool is expected to be ready next week. Freshm...
Enhancements under way at athletics facilities
Improvement projects are under way at several Henderson State athletics venues including the installation of new synthetic turf at the baseball, softball, and practice fields, along with a new park...
New apartments nearing completion
Henderson State's new apartment complex, Reddie Villa Apartments, is nearing completion as workers add the finishing touches. Installation of furniture and appliances is under way this week as some...
Athletics introduces branding enhancements
Henderson State's iconic "H" logo has undergone a facelift to reflect a modern vision for the university's Department of Athletics. The new, slanted "spirit mark" highlights the department's brand ...
Band camp concludes 50th anniversary
HSU Band Camp's senior concert brought the camp's 50th anniversary to an end last week. Former Henderson State band director David Rollins led the senior high first band in its final performance of...
STEM camp offers high-tech learning
Henderson State's STEM Center gave students hands-on experience with a variety of high-tech gadgets this week during STEM Camp. They created designs such as eyeglass frames and miniature houses usi...
Summer term, camps under way at Henderson
Henderson State's second summer term is in full swing. This week also mark's the final session of HSU Band Camp, and Henderson's STEM Center is hosting a camp.
Campus closed Friday for July 4 holiday
In observance of Independence Day, Henderson State University will be closed Friday, July 3. Normal schedules will resume on Monday, July 6.
HSU hosts Summer Intensive Studio Classes
Henderson State's Visual Arts Department hosted its annual Summer Intensive Studio Classes last week. The professional development courses included papermaking, painting, ceramics, digital photogra...
HSU Band Camp celebrates 50th anniversary
What began in 1965 as a summer camp for local junior and senior high school band students has evolved into a half-century-long tradition that has attracted thousands of young musicians to Henderson...
Heart Start welcomes incoming freshmen
Henderson State continues to welcome incoming freshmen this summer with a series of Heart Start sessions. The orientation event gives new students the opportunity to register for fall cl...
Band camp gets under way at Henderson
Band camp is a 50-year tradition at Henderson State University. It is believed that at least 50,000 high school and junior high musicians have attended the summer camp since its inception in 1965. ...
Heart Start sessions continue at Henderson
Henderson State hosted incoming freshmen this week during the third and fourth sessions of Heart Start. The summer orientation event gives them the opportunity to register for fall classes, ha...
Trees a living memorial to fallen soldiers
In 1919, this ring of holly trees was planted as a living memorial to honor Henderson students and a former teacher killed during World War I. The trees are located on the South Lawn in front of Hu...
Heart Start targets incoming freshmen
Henderson State hosted its first two Heart Start sessions this week. Heart Start is the first phase of the orientation process for incoming freshmen at Henderson. It gives them the opportunity to r...
Professor to use 3D printers as teaching tool
Dr. Matthew Sutherlin, assistant professor and chair of curriculum and instruction for Teachers College, Henderson, used a grant to purchase three 3D printers, along with handheld 3D scanners. He p...
New apartment complex nearing completion
Henderson State's new apartment complex, Reddie Villas, is nearing completion. The gated complex, which includes five buildings and a clubhouse, will accommodate 240 students. It will be ready for ...
New residence hall continues to take shape
As construction continues on the exterior of the new residence hall complex at Henderson State, workers were lifting stacks of drywall into the rooms Tuesday. Brickwork has begun, and most of the r...
Baseball team returns home from World Series
Henderson State's baseball team returned home to cheers after playing in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Baseball National Championships in Cary, N.C. The Reddies' season came to an end...
First summer term under way at HSU
The first summer term began this week at Henderson State and students are already taking advantage of the resources available in Huie Library. The second summer term begins June 29. Admission deadl...
Future Reddies participate in scholarship ceremony
More than 50 Arkadelphia High School seniors who plan to attend Henderson State next year participated in the Arkadelphia Promise signing ceremony May 20. HSU treated the future Reddies to a recept...
Reddies advance to college world series
Henderson State won the NCAA Div. II Central Region baseball title Sunday and will be one of eight teams playing for the national championship next week in Cary, N.C. The Reddies beat the No. 1 tea...
Henderson ASBTDC featured on morning show
The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at Henderson State University is partnering with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Small and Minority Business Divisi...
Reddies in their first-ever NCAA postseason baseball game
The Henderson State Reddies earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Central Region in St. Cloud, Minn. after finishing as the Great American Conference Tournament runners-up. Henderson enters the p...
Wayland awarded NSF fellowship
Hunter Wayland, a chemistry major from Arkadelphia who just graduated from Henderson State University, has received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She will be attendi...
Watkins receives Doctoral Academy Fellowship
Sara Watkins, a mathematics major from Paris, Ark., has been awarded a prestigious Doctoral Academy Fellowship to pursue her Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Arkansas. Watkins graduated fr...
Commencement brings out the smiles
The graduates were all smiles May 8 for Henderson State's spring commencement. About 450 students received their graduate and undergraduate degrees. SEE MORE PHOTOS
Henderson State celebrates commencement
Graduate and undergraduate degrees were conferred for about 450 Henderson State students May 8 during commencement ceremonies at Wells Gym.
Friday commencement finalizes spring semester
Commencement on Friday, May 8, will officially conclude the 2015 spring semester at Henderson State. More than 400 graduate and undergraduate students will receive their diplomas. The ceremony for ...
It's time to close the books on spring semester
It's finals week at Henderson State and that means students are wrapping up their studies for the spring semester. The residence halls are starting to empty as they pack up and go home for the summ...
Work progressing on new student housing
After many rainy days in April, construction crews working on Henderson's new student housing have welcomed sunny skies as they work to have both the new residence hall and apartment complex ready ...
Garrison Center's grand entrance
Henderson's Garrison Activity and Conference Center provides an eye-catching welcome when entering from the Quad. The Garrison Center is home to Chick-Fil-A, Starbucks, Reddie Bookstore, the campus...
HSU Dance Company takes the stage
Henderson State's Dance Company presented three evenings of original works choreographed by students, guest artists, and director Jennifer Maddox April 26-28. SEE MORE PHOTOS
Opera Workshop performs 'Billy Goats Gruff'
Henderson's Opera Workshop presented a free performance of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" April 26 in the Russell Fine Arts Center recital. The opera for children featured music by Mozart, Rossini, ...
NuFusion spring concert rocks the house
NuFusion, Henderson's student jazz ensemble, performed its annual spring concert April 24 in the Garrison Center's Grand Ballroom. The performance featured a wide range of music, much of which was ...
Greek Week comes to a competitive end
Greek Week at Henderson State concluded with the annual Greek Olympics on the Quad. Fraternities and sororities participated in a variety of competitive events ranging from water relays and an egg ...
Honors College graduates receive medallions
Honors College graduates at Henderson State were awarded medallions this week during a ceremony at the Captain Henderson House. Dr. Steve Adkison, provost and vice president of academic affairs, pr...
Hypnotist performs for spring fling week
Henderson's new Grand Ballroom in the Garrison Student Activities Center provided an excellent venue for Dr. Jim Wand's unique brand of entertainment Tuesday night. The popular hypnotist has been p...
Percussion studio gives lunchtime performance
Henderson State's percussion studio gave a concert Tuesday during the lunch hour in the Russell Fine Arts recital hall. Student musicians, under the direction of Dr. Rick Dimond, performed on a var...
Biology department honors its seniors
As the spring semester Henderson State enters its final weeks, various organizations and departments are honoring their graduating seniors. The biology department gathered its seniors in a classroo...
Biology major headed to Red Sea this summer
Itzela Cruz, a junior biology major at Henderson State, will be going to Saudi Arabia this summer to participate in the Visiting Student Research Program in Marine Biology at King Abdullah Universi...
Student pianist wins performance showcase
Orlando Riveros, a senior piano performance major at Henderson State University, won first place in the Trinity Presents Collegiate Performance Showcase in Little Rock April 12. He competed against...
Faculty honored for years of service
Dr. Wayne McGinnis and Dr. David Thomson were among the many Henderson faculty honored April 16 for their years of service. McGinnis and Thomson have each worked at Henderson for 40 years and were ...
Career fair gives students opportunity to connect
Henderson State's Center for Career Development held its spring 2015 Career Fair April 15 in the Garrison Center Ballroom. The event provides an excellent opportunity for students to connect with a...
Wind Ensemble gives rousing performance
Henderson State's Wind Ensemble performed its final spring concert Sunday afternoon in Arkansas Hall. The group is comprised of the university's finest wind and percussion musicians, and perfo...
Reddie to Serve Day focuses on community
Reddie to Serve Day, a community based service event, began Sept. 11, 2010, and is held once each spring and fall semester. This spring's event was held April 11. Reddie to Serve Day involves prima...
Iron chef: Students cook up tasty dishes
An aroma of shrimp filled Henderson State's dining facility Friday afternoon during the final round of the HSU Iron Chef competition. Shrimp was the secret ingredient as teams from Sturgis Hall and...
Senior's painting wins best of show
Houston Fryer, a senior art major from Hot Springs, was awarded Best of Show Wednesday for the painting he entered in the annual Student Competitive Art Exhibition at Henderson. The entries will be...
Reddies softball team sweeps OBU
The Henderson State softball team used 20 hits to sweep Ouachita Baptist in a conference double-header on Tuesday and remain in first place in the Great American Conference. The Reddies shut o...
Students recreate social experiments and put them on film
A social psychology class project at Henderson took students outdoors Tuesday as they recreated various experiments and recorded them on video. This group focused on how many drivers passed by a ca...
Reddie Rocket Club lifts off at Henderson
A launch party was held April 3 at Henderson State for the newly-formed Reddie Rockets club. Rocket enthusiasts of all ages had the opportunity to launch model rockets, air rockets, water rockets, ...
Henderson State offers daily campus tours
Henderson State is always proud to show off its beautiful campus, outstanding facilities, and friendly faculty and staff. Campus tours are provided Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Call ...
Halpern prepares his final lecture before retirement
After 25 years of service to Henderson State, Dr. Martin Halpern, professor of history, will deliver his final lecture - Reflections on Twenty-Five Years of Personal and Political History - at 3 p....
Spring blooms provide a colorful canopy for studying
Now that winter has given way to spring, Henderson State students are finding great locations to study outdoors. The transformation of the colorful spring foliage continues across campus.
Students get glimpse of new apartments
As work continues on Henderson State's new 240-bed apartment complex, the Office of Residence Life offered a sneak peak of what students can expect when the facility is ready for occupancy th...
Caddo Indians share their traditions
Henderson State University and the Arkansas Archeological Survey hosted the 2015 Caddo Conference March 27-28. Public presentations illustrated how modern-day Caddo Indians use art, songs, dances, ...
Henderson thanks Greg Clark for contributions
Henderson State baseball and softball student athletes listen to alumnus Greg Clark who was honored at a reception Tuesday morning in the athletic field house. Clark provided the funds for new stat...
Spring starting to make its mark on campus
A clear, blue sky finally prevailed Monday following weeks of wet weather. As spring blooms begin to emerge, it won't be long until the Henderson campus turns into a kaleidoscope of colors. Meanwhi...
Brooke Cornelius crowned 2015 Miss HSU
Brooke Cornelius, a junior from Hope, was crowned 2015 Miss Henderson State University Thursday. Cornelius also won the swimsuit and talent competitions and received the academic achievement award....
High school seniors get a taste of college life
Henderson State hosted high school seniors and their families Thursday to provide them with a glimpse of college life. Reddie for Henderson Day gave the seniors an opportunity to meet current stude...
Garrison Center is hub for campus activities
Recent renovations turned Henderson's Garrison Student Activities Center into a showplace serving the campus community in many ways. From new food offerings at Starbucks and Chick-Fil-A, to a remod...
A taste of spring on campus
With sunshine and warm temperatures Tuesday, Henderson State was indeed a "happy place" as students took advantage of the spring-like weather. Several hammocks could be seen dangling between trees,...
HSU celebrates grand opening of Hot Springs campus
Henderson State University and National Park Community College celebrated the grand opening of the Hot Springs Downtown Education Center on March 13. Henderson leased the Landmark Building at 201 M...
Could that be a song of spring?
Wet weather has been prevalent at Henderson State this month, but a warm, sunny day earlier this week gave students a chance to finally get outside and enjoy some nice weather.
Business students network with executives
Henderson State business students had the opportunity to network with a group of business executives from across Arkansas and out of state during a professional roundtable Wednesday. The event was ...
Scholarship banquet shines spotlight on recipients
Henderson State's Office of University Relations and Admissions hosted a banquet Tuesday for students who have been awarded a scholarship for 2015-16. Photos were taken as students and their famili...
The Pulse gives students hands-on experience
Henderson State's radio station, The Pulse 102.5, is one of the few college radio stations in the United States run almost exclusively by college students. Located in the Garrison Center, KSW...
International students dish out the food
The Henderson International Student Association hosted its 19th Annual Food Bazaar March 6 in the Garrison Center Grand Ballroom. Despite the lingering winter weather, the event attracted a large c...
Winter weather doesn't stop the studying
Icy conditions forced the closure of Henderson State today, but some buildings opened later in the morning to accommodate students who remained on campus. Many made it to Huie Library to catch up o...
A snow-covered campus in March
For the third time in three weeks, winter weather forced the closure of Henderson State University. A winter storm Wednesday night brought freezing rain, sleet and snow to the area, creating hazard...
Book signing event showcases Henderson authors
Several faculty, staff and alumni at Henderson State are authors who have published books about their interests and expertise. From the psychology of Batman and the history of comics, to American-S...
Zmuda leads education conference
Allison Zmuda, a highly regarded education consultant and author, led a conference March 3 at Henderson State for K-12 teachers, college faculty and teacher interns. Zmuda has published six books t...
Snow blankets the Henderson campus
A series of late-February winter weather events culminated with a snow storm Feb. 25 that blanketed the Henderson State campus. The snow forced the campus to close for the fifth time in less than t...
Construction continues on new housing
Henderson State's new apartment complex and residence hall are rapidly taking shape as construction crews work to have the projects ready to open by the start of the 2015 fall semester.