Faculty and Staff News Archive

Staff honored for years of service

VIEW MORE PHOTOS Staff employees at Henderson State University were honored for years of service during a luncheon and awards ceremony held May 31. Sandy Rogers, an administrative specialist for th...  READ MORE 
06/08/2017

Kanyiba selected for fitness training program

Dr. Lewis Kanyiba, assistant professor of health and physical education at Henderson State University, has been selected to become a Certified Presidential Youth Fitness Program Trainer. He is one ...  READ MORE 
05/09/2017

Sandy Rogers retires after 40 years

Sandy Rogers joined the staff at Henderson State University in 1977 as a secretary at Huie Library. She moved to Media Services in 1983 and has been an integral part of the department's evolution t...  READ MORE 
05/02/2017

Adkison, Worth join Honors Faculty

Dr. Jennifer Adkison, associate professor of English, and Dr. Fred Worth, professor of mathematics, have each been appointed to a three-year term as a member of the Henderson State University Honor...  READ MORE 
04/18/2017

Farmer's paper wins top award

Dr. Darrel Farmer, assistant professor of communication and debate coach at Henderson State University, was awarded the top paper in argumentation and forensics at the 84th annual Central States Co...  READ MORE 
04/17/2017

Faculty honored for years of service

Henderson State University honored faculty members for their years of service at a ceremony April 11 in the Garrison Center Banquet Room. Dr. Randy Duncan, professor of communication, was recognize...  READ MORE 
04/12/2017

Khan receives political science award

Dr. Haroon Khan, professor of political science at Henderson State University, received the 2017 Outstanding Scholarship Award from the Arkansas Political Science Association in March. “This ...  READ MORE 
04/10/2017

Picking joins Henderson's McNair staff

Margaret Ann Picking has joined Henderson State University as the Ronald E. McNair Program’s scholar coordinator. Picking will work with low-income, first-generation college students to prepa...  READ MORE 
04/10/2017

Duncan to give conference keynote

Dr. Randy Duncan, professor of communications at Henderson State University, will present the keynote address at the Fourth Annual International Conference on Comics this fall at Sao Paulo Universi...  READ MORE 
03/31/2017

Rigsby to join criminology panel on gangs

Dr. Malcolm Rigsby, associate professor of sociology and coordinator of criminal justice at Henderson State University, has been invited to join a panel discussion on juvenile gangs and gang exit a...  READ MORE 
03/13/2017

Book co-edited by Boswell wins award

A book co-edited by Dr. Angela Boswell, professor of history at Henderson State University, was named the winner of the 25th Annual Liz Carpenter Award for Best Scholarly Book on the History of Wom...  READ MORE 
03/06/2017

Lett receives excellence award

Catherine Lett, administrative specialist for the Communication and Theatre Arts Department, has received Henderson State University’s Staff Award of Excellence for the second quarter of the ...  READ MORE 
02/28/2017

Cinotto joins archeological research station

Chelsea Cinotto has joined the Archeological Survey Research Station at Henderson State University as archeological assistant. Cinotto previously worked at the Oklahoma Archeological Survey, the Na...  READ MORE 
02/20/2017

Graves speaks at foundation fundraiser

Dr. John Graves, the Edgar and Marguerite Henley Professor of American History at Henderson State University, spoke Feb. 11 at the annual fundraiser of the John Cain Foundation. The event was held ...  READ MORE 
02/20/2017

Claar named Center for Economic Education director

Dr. Victor Claar, professor of economics at Henderson State University, has been named director of Henderson’s Center for Economic Education. The center is one of six university-based centers...  READ MORE 
02/02/2017

Claar to give conference keynote

Dr. Victor V. Claar, professor of economics at Henderson State University, will give the closing keynote address to students from around the American Midwest at the Intercollegiate Studies Institut...  READ MORE 
01/23/2017

Kanyiba presents research at conference

Dr. Lewis Kanyiba, assistant professor of health and physical education at Henderson State University, presented his research at the Society of Health and Physical Educators Southern District Confe...  READ MORE 
01/18/2017

Langley interviewed on National Geographic Channel

Neil deGrasse Tyson, a well-known astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator, recently interviewed Henderson State psychology professor Dr. Travis Langley for StarTalk on the Nat...  READ MORE 
01/17/2017

George joins Huie Library staff

Brian George has joined Henderson State University’s Huie Library as its new electronic web services librarian. George previously served as adult services supervisor at the Midland Public Lib...  READ MORE 
01/10/2017

Claar comments on diamond market

Dr. Victor Claar, professor of economics at Henderson State University, was recently quoted in a WalletHub article about the diamond market. READ ARTICLE  READ MORE 
01/06/2017

Schroeder commissioned by Fort Smith Symphony

Dr. Phillip Schroeder, professor of music at Henderson State University, has received a commission to compose an orchestral work for the Fort Smith Symphony. The new composition will be the symphon...  READ MORE 
11/07/2016

Book co-edited by Boswell is published

A book of essays co-edited by Dr. Angela Boswell, professor of history at Henderson State University, was recently published through the University of North Texas Press. Women in Civil War Texas is...  READ MORE 
10/27/2016

Zarzosa receives marketing grant

Dr. Jennifer Zarzosa, assistant professor of marketing at Henderson State University, has received a grant from the American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF) to assist in her research progra...  READ MORE 
10/27/2016

McGinnis retires after 41 years

Dr. Wayne McGinnis, professor of English, was honored at a retirement reception Sept. 28 in Huie Library. McGinnis joined the faculty at Henderson in 1975.  READ MORE 
10/03/2016

Journal features Gilpin's design

The scenic design work of Doug Gilpin, professor of theatre arts at Henderson State University, was chosen for inclusion in the recently published summer edition of the theatre journal TD&T, an ind...  READ MORE 
10/03/2016

Dunn receives fellowship

Dr. Maryjane Dunn, assistant professor of Spanish at Henderson State University, recently received this year’s George Greenia Fellowship in Pilgrimage Studies from the College of William and ...  READ MORE 
10/03/2016

Trubitt edits book on Arkansas archeology

Dr. Mary Beth Trubitt, archeologist at the Arkansas Archeological Survey’s research station at Henderson State University, has edited a new book on the state’s archeology published by t...  READ MORE 
09/28/2016

Blaylock earns CFA designation

Alan Blaylock, associate professor of finance at Henderson State University, has earned the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst designation. The CFA charter represents a tradition of upholding ...  READ MORE 
09/15/2016

Graves speaks at commemorative event

Dr. John Graves, Edgar and Marguerite Henley Professor of American History at Henderson State University, was one of three principal speakers at a commemorative event held at Little Rock ...  READ MORE 
09/13/2016

Henderson welcomes new faculty

Henderson State University welcomed 14 new faculty members for the 2016 fall term, which began Aug. 22. The new faculty includes: • Tricia Baker, state science specialist, STEM Center •...  READ MORE 
08/22/2016

Engman leads high school students to Belize

Dr. James Engman, professor of biology at Henderson State, led an extensive marine biology workshop in June for nine high school students and two teachers.  After a week of learning to snorkel...  READ MORE 
07/05/2016

Henderson says farewell to Fielding

After serving Henderson State for 19 years in various capacities ranging from graduate assistant to assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students, Chad Fielding has left the uni...  READ MORE 
07/05/2016

Worth reaches milestone in baseball research

Dr. Fred Worth, professor of mathematics at Henderson State, is an avid baseball researcher who often focuses on statistical topics. But  his main interest is documenting  the burial site...  READ MORE 
06/10/2016

Claar to give conference keynote

Dr. Victor V. Claar, professor of economics at Henderson State University, will give the closing keynote address at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute's Colorado Leadership Conference Aug. 12-14...  READ MORE 
06/03/2016

Claar to serve on Federal Reserve advisory board

Dr. Victor Claar, professor of economics at Henderson State University, has been selected to serve on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Little Rock Branch, Educator Advisory Board. Board membe...  READ MORE 
05/27/2016

Henderson staff honored for years of service

Staff employees at Henderson State University were honored for years of service during a luncheon and awards ceremony held May 24. Dorothy Newborn, a fiscal support technician for the business offi...  READ MORE 
05/26/2016

Henderson dean runs Boston Marathon

Dr. John Hardee, dean of Henderson State’s Ellis College of Arts and Sciences, ran the Boston Marathon in April. It was the second time Hardee has participated in the world’s oldest ann...  READ MORE 
05/17/2016

McDonald retiring after 26 years at HSU

Dr. Lonnie McDonald, distinguished professor of curriculum and instruction, is retiring after 26 years of service at Henderson State. McDonald was honored at a reception April 27 where Dr. Judy Har...  READ MORE 
04/28/2016

Horn elected counselor for Arkansas AAFCS

Dana Horn, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences at Henderson State University and director of the Davis-Baker Preschool, has been elected counselor for the Arkansas affiliate of the ...  READ MORE 
04/22/2016

HSU faculty honored for years of service

Henderson State University honored faculty members for their years of service at a ceremony April 12 in the Garrison Center Banquet Room. Dr. John Hardee, dean of Ellis College and professor of che...  READ MORE 
04/13/2016

Bass, Gibson honored at retirement reception

Dr. Herman "Doc" Gibson, professor of sociology, and Mitzi Bass, assistant professor of English, are both retiring after 21 years of service to Henderson State. They were honored  April 7 at a...  READ MORE 
04/12/2016

Kreckmann to serve on choral faculty in France

Dr. Andrew Kreckmann, director of choral activities and assistant professor of choral conducting and music education at Henderson State University, will serve on the conducting faculty for Universi...  READ MORE 
04/08/2016

Gilpin's scenic design selected for exhibit

Douglas Gilpin’s scenic design for Other Desert Cities was selected for the 2016 USITT Design Expo Exhibition, a biennial juried design exhibition. The exhibition is part of the national Unit...  READ MORE 
03/23/2016

Boswell serving as association president

Dr. Angela Boswell, professor of history and associate dean of Matt Locke Ellis College of Arts and Sciences at Henderson, is serving as president of the Southern Association for Women Historians. ...  READ MORE 
03/11/2016

Strause to exhibit works in North Little Rock

Recent works by Katherine Strause, associate professor and chair of Henderson State’s Department of Art, will be on display March 18-April 9 at the Argenta Gallery in North Little Rock. The e...  READ MORE 
03/11/2016

Discussion panel based on Khan's book

The Arkansas Political Science Association is organizing a panel based on a book written by Dr. Haroon Khan, professor of political science and public administration at Henderson State. The Khan sa...  READ MORE 
02/10/2016

Williamson co-authors third book

Dr. Paul Williamson, professor of psychology at Henderson State University, has co-authored a book about spiritual transformation that will be released this month. Psychology and Spiritual Transfor...  READ MORE 
02/09/2016

Retirement reception honors Yehl

Bob Yehl, director of Henderson State's Huie Library, is retiring after 30 years of service to the university. Yehl was honored at an English tea reception Dec. 9 in the library's Greene Room.  READ MORE 
12/09/2015

Warren to attend Innovation Lab in Japan

David Warren, associate professor of art at Henderson State University, is one of six international printmakers chosen to attend an artist-in-residence program at the Mokuhanga Innovation Lab in Ja...  READ MORE 
12/07/2015

School of Business honors Dawkins

Serving as dean of Henderson State University’s School of Business has become a familiar task for Dr. Louis Dawkins. He was appointed to fill the vacant dean’s post this summer, making ...  READ MORE 
11/17/2015

International radio program interviews Rigsby

Dr. Malcolm Rigsby, associate professor of sociology at Henderson State, was interviewed Nov. 5 on the international radio program Prison Focus hosted by KPOO Radio in San Francisco. The 30-minute ...  READ MORE 
11/09/2015

Professors' book outlines comics creation

A collaboration between three Henderson State University professors has produced a book outlining the steps to creating a graphic nonfiction story. Dr. Randy Duncan, Michael Ray Taylor, and David S...  READ MORE 
11/03/2015

Play therapy association honors Hudspeth

Dr. Franc Hudspeth, chair and assistant professor of counselor education at Henderson State University, was awarded the National Service Award by the National Association for Play Therapy (APT). Th...  READ MORE 
11/02/2015

Worth's book combines math, baseball

Dr. Fred Worth, professor of mathematics at Henderson State University, has combined his profession and his passion for baseball to write and publish College Mathematics Through Baseball. The new b...  READ MORE 
10/28/2015

Whelchel completes second ironman triathlon

Penny Whelchel, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences and director of dietetics specialization at Henderson State, completed her second Ironman Triathlon Oct. 17 in Wilmington, N.C.,...  READ MORE 
10/20/2015

Kneebone to serve at health and safety summit

Henderson State University General Counsel Elaine Kneebone has been invited to serve at the NCAA Division II Health and Safety Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kneebone is a 1997 Henderson State Un...  READ MORE 
09/30/2015

Art professor wins top award at exhibition

David Warren, associate professor of art at Henderson State, was awarded Best of Show at the 2015 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Juried Exhibition in Pine Pine Bluff for his linocut entitled Voyage. The...  READ MORE 
09/22/2015

Langley to speak at lecture series

Dr. Travis Langley, professor of psychology at Henderson State, will speak to an audience from the Arkansas School for Mathematics and Science in Hot Springs Dec. 10 as a ASMSA guest presenter for ...  READ MORE 
09/09/2015

Harris receives 'Life Toucher' award

Wanda Harris, education specialist and counselor for Student Support Services at Henderson State, has been selected by Teen Promise Inc. as a "Life Toucher." The award honors Harris' commitment to ...  READ MORE 
09/09/2015

Professor has book published

A book by Dr. Haroon A. Khan, professor of political science and public administration at Henderson State University, has been published and is available for sale. Khan said The Idea of Good Govern...  READ MORE 
09/04/2015

Henderson welcomes new faculty

Henderson State University welcomed 16 new faculty members for the 2015 fall term, which began Aug. 24. The new faculty includes: • Dr. Andrew Kreckmann, interim director of choral activities...  READ MORE 
08/26/2015

Kreckmann named interim director of choral activities

Andrew Kreckmann has joined Henderson State University as Interim Director of Choral Studies. Before joining Henderson State, Kreckmann served as Interim Director of Choral Studies at Wayne State U...  READ MORE 
08/24/2015

Argo joins HSU as social media strategist

Jordan Argo has joined the marketing and communications team at Henderson State University as social media strategist. Argo will use Henderson’s social media channels to help enhance the univ...  READ MORE 
08/03/2015

Claar to speak at Hot Springs Rotary July 15

Dr. Victor Claar, professor of economics at Henderson State University, will be the guest speaker July 15 for the Hot Springs National Park Rotary Club meeting at the Arlington Hotel. Claar is the ...  READ MORE 
07/14/2015

Zarzosa presents research in Fayetteville

Business professor Dr. Jennifer Zarzosa presented her research, "Pastiche as a Creative Process in Mashup Music" at the Consumer Culture Theory Conference at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville...  READ MORE 
07/09/2015

Leible honored as Employee of the Year

Allen Leible has managed Henderson State University’s Simonson Biological Field Station since it opened in 2011. His efforts to develop the station into a dynamic research facility have earne...  READ MORE 
06/22/2015

Leible named employee of the year

Allen Leible, field station manager for Henderson State University’s Simonson Biological Field Station, has been named the university's 2015 Employee of the Year. Representatives from Henders...  READ MORE 
06/01/2015

Staff recognized for earning degrees

Henderson State University’s Staff Senate honored 10 staff members who recently earned their graduate or undergraduate degrees. They were recognized at an awards luncheon May 12. The graduate...  READ MORE 
05/15/2015

HSU staff honored for years of service

SEE MORE PHOTOS Staff employees at Henderson State University were honored for years of service during a luncheon and awards ceremony held May 12. Mike Beggs, a skilled tradesman for the physical p...  READ MORE 
05/14/2015

Riley joins recreation magazine advisory board

Dr. Kevin Riley, assistant professor of recreation at Henderson State, has joined the advisory board for Parks & Recreation Magazine. He will attend a board launch meeting May 19-20 in Chicago. Ril...  READ MORE 
05/13/2015

Nelson takes helm of HSU McNair program

Dr. Shaneá Morrison Nelson has been named assistant director of the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Scholars Program at Henderson State University. Nelson was a McNair scholar during her un...  READ MORE 
05/07/2015

Endowment honors HSU professor Dr. John Graves

An endowment honoring Dr. John Graves, professor of history and chair of the social sciences department at Henderson State University, has been established by an anonymous donor. Entitled the John ...  READ MORE 
05/06/2015

Four professors appointed to Honors Faculty

Four Henderson faculty members have been appointed to three-year terms as members of the Henderson Honors Faculty. The recommendations were made by the HSU Honors Committee. The appointees are: Dr...  READ MORE 
04/23/2015

Faculty honored for years of service

Henderson State University honored faculty members for their years of service at a ceremony April 16 in the Garrison Center Banquet Room. Dr. Wayne McGinnis, professor of English, and Dr. David Tho...  READ MORE 
04/16/2015

Nelson takes helm of HSU McNair program

Dr. Shanea Nelson has been named assistant director of Henderson State's McNair Scholars Program. Nelson was a McNair scholar during her undergraduate studies at the University of Louisiana-Lafayet...  READ MORE 
04/14/2015

Rockefeller endowment honors HSU professor

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation in Little Rock has established a permanent endowment honoring Dr. John Graves, professor of history and chair of the social sciences department at Henderson Stat...  READ MORE 
04/07/2015

Families of faculty, staff enjoy egg hunt

Gamma Beta Phi hosted an Easter Egg hunt for the families of Henderson State faculty and staff April 3 on the south lawn. Children also enjoyed games, sidewalk chalk, and having their picture taken...  READ MORE 
04/06/2015

Halpern prepares his final lecture before retirement

After 25 years of service to Henderson State University, Dr. Martin Halpern, professor of history, will deliver his final lecture - Reflections on Twenty-Five Years of Personal and Political Histor...  READ MORE 
04/02/2015

Henshaw receives theatre teaching award

William Henshaw, professor of theatre arts at Henderson State, was presented the 2015 Oscar G. Brockett Teaching Award by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology-Southwest Region. Hensha...  READ MORE 
04/01/2015

Langley discusses Batman on Newsmax TV

Dr. Travis Langley, professor of psychology at Henderson State, was interviewed March 30 on Newsmax TV's Midpoint program as part of a discussion about Batman. Langley is the author of the book Bat...  READ MORE 
03/30/2015

Registrar Tom Gattin retires after 26 years

After 26 years of service to Henderson State as registrar, Tom Gattin has retired. He was honored at a reception on March 19 in Womack Hall.  READ MORE 
03/30/2015

Todd, Norman to speak at research colloquium

Dr. Steven Todd and Dr. Dever Norman will be the speakers for the next iteration of the Ellis College Research Colloquium at 12:30 p.m. March 31 in McBrien 205. Todd, assistant professor of philoso...  READ MORE 
03/24/2015

Duncan named co-editor of comics studies series

Dr. Randy Duncan, professor of communication at Henderson State, has been named co-editor, along with Matthew J. Smith, of the Routledge Advances in Comics Studies Series. The series will promote o...  READ MORE 
03/19/2015

Hamilton receives scholarship for event

Nikol Hamilton, lecturer of nursing at Henderson State University, has received a scholarship to attend the Call on Congress this month in Washington D.C. as a representative of Fight Colorectal Ca...  READ MORE 
03/02/2015

HSU's Langley interviewed by MTV

Dr. Travis Langley, professor of psychology at Henderson State University, was recently interviewed by MTV where he provided insight into the popular television series The Walking Dead. Langley, au...  READ MORE 
02/26/2015

Hardee to help lead asphalt study

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has awarded $213,208 for a two-year collaborative project to research the performance of asphalts modified with polyphosphoric acid. Dr. John Hard...  READ MORE 
02/05/2015

Business professors publish in journal

Henderson School of Business professors Victor Claar and Lonnie Jackson recently published, “Are Servant Leaders Born or Made?” in the first edition of the new academic journal, Se...  READ MORE 
02/04/2015

Faculty, staff book signing Feb. 17

Several faculty and staff at Henderson State University are authors who have published books about their interests and expertise. From the psychology of Batman and the history of comics, to America...  READ MORE 
02/04/2015

Batman documentary includes segment filmed at HSU

A documentary film now available on Netflix includes a segment featuring Henderson State University professors and students. Legends of the Knight tells the true stories of individuals wh...  READ MORE 
01/22/2015