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Alumni Profile: Larry Jefferson, Class of 1988

Larry Jefferson, also known as "Santa Larry," has been portraying Santa Claus for 20 years across the U.S. He graduated from Henderson in 1988 with a degree in sociology. Jefferson is also a retired U.S. Army captain.

HSU Board approves agreement and transition plan to join ASU System

The Henderson State University Board of Trustees approved the merger agreement and transition plan to join the Arkansas State University System. The agreement is subject to approval of the ASU Board of Trustees and the Higher Learning Commission, as well as action by the Arkansas General Assembly.

HSU Theatre to present 'Angel Street'

Six performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, 15, 16, 18, 21 and 22, in the Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre. 'Angel Street' is a murder mystery set in Victorian-era London.

Henderson names Popp director of bands

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to the students, faculty, and alumni for their support during this transition. Henderson is truly ‘the school with the heart’ and I am honored to continue the long-standing legacy of the Henderson band program. -Dr. Shaun Popp

Henderson State to merge with ASU system

The motion specifically requires the continuation of the name Henderson State University, use of the Reddie mascot, and slogan, "The School with a Heart."

McKee crowned 2019 Homecoming Queen

Deranaque Sturghill was first-runner-up, followed by second runner-up Devin Koger. In all, 21 students were nominated for the homecoming court.

NerdCon is coming to Henderson

NerdCon will be held Oct. 19 in the Dunn Student Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $5.

Art exhibitions scheduled for fall

Gallery shows and senior art exhibitions will be on display this fall. The shows are free and open to the public.

Henderson gears up for homecoming

A highlight of homecoming week will be the inaugural Academic Reunion, where alumni can catch up with former and current faculty and fellow alumni. The reunion starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Garrison Center Grand Ballroom.

Homecoming court contestants announced

The 10 finalists will be announced Oct. 17 during the annual homecoming pep rally and bonfire. The court will be introduced and the queen crowned during football pre-game festivities on Oct. 19.

Wind Ensemble Concert Oct. 6

The performance, with the theme of "We Shall Overcome: The Perseverance of the Reddie Spirit," is free and open to the public.