Several art students presented their senior shows this fall. Grace Dane’s exhibit was entitled “The Cure,” Rikki Bethea’s “Slice of Life,” Jeremy Freeman’s “In My Head,” Katie Nix’s “Looking Deeper,” Destiny Lepard’s, “Moments to Remember,” Lauren Lollies’ “The Looking Glass,” Allison Wright’s “Tending the Fire,” and Samantha Deloney’s, “Fear.”
Students from the Oracle, KSWH, HTV, The Star, and Innovative Media traveled to Louisville to attend the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention. Those students were: Cortez Akins (Mass Media), Destiny Amos (Psychology), Kabryn Grayson (Mass Media), Leighton Hall (Computer Science), Diominique McKissick (Innovative Media), Kamisha Murray (Family and Consumer Sci), Ashley Smith (Communication), Karen Villeda Perez (Psychology), Zac Walthall (MLA), and Markayla Wyatt (Management). HTV students Leighton Hall, Rebekah Teel (Mass Media), Victoria Garibay (Mass Media), and Corey Howell (Innovative Media) won third place in the Best News Feature. Leighton Hall won 2nd place for Best On-Site Video Promotion. KSWH 102.5 FM The Pulse station Manager Diominique McKissick, won 3rd place for Best Audio Creative and 1st place for Best On-site Audio Promotion at the College Media Association in Louisville, Kentucky.
Andy Arnold (Social Science Education), Jacob McNeill (Social Science Education), Bailey McBride (Family & Consumer Sci), Ben Parnell (History), Shanika Smith (MLA), and Jake Yates (Social Science Education) traveled to New Mexico for fall break in conjunction with Dr. Doug Heffington’s GEO 4203 New Mexico: Landscapes of the American Indian. They explored Bandelier National Monument located outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Ancestral Pueblo site complex with peak population dates between roughly 800 to 600 years ago. The site consists of the main pueblo, Tyuonyi, and associated cliff dwellings along Frijoles Canyon.
Several students presented papers or posters at the 17th South Central Historical Archaeology Conference hosted by Henderson State University. Ben Parnell (History) presented “Radnor Lake: Initial Survey of Historic Rock Features.” Elizabeth Hoyle (Social Science Education) presented “’Talking Walls’: Are They Always Walls?” Troy Vance (Social Science Education) presented “A Brief Overview of Historic Highway 67 and The Old US 67 Rest Area in Clark County.” The Fall 2018 Human Geography Class presented a poster titled, “US Highway 67: Gas Stations And Commercial Archeology.”
Art Education Students Allisha Bates, Samantha Cox, Erica Hamilton, Lauren Lollies, Julie Myers, Katie Nix, Catherine Wachob, and Allison Wright attended the Arkansas Art Education Association Conference in North Little Rock.
Matthew Chapa, Biology; Jeffrey Davis, Pre-Pharmacy; Daniel Gibson, Biochemistry; Rachel King, Biochemistry; Nathan Steadman, Biochemisty; Emily Williford, Biochemistry; and Gabby Calvin, Family and Consumer Science, attended the IdEAs Network in Biomedical Research Excellence Conference in Fayetteville. They were accompanied by Dr. Vincent Dunlap, Biochemisty. The conference hosts participants from Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee in all things related to biomedical research. The conference consists of faculty research presentations followed by undergraduate oral presentations and poster presentations. Poster presentations included Daniel Gibson (David Bateman mentor), Rachel King (Vincent Dunlap mentor) and Matthew Chapa (David Bateman mentor).
The Theatre Department produced two plays this fall. The cast of Church & State included Brandon Curtis, Adrian Hinojosa, Hannah Mims, Madison Moore, Cecil Nicholson, Anthony Omari, and Kiera Russell, with scenic design by Joseph Kalinowski and stage management by Magee-Lee Preston. Henderson also teamed up with Ouachita Baptist University to present the play, Sense and Sensibility.
Jeffrey Davis, Pre-Pharmacy, Daniel Gibson, Biochemistry, Rachel King, Biochemistry, Ray Weldon, Chemistry, Emily Williford, Biochemistry, and Breanna Wolfe, Biochemistry, attended the Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society hosted in Little Rock this year. The theme was “The Natural State of Chemistry” and was hosted largely by the ACS Central Arkansas Section. Martin Campbell, Chemistry, and Vincent Dunlap, Biochemistry, accompanied the students. Jeffrey Davis (Dunlap mentor), Rachel King (Dunlap mentor), and Emily Williford (Campbell mentor) presented posters and all students attended technical presentations and met with graduate school representatives.
Nathan Holloway, MLA, had some of his photography published in The Esthetic Apostle, and the Nov/Dec issue GASHER featured his poetry.
Carolyn “Josie” Kelley, Mathematics, was awarded the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Scholarship.
Nathan Steadman, Biochemistry, and Amos Noyes, Biochemistry, participated in medical school mock interviews sponsored by the Pre-Med Club. Four alumni who are current medical students at UAMS conducted mock interviews at the Arkansas Breast Surgery Clinic in Little Rock.
Emily Williford, Biochemistry, presented a poster detailing work from her summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Florida State University, at the National Research Experiences for Undergraduates Symposium, in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 28-29. The Council on Undergraduate Research sponsors the symposium, held in October each year. Each university REU coordinator is responsible for selecting one or more students to represent the school’s REU programs at the symposium. Williford spent the summer conducting research on shapes of various molecules in frozen solvents under the direction of well-known photochemist Dr. Jack Saltiel. The two-day symposium gave student participants outstanding networking opportunities with representatives from many major research institutions present. Acceptance to the Research Symposium was a great honor for Emily, whose hard work and participation will result in a coauthored paper.
Jackson Martin, Biology, has received early decision admission letters from two pharmacy schools for inclusion in the incoming class of 2019. Martin applied to and was granted interviews at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy, and the University Of Tennessee Health Sciences Center College Of Pharmacy. Within days of his interviews, Jackson received admission offers from both schools. He plans to attend UAMS, and hopes to graduate with his PharmD degree in 2023.
Members of the HSU Chemistry club recently received an all-expense-covered invitation to visit the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Mississippi, commonly known as Ole Miss. This outstanding offer came about after department chair Dr. Greg Tschumper accepted an invitation from HSU Chemistry Club president, Jacquelyn Mosely, Chemistry, to give a recruiting and research seminar to Henderson’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry faculty and students. Mosely spent last summer conducting research with Dr. Tschumper at Ole Miss as a participant in a National Science Foundation funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program participant. Henderson Chemistry Club students Jackie Mosely, Rachel King, Daniel Gibson, Alex Stackhouse, and Ray Weldon participated in the two-day trip in mid-November. The students visited the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, toured the campus, met with faculty members and graduate students from major research areas. Mosely plans to attend graduate school there, beginning in fall 2019, and working towards a Ph.D. in chemistry.