Latest Updates

Henderson announces fall dean's list and honor roll

To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the entire semester. To make the Honor Roll, a student must have received at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester.

Henderson joins Esports conference

Henderson State University was the first in Arkansas to offer Esports scholarships. It launched its program in the fall of 2018 and currently competes in six titles.

McMath Pre-Law Conference Feb. 4

Brian Rosenthal, president of the Arkansas Bar Association, will be the keynote speaker. The conference will feature a buffet luncheon. Tickets are $1 and may be purchased by calling 870-230-5230.

Planetarium announces spring schedule

Each planetarium show provides a tour of the night’s sky, visiting beautiful planets, nebulae, and galaxies. Before the shows begin, a guide will point out the fascinating objects that can be seen that night with the naked eye, binoculars, or a telescope.

Annual President's Concert Feb. 15

The program features student soloists selected as winners of a competition in November. The concert will also honor Charles and Ann Rye, retired professors of music at Henderson.

Trumpeter Rex Richardson to perform Feb. 1

Richardson is a veteran of the renowned Rhythm & Brass chamber ensemble, jazz legend Joe Henderson’s Quintet, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, and the Brass Band of Battle Creek. He has also appeared with numerous celebrity artists.

Henderson to close for holidays

Henderson State University will close for the Christmas and New Year holiday Monday, Dec. 23, and reopen Thursday, Jan. 2. Students are currently on winter break and will return for classes on Jan. 13.

Chancellor Search Advisory Committee

The Chancellor Search Advisory Committee will begin work in early 2020 to assist in recruitment of Henderson's new chief executive.

2019 Fall Commencement Dec. 13

The ceremony for School of Business and Teachers College, Henderson, will begin at 9 a.m. in the Wells Center gymnasium, followed at noon by the ceremony for the Ellis College of Arts and Sciences.

Henderson's Carol of Lights program Dec. 2

Henderson student ensembles and community groups will present festive music and dance for the holiday season beginning at 6 p.m. in Arkansas Hall.

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.