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Henderson State University plane lands upside-down on runway

Henderson State University plane lands upside-down on runway

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (KTHV) -- A Henderson State University airplane was forced to land upside-down on a runway Thursday afternoon. 

According to Tonya Oaks Smith with the university, the Maule MXT-7-180A was blown by a sudden crosswind off the centerline as it was touching down at Dexter B.

New scholarship benefits Arkadelphia High School graduates

New scholarship benefits Arkadelphia High School graduates

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Arkadelphia High School students who earn advanced diplomas will have the opportunity to earn a new type of scholarship for Henderson State University

The Badger College and Career Reddie Scholarship program was announced at a Jan. 29 event in the Arkadelphia High School gymnasium. The initiative is designed to focus on students who have the determination to finish a rigorous academic program and maintain a minimum 3.3 grade point average (GPA) each semester.

Starting with the university’s fall 2016 entering class, the advanced diploma requires 27 credits, including numerous Advanced Placement courses. Upon graduation, the student must have a GPA of 3.300 or greater per semester.

Henderson M.B.A. program ranked one of most affordable

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Henderson State University has one of the 50 most affordable masters of business administration (M.B.A.) degree programs in the nation, according to a recent listing.

Online business education and career guide Top Management Degrees published a listing of the most affordable programs, ranking Henderson sixth.

“Our graduate faculty provides a high-quality educational experience at an affordable cost in an environment that is uniquely convenient for professionals,” said Dr. Nathan Campbell, associate dean of Henderson’s School of Business.

The ranking looked at the more than 500 schools in the United States that hold an accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, which is the standard for business school accreditors. The programs were ranked based on in-state tuition and fees.

Henderson professor to talk heroes, superheroes at ASMSA lecture

Henderson professor to talk heroes, superheroes at ASMSA lecture

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Henderson State University psychology professor Dr. Travis Langley believes comic book superheroes have the ability to teach us about heroes in real life.

Langley will share some of his knowledge about the subject at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts Science and Café Lecture on Thursday. He is the featured speaker at the event, which will be held at 7 p.m. at Kollective Coffee and Tea, 110 Central Ave. He will speak on “Psychology and Superheroes,” including how superheroes are good stand-ins for the study of what makes real-life heroes.

His lecture will focus on several particular superheroes such as Iron Man, Captain America and Batman. He called them some of the most down-to-earth superheroes, because they don’t have superpowers. They have very human qualities that make them more relatable to real-life individual, according to Langley.

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

OBU sees best incoming student numbers in 15 years

ARKADELPHIA, Ark.—Marking Ouachita Baptist University’s third largest group of new students in the past 15 years, including 31 Governor’s Distinguished Scholars, Ouachita welcomed a total of 1,531 students to classes this fall.

The 2015 fall semester total marks the sixth consecutive year the university’s total fall enrollment has exceeded 1,500 students. Over the past three years, total new student enrollment has increased 12.5 percent, from 422 in 2012 to 475 this fall.

While the university’s residential on-campus enrollment is down slightly from last year, declining from 1,457 to 1,438, enrollment growth in other programs provided an overall increase from 1,501 students a year ago to 1,531 this year – a 2 percent enrollment gain.

U.S. News ranks Henderson State in South’s top 100

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – 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 No. 42 among the public universities in the south that focus on undergraduate education.

In addition, Henderson State was ranked No. 87 of the south’s regional universities.

“For 125 years, Henderson State has worked to bridge student aspirations to career success by instilling in students the skills employers most want – the ability to communicate, engage diverse populations, solve problems, make decisions and work as members of a team,” said Henderson State President Glen Jones. “Through the application of balanced undergraduate and graduate programs, we are developing well-rounded students who are prepared to succeed at Henderson, and in their workplaces and communities.