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ASMSA to hold commencement ceremony May 25

ASMSA to hold commencement ceremony May 25

HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts will hold its commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, in Summit Arena at the Hot Springs Convention Center. There are 97 students in the Class of 2013.

Three seniors will speak during the ceremony. Student Government Association President Sorena Lo of Paris will give the senior address. Mehr Shah of Little Rock will provide the welcome, and Dimple Shah of Paragould will give the senior speech. Lo is the daughter of Vanessa and Hue Lo. Mehr Shah is the daughter of Sitara and M.B. Shah. Dimple Shah is the daughter of Nisha and Himansu Shah.

AETN launches TESS website for Arkansas educators

AETN launches TESS website for Arkansas educators

New system helps ensure quality leadership, instruction, student achievement

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) – As part of the Arkansas Educational Television Network’s (AETN) commitment to the Arkansas Department of Education, educators and administrators across the state, AETN has created a specialized website to complement the Teacher Excellence and Support System (TESS).

The ADE created TESS to ensure high-quality instruction and instructional leadership that will impact teaching, learning and student achievement throughout Arkansas schools.

“AETN works to help both teachers and students succeed in the classroom,” AETN Director of Education Bryan Fields, M.Ed., said. “To guarantee that happens, it’s imperative that we react quickly and accurately to ADE initiatives.

Honors College grads earn medals

Honors College grads earn medals

Twenty-two Honors College graduates at Henderson State University were awarded medallions during a recent ceremony. Dr. Maralyn Sommer, interim provost and vice president of academic affairs, presented the medallions.

Students who have unusually high academic ability and interest are invited to join the community of Honors College Scholars. The students are involved with the Honors Faculty who are dedicated to the goalof honors scholarship and who provide challenging and rewarding opportunities for study and dialogue.

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Henderson opts out of guns-on-campus policy

Henderson opts out of guns-on-campus policy

"Our faculty returned overwhelmingly and said they do not want handguns on campus," said Henderson president Dr. Glendell Jones.

Home-schoolers allowed in public school extracurriculars

Home-schoolers allowed in public school extracurriculars

A new policy approved by the Arkansas State Legislature will allow home-schooled students in the Arkadelphia Public School District to be eligible to participate in extracurricular activities.

Henderson State's School of Business inducts Jay Bradford into Hall of Fame

Henderson State's School of Business inducts Jay Bradford into Hall of Fame

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. -- Jay Bradford, Arkansas Insurance Commissioner and former state senator, was inducted into the School of Business Hall of Fame at Henderson State University during an awards banquet on April 25. Bradford is a Henderson graduate with a bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology. He has also been recognized by the university as a distinguished alumnus.

 

Bradford was appointed Arkansas Insurance Commissioner in 2009 by Gov. Mike Beebe. He has more than four decades of experience in the insurance industry, including 30 years as founder, chairman, and former shareholder of First Arkansas Insurance Group, a statewide network of independent property and casualty agencies. Prior to his appointment, Bradford served for two years as the director of the Division of Behavioral Health Services within the Arkansas Department of Human Services.

 

Governor, senator to speak at HSU commencement May 10

Governor, senator to speak at HSU commencement May 10

ARKADELPHIA – Spring commencement ceremonies will be held at Henderson State University Friday, May 10, with approximately 420 undergraduate and graduate students receiving their degrees.

 

The ceremony for the School of Business and Teachers College, Henderson, will begin at 3 p.m. in the Wells Center gymnasium, followed at 6 p.m. by the ceremony for the Ellis College of Arts and Sciences.

 

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe will speak at the 3 p.m. ceremony, and State Sen. Bruce Maloch will be the speaker for the 6 p.m. ceremony.

 

Faculty charges will be presented by Dr. Nathan Campbell, assistant professor of management, and Jim Harper, associate professor of computer science. The student responses will be given by Julia K. Still of Bolivar, Mo., and Eric D. Torres of Twin Falls, Idaho. Henderson President Dr. Glen Jones will confer the degrees.

 

Gov. Mike Beebe