Education

Spring Showcase highlights Henderson talent, accomplishments

By Steve Fellers
Henderson State News

Henderson State University will present a collaborative showcase of talent this month encompassing the Ellis College of Arts and Sciences, Teachers College, and the School of Business. With a focus on the accomplishments of Henderson’s students and faculty, Spring Showcase will feature a variety of events April 15-24.

From concerts and exhibits, to ceremonies and presentations, most of the events are free and open to the public.

“Spring Showcase is an opportunity for students, faculty, and departments to share their accomplishments with each other, our surrounding community, our alumni, and local industry,” said Dr. Shannon Clardy, interim associate dean of Ellis College and professor of engineering and physics.

The schedule includes:

World War II Exhibit – America’s First Year
Hosted by the Department of Social Sciences in Huie Library, the exhibit commemorates the United States’ entry into the Second World War and its participation in changing the course of the war. The exhibit is open throughout April. Admission is free.

NuFusion Concert on the Quad, April 15
The annual outdoor concert features performances of student arrangements and compositions, enhanced by professional sound and lights. The free performance begins at 8 p.m.

24th Annual Student Competitive Exhibition, April 18-22
Hosted by the Department of Art, the exhibition showcases some of the best artwork created by Henderson students over the past year. The works will be on display in the Russell Fine Arts Gallery from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free.

HSU Flutes: Patio Concert Series, April 18
The ensemble will present a casual concert on the Russell Fine Arts patio at noon. Admission is free

Theatre Production: Antigone, April 18
Hosted by the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts, the well-known play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre. For ticket information, visit the Theatre Box Office.

The Center of Comics Studies Open House and Book Signing, April 19
Visit the Center for Comics Studies to view examples of student-produced comics, see highlights of the 30-year history of comics studies at Henderson, and browse some of the work produced by Henderson’s resident comics scholars. The free event will be held April 19 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Smith-Garner House on 12th Street. Admission is free.

Student Awards Ceremony for Biological Sciences, April 19
Awards will be presented for outstanding student achievement including academic performance and research. The ceremony starts at 12:30 p.m. in the Garrison Center Banquet Room.

Methods Field Experience Presentations, April 20
Students will present their Reddie Virtual STEAM Academy units of instruction at 1 p.m. in Education Center Room 106. Admission is free.

Henderson Research Symposium Poster Presentations, April 21
Students and faculty will present their research, projects, and internship experiences through poster presentations April 21 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Garrison Center. Admission is free.

Engineering Project Demonstrations, April 21
Engineering students from the Senior Design Class, the Embedded Systems Class, and Arkansas Space Grant-funded Independent Research will demonstrate their design projects at 12:15 p.m. on the South Lawn by Reynolds Science Center. Admission is free.

Henderson Research Symposium Oral Presentations – Session 1, April 21
Students and faculty will present their research, projects, and internship experiences through oral presentations from 1:30-4 p.m. in the Garrison Center Lecture Hall. Admission is free.

Acting II Style Swaps, April 21
Acting II students will present research on two alternative acting theories, then perform scenes from oppositional styles within the framework of their researched theorists. The presentation begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre. Admission is free.

KSWH Interview on-air and HTV Production, April 21
Watch a faculty member interviewed on-air at KSWH in the Garrison Center, and watch HTV produce a news/sports segment in Arkansas Hall Room 109, both at 4 p.m.

Guest Recital: Christopher Adkins, cello, and May Tsao-Lim, piano, April 21
Henderson piano faculty member May Tsao-Lim will collaborate with cellist Christopher Adkins in a recital themed Once Upon A Time. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Russell Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Henderson Research Symposium Oral Presentations – Session 2, April 22
Students and faculty will present their research, projects, and internship experiences through oral presentations from 3-5 p.m. in the Garrison Center Ballroom. Admission is free.

President’s Concert, April 23
Student soloists will perform with an orchestra, including members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra on at 7:30 p.m. in the Russell Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Dance Company in Concert, April 24
Henderson State Theatre and Dance will present its annual resident dance company concert. The works are all original and were choreographed by students, guest artists, and director Jennifer Maddox. The performance begins at 2:30 p.m. in Arkansas Hall Auditorium.

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