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The series of picture in Anissa Buron's art exhibition

Anissa Burton presents art collection “Leo and Me”

Anissa Burton April 4, 2021

The Henderson State University Fine Arts Department is proud to present Leo and Me by our graduating BFA digital design candidate Anissa Burton. Anissa Burton came to Henderson State University...

Mobile COVID vaccination clinic coming to Caddo Valley

Mobile COVID vaccination clinic coming to Caddo Valley

Dr. Brad Patterson April 2, 2021

The following information was sent to the Henderson State University student body via email by Dr. Brad Patterson, vice chancellor of student affairs and student success.   Henderson State University...

Anastasia Hall presents senior exhibition “Botanica”

Anastasia Hall April 2, 2021

The Henderson State University’s Department of Fine Arts is proud to present Botanica, a senior exhibition by our graduating BFA Graphic Design candidate, Anastasia Hall.     Anastasia...

Hibachi is back by popular demand at the Reddie Grill on Wednesday evenings.

Sodexo hones hibachi

Lance Brownfield and Kaela McKim April 1, 2021

Move over MoMo, there’s a new hibachi place in town and it’s at Henderson’s very own Reddie Grill Wednesday nights from 4 to 7:30 p.m.   Going on six weeks now, the hibachi menu is back...

Ralph Macchio, famous for acting in three Karate Kid movies, was the parade grand marshal in 2019.

World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade is out of luck

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The Oracle March 17, 2021

The World's Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade did not get any luck this year. The annual event in historic downtown Hot Springs is cancelled due to social distancing restrictions put in place by Gov....

While McDonald's is under construction, only one ordering drive-thru lane remains open.

McDonald’s in Caddo Valley receives some “lovin'”

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The Oracle March 10, 2021

“It's definitely what McDonald’s would call a major renovation,” Tim, supervisor of the Caddo Valley McDonald’s said. The McDonald’s restaurant on Valley St. in Caddo Valley is undergoing...

Three new members have been appointed to the Arkansas State University School System Board of Trustees.

Former Reddies join ASU School System Board of Trustees

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The Oracle February 20, 2021

On Feb. 4, Gov. Asa Hutchinson appointed three members to the recently expanded Arkansas State University System Board of Trustees. These new members include Bishop Robert G. Rudolph Jr. of Bryant, Steve...

Regina Walker débutes art display “Réflexion d’images”

The following press release is from the Henderson State University Fine Art Department.   The Henderson State University Fine Art Department is proud to present Réflexion d'images by our graduating...

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas State University System President Chuck Welch

Henderson officially joins ASU system

Henderson State University February 1, 2021

The following press release was published by Henderson State University on Feb. 1, 2021. In addition to the release, watch this message from Dr. Chuck Welch.   LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson...

Bailey Dougan becomes a

Bailey Dougan becomes a “Tiny Tourist”

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The Oracle November 16, 2020

Graphic design major Bailey Dougan has jump-started her career before graduating college. She works not only as a layout editor for the Oracle, but as a social media coordinator for a magazine in Waco,...

The Higher Learning Commission approves the affiliation of Henderson with Arkansas State University, which is another big step towards their official merger.

Higher Learning Commission approves affiliation with ASU

Henderson State University November 11, 2020

Press Release: Higher Learning Commission approval moves Henderson State University closer to affiliation with Arkansas State University System   ARKADELPHIA, Ark.—Henderson State University...

Spring break continues as scheduled for HSU in regard to the mental health of students.

Spring Break continues despite COVID

Kaela McKim, Features Editor November 5, 2020

As more days pass into the new world of living with COVID-19, universities are having to make tough decisions of what the coming semesters will look like. For the spring semester, multiple colleges across...

Main Street of downtown Arkadelphia will be home to a COVID-safe Halloween event hosted by Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance & Area Chamber of Commerce.

Candy and cars: Arkadelphia hosts Halloween drive thru

October 23, 2020

COVID-19 has taken away many of the activities people often take for granted. The Arkadelphia Chamber of Commerce is determined not to let the pandemic steal Halloween. “Everyone is just trying to...

New interim chancellor Dr. Jim Borsig discusses Henderson's current financial situation.

New chancellor sheds light on financial situation

September 25, 2020

Interim chancellor Dr. Jim Borsig sent the following email on Sept. 24 to all Henderson staff in light of recent developments regarding HSU's financial situation. Dear Colleagues, Today...

Plane loses power, student safely lands

Plane loses power, student safely lands

Kelly Stiles, Editor In Chief, The Oracle September 22, 2020

The following statement was released to the Oracle by associate vice president of marketing and communications Tina Hall: "A Henderson State University plane experienced a loss of power, likely due to...

Physics professor James Duke expresses the benefits and drawbacks of the new COVID-19-influenced school year schedule.

Breaking news about a missing break

Lance Brownfield, Opinion Editor September 17, 2020

From starting a week later than usual to missing our Labor Day break, this school year is definitely mixed up and many students are unaware of just how mixed up it is.   In an attempt to condense...

SAU recognizes 172 grads at Summer ceremony

Jessica Williamson September 11, 2020

Southern Arkansas University honored 172 graduates with undergraduate and graduate degrees at its Summer Commencement ceremonies on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8, 2020. Braylon Dwight Samuels...

For a fair, complete, and safe election day: Hutchinson

Asa Hutchinson, AR Governor September 11, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – This is Labor Day weekend, which means summer is over, and we’re heading into the election season. This election will be unlike any our nation has ever experienced, and today I’d like...

Mayor Kelley on the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in Gurdon

Sherry Kelley September 11, 2020

Hurricane Laura blew through Gurdon last week. Flooding and tree damage were left in the wake of the storm. The wind was strong and sustained. The pelting rain flew sideways and the streets were covered...

Westerman: “Thank our everyday heroes.”

Bruce Westerman, AR Representative September 11, 2020

When COVID-19 hit the U.S. early this year, about one-third of Americans began working from home to limit contact with others and slow the spread of the virus. However, many people still had to keep their...

OBU Elrod Center receives Celebrate Literacy Award

Mindy Halbert September 11, 2020

Ouachita Baptist University’s Elrod Center for Family and Community received the Arkansas Literacy As- sociation’s (ALA) Celebrate Literacy Award this summer for its America Reads/ America Counts,...

Break-in suspect apprehended by HSUPD

Break-in suspect apprehended by HSUPD

Harley Whisenhunt, RMG General Manager August 31, 2020

This is a developing story. We will update as we receive more information. Before 8:00 a.m. this morning, students received an alert that HSU police are searching for a break-in suspect. Continue for...

Honor roll named at AHS

Press Release July 7, 2020

Arkadelphia High School’s honor roll for the third nine weeks includes the following: All A’s 12th Grade - Cabb Batson, Josee Bebee, Caleb Cornelius. Lunden Cotton, Kristen Curtis, Jazmine...

Loan program for small businesses opens

Press Release July 7, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – In an effort to save as many Arkansas jobs as possible during the COVID-19 crisis, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her husband, Bryan Sanders, launched the non-profit Arkansas 30 Day...

Refund Check Disbursement Date Change

Refund Check Disbursement Date Change

Ethan Schmidt, Radio Program Manager March 22, 2020

The Student Affairs and Financial Aid departments at Henderson State University announced that, beginning in the Fall 2020 semester, refund checks will be given to students on a much later date. Brad...

HSU extends remote instruction for the duration of spring semester

HSU extends remote instruction for the duration of spring semester

March 15, 2020

Updated March 22 Students may call (501) 844-0433 to contact the Health and Counseling Services Department for mental or physical health support Updated March 20 Elaine Kneebone announced...

Preventing the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Preventing the coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 11, 2020

“While we currently have no cases of coronavirus in Arkansas, the university is reviewing Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations and planning for any needed response to protect the health and...

Retired Arkadelphia Mayor James Calhoun Passes Away

Retired Arkadelphia Mayor James Calhoun Passes Away

Victoria Stewart-Meyers, City Editor February 12, 2020

      Retired Mayor of Arkadelphia, James Calhoun, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Mayor Calhoun was a member of the Arkadelphia City Board of Directors for 18 years before being appointed Mayor...

Intramurals results

Story by Toryano Ladell, Student Reporter May 1, 2018

Week of April 30-May 4. During the last few weeks, intramurals has been hosting a softball tournament. Here are the updated scores: Monday April 9 Bad Intentions defeats I Love Bad Pitches 12-9 The...

Annual Crawfest to be held May 4&5

Annual Crawfest to be held May 4&5

Event Summary by Pete Tubbs, Editor in Chief April 24, 2018

Those that think that Arkadelphia is a boring place will be proven wrong on May 4 and 5. The annual Downtown Arkadelphia Crawfest will start it’s festivities on May 4. The much anticipated festival...

Student athlete Annie Shannon gains support from campus

Student athlete Annie Shannon gains support from campus

Standing at 5 feet 10. GAC Tennis Player of the Year for 2015-16. Pacific Oceania team member. Female athlete.Annie Shannon sounds daunting. One encounter with the personable, bubbly young woman certainly...

College gun bill passes, university prepares

House Bill 1249 was first introduced by Representative Charlie Collins on Jan. 23. This bill is similar to a bill that Collins sponsored in 2013. The 2013 bill left it up to the respective governing boards...

The running dead

The zombie apocalypse might be coming to Arkadelphia much too soon. On Oct. 21, people will be running from zombies in the 5k in downtown Arkadelphia. Although this race claims you might not actually survive...

Spa-Con Hot Springs

Suddenly in Hot Springs…In the halls of the Hot Springs Convention Center comic and entertainment lovers alike will come together for the first Spa-Con on Sept. 23-25. The convention will open at 6...

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