When James B. Simmons contributed to the founding of Hardin-Simmons University, it was his belief that education should be available to all students no matter their race, gender, or social class. Simmons was a Baptist preacher who advocated for abolition before the Civil War and helped found seven colleges for freed slaves after the war because he knew the importance of education as a free citizen.
The Hardin-Simmons Theatre Department took its slogan “Experience HSU Theatre” to a new level this semester. The final show of the fall semester opened on Nov. 22. Titled, The Night of January 16th, the interactive performance incorporated audience members into the show as jury members.
From Houston, Tx, Lauren Monteleone has really made herself at home at Hardin-Simmons University. Now a senior, she reflects on her time at the university as a positive experience and is grateful for having the opportunity to have an education enlightened by Christian faith and values.
One of the many hidden treasures of Hardin-Simmons University hides in plain sight. In the center of campus stand Behrens Auditorium and Van Ellis Theatre (VET), a double-sided theatre complex that has earned a spot in the memories of countless HSU students due to it’s ever-changing scenery.
Hardin Simmons University boasts a thriving student body that participates in a variety of clubs and organizations. Between social clubs, service groups, and honors societies, HSU offers an organization for everyone. With HSU’s social clubs preparing for pledging, early spring is the perfect time to get involved on campus.
After a month long break from the books, students from Hardin-Simmons University are well rested and have returned to campus Monday, Jan. 13, for classes.
The Hardin-Simmons University Concert Band ends each semester with a performance for the HSU community, but this year’s performance had a different structure than past years. Instead of the whole band playing onstage, the students performed in various ensembles during the Concert Band Chamber Concert held Nov. 21 in Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall.
Ten years after graduating from Hardin-Simmons with a degree in business, Roy Juarez returned to campus for a book reading of his recently published autobiography, Homeless by Choice. Juarez names his book after recent speaking tour where he traveled the country speaking at places such as schools and churches, sharing his life story, teaching kids how important education is and that they, too, can achieve anything they want in life.
The HSU Career Services office works to provide students with guidance and the tools they need to thrive after their collegiate years. These skills may include writing a resume and networking with employers, but proper dinner etiquette is an often overlooked part of preparing for professional encounters.