The Profile MARCH 4 ISSUE 5 VOLUME 101
HENDRIX’S # 1 SOURCE FOR CAMPUS NEWS
CIRQUE DU KITTY PAGE 10
WEAPONS ON CAMPUS PAGE 4 SPRING SPORTS PAGE 9
CONTENTS 3 EDITORIAL 3
President Cloyd steps down
4 NEWS 4 5 5
Weapons on campus New meal plan Professor spotlight: Dr. Goldberg
MISS HENDRIX contestants
6 OPINION 6 7
Senator Rapert ECC
8 SPORTS 8 9
Mabee center Spring season
10 CAMPUSKITTY 10 12 15 16
CK committee Miss Hendrix Contestants Schedule Charity information PHOTOS BY KOEN GROUP PHOTOGRAPHY
18 EATINGLOCAL 18
19 AROUNDARKANSAS 19
20 HENDRIXTRAVELER 20
22 ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT 22 24 25 25 26
Elizabeth Williams The Lantern Theater Feeling Vine The Heart Attack Talent Show Calendar
Cover art by Audrey Lloyd and Henry Barker
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The Profile staff Editor-In-Chief Kim Lane 501-416-1026 LaneKN@hendrix.edu Managing Editor Harley White 870-405-8785 WhiteHA@hendrix.edu Associate Editor Katey Gillispie 805-591-9733 GillispieKK@hendrix.edu Layout Editors Grace Oxley Leslie Reynolds
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HENDRIX PRESIDENT12-year tenure marks era of unprecedented STEPS DOWN progress for Hendrix Articles and photo courtesy of Hendrix College Office of Marketing Communications
r. J. Timothy Cloyd today is stepping down as President of Hendrix College after 12 years in that position. The announcement was made at the February meeting of the Board of Trustees, where it was also announced that, after a sabbatical, Dr. Cloyd will return to the Hendrix faculty as a professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations and work in higher education consulting. Dr. Cloyd became the 10th President of Hendrix in October 2001 after serving as Vice President for College Relations and Development for five years. During Dr. Cloyd’s presidential tenure, the College launched Your Hendrix Odyssey: Engaging in Active Learning, which brought significant national recognition to Hendrix as a national model for engaged learning in higher education. As a result of Odyssey, Hendrix received national media attention, including being featured on the front page of the New York Times and named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report for five consecutive years. Also during Dr. Cloyd’s tenure, the Hendrix student body and faculty grew by almost 40 percent and Hendrix successfully completed a $100 million comprehensive campaign, the largest in the school’s history. As a result, Hendrix significantly increased student financial assistance; endowed innovative academic, co-curricular, and student life programs; and developed state-of-the-art facilities for art, science, literature and language, wellness and athletics, and student life and technology. The College also increased student housing by constructing student apartments above the mixed-use buildings in The Village at Hendrix, a New Urbanist community adjacent to campus that began during President Cloyd’s tenure. Hendrix also played a lead role in the formation of the Rwanda Presidential Scholars initiative, with the support of the William Jefferson
Clinton Foundation, and launched the Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics, and Calling and the Crain-Maling Center of Jewish Culture. President Cloyd described his decision as part of the natural cycle. “One thing I have learned is that organizations are living, evolving organisms,” he said. “Twelve years is a reasonable time to run an organization and, during that time, Hendrix has assumed national leadership among private liberal arts colleges and has successfully completed a major capital campaign. The time is right to bring in fresh leadership to forge a new strategic direction for the College.” “I will always be grateful to the Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, and alumni and friends who have invested so much of themselves so generously on behalf of our students,” President Cloyd added. “We have carried the legacy of our founders, the United Methodist Church, and our predecessors at Hendrix forward and, with the support of this community, Hendrix will continue to reach new horizons.” “President Cloyd has positioned Hendrix as a major innovator and nationally recognized leader in the field of engaged liberal arts education,” said Hendrix alumnus David Knight, Chair of the Hendrix Board of Trustees. “We are deeply grateful for President Cloyd’s bold vision and perseverance during these extraordinary times.” Hendrix alumnus W. Ellis Arnold III, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Dean of Advancement, will serve as Acting President during a national search for Dr. Cloyd’s successor. “President Cloyd’s leadership will always be synonymous with an era of unprecedented progress for the College,” said Arnold. “I look forward to working with Hendrix Trustees, faculty and staff, students, and alumni and friends to continue the advancement of the Hendrix mission.”
J. TIMOTHY CLOYD, PH.D. President and Professor of Politics, Hendrix College
. Timothy Cloyd became the 10th president of Hendrix College in 2001. His strategic vision has made Hendrix a national leader in engaged liberal arts and has enhanced the institution’s visibility and prestige. He has worked for Hendrix College since 1997, when he joined the senior leadership as vice president for Development and College Relations. During this period of time he has raised more than $160 million for the endowment and to fund numerous academic and capital projects, including 17 new buildings. The initiatives undertaken by Hendrix under Dr. Cloyd’s leadership have raised the quality indicators of the student body, increased diversity and driven internationalization. Before joining Hendrix, Dr. Cloyd was on the political science faculty at Vanderbilt University where he taught comparative and international politics. He also served in the administration there in the College of Arts and Sciences as the program coordinator for the Program in Social and Political Thought from 1991-1994. In 1990 he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Europe with the Institute for the Study of World Politics. His work focused on trade agreements and the liberalization of security controls on dual use technology trade with Eastern Europe. This involved research with government and European officials, the Supreme Headquarters Allied
Powers military and intelligence officials, and NATO officials. Dr. Cloyd graduated magna cum laude with a double major in philosophy and political science in 1985 from Emory and Henry College in Virginia. He earned an M.A. in 1990 and a Ph.D. in 1991 in political science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. During his time there, he also studied in the Isenberg School of Management in the areas of finance and management. Dr. Cloyd received continuing education at Harvard University in the area of Educational Management. Nationally, he has served on the Board of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and on the American Council on Education’s Commission on International Education. He serves on the Board of the International Student Exchange Program. He is currently vice chair of the Associated Colleges of the South, and he has served as chair of the Southern University Conference. President Cloyd is also on the Board of Directors of The Village at Hendrix, LLC, a for-profit affiliated with Hendrix. He is on the Board of a not-for-profit NGO: Bridge to Rwanda. The innovations undertaken by Hendrix during Dr. Cloyd’s leadership have been featured in the New York Times, Money Magazine, Atlantic Monthly, The New York Review of Books, and Time Magazine. His leadership has been featured in a book titled Leading Change, How Boards and Presidents Build Exceptional Academic Institutions, (The American Association of Governing Boards, 2011). In 2011 U.S. News & World Report recognized the continued entrepreneurial success of Hendrix College, but what is more remarkable is that the selection of Hendrix as the number one innovative liberal arts college in America for the third year in a row was a product of nominations and votes by presidents of other institutions across the country. Dr. Cloyd is an active consultant in higher education, organizational culture, management, and development.
WEAPONS ON CAMPUS
Hendrix has option to opt-out of new legislation, keep campus gun-free by James Owen
ny change concerning the Second Amendment in the United States is guaranteed to be controversial. Arkansas is not about to buck that trend. On Feb. 15, the Arkansas State House of Representatives passed House Bill 1243 by a vote of 70-11 with 18 Representatives abstaining from voting and one present vote. Little opposition is expected in the State Senate. The bill, which is described with the purpose “to allow trained and licensed staff and faculty to carry a concealed handgun on a university, college, or community college campus under certain circumstances,” was sponsored by Representative Charlie Collins (R-Fayetteville) and received bi-partisan support despite pleas by another Fayetteville Representative, David Whitaker, for those who cannot politically vote for the bill to instead “take a walk” – an action that would effectively be a “no” vote. It is yet to be determined if Hendrix will opt-out or not. Hendrix students and the greater Hendrix community recently voiced numerous questions and concerns about the bill during a Project Pericles Forum on Feb. 7 that was led by Dr. Todd Tinsley. Around fifty students showed up to participate in the forum. “When it comes to private institutions such as ours, we are allowed to opt out, provided that at every entrance to our campus and every entrance to our buildings, we notify anyone that might be carrying a concealed weapon that they cannot bring that on our campus,” Tinsley said, explaining the possible changes that would occur if Hendrix were to adopt the bill’s provisions. Tinsley was also very clear that guns would not be allowed during athletic and other events outside the classroom. However, very few students were sold on the idea. “I can see two sides of the argument,” senior Maia Yang said. “One, that students who are potentially going to be victim to gun violence, it would be nice to not be lame ducks, and that’s one side of the argument I see.” “On the other side, I do know that campuses and schools in particular are kind of a ripe ground for high-stress environments and I just wonder how that would play into [the issue].” It is this complexity of the issue that led to many varying viewpoints and opinions. One such opinion is that having weapons on concealed weapons on campus will lead students to choose another school instead of Hendrix. “I would worry that students wouldn’t necessarily want to come to schools where concealed weapons were present, and that it would restrict the academic potential of that school because it would limit applicants and attendees from those [out of state] areas,” freshman Jolyon Larson said. One student only validated this argument by saying she chose Hendrix over Rhodes because the former had a fence around the exterior that led her to be wary of the safety of Rhodes. Another argument brought up is that Hendrix should think about using armed police forces, such as those at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) that were adopted after a 2008 shooting on the UCA campus. This idea has gained traction, as Rep. Mark Biviano passed a house bill authorizing police powers for the private college police force at Harding University, which Biviano represents. The other major argument made was whether or not guns on campus would be a successful deterrent. “If we did allow faculty and staff to have concealed weapons, would it violate something about the principle of the liberal arts education as you understand it,” one member of the forum asked. “I have to admit, it would for me. I think historically, a site of education is a place where you can
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PHOTO BY STACEY SVENDSEN have civic discourse and you are supposed to have civic discourse and you’re supposed to be able to argue with one another when that’s appropriate, but you’re also supposed to learn how to settle disputes in a peaceful way.” As for the professors, some that were present at the forum voiced their opinion that they would not be comfortable carrying guns into the classroom, even if they were trained. For instance, one professor noted that if someone were to walk into the Project Pericles Forum at that moment, she would have numerous students in line of sight towards the would-be shooter. “I know that I would feel less safe if there were weapons at hand in those very serious arguments,” Dr. Lisa Leitz said after explaining that the academic arguments can spur a lot of anger for both professors and students. That said, some professors are in favor of the legislation. “This is not something that we need to be afraid of,” Dr. Chris Campolo, who teaches in the Hendrix philosophy department, said while testifying to the House Education Committee. “I don’t think I see people walking through Wal-Mart afraid, or in my grocery store, or at the gas station.” Although people might not be afraid of the legislation, as one observer pointed out, this bill is opening up the public to more access to guns instead of making it harder for people to gain access to weapons. In other words, it is acting as an enabler instead of a regulation. In the end, the board of directors and the new President of Hendrix will have to make the decision that could eventually save or destroy the lives of the students and community of Hendrix and the greater Conway area. The decision will be controversial. The decision will be important. And the decision should be made to reflect the opinion of the students and professors.
More Hours, Less Options
by Mary Katherine Barker
fter a long evening in the library, nothing can quite satiate a Hendrix student’s study cravings like hot cheesy bread from the Burrow. Something about that steamy box full of melted mozzarella provides us with the energy to pull one last all-nighter, and this is far different from the energy that comes from a bag of chips. But, what if we could get our late-night snacks somewhere else? With the new meal plan being discussed by Senate right now, the cafeteria would be the new place for students to gather when those post-dinner cravings take over. The central idea behind this meal-plan makeover is unlimited meals for all, plus some
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extended cafeteria hours. The caf would be open during regular hours, but would also serve items like pizza and sandwiches until 11 p.m. from Monday through Thursday. This would eliminate the 15-meal plan entirely, but 10and 5-meal plans would still be offered for the students living in apartments or off-campus. The price for the new plan would be comparable to the price of the unlimited meal plan now, but would reduce the number of Burrow Bucks allotted to each student and most likely reduce Burrow hours. The ideal result would be a single meal plan that’s accessible to all students and reduces the price increases year to year. However, are Burrow Bucks and precious hours
full of cheesy bread worth losing? This issue has been getting mixed responses from students, and freshman senator MiMi Spjut has been listening to this feedback and hopes to incorporate it into future Senate decisions. “Mainly I have received negative responses regarding the extra cost for the new plan and the fewer options,” Spjut said, and this is a common theme running through campus. Many students are not prepared to sacrifice the choice between the unlimited meal plan and the significantly less expensive 15-meal plan, not to mention the choice between a PB&J and a hot shrimp po-boy. “Students – mainly athletes – seem to like the idea of extending caf hours, though,” Spjut said. Having the caf open later means that students wouldn’t have to rush to meet that 7 p.m. dinner deadline, plus access to late-night snacks that don’t require pocket money. Another aspect of the new meal plan that has already been set in motion is the new and improved Friday night dinners. The pizza station, the Wok, and the hamburger and chicken patty station are here to stay, not to mention the changes made to the actual dinner line. These new options are definitely going in the right direction, and will most likely keep more students in the caf on Friday nights. But, what about our other options? Would we rather have extended hours or cheaper plans? The truth is, we can have one or the other – sacrifices must be made. The good thing is that what we sacrifice is up to us, but our input is crucial. “The student responses really do help out a whole lot in the debating process,” Spjut said. So, Hendrix students, speak up: the future of our food is in your hands.
Anthropologist, professor, mother and herb gardener by Mary McNally
hen Dr. Anne Goldberg joined the Hendrix staff in 2005, there was only one declared anthropology major on campus. In the eight years since then, Hendrix has hired another full-time professor (Dr. Brett Hill, her husband), expanding the program to accommodate over fifty declared majors today. Dr. Goldberg has done some growing herself in that time, accruing a loyal following of passionate students. I, for one, heard about her when I told a friend about my anthropology requirement. “Take Goldberg,” they advised me, “She’s hard work, but she’s fantastic.” And my friend was not the only person who provided positive feedback. “Dr. Goldberg is enthusiastic about teaching...
especially in the way that she leads discussions,” says Ethan Hill, a sophomore sociology major. “She’s very passionate about her subject.” “She’s super cool,” says Caleb Moen, who is in her Education and Anthropology class. “She’s also very clear about what she expects from us and how she expects it, which is something I really appreciate.” Dr. Goldberg has an interesting history that led her to her current position at Hendrix. Her high school was still experimental when she attended; it was set up for inner city high risk kids that scored high on “creativity tests” given during an application process. It was a small CONTINUED ON PAGE 9 PHOTO COURTESY OF DR. GOLDBERG
Over Rapert Legislator disappoints on many issues by James Owen
here is too much rape in State Senate District 35. Yes, you read that right. No, I’m not talking about the “legitimate rape” that Todd Akin detailed for the voters of Missouri in his campaign for State Senate. I’m talking about Jason Rapert, the State Senator that was elected with 51 percent of the vote in the November 6 State Senate election. In the race, the greater Conway area voters elected a businessman who looked like a politician and sounded like a politician. Much like President Barack Obama said jokingly about Sarah Palin, however, “You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.” Now let’s be clear: I am not calling Jason Rapert a pig. I’m just stating that he has not been a good representative of the people of Arkansas, specifically the people of Conway. Just look at the laundry-list of the times he has disrespected his constituents. First, Sen. Rapert filed Senate Bill 134, which has the stated purpose as “an act to create the Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act and to protect unborn children.” The provisions of the bill in its original form penned by Sen. Rapert are that abortions will be made illegal after the six week mark if a heartbeat is detected. The only way to detect a heartbeat, if it is even present at that stage, is via a transvaginal ultrasound. For those who have not seen the pictures of the transvaginal probe used to check for a heartbeat, don’t. However, just for general edification, the probe measures approximately 18 inches and must be inserted into the uterus of a woman to check for a heartbeat. That sounds like rape to me. Even if it isn’t rape, it is an invasive procedure that is not warranted by regular medical protocol, and it could even be deemed unconstitutional under the fourth amendment to the United States Constitution that states that unreasonable searches and seizures are illegal. But that is just the beginning of Rapert’s bill. The six week provision that was part of the original bill is the real problem. As one expert testifying at The State Capitol Senate Public Health Committee explained, making the deadline to have an abortion at six weeks leaves only two weeks after a woman’s missed cycle for her
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to make a decision that will fundamentally shift her future. Rapert’s bill appeared to be designed with noble motives. The issue is that a male State Senator should not be making restrictive laws about something with which he has no direct experience. A woman should be able to make her own decisions about her own body and future. Now to the second item on the laundry-list: his racist tendencies.
We're going to try to take this country back for conservatism. And we're not going to allow minorities to RUN ROUGHSHOD over what you people believe in
Around the beginning of February, a video surfaced in which Sen. Rapert was giving a speech to some supporters about a “serious” problem. “I hear you loud and clear, Barack Obama,” Sen. Rapert said. “You don't represent the country that I grew up with. And your values is not going to save us. We're going to take this country back for the Lord. We're going to try to take this country back for conservatism. And we're not going to allow minorities to run roughshod over what you people believe in!” Sen. Rapert also condemned President Obama for inviting Muslims to the White House and not attending the National Prayer Breakfast. For one, President Obama has never missed a National Prayer Breakfast. Secondly, if Sen. Rapert’s language reflects the country he grew up in, seemingly a country where Muslims and other minorities are not allowed to be equal citizens, maybe we should alter our course and the legislators that are navigating that course. On to the last laundry-list item.
As stated above, Rapert is a businessman. On his biography page for the Arkansas Legislature, he is listed as a Financial Advisor at Rapert and Pillow Financial. Now as a businessman, one would think Rapert would know what would be financially beneficial to the people of Arkansas. However, Rapert co-sponsored a Constitutional Amendment in 2011, Senate Bill 568, which essentially allowed predatory lenders to finance loans to unworthy applicants. In specific, banks regulated by the federal government are not allowed to loan money to people with FICO scores under 600. The Constitutional Amendment that Sen. Rapert proposed would allow these “bad” loans to be made and possibly not paid back. As was stated in the bill, “The General Assembly understands and recognizes that consumers with low FICO scores represent a higher cost to service due to the associated risk.” One would think that someone with the business experience of Sen. Rapert would know better than to make such loans, the same type of “bad” investments that led to the Housing Bubble Bursting and the subsequent recession of 2007, accessible to all people. Even though the loans would not have been over $5,000, the concept still was and is not fiscally responsible. The Amendment did not pass. Maybe it’s time for someone to do the laundry and clean up the mess Jason Rapert left behind. Sen. Rapert won the November 6 election by a mere 2,000 votes. Coincidentally, Hendrix College had one of the least involved groups of students and worst voter turnouts in recent history. Hendrix is home to one of the brightest, most progressive and politically savvy youth populations in the State of Arkansas. But when the college had a chance to shape the election by campaigning for democratic candidates, very few got out and volunteered their time. To those that were politically involved in the 2012 election cycle: stay involved. Stay active. Keep making a positive difference. To those that were not politically involved in the 2012 election cycle: get involved. Get active. Help to prevent another candidate from running roughshod through their constituents.
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Students need to take action on environmental concerns by Bethany Cartwright
o many Hendrix students, the Hendrix bubble is a well-known concept. Our happy, welcoming campus is booming with enthusiastic students who care about a whole range of social issues and world problems. Sustainability is just one of many important initiatives that Hendrix students claim as a priority. We’ve got our recycling bins around campus. We’ve got signs clearly labeling recycling bins. We’ve even got signs that say not to over print in our labs and library. We’ve definitely got plenty of students who think having an environmentally friendly campus is important. Hendrix, our enthusiasm is high. Unfortunately, our action and commitment is not so. Just ask Environmental Concerns Committee. It’s one thing to have recycling bins around campus, and it’s another thing entirely for people to recycle. Always. It’s as simple as image versus reality, and our students, in reality, don’t take the time to recycle. According to ECC chair Rachel Head, it’s no longer about education, it’s about individual laziness. ECC representatives
tell students all about sustainability initiatives, and yet there are recyclable items in every trash can around campus. Hendrix as a community likes to have a sustainable image, and we also like to have a nice, clean, beautiful campus with a “visitor’s welcome” image. This is why ECC members go out every Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. and clean up the Hardin Gazebo area that has been made a dump of glass bottles and cups. And while ECC is great for doing this, it is absolutely ridiculous that they have to. First of all, use your own cups so that you don’t waste a bunch of plastic cups. Secondly, throw stuff away (or better yet, recycle it) and quit littering. Just because you’re drunk doesn’t mean you can just trash the campus and not have it affect anyone. ECC representatives shouldn’t have to wake up early on their weekends to clean up for anyone. I want to be clear: my argument, as well as ECC’s, isn’t against Hendrix as an institution. ECC representatives clearly stated that Hendrix is an institution that values student voice, but it is the student voice that is failing as far as environmental efforts are concerned.
Just a few weeks ago in the OTC, three fourhundred-page microeconomics books were printed from our printers. Then whoever printed the books left them in the OTC. When printing limits were brought to the student Senate from ECC, the idea was immediately shut down. Senate is the voice of the students, and clearly students don’t want printing limits. I think that is fine. What I don’t think is fine is for students to be completely okay with printing 1,200 pages of wasted paper and wasted ink. I don’t think it’s okay that Hendrix students constantly get trays full of food that they don’t eat and thus contribute to food waste every single day. I don’t think it’s okay that many students, regardless of being educated on recycling initiatives, refuse to recycle their trash. I think it is worth noting that there are over 100 students on the ECC mailing list, and only 15-20 attend meetings somewhat regularly. If Hendrix wants to be seen as an environmentally aware community, we should take measures as a group and individually in order to make that happen. Match your action with your enthusiasm.
SPRING SPORTS IN FULL SWING
Basketball, Swimming seasons come to a close PAGE 9 by James Owen
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NEW VILLAGE BUILDING TO REPLACE THE MABEE
Construction site will house new residential floors, commercial stores by Fall 2014
by Bethany Cartwright
tâ€™s no secret that the Mabee is gone and a large gap between the WAC and the Village needs filling. Between new construction behind the WAC and construction in the Village, itâ€™s hard to tell what is going where and when. But by 2014, Hendrix will add additional dorm style housing to the campus along with a new football stadium, a tennis bubble and a sports performance center. The Mabee Center has been on death row for quite some time. Even during contracting with Panera and ZaZa, the college had always planned to move Mabee. The problem was that Mabee was home to tennis space as well as much needed indoor practice space for sports teams. Now that Hendrix has a plan for the sports teams, construction has been put into action and students will see the Village building going into place before long.
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In the Village, a new tri-level building (currently named Market Square South) will sit across from Village C, which houses Panera and ZaZa. This building will be like the other two current commercial buildings. A bank and at least one, if not two, restaurants will be housed on the first floor. Above will be two floors of dorm space intended for sophomores and juniors. Theses dorms will be mainly single rooms with just a few doubles per floor. In the center of each floor there will be 3 large lounge spaces and 8 small bathrooms. The dorms are intended to be co-ed by room rather than splitting up the floors (like in Couch Hall). This is possible because of the design of the bathrooms. Each bathroom will resemble one in a home. Eight small bathrooms will contain one toilet, one sink and one shower. They will still be community-used, but only one
person will be permitted to use them at a time. Hendrix plans for the residential space to resemble intentional learning communities, but there is no current curriculum for this plan. Each room is much more spacious than current rooms in the traditional residence halls. Now that Mabee has been taken down, a new sports performance space will be built for indoor practice spaces as well as an additional weight room intended for sports practices (this will also be open to other students). The new building will help clear up WAC overcrowding. Additionally, the tennis team will have its own tennis bubble and additional practice courts. Dean Wiltgen wants students to be aware that there are many plans for the Village and areas behind the WAC as a part of future campus development. Current construction projects are just pieces in the process of a bigger picture.
ust like a sprinter out of the blocks after hearing the starting shot, the spring sports at Hendrix have started with a bang. Similar to track and field in that everything is a race, the Hendrix Men’s and Women’s Swim Teams have finished their respective seasons after competing in the conference tournament in Birmingham, Alabama. “The team’s goals were to swim fast, drop times, break records, and represent Hendrix the best to our ability,” sophomore Kaia Duke said. The Hendrix swim teams did represent the college well, setting multiple Personal Records (PR) and a school record during the course of the three-day tournament. The foursome of senior Sheryl Burt, junior Jo Claire Robertson, sophomore Sydney Haldeman and freshman Caroline Forbes set the school record for the 400 freestyle relay by three tenths of a second, posting a time of 3:44.52 compared with the previous school record of 3:44.83. “Throughout the season, we also sought to overcome setbacks of injuries and illness amongst both the swimmers and the coaches,” Duke said. “As Coach told us, ‘You’ve got to keep your head down and go for it.’ And we did. All the way through Conference. I believe the number was ten; about ten school records were broken during the conference meet.” Fighting adversity, the men finished in sixth place while the women’s team concluded their season with a fifth place finish. Also finishing up the regular season was the Hendrix Basketball teams, who hosted Sewanee at Hendrix to conclude the season. The Hendrix men’s team unfortunately fell to the Sewanee Tigers 73-69 after forcing overtime on senior Jaren Riley’s three-point play with 35.3 seconds left in the game. Riley, playing his final game along with fellow senior Dayton Sheridan, went out with 23 points, three assists,
three rebounds, and two steals. The men posted an overall record of 8-17 while going 3-11 in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA). The women’s basketball team fared better in the season’s swan song, posting a 51-48 win over Sewanee that included finishing the game on a 5-0 run to improve to 4-21 overall and 4-10 in SAA play. As for Baseball, the Warriors are, at the time of press, 3-3 after losing a tough game in the bottom of the ninth to the University of the Ozark Eagles where Hendrix held the lead 6-4 in the
The team’s goals were to swim fast, drop times, break records, and represent Hendrix the best to our ability
seventh inning before an error and a misplayed ball to shortstop led to three runs in the final frames of the game. On the bright side, junior Collin Radack had three hits in five plate appearances that included two RBIs. A day before the game, it was announced that Hendrix swept the SAA Baseball player and pitcher of the week. Radack, who has been scouted by major league scouts, was awarded the player of the week after hitting .455 while extending his hitting streak to 11 games against Ozarks while junior Jacob Perschke was named pitcher of the week after posting an impressive 1.29 ERA (Earned Run Average) in 14 innings in the process of leading
PROFESSORSPOTLIGHT small public school, but remarkably, as Goldberg attests, “everyone from [her] class graduated and went to college.” This was one of the first experiences that sparked her interest in teaching, but not the only one. While doing archeology in the southwest, Dr. Goldberg read some articles about Hispanics in public education; “Those dropout rates were just scandalous,” she stated, and she wanted to see the difference applied anthropology could make in these institutions. Dr. Goldberg recognizes that education has the ability to change people’s lives, although it takes more than good intentions and idealism to turn a group of so-called “problem cases” around into success stories. Before working at Hendrix, Dr. Goldberg worked on the U.S.-Mexico border at a community college, where she taught students of varying ethnicity, age, and economic background. “I loved teaching in community colleges – I taught in Tucson and Cochise College on the border.” The student body was far more diverse than they are at Hendrix. “Thinking about how to teach people with rich life experiences was how I
Hendrix to an opening day victory over Willamette for his first win of the season. The Hendrix Lacrosse team has had a rough start to the season, losing its first three games to Southwestern, Huntingdon and Piedmont. With that said, Hendrix is improving and seemingly rounding into mid-season form with a focus on fundamentals. In the most recent game at Piedmont in Nashville, Tenn., the Warriors won most of the “hustle” statistics, as the team had two more shots on goal than Piedmont, won 66 percent of the faceoffs and had a 39-35 advantage in ground balls according to Hendrixwarriors.com. Leading the way for Hendrix is junior Cameron Millstone, who has scored 11 goals in three games, including a career-high five goals against Southwestern. Hopefully, the young lacrosse team, which features sixteen freshmen on the roster, will be able to sustain its progress and maturation under Head Coach Curt Foxx. Finally, the tennis teams have started the season as well, as the women have won their past two matches after losing the first three of the season. The men have struggled to start the season and have yet to win a team match. In the women’s most recent match, senior Arden Brazzeal led the way for Hendrix against University of the Ozarks (2-2) by defeating Elly Eibes 6-2, 6-2 in singles competition. Hendrix won five of the nine matches to ensure the victory. As the winter sports finish up the season, and the spring sports get in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities for Hendrix students to come out and support the various teams. For a full schedule for each respective team, visit HendrixWarriors.com, the official site of Hendrix College Athletics.
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structured classes early on,” she notes. That’s not to say she isn’t happy here. “I love teaching at Hendrix!” she exclaimed. “I love the emphasis on experiential learning. I’m really supported by Hendrix to be a good teacher.” One of the benefits of moving to Hendrix was the smaller class size that allows Dr. Goldberg to lead discussion-based lessons that center around a reading, but often explore other contemporary issues. “I love that I don’t always have to speak... if I empower you, make sure you come prepared, you can do it yourself.” Having experienced the high level of discussion in one of her classes myself, I was curious how she managed to foster these conversations. “Oftentimes I’ll find that all you need is one or two students who want to bring the conversation to that level, and the rest will follow.” Ever wonder what it’s like to be on the other side of the classroom? If you ever take a class with Dr. Goldberg, you’ll find out. Not only is she very open about her personal experiences as a teacher, but she requires that every student leads a class discussion before the end of the
semester. As an applied anthropologist, she has assisted in the proposals of two new National Heritage Areas in the Southwest. This involved communication and mediation between local stakeholders, including tribal representatives, local governments, non-profits, environmental groups, ranchers and residents. She has also worked on other worthwhile applied projects in mental illness, urban renewal, homelessness, and, of course, education. In her spare time, Dr. Goldberg works on her big herb garden with her daughter Zella. “Of course I love to travel,” she concedes, “I’m always looking for opportunities to go abroad.” But she’s happy with her mission to break students (all students!) out of their shells. “People don’t desegregate by accident... you have to make an effort to get to know them,” she said. So if you’re an anthropology major, you’re in luck. But if not, I think it’s high time to get rid of that pesky “Social Behavior” requirement, don’t you? You can thank me later.
campus kitty 2013
PHOTO BY WIL CHANDLER
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CAMPUS KITTY C OMM I T T E E Campus Kitty Week isn’t just about having fun, attending concerts and Miss Hendrix. It’s about supporting programs and organizations within our community that give to those in need and about raising awareness to the problems and hardships of our neighbors. With your help, we raised over $50,000 for local charities last year, and we hope to continue our success. Thank you for all of your continued support in making this a successful 64th year of Hendrix tradition! —Lauren Beck, Campus Kitty Chair Brent Owens—Advisor Memphis, TN History (Rhodes College ‘06) Favorite event: Miss Hendrix Vicki Sutton—Advisor Conway, AR Favorite event: “I like a lot of the events but love the ones that make most of the money so we can give more to the charities!!!”
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Lynette Long—Advisor North Little Rock, AR Favorite event: Holiday Bazaar Lauren Beck—Chair Oak Grove, MO Mathematics/Spanish Favorite event: Miss Hendrix! Ashley Halbert—Vice Chair Crandall, TX Biochemistry/Molecular Biology
Favorite event: After Party!!!! Katrina Griffin—Miss Hendrix Director Gainesville, FL Allied Health Favorite event: Miss Hendrix Jesse Gavin—Secretary/Awareness Committee Director Memphis, TN.. Go Tigers! Spanish/History
Favorite event: Miss Hendrix!
Favorite event: Miss Hendrix!
Marcel Douglas—Treasurer (Fall Semester) St. Louis, MO Psychology Favorite event: CK Fun Run
Kaitlyn Zamzow—Athletics/Facilities Representative Franklin, TX Biology Favorite event: Haunted House
Emily Cariker—Treasurer (Spring Semester) and Junior at Large Rockwall, Texas Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Favorite event: Miss Hendrix
Vinny Phahurat—Galloway Representative Rogers, AR Favorite event: Miss Hendrix
Savannah Skaggs—Assistant Treasurer/Awareness Committee Greenwood, AR Global Health Favorite event: Miss Hendrix. “May the Princess forever reign.” Ples Spradley—Sophomore at Large Little Rock, AR Biochemistry/Spanish Favorite event: Miss Hendrix and After Party Delli Robinson—Freshman at Large Fort Smith, AR Chemistry/Business Favorite Event: I am really looking forward to Miss Hendrix! Ariel Alexander—Canned Food Drive Representative Tupelo, MS Allied Health Favorite event: Haunted House Tammi Ragan—Canned Food Drive Coordinator Okinawa, Japan International Relations Favorite event: Miss Hendrix!!! Hannah Ehrmann—Canned Food/Raney Representative Little Rock, AR Nursing/Nutrition Favorite event: Miss Hendrix Christa Campo—Alumni Representative Little Rock, AR Sociology
McKinley Sparling—Veasey Representative Hot Springs, AR Undecided major Favorite event: Miss Hendrix (so awesome) Hayley Price—Houses Representative Little Rock, AR Psychology Favorite event: Miss Hendrix! Joseph Korkames—Martin Representative Fort Smith, AR Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Neuroscience Minor Favorite event: KHDX concert Meredith McKinney—Miss Hendrix Liaison Batesville, AR Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Favorite event: Miss Hendrix Blythe Cate—Miss Hendrix Liaison Nashville, TN Creative Writing Favorite event: Miss Hendrix! Kelsi McClure—After Party/BikeA-Thon/Baggo Tournament Huntsville, AR Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Favorite event: KHDX concert Lillie Peterson—After Party Committee Little Rock, AR English-Creative Writing Favorite event: Dean’s Poker Tournament
Amy Brame—Holiday Bazaar/After Party Committee Memphis, TN (but she’s in France now!) Sociology Favorite event: Miss Hendrix! Jo Claire Robertson—After Party Committee Shreveport, LA English with an Emphasis in Film Studies Favorite event: Miss Hendrix Erin Shaw-Meadow—Awareness Committee San Antonio, TX Spanish Favorite event: Red Light Revue Laura Wagner—Awareness Committee Austin, TX Psychology Favorite event: Dean’s Poker Tournament Laura Price—Awareness Committee Lexington, SC Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Favorite event: KHDX Concert! Anvesh Kompelli—Awareness Committee Shreveport, LA Biochemistry/ philosophy minor Favorite event: Upcoming Baggo Tournament or Game of Life. Mitchel Griffin—Publicity Committee Horn Lake, MS Sociology Favorite event: Haunted House! Maitri Shah—Publicity Committee Rogers, AR Psychology Favorite event: Miss Hendrix Lauren Wallis—Publicity Committee Plano, TX Business/Economics Favorite event: MISS HENDRIX theprofileonline.blogspot.com11
HENDRIX CONTESTANTS Ms.
J I Z Z L E Ever since she attended her first day of elementary school at Our Lady of Perpetual Longing ,Valerie Fellatio Jizzle has been a spunky little thing. At home she had always been well behaved and prudish, but she could always really open up around her classmates. She was a little social butterfly and was constantly surrounded on all sides by boys and girls alike. She’d often slip out of class to get down to the real meat of science and study human anatomy in the library study carrels. It was in these tight confines that Jizzle learned of her life’s calling: she wanted to go inside people and become a surgeon. Whenever it came time to apply for medical school, Jizzle just didn’t have the grades to get in and so decided that she’d have to combine her life’s calling of going inside people with her passion of schooling and become an elementary school teacher. Though she was initially perplexed on how to go inside people in a way appropriate for the classroom, her conundrum was solved whenever she inherited a sentient magical school bus from her tycoon of a grandfather. She really hit it off with her first class of students, and the class thoroughly enjoyed learning the facts of life from their spunkadelic teacher. When the class clown, Ralphie, was admitted into the hospital for multiple myeloma and missed class for a whole month, Ms. Jizzle took the whole situation into her own hands. She loaded up all of her other students onto her long steel yellow magic vessel and shrunk down to go inside Ralphie’s body to cure his life-threatening cancer. When the elementary school’s resident ethicist heard the news that Ms. Jizzle put herself and her other students inside Ralphie without any sort of certification or training, he alerted the school superintendent who fired Miss Jizzle on the spot. Sometime later, Ms. Jizzle found herself teaching back at her alma mater Our Lady of Perpetual Longing and desperately tried to win the approval of her conservative childhood principal. At the start of a new semester, she finds that somehow Ralphie and every other student from her previous school wound up enrolling in her Animal Physiology class together. It’s time to take chances, make mistakes, and get messy. PHOTOS BY KOEN GROUP PHOTOGRAPHY
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MC G U I R E Jizzy McGuire is your typical horny teenager. She likes playing with her Furby which is funny because it doesn’t have any hair ;). She loves talking on the phone too. She gets paid $2.99 for the first five minutes, and 99 cents for every minute after. She enjoys hanging out with her friend Miranda. Every day after school they go home and do their “homework”. Sometimes they do it on the desk. Other times they do it on the bed. Sometimes, they even do it against the wall. One time, they even did it naked. Her greatest inspiration in life is Lindsey Lohan. She was brilliant in The Parent Trap and seems like the sort of girl who is doing all the right things and really has her life in order. Jizzy recently picked up art and signed into her school’s human form drawing class when she learned that Ethan Shaft was the class’ model. She received high praise for her latest painting entitled: “Triumphant Swollen Member #4”, which she dedicated numerous late night hours to with the help of Mr. Shaft. When she grows up, she wants to be a pop star. But hell, as long as there is a camera in front of her, she is willing to be whatever sort of “star” you want. Maybe one day she could even be featured on the Jizney Channel, making all the boys in school wish they had paid attention to her. Like any teenage girl, she is extremely worried about her image. So she bought fake tits with the profits from her phone conversations. In fact, she can pretty much already pay for college. She’s pretty good at those phone calls. What keeps her grounded through her life is her best friend Gordo, who is there for her through thick and veiny. She can lean on him in times of need. Hell, she can even sit on his face if she feels like it.
L O OS E Lucy Loose is the quintessential Asian-American actress. You may recognize her from some of her movies such as “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”, “Drill Bill: Volumes I and II””The Woman with the Iron Fists”, and “Someday this Pain Will be Useful to You”. She portrays characters who aren’t victims but who are in charge. Hell, she played a fucking Viper in “Kung Fu Panda”. She’s a glamorous movie star and leading lady. At first glance, she appears beautiful and innocent, but much like the characters that she plays on the big screen, Lucy Loose is not a woman you want to mess with. When the cameras are off, she is a Bondage Queen. A dominatrix –someone who can fulfill your every secret need and fetish while making you realize desires that you didn’t even know you had. Lucy is going to whip up and serve some independent woman realness. She doesn’t get tied up in knots on the mundane facets of life. It’s 2013, ladies. I think it’s time to switch roles. Strap-on your gear and be the bad bitches that you are. Spend a night with her, and she’ll have you seeing fifty shades of gay while making you gag and beg for more. Lucy Loose believes that if done correctly, S&M can be a real…bonding experience. When this assassin gets you from behind, she’ll slap up more excitement than you’ve ever witnessed. Every man secretly wants to get punished, and she’s prepared to choke the competition and come out on top. There aren’t any safe words up in here because Lucy plays for keeps, and once you get Loose, there is no turning back.
M I VA J Onyacok Lickin Misnatch, better known by her porn name Licki Mivaj, is an aspiring singer, cheap webcam model, and ass-trophycist. She got her start in the streets of Bentonville, Arkansas as a topless Wal-Mart cashier and rose to fame singing karaoke in local Waffle Houses. You know how the tables there are always sticky? That was her. Soon after, she was signed onto her first recording label, Redtube.com Records. Run by the uber-wealthy media mogul Puffy Diddle and his enterprising sidekick J. T. Cloyd, this label was ready to make all of her dreams come true. However, she soon dislocated her fallopian tubes in an unfortunate twerking accident and was dropped from the company. Despite this, she has bounced back wonderfully. She has landed endorsement deals with Mattress Firm, Victoria Secret, Goodwill, and KY Jelly, and has received praise across the board for her relentless use of their products. Even more than her musical ability and endorsement prowess, the most defining feature and powerful ASSet of Ms. Mivaj is certainly her mASSive... desire to help local Conway charities. Just kidding, it’s that big ol’ booty. In fact, her backside is so big it literally has its own congressman. This congressman, Sir Mix-a-lot, has spent tireless hours in Washington lobbying for a national Booty Awareness Month and the allowance of open carry dildos in school. Licki hopes to one day follow in the footsteps of her mother and become a professional vibrator saleswoman specializing in door to door demonstrations. She also hopes to settle down with a man or woman and raise a family. So she is on the prowl for someone who is ready for her jelly, can turn her on, and knows how to pound her alarm. Maybe that person could be you.
Nala the Loin
QU E E N A close friend of Elton John’s, Nala the Loin Queen is a fierce, ferocious and feral femaline hailing from the Gay Pride Lands of the Disney DyNasty. A lascivious lady lioness, she likes her meat (raw), loves going for long walks in the desert, and generally abides by a “Hakuna My-tatas” philosophy. Before you go up to pet this pawsitively precious pussy, remember that she’ll eat your heart out and leave your boners in the Elephant’s Graveyard. So enemies beware. But for those who like to play the cat-amite: give her a lick or two, rub her right, and she’ll pounce on you like a cougar in heat. You’ve seen Animal Planet—once you’re in her exotic jungle, you’ll be unable to tame this beast in the sheets. Naughty Nala will tear you up and wear you out, leaving you clawing for more. Be sure to visit the watering hole beforehand, and bring a change of pants; her roar alone will make your mouth water and your loins flood. She’ll be the mane event, so get ready to feel the love tonight, because she just can’t wait to be Queen.
SWI F T Nail’er Swift is a passionate singer and songwriter, squeezing out platinums since she was only fifteen. This diva isn’t shy either; she craves the spotlight. And the bigger the better. When Swift isn’t busy getting down in the studio, she spends her free time back on the ranch, plowing the land, knocking boots with the help, and riding her stallions sun up to sun down. But this passionate country girl doesn’t live free of vices. Her taste for bad boys often leaves her knowing that she should’ve said no. However, this time Swift promises no more tear drops on her guitar. After her last boyfriend, Kanye, failed to let her finish too many times, Swift now claims her throne as the hottest bachelorette this side of the Mississippi. With claims that they are never ever getting back together, this fearless star is determined to make sparks fly with someone new. While she admits to enjoying extra time feeding her pony, she still yearns for her own love story.
Buffy Cummers the Vampire
LA Y E R Into every generation, a Layer is born; one luscious, ripe girl for the entire world to cherishloose, wild, “chosen.” Wielding seduction and strength, she lustily invites the forces of evil into the recesses of her hills, valleys, and the deep, dark, dampness, of her caverns, trapping them within, using the swell of their members to plunder the depths of her hell-mouth. Vampires and demons are powerless when it comes to her sexual demands. Forbidden fruit is her favorite desert, always served cold. Angel, her first sex slave, always kept her guessing. He climbed through any opening at all hours of the night. He was a man that she had wrapped around her finger and held between her legs. But that wasn’t enough for Buffy. No, she needed more! The Layer needs a man that is powerful, shirtless, chiseled, and one that won’t hold back, thrusting his fangs into her at a moment’s notice. That man was Spike, and he always took initiative. Spike and Buffy fought like siblings but F#$@ed like champions. So when the two boy toys come back into her life, what is she to do? Why not both? Lay’em and slay’em! After saving the world numerous times, she still maintains her impeccable fashion and physique. She may have lost prom queen, but she won’t lose Miss Hendrix! She IS… Buffy Cummers, the Vampire Layer.
P R I NC E S S I was reared atop the ever-frosted tip of Cumdrop Mountain, where as a child I enjoyed playing with the Sour Patch Kids in the village below. My realm is one of sweet treats and hard candy canes where, since I was a girl, I have been trying to learn the secret of concockting cuntfectionary delights. As I sit in line to receive the candy corn crown, I wait for my honeyed prince, Lickherfish, to arrive and teach me the secret of sweet cream fillings. While I wait for my prince I have devoted myself to assisting the victims of the horrid Twizzler Twisters – which is also my favorite position – that have ravaged my valley down below. In my earlier years I was quite a rebellious youth, seeking social justice for all of my sweet subjects. I was arrested for protesting the Willy Wonka factory for its cruel labor practices concerning his use of poor, migrant Oompa Loompas (who
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are much, much… bigger than their name and stature would suggest). While I was riding out my hard time for driving my bulldozer through Wonka’s back door to forcefully free the Oompa Loompas from the bondage within, I pondered the deepest mysteries of my kingdom. Despite my rebellious nature in my youth I was accepted to the M&M Institute for Sugar and Spice where I was bestowed the title of Miss Cherry Cordial which led to me earning the classification of Magnum Cum Laude amongst all of my classmates. I have recently started designing edible candy clothes; unfortunately, my research has been blue balled due to a lack of suitable ‘volunteers’ who have the skills necessary to handle my desires. I am hoping that the notoriety from Miss Hendrix will help me to attract a new host of subjects who aren’t afraid to get a little sticky.
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date time location
3/2/13 11:30 Registration 12 p.m. Start Time
South Lawn by the Houses (Stella Smith Lot)
$5 per team $10 for faculty
Drag Queen Trivia With Unity
3/4/13 7:00 p.m.
3/5/13 6:00 p.m.
Reves Recital Hall
Bika-A-Thon The Game of Life
3/6/13 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
3/6/13 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
3/7/13 4:00 p.m. Registration 4:15 Start Time 6:30 Judging begins
3/7/13 ZaZa’s Pizza
Red Light Revue
3/8/13 7:30 p.m. -9:30 p.m.
SLTC East Patio
3/9/13 8:00 p.m.
$20 for students $30 for guests
3/9/13 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Campbell, Dining Hall
C HA R I T Y Information THE STEWPOT The Stewpot started 39 years ago, in the First Presbyterian Church, by a group who recognized the need for a soup kitchen in downtown Little Rock. The first meal was $.99 and the cost is $2.13 per meal today, even after cutbacks in the serving of meat and other expensive items. The mission serves the homeless, the jobless, working poor, the elderly, and the mentally and physically disabled. They open the door to anyone who needs a meal. Clothes are distributed on Thursdays and Baptist Health donates their expertise and supplies each Friday. Over 150 different volunteers participate each month at the Stewpot: cooking meals, sorting clothes, serving meals or picking up low cost food from The Rice Depot and Food Bank.
CAMP ALDERSGATE, INC.
Camp Aldersgate is Arkansas’s only non-profit uniquely dedicated to serving children and youth with disabilities and senior adults in a camp environment. They provide children with disabilities access to traditional camp activities for six weeks during the summer. They offer another program that promotes disability awareness to children with or without disabilities. Camp Aldersgate provides senior citizens educational and recreational activities, social interaction, and a nutritious lunch once a week from August through May.
FAULKNER COUNTY SENIOR CITIZENS PROGRAM PEDIATRICS PLUS COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS Community Connections is a non-profit organization that provides free, quality extra curricular activities for children with special needs. They also provide support for their families. They do this by offering flag football, soccer, dance, theatre, golf, art, cheerleading, music, and martial arts. Community Connections also has an autism resource library that offers books and resources to families that have children on the autism spectrum. They currently offer programs in Conway, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Hot Springs, and Russellville.
THE SAFE PLACE, INC. The Safe Place, Inc., a non-profit organization, serving Conway and Faulkner counties, was established in 1995 to provide immediate safe shelter plus services for victims of domestic violence and their children, thereby saving lives. They are dedicated to educating both the victims and society about domestic violence and abuse, empowering the victims and their children to desire and achieve living violence free, thus breaking the cycle of domestic violence. Governed by a Board, the Executive Director, responsible for administrative and direct services, supervises volunteers and a staff of five in the following positions: legal advocate, child/teen advocate, weeknight advocates and weekend advocate. Services include but not limited to: crisis hotline, safety planning, emergency shelter, food, clothing, advocacy, transportation, group and lay counseling, referrals, parenting and life skills classes, education about domestic violence, bullying and dating violence to victims and society, etc.
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The Faulkner County Council on Aging, Inc. strives to identify and meet the nutrition, social, and transportation needs of Senior Adults (Faulkner County residents age 60 or older). Their goal is to help them remain active, independent, and to enhance their quality of life. They accomplish this by providing home delivered meals to homebound individuals; meals and activities at any of their six senior citizens centers; and transportation to life-necessary destinations such as medical and dental appointments, grocery stores, etc. Arkansas has the third highest number of older people at risk for hunger in the nation. Most have become undernourished because of chronic poor health, an inability to shop or cook, limited income, or isolation and depression. All of their programs are designed to address these issues and to help them remain healthy and living in their own homes for as long as possible.
LUCIE' S PLACE, INC.
Lucie’s Place envisions a world in which Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) young adults feel welcomed, loved, and respected at home. In response to the disproportionate and overwhelming population of homeless LGBTQ young adults in Central Arkansas, the mission of Lucie’s Place is to establish a long-term shelter for homeless LGBTQ young adults, ages eighteen to twentyfive. Their goal is to provide a safe home in which these young adults can live their lives to the fullest while developing skills necessary for independent living. They hope to have this program, our Transitional Living Program (TLP) open in Q4 of 2013. In addition, they are currently working to secure funding for two other programs they plan to open in Q1 of 2013. These two programs will offer free counseling services and emergency short-term housing for LGBTQ young adults who are currently homeless, at risk of becoming homelessness or who have a history of homelessness.
COMMUNITY SERVICE, INC.
CONWAY INTERFAITH CLINIC, INC.
With locations in seven cities in west central Arkansas, Community Service is near to more than 340,000 Arkansans across 11 counties. Their service professionals are committed to helping youth in need through prevention and education, therapeutic foster care, day treatment, substance abuse services, mental health services and juvenile justice. They are a non-profit youth and family service organization serving at-risk youth. Community Service’s mission is to be a leader in providing quality services to youth and their families that will empower them to attain success in their homes, school, careers, and communities. Those that seek treatment at Community Service are children aging from birth to 19 years of age and their families. In many cases, they have given up all hope of a bright future. They live in chaos, depression, and despair. Their clients come from all walks of life and family economic backgrounds.
Their mission is to provide access to medical and dental services for those individuals and families in Faulkner County who would not otherwise have access. Their primary goal is to expand the programs to provide medical and dental care for an increased number of Faulkner and surrounding county’s low-income families. Conway Interfaith Clinic’s two major programs are a medical clinic and a dental clinic. Services provided through the medical clinic include primary medical care, reduced fee lab work, reduced fee hospital care, referrals to specialists and assistance with prescription drugs. Our dental clinic provides exams, cleaning, x-rays, extractions and general dentistry. Since opening in 2003, they have provided dental services to 7,667 patients with 29,685 visits, medical care for 3,746 patients with 18,465 visits and provided over $9.9 million in maintenance medications to the uninsured medical patients at the clinic.
CHILDREN' S ADVOCACY ALLIANCE
BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF FAULKNER COUNTY ARKANSAS, INC. The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is to enable all young
The Children’s Advocacy Alliance is an independent non-profit organization. Their mission is to provide hope, healing, and a voice for justice for abused and neglected children in our community. Originally founded in 2000 as CASA of the 20th Judicial District, the Children’s Advocacy Alliance oversees both the Central Arkansas Children’s Advocacy and the CASA 20th Judicial District program. They coordinate investigative and treatment efforts involving law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical, and mental health services. These services are coordinated through a community-based facility to protect children from further trauma and to provide them with a foundation for healing from their abuse. They also recruit and train local advocates to stand up for abused and neglected children, represent their best interests in court, and help them find safe, permanent homes.
people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Club does this by providing a safe place for youth ages 5-18 after school and during the summer. They provide programming in 5 core areas: Education & Career, Character & Leadership, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports/Fitness/Recreation. The average daily attendance is nearing 300 members. The majority of the members qualify for the federal free/reduced lunch program, identifying as low to moderate income households and also meeting additional ‘at-risk’ qualifiers.
HAVEN /HELP FOR ABUSE VICTIMS IN EMERGENCY NEED) HAVEN, a non-profit organization of Counseling Associates, Inc., began providing a safe home to children in 1986 and is a licensed emergency shelter and provides long-term residential services as well. Children who are placed at HAVEN will be female between the ages of 6-18 and are in the foster care system. Often times, the residents have been victims of sexual and/or physical abuse. All residents receive a mental health evaluation, a psychiatric assessment, and individual and group therapy. HAVEN typically provides a home for 60 young girls per year. The shelter operates on a 24 hours 7 days a week basis. Their goal is to enrich the life of each child who calls HAVEN home, by providing educational assistance, mental health services, and recreational activities, in a stable, supportive environment.
Saigon CUISINE Great prices, tasty food, and options galore by Alyssa Curry
aigon Cuisine in downtown Conway serves authentic Asian food. The menu features Vietnamese, Chinese, and Thai cuisine. The restaurant also includes a drive-thru and appears to have a thriving take-out business. The extensive menu was a bit confusing at first, but once I got over the sheer volume of text, it was easy to catch on. I decided to try one dish from each region. I ordered Vegetable Lo Mein (C38), Curry Noodles (T26), and Bamboo shoots (V79) to be shared among three people. The generous portions mean a single dish is usually more than enough for one person and ideal for sharing. The staff is quite accommodating when it comes to dietary restrictions. They were willing to replace the beef in the bamboo shoot dish with tofu to make it vegetarian-friendly. The food was delicious and the presentation was appealing. The Vegetable Lo Mein’s flavor was mild and mellow. It had just the right proportion of vegetables to noodles and included broccoli,
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PHOTOS BY ALYSSA CURRY AND MARY BETH BRESHEARS red and green bell peppers, baby corn, celery, and a fresh bean sprout and carrot garnish. The vegetables were well cooked; they were tender but still retained some crunch. The sauce on the Curry Noodles was complex and well balanced— sweet with a bite. Bell peppers, bean sprouts, tofu, and pockets of basil accompanied the rice noodles and curry sauce, making for a satisfying dish. The tangy bamboo shoot-tofu dish was served with steamed rice. Ginger and onions gave the tender bamboo shoots and crunchy tofu additional flavor. The restaurant is very clean, quiet and uncrowded. The simple white walls with red trim are easy on the eyes. Oriental-style décor adds to the atmosphere. As far as seating options, you can choose between booths and chairs. The tables are set with silverware, but chopsticks are available upon request. Condiments include Siracha and soy sauce. The service was excellent. Our server was
friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. He politely answered our questions, made suggestions and checked in to make sure we had everything we needed. The food was prepared and served in a timely manner. Eating at Saigon Cuisine is affordable, making it a good choice for college students. The portions are large and the prices are reasonable. Almost every dish on the menu was under ten dollars. The food is well worth the trip. With dozens of dishes from three different regions, there should be something for everyone to order. Saigon Cuisine is located at 305 E Oak Street. The restaurant is open for lunch (11:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) and dinner all week: SundayThursday from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and FridaySaturday from 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. For more information contact the restaurant by calling (501) 327-6200.
RELIEF ALLIANCE The Appeal of Meals by Mary Katherine Barker PHOTOS PROVIDED BY THE ARKANSAS HUNGER RELIEF ALLIANCE
ere at Hendrix, we’re lucky to have an award-winning cafeteria and food service program. We are served healthy and diverse choices every day, and in abundant amounts. But, imagine for a moment that Ms. Mimi closed those doors between you and the enticing contents of the caf – imagine yourself going without food for an entire day. Or, perhaps imagine that you’re limited to only one meal, or that you have to choose between food and paying your bills. These scenarios are the reality for thousands of Arkansans, who have to decide between food and medication rather than between pizza and a sandwich. While it may not seem obvious to us – the students of a private college – our state suffers from a serious hunger problem. So, Hendrix students, be aware of what is happening beyond the bricks and pecans of our beautiful campus, because awareness is half the battle. The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance is a “nonprofit collaborative network of hunger relief organizations throughout Arkansas,” and works with local, state, and government organizations to feed Arkansans who are in need. The Alliance was formed in 2004 with six founding members, and has only expanded since then: it is now made up of over 100 members, including food banks and hunger advocates from around the state. Their mission, as stated on arhungeralliance.org, is “to reduce hunger through a unified effort to provide hunger relief, education and advocacy.” With over one in four kids in Arkansas struggling with hunger every day, this relief can’t come fast enough. One of their methods for accomplishing this goal is to “promote hunger relief organizations and stimulate planning for effective and efficient hunger relief programs.” An example of one of the Alliance’s most successful programs is the Arkansas No Kid Hungry Campaign. The program was conceptualized in 2009, when Arkansas was ranked #1 in the nation in childhood hunger. Share Our Strength, a national non-profit organization working to alleviate childhood hunger nationwide, chose to use
Arkansas as a “proof of concept state” where they could execute their strategies for fixing this problem. These strategies included raising awareness about nutrition, promoting programs and educating families about grocery shopping that would benefit their health, as well as their budgets. So, in 2010, the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance teamed up with Share Our Strength and Governor Beebe to launch the No Kid Hungry Campaign – and just in time. According to data provided by the Alliance, more than 200,000 children in Arkansas are at risk of hunger and not getting adequate nutrition to lead active, healthy lives. Also, nearly 30% of Arkansas households with children struggled to afford enough food for themselves and their families in 2010. With the campaign in motion, these statistics have become less representative of our state in the past two years. In fact, Arkansas has gone from first to ninth in national childhood food insecurity. “Food insecurity basically means that children or a family may not know where their next meal is coming from at some point during the year,” Patty Barker, the campaign director of the Arkansas No Kid Hungry Campaign, said. This drop in food insecurity is a result of supplying over 7,000 Arkansas children with summer meal programs because oftentimes, the hot lunch served at public school is the only meal that children eat per day. Also, over 60 schools increased their participation in making breakfast available to students, and nearly 400 families received education about smarter shopping and healthier cooking. Making breakfast available to hungry children at school is the cornerstone of the campaign, because hungry kids simply cannot perform as well as those who get three square meals a day. By introducing alternative breakfast programs, such as breakfast in the classroom at the beginning of every day, children are guaranteed 2 meals at school. The Alliance is also working to ensure that meals can be found outside of school hours with their after-school programs. Through grants from Share Our Strength, places
like churches, schools and boys’ and girls’ clubs are able to provide meals for children when school is not in session. “We want to feed kids where they live, learn, and play,” Barker said. The No Kid Hungry Campaign not only aims to feed children, but also educates struggling families on how to shop for and prepare healthy food while maintaining a tight budget. Cooking Matters, a program that the campaign provides, teaches families how to prepare low-cost but nutritious meals. Shopping Matters, another program, is a guided grocery store tour that teaches people with low incomes how to read food labels and make the most of their food budgets. These tours enable people in need to make healthier decisions for themselves and their families without sacrificing their money. The campaign’s success can be attributed to faithful partners and experienced workers, but it could not be done without the work of volunteers. Getting involved is easy, and a great way to give back to our state. “Students can volunteer in local food pantries,” Barker said, “and they can contact their local schools and encourage them to offer alternative breakfast programs, like breakfast in the classroom.” Students can also “volunteer to sign people up for SNAP benefits – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – formerly known as food stamps,” Barker said. Some students are already getting involved: two Hendrix graduates, Braeden Hall and Liza Poris, will be serving as AmeriCorps VISTA workers for the Alliance beginning in March. “They will be helping with our nutrition education outreach and our summer and after-school feeding programs,” Barker said. So, next time you’re in the caf indulging in a slice of chocolate chip pizza, remember the thousands of kids throughout the state who are unsure of when they will be fed next. Perhaps it will be motivation enough to spread the word on hunger, which is the first step in the right direction.
MARDIGRAS The nation’s most colorful holiday by Mary McNally
eads. They’re everywhere; around my neck, in my hair, on the sidewalk, hanging on poles, even stuck in sewers. If you look up, beware: wave after wave of plastic jewelry darkens the sky as throwers carry out their mission to spread Mardi Gras cheer. Some of them have a bit of fun with the job, pelting partiers and unsuspecting pedestrians alike from their advantageous perch atop Honey BooBoo’s paper-mache head. If you’re anywhere near a parade on Mardi Gras weekend, you’ll find yourself ducking and dodging these surprisingly hefty throws; it might be best to keep your arms outstretched to protect your face (I learned this the hard way). And always there’s the enterprising adult who stands near the children, letting the small beads fall for them to fight over while he snags the magnificent ones for his personal use. What is it about an endless stream of cheap throws that draws thousands of tourists to New Orleans every year? A New Orleans native and Mardi Gras veteran advised me (only half-jokingly), “You’ll find that as the parade goes on, catching beads becomes of the utmost importance.” I’ll admit the spirit was infectious, and the weight of a few pounds of plastic hanging around my neck was as satisfying as it was strenuous. And despite the high risk of injury, nary was there an unsmiling face in the crowd. Beautifully decorated floats–with cheerful names such as “The Intentional Dumbing Down
of America” –crawled by and everyone dutifully stuck their arms in the air, cheering and smiling. The rare moper became target practice for unopened packages of beads, or wonderful prizes such as sunglasses with a Mardi Gras crown on top, in the hopes that they’d crack a smile. Parents undertook projects to make “thrones” for their young ones, creatively constructed out of plywood and stand-up ladders, prime real estate considering the taller you are, the more you catch. Bourbon street, the center of festivities
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As the parade goes on, catching beads becomes of the utmost importance
for Fat Tuesday, didn’t just have beads thrown from floats, but from celebrators on balconies above, and vendors on the ground. The sidewalk and cobblestones were coated with colorful debris. By the end of the day I, too, was standing on my tippy-toes, climbing onto coolers, and running up against the floats themselves in the hopes of earning more plastic treasures. So how did this begin? Mardi Gras was originally a French holiday called “Boeuf Gras” that French-Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville (try saying that five times fast) brought to Louisiana in 1700. The festivities grew quickly in New Orleans to
involve processions with carriages and “flambeaux” torches, which are still an integral part of most parades. By the late 19th century, Fat Tuesday was a declared state-wide holiday. The original Mardi Gras “throws” were necklaces made of glass beads. If you’re lucky (or, in my case, if you scream “GLASS BEADS PLEASE!” at a thrower long enough) you can still catch these colorful pieces of jewelry today, in honor of that tradition. Once you’ve lost circulation to your arms and your neck has a permanent crick, you can take a break and enjoy all the sights this unquestionably beautiful city has to offer. Rows of beautiful, spacious victorian houses that have withstood the test of time, painted creative colors to reflect the quirky personality of the people there. Stopping by Cafe Du Monde is a necessity, and during the Mardi Gras season, hordes of people wait for hours just to get two simply delicious items: a coffee and beignet. The French Quarter, which is essentially a year-round flea market, is a gold mine of potential souvenirs for shameless tourists like myself (but remember: haggle haggle haggle!) And, of course, people watching is also a veritable form of entertainment, with passerbys clad in anything from salmon shorts and sperrys to a worn top hat and violet breeches. But my favorite part about the whole holiday? The look of sheer joy on Mimi’s face when I dumped an arm full of my most prized catches at her feet. Happy Mardi Gras, everyone.
PHOTOS BY GEORGE E. LOSS JR.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FOR THE ARTS Elizabeth Williams singlehandedly designs show BY AMELIA ROBERT
PHOTO BY MARY BETH BRESEARS
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ARTS&ENTERTAINMENT Senior theatre major Elizabeth Williams on the set she designed for the student-directed January show. Williams was responsible for the costumes, set, lights and props, and recieved an Undergraduate Research Odyssey credit.
his past January, the Hendrix Players produced two Chekhov plays, The Bear and The Proposal. The plays were directed by Ruthann Curry Brown, and the costumes, set, lights and props were designed entirely by senior and theatre major Elizabeth Williams. This was the second year for Hendrix’s student-designed January show. Last year, the players produced The Typists, which featured set and lighting designs by theatre department alum Torey Hayward, and costume designs by another alum Beatrice Vena, who went on to work with costumes for this year’s Humana Festival. Last year, when Prof. Danny Grace presented students with the opportunity to design the January show, Williams took an interest. She took on the job as independent study, and began researching last August. Curry Brown chose to direct the two shows in an over-the-top, farcical manner instead of trying to take Chekhov’s frequently silly dialogue too seriously. Rather than make the design of the show equally as “loud,” Williams chose to simply find and create costumes and set-pieces that quietly represented the time period. For costumes, she selected colors that complimented each character’s personality. “Set and costume design shouldn’t distract from the show itself,” Williams said. The January shows are performed on the stage of Staples Auditorium, but the audience sits on the stage itself, surrounding the performance theatre-in-the-round style. This gives acting students an opportunity to experience a style of performance that is more intimate than acting on the large, proscenium or thrust style stages
they have likely grown accustomed to. It also presents design students with the unique challenge of accommodating an audience that is seated close enough to see minute details. This set-up was one of the first challenges Williams faced in the preliminary stages of her design. It was important that audience members were able to see the action of the show regardless of where they sat. Therefore, Williams had to be careful about the size and placement of the show’s furniture. She recalls being excited to find a chaise lounge that was perfect for The Bear already on-hand in the theatre department’s “large props” supply. Between the two plays, there was a brief pause during which the furniture was re-arranged to give audience members a different view. Both plays took place on one set, the room designed by Williams. Willams helped draw the audience in by adding a chandelier just above their heads. She also incorporated details like stacks of books on the chairs to make the room look believably lived-in. When blocking the shows (the “blocking” is the movements a director assigns their actors), Curry Brown maintained a theme of triangles and circles. Triangles were chosen because each show had only three characters, so their positions onstage often adopted a triangular formation. Circles were chosen because in both of these shows the characters spend most of the performance dancing around what needs to be said until it finally comes out in the end. Williams reflected these themes with her design. The parquet floor, which Williams chose because parquet was time-period appropriate, was a herringbone pattern made of triangular pieces. Through extensive discussion about the show,
Curry Brown and Williams developed an idea that the show is almost like a sort of dance, or even a carousel ride. So, for the design on the floor itself, Williams chose a pattern that resembled the top of a carousel. According to Williams, the carousel was a good symbol for the show because, when riding a carousel, “you go up and down, around and around, but you never really get anywhere.” The design also reflected the playful nature of both shows. The floor also included a fabulous rug that made the room feel homey without covering the floor pattern. Williams received Undergraduate Research Odyssey credit for her work. She will be displaying some visual representations of her work on the show when she attends the USITT (United States Institute of Theatre Technology) conference this March with fellow theatre students and faculty members. Theatrically, Williams is pursuing a wellrounded last semester at Hendrix. At the end of February she performed in the Hendrix Player’s musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. In April, she will be stage managing the senior seminar production, Almost, Maine. Williams felt that her theatrical education at Hendrix fully prepared her for the challenge of designing this show. She is grateful that Hendrix’s degree in theatre arts requires students to study everything that is required to put together a performance, from acting to directing, from designing to stage managing. She thanks the theatre faculty for offering her the opportunity to do design work on this show, and for all the help she received from them in both her researching and designing endeavors.
LIGHTS ON THE LANTERN
Local theatre provides entertainment for Conway residents
t Hendrix, the arts and theatre appear to be strongly supported by students from all areas of study. Theatre students, volunteers, and spectators alike seem to come together to enjoy the efforts made by their peers on the stage. Events such as last fall’s The Anatomy of Gray and the more recent The Bear and The Proposal were highly supported, while the upcoming musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is eagerly awaited. In lieu of all the events brought to us by our college’s theatre department, however, students should consider getting involved with local theatre—in which case, they can start with the Lantern Theatre in downtown Conway. Located on Van Ronkle Street, within walking distance of the Hendrix campus, the Lantern is the home of the Conway Community Arts Association, which “endeavors to be a culturally enriching community presence by providing professional, dynamic, and unique theatrical experiences.” The CCAA has been a part of the Conway community for over thirty five years, but unfortunately has been unable to secure a permanent residence due to space and cost issues. However, when the group came across the store-front space on Van Ronkle, they knew they had found a home where they could audition, rehearse, and perform in one place for the first time since the company’s inception. The Lantern, like many small community theatres, is a self-described black-box theatre, a relatively recent innovation in theatre spaces that encourages simplistic, small performance space with limited seating. The Lantern seats about 75 and provides an atmosphere that is conducive to small cast productions and an intimate opportunity for the audience. The theatre produces a variety of shows that incorporate members from the community as actors, crew and directors. The first show of the 2013 season, All the King’s Women, opened to much success, chronicling a series of monologues by women who encountered Elvis Presley, from the woman who sold him his first guitar to the White House secretarial staff. The theatre’s next production, Hats!, is a musical about a woman’s mid-life crisis as she faces
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by Taylor Foreman her fiftieth birthday. Hats! will open on April 19th. Other upcoming shows for audition and attendance for the rest of the season are The Tower, The Amateurs and The Odd Couple. The Lantern also holds occasional performances known as “Late Night at The Lantern,” which are typically small-cast productions held at 8 P. M. on weekends. For those who wish to get involved in the Lantern’s productions, the Conway Community Arts Association is a non-profit, all-volunteer company that depends on donations and work from community members. The company always welcomes volunteers wishing to work with sets, costumes, lighting or even those auditioning to act. For more information, see the company’s website at www.conwayarts.org. For others who simply wish to enjoy local theatre, the Lantern and the CCAA welcome attendance at any of their events. Giving support to the local arts and theatre productions is an excellent way for Hendrix students to get involved in Conway and give back to their community.
PHOTOS BY STACEY SVENDSEN
FEELINGVINE New Mobile Video-Sharing App Breaks Ground By Alyssa Curry
ear the end of January, Twitter launched Vine, a free smartphone video-sharing application. The app is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Although it works in conjunction with Twitter, Vine is a separate service. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can instead sign up for Vine using an email address. The application impresses from the get go. When you access Vine, it loads clips instantaneously. The design is simple, clean and uncluttered. As you scroll through your feed, the videos begin to play immediately, without prompting. Vine has a following system (similar to that of Twitter) that allows you to subscribe to content produced by other users. You can find people you know through their Twitter handles or email addresses. Vine videos are limited to a maximum of six seconds, and play in a continuous loop. The interface is similar to Instagram, except that there is no editing or filters involved. Tap the create button, shoot your video and share. In addition to uploading the video on your Vine profile and sharing it with followers, you also have the option of posting your creation to Facebook or Twitter. The content other users are producing is quirky and imaginative. The camera records when your finger is touching the screen. Lifting your finger allows you to momentarily stop
recording and reposition your camera. A meter shows the remaining amount of recording time. When you’re finished, the app does all the work for you, editing together a six-second movie. This setup makes it easy for users to be creative by taping montages or stop motion scenes. The six second time constraint can actually make the whole process more accessible and open up filming to amateurs. Making a video is quick, easy, and spontaneous rather than
Making a video is quick, easy, and spontaneous rather than scripted and labor intensive
scripted and labor intensive. The result is a myriad of clips that give the viewer a window into the lives of others. Indeed, part of Vine’s appeal is not only making your own clips, but also viewing those of others. The “explore” function allows you to browse videos by category. You can watch anything from an amusing skit or a time lapse of Grand Central Station to a recipe demonstration or a dog riding a scooter.
But Vine is still a relatively new app and there is room for improvement. Firstly, users should be afforded more influence. Editor’s Picks clips that show up in the main feed can be somewhat intrusive and there doesn’t appear to be a way to limit the content to include only the users you are following. Currently your profile and the clips you post on Vine are public, meaning anyone can view them. According to its website, the company is planning to add privacy settings that will allow users to control the visibility of their content in a future version of the app. Another inconvenience is that Facebook has blocked the ability to find and add Facebook friends with Vine accounts. Unfortunately, the app has recently been upgraded to a 17+ age rating after pornographic clips were uploaded to the site. To crack down on this problem, Vine has given people the option to flag inappropriate content and report other users. Reported videos do not start automatically, instead displaying a warning message and requiring the viewer’s permission to play the movie. It’s still too early to tell where Vine will go from here, but it certainly looks promising. The interesting setup and intuitive interface make creating, sharing and viewing videos less time consuming and more appealing to a wider audience.
THE HEART ATTACK TALENT SHOW
Student-Organized Talent Show raises funds for the American Heart Association by Amelia Robert
n February 15, Hendrix hosted its first ever “Heart Attack Talent Show.” The event, which took place in Worsham, was an opportunity for Hendrix students and local performers to showcase their musical talents. It raised money for the American Heart Associating by collecting donations. The heart-related event was intentionally scheduled near Valentine’s Day. It was organized by Adam Simon and Connor Anderson. Simon also contributed a few songs to the show. Anderson acted as emcee, and took anonymous shout-outs from the audience throughout the show. The show featured performances by the Jazzberry Jams , a jazz group composed of Hendrix students Maiya Block, Hans Schmidt, Adam Nick, Aaron Steinberg, Phillip Green, and Will
Wortham. Youmna Mouffarej, Andrea OseiBonsu and Max Inchaureggi are also members, but did not appear at this particular presentation. The group performed a snazzy rendition of “She Don’t Use Jelly” by The Flaming Lips. Sophomore Daniel Greer performed an original piece titled “Sunday Evening,” and covered songs by Fleet Foxes and Sufjan Stevens. Adam Lombardi performed the thematically appropriate “My Heart” by John Denver, and brought the crowd to cheers with a song about incest that included a kazoo solo. He took the show’s first prize, and will also be making an appearance in the Red Light Review. Anna Dirkx, who won third place, performed two original pieces. The first, she explained, was about “the resiliency of the human spirit.” She
also regaled the crowd by telling a story about her songwriting techniques. She, too, will be performing at the Red Light Review. Drew Rutens performed original, rhythmic poetry about his self-described “deep feelings” with accompaniment on the piano by Adam Simon and maracas by Connor Anderson. His performance was reminiscent of beat poetry. Dalton Parrack’s excellent cover of Breezeblocks by alt-j sounded strikingly like the original. He also performed an original song called “In my Dreams.” Rose Early, who took second place, performed an a capella version Somewhere Over the Rainbow in a smooth, low voice reminiscent of a real 40’s crooner.
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MARCH 1-2 FRIDAY, MARCH 1 6 p.m. Men’s Baseball vs. Berry. Hendrix College. Conway. 6:30 p.m. Cirque Du Soleil Quidam. Verizon Arena site. Little Rock. (Production runs through March 3) 9 p.m. Arkansas Times Musician Showcase. The Rev Room. Little Rock.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3
SUNDAY, MARCH 10
12 p.m. Men’s Baseball vs. Berry. Hendrix. College. Conway. 7:30 p.m. Silly Sunday. Juanitias Café and Bar. Little Rock
6 p.m. Winter Jam Tour Spectacular. Verizon Arena site. Little Rock. 8 p.m. The Black Lillies. Juanitias Café and Bar. Little Rock
MONDAY, MARCH 4
MONDAY, MARCH 11
8 a.m-5 p.m. Harry Potters World. Hendrix College. Conway.
7:30 p.m. Our Bodies, Our Stories. Hendrix College. Conway.
8:30 p.m. The Wild Feathers. Juanitias Café and Bar. Little Rock
9 p.m. Clutch. Juanitias Café and Bar. Little Rock
10 p.m. California Guitar Trio. Juanitas Café and Bar. Little Rock.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2 2 p.m. Men’s Baseball vs. Berry. Hendrix. College. Conway.
TUESDAY, MARCH 5 7 p.m. Latin Night. The Rev Room. Little Rock.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 9 p.m. Pretty Things Peep Show. The Rev Room. Little Rock.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7 8:30 p.m. Drew Holocomb and the Neighbors. Juanitias Café and Bar. Little Rock.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9 9 p.m. Wade Bowen. The Rev Room. Little Rock.
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9 p.m. Butch Walker. The Rev Room. Little Rock.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12 6 p.m. Men’s Baseball vs. UT Tyler. Hendrix. College. Little Rock. 7 p.m. Latin Night. The Rev Room. Little Rock.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 9 p.m. Walk Off The Earth. Juanitias Café and Bar. Little Rock.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14 8 p.m. Thunder On The Mountain. The Rev Room. Little Rock. 9 p.m. Samantha Fish. Juanitias Café and Bar. Little Rock.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
7 p.m. Doug Stanhope’s Big Stink Comedy Tour. Juanitias Café and Bar. Little Rock 7:30 p.m. Joel & Victoria Osteen A Night of Hope. Verizon Arena site. Little Rock.
4 p.m. Men’s Lacross vs. Rhodes. Hendrix. College. Conway. 8:30 p.m. Adema. The Rev Room. Little Rock. 9 p.m. The Railers. Juanitias Café and Bar. Little Rock.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16 7 p.m. 100.3 Shinedown and Three Days Grace. Verizon Arena site. Little Rock. 9 p.m. Josh Abbott Band. The Rev Room. Little Rock.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21 9 p.m. Hinder. Juanitias Café and Bar. Little Rock. 9 p.m. Randy Rogers Band. The Rev Room. Little Rock.
8 p.m. Lee Fields & The Expressions. Juanitias Café and Bar. Little Rock.
MONDAY, MARCH 25 8 p.m. Soul Asylum. The Rev Room. Little Rock.
TUESDAY, MARCH 26 6 p.m. Men’s Baseball vs. Ozarks. Hendrix College. Conway. 7 p.m. Latin Night. The Rev Room. Little Rock. 8 p.m. Macklemore. Hendrix College. Conway. 9 p.m. Aaron Carter. Juanitias Café and Bar. Little Rock. 10 p.m. MODOC. Juanitias Café and Bar. Little Rock.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17 7:30 p.m. Silly Sunday. Juanitias Café and Bar. Little Rock. 8 p.m. Bernie Worrell Orchestra. The Rev Room. Little Rock.
MONDAY, MARCH 18 8 p.m. The Mowgli’s. Juanitias Café and Bar. Little Rock.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19 2 p.m. Men’s Baseball vs. Rust. Hendrix College. Conway. 7 p.m. Latin Night. The Rev Room. Little Rock. 9 p.m. Water Tower. Juanitias Café and Bar. Little Rock.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22 6 p.m. Men’s Baseball vs. Birmingham-South. Hendrix College. Conway.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23 2 p.m. Men’s Baseball vs. Birmingham-South. Hendrix College. Conway. 9 p.m. Pinback. The Rev Room. Little Rock. 10 p.m. The Stone Foxes. Juanitias Café and Bar. Little Rock.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24 12 p.m. Men’s Baseball vs. Birmingham-South. Hendrix College. Conway.
FRIDAY, MARCH 29 10 a.m. Woman’s Tennis vs. Millsaps. Hendrix College. Conway. 6 p.m. Men’s Baseball vs. Sewanee. Hendrix College. Conway. 7:30 p.m. Hendrix Dance Ensemble. Hendrix College. Conway. 9:30 p.m. Boom Kinetic. The Rev Room. Little Rock.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30 12 p.m. Men’s Baseball vs. Sewanee. Hendrix College. Conway. 7:30 p.m. Hendrix Dance Ensemble. Hendrix College. Conway. Photo Sources CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO https://www.facebook.com/CGTrio WADE BOWEN http://www.wadebowen.com/ THE WILD FEATHERS http://www.thewildfeathers.com/ MODOC https://www.facebook.com/modocmusic LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSION https://www. facebook.com/leefieldsandtheexpressions