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AETN provides Hendrix College with free educational programs

Posted 18 Oct 2011

Hendrix College students can learn more about the arts, culture, history, and natural wonders of Arkansas thanks to a new partnership with the Arkansas PBS (AETN). Beginning in November 2011, students can watch programs produced by AETN during the week in the "technology clusters" located throughout the Student Life and Technology Center. AETN will provide Hendrix with more than 50 free original educational programs.

"AETN has a treasure chest of programs about Arkansas to share – programs we want students to see that will help them learn about our state, inspire them to travel and see the sights, and understand the history of this place and its people," AETN Deputy Director Tony Brooks said. "These same programs are available to all colleges and universities who are interested in sharing this content with their students."

Examples of the programs to be shared include: "Silent Storytellers," "Delta Dreams," "City of Visitors," "Arkansas Nature Trilogy," "Arkansas You Run Deep in Me," "Historic Bridges of Arkansas," "Celebrating Arkansas IV," "A Holiday Music Gala," "When Lightning Struck: Saga of an American War Plane" and "AETN Presents: Front Row With Trout Fishing in America and My Best Day, A Family Concert."

"Hendrix is partnering with AETN so that we can offer high quality programming – content from public television that can be trusted and is on the level that our students have come to expect – to our students in our Student Life and Technology Center," Hendrix College Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer David J. Hinson said.
More than half of the 1,426 students at Hendrix are from out of state, Hinson noted.

"In addition to Arkansas, Hendrix draws top students from across the country and many foreign countries," he said. "This partnership provides those students a great glimpse of the state's heritage and all the wonderful things there are to do in Arkansas."

Other colleges and universities interested in content to enhance their educational programming may call 800-662-2386.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. Hendrix was named the country's No. 1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts college for the third consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 376 colleges and is listed in the 2012 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of 25 "Best Buy" private colleges included. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit

The Arkansas PBS (AETN) is Arkansas's statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit, or follow the AETN blog at AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).