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PA program celebrates 10-year reunion

July 24, 2017 | Physician Assistant program| Harding University’s Physician Assistant Program celebrated July 14-15 as they reached a 10-year milestone in the program’s history. Alumni from the 2007 graduating class came to campus to celebrate with family and friends. Harding established the first PA program in Arkansas in 2005, which makes this group of 16 alumni the first-ever class of PA graduates in the
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Testing professionals collaborate on campus at ACTA conference

Collegiate testing professionals from across the state gathered May 25 on the Harding University campus for the semi-annual Arkansas College Testing Association conference. Tina Gould, director of testing and incoming president for the association in the fall hosted the event. The conference brought together the testing professionals to collaborate on topics in the testing industry, address ACTA business, and elect new association officers. Participants got
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Honors Media and Culture explores the stories of people and cultures around the state

June 21, 2017 | Summer Academic Institute | For the fourth year, the Department of Communication, in conjunction with the Honors College, is hosting Honors Media and Culture. This two-week academic program challenges rising high school seniors to explore the power of media, examine cultural narratives, and tell stories while finding their own. Katie Ramirez, instructor of communications and director of student publications, is directing
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Carr College of Nursing receives new accreditation

June 16, 2017 | Nursing | Harding University Carr College of Nursing received accreditation for several programs from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in May. The CCNE accreditation includes bachelor’s and master’s nursing degrees as well as a post-graduate certificate program. “This accreditation communicates that the nursing administration and faculty are accountable for quality student outcomes and program effectiveness,” said Dr. Susan Kehl,
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Upward Bound funded through 2022

June 13, 2017 | Upward Bound | The University’s Upward Bound program was awarded continued funding by the U.S. Department of Education in May.  The five-year grant will ensure funding for the program, serving 65 high school students each year, through 2022. “We are excited and relieved to receive the continued funding,” said Katrina Smeltzer, director of Upward Bound. “There are numerous students in our
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Students discover real-world applications of biochemistry research in Florence, Italy

May 30, 2017 | International Programs | Most science majors at Harding will complete their required biochemistry lab on campus in the Pryor-England Center for Science and Engineering. But for some students this summer, they will complete that lab more than 5,000 miles away in Florence, Italy. Led by Dr. Dennis Matlock, professor and chair for the department chemistry and biochemistry, nine students will conduct
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University announces new medical humanities degree program

May 26, 2017 | Faculty members in the College of Sciences and the College of Arts and Humanities have joined forces to create a new major that brings the two colleges together. Medical humanities, which will be available as both a major and minor, will launch fall 2017 and will feature classes from eight different academic departments across campus. The aim of the new major
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Hannah Wood receives archivist certification

May 24, 2017 | Brackett Library | Harding’s Brackett Library is home to more than 20,000 digitized archives — photos, scrapbooks, yearbooks, etc. — that take up more than one and a half terabytes, which is equal to over one and a half million megabytes, of storage. Hannah Wood, archives and special collections librarian, manages the thousands of archives that come from all areas of
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Two-week intersession offers bird watching class

May 16, 2017 | Biology | While most students move away from Searcy for summer break, many stay and work, complete internships or take summer classes on campus. For a handful of students, they’re finding themselves searching for birds in the woods of White County as part of an ornithology class taught each summer by Professor of Biology Nathan Mills. The two-week class takes place
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Graduating with more than a degree

May 3, 2017 | Growing up, graduate Cami Ash was sure of two things: attending Harding and finding a career in health care. Several of her family members attended the University, and she said both the shared family experience and the nursing program have made Harding a special place. On Saturday, May 6, Ash earned her bachelor’s in nursing and was one of approximately 900
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