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President announces 2017-18 Harding Read

April 28, 2017 | Harding Read | President Bruce McLarty announced the selection of Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place for the 2017-18 Harding Read. The University’s campus read initiative began fall 2016 to encourage the campus community to read a book together and engage in conversation both in and out of the classroom. The Hiding Place tells the story of Ten Boom and her
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Harding receives Best Value School Award

April 18, 2017 | Harding University was selected from nearly 8,000 schools as the recipient of a Best Value School award by University Research and Review, a company dedicated to improving the process of how a student selects a postsecondary school. The review committee for the award was made up of former university presidents, CEOs, provosts and professors. Schools earn the award through nomination and
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Student newspaper earns first place

April 12, 2017 | Communication | The University’s student newspaper, The Bison, earned first place newspaper of the year and five other awards from the Arkansas College Media Association on April 7. These awards are added to 15 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards the newspaper received March 31-April 2. The University’s student news website, The Link, was named first place website of
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Archaeology museum to open on campus

April 11, 2017 | College of Bible and Ministry | A grand opening for the Linda Byrd Smith Museum of Biblical Archaeology will take place during Spring Sing weekend, April 13-16. The museum is located on the first floor of the McInteer Center for Bible and World Missions. “We live in a time when people assume the Bible is fairytales, but the truth is, the
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Department of Theatre adds new majors

March 9, 2017 | Theatre | The Department of Theatre added three new majors and revised their two current majors. The new programs will begin in fall 2017. Bachelor’s degrees in acting, design, and production and theatre education for grades 7-12 will be added, along with enhanced theatre and education k-12 majors. “Theatre Arts at Harding University is about creating a collaborative community on an
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One-hundred percent of nursing graduates pass national exam on first attempt

March 8, 2017 | Nursing | The Harding University Carr College of Nursing announced on Monday that all 15 members of its December 2016 graduating class have passed their national licensing exam, the NCLEX-RN. All of the graduates received a passing grade in their first attempt at the exam. The results from December graduates are only the most recent example of quality graduates from the
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Harding in top one-third of schools attracting National Merit Finalists

March 7, 2017 | Scholarships | The National Merit Scholar Corporation annual report last week indicates that 13 National Merit Finalists enrolled as freshmen at Harding University for the 2016-17 school year, ranking Harding 109 in the 330 colleges recruiting National Merit Scholars. The University recruits more Scholars than any other private university in Arkansas and has the second-highest number of Scholars for all universities
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MBA program offers on-site courses for ArcBest employees

Feb. 9, 2017 | MBA | With a goal of aiding busy professionals seeking to complete an MBA, the Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration began conducting on-site MBA classes for ArcBest employees in its Fort Smith, Arkansas, headquarters location last month. The first student group of approximately 12 employees began classes Jan. 9. The arrangement with ArcBest allows employees to enroll in Harding’s
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Categories: Academics, Campus & Community, and University.

Petit Jean yearbook finalist at national conference

Feb. 9, 2017 | Communication | Harding University’s 2015-16 Petit Jean yearbook “Multitudes” has been recognized as one of 11 finalists in the Associated Collegiate Press Yearbook Pacemaker awards. The Pacemaker is regarded as the most prestigious award in college publications and is presented annually in four categories — yearbook, newspaper, online and magazine. Winners will be announced in October at the ACP convention in
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Retiring art professor presents artwork in campus show

Jan. 19, 2017 | Art | Stevens Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit by Dr. Faye Doran, professor of art, until Jan. 30. The showcase of Doran’s work is presented in honor of her retirement in May 2017. Featuring more than 50 pieces of art, Doran’s display includes realistic renderings using materials such as colored pencil and oil pastels; illustrations created with ink spots and
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