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National Leadership Forum celebrates 61st year

June 9, 2017 | Nearly 200 students from nine states were on campus this week as part of the National Leadership Forum, a program that began 61 years ago under the direction of former Harding President George Benson. Today, the event continues as a leadership development program that brings students together for a week of labs, lectures and open discussion sessions that strengthen leadership and
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HU hosts Special Olympics Arkansas summer games

May 31, 2017 | Harding University hosted the Special Olympics Arkansas summer games May 25-27, marking the 24th consecutive year the event has been held on the University’s campus. University President Bruce McLarty welcomed athletes and guests at the opening ceremonies Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Opening ceremonies kicked off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, and activities lasted through closing ceremonies at 1 p.m. Saturday,
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First ROTC class commissioned

May 9, 2017 | ROTC | Graduates Sam Bearden, Andrew Davis and Christian Nill were the first class of Harding students to be commissioned into the U.S. Army during a ceremony Friday, May 5. They received a letter from the Army and Congress acknowledging their completion of the Reserve Officers’ Training Course (ROTC) and new position in the military. Students complete ROTC classes through a
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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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Petit Jean staff to host yearbook distribution event

April 25, 2017 | Communication | The Petit Jean yearbook staff distributed the 2017 yearbook on the front lawn Thursday, April 27. “My favorite thing about a yearbook is its ability to transcend time,” Petit Jean Editor-In-Chief and sophomore Kaleb Turner said. “People can look back at a yearbook 40 years later and still feel fully a part of their experiences documented in that book.
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College of Pharmacy to host medication cleanout

April 25, 2017 | Pharmacy | The College of Pharmacy  facilitated a drive-thru medication cleanout event April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry and Grace Farrar Center for Health Sciences on campus. “By dropping off your unused and expired medications at the medication cleanout program, you are working to prevent abuse, misuse and poisonings while also protecting the local water supply
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Harding honors outstanding faculty and staff

April 24, 2017 |Faculty & Staff | Eight Harding University faculty members received Teacher Achievement Awards and six staff members received Distinguished Services Awards at the annual faculty and staff dinner on campus Friday, April 21. These annual awards are presented to faculty members demonstrating excellence in teaching and staff members showcasing great ability, dedicated service and tremendous contribution to the work and purpose of
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Students host event to ‘speak life’

April 19, 2017 | Organizations | The Harding public speaking club, HU Speaks, hosted Speak Life Day, an encouragement event, on the front lawn Thursday, April 20 from 3-6 p.m. The event included poetry readings, music performances, and an opportunity for students to acknowledge people who have positively influenced or inspired them. “I hope that this kind of lifted their spirits,” said junior Hannah Hitchcox,
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University partners with first responders for emergency drill

April 18, 2017 | Harding University  conducted its annual disaster drill April 19 from 3-5 p.m. at the campus intramural fields. This year’s exercise simulated a multi-vehicle accident. “We always try to bring something new or test a specific capability in a new way with our annual drill,” Director of Public Safety Craig Russell said. “One goal this year includes getting campus groups that frequently travel
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Spring Sing participants award $7K to local charities

April 15, 2017 | Spring Sing | Theatre | Thousands of students and hundreds of faculty and production crew members came together to perform Spring Sing 2017, “Curtain Up!” The show comprised eight different shows that featured a number of themes. After performances April 13-15, judges collaborated to announce the winners in individual categories and overall. Total, clubs awarded $7,000 to chosen charities. The results
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