Archives for Students

Creating connections and conversations

Communication | When Makayla Twigg, a senior broadcast journalism major from Buffalo, New York, transferred to Harding as a sophomore because of her family ties to the university, she found her family in the Black Student Association (BSA). “When I met the group from BSA, it was the first year it started,” Twigg said. “They just became my family immediately as soon as I met them.
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An artist’s dreams

  Art & Design | Raeanne Kiihnl, a fine art major from Searcy, found artistic inspiration in studying abroad and self-reflection. After spending a semester in Italy on the Harding University in Florence (HUF) program, she fell in love with Renaissance art. “Something about classical art and Renaissance art is just foundational in my sense of aesthetic or beauty, as it is for many, unconsciously,
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Solo collaboration

Student spotlight | Art & Design | At the end of each semester, you can walk in to the Stevens Art & Design Center’s gallery and find a collaboration of work from the senior class. Instead of collaborating with other students, Jake McCoy, a senior graphic design major from Beloit, Wisconsin, had the opportunity to combine his passions into an independent show featuring a collaboration
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Next-level educator

NLR |  Dr. Megan Slocum received her doctorate in education from Harding University North Little Rock (HUNLR). In her search for a comprehensive doctoral program, Slocum sought a relevant learning experience to inform and improve her practice and to complete her degree as part of a team or cohort. Now associate superintendent for the Springdale School District, Slocum found a cohort at HUNLR that provided
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Starting conversations

As head copy editor for The Bison newspaper and president of the Black Student Association, senior Delilah Pope, an English major from Gallatin, Tennessee, finds reward in her busy class schedule and campus involvement but makes time to rest in the downtime. “I’ve never really been the type of person who likes to step into the spotlight a whole lot, but I’ve always tried to
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Teaching from the heart

Feb. 20, 2018 | Harding University Northwest Arkansas | James Rogers, a paraprofessional at Asbell Elementary School in Fayetteville, Arkansas, spends his days working with students ranging from kindergarten to fourth grade who have behavioral and academic difficulties. He is also a degree completion student pursuing his Bachelor of Arts in elementary education at Harding University Northwest Arkansas (HUNWA). “I love what I do and
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Focusing on a bigger picture

Feb. 16, 2018 | Communication | Advertising major Elijah Sheffield found out in middle school that he was slowly losing his eyesight. “To anyone who might be going through something & thinking, ‘God gave me this ailment,’ it’s a bigger picture than that.” Watch Elijah’s story:
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Performing outside the box

Feb. 9, 2018 | Theatre | For a senior biology major and lead in the department of theatre’s upcoming production of “James and the Giant Peach,” pursuing the arts and sciences simultaneously has been a way to find her place in the Harding community. Kasey Kraft from Orlando, Florida, and has spent the past several months in nightly rehearsals preparing for her role as James
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Balancing act in the sky

Feb. 2, 2018 | Business Administration | Along with his love for hiking, camping and all-things outdoors, a junior accounting major is finding interest in seeing the outdoors through a view from above. Harding Humphries of Midland, Texas, is in the process of obtaining a private pilot’s license while balancing a 17-hour course load in the Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration. Humphries said
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Engineering an opportunity

Jan. 26, 2018 | Engineering & Physics | For a freshman Walton Scholar from Costa Rica, a lifelong challenge has taken new form in an opportunity to serve others and improve the lives of people like him. Computer engineering major Byron Carranza was born without the lower part of his right arm and spent his life trying to turn an obstacle into an opportunity. His
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