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Baker family named Foster Family of the Year

May 22, 2017 | When Dr. Andrew Baker, director of the Mitchell Center for Leadership and Ministry, finished his doctoral degree, many people asked him what he would do with his free time. He and his wife, Amy, instructor of communication sciences and disorders, agreed they would take that time to do everything they could do to be a foster family in the state of
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University appoints Tim Bewley to Board of Trustees

May 18, 2017 | Harding University added Nashville, Tennessee, businessman Tim Bewley to its board of trustees during the board’s semiannual meeting in Searcy on May 4. Bewley is senior vice president of Pinnacle Financial Partners. He previously served as first vice president at SunTrust Bank, chief deposit officer and vice president of Avenue Bank, as well as in positions as branch manager and then
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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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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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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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Professor earns national award

April 28, 2017| Communication | The day she graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Harding University, Dr. Ginger Blackstone pledged to never enter another classroom. Now, Blackstone, who has been teaching at the University since 2008, has won the 2017 Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award for her 2016 dissertation, “The Worst of Times: The Prevalence and Power of Fear in Television News,” at the Broadcast
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Business and engineering students win innovation award

April 27, 2017 | Business | Engineering | A group of six Harding students was recognized for its participation in the Donald W. Reynolds Governor’s Cup, a statewide business plan competition for graduate and undergraduate students. The DWRGC is an annual competition hosted by the Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation that seeks to encourage an entrepreneurial spirit among graduate and undergraduate students and recognize them for
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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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