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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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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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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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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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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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