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Harding sets record in student retention

September 8, 2015 | About Harding Harding University, for the third consecutive year, has enrolled more than 4,400 undergraduate students. Total undergraduate enrollment for 2015 is 4,450. In 2013, 4,428 undergraduates enrolled, and in 2014 the total was 4,491. The 2015 total was bolstered by 992 first-time-in-college freshmen and a record-setting retention rate of 84.4 percent. The previous record retention came in 2005 when retention
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Music department announces 2015-16 concert series

September 7, 2015 | Music The department of music has announced its 2015-16 concert series. Throughout the school year, the series will feature eight concerts. The series includes performances from the Orchid Ensemble, Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, Julie Fowlis, Brad Leali, Pete Huttlinger, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, Tatiana Roitman Mann and Cindy Wu, and Ronald Chioldi. Orchid Ensemble, $3 Sept. 21, 2015 The Orchid Ensemble
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Former dean of Carr College of Nursing retires

September 4, 2015 | Nursing Dr. Cathleen Shultz, former dean of the Carr College of Nursing, has announced her decision to retire effective Sept. 1. Shultz has been a member of the Harding faculty since 1976. In 1977 she was named chairperson of the department of nursing, and then in 1980 she became the founding dean of Carr College of Nursing. She led the program through numerous
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Impact introduces freshman to Harding

September 2, 2015 | Impact Harding University’s annual program for freshman and transfer students, Impact, has been redesigned to assist new students in their transition into the college environment and facilitate connections with older students throughout the year. Impact is now a part of the First Year Experience program lead by Dr. Kevin Kehl, dean of Center for Student Success. Previously, the purpose of Impact
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HU named among top schools in Southeast

August 27, 2015 | About Harding Harding University is one of the best colleges in the Southeast, according to the nationally recognized education services company, The Princeton Review. Harding is one of 140 institutions the organization recommends in its “Best in the Southeast” section of its website feature “2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region” that was posted Aug. 5, 2015, on PrincetonReview.com. The Princeton Review
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HU welcomes new faculty

August 25, 2015 | Faculty New faculty welcomed to HU At the annual pre-session faculty and staff dinner Aug. 18, 19 new faculty members were welcomed to campus for the 2015-16 school year. College of Allied Health Greg Mock, medical director, physician assistant program Laura Mulvany, instructor, communication sciences and disorders David Smith, assistant professor, physical therapy College of Bible and Ministry Alan and Rachel
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AR governor to kick off ASI Distinguished Lecture Series

August 25, 2015 | ASI The American Studies Institute has announced Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will speak Sept. 22 to kick off the Distinguished Lecture Series. Hutchinson was sworn in as the 46th governor of Arkansas Jan. 13, focusing on bringing more jobs and economic growth to Arkansas. He has worked to lower taxes and to create a more business-friendly climate, and he has forged
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University students prepare for 2015-16 school year

August 21, 2015 | Student Life Returning and first-year students flooded campus this weekend eager to start a new year at Harding. The first official move-in day for students was Thursday, Aug. 20. Beniot Lacoss, a freshman computer science major, has lived in England for the past 16 years. His oldest sibling, Marie-Pierre, who is currently a junior nursing major at Harding, helped sway his decision to
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Center for Student Success announces two appointments

August 7, 2015 | Dr. Kevin Kehl, dean of the Center for Student Success, has announced two appointments within the center. Tiffany Byers has been named director of multicultural student services, and Stephanie O’Brian has been named director of academic resource services. Byers will assist students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds to connect and engage with people and services that will help lead to students’
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Board chairman and wife give $1 million to Rhodes construction project

August 6, 2015 | Advancement Board of trustees chairman Roy Reaves and his wife, Becky, have donated $1 million to a project to renovate and expand Rhodes Field House on the Searcy campus of Harding University. The Russellville, Arkansas, couple made the pacesetting gift in the $2 million construction project that is slated to begin in November. The announcement of the gift was made today
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