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Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre 2015 season to kick off June 11

June 9, 2015 | Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre will begin its 33rd season Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. with “The Game’s Afoot” in the Ulrey Preforming Arts Center at Harding University. The season, themed “A Season to Die For,” includes three shows this summer. “The Game’s Afoot” is set in 1936 in Connecticut with William Gillette, who made Sherlock Holmes famous on Broadway. When
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HU hosts 59th National Leadership Forum

June 8, 2015 | Approximately 200 delegates from around the South are currently on the Harding University campus June 7-12 for the 59th Annual National Leadership Forum. The program, designed for students entering grades 9-12, teaches students the characteristics of leadership and familiarizes them with the American scene, encouraging pride in our nation’s traditions and principles. Each delegate must demonstrate character and leadership ability. The
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Students become alumni

May 15, 2015 | Approximately 850 graduates received diplomas at Harding University commencement exercises Saturday, May 9. Ceremonies were held at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the University’s George S. Benson Auditorium, which seats approximately 3,600. The morning ceremony was for students in the Carr College of Nursing and the College of Sciences. In the noon ceremony, students graduated with degrees from
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Cannon-Clary College of Education dean named

May 14, 2015 | Education University Provost Larry Long has named Dr. Donny Lee the new dean of the University’s Cannon-Clary College of Education effective June 1. Lee, associate dean of the college, replaces Dr. Tony Finley, a professor of education who has served as dean of the college since August 1998. Finley is stepping down from the position to return to full-time faculty assignments
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Family and consumer sciences department chair named

May 13, 2015 | Provost Larry Long has named Dr. Denise Fisher the new chair of the University’s department of family and consumer sciences effective August 1. Fisher replaces Dr. Beth Wilson, who wishes to return to full-time teaching duties at the end of the summer. Wilson has served as department chair since 1984 and has been on the departmental faculty since 1971. At Harding
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Faculty members receive awards for teacher achievement

April 24, 2015 Eight University faculty members received Teacher Achievement Awards during the annual faculty and staff dinner on campus April 24. Faculty members Usen Akpanudo, Steven Breezeel, Gary Hill, Dale Manor, Kelly Neill, Scott Ragsdale, Jim Shelton and J.D. Yingling are the 2014-15 award recipients. Akpanudo, a native of Nigeria, has been a member of the University faculty since 2007. He is currently an
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Dean of COE returns to full-time faculty assignments

April 24, 2015 | Dr. Tony Finley, dean of the Cannon-Clary College of Education, announced today his decision to step down from the position to return to a full-time faculty assignment in the fall. Finley, a professor of education, has served as dean of the college since August 1998. During his tenure as dean the College of Education created professional centers in North Little Rock,
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Music ensembles to perform free concerts

April 24, 2015 | Four Harding musical ensembles will perform free concerts April 26-28. Sunday, April 26; 8 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall Chamber Singers ensemble, directed by Associate Professor of Music Kelly Neill, is a group of 12 to 20 members that performs vocal pieces pertaining to Renaissance and contemporary music. Members of this ensemble also participate in the University’s Concert Choir and Chorus.
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College of Pharmacy to facilitate Medication Cleanout

April 24, 2015 | The College of Pharmacy and Searcy Police Department will facilitate a drive-thru Medication Cleanout event April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry and Grace Farrar Center for Health Sciences. A typical drug take back program collects prescriptions and immediately incinerates them. The Harding College of Pharmacy, however, aims to proactively find a solution to the surplus of
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Mabee Foundation awards HU $1 million grant

April 22, 2015 | The Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has issued a $1 million challenge grant to Harding University toward three major renovation and construction projects on the Searcy campus. The total cost of the three projects is $6.5 million. The Mabee Foundation board issued the challenge grant opportunity to Harding following its April 14 meeting. The projects include the expansion and renovation of
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