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ASI to host Breakfast with a Veteran on Friday, Nov. 10

Oct. 31, 2017 | ASI | The American Studies Institute (ASI) will host Breakfast with a Veteran at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10 in Cone Chapel in the David B. Burks American Heritage Building on Harding’s campus. All veterans are invited to attend and will be provided with a complimentary breakfast for themselves and a guest. According to Austin Yates, ASI member and past president,
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Holocaust survivor and forgiveness advocate Eva Kor to speak Nov. 7

Oct. 30, 2017 | ASI | The University’s American Studies Institute will host Holocaust survivor and forgiveness advocate Eva Kor for the second presentation of its Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 in Benson Auditorium. Kor is one of the survivors of the medical experiments on twins supervised by Nazi doctor Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. Her account of surviving the Holocaust offers many relevant lessons
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Former U.S. attorney general discusses 9/11 during ASI lecture series

Sept. 11, 2017 | ASI | On Thursday, Sept. 7, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto M. Gonzales shared with an audience of University students, faculty, staff and guests stories about his life and time working at the White House. This presentation kicked off the American Studies Institute 2017 Distinguished Lecture Series. “Working in the White House was incredibly cool,” Gonzales said. “I have yet to
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ASI Distinguished Lecture Series kicks off with former attorney general

Aug. 17, 2017 | ASI | The 2017-18 American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series will kick off at Harding University Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium with former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Alberto Gonzales served as the 80th attorney general of the United States from 2005-07. Prior to his appointment, he held several notable positions such as general counsel to the governor of Texas, Texas secretary of state,
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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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ASI concludes Distinguished Lecture Series with Ruby Bridges

Feb. 3, 2017 | ASI | “Ruby, you’re going to go to a new school today — and you better behave!” On Nov. 14, 1960, a 6-year-old girl was given these very instructions. Little did she know that on that day she would change the course of history forever. Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges was welcomed to Harding University on Feb. 2, 2017, in Benson Auditorium where she shared
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Ruby Bridges to conclude ASI lecture series

Jan. 23, 2017 | ASI | The American Studies Institute will conclude its Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium with a presentation by author and civil rights activist Ruby Bridges. Bridges was one of the first black children to integrate the New Orleans public school system in 1960. She is the inspiration behind Norman Rockwell’s painting, “The Problem
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ASI presents bestselling author Eric Metaxas

Jan. 4, 2017 | ASI | Harding University’s American Studies Institute will host New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas for the third presentation of its distinguished lecture series Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Metaxas’ presentation will cover his recent book, Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery. Amazing Grace is the 2016-17 campus-wide Harding Read. The Harding Read program
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Michael Duffy continues ASI lecture series

Oct. 6, 2016 | ASI | The Harding University community gained a fascinating insight into the presidents club from Michael Duffy, deputy managing editor of Time magazine, on Monday, Oct. 3 in the Benson Auditorium as part of the American Studies Institute (ASI) distinguished lecture series. Duffy introduced segments from his book The Presidents Club in which he investigated the relationships between former presidents through
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