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NFL Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy to conclude lecture series

March 21, 2019 | The American Studies Institute at Harding University will host Tony Dungy, former head coach of the 2007 Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts and football analyst for NBC Sports, for the fourth presentation of its 2018-19 Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 in Benson Auditorium. “While Coach Dungy is a Super Bowl winning coach and a respected and widely
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Christine Darden of ‘Hidden Figures’ to speak at ASI lecture series, second annual Educator Appreciation Night

Jan. 24, 2019 | ASI | The Harding University American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series will feature Dr. Christine Darden, former NASA mathematician and one of the “human computers” featured in the book “Hidden Figures” that became a 2016 hit movie. The lecture is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in Benson Auditorium and serves as the Institute’s second annual Educator Appreciation Night. All educators
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ASI honors local veterans at annual breakfast

Nov. 12, 2018 | ASI | The Harding University American Studies Institute (ASI) hosted Breakfast with a Veteran Monday, Nov. 12 in the Founders Room of David B. Burks American Heritage Building on Harding’s campus. Veterans and their guests enjoyed a complimentary breakfast and a program paying tribute to individuals who serve or have served honorably in uniform. “Today, in honor of the 100th anniversary
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Harding celebrates ‘A Year of C.S. Lewis’ with festival, book donations

Nov. 1, 2018 | Harding Read | ASI | Harding University is celebrating “A Year of C.S. Lewis” in conjunction with the annual Harding Read. The 2018-19 selection is “Mere Christianity,” an adaptation of a series of radio addresses the author delivered from 1941-44. The expanded program, “Join the Harding Read,” invites students in surrounding communities to read this year’s selection, or another Lewis work,
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ASI announces 2018-19 Distinguished Lecture Series speakers

Aug. 24, 2018 | ASI | The American Studies Institute has announced the speakers for the 2018-19 Distinguished Lecture Series, which kicks off in September with former Federal Reserve Chief Economist Michael Cox and wraps up in March with Pro Football Hall of Fame Coach Tony Dungy. “The mission of the ASI Distinguished Lecture Series is to engage critical issues that embody the spirit of
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Ron Clark continues ASI lecture series

Jan. 31, 2018 | ASI | “It’s not about you — it’s about what you can do to make other people feel special.” Those and other challenging words encouraged and inspired students, educators and guests Tuesday night as nationally acclaimed author and world-renowned educator Ron Clark took the Benson stage to continue the 2017-18 American Studies Institute distinguished lecture series. The presentation was also part
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Former First Lady Laura Bush to speak at Harding University

Jan. 30, 2018 | ASI |  The American Studies Institute at Harding University will host former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush for the fourth presentation of its 2017-18 Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 16 in Benson Auditorium. “I am thrilled that Mrs. Laura Bush, an impressive and beloved public servant, is coming to Harding University,” said University President Bruce
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ASI hosts Ron Clark at free teacher appreciation event, recognizes educators

Jan. 17, 2018 | ASI | The American Studies Institute at Harding University will host nationally acclaimed author and world-renowned educator Ron Clark for the third presentation of its 2017-18 Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30 in Benson Auditorium. All educators are invited to attend as honored guests and will receive priority seating for the presentation, a special identification badge and recognition
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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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