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“I would not be who I am without the teachers I’ve had…”

College of Sciences | Behavioral Sciences “I started looking at the many ways to help kids. I have a heart for kids who need help.” Sarah Marshall was drawn to social work because of the children. She grew up babysitting, which made her realize she wanted to work with children, but not as a teacher. “You can always do something different with social work. I feel
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“I will never know everything God did for us with our body, but it’s fun trying to learn everything…”

College of Sciences | Exercise and Sport Sciences Jared Knappe knew he wanted to pursue exercise science after taking his first anatomy and physiology class his sophomore year. As Knappe began learning more about the subject, his future began taking shape. “I just want to dedicate my occupation to God and His glory, whether that be opening a non-profit or wherever he leads me,” Knappe
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“The psychology department has become like a different home for me…”

College of Sciences | Behavioral Sciences Leaving home and coming to college can be uncomfortable for many students. For psychology major Raleigh Kellis, finding a school where she had a sense of family was a high priority and exactly what she found in the psychology department. “I wasn’t expecting to be so blessed and influenced by the department,” Kellis said. “The psychology department has become
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“My goal is to own a recreation center specifically for inner-city kids…”

College of Sciences | Kinesiology In high school, Vanessa Lewis knew she wanted to become a basketball coach because of the way her own coach inspired her and ministered to all the players. Lewis saw the way her coach implemented her faith through practices, wins and losses. This demonstrated to Lewis how she could pursue her love of basketball while still showing others her faith.
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“I feel like family and consumer science is a good mission platform…”

College of Sciences | Family & Consumer Sciences Incorporating her faith into the future workplace, Rachel Perry plans to use her FCS education major as her chosen ministry. “I feel like family and consumer science is a good mission platform,” Perry said. “This is where I feel like God has put me. This will be my method of affecting the world for a greater purpose.”
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FCS to host Rock ‘N’ Roll Runway fashion show

November 10, 2015 | FCS The department of family and consumer sciences is hosting a rock ‘n’ roll-themed fashion show Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in Cone Chapel of the Burks American Heritage Building. The cost is $5. Rock ‘N’ Roll Runway will feature styles of clothing based on the late 60s and early 70s and rock ‘n’ roll music. Junior fashion merchandising major Brittany
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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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