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Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre 2017 begins 35th season

June12, 2017 | SSDT | Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre began its 35th season with “Til Beth Do Us Part” in the Ulrey Preforming Arts Center at Harding University. The season, themed “Marital Messes,” incl ...

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 ...

HU hosts Special Olympics Arkansas summer games

May 31, 2017 | Harding University hosted the Special Olympics Arkansas summer games May 25-27, marking the 24th consecutive year the event has been held on the University’s campus. University Presiden ...

Hannah Wood receives archivist certification

May 24, 2017 | Brackett Library | Harding’s Brackett Library is home to more than 20,000 digitized archives — photos, scrapbooks, yearbooks, etc. — that take up more than one and a half terabytes, whi ...

Baker family named Foster Family of the Year

May 22, 2017 | When Dr. Andrew Baker, director of the Mitchell Center for Leadership and Ministry, finished his doctoral degree, many people asked him what he would do with his free time. He and his w ...

Two-week intersession offers bird watching class

May 16, 2017 | Biology | While most students move away from Searcy for summer break, many stay and work, complete internships or take summer classes on campus. For a handful of students, they’re findi ...

First ROTC class commissioned

May 9, 2017 | ROTC | Graduates Sam Bearden, Andrew Davis and Christian Nill were the first class of Harding students to be commissioned into the U.S. Army during a ceremony Friday, May 5. They receive ...

Graduating with more than a degree

May 3, 2017 | Growing up, graduate Cami Ash was sure of two things: attending Harding and finding a career in health care. Several of her family members attended the University, and she said both the ...

President announces 2017-18 Harding Read

April 28, 2017 | Harding Read | President Bruce McLarty announced the selection of Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place for the 2017-18 Harding Read. The University’s campus read initiative began fall 2 ...

Professor earns national award

April 28, 2017| Communication | The day she graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Harding University, Dr. Ginger Blackstone pledged to never enter another classroom. Now, Blackstone, who has been ...

College of Pharmacy to host medication cleanout

April 25, 2017 | Pharmacy | The College of Pharmacy  facilitated a drive-thru medication cleanout event April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Henry and Grace Farrar Center for Health Sciences on camp ...

Harding honors outstanding faculty and staff

April 24, 2017 |Faculty & Staff | Eight Harding University faculty members received Teacher Achievement Awards and six staff members received Distinguished Services Awards at the annual faculty an ...

Students host event to ‘speak life’

April 19, 2017 | Organizations | The Harding public speaking club, HU Speaks, hosted Speak Life Day, an encouragement event, on the front lawn Thursday, April 20 from 3-6 p.m. The event included poetr ...

Harding receives Best Value School Award

April 18, 2017 | Harding University was selected from nearly 8,000 schools as the recipient of a Best Value School award by University Research and Review, a company dedicated to improving the process ...

Student newspaper earns first place

April 12, 2017 | Communication | The University’s student newspaper, The Bison, earned first place newspaper of the year and five other awards from the Arkansas College Media Association on April 7. T ...

Archaeology museum to open on campus

April 11, 2017 | College of Bible and Ministry | A grand opening for the Linda Byrd Smith Museum of Biblical Archaeology will take place during Spring Sing weekend, April 13-16. The museum is located ...

The Ganuses turn 95

April 7, 2017 | Dr. Cliff L. Ganus, chancellor emeritus, enrolled in Harding as a business major in 1939. He was 17 years old and intended to move back to his hometown of New Orleans after completing ...

College of Pharmacy hosts bone marrow drive

April 5, 2017 | Pharmacy | Students in the College of Pharmacy hosted a bone marrow drive April 5-8 in the Liberty Room of the David B. Burks American Heritage Building. The drive was designed to add ...

Harding President visits The Eric Metaxas Show

April 5, 2017 | Harding Read | American author, speaker and radio host Eric Metaxas interviewed President Bruce McLarty on his two-hour, daily radio program, “The Eric Metaxas Show,” in New York City ...

Students prepare for annual day of service

April 3, 2017 | Every Monday and Thursday at 4 p.m., University students collect donated pizza from Bailey’s Pizza and bring them to a trailer park behind College Church of Christ. After sharing food ...

Honors College revives seminar with honored alumnus

March 24, 2017 | Honors College | The Sears Honors College will host Mark Moore (’90) as part of the L.C. Sears Seminar at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28 in Cone Chapel. This will be the first presentat ...

Brackett Library hosts World War I exhibit

March 23, 2017 | Brackett Library | “The Great War: Arkansas in World War I,” a free traveling exhibit that tells the story of Arkansas’s role during World War I at home and on the battlefields, will ...

Black Student Association hosts race relations panel

March 12, 2017 | Student Organizations | Harding University’s Black Student Association held a panel discussion in recognition of Black History Month titled, “Race Relations: It’s not my fault, but it ...

Department of Theatre adds new majors

March 9, 2017 | Theatre | The Department of Theatre added three new majors and revised their two current majors. The new programs will begin in fall 2017. Bachelor’s degrees in acting, design, and pro ...

CAB presents Jesse McCartney

Feb. 22, 2017 | CAB | When Jesse McCartney first appeared on the Benson Auditorium stage Saturday night, he was met with a rush of screams and cheers from thousands of students and guests — and all he ...

HU to host 23rd annual WINGS conference for women

Feb. 22, 2017 | WINGS | The College of Bible and Ministry will host the 23rd annual Women in God’s Service (WINGS) conference Feb. 24-26 in the David B. Burks American Heritage Building. Assistant Pro ...

A look ahead to Spring Sing

Feb. 22, 2017 | Spring Sing | Spring Sing 2017, “Curtain Up!”, will be presented April 13-15. “Spring Sing 2017 is all about Broadway and beyond,” Director of Spring Sing Steve Frye said. “We are goin ...

Department of music presents free orchestra concert

Feb. 18, 2017 | Music | The University’s music department will present an orchestra concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21., in the Administration Auditorium. Under the direction of Dr. Michael Chance and ...

Petit Jean yearbook finalist at national conference

Feb. 9, 2017 | Communication | Harding University’s 2015-16 Petit Jean yearbook “Multitudes” has been recognized as one of 11 finalists in the Associated Collegiate Press Yearbook Pacemaker awards. Th ...

CAB to host Jesse McCartney Feb. 18

Feb. 1, 2017 | Campus Life | A typical college experience sometimes includes making impromptu decisions to attend a couple of concerts. These shows do not usually feature mainstream or conventional mu ...

Recent alumni begin new phase in life

Jan. 31, 2017 | “During my K-12 education, I had many wonderful teachers, but there was one who really made an impact in my life,” December 2016 graduate Logan Beasley said. “This was my second-grade ...

Department theatre presents ‘Doubt: A Parable’

Jan. 23, 2017 | Theatre | The Department of Theatre performed John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt: A Parable” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, through Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Administration Auditorium. Doubt ...

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 right ...

Waldron Center hosts small-business workshop

Jan. 20, 2016 | Waldron Center | The Waldron Center for Entrepreneurship and Family Business hosted a small-business workshop Saturday, Jan. 21, from 8:30 a.m. until noon in the Mabee Business Center. ...

ASI Lecture Series continues with Eric Metaxas

Jan. 13, 2017 | ASI | Harding Read | “As an author, it means very much to you to have your work read by anybody,” New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas said. “The idea that I would come to a ...

The Oak Ridge Boys at HU

Jan. 10, 2017 | Events | Women for Harding presented The Oak Ridge Boys in concert Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium as part of the group’s 2017 tour. In 2015, The Oak Ridge Boys we ...

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, ...

Restoring hope in White County

Dec. 8, 2016 | Bible & Ministry | Communication | Gov. Asa Hutchison visited campus Monday, Nov. 28, to speak in chapel about his Restore Hope initiative, which focuses on foster care and prison r ...

Communication department to host OURTalks

Dec. 7, 2016 | Communication | The Department of Communication is presenting an evening of student speeches in a series called “OURTalks” Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in Reynolds Recital Hall. The ev ...

Music department presents free holiday concerts

Nov. 29, 2016| Music | The Harding University Department of Music will host several free concerts in the next two weeks including the University Chorus, Jazz Band, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Bell ...

Campus to brighten up holiday season

Nov. 28, 2016 | Lights at Harding | Harding University students, faculty and staff began the holiday season Monday, Nov. 28, at 6 p.m. for the annual Christmas lighting ceremony on the front lawn near ...

Campus collaborates to learn about social media

Nov. 9, 2016 | Social Media | The office of University Communications and Marketing hosted the second social media workshop for University social media managers Oct. 24-26. Approximately 50 people fro ...

Petit Jean yearbook wins top award

Oct. 28, 2016| Communication | Harding University’s 2015 Petit Jean yearbook received a Pacemaker Award at the 2016 Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association convention Oct. 20-23. The ...