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How Harding works

How do all of the students get fed? How does the University decide when to close for snow? How do I get to ride on the Harding plane?

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From West Texas to the West Wing

On the evening of April 16, former first lady of the United States Laura Bush captivated the full house in George S. Benson Auditorium.

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One Moment

Spring Sing hosts and hostesses Brooks Bennett, Caroline Ritchie, Maxwell Ross and Ava Carmene Galyean closed out Spring Sing 2018 singing the traditional "United We Stand," dedicated to Dr. John. H. Ryan. Read Dr. Steve Frye's tribute.

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FEATURES


Fostering family

How God knit two couples together with one group of siblings “It’s been a total God thing,” Monique Richardson Scrip (’09) says. When she and her husband, Matt, adopted three brothers out of foster care, they knew their family would grow, but they didn’t expect to bring another family into theirs — the family who had adopted the boys’ two sisters, alumni Matt (’08) and Kelly Allen White (’07). The journey they have shared together has redefined what family looks like for them. For Matt and Kelly ...

From West Texas to the West Wing

On the evening of April 16, former first lady of the United States Laura Bush captivated the full house in George S. Benson Auditorium. The former school teacher, former first lady, and now grandmother was the final speaker of the 2017-18 American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series. Laura was the fourth member of the Bush family to address the Harding community. Her husband, George W., and her in-laws, George H.W. and Barbara, were previous ASI guests. University President Bruce McLa ...

How Harding works

When looking at the big picture, it is easy to say that Harding works — it is effective in its mission to educate and serve the world. But to really take in all that the University does, you start to wonder, “How?” How do all of the students get fed? How does the University decide when to close for snow? How do I get to ride on the Harding plane? Harding magazine looked at these questions and more to find out how Harding works. How does Harding book talent? Harding hosts a number of big names ea ...

NEWS

Newsmakers: Spring 2018

Athletics Head cross-country and track coach Steve Guymon was inducted into the Oklahoma Christian University Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 30, 2018. Billy Morgan, the voice o ...

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Everyday student

Senior Jack Thomas is a strong believer that growth takes place within community, and that’s exactly what he has found at Harding. BATTER UP | Jack Thomas, a senior from Littl ...

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By the numbers: Milestones

126 Number of faculty and staff members who were recognized for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service at the Faculty/Staff Banquet on April 20 2008 Year the C ...

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FEATURED ALUMNI

Acting authentically

After many performances on the Benson Auditorium stage, Abby Smith (’03) graduated from Harding University as a music major with a theatre minor not sure exactly what she was going to do with her love for musical theatre. Fifteen years later, she fou ...

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Living history

J.C. Davis (’70) has brought history to life for thousands of students during a teaching career that spans more than 45 years. For as far back as he can remember, Davis wanted to be a teacher. “I went to elementary school in a two-room building in Cu ...

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From the editor

Editorial Staff

Editor/Designer Tom Buterbaugh, ’78


Copy Editor/Writer Jennifer Hannigan, ’08


Writers Dillon Holsonback, ’17; Jonathan Murphy;
Hannah Owens, ’11


Sports Writer Scott Goode, ’97


Photographer Jeff Montgomery, ’91


President Bruce D. McLarty, ’78


Vice President for University Communications and Enrollment Jana Rucker


Contributors Winnie Bell, ’49; Joanna Crisco, ’97; Shelby Dias, ’15; Dan Newsom, ’74


Final Frame

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“Living fearlessly is not living without fear, it’s living beyond fear,” says Jerry Mitchell, investigative reporter for the The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, while presenting at the University’s first TEDxHardingU forum Nov. 14, 2017. His topic, “The Gift of Living Fearlessly,” was one of seven around the theme of “Vision for the Vulnerable.”

Vintage Harding

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50 years ago | Freshman bowler Charles Burt proved he had talent to spare as highest scoring Bison all year, winning the national singles title at the NAIA tournament in Kansas City, Missouri, where the team placed fourth. He averaged 195 to take top honors.