Monthly Archives May 2017

Honor to whom honor

What a thrill it is to pay tribute on our cover to our 95-year-old chancellor emeritus, who has made serving this University his life’s mission. Dr. Clifton L. Ganus is a legendary and beloved figure at Harding. His family fittingly honored him by establishing the Clifton L. Ganus Distinguished Chair of History and Political Science in March. At the signing ceremony, Ganus described his time
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Categories: Editor note.

A divine calling

By Cheri Smith, assistant professor of education, chair of teacher preparation and director of elementary education In February, the University family said goodbye far too soon to one of its most dearly loved professors. Dr. Betty Ann Watson was one of a kind, a true Harding icon, and a legend in her own time. I first came to know Dr. Watson when I was a
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Categories: Passages.

Innovative educator

By Allan Isom, retired professor of Bible In 1961 Dr. Joe Hacker and his wife, Joan, moved to Searcy where he became chairman of the Bible department, serving in this capacity until 1974. Hacker was a creative education curriculum designer with the unique ability to see educational opportunities on campus as well as in foreign countries, and he designed programs that would address those needs.
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Categories: Passages.

Communication giant

By Pat Garner, professor of speech My first lengthy trip outside of East Texas was taken during spring break 1969. I, along with several other debaters, traveled from Searcy to Arizona State University in Tempe riding across the West in a three-seated station wagon. Dr. Evan Ulrey was driving. Mercifully, I have forgotten the details of the car ride. But there is much I do
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Categories: Passages.

Passages Spring 2017

Harry Robert Fox Jr. (’44), 95, of Orem, Utah, died Jan. 1, 2017. As the son of missionaries, he lived in rural Japan until he was 14. After college, he and his wife, Jeri, served as missionaries in Japan for 10 years where he was co-founder of Ibaraki Christian University. When they returned to the U.S., Harry taught in the Bible department at Pepperdine University
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Categories: Passages.

Connections Spring 2017

1956 Lawrence Barclay was named professor emeritus of Bible and biblical languages by the board of regents of Amridge University in June 2016 after 57 years of teaching (1959-75 at Faulkner University and 1967-2016 at Amridge University). He has been involved in deaf ministry for 45 years and currently serves as minister to the deaf at University Church of Christ in Montgomery, Alabama. His wife,
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Categories: Connections.

College of Education CAEP accredited

In December 2016, Cannon-Clary College of Education became the first higher learning institution in Arkansas to receive accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the single-specialized accreditor for educator preparation in the United States. “This recognition reflects a commitment from everyone in the College of Education, as well as our many professional partners in the field, to further our mission of
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Categories: Around Campus.

Heard in Chapel: Spring 2017

March 27, 2017 “When we will allow him, the road God chooses may be long — it may be winding. But nevertheless, wherever he leads us, that road is always going to bring us nearer to him. God left us the answer key for every test that we take in this life. He gave us the correct response for every question we have to answer.”
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Categories: Around Campus.

End Note: The letter jacket and the 200 butterfly

The last week of August 1974, I enrolled as a freshman at Harding. As I stood in the registration line in American Heritage, I noticed a middle-aged man dressed very well in coat and tie making a beeline for me. He came right up to me, looked me in the eye, and asked, “Are you Lee Thornton from Nashville?” “Yes sir,” I replied. “Can you
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Categories: End Note.

Passionate business

Bethany Halford (’07) and Amanda Jerkins (’01) heard about each other through their husbands and mutual friends for years before meeting. The “style soul mates” soon teamed up to create Whoa, Wait. Walmart?, a media platform featuring fashionable items and deals at Wal-Mart. Halford and Jerkins both graduated from Harding with degrees in fashion and interior merchandising. In 2013, Halford began a blog where she
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Categories: Alumni Profiles.