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Viewpoint: Real-life Nursing

On Oct. 12, 2018, my Instagram post featured a Harding reunion in Minnesota. Eight of the nine alumni who are now Mayo Clinic nurses were at the home of Dr. Greg (’85) and Heidi Bettich (’85) Kays in Red Wing, Minnesota, picking apples and making hot apple cider. Our magazine reached out to these nurses, and beginning on page 24, you may read in their own words stories of their service at Mayo as ...

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Home, where the ‘Buff’ roams

By Rachel Stark | Photography by Jeff Montgomery | Originally published in NCAA’s Champion magazine in summer 2018 | Buff the Bison needs his protein. It’s another sweltering day in Searcy, Arkansas, and although summer break for Harding students has commenced, duty calls for the University mascot. In a few hours, he will suit up in a furry costume that will make this 90-degree day feel like a 130-degree sauna. During an average football game in early fall, Buff the Bison may lose 5 to 7 pounds roaming the sidelines. So on this afternoon in late May, as he engages with athletes competing in the Special Olympics Arkansas Summer Games, the bison cannot afford to let his nutrition slide. ...

Ministering at Mayo

By Jantzen Haley | Photography by Kurt Stepnitz | Ten alumni graduate from Arkansas’ best nursing program to nation’s best hospital Carr College of Nursing is ranked the No. 1 nursing program in Arkansas for 2018 according to registerednursing.org. Since 1975, the program has trained and graduated quality nurses with an emphasis on Christian servanthood. With a rigorous curriculum and an excellent pass rate, including 100 percent the past two years, on the national licensing exam, Harding nurses are well equipped for success in their nursing careers. Ten graduates took their training and moved to Rochester, Minnesota, to start postgraduate life at the hospital U.S. News and World ...

Building a legacy

By Jantzen Haley | Photography by Jeff Montgomery | In 2007, the idea for Legacy Park was conceived. The vision included a new concept for student housing as well as individually-owned private homes. In 2016, these homes started becoming a reality as Legacy Park Phase IV, the first residential phase, launched, and the 20 home sites were quickly procured. Phase V is now underway with 20 additional home sites mapped out on the west side of campus.  Dr. David B. Burks, chancellor and spearhead of the Legacy Park vision, says the plans have unfolded exactly as anticipated, with larger homes, smaller homes and student apartments coming together as part of an urban, residential community.  “It’s g ...

Spotlight: Dana McMillion

As the director of maintenance for Physical Resources, Dana McMillion is managing expectations acros ...

Newsmakers: winter 2019

Center for Student Success Lolita Meredith was named director of the McNair Scholars Program in Octo ...

Walker board chair

Dr. Robert C. Walker (’77) was elected chairman of the board of trustees in October 2018. Walker suc ...

Sports by the numbers: Winter 2019

50 | Number of consecutive games started by football center Bryce Bray, a school record. Bray received the Rimington Trophy in December as the best center in Division II football. 26:21.0 | Freshman D ...

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Too hot to handle

By Scott Goode, assistant athletic director for sports information It was unseasonably warm on Monday, Dec. 13, 1965, in Searcy. The high was in the low 60s and the sky clear. Nationally, people were ...

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Withstanding hurricanes

Written by Daniel Cherry | Hurricane Michael hit Oct. 10, 2018. For two intense hours I fortified our house against wind that howled like a freight-train whistle. Fifty-year-old oak trees that provided our home with shade and shelter threatened to attack us and render us vulnerable. Roof shingles, once a shield from rain, moved like shrapnel, attacking vehicles, windows and garage doors and stabbi ...

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