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A place at the table

By Shelby Dias | Photography by Scott Huck In June 2014, Mac Sandlin, associate professor of Bible, and his wife, Jenni, moved from Searcy to Cedarville, Ohio, with their three children — Elijah, Josie and Judah — for Mac to pursue a doctoral degree in theology at the University of Dayton. Both born and raised in Beebe, Arkansas, Mac and Jenni were accustomed to frequent
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First Ladies Garden Party

By Jennifer Hannigan | Photography by Jeff Montgomery On a brisk March morning, first ladies Louise Ganus, Leah Burks and Ann McLarty gathered for tea under the colonnade in the First Ladies Garden. Upon sitting down at the table together, Burks remarked how nice it was for them to still be in the same place as many past university presidents and their wives tend to
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Fellow freshmen

By Hannah Owens | Photography by Kazu Fujisawa and Jeff Montgomery Harding University started its 90th year with the ceremonious tradition of convocation on the morning of Aug. 15, 2013. Incoming freshmen and their families gathered in Benson Auditorium to celebrate the University’s newest students and the states, countries and territories they represent. “When I was named the next president of Harding,” Dr. Bruce McLarty
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25 years in the making

By Jennifer Hannigan | During the past 25 years, Harding has unveiled numerous buildings, launched new programs, inaugurated its fifth president, and seen graduates set out to change the world, and Harding magazine has been there to share those stories. While a common fixture in your mailbox and coffee table now, the magazine as it is stands today was a great, unknown adventure at the
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Florence legacy

By Hannah Owens | Photography by Grant Schol | Aug. 28, 1990 “I can’t believe this day is finally here! We are leaving Harding at 10 a.m. for the airport in Little Rock. We should get to Amsterdam at 9:10 a.m. — 2:10 a.m. our time. I really don’t know if I am ready for this or not. I am so thankful to have this
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Our daily bread

Looking at how chapel shapes a semester at Harding by giving us our daily bread | By Shelby Dias and Jennifer Hannigan | Photography by Jeff Montgomery | For 30 minutes every weekday, the University does something it has honored since its beginning: gather together for chapel. In the 1924 Harding College catalog, the purpose of chapel was described as “one of the chief characteristics
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Working behind the scenes

Across campus, there are numerous jobs to be done, and many of those who do them go unseen. The only evidence they were ever there is the product of their work. Whether it is preparing meals for students, maintaining the grounds or arranging student housing, these jobs are a vital part of keeping the University running. Harding magazine sought out five behind-the-scenes staff members to
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GAC goes world class

The extensively renovated Ganus Activities Complex opened Sunday, Aug. 21, just in time for the start of fall classes the next day. The upgraded facility is the keystone of the University’s new initiative to provide recreation opportunities to students, embodying its core objectives of personal growth and substantive learning. The complex includes the Jim Citty Football and Athletic Training Center, kinesiology and exercise and sports
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For sufferers and comforters

I’ve been around suffering and death more often than I would wish. As a civilian police chaplain for 13 years, I was called to the scene of 50 or more traffic fatalities and suicides. I bore the heavy burden of making death notifications, informing families that their son or daughter, husband or wife, had died suddenly and violently. Early one Thanksgiving morning, I had to
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Organized Fun

Clubs and organizations have been around since the University began. From the Adelphian Literary Society to the Young Men’s Club, students have always found community and encouragement in joining together with similarly interested individuals. While neither of those organizations is still in existence today, the student body isn’t lacking organizations to join. In fact, there are more organizations that begin with the letter A listed
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