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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
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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. 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.,
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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
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24 HoUrs

FIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS CAPTURE IMAGES OF ONE DAY IN THE LIFE | The day that was Nov. 9, 2017, looked similar to many others on campus. With a high of 63 and a low of 38, even the temperature was close to normal on this sunny fall day. As the sun rose at 6:36 a.m., the campus slowly came to life. Later as the day grew
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Research and Rigatoni

Written by Kaleb Turner | Photography by Grant Schol For nine science majors, summer 2017 turned out to be an unlikely combination of research and rigatoni. As part of the Summer Undergraduate Research in Florence program led by Dr. Dennis Matlock, associate professor of biochemistry and department chair, nine students spent four weeks at the Harding University in Florence campus and in laboratories at Meyer
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Into all the world

Obeying Jesus’ command in Mark 16:15, missionaries immerse themselves among people who may speak, believe and live differently. They dedicate their lives to the people whom they wish to reach. They make a home in a place with which they are not familiar. They surround themselves with strangers for a time while they plant their seeds. They connect, and they “speak the gospel to all
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Called according to his purpose

In the midst of struggles, Harrison and Hayley Waldron choose joy. By Hayley Waldron |  Looking back, you might think our story started Aug. 14, 2015 — the day of the accident. But to really explain how the Lord prepared me for the life I live now, I have to go backward some: back to my childhood and the loving, supportive atmosphere my parents created
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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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