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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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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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