Physical Therapy

Rewarding. Relationships. Worthwhile. By Jantzen Haley | Photography by Jeff Montgomery Harding’s physical therapy program sat its first class in 2011 and for the past 10 years has trained students to be leaders and innovators in physical therapy, providing their communities and the profession with Christian service. The eight-semester program seats a cohort of around 35 students each fall. While year one focuses on didactic classroom instruction, and year two combines classroom teaching with re ...

Helping people understand who they are

Engineering and Honors College faculty fellow wins National Science Foundation award for research By Jim Miller | Photography by Jeff Montgomery At age 4, Dr. James Huff, associate professor of engineering and Honors College faculty fellow, was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. The motor disability played a significant role in his youth. He was reminded of his athletic limitations. He was bullied. He felt singled out and isolated from others. “For the first 12 years of my life, ...

No roots, no limits

Utilizing ingenuity and talent, Caleb Brackney creates the Roamer Bus By Megan Stroud | Photography by Alexis Henderson | Logo by Caleb Brackney Inspired by what he learned in the interior design program at Harding, Caleb Brackney (’18) converted a school bus into his own tiny home for only $10,000, utilizing space planning and repurposing unusual materials to create a viral result. Brackney came to Harding to study interior design as preparation for the dual master’s degrees he is currentl ...

The elephant in the room

By Tom Buterbaugh | Photography by Jeff Montgomery While returning from a quick road trip to Laurel, Mississippi, on March 27, my wife, daughter and I got off the Marion exit on I-55 to head west on 64 to Searcy and needed to fill up the CRV with gas. As I filled the tank, I began debating a fill-up for myself with a shake from the nearby Shake Shack, and my daughter said, “What would Dr. Ganus (’43) want you to do?” Of course, I got the shake! When you walk into the lobby at Tacker’s Shake Shac ...


Moving on up

Dr. James Berry, director of assessment and testing 2004 Lubbock Christian graduate  M.M. from Texas Tech University in 2006, Ph.D. from Texas Tech in 2011 Advice for stu ...

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Heard in Chapel

Spring 2021 Jan. 21 “All of us at some point in this last year have been overwhelmed, but those times when I pour out things to God, and I say, ‘God, I don’t get it,’ and then ...

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By the numbers

2020-21 Accolades No. 1  Best Faith-Based College or University in Arkansas by PLEXUSS  Best Value College in Arkansas by SmartAsset RN Program in Arkansas by RegisteredN ...

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Everyday Student

Sophomore biomedical engineering student Gabriella fields promotes autism awareness on campus WHY HARDING Gabriella Fields, a sophomore from Rogers, Arkansas, knew right away ...

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ACUE Certificates Dr. Scott Adair, Megan Adams, Amy Baker, Dr. Nick Boone, Dr. Josh Brown, Dr. James Burk, Tessa Davidson, Dr. Laurie Diles, Jessica Gardner, Karen Garner, Dr. ...

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Getting back to normal

The magazine staff went to one of our assistant deans, Chad Joice, to find out his perspective on student life this past pandemic year as well as his hopes for the fall. What ...

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Gymnastics chief of staff

Lauryn Rydl Turner’s (’96) time at Harding was influential in preparing her for her current role as chief of staff for USA Gymnastics. After finishing her time as a Bison cheerleader and graduating with a degree in math and computer science, Turner t ...

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Photographic exposure

To celebrate Black History Month in February, Apple commissioned 32 Black photographers from all over the U.S. to capture their hometown through the lens of an iPhone 12 Pro in a series aptly named “Hometown.” Searching for talented photographers to ...

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From the editor

Editorial Staff

Editor/Designer Tom Buterbaugh, ’78

Copy Editor/Writer Jantzen Haley, ’17

Writers Katie Clement, ’16; Lane Gammel; Luke Humphrey, ’20; Megan Stroud, ’19

Sports Writer Scott Goode, ’97

Photographer Jeff Montgomery, ’91

President David B. Burks, ’65

Assistant Vice President for University Communications and Marketing Candice Moore

Contributors Emma Aly, ’20; Allen Black, ’74; Joanna Crisco, ’97; Jim Miller, ’97; Hailey Pruitt, ’10

Final Frame


Freelance photographer Ashel Parsons takes a club group shot for Pi Theta Phi on the porches of Pattie Cobb Hall.

Vintage Harding


50 Years Ago

Sponsored by Ju Go Ju social club, the winding of the May Pole on the front lawn was an annual ritual held each spring until 1990. Representing Gata social club, Frances Prater Chism (‘71) was selected the 1971 May Queen and received a crown of flowers.