Monthly Archives November 2020

Harding 50 years ago

By Raymond Kelly, president of the class of 1970 There’s a saying that goes something like this: the days and weeks sometimes seem to drag by, but the years fly by. My classmates and I can attest to the latter part of that saying. Fifty years has certainly flown by! You know you’re getting old when you see the names of personal friends, coaches and
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Sports by the numbers

11,220  Total square feet of the Hatcher indoor facility. 5  Number of rooms plus two restrooms  6  Number of lifting stations in the weight room 148-by-60  Size of playing area in feet
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Categories: Sports.

Honored now, awarded later

By Scott Goode, assistant athletic director for sports information In January of 2020, former Harding athletic director Greg Harnden learned that NCAA Division II Athletic Directors Association selected him to receive its highest honor — the DII ADA Lifetime Achievement Award — to recognize his outstanding career at the University. For Harnden, it may feel like another lifetime before he actually receives the award. He
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Categories: Sports.

Pandemic perspective

Because of his research expertise in pandemics, Harding magazine asked Associate Professor of History and Political Science David Adams to provide a historical perspective on COVID-19. When I first started studying pandemics 15 years ago, scholars were predicting a future flu pandemic. Diverse strains had produced three pandemics in the previous 100 years, with the 1918-19 flu pandemic earning the distinction of the deadliest pandemic
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Categories: Around Campus.

Cox, Walls new Arts and Humanities chairs

Amy Cox was appointed chair of the department of art and design, and Dr. Jay Walls was named chair of the department of music effective Aug. 1, 2020.  Cox came to the University in 2001 in the early years of her interior design career. Since then, she has completed an MBA and a terminal degree in collaborative design from John Brown University and was recently
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By the numbers: Virtual Spring Commencement

36  Instagram feed posts, IGTV videos and stories shared  40   Countries represented by viewership 1,171 Views of graduate names outside of the livestream 1,234  Twitter engagements with 20 University live-tweets 1,175 Views on “Lord Bless You and Keep You” video posted to IGTV and YouTube 1,428 Viewers on HU16 livestream, plus 235 who watched after the live broadcast. ended 8,618  User engagements on Facebook
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Harding Read examines leadership

President Bruce McLarty chose View from the Top: An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World by Dr. Michael Lindsay as the 2020-21 Harding Read.  Lindsay, an award winning sociologist, educator and president of Gordon College, is an expert on religion, culture and leadership. The book reports on Lindsay’s findings of his 10-year Platinum Study, the largest-ever interview-based study of
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Everyday Student: Aliyah Muhammad

By Katie Clement Sophomore biochemistry major Aliyah Muhammad wants to bring confidence to others’ smiles. A PLACE TO CALL HOME Aliyah Muhammad, a sophomore from North Little Rock, Arkansas, grew up hearing it was great to be at Harding. “I grew up hearing former youth group members talk about how great Harding was, and I denied the fact that it could be that great. Junior
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Preaching was his passion

Jimmy Allen | 1930-2020 By Jerry Jones, Bible department chairman 1974-83 The trajectory of Jimmy Allen’s life was decided a few months after he arrived on the Harding campus and was baptized. At that point the desire to preach the gospel truly began to burn in his bones. Graduating from Harding in 1952, he began his preaching ministry in Arkansas. By the end of his
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Honors College names new leadership

Dr. Kevin Kehl has been selected dean and Dr. James Huff and Dr. Jim Miller have been chosen as faculty fellows following a leadership restructure in the Honors College this summer. Huff, recently promoted to associate professor of engineering from the College of Sciences, and Miller, associate professor of communication from the College of Arts and Humanities, have been named the first two-year appointees as
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