Monthly Archives March 2021

Connected

Both Bruce McLarty and I graduated from Harding in the class of 1978, but it only took him three years to accomplish what took me four. Being a year ahead of him beginning college, I helped vote him in as a King’s Men social club member his freshman year — not that he needed my vote to get in. After graduation, I lost track of
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Categories: Editor note.

Passages: spring 2021

Julia Tranum Hawley (’45), 95, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, died Sept. 20, 2020. She and her husband moved to Milwaukee in 1951 when he began work with the 35th and Cherry Church of Christ and later with Southside Church of Christ. For more than 50 years, she taught fifth and sixth grade and women’s Bible classes at Southside. She also counseled teens at Wisconsin Christian Youth
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Categories: Passages.

Connections: spring 2021

1974 Glen Goree writes nonfiction books based on his experiences as a missionary in Rhodesia and his counseling experiences in Texas. In 2019, he was diagnosed with liver cancer, and his latest book, So You Have Cancer. Now What?, deals with his struggle with this disease. His wife, Valerie Massey (’72), has written six romantic suspense novels for the Christian market since retiring from teaching.
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Categories: Connections.

Life in the COVID-19 hall

By Shannon Overcash, Kendall Hall residence life coordinator Nothing could have prepared me for what I was walking into when I was offered the position of residence life coordinator in Kendall Hall. COVID-19 was still relatively new, and I had not been exposed to anyone who had the virus. Before I knew it, I said yes and jumped in with both feet. I’m glad I
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Categories: End Note.

Oklahoma’s Secretary of Education

Profile: Ryan Walters By Katie Clement From day one, Ryan Walters (’10) has been influenced by and invested in education. From high school and college teachers to family to career, it has had a big impact on his life.  “I had several teachers who made a tremendous difference in my life while attending McAlester Public Schools,” said Walters. “I knew while sitting in my high
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Categories: Alumni Profiles.

Theatre with a twist

Profile | Jessica Pell Tate By Josie Parker Ending a year full of canceled events and disappointments, the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma found a new way of telling stories on stage through an immersive outdoor show. Replacing the stage with an evening stroll through Harn Homestead, a 10-acre living history museum in central Oklahoma City, this 75-minute, outdoor production created a more “COVID friendly” telling
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Categories: Alumni Profiles.

Back in the saddle again

Interview by Jantzen Haley | Photography by Jeff Montgomery | Dr. David B. Burks returned to the role of president Dec. 1, 2020, after serving as chancellor since 2013. His Har­ding career spans more than five decades since joining the faculty in 1967. In addition to teaching accounting in the Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration, he served as dean of the college for
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Categories: Features.

Bisons back in the herd

By Scott Goode, assistant athletic director for sports information Every year, more than 100 new students come to Searcy because they have been given a chance to participate in intercollegiate athletics for one or more of Harding’s 18 teams. Many of those student-athletes graduate and move away, but a surprising number stay or come back to Harding to work. In the athletic department, the University
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Categories: Sports.

Holiday housing

As the on-campus portion of the semester ended Nov. 20, a number of students remained on campus through the week of Thanksgiving, and some through Christmas as well. Ten students stayed the entire break, while around 80 were on campus for different time frames. Additionally, more than 125 student-athletes remained for different time periods related to practice schedules and games for their sports. Aside from
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Categories: Around Campus.

Nursing master’s first of its kind in Arkansas

Carr College of Nursing launched a Master’s Entry into Professional Nursing program in fall 2020. This is the first prelicensure Master of Science in Nursing program in Arkansas and permits graduates to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam as well as achieve higher levels of nursing.  The MEPN program equips registered nurses to provide excellent patient care while understanding the complexities of the healthcare system.
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Categories: Around Campus.