Monthly Archives July 2021

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 do you do when your position is thrown a curveball by a virus? How do you adapt to what seems like an unadaptable situation? When can we get back to “normal?” I
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Categories: Around Campus.

Sports by the numbers

.403 Hitting percentage of David Butterfield, the 11th Bison baseball player to hit over .400 for a season and the first since Jason Nappi hit .413 in 2010. 19.2 Career scoring average of two-time honorable mention All-GAC basketball player Romio Harvey in 42 games as a Bison, good for third all-time. 1,244 Career point totals for senior women’s basketball player Carissa Caples, who ranks 12th
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Categories: Sports.

Vaulting to the top

By Scott Goode, assistant athletic director for sports information Freshman pole-vaulter Dorian Chaigneau (pronounced SHIN-yo) describes his arrival on Harding’s campus as “eyes blind.” Chaigneau is a native of Fontenay-le-Comte, France, a town of 13,000 located in west-central France less than 30 miles from the Bay of Biscay. At 6 years old, Chaigneau’s parents signed him up for a track and field club in France.
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Categories: Sports.

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
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Categories: Features.

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
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Categories: Features.

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
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Categories: Features.

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
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Categories: Features.

Connections: summer 2021

1968 Mike O’Neal is the new chair of the Christian Chronicle’s board of trustees. He was instrumental in establishing the Chronicle’s board during his presidency at Oklahoma Christian University and has served as a trustee since 2003. He and his wife, Nancy Lavender (’75), are members of Memorial Road Church of Christ in Oklahoma City. They have two children and six grandchildren. 1971 Jeff Woods
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Categories: Connections and Uncategorized.

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 taught math and Spanish for three years in and near Jackson, Tennessee, while also coaching competitive cheerleading.  Though Turner said she enjoyed teaching,
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Categories: Alumni Profiles.

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 feature, Apple reached out to Joseph Ross Smith (’18), professionally known as Joseph Ross, to photograph his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Shortly after graduating, Ross
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Categories: Alumni Profiles.