Monthly Archives November 2021

Enrollment up 7.6%

The University has reported an enrollment growth of 7.6 % for Fall 2021 with students from 49 states and more than 50 nations and territories. Overall enrollment is 4,970, up 350 from last fall. New undergraduate enrollment, including first-time-in-college and transfers, is up 3.8% at 866 with 834 last year. Graduate and professional enrollment is 1,282, compared to 1,044 in 2020, for a 22.8% increase.
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Categories: Around Campus.

Reunited and it felt so good

By Tom Buterbaugh | Photography by Jeff Montgomery and Madison Meyer Homecoming 2021 brought a spirited fellowship to campus. Alumni returned to partake in more than 100 events, including the Heritage Circle Banquet Thursday evening, the Black & Gold Banquet Friday evening, the parade Saturday morning, a whopping 64-7 victory by the football team Saturday afternoon following a huge tailgate with several food trucks, the
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Categories: Features.

Reunited

What was it about this fall’s Homecoming that made it seem so very special? Perhaps it was the fact that we had a primarily virtual Homecoming in 2020 due to the pandemic, and it really did feel good to be back together. Just ask participants in the Heritage Circle or Black & Gold Banquet. Maybe it was the perfect fall weather our Father provided, with
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Categories: Editor note.

Celebrating Botham Jean’s legacy of love

By Hailey Pruitt, photography by Jeff Montgomery The date selected for the memorial dedicated in honor of the life of Botham Jean was appropriately chosen — it would have been his 30th birthday. Students, faculty, family and friends gathered Sept. 29 to commemorate this special occasion by sharing memories. The Good News Singers, of which Jean had been a member, began the program in song.
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Categories: Features.

A great cloud of witnesses

By David B. Burks, president The Lord has really blessed us this fall with a great spirit on campus. We are very grateful to have been able to resume in-person chapel, athletics and a full slate of campus activities. Our enrollment was up 7.6% to 4,970. I am grateful for every student who can be touched with the message of Jesus Christ. We began the
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Categories: Viewpoint.

My View

9/11 then and now Distinguished Professor of Communication Jack Shock went to New York City 20 years ago to serve as a public affairs specialist at 9/11 and returned this fall to provide a real-life classroom experience. In the 2002 winter issue of this magazine, I wrote about my ground zero experiences working with the American Red Cross crisis communication team. My job was to
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Categories: Around Campus.

Degree programs grow by four

Undergraduate and graduate school offerings continue to increase with the addition of four new programs within three colleges. The College of Allied Health has added a Master of Science in cardiac function and interventional technology to begin in Fall 2022. This program is the first of its kind worldwide and seeks to instill essential knowledge, skills and dispositions for successful careers, as well as servant
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Categories: Around Campus.

Perfect Record

Dr. Leon Blue (’72) has been running for most of his adult life. From 5Ks to full marathons, he has run hundreds of miles. A cardiologist by trade, Blue graduated from Harding and attended University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for medical school and post-graduate training. In total, with residency and his cardiology fellowship, he spent nine years in post-graduate training and education before he
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Categories: Alumni Profiles.

Loving her neighbor

Selflessly donating one of her kidneys in March 2021 has proven to be a valuable lesson for Natalie Nill (’11) in the biblical teaching of loving one’s neighbor — a lesson she carries throughout every aspect of her life, including her engineering career at Boeing Co. Nill’s donation story began in September 2019 when she read a story about a mother of three whose only
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Categories: Alumni Profiles.

‘Practically perfect in every way’

By Linda Williams Bateman It was the simple things. It was the motherly way. It was her loving heart. It was Jesus shining through her busy day. He was her constant.   Chinese checkers with the boys, working in the flower beds with the boys, Bible study at the kitchen table with the boys — Fern loved her Ranch boys unconditionally. She wanted them to know
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Categories: End Note.