Monthly Archives July 2022

The first and my last Harding magazine

I still have the agenda for Sept. 16, 1992 — the meeting to plan the first issue of Harding. The agenda contained such topics as what to call it, how to produce it, what should go in it, and how we wanted it to look. We were replacing the Harding Bulletin, the newspaper that preceded the magazine. While much had been done to improve the
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Categories: Editor note.

Envisioning a bold future

By Mike Williams, president | Harding is deeply embedded in my DNA. I remember walking the Benson stage and graduating with my undergraduate degree as the first person in my family to graduate college. What a pivotal moment that was. I have walked over every inch of this campus giving campus tours. And my memories of those tours are not the towering, magnificent oaks or
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Categories: Viewpoint.

Harding is where the heart is

A new graduate program culminating in a Master of Science in cardiac function and interventional technology will begin Fall 2022. Partnering with business and industry leaders who will provide training and equipment to prepare clinical professionals specializing in cardiac rhythm management and electrophysiology, this program is the first of its kind in the nation. After several conversations with exercise science alumni who were enrolling in
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Categories: Around Campus.

Board appoints three new members

Mark Crews, Dr. Swaid Swaid and Mark Weeks were added to the University’s board of trustees on May 6 and attended their first board meeting in June. Their appointment brings the number to 23 men and women serving as Harding’s governing body.  “Each of these men are great supporters of the University and align with our mission,” Chairman of the Board Robert Walker said. “They
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Categories: Around Campus.

Executive vice president named

Dr. Jean-Noel Thompson was appointed executive vice president June 1. Thompson is serving alongside President Mike Williams as he begins his tenure.  “I am truly honored by the trust and tremendous responsibility President Williams has given me in the role of executive vice president,” Thompson said. “Having worked closely with him for seven years at Faulkner University, I stand amazed at his ability to cast
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Categories: Around Campus.

Everyday Student

Senior acting major and entrepreneurial management minor Lydia Black bravely explores multiple passions.  By Hailey Pruitt | Videography by Jake Ward | WHY HARDING Lydia Black, a senior from Kilgore, Texas, grew up in theatre and dance. “My older sister and several friends studied theatre at public universities, and after hearing their stories, I decided I wanted this to be a time when I would
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Categories: Around Campus.

Heard in chapel

Jan. 26 “You feel like, ‘I just don’t want to be so committed that I make a fool out of myself.’ You don’t really know how much you were forgiven. If we knew how much we were forgiven, you and I would become absolute fools for Christ. Nothing could get in our way to show our appreciation to Jesus Christ.”—Gary Jackson, instructor, College of Bible
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Categories: Around Campus.

By the numbers

Did you know? 560  Frequency of Memphis, Tennessee, radio station WHBQ, owned by Harding from 1946-56 19   Swings on campus 443 Inscribed brick pavers in campus sidewalks 375,000+  Print and microform items in Brackett Library $68,000 Total repayment of the mortgage, which was celebrated with a bonfire on Thanksgiving Day 1939. 1964 Year Harding acquired its first and only live mascot, Benny the Bison
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Categories: Around Campus.

Welcome Center conference room honors Ann Guffey

The Welcome Center on the first floor of the David B. Burks American Heritage Building officially opened April 14 for Spring Sing weekend. This inviting space extends hospitality to families of prospective students and visitors on campus and houses the offices of undergraduate admissions, alumni and parent relations, and financial aid.  The space includes the Ann Guffey Conference Room to be utilized for team meetings
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Categories: Around Campus.

McLarty portrait unveiled

On April 5, faculty, staff and the McLarty family gathered in Cone Chapel as Dr. Bob Walker, chairman of the board of trustees, and President Burks presented the fifth presidential portrait to Dr. Bruce McLarty in honor of his service to the University.  “He will be remembered for his emphasis on community and mission,” Dr. Walker said. “He was an integral part of the community.
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Categories: Around Campus.