Viewpoint: Thankfulness and longing

On March 6, we were still shaking hands. Students were finishing their last day of classes before heading out on their much-anticipated spring break. Many were heading home and others were going to help with tornado relief in Tennessee. On March 6, we had no idea how much our world would change before the end of the month.  The following Thursday, because of concerns relating to COVID-19, we ...

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Harding at a distance

By Hannah Owens | When I stepped into the office on April 16, 2020, it was like stepping back in time. Campus had been nearly empty for more than a month, but I made the trip to campus to complete this story assignment — I knew writing would be more meaningful in this place. The stack of The Bison newspapers we provide for visitors to our department was still neatly sitting on the coffee table. Before I even turned on the office lights, visible from the doorway were the words “Leaving Florence” under the masthead over a photo of Florence, Italy. The headline on that issue, stamped with a date of Feb. 28, wasn’t breaking news anymore, and so much has happened since that ink first dried. As I ...

Back to Pakistan

Interview by Jantzen Haley, photography by Dave Hogan If the opportunity arises to revisit the places where you spent your youth in the mission field more than 50 years later, you take it. Gordon Hogan, now 92 years old, and his three children, Beth James (’73), Dave Hogan (’78) and Julie Garner (’79), made a nine-day trip in early February 2020 to Lahore, Pakistan, visiting many of the places and people that marked their time as a missionary family in the 1960s. Dave, a talented photographer, shares the visit via images while Julie and Beth share their reflections in words. Where all did you live growing up? JULIE: I was three years old when my parents, Gordon and Jane Hogan, made the decis ...

Heard in chapel

Jan. 14, 2020  “I pray that during your time here you will come to love and respect this chapel ...

Newsmakers: spring 2020

Admissions Emily Conner joined the Office of Admissions in December 2019. She serves as an admission ...

Coming together as one

In February, President Bruce McLarty announced the University will be returning to one chapel beginn ...

Sports by the numbers

44 — Games senior Miles Humphreys reached base, the last 23 of the 2019 baseball season and the first 21 of the 2020 season, beating Harrison Hunter’s record of 35 games in 2015. 565 — Point ...

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Keeping a team mindset

By Scott Goode, assistant athletic director for sports information The month of March is an extremely busy time for the University’s athletic department. The winter sports of basketball and indoor tra ...

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The power of a nudge

By Dan Williams, vice president for church relations Once he met Jesus, the first thing Philip did was find his friend Nathanael and excitedly inform him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law and about whom the prophets also wrote — Jesus of Nazareth.” Upon learning of the hometown of Jesus, Nathanael dismissively replied, “Nazareth! Can anything good come from there?” Philip could ...

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