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Pacemaking Petit Jean

For the first time in University history, Harding’s 2015 Petit Jean yearbook received a Pacemaker Award at the 2016 Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association convention Oct. 20-23, 2016. The Pacemaker is regarded as the most prestigious award in college publications and is presented annually in four categories — yearbook, newspaper, online and magazine. “I was overwhelmed with a mixture of both excitement and
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Board of trustees selects two

The University’s board of trustees added two new members during its semiannual meeting in Searcy on Oct. 28, 2016 — Errica Rivera (’91) and Rodney Waller (’71). Rivera, of Austin, Texas, is associate advocacy and culture director for State Auto Insurance Companies where she has worked for eight years. Prior to her current role, Rivera was employed by Reach Media Inc., parent company of the
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Everyday student: Abby Smith

Senior Abby Smith has a love for Jesus and a passion for missions. FAITH BASED | After being born in Kenya, senior Abby Smith lived in Jinja, Uganda, for seven years with her parents who were part of a mission team. When she was 7, Smith’s family moved to England for a year and a half before moving to Springfield, Missouri, where Smith has lived
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Alumni gallery exhibit sparks discussion

The Stevens Art Gallery showcased “Through Colored Lines,” an exhibit by Tramaine “Tre” Wilkes (’13), from Oct. 20-Nov. 4, 2016, as part of the annual alumni art show during Homecoming. The display featured artwork Wilkes created in response to recent shootings, demonstrations and racial tensions. The exhibit was brought to campus to give voice to the black experience in America and students at Harding. The
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My View: Generation why?

In April 2016, Pew Research Center published an article based on a U.S. Census Bureau population estimate that reported millennials, born 1982-2000, had surpassed baby boomers, born 1946-64, as the country’s largest living generation. Generations are studied and defined so others know how to interact with, work alongside and market to them. But do these conversations and studies educate us, or do they divide us?
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Newsmakers: Winter 2017

College of Arts and Humanities Dr. Steven Breezeel, associate professor, became chair of the department of history and political science in January. He fills the role previously held by Dr. Kevin Klein, professor, who had served as chair since 2003 and is returning to the classroom. Dr. Steven Frye, professor, became chair of the department of theatre in January. He fills the role previously held
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Accreditation reaffirmed for interior design program

The department of art and design’s interior design program received notice of a six-year reaccreditation from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation in April. The CIDA board made their decision following an evaluation visit to campus in fall 2015. The last accreditation of the program took place in 2009. According to Amy Cox, assistant professor of art and director of the program, the reaccreditation is
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Residential development added to Legacy Park

In August, construction began on Legacy Park Phase IV, a residential development on the west side of campus. The project includes a total of 19 home sites available for purchase by faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Harding who wish to live close to campus. “There is an appeal to buying a home on the Harding campus,” Chancellor David B. Burks said. “They are within
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Everyday Student: Garrett Bender

UNEXPECTED DECISION Senior Garrett Bender wasn’t planning on attending Harding when he made a trip on a whim to campus during Bison Days. He had already made up his mind where he wanted to go to college, but that changed the moment he stepped on campus. “I remember getting to Harding’s campus and falling in love with the school. On the last day of Bison
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Newsmakers: Fall 2016

BOARD OF TRUSTEES In May, Don Shores and Russ Burcham were reinstated to full status. Suzanne Waller resigned after 13 years of service. BRACKETT LIBRARY Jean Waldrop, director, was elected to the board of directors for Amigos Library Services. COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES Ginger Blackstone, assistant professor of broadcast journalism, defended her dissertation at the University of Florida in July to complete her doctorate
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