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Ganus memoir tells of an extraordinary life

The family of Clifton L. Ganus Jr. has released I’d Do It All Again, a memoir written by the former president and chancellor of Harding recounting adventures and experiences from his life. Ganus was known by many as a leader, supporter and representative of the University. His life also involved travels to 117 countries, four 700-mile Mississippi River trips in a small boat, conversations with
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Lake, Moore named to new positions

Steve Lake was appointed vice president of enrollment services over admissions and financial aid, and Candice Moore was named assistant vice president of University communications and marketing, both effective Dec. 2, 2020.  Lake (’86) came to the University in 2008 as a gift officer in the office of advancement where he was appointed assistant vice president in 2012. In addition to fundraising, he has been
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Humble servant

Jerome Barnes | 1934-2020 By Michael Justus, Student Association president 1973-74 In a world that lives for a standing ovation, humble servants are a rare breed.  They do their finest work in the shadows, making sure others remain in the spotlight. Their concern is for the greater good, deflecting appreciation that rightfully belongs to them.   Dr. Jerome Barnes belongs in that elite company. Had
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Administration building to be named for Anthony, Wright

President David Burks announced Feb. 1 that the University will honor and celebrate Bro. Elijah Anthony and Dr. Howard Wright, the first African American undergraduate students to earn bachelor’s degrees from Harding, by naming the Administration building in their honor.  During the years Anthony and Wright attended Harding, the Administration building was the center of campus activity, holding various school events, presentations and chapel. Today,
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Newsmakers

Advancement Jeff Mills was named senior advancement officer July 31.  Candice Moore was appointed campaign and project director June 1. Moore previously served as director of marketing in the Office of University Communicationsand Marketing.  Laurel Shearin became director of prospect research and grants Aug. 12. Alumni and Parent Relations Heather Kemper was named director of alumni and parent relations July 1. She fills the role
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Graduate and professional support grows

A new office of graduate and professional support was established by the University July 1. The office provides expanded resources for more than 50 graduate and professional programs. Graduate and professional programs have been a part of the educational offerings at the University since 1952, growing to account for close to 20% of annual enrollment in recent years and representing significant growth opportunities in coming
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Pandemic perspective

Because of his research expertise in pandemics, Harding magazine asked Associate Professor of History and Political Science David Adams to provide a historical perspective on COVID-19. When I first started studying pandemics 15 years ago, scholars were predicting a future flu pandemic. Diverse strains had produced three pandemics in the previous 100 years, with the 1918-19 flu pandemic earning the distinction of the deadliest pandemic
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Cox, Walls new Arts and Humanities chairs

Amy Cox was appointed chair of the department of art and design, and Dr. Jay Walls was named chair of the department of music effective Aug. 1, 2020.  Cox came to the University in 2001 in the early years of her interior design career. Since then, she has completed an MBA and a terminal degree in collaborative design from John Brown University and was recently
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By the numbers: Virtual Spring Commencement

36  Instagram feed posts, IGTV videos and stories shared  40   Countries represented by viewership 1,171 Views of graduate names outside of the livestream 1,234  Twitter engagements with 20 University live-tweets 1,175 Views on “Lord Bless You and Keep You” video posted to IGTV and YouTube 1,428 Viewers on HU16 livestream, plus 235 who watched after the live broadcast. ended 8,618  User engagements on Facebook
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Harding Read examines leadership

President Bruce McLarty chose View from the Top: An Inside Look at How People in Power See and Shape the World by Dr. Michael Lindsay as the 2020-21 Harding Read.  Lindsay, an award winning sociologist, educator and president of Gordon College, is an expert on religion, culture and leadership. The book reports on Lindsay’s findings of his 10-year Platinum Study, the largest-ever interview-based study of
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