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Connected

Both Bruce McLarty and I graduated from Harding in the class of 1978, but it only took him three years to accomplish what took me four. Being a year ahead of him beginning college, I helped vote him in as a King’s Men social club member his freshman year — not that he needed my vote to get in. After graduation, I lost track of
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Looking back, looking forward

God is in control. What reassurance this has given me this fall as COVID and today’s anxious social climate continue to be at the forefront of our lives. Working from a distance on the last issue provided many challenges we had never faced before. While we have been back in our offices since June, this issue and semester have been perhaps the most challenging I
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Creating a snapshot

It is rare for me to step back and spend an evening watching a movie. However, early on in the pandemic my wife, daughter, son-in-law and I decided to relax and watch “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” concerning the friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Lloyd Vogel. The setting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is only 50 miles from my hometown, so for me, it was a
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Victories of the heart

Our team had the honor of witnessing one of our brothers Mckenzie Jackson give his life to the Lord today. We are so proud of him! #HonorGod pic.twitter.com/kNHwgDcY9d — Harding Football (@Harding_FB) January 24, 2020 Head football coach Paul Simmons’ Facebook message on Jan. 24 read, “Searcy community, if you want to start off your weekend with some sweet encouragement, please come join our football
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Leaving a legacy

My Homer-Center High School yearbook staff was surprised when they found out the theme of the 1974 Wildcat Tale could be found in the Bible. “A time for …” was based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. Verse two tells us there is “a time to be born and a time to die.” While we all hoped our beloved third president, chancellor emeritus and the greatest Bison fan
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Passing the torch

You may recall the cover of last year’s spring magazine showcased a Texas native after former first lady Laura Bush spoke on campus April 16, 2018. This spring we are excited to feature another Texas native on our cover, Dr. Beckie Weaver. As the first dean of the College of Allied Health, she has forged an admirable and courageous path during her 37-year tenure at
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From dream to reality

I was a sophomore back in 1975 when Dr. Jimmy Carr’s dream for a baccalaureate nursing program became a reality at Harding with the enrollment of the very first students. Michele Warren had been hired to begin the program located in the renovated Olen Hendrix Building. I had friends in the program who became Harding’s first nursing graduates in 1977, the same year Dr. Cathie
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(Not a) world traveler

It was February 1983. I was 26 and had never been out of the country when one of my good friends from church suggested a trip to the Yucatan Peninsula. He had studied architecture there while in college and was planning to take his sister for her birthday. He knew all the architectural sites and the cheapest places to stay and travel so I quickly
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Bringing history home to Harding

When my daughter was in fourth grade at Westside Elementary in Searcy, she completed a project on living first ladies. She wrote each one and received from Laura Bush a personal letter written on White House stationery. In 2002 I received a card from her mother-in-law, Barbara Bush, thanking me for sending her a copy of this magazine with her picture on the cover after
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What a day

How many times at bedtime have you said, “What a day!” Nov. 9, 2017, was that kind of day on campus, and it now lives on through the images in this issue. Although similar to many before and after, the activities of the day made it unique in its own right. It was the type of day that leaves you with a warm feeling not
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