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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
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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
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A century of memories

Compiled by Hannah Owens | Illustration by Jennifer Allen In 1919, Pattie Cobb Hall was built on the campus of what was Galloway Women’s College. Though the school closed in 1933, the building remained and became the home and dining location of students for many years at Harding. Today, it continues to be a home for female University students. Alumni shared their favorite memories of
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Field house of dreams

By Tom Buterbaugh | Photography by Jeff Montgomery To say that the new Huckeba Field House is large is an understatement. As the largest indoor football facility in Division II and one of the biggest in the country, it spans 133 yards with 77,146 square feet and an apex of 60 feet. Dedicated at Homecoming Oct. 19, one of the most special features of the
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‘Their deeds will follow them’

By Jantzen Haley | Photography by Jeff Montgomery It was clear to all who knew him that Dr. Clifton L. Ganus Jr. completed a great many deeds for the Lord, for Harding University, and for any and all with whom he interacted. He now rests from his labor, but his deeds truly live on, in part through the Endowed Chair of History and Political Science
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A new promise

By Megan Stroud | Photography by Jeff Montgomery The red door on the house on Moore Avenue in Searcy opens to a spacious, naturally-lit room with tall ceilings. Looking past the desks at the front, a large dining table and living room welcomes parents and children, no matter what their backgrounds may be. The house was previously Searcy Children’s Home, but, with the help of
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Celebrating a giant: Tributes to Dr. Ganus

“He could laugh at himself. While fishing in Alaska, he stayed with us in our small camper. We marveled at a man of his importance sitting in his pajamas eating breakfast with two former students.” —Connie Webb (’68) “Dr. Ganus — one of my heroes of faith. This man was a Jesus follower first. He also was an inspirational leader and humble servant while experiencing
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Celebrating a giant

By Jantzen Haley  “Where else would I go? If I am not at Harding, I will be in heaven,” Dr. Clifton Loyd Ganus, Jr. said in a 2004 Petit Jean interview. The beloved icon, whose association with Harding spanned more than seven decades in the roles of student, faculty, dean, vice president, president, chancellor and chancellor emeritus, died in Searcy Sept. 9. More than 1,000
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Out of this world: Harding’s contribution to landing a man on the moon

 By Ed Wilson, professor emeritus of chemistry and biochemistry There have been many great explorations during the course of history: Siberians crossing the Bering Land Bridge to settle the Americas, Abraham’s trek to the Promised Land, Marco Polo’s trip to China, Magellan’s great voyage around the world, Columbus’ discovery of the New World, David Livingstone’s trek to the head waters of the Nile, Lewis and
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Benefiting from Beckie

By Jantzen Haley | Photography by Jeff Montgomery | On the afternoon of Feb. 13, Harding colleagues received an email announcing the retirement of Dr. Beckie Weaver after 37 years of service to the University. The announcement came from Dr. Marty Spears, provost, and his thoughts succinctly encapsulated Weaver’s passion and commitment over her time here.  “The Harding family owes her a great debt of
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