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Harding at a distance: Upside down

March 5  I landed in Dallas to work some labor and delivery shifts to aid in our ability to get a home loan. This was a step in the preparation process as we transition back to America in June 2020. I was supposed to be here for two weeks. Then the coronavirus exponentially wreaked havoc across the world. March 20 We learned that my flight
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Harding at a distance: On the front lines

My COVID-19 experience is quite different compared to that of my friends and family. I started college at Harding in the fall of 2016. I was accepted into the Harding College of Pharmacy in the fall of 2018 and began coursework this past August. I chose to spend my senior year at Harding pursuing my first year of a doctoral program — a very unique
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Harding at a distance: Senior Season

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, the entire college sports world came to a halt, including the immediate suspension of all Great American Conference games.  The previous Monday, March 9, everything seemed normal. We were going to head to Oklahoma Baptist University on Thursday, play four games, and come back home late Saturday night. We practiced like normal on Tuesday amid growing concerns about the virus
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Harding at a distance: Missing her mission

Like many around the nation, my recent travel plans were canceled at the last minute. I had planned to spend my spring break serving the residents of the City of Children in Ensenada, Mexico. However, my mission group was told that due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, there may be potential border closures. The University, desiring to keep our group safe, decided it
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Harding at a distance: Strengths and blessings

The end of the spring semester has certainly not played out as anticipated for either students or teachers at Harding University. As I taught my last class before spring break, I chatted with my students about their plans, encouraged them to get some much-needed rest, and looked forward to seeing them in one short week. I didn’t expect that it would be many months before
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Harding at a distance: Learning to teach online

In the transition to teaching online, concern for our students has been the overriding theme, and we have been able to gauge what our students are feeling through the experiences of our own children. One, a college freshman, feels the loss of friends and community, her routine and her independence. She returned home to a world that feels a little too much like high school.
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Harding at a distance: A bigger plan

Peru update: Thank you everyone for your prayers and encouraging words! We are having quite the time as we navigate uncertain times, but we are making the most of it with plenty of love and community! Every day of the past week has potentially been our “last day” as many people have been working hard to get us flights back. I’m so thankful (especially for
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Harding at a distance: Seeking beauty

When asked to write a piece for this magazine about my international experience at Harding University Florence being cut short due to COVID-19, I was overwhelmed with what I could talk about. There of course have been negative effects to coming home so early from Italy, but I am focusing attention on how I’ve twisted the negative into something positive by turning the whole situation
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Viewpoint: The Legacy Continues

It only seems fitting that after our last magazine celebrated the life of our beloved third president and chancellor emeritus, Dr. Clifton L. Ganus Jr., this issue’s cover story continues his amazing legacy. Dr. Ganus began his teaching career as a historian, later serving as chair of the department. In March 2017, his family established the Clifton L. Ganus Distinguished Chair of History and Political
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