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My View: Vaccinating for COVID-19

Because of her extensive background in pharmacy, Harding magazine asked Dr. Julie Hixson-Wallace, the founding dean of the College of Pharmacy who now serves as vice president for accreditation and institutional effectiveness and associate provost,to provide her perspective on COVID-19 vaccines. As Solomon tells us through inspiration in Ecclesiastes 1:9, “That which has been is that which will be, and that which has been done
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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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My view: Getting back to normal

In March, many Americans started spending more time at home than anywhere else. While separated from friends, family and regular day-to-day activities, the thing at the top of everyone’s to-do list was social distancing. On April 16, the White House unrolled a three-phase strategy for opening the country. We talked with Dr. Kwame Yeboah, associate professor in the College of Pharmacy, about his view on
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My View: Smart resolutions

The new year is a popular time for people to make personal goals working toward transformation. While New Year’s resolutions can propel someone’s life into a better place, it takes diligence and intentionality to build obedience to new habits. Assistant Professor of Kinesiology Britney Finley shares a few tips on goal setting and mindfulness in maintaining a New Year’s resolution.    Each semester I teach
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My View: Get astronaut fit

From 1966 to 1979, Harding faculty members aided NASA in research studies that examined physical fitness to prepare astronauts for space exploration (see page 14). Though these projects sought the ideal physical fitness of an astronaut for prolonged periods of time in space, the results are a road map to living a healthy and active lifestyle. Bob Corbin, director of testing during this research study,
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My View: Solving problems

In February, Searcy was named winner of the Deluxe Corp. Small Business Revolution contest. Local businesses rallied support throughout the semester for a revitalization of the city through improvements to small business. We talked with Director of the Waldron Center for Family Business and Entrepreneurship Ken Olree about his perspective on starting a small business in an era where many customers prioritize shopping and eating
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Bullying: More than a social problem

According to the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19 percent of high school students in the U.S. were bullied at school, and nearly 15 percent of high school students were bullied electronically. On Oct. 30, as a part of the L.C. Sears Collegiate Seminar Series, the Honors College and Cannon-Clary College of Education jointly hosted
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My View: The reality of gun violence

On Feb. 14, a student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, walked inside the school with a .223-caliber AR-15 rifle and killed 17 people. The tragedy sparked national demonstrations from high school students who called for stricter gun laws. In a February staff editorial in the University newspaper, The Bison, the staff wrote, “This is The Bison’s fourth article regarding a mass
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My View: Being different

In the New Testament, Jesus ministered to and taught people from all walks of life — from the religious elite to the “least of these.” His tactics were loving but direct, honest and countercultural. In 2018, being direct, honest and countercultural is not perceived positively. If we are called to be like Jesus, what should teaching, ministering and sharing about our faith look like in
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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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