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Jeanie Smith, assistant dean for student affairs and admissions, College of Pharmacy Christian Health Ministry of White County is a charitable medical clinic in Searcy where volunteer-only staff has provided free medical care since 2001. Originally located in a donated home on East Vine Street, the busy clinic was open for four hours on Sundays offering Harding students and faculty an opportunity to serve people
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Slava Bohu!

David Kee (’85), associate professor of business, shares his Global Outreach experience in Sopot, Poland, in summer 2022. From afar, the war in Ukraine is a news blip and has little effect on our everyday lives — until you live with those affected by the war and it changes you. It changed me this summer. One of the many perks of working at Harding University
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My View: Jim Galyan

A struggle not wasted Jim Galyan (’88, MFT ’08), a partner and therapist at ReGroup in Searcy, shares his thoughts on the mental health struggles many are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fear, confusion and disbelief started early in 2020. I remember people saying they were not sure we would meet the following Sunday at church. I thought there was no way
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My View: Gaining momentum from our past

Director of Diversity Services Tiffany Byers shares her perspective on the importance of learning about the journey when dealing with diversity. About 15 years ago, I began a journey of researching my family history. I lost my grandmother and father in 2004 and 2005, respectively, and the loss renewed a strong desire to learn about my family. Ancestry search engines offered the opportunity to research
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My View

9/11 then and now Distinguished Professor of Communication Jack Shock went to New York City 20 years ago to serve as a public affairs specialist at 9/11 and returned this fall to provide a real-life classroom experience. In the 2002 winter issue of this magazine, I wrote about my ground zero experiences working with the American Red Cross crisis communication team. My job was to
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Getting back to normal

The magazine staff went to one of our assistant deans, Chad Joice, to find out his perspective on student life this past pandemic year as well as his hopes for the fall. What do you do when your position is thrown a curveball by a virus? How do you adapt to what seems like an unadaptable situation? When can we get back to “normal?” I
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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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