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Child life degree earns endorsement

The department of family and consumer sciences has earned academic endorsement by the Association of Child Life Professionals for its child life undergraduate degree program. The endorsement, through 2024, makes Harding the only endorsed program in Arkansas and one of five in the nation. The child life degree program prepares graduates to be child life specialists. Child life specialists are health care professionals highly trained
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Graduate education opportunities expanding

The University is offering three distinct graduate opportunities for current and prospective students. The programs are available through the Graduate School of Business, the College of Allied Health, and the College of Pharmacy. The Graduate School of Business has launched an online Master of Science in Information Systems and dual degree options for undergraduate students combining their BBA with an MSIS or Master of Business
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Record-setting runner

In May 2019, the United States Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association inducted Daniel Kirwa (’11), one of the most successful distance runners at Harding, into its Division II Track and Field Hall of Fame. “I was so excited,” Kirwa says of hearing the news of his induction. “I was not expecting it, and all of a sudden I got the news. It was
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Hood named cross-country and track head coach

Don Hood, formerly the head men’s and women’s cross-country and track and field coach at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, is the new head cross-country and track and field coach for the University. He fills the position formerly held by Steve Guymon, who now coaches at Ouachita Baptist University after 17 seasons at Harding. “Coach Hood has experienced success across every level of the NCAA
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Dean Priest (1939-2019): Model of excellence

Leah and I got to know Dean and Carolyn Priest as our next-door neighbors for 15 years. Our kids grew up together, and Dean and I visited often in our backyards as he worked in his garden. We were even able to eat the fruit of his labor. I remember Dean’s love of music and his beautiful voice as he often led singing at church
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College of Education CAEP accredited

In December 2016, Cannon-Clary College of Education became the first higher learning institution in Arkansas to receive accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the single-specialized accreditor for educator preparation in the United States. “This recognition reflects a commitment from everyone in the College of Education, as well as our many professional partners in the field, to further our mission of
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Heard in Chapel: Spring 2017

March 27, 2017 “When we will allow him, the road God chooses may be long — it may be winding. But nevertheless, wherever he leads us, that road is always going to bring us nearer to him. God left us the answer key for every test that we take in this life. He gave us the correct response for every question we have to answer.”
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My View: Media’s role

The term “fake news” has populated numerous headlines and been used as a definition for completely fabricated news stories. In a December 2016 Pew Research Survey, 64 percent of adults said they believe completely made-up news has caused a great deal of confusion about the basic facts of current events, and 23 percent admitted to accidentally or purposefully sharing a made-up news story. In a
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Theatre offers new majors

The department of theatre added three new majors and revised its two current majors. Beginning fall 2017, bachelor’s degrees in acting, design and production and theatre education for grades 7-12 will be added along with enhanced theatre and education K-12 majors. “Theatre arts at Harding University is about creating a collaborative community on an artistic mission,” said Dr. Steven Frye, chair of the department. “Students
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Klein leads 20 years of Arkansas Capitol tours

When Lori Klein, professor of political science, began teaching courses on Arkansas state and local government in 1996, a trip to the Arkansas State Capitol was already included in the structure of the class. Klein wanted her students to have the same experience previous classes had, so she gathered her students as well as her infant son and a babysitter to venture around the Capitol.
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