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Harding University appoints new leadership for its physician assistant program

May 26, 2020| College of Allied Health | The College of Allied Health has appointed Mary Madill program director and Amanda Diles academic director of its physician assistant program effective April 2020. Mary Madill, associate professor, has been with the University since 2012. Before coming to Harding Madill worked in a rural primary care clinic and hospital in Arkansas. “It was an honor to experience
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Didactic program in dietetics received continued accreditation

May 18, 2020 | FCS | The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Board for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics voted to continue full accreditation of the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) until June 2027.  Sarah Oropeza, the director of didactic program, is proud of the collaborative and caring faculty that made this possible, including former director Dr. Lisa Ritchie who
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Undergraduate and graduate degree programs expanded for Fall 2020

April 9, 2019 | Academics | Harding University announces a historic expansion in its undergraduate and graduate school offerings beginning Fall 2020. Fifteen new programs have been approved within the Colleges of Allied Health, Arts and Humanities, Business Administration, and Sciences, along with the Graduate School of Business and the College of Education’s Department of Mental Health and Wellness. These new programs include dual/accelerated degrees,
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Students selected to represent Arkansas at national Space Grant Consortium event in Washington, D.C.

Feb. 14, 2020 | A group of Harding University students has been selected to represent the state of Arkansas in Washington D.C. for the 30th anniversary of the Space Grant Consortium. The students selected, Abby Bankhead from Franklin, Tennessee, Sidney Brandon from Russellville, Arkansas, Hannah Smith from Searcy, Arkansas, Parker Pruitt from Beebe, Arkansas, Elizabeth Reed from Mount Pleasant, Texas, and faculty advisors Dr. Dennis
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Governor proclaims Jan. 27 NASA Day in Arkansas, NASA Chief makes first ever visit to the state

Jan. 14, 2020 | Department of Engineering & Physics | The Harding University Department of Engineering and Physics will host NASA Day at Harding on Jan. 27, featuring NASA Chief Technologist Dr. Douglas Terrier, NASA’s highest ranking technology official and the first NASA chief to visit Arkansas. In recognition of Dr. Terrier’s visit, Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed the date NASA Day in Arkansas. You
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International programs names new director for study abroad program in Latin America

July 16, 2018 | Harding University’s Office of International Programs announced Jeremy Daggett as the new director of the Harding University in Latin America (HULA) international studies program. Daggett first became involved with the University’s study abroad programs in 2000 when he was 12 years old, and his family led a group of students participating in the Harding University in Florence, Italy (HUF), program. “That was
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College of Pharmacy hosts summer camp for high school students

June 22, 2018 | Pharmacy | The College of Pharmacy hosted its annual summer camp June 17-22, 2018. During the one-week camp on the University’s campus, 15 high school juniors and seniors interested in pharmacy explored the profession through classes and hands-on activities. Students learned about pharmaceutical research experiments and spent time shadowing professionals. Additionally, they interacted with College of Pharmacy faculty and students to
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College of Bible & Ministry to launch online undergraduate degree program

June 1, 2018 | Bible | The Harding University College of Bible and Ministry Center for Distance Education will offer an online Bachelor of Arts in Bible and ministry beginning fall 2018. The program is designed for non-traditional students with some college credit who are adult learners age 24 and older. The degree functions as a two-plus-two program, meaning students may earn the equivalent of
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Harding establishes Center for Teaching and Learning, appoints director

March 28, 2018 | Harding University has established a new Center for Teaching and Learning to help faculty members develop more effective teaching methods and continue the culture of education excellence at Harding. The university has taken the first steps toward creating the center which will assist faculty in adopting evidence-based, student-centered teaching strategies through professional development workshops, seminars, consultation services and support programs. The
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College of Allied Health appoints new chair

March 23, 2018 | The Harding University College of Allied Health has appointed Dr. Melanie Meeker chair of the department of communication sciences and disorders effective July 1, 2018. Meeker, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders, has been with the University since 2008. She has been a part of both the graduate program in speech-language pathology and undergraduate majors in CSD. Meeker has served
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