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Pursuing the Passion of Making Music

By Hannah Diles During their time at Harding, seniors Joe Oliver and Addison Carney have pursued their passion for music by creating a band — Rivers West. The band has played at local venues and events on campus and has been met with immeasurable support from Harding’s student body.  Building connections created opportunities for Oliver and Carney, whether it be in forming their own friendship,
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Harding University partners with Earl Young’s Team to host sixth annual bone marrow drive on campus

A Match Made in Heaven Harding University is partnering with Earl Young’s Team to host the sixth annual bone marrow drive for DKMS, an international registry. Sophia Tilley, a fourth-year student in Harding’s College of Pharmacy, is leading three drives throughout the month of October, one of which will be on campus. College of Pharmacy students as well as the track and field team are
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Spencer Strasser

Hometown: Ormond Beach, FloridaMajor: Accounting Why did you decide to join a social club? I decided to join a club freshman year to meet people I may not have had the chance to interact with — people with different interests and points of view. I also wanted to find a community that enjoyed similar activities, like fishing and camping. More importantly, I wanted a group
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Halle Miller

Hometown: Murphy, TexasMajor: Psychology Halle Miller’s work in the Beyond Professional Identity research lab with Dr. James Huff has given her the opportunity to learn qualitative research from an expert, an experience she did not expect would be possible at the undergraduate level. Her research focuses on social connectedness among African American female students at a Christian university. “Hands-on learning helps me to make mistakes
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Teacher Couple Makes Full Circle Connection

When inclement weather forced Harding classes to go online last school year, one student made a connection she will never forget. Dr. Anita Killins, professor of physical therapy, was in an online meeting with one of her graduate students, Nakia Trotter, when her husband walked past the camera.  “When she saw my husband, she stopped talking and asked for his attention,” Anita said. “She said,
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Thando Mahlangu

Black History Month Student Q&A Feature Thando Mahlangu is an integrating marketing and communications major from Johannesburg, South Africa. Why did you choose to attend Harding? I had applied to many universities in South Africa, and I just wasn’t hearing back from many of them, so I was deciding to take a gap year. One of the ministers at my church recommended Harding. My dad’s
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John Bradshaw

Black History Month Student Feature Q&A John Bradshaw III is a senior business management major from Sachse, Texas. Why did you choose to attend Harding? I chose to attend Harding because I had several friends here. I started out at Southwestern Christian College — the only church of Christ historically Black college, located in Terrell, Texas — but after two years there, I really wanted
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Phallen Reed

Black History Month Student Feature Q&A Phallen Reed is a senior theatre major from Cedar Hill, Texas, who is also this semester’s Black Student Association president.  Why did you choose to attend Harding? The experiences I had while visiting campus and my relationship with certain Harding alumni Who are your African American heroes and what traits do they have in common? Maya Angelou — she
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A life of leadership and overcoming obstacles

Brett Bell, a freshman from North Little Rock, Arkansas, may have hearing loss, but rather than viewing this as a setback, he embraces it as his identity and opportunity to help other people. Bell was born completely deaf in one ear with 75% hearing in his other ear and received a cochlear implant and a hearing aid in the first grade, but he welcomes his
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Bison Baja Team

Students becoming professional engineers Dec. 6, 2021 | Department of Engineering and Physics | Racing a car is a thrill — from the smell of gasoline in the air, to the hum of the whirring engines, to the stomach-flipping speed of the car itself as the tires grind up dust at the drivers trailing behind. Maneuvering a car on a racetrack is one thing, but
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