Archives for ASI Lectures

Investigative reporter, author Jerry Mitchell to speak at Harding University during U.S. book tour

This post was updated on March 17, 2020. The ASI and Honors College joint presentation of Jerry “Boo” Mitchell on March 24 has been cancelled due to the University’s partial campus closure following the state of Arkansas’ efforts to mitigate community spread of COVID-19. Feb 24, 2019 | ASI | Honors College | The American Studies Institute, in partnership with the Honors College L.C. Sears
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ASI hosts Stephen M.R. Covey

Feb. 20, 2020 | American Studies Institute | The American Studies Institute will host bestselling author Stephen M.R. Covey for the spring presentations of its Distinguished Lecture Series. Covey will present his lecture “The Speed of Trust” Thursday, Feb. 20. A graduate of Harvard’s MBA program, Covey co-founded and currently leads FranklinCovey’s Global Speed of Trust Practice. He serves on numerous boards, including the Government
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ASI hosts Stephen M.R. Covey and Benjamin Watson for Spring lecture series

Nov. 14, 2019 | American Studies Institute | The American Studies Institute will host bestselling author Stephen M.R. Covey and New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson for the spring presentations of its Distinguished Lecture Series. Stephen M.R. Covey will present his lecture “The Speed of Trust” Thursday, Feb. 20. A graduate of Harvard’s MBA program, Covey co-founded and currently leads
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ASI honors local veterans at annual breakfast

Nov. 12, 2019 | American Studies Institute | The American Studies Institute hosted its fifth annual Breakfast with a Veteran Monday, Nov. 11, in Cone Chapel in the David B. Burks American Heritage Building on Harding’s campus. Veterans and their guests enjoyed a complimentary breakfast and a program paying tribute to members of the U.S. armed forces and local individuals who serve or have served
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Filmmaker, best-selling author Alex Kendrick at Distinguished Lecture Series

Oct. 17, 2019 | American Studies Institute | Harding University’s American Studies Institute will host Alex Kendrick, American film writer, producer, director, actor and co-founder of Kendrick Brothers Productions, for the second presentation of its 2019-20 Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3 in the Benson Auditorium.In 2002, Alex and his brother, Stephen Kendrick, began production of their first movie, “Flywheel.” Alex wrote,
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Liz Murray shares inspiring life journey at Distinguished Lecture Series, third annual educator night

Sep 25, 2019 | American Studies Institute | The American Studies Institute will feature Liz Murray, co-founder and executive director of The Arthur Project, to kick off the Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture titled “From Homeless to Harvard” is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 in the Benson Auditorium and serves as the institute’s third annual Educator Appreciation Night. Murray’s lecture highlights the transformative power
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Christine Darden of Hidden Figures to speak at Harding University Lecture Series , second annual educator appreciation night

Jan. 24, 2019 | ASI | The Harding University American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series will feature Dr. Christine Darden, former NASA mathematician and one of the “human computers” featured in the book “Hidden Figures” that became a 2016 hit movie. The lecture is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in Benson Auditorium and serves as the Institute’s second annual Educator Appreciation Night. All educators
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C.S. Lewis scholar, Lewis’ stepson to speak at Harding University

  Nov. 1, 2018 | ASI | Harding Read | The American Studies Institute at Harding University will feature noted C.S. Lewis scholar Devin Brown and a panel discussion with Douglas Gresham, stepson of C.S. Lewis, for the second presentation of its 2018-19 Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 in Benson Auditorium. The presentation is part of the Harding campus read of
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‘The Optimistic Economist’ W. Michael Cox to kick off ASI Lecture Series

Sept. 21, 2018 | ASI | The American Studies Institute at Harding University will host Dr. W. Michael Cox, international expert on capitalism and free market trade, for the first presentation of its 2018-19 Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 in Benson Auditorium. Consultant, speaker, educator and CEO of Dallas-based W. Michael Cox and Associates, Cox is an internationally recognized global economist
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ASI announces 2018-19 Distinguished Lecture Series speakers

Aug. 24, 2018 | ASI | The American Studies Institute has announced the speakers for the 2018-19 Distinguished Lecture Series, which kicks off in September with former Federal Reserve Chief Economist Michael Cox and wraps up in March with Pro Football Hall of Fame Coach Tony Dungy. “The mission of the ASI Distinguished Lecture Series is to engage critical issues that embody the spirit of
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