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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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ASI hosts 63rd National Leadership Forum

June 5, 2019 | NLF | Nearly 150 students from five states are on campus this week as part of the National Leadership Forum (NLF), a program that began 63 years ago under the direction of former Harding President George Benson. Today, the event continues through the American Studies Institute (ASI) as a leadership development program that brings students together for a week of labs,
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NFL Hall of Fame Coach Tony Dungy to conclude lecture series

March 21, 2019 | The American Studies Institute at Harding University will host Tony Dungy, former head coach of the 2007 Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts and football analyst for NBC Sports, for the fourth presentation of its 2018-19 Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28 in Benson Auditorium. “While Coach Dungy is a Super Bowl winning coach and a respected and widely
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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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ASI honors local veterans at annual breakfast

Nov. 12, 2018 | ASI | The Harding University American Studies Institute (ASI) hosted Breakfast with a Veteran Monday, Nov. 12 in the Founders Room of David B. Burks American Heritage Building on Harding’s campus. Veterans and their guests enjoyed a complimentary breakfast and a program paying tribute to individuals who serve or have served honorably in uniform. “Today, in honor of the 100th anniversary
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Harding celebrates ‘A Year of C.S. Lewis’ with festival, book donations

Nov. 1, 2018 | Harding Read | ASI | Harding University is celebrating “A Year of C.S. Lewis” in conjunction with the annual Harding Read. The 2018-19 selection is “Mere Christianity,” an adaptation of a series of radio addresses the author delivered from 1941-44. The expanded program, “Join the Harding Read,” invites students in surrounding communities to read this year’s selection, or another Lewis work,
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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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