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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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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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