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Associate dean a finalist in Agents for Learning challenge

June 29, 2016 | Education | An Arkansas team of educators including Dr. Clara Carroll, an associate dean in the Cannon-Clary College of Education, was named one of 12 finalist teams in the Agents for Learning challenge facilitated by Learning Forward and the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future. Each team travels to Chicago July 21-22 to present submissions to a panel of judges.
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New STEM center director announced

April 19, 2016 | Education Cannon-Clary College of Education Dean Donny Lee has announced the appointment of Dr. Allen Henderson as the new director of the STEM Center within the college. Henderson will replace current director Tony Finley, who is retiring in May. As assistant professor of education since 2004, Henderson has taught math and science education classes and served on the University Assessment Committee.
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President plunges for Special Olympics Arkansas

February 16, 2016 University President Bruce McLarty plunged into the fountain in front of the McInteer Bible and World Missions Center on campus Feb. 17 at 10:55 a.m. as a part of the Special Olympics Arkansas Polar Plunge. “Special Olympics is a cause that everyone can get behind,” McLarty said. “The water was shockingly cold in the fountain, but having a great crowd from both
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“So many students don’t have a positive role model in their life, and I want to be able to help…”

Education | Ann Stewart learned about Harding through participating in Uplift and knew she wanted to be a part of the Harding community. Stewart changed her major from journalism to speech pathology but still felt it wasn’t quite the right fit and decided to visit the Career Center on campus for advice. “I took some tests and had some counseling sessions and it helped me
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College of Education to host Katherine Paterson

November 2, 2015 | Education The Cannon-Clary College of Education graduate reading program’s 2015-16 Young Adult Author Series will kick off Friday, Nov. 6 with Katherine Paterson. Paterson currently resides in Vermont and is the author of more than 30 books. She has twice won the Newbery Medal for “Bridge to Terabithia” and “Jacob Have I Loved.” “The Master Puppeteer” won the National Book Award,
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David Bangs named chair of COE graduate programs

July 23, 2015 | Dr. David Bangs, associate professor in the Cannon-Clary College of Education, was named chair of the college’s graduate programs. Bangs joined the faculty in the College of Education in August 2007, has served as director of education leadership since May 2011, and has moved Harding’s education leadership program into the spotlight in the state. He has served as president of ARPEA
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Cannon-Clary College of Education dean named

May 14, 2015 | Education University Provost Larry Long has named Dr. Donny Lee the new dean of the University’s Cannon-Clary College of Education effective June 1. Lee, associate dean of the college, replaces Dr. Tony Finley, a professor of education who has served as dean of the college since August 1998. Finley is stepping down from the position to return to full-time faculty assignments
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Faculty members receive awards for teacher achievement

April 24, 2015 Eight University faculty members received Teacher Achievement Awards during the annual faculty and staff dinner on campus April 24. Faculty members Usen Akpanudo, Steven Breezeel, Gary Hill, Dale Manor, Kelly Neill, Scott Ragsdale, Jim Shelton and J.D. Yingling are the 2014-15 award recipients. Akpanudo, a native of Nigeria, has been a member of the University faculty since 2007. He is currently an
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Dean of COE returns to full-time faculty assignments

April 24, 2015 | Dr. Tony Finley, dean of the Cannon-Clary College of Education, announced today his decision to step down from the position to return to a full-time faculty assignment in the fall. Finley, a professor of education, has served as dean of the college since August 1998. During his tenure as dean the College of Education created professional centers in North Little Rock,
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Richard Peck to continue Young Adult Author Series

February 2, 2015 The graduate reading program will present its second Young Adult Author Series program of the school year Feb. 6-7. This professional development workshop will feature author Richard Peck. Peck is an American novelist born in Decatur, Illinois, known for his contributions to young adult literature. He has received many awards including the Newbery Medal in 2001 and the Anne V. Zarrow Award for
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