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Partial Campus Closure

This post was updated on April 17, 2020. We will continue the current at-a-distance work arrangement for the next two weeks. Unless guidance changes before then, we will update again on April 30. Marc ...

August Graduation Date

March 24, 2020 | COVID-19 Updates | The University has set the date for the rescheduled spring 2020 commencement: Saturday, August 15, 2020. We plan to have multiple ceremonies as usual, and more info ...

Spring Semester Status Update

March 19, 2020 | COVID-19 Updates | It is with great sadness we announce today that on-campus instruction will not resume this semester. Online course delivery will continue as the sole method of inst ...

HUG campus closes due to coronavirus

March 11, 2020 | COVID-19 updates | As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the U.S. and around the world, University leadership has monitored the outbreak as well as CDC recommendations and those ...

HUF campus closes for semester due to coronavirus

Feb. 26, 2020 | COVID-19 updates | We are heartbroken to share the news that out of an abundance of caution related to the potential threat of coronavirus in Italy, the decision has been made to close ...

New executive chef joins dining services

Feb. 20, 2020 | Harding University announced the appointment of Lewis Curtis as executive chef of its dining program. Chef Lewis is responsible for directing the University’s dining program as well as ...

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 ...

New director for charitable estate planning

Feb.17, 2020 |Office of Advancement | The Harding University Office of Advancement has appointed Ken Bissell as the new director for Charitable Estate Planning effective Feb. 1. In this role, Bissell ...

“Gather to Give” raised nearly $80oK

On the internationally recognized “giving Tuesday,” the Harding community gathered to give, setting the goal of raising $450,000. At the end of the day, $775,864 was raised for projects all over campu ...

Fall semester concluded with recognition ceremonies

Dec. 6, 2019 | Commencement | ROTC | Harding University will conclude the fall semester with its annual fall commencement and ROTC commissioning ceremonies. Harding University’s fall commencement will ...

Fall commencement ceremony Dec. 14

Nov. 20, 2019 | Fall commencement will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 in Benson Auditorium celebrating the accomplishments of more than 400 students. Members of this semester’s graduating class ...

Campus illuminated during annual lighting ceremony

Nov. 18, 2019 | We will kick off our holiday season activities with the annual campus lighting ceremony. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2 on the front lawn near the David B. Burks America ...

Texas businesswoman appointed to board of trustees

Nov. 11, 2019 | Harding University added Texas businesswoman Lindy Lunceford Ingram to its board of trustees on Oct. 17, 2019. Ingram is the co-owner of Lone Star Behavioral Health, a psychiatric hosp ...

Chorus presents annual Winter Concert

Nov. 15, 2019 | Department of Music | The Harding University Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Cliff Ganus III, will present its annual Winter Concert in Harding’s Administration Auditorium on ...

Annual Christian Academy Choral Festival

Nov. 15, 2019 | We are hosting choirs from seven high schools for the fifteenth annual Christian Academy Choral Festival. A final concert will be presented in Benson Auditorium Sunday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 ...

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 Bui ...

Homecoming musical ‘Matilda’

Oct. 10, 2019 | Department of Theatre & Department of Music | The Harding University departments of theatre and music will present the annual Homecoming musical Oct. 18-19 at 8 p.m. in Benson ...

Musical evening with David Walton

September 11, 2019 | Arts & Life | Harding University welcomes David Walton, tenor, and collaborative pianist, Mark Bilyeu, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Administration Auditorium. Walton a ...

Growth in new graduate student enrollment

September 5, 2019 | Fall 2019 enrollment figures include a 14% increase in new graduate student enrollment over fall 2018. New undergraduate student headcount is 927, and total enrollment is 4,879. Al ...

Harding University welcomes new faculty

August 26, 2019 | Harding University welcomed 25 new faculty members to campus for the 2019-20 school year at the annual presession faculty and staff dinner Aug. 13. Brackett Library College of Allied ...

July University leadership update

July 31, 2019 | Harding University has recently made several leadership changes across multiple colleges and departments. Brittany Blake was named chair of the department of family and consumer scienc ...

Meet Bridget Smith & Briana Byers

July 18, 2019 | Disability Services and Educational Access | Bridget Smith’s greatest passion and career objective is “seeing individuals with disabilities succeed to their full potential,” and, as of ...

Written on stone

July 3, 2019 | HUG | A fountain sits in the backyard of Mike James — pieces of it a long way from their origins in Greece but with the most special significance. For almost five years, Mike and Beth J ...

June University leadership update

June 28, 2019 | Harding University announced several leadership changes across multiple colleges and departments. The faculty leadership changes are a result of the University’s commitment to developi ...

2019 Harding Read focuses on leadership

June 28, 2019 | Harding Read | President Bruce McLarty selected ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey as the 2019-20 Harding Read. With the fourth campus-wide read, McLarty ...

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 Hardin ...

Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre begins 37th year

June 3, 2019 | Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre | The Harding University Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre will begin its 37th season June 6, and the three featured shows follow the theme “What LIES in Store.” ...

May University Leadership Update

May 30, 2019 | Harding University announced several leadership changes this spring across multiple colleges and departments. The faculty leadership changes are a result of the University’s commitment ...

HU to host Special Olympics Arkansas summer games

May 17, 2019 | Harding University will host the Special Olympics Arkansas summer games May 23-25, marking the 26th consecutive year the University has hosted the event. “Each year, we look forward to ...

HU honors outstanding faculty & staff

May 7, 2019 | Nine Harding University faculty members received Teacher Achievement Awards and eight staff members received Distinguished Service Awards at the annual faculty and staff dinner on campus ...

Spring commencement to be held May 11

May 6, 2019 | Approximately 850 candidates for graduation will participate in Harding University spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 11. Three ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and 3 ...

Tammy Hall named Harding CFO

April 30, 2019 | Harding University has appointed Tammy Hall to serve as vice president and chief financial officer for the school. Hall has served as assistant vice president for finance since 2004 a ...

Media Contacts

 


Jana Rucker
Vice President for University Communications and Enrollment
501-279-4316
jlrucker@harding.edu


Jonathan Murphy
Director of News Services
501-279-4108
murphy@harding.edu


Hannah Owens
Director of Digital Media
501-279-4398
hbowens@harding.edu


 

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