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Harding hosts homeschooling convention

Harding hosts homeschooling convention

 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Education Alliance, a division of Family Council, is hosting its thirteenth annual Arkansas Home School Convention in Searcy at Harding University this weekend, May 20 through 21.

HU coach named GSC West Coach of the Year

HU coach named GSC West Coach of the Year

SEARCY, Ark.  -- Harding Baseball Coach Patrick McGaha has been named the 2011 GSC West Division Coach of the Year.

In his sixth season as Harding's head coach, McGaha coached the Bisons to a stellar 41 - 12 record, the GSC West Division Championship, and to the GSC Tournament Championship game.

McGaha's team had a record 7 players named to the All-GSC team.

This is the 3rd 2010-2011 Coach of the Year awarded to a Harding coach.

Smart choices, better chances

Smart choices, better chances

The Southwest Middle School sixth graders will be graduating from the Smart Choices, Better Chances program on Friday, May 13 at 8:15 a.m. in the SWMS cafeteria. The Searcy Police Department will be there to present certificates and t-shirts to those that participated in the program.

ADHE awards nearly 10,500 Academic Challenge Scholarships to recent high school grads

ADHE awards nearly 10,500 Academic Challenge Scholarships to recent high school grads

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Today the Arkansas Department of Higher Education announced nearly 10,500 students from the high school class of 2011 have been awarded Academic Challenge Scholarships for the upcoming academic year and were notified via email. The number was increasing by the hour as applications were processed.

“We are pleased to award these students who have worked hard to prepare for continuing their education,” said Shane Broadway, interim director of ADHE, “and we encourage them to log into the ADHE website – the sooner the better – to accept the award.

Additional recent high school graduates who haven’t completed the YOUniversal Scholarship Application yet may still qualify. Current students who have not previously received the Academic Challenge Scholarship and returning students should also apply by June 1.

Searcy students writer wins $10K for school library

Searcy students writer wins $10K for school library

SEARCY, Ark. – Taylor Mathews, a sixth-grader at Southwest Middle School, was selected as one of six national winners in the Letters About Literature initiative.

National winners receive a $500 Target gift card and the choice to designate a favorite library to receive a $10,000 grant. Taylor chose his school library.

Letters About Literature is a program where young readers write a personal letter to an author explaining how his or her work changed their view of the world or themselves. Taylor wrote his letter to Erin Hunter, author of Into the Wild.

A representative from the Library of Congress will make the presentation to the library Thursday, May 12.

Harding places infielder on Capitol One Academic All District Honors List

Harding places infielder on Capitol One Academic All District Honors List

Harding Senior Jason Nappi has earned a spot on the Capitol One 1st Team Academic All District Honors LIst.

The Senior claimed the spot after a 2011 season that saw him hit 9 homers, 51 ribbies, and a .381 batting average. Originally from Birmingham, Nappi is the starting 3rd baseman for The Bisons. Nappi has led his team in hitting all season.

Nappi is pursuing a Master's degree in Business Management and Ethics, and has a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Harding University business college establishes center for alumni

Harding University business college establishes center for alumni

SEARCY, Ark. — The Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration at Harding University announced April 28 the formation of an alumni networking center to be housed within the Mabee Business Building on campus.

“The idea was to make connections and utilize our network among alumni from all over the world to assist us in the College of Business Administration,” said Dr. Bryan Burks, dean of the college. “We want to connect to our alumni in an attempt to help them, help us, and help our students.”

The center is a combination of several services on campus such as the career center, alumni office, advancement office and even the president’s office, and will work closely with all of those offices in an attempt to enhance the work they are already doing for Harding students.

Director of the center will be Nate Copeland who is also assistant to President David B. Burks.