2009-2010 Yearbook

• ., \ Petitjean, Volume 86 Harding University Searcy, Ark. 2 009-.20I O Enrollment: 6,5IO • -

Editor In Chief Assistant Editor Copy Editor Assistant Copy Editor Head Photographer Sports Photographer Assistant Photographer Assistant Photographer Layout Editor Assistant Layout Editor Adviser Hannah Beall Nicole Sullenger Emily Hauptli Christina Hatler Noah Darnell Craig Rainbolt Nick Michael Hagen Atkins Brian Hodges Kelly Gemma Jeremy Beauchamp Petit Jean 2010

C¥zi Student Life Spring Sing 10-13 Impact 14-17 Homecoming 18-21 Campus Activity 22-23 Daily Life 24-25 International Students 26-27 Spring Break Campaigns 28-29 Summer Campaigns 30-31 Intramurals 32-33 Weekend Life 34-37 HUE 38-39 HULA 40-41 HUG 42-43 HUF 44-45 HIZ 46-47 Overseas Directors 48-49 C~2 People Seniors 52-71 Juniors 72-83 Sophomores 84-99 Freshmen 100-119 Groduotes 120-123 Second Semester Students 124-127 Overseas Students 128-131 C~~ Leadership Board, President' s~ouncil, UBC 134- 135 President 136- 137 Senior VP's, Chancellor, VP's 138-139 Ass!, VP's, Administrative Directors 140-141 Deans 142-143 .... Church and Family 144-145 Faculty 146-155 Staff 156-159 C~ Academics Art/Music 162- 163 Behavioral Sciences/FCS 164-165 Bible/HSBS 166- 167 Biology/Physical Sciences 168-169 College of Communication 170- 171 Computer Science/Math 172- 173 English/Foreign Language 174-175 History/Social Sciences 176- 177 Kinesiology/Exercise Science 178-179 COBA 180- 181 College of Education 182-183 College of Nursing 184- 185 Graduate Programs 186-187 Honors College 188-189 Academic Services 190- 191 C~ Organizations Art 194-195 Athletics 196-199 Bible 200-201 Business 202-205 Communication 206-209 Drama 210-211 Educational 212-213 International 214-215 Literature 216-217 Music-Instrumental 218-221 Musical -Vocal 222-225 Political Sciences 226-227 Social/Behavioral Sciences 228-229 SA/CAB/Class Officers 230-231 Science 232-233 Science-Health 234-235 Service 236-237 Alpha Chi 238-239 Who's Who 240-241 C~6 Social Clubs Spiritual Life/Service 244-245 Athletics/Queens & Beaux 246-247 Mixers 248-249 Club Week 250-251 Functions/Events 252-253 A Day in the Life 254-257 Club Pictures 258-263 Athletics Women ' s Tennis 266-267 Men's Tennis 268-269 Track 270-271 Baseball 272-273 Men/Women Golf 274-275 Cross Country 276-277 Foetball 278-279 Volleyball 280-281 Women's Soccer 282-283 Men'~ Soccer 284-285 Photo Spread 286-287 Women's Basketball 288-289 Men's Basketball 290-291 Photo Spread 292-293 C~6 Index A-Z 300-328

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Professor strives to be an influence Few people have the opportunity to be as influential in the lives of students as a humbl e teacher. Caring teachers made the learning experi en ce at H arding more fulfilling, and they were the most valuable sources of information and guidance available to students during their college caree r s. Great teachers are great examples. The :o!o ro sen ior class voted to honor a great teacher and example with th e Petit jean dedication. Ch emistry department chairman Dr. David Cole deve loped a passion for teaching after watching h is mentor, forme r professor Dr. Don England. "In graduate school, finishing my master 's degree, I got to think back to the teacher that had the most influence on me ," Cole said. " I would like to be able to put myself in some kind of position where I could at least have th e potential to have a similar influence on other people that he had on me." Many students could see that Cole had realized that potential , but teach ing was not th e only ca.ree r opportunity he had. After graduate schoo!, Cole applied to a number of Ch r istian co lleges. He got an inte rview offer from Smith, Kline and French pharmaceutical company and C rowley's Ridge College at t he same time. Cole h ad the Crowley's Ridge interview first and accepted the posit ion. Mter his time at C rowley's Ridge, Cole taught at Michigan C hristian College for 14 years, which was where h e got his start teaching earth science. '~l really h ad not had any earth science classes myself. except for one class [at Harding], and so I started taking classes just to better prepare myself to teaching that class in particular." Cole said. "So I wound u p taking introductory geology, astronomy and historical geo logy courses at a college nearby." Cole soon learn ed about a Ph.D p rogram in science educat ion at Western Michigan. Because h e wanted a broad background in the sciences, Cole took a two– year leave of absence from Michigan Christian. About the time he had fini shed his d octorate, he got a call fr om Don England informing him of a need for a physical and ear th sciences teache r. In the fall of 1989, Cole began his career as a professo r at Harding. Junio r Tony Daily raved about Cole's willingness to work with students. Daily came into Cole 's ea rth science class almos t a week late but with Cole's help was completely caught up in a short amount o f time. "Dr. Cole first and foremost is a great teache r ," Dailysaid. "He takes care of his students and does what h e can t o better the class experience. H e also tries to come from Christian perspective as much as pOSSible." Another former student, senio r Cy Mason, really enjoyed that Cole tried to incorporate students into h is lectures. "I think I was a prop for at least two lessons," Mason said. "One [was] about the moon and the other abou t motion. The important thing is, he never lost his enthusiasm for his work. Not the third day, the 30th day, or the last day." Though many students may have found his classes difficult. Cole always seemed to have a great amount of patience and understanding. " I had Dr. Cole for organic chemistry his first semester at H U," 1991 graduate Tony Hill said. "Although I spent much of th e class totally lost, h e was very patient and extremely helpful. "I also h ad Dr. Co le for earth scien ce, and that's where his real passion for teaching science came out. A teacher takes a different approach when he teaches a class of science majo r s than when h e teach es a gen eral education class . H e worked h ard to make the earth science class excit ing and relevant to everyone in the class regardless of their major. " Cole's passion for teaching was evident to students who took his classes. One of the ways he communicated that passio n was in showing students scientifi c examples from his personal endeavors . "[H e showed] us places wh ere he has been and different insigh ts of geology from his experiences [and th ose are lesso ns] you will not gain out of a textbook," senior Peter Bell said . "He was always willing to he lp and did not just always h ave class periods whe re we ran through slides. H e mixed it up, which was nice." With all of h is knowledge about sci ence, his obvious care for his students and his patience and kindness, Dr. David Cole h ad proven himself to be a professor who would leave a Significant pos it ive influen ce o n his students. ''We ' re working for some thing that's bigger than ourselves and we have a wide r influence for good ," Cole said. "That 's really kept my motivation. " Hannah Beall

Using an insrument to measure the angles of a quartz crystal rock, Dr. David Cole demonstrates on March 18 that the angles of quartz crystals are often the same all the way around. This type of rock is one that Cole covered in his geology classes. Noah Darnell On March 18, Dr. Cole points out where the Pond Swaves are located on the seismograph reading of the earthquake that happened in Chile on Feb. 27. The seismograph, which was located in a chemistry lab class– room, ron abou t 25 feet into the ground was added to the science de– partment less than a year ago. Noah Darnell Dr. David Cole sits in front of the fish tank exhibit in the Pryor-England Sci– ence Center on March 18. Cole always showed is passion for science in the classes he taught. Noah Darnell

Student Life "Whenever someone has a ready heart for this, the insights and understandings flow fi-eely. But ifthere is no readiness, any trace of receptivity soon disappears. That's why I tell stories, to create readiness, to nudge the people toward receptive insight." (Mt. 13'~ In life, we have the same OppOitunities to share stories as Jesus had. Through the experiences ofImpact, Homecoming, Spring Sing, overseas programs and campaigns we can fellowship and minister to one another by sharing a piece of ourselves and establishing our own place in the Koylo Studivon . '

Before their first performance on April 6, Dottie Frye gives an opening pep talk to the Hosts, Hostesses and Ensemble. Every night before performances, certain members of the crew were recognized for their exceptional effort and dedication. Noah Darnell Assistant stage director Josh lundin waits on the stage wing for the song "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" to begin . In the span of his Harding career, Lundin participated in 10 Spring Sing shows. Noah Darnell 10 student life

Forever Young There was no doubt thai Spring Singhad been and would always be an integral part of Harding. It was a musical performance that incorporated hundreds of Hard ing students each year and would n ot have been possible for the p ast 16 years without the leadership of the husband and wife duo, Steve and Dotti e Frye. Planning a Spring Sing show was never a small undertaking, it was a year-round end eavo r. somet ilTIes taking even longer. The first part of th e process was coming up with a th eme. Spring Si ng coordinator D,', Steve Frye said he tried to work two to three years out wh en coming up with a theme, however it needed to be something that was current and relevant. "Sometimes you get a germ of an idea and it spreads," Steve said. For Spring Sing 20IO Frye though t "Multiculturalism" was a good theme because it could b e so Harding centric. It was a tremendous showcase fO I· campus talent that involved about I ,OOO peop le. H owever, only 700-800 people that helped with Spring Sing were on stage. The show comprised more than just the clubs and the hosts. It involved the J azz Band , Ensemble. ushers. tech c rew, fo ll ow spot operators and numerous others. It truly was a place of involvement for everyone. "One of the reasons I love working with Spring Sing is the opportunity to m eet and work with students that I would not normally meet in the classroom," Dott ie Frye, co-coordina– tor for Spring Sing sa id. " I love to p erform and truly enjoy being able to provide that opportunity for students who love it as much as I do." C lub directors usually met in th e fall with the Fryes and others to learn the basics such as musical choice and arrang– ing, staging and choreography. Work on the sets for Spri ng Sing typically began som e time after the Homecoming mu – sical was over and c leaned off the stage. Host and ensemble tryouts were in the fall as well, all leading up to the crucial spring semester. Most of the students knew what the spring semester held for them if th ey were involved in Spring Sing: many, many hours of practice, week after week . Spring Sing took even mor e time from the Fryes and thei r co -workers, but there was no doubt that th ey loved doing it and found it rewarding. "Mostly, I treasure the relationships formed during the reh earsal process," Dottie sa id. "Laughter , hard work, chal – lenges and tdumphs all sh a .·ed create bonds that we won't lose or forget. That 's the best part ofwhat we do. It 's the people every time that bl"ing me back. " During a typical Spring Si n g weekend , the show was per – formed for IO,OOO- I2.000 people over five performances each yea r. " It is a great moment for kids and I'm happy to facilitate that ," Steve said. "Th ere is an awful lot of fun that comes from hard work." Even after all th e amazing shows the Fryes directed, there was no end in Sight for the dynamiC duo. When asked when h e might direct his last show Steve Frye Simply said, "Every year is a new year. Every year is a fresh year . Every story is unique. There are st ill things I want to accomplish. I want to leave a legacy more Christ centered." Steven Chandler spring sing 11

12 student life .. Sphomore Matt Flynn carries a prop across the stage for the \'Scrubbing Bubb les to Ease Our Troubles" number on Apri l 6. Gamma Sigs , Pi Theta Phi, Iota Chi and friends performed an act that portrayed being at a carwash. Noah Darnell The hosts and hostesses sophomore Nathan White, senior Elizabeth Harrell, junior Haley Jane Witt and senior Logan McClain sing " Life Together" in the Spring Sing finale on April 6. Harrell, Witt and McClain were returning for their second time as a Spring Sing host or hostess. Nick Michael Juniors Katie Culp and James Taylor perform in "One Swing, No Ring" during jersey night on April 6. Taylor sang a solo win the number for Ko Jo Koi, Ju Go Ju and friends. Noah Darnell Preparing for the finale, junior Sydney Clyde pu ts balloons into garbage bags to be re leased over the crowd at the end of the show on April 10. Over 1,000 balloons were dropped from the Benson catwa lks every nigh t. Noah Darnell

./ May 2009 graduate Cody Smith escorts junior Toelor Aebi to a swing while singing about recapturing their youth in the act "Lines. Fibers, Gray Hair Oh My" on April II. TNT & Zeta Rho's show won first place, and they were able to donate $1,000 to the Alzheimer's Association. Nick Michael Seniors Elizabeth Horrell and Logan McClain, junior Holey Jane Witt and sophomore Nathan White perform "God Is Bigger" from Veggie Ta les on April 11. The song was the introduction performance for the Chi Kappa Rho, Shantih and friends show "Goodnight. Sleep Tight. Don't Let the Bed Bugs Figh t." Nick Michael spring sing 13

Impact Brings Them Back F or transfers and incoming freshmen, Student Impact provided a way to become familiar with campus, the dorm they would be living i n and fel– low students. A big part of what made Impact successful each year was the older students who volunteered their time to be group leaders. Senior Chelsie Burris was one who returned to school early each year in order to in– teract with and he available to help new students. As an energy group leader, Burris ' responsibilities were to make the stu– dents feel comfortable with Harding and each other and to get them better acquainted with how college life worked . T he beginn i ng stages of college could seem very stressful and overwhelming at times, but Burris was able to help lower the level of st ress that came with settling into a new place by offering to assist students and parents with moving into their new dorms. "They are normally very surprised by this and gladly take you up on it," Burris said. Many first year students who came to H arding did not know many o ther students beyond ones they had atten ded high school with . As participants in energy groups, they were able to meet new people by playing interactive games 14 student life deSigned to be icebreake r s. "Energy groups are meant to get freshman comfortable with their new en~ vironment, showing them how things worked at Harding and showing them how Harding helps out in the community," Burris said. Impact also allowed students to participate in various service projects around the community. Individual energy groups helped out in nursing homes, hand ~ ed out flyers and assisted the elderly with yard work, to name a few. The sessions that Impact students attended informed them of different clubs they could become involved with, churches in the area, fun hangout spots, sp iritual life on campus and what kind of classes they could expect to take. Impact also all owed for new students to become fr iends with upperclassmen that they might never have had a chance to meet otherwise. " I have kept in contact with about five kids per year," Burris said . "It has been great getting to know them and keep up the relationships; and now I know people of all ages on campus, not just people in my class . " Christina Hatler/ James Buce

Freshman Clark Ashley jumps over sophomore Andrew Fulks at the waterslide in front of the Rhodes on Aug. 23 while senior Melissa Ritchie helps spray water on the slide. The slide was part of the activities SA planned for Impact, which helped freshmen meet new people and adjust to Harding. Noah Darnell Freshmen Kinsey Savage and Jessica White have dinner at the Luau Aug. 21 on the Front Lawn. The Luau became part of Impact tradition, although it used to be at Dr. David Burk's house, this year it had a new location . Nick Michael Sophomore Lauren Taylor, an energy group leader for Impact, helps with a ser– vice project on Aug. 22 at the Humane Society. The group helped wash and walk the dogs and played with the cats. Noah Darnell •• impact 15

. Senior Brittany Baker mans the register as parents & studen ts flood the bookstore on Aug. 21 . Impact and the first week of school were extra busy for the bookstore, they served 2,600 customers and sold 15,500 items during Impact weekend . Nick Michael FreshmanTreyMcClain showshypnotist Dale Khis new baby that he named Boy. The hypnotist convinced him that he just gave birth to the doll; McClain held him tight because Dale K was pretending to harm the baby. Noah Darnell 16 student life

Juniors Meredith Taylor and Beth Anne Colvin and sophomore Anna Wade drive their new cars at the hypnotist show on Aug. 21. The hypnotist Dale Kmade each participant believe they were driving their dream car. Noah Darnell Students gather around the fountain in front of the Benson..,tor a candlel ight devo on Aug. 29. Senior B. Chris Simpson spoke to the multitude wi th a devo ceRed "We Are In The Midst Of A 6,000 Year Story, How Will Your Chapter Read?" Nick Michael impac t 17

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Holiday Haunting Each fall, hundreds of students, staff and faculty work together to put on a Homecoming lllusical. This past year Home – coming fell on H alloween weekend, making the production "Scrooge" an appropriate choice to kick off the holiday season. "This show begins the holiday season by being a traditional fall ghost story that uses the holiday of Christmas as its subject," profes – sor of communication and musical dire ctor Robin Miller said. "It becomes a way to start what is for most people a very busy season of the year with a reminder of what is important." Before the curtain rose on opening night, however, much ef– fort was put forth by the directors and producers. After selecting a show and acquiring the contract and clearance for it came the detail work. "[We] get together as a production team and break the show down," musical producer Cindee Stockstill said . "No matter how many times we have seen a show, we will break it down to see what story we 're telling." There were several considerations that went into selecting "Scrooge." Among them, was keeping in mind the students who would be performing in the musical. "First, we are an education theatre ," Miller said . "Our first re – sponsibility is to teach our students. It is co - curricular. This work in some way relates to their chosen career. They will be teaching, [working] in [the] arts and musical theatre; this is a huge part of our training." Senior theatre and business major Aaron Tucker was one stu– dent who benefited from participating in several musicals during -, Senior Mary Kyle Walker of De lta Gamma Rho walks off t[1e football field after being crowned Homecoming Queen, fo llowed by seniors Jessie and Spencer Wilson on Oct. 31. The crowning took place during halftime of the football game against Henderson State; Harding won 27-22. Nick Michael In the locker room, freshman Jasper Bodiford, senior Jeremy Townsend, sophomore James Fener, freshman Marshall Hughes, sophomore Joey Stullings and freshman Kris Wildman prepare for the Homecoming game on Oct. 31 . The team discussed their pregame defense strategies while doing stretching exercises. Nick Michael During a Pied Piper show, seniors Mary McBride, Megan West, Seth Bowden and Megan Leonard act out an impromptu version of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" on Oc t. 31. The Pipers always had a home show during Homecoming weekend . Nick Michael his Harding career . An ensemble member of "Scrooge," he also helped on the set building crew this year and was in previous years' shows "Beauty and the Beast" and "Oklahoma!" "Since being at Harding 1 know 1 have grown being in the mu – sicals," Tucker said. "1 have always challenged myself to be a better dancer when it comes to choreography and to be the best r can be on the stage. I feel 1 have grown in other ways such as being more engaging while doing crowd scenes, [and] I have learned how to be able to throw focus to lead characters or other important moments that happen . " Along with the musical being an educational experience for stu– dents, the production team sought to select musicals that an audi – ence would enjoy. "We look for a show that would be good for onstage, working on the show in technical areas [such as] the [orchestra] pit, etc.," Miller said. "We want to do something that would be engaging to our audience." This year at Dr. Burks' request, the cast and crew of "Scrooge" did an extra performance in honor of the Christian College Presi – dents' Conference hosted at Harding. The extra performance was free and open to the public allowing more people the chance to see the production and the cast an additional opportunity to perform together and hone their presentation . "Getting to do the extra performance was a huge opportunity and honor," Tucker said. "It was a lot of fun because Tgot to see the cast one more time, fix anything I had missed during Home – coming, and it was for a completely different audience than what is typical for a Homecoming weekend." Emily Hauptli and Jen Gibson homecoming 19

20 student life .. • Singing the number "December the 25th," senior Sarah' Hackney and sophomore Riley Walling dance at the Christmas celebra tion in the Homecoming musical, "Scrooge," at the dress rehearsal on Oct. 28. Hackney and Walling played Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig; in the story, Scrooge worked as Fezziwig 's apprentice when he was a young man. Noah Darnell The lead in "Scrooge," senior Alex Ritchie sings a solo on Oct. 28. "Scrooge" was Ritchie's fourth musical. Nick Michael The Ghost of Christmas Present, Craig Jones, teacher of music and Bible at Harding Academy, sings "I Li ke life" to Scrooge on Oct. 28. Meanwhile, Scrooge, senior Alex Ritchie, drank the milk of human kindness from a goblet for the first time. Noah Darnell Seniors Seth Bowden, Michael Brooker, Tony Randolph and sophomore Riley Walling carry the casket Scrooge would be in if he did not repent. Junior Brandon Ragsdale performed a song while he was carried across the stage on top of the coffin on Oct. 28. Noah Darnell

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Junior Xlang "Sean" Du celebrates the Moon Festival in the cafeteria on Oct . 3. The Chinese studen ts formed teams with the Americans and hod relay races where they picked up ping pong bolls with chop sticks and raced them to the other side of the stage. Courtesy of Steve Shaner Mark Nizer performs in the Benson Auditorium on Sept. 25. Nizer was a comedian and juggler who come to campus to perform for family weekend . Noah Darnell ~ At The Rescue in LiHle Rock on April 25, 2009 junior Katelyn Sockwell circles a pictu~ of herself to show that she has been abducted. Groups of people from a~ross the state spent the day and night in a parking lot waiting to be "rescued" to make a statement for children in Uganda who are-abducted and used as soldiers. Nick Michael Sophomore Ashley Shelton rides a bull at the Back to School Bash on the front lawn on Aug. 26. Funnel cakes and snowcones were available to students as well as activities on an inflatable playground. Nick Michael Harding students cheer for the coun try band Gloriana who performed in the Benson on Sept. 1. Cheyanne Kimball o f Gloriana reached down to shake hands with the crowd. Nick Michael 22 student life

In the spring of 2003, a group of young film– makers ventured to Africa hoping to hnd a story, but when they got th e re they found much more-they saw firsthand the struggles of th e Afr ica n p eople and th e suffering that the children the re could n ot escape. A group that calls th emse lves the Lord 's Resis– tance Army ( LRA) pl'oclaimed Christian values, but in reality kidnapped chi ldren and forced them to fight in an effo rt to ove rthrow the Ugan dan government . Joseph Ko ny. the leader of the LRA, led a campaign that resulted in over 30,000 child abductions since hi s "che ilion began in 1987. Aft e r showing a screen ing of a documentary about th e eve n ts the filmake r s witnessed, called "Invi sible Children," o n campus in the spring of 2009. sevel'al studen ts worked to help organize a nation-wide event caUed "The Rescue ," where p eople voluntarily 'abducted' th em selves and as– sembled at specil1.c places in citi es all around th e cou n try until they we l'e ' rescued ' by some political or celebrity I1.gure, The idea was to attract media coverage 10 raise awa reness and alert political lead– e r s of th e situation in Uganda, Soph omore Kayla Ross and May 2009 graduate Kacy Meadows were som e of p eople who helped organize the event in Little Rock, 'Tm preny sure I made at least 10 trips with various volunteer s to Little Rock in the month be – fore The Rescu e took place in order to scout out a [location] , Time was runn ing out, but somehow God a n swe r ed man y of our p r ayers and we were able to have a su ccessful eve nt ," Ross sai d. Acco rd ing to soph omore C laire Bracken, about 300 p eop le s howed up to the overnight eve nt in Lit tle Rock, m any of whom we r e Har – d ing st uden ts. Throughout the night. parti c i – p a n ts strove to make t h e i r vo ices hea r d, "Stud e n ts from acro ss Arka n sas sacrifi ced a night to sp eak up [abo ull social injustices, " Ross sa id. "They wrote lette r s to their Con – gressmen and made phone calls to local radio and n ews sta tions, as well as to the l egisla – ture. " The g ]'OUP accomplished its goal of getting media coverage and was eventually rescued the foll OWing day. "Th e n ews in Li t tl e Roc k cove red us twice: when everyo ne fi ,'s t sta rted showi ng up on Sat – urday night an d the n at the end when we were r escued," Bracken sa id. "Mark Stodola . th e Little Rock mayor, rescued us [on Sund ay] at 10;33 a. m. i n his cas ual clothe s . " The Rescue proved to be a successful e ffo r t for p eop le to voice the i r opposit ion to the in– just i ce in Uganda. Some students did not st op there, Se ni or Amb er Comp ton and junior Lind sey Sh ade mad e th e trek to Washington D,C. to participate in an o ther Invisi ble Chil– dre n eve nt called " H ow It Ends" to help t he gove rnm ent unde r st and the pain that so many children in Uganda were ex periencing. "Wh en I he8l'd and ,'ead about the torture. mutil atio n , rape, and b as ical ly enslavement of t h ese children, I knew I wan ted to d o ev– e ,-yt h ing in m y powe r to raise t h e awareness of t h e i r s uffe ring," Comp ton sa id. Compton and S h ade joi ned thousands of p eople from all ove r th e count ry to m eet with Ame r ica's lea d e r s a nd rep rese ntat ives to try and make a difference for those children who live a life of const ant fear and struggle . "Our government gives us the opportunity t o be directly invo lved, We can go to Washing – ton, D. C . and lobby ," Comp t on sa id , "We ca n talk fac e to face with a u" r eprese ntatives and te ll them what we ca r e about and what's impor – tant t o u s . I wanted to take advantage of t ha t bleSS ing. I kn ew that I had the ability to go and d o someth ing, sO I did," The LRA Di sarmament and Nonhe rn Ugan d a Recovery Act was laid o ut before co n – gressme n and re p resentatives an d found great s uccess in th e firs t few days in the C apit o l. What began as a docume ntary, shown to open people's eyes to problems they had been unawa r e o f , turned into motivation for many to make a sta nd aga ins t t h e inj ust ice they saw, "Befo r e, I wo uld see somet h ing and feel sad for t h e issue but mostly be apathetic towards it ," Sh ade said , "Now I fee l empathy and I am doing something to help." Joe/B/ake campus activi ties 23

.. Living a Christian life was always e ncouraged o n Harding's campus. Every day, student s were surrounded by reminders from the scripture engraved on th e buildings to at– tending chapel and Bible studies. While Harding was known to be primarily affiliated with churches of C hri st, students came from many different re – ligious backgr ounds or n o n e at a ll. Some studen ts who grew up in Searcy or a small town experienced life simila r to what they d o as students . But fo r oth – ers, comi ng to Harding was th eir fir st time to ex – peri en ce a Ch ristian campus atmosphere. No mat– ter the stude nts' backgrounds, Harding influenced their faith, spiritual walk and the way they related to God. J unior Savannah Adams was one student who grew up in Searcy all her li fe and was a part of a fam ily that was very act ive in church. Crowing up around Christians and being influenced by them a ll owed for Adams to be changed and moved by the influences on campus . " From chapel, to Bible classes, it keeps a sp iri tual emphasis around cam pu s, but the most effec– tive spiritua l influence comes t hrough fellowship with Christian friends," Adams said . " Encouraging words based on scripture from those people get me through the rough times and make H arding a big pal· t of what it is to me." Junior Zack McKay came into Hard ing wi th a slightly different view o n things. McKay grew up in Canada in a Christian Reform church with an ac – tive church fa mily. But still, coming to Harding was influential to McKay. "I must say that my first semester h ere was very cha llenging for my faith and if J were no t involved with varsity baseball I wou ld have left after th e fir st semester," McKay said. "After many trials over th e spring and summer, my girlfrie nd Lindsey was a stro ng beginning for me to consider being b ap – tized." Se n ior Lena Towles transferred to Hardingafter attending Mesa State College in her home state of Colo rad o. Towles transferred because she wanted to go t o a Christian university. . ' "The atmosph ere of campus is positive," Towles said . "You can look at someone walking down th e side– walk and smile at each other. At Mesa everyone had their iPods in and if you smi led at someone they would look away . [People] basically don't make eye contact ." But it was more than the positive campus that Towles was attracted to . The encouragemen t on campus was a r eal draw to become a student. "At Mesa, I had to make a stand fo r my faith, which made me treasure it more ," Towles said. " It 's a lot easier for me at Harding to just go to church . If you don't go. everyone seem s to know it and it's not looked on favorably. But I am her e because I do feel closer to God because of that pressure to go to church and to live out my faith daily ." No matter the background of the students at Har– ding, this campus, the Bible classes, chapel and the students truly influenced all that they came in con tact with. Harding continued to change lives of all the stu– dents no matter where they came from or whe re they were in their spiritual walk. Jennifer Gibson Sen ior Erica Greer visits "The Ledge" in May 2009. The lookou t point near Romance, Ark" was a favorite place to go enjoy the beauty of Arkansas when needing a break from school. Courtesy of Stephonie 0 '8rion Senior Henderson Payne plays Dungeons and Dragonswi th his friends outside of the Hammond Room on Oct. 20. Henderson was in charge of the rules that night; the group met weekly to play the game and spend time together. Hogen Atkins Freshman Josh Little jumps over a big puddle on Harding 's campus on Sept. 23. During the fall semester, battling the rain was a common occurrence for students. Noah Darnell Seniors Tyler Jones, Nathan Burrows, Brett Jones and J.T. Hill have dinner a t Waffle House on Sept. 22. The group spent the spring semester of 2008 at HUF. Nick Michael ) Freshman Deshelle Issac· Boyce and junior Martinez Martin walk to class on Oct. 14. Sometimes walking across campus was the only time to catch up wth friends. Jeff Montgomery 24 student life

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A sophomore majoring in information technology systems, Rysper Syrma grew up with a Christia n background and decided to come to Harding after hearing about it from friends. Syrma was part of the cross-country team. She would like to return to Kenya after graduation to be with her family and to open a children's home. Noah Darnell Jose Manue l Hernandez was a senior from San Salvador, EI Salvador. He studied international business and finance. Hernandez came to Harding as a Walton Scholar and would like to return to his hometown to open a business to create more job opportunities for his people. Noah Darnell Junior James Brunton was a political science major from Leire, UK. "I have always been ready to move on to the next stage in life ahead o f time. I'm not sure why but it may just be a restless side to me, or a need to progress. I also felt like I needed to come to the environment of Harding. I actually saw it as something exciting rather than [being] nervous [about it]." Noah Darnell Around The World Many students right o ut of high school seemed to have o n e thing o n th eir mind, gett ing out of the pa rent's . house. St rict rules, invasion of p rivacy and cleaning . ' th e ho use got old, getting gl'ounded for grades became usele~ and being in th e same .place for 18 years straight be– came unbearp.ble. But for juniorJ ames Brunton , from Leire , UK , coming all the way to Seal'cy, AR to attend H.arding Unive l'sity was much more than that. "I decid ed to come to H arding to be around C hristians because I felt like I needed to boost my spiritual growth and life ," Brunto n said. " I also felt like the atmosphe re of Ha rding mad e it somewhere I really wanted to be - the relationships people build here just seem more spec ial than elsewh ere." - ~ Brunton a lso felt that the teacher- student I'elat ionships we re u nique in that professors really gOt to know th e students in class " It seems like .most o f th e professors are much more willing to engage students o n a more person al level , really get to know them and care about their learning, spi ritual and pe rsonal growth. " Brunton said . Brunton came to Harding six months ear liel' than a typical high school graduate stud en t educated in America. "The two education and grad ing sys tems [i n England] are a lot differen t ," Brunton said. " But H arding said that they had teach ers reports on me and had my SAT scores so come whenever 1 wa nt ed really. By the time 1 found out it was just too late to try and get my visa and evel,thing else sorted to come fo r the fall so I prayed and thought hard and was able to come in Janua ry. " Brunton star ted his Hardi ng career in the spring 2007 semes – ter. Starting late r and at a younger age than the ot her freshmen did not seem to be a hinging factor in making friends o r fitting in. "Most of th e time age wasn't the wo r st part - esp ecially with guys - because the l'e wasn't that much difference (on ly a year - tops of 18 month s 01' so), it was gett i ng used to not having close fri ends," Brunton said. "Because of my accent it was relatively easy to make what 1 would call acquaintances- p eople who would say h ey and smil t;.- which made [me] fee l welcome. It was a lot to adjust [to] having to get used to the fact that people would stop and j ust listen to me talk, o r try to get me to say cer tain phrases, but tha t most of the time they weren ' t listening to what 1 was saying so much as how I was saying it." T hough t making friends pl'oved not to be a difficult task. ad– justing to a new CU I'I'iculum was a bit difficul t. "It was hard to adjust to [general educat ion) requirements," Brunton said. " In England we nar row down th e su\;:!:iects we take earli er , so before I came I wa s o nly studying En gJi1t Literature, History, Politics and Sociology." Brunto n's main focu s fOI' comi ng to Harding was to grow spi ri– tually, and that seemed to be exactly what he did. "Sp iritually before I got h ere, 1 was su rviving but not really growing," Brunton said. "Spiritually now I fee l like 1 am doing much bette r . I am involved at Highway, 1 go to a H ear t Croup and I've been lucky enough to be al'ound some very spiritual people and have some great Bible classes and professors h ere that have taught me how to have a better walk with Jesus . " Through aU the amazing p eople and opportunities at Harding, Brunto n knew that th ings were not perfect. Though th ere were ups and downs , struggles and t r ials, Brunton seemed to always keep in mind wh at was most important. "The h ardes t thing to adjust to is letting people in, trust ing people [enough] to tell them your prayer requests, fears. hopes and dreams and t hat they won't abuse that trust, or hurt you for it ," Brunton said. "While you can get hurt do in g some of those things even he re, I have greater trust in those here . This enables me to talk about my faith more eaSi ly and makes me a bette r C hristian - it allows me to b e more than just an exampl e to those around me but [h elps me] teU-t hem what they need to h ear." ~ Hannah Beall interna tional students 27

.. Collecting sap from maple trees, senior Aaron Burns helps the community of Natick, Mass. during the week of March 8. The campaigners helped encourage the church by spending time with the people and helping at an organic farm where they collected sap to be made into maple syrup. Courtesy of Note Cope/and Performing a skit from 2 Kings 6:8·23 was one of the things that junior Elijah Pleasant and senior Boe Surbeck did for a Vacation Bible School at the Alma School Road Church of Christ in Chandler. Ariz. the week of March 8. The mission team participated in the VBS, which had a boot camp theme. Courtesy of Note Copeland Juniors Kristen McEuen and Bonnie Enix, sophomore Clare Brown and junior Tiqua Lovett visit a historical graveyard in Boston. A group of students traveled with OutReach America to visit places that needed church planting teams, participate in youth rallies and take in the sights. Courtesy of Marvin Crowson In order to clean the windows of an AIDS Shelter, senior Ben Skinness and junior Matt Voss had to hang out the upstairs window the week of March 8 during their trip to Federal Way, Wash. The group made lunch and cookies for the people living in the house; the shelter helped people find jobs and learn to provide for themselves. Courtesy of Nate Cope/and Senior Betsy Dell visits with an elderly man in a nursing home in Fall River, Mass. c ampaign the~eek of March 8. The group consisted of 10 Harding students who spent time visiting nursing homes, singing hymns and spending time wi th the you th groups. Courtesy of Nate Copeland 28 student life

Spring Break Campaigns F - or some of the students who took part in spring break miss ion trips, the good work being done ended along with the week. They came back to school and possibly never again saw those they helped. But for others. a spring break mission was just the beginning of relation ships formed an d services rendered between students and the peop le tar– geted on those missions. Sophomore Emily Sansom, an d seniors I::indsay Bolton, Tori Dobbs and InaBeth Donaldson committed to spending the i r spring break in Catamas, Honduras , helping kids and their familie s in need. The work in – cluded digging latrines for families, helping care fo r children at a disabled orphanage and paint ing. "The o r phanage had just built a wall that divided their large front I'oom into a toy room and a new dining I'oom," Sansom said. "Pre– viously, the child ren had been eati n g outside where the flies and in sects would get into th ei r meals. So we got to turn the new dining room into a wo r k of art." In addition to accompl ishing these projects for the people in Catamas, the gr oup got to witness the physical and emolional improve – ment of the kids eve n from just one week of being there. "It was God's hand at work th at wee k, th e r e is no doubt," Donaldson said. "A little gir l named Pattie was ditching the wheelchair for a sturdy hand to hold while she walked. A boy named Anton io, who was chained up to keep him from h u rt i ng h imsel f was f l'ee of h is chains when we left !" Sansom said she started u sing her spring break as a lime to do missions when she was a senior in h igh school. "There is no better way to sp end your spring break than showing Cod's love to or – phans," she said . For Bolton , Dobbs an d Donaldson , this was their first time on a miss ion t r ip. Al l of the women agreed that the b es t thing they did was just spe nding tilne with the children and show– ing them the love of God. " For me it was a wonderful reali ty check that the Lord has b lessed me with so much ," Dobbs said. The gi rls were involved in supporti n g the people they met in Hondura s even after they returned fro m the trip. "Since last spri ng we have raised money for the orphanage as well as co llected diapers and supplies to be shi pped ," Donaldso n said . The experience had su ch an impact on Donaldso n that she and her famil y also decid – ed to spend Christmas in Honduras. The work done on this campaign con tinued to have last– ing e ffects on both those that went and those who were served . "This trip was not a single campaign for any of u s involved but a call to a ministry in need, " Donaldso n said . Roberto McGowan and Emily HauptJi spring break campaigns 29

. Conn~ction ThrQugh Christ 30 student life On July 10, 2 009, I embarked with a group instead of paint bought at a store and sanded entire I of fellow Harding students on a twelve - day church pews with little strips of sandpaper instead ora mission trip to Oaxaca, Mexico for the nrst belt sander before staining them. time in Harding's history. Two adult chaper - Later in the week we held a Vacation Bible School ones led our group of six students to conduct missionary with the theme "Fruits of the Spirit." It was 3111azing work in this southern part of the country, and each one ~ ' to see the kids get engrossed in our games and skits of us came away with a new view of how God's children through which we strove to share with them God's live and interact in a place so unlike the one we were love. We were thrilled to see the number of kids who familiar with. Througho~t our stay in Oaxaca, each student stayed with a different host family to help immerse us into the culture. As my host family did not know any English and my Spanish was limited, we often resorted to games of charades in order to communicate. Despite the language barrier, I learned that there were more ways than one to communicate; that human emotion is universal, and at times, a simple smile says more than wor ds can express. During the first week, as we helped clean the church grounds, we discovered how different our two cultures were. As Americans, we were often concerned with doing things quickJy, using the most efficient means possible, but i n Oaxaca, the people did their work as it had been done for years. So we cut grass with machetes instead of lawn mowers, painted the e xte – rior walls with mixed paint they had made themselves attended increase each day, growing from around 50 to ~bout 80 kids by the end of the week. We learned later from the missionaries we worked with that lllany of those kids were from the streets. It was remarkable to see that we could make such an impact on these people and see Cod at work in their lives. While the differences between our two cultures were obvious, one fantastic similarity was that we all loved to worship the same God . Our group went down there, having no idea what to expect. Coming from a wealthy culture, we often times put ourselves on a pedestal and wonder , "How can they live \ike this?" But they do, and I had to strip away everything Twas used to and learn to live like them . Thad to remember who was in control and that Twas there to serve Him. Christina Hatler

Holding a video camera for the first time, Lucia, a local woman, smiles at senior Tyler Jones as she learns how to use it on July 8. Jones and three other students taught how to use video cameras to locals in Mozambique during the month of July. Nick Michael Seven Harding students take time to rest in Oaxaca, Mexicowith their leader Undo Moran, Assistant Professor of Modern Foreign Language, and her husband Larry. The group sanded and stained benches for the church earlier that day. Courtesy of Global Outreach Senior Jordan Hall overlooks the Zapotec archeological site Monte Alban in Oaxaca, Mexico. The site was a commercial, political and religious center for the Zapotec people between 500 B.C. and A.D. 1000. Courtesy of Global Outreach During a six week internship to Kawpala, Uganda sophomore Jarron Sharp visits a school and shares Jesus with the children in summer 2009. "The Ugandans we were with talked about the logistics of the actual program while we shared some Bible verses and told stories to the kids about God. It was absolutely life changing to be able to watch my words completely consume kids in to the love of God," Sharp said . Courtesy of Global Outreach Sophomore Kara Schwab visits with a man in Guangdong, China on June 6. The group visited China to encourage the Chinese Christians there and spark questions in non-Christians. Courtesy Global Outreach summer campaigns3 1

.. Playing Around \ Intramural spor ts had be~ a part of Hard– ing s in ce 1939- During int ramurals, students had the opportunity to compete against fel– low students in a variety of sports ranging from softball to racquetball. Students even had the chance to compete in club int ramurals. The intramurals theme. according to Jim Gowen , di– rector of men's intramural athletics, was "a sport for every man and every man in a sport." Be sides just competing against fellow classmates and peers, students also had the opportunity to play against faculty and staff. For those who wondered what their profes– sors were like outside of the class r oom envi– ronment, taking them on in an intramural game was a gr eat way to find out. Senior Bo Ba il ey sai d that as a freshman he saw intramurals as a good way t o meet new p eop l e. In recent years, his club has even met new p otentia l membe r s through in t r a– murals. Bailey also took advantage of the op– portunity to play against the faculty and staff in softball every year. 32 student life " It is fun to see the faculty and sta ff out– si de of th e ir classroom and work sett ing," Bail ey said. Bailey also participated in the volleyball and ba sketball games, but football and so ft– ball were hi s main intramural sports. Having p layed sports in high ¥hool, Bailey sai d he liked intramurals because he st ill got to en– joy sports while not making it his life . One thing Bail ey learned though wh en taking on his supe riors S!n the softball field, was n ot to take them too lightly. "My freshman year I took the faculty and staff softball team for granted," Ba i ley sa id. Bailey said he l ea rned not to j u dge too quickly. Some p eop l e may have thought that the stud e nt s were a shoe-in to win because of youth alone, but that was not a lways the case. Dr. J im Miller from th e College of Com– munication also partici pated in the intra– mura l softball games, on the faculty side. As a big baseball fan, Miller said he really enjoyed compe tin g against the students. " It is espeC ially fulfilling when we beat them handily," Miller said. Students had other faculty members to watch out for in intramurals, Me;iSansom was vice president of finance by day, but could be– come a fOI'ce to be l'eckoned with on the vol– leyball court by night. Sansom had played o n the team for seven years and sa id he e njoyed the interaction with students and the exercise he got from the friendly competition. "We get a good spike and it is fun to see the students reaction when they realize the faculty an d staff ca n p lay," Sansom said. In tramurals were an opportunity for th ose interested to compete against one an – other in a varie ty of different spo rts . Not limited to stude n ts, faculty and staff also participated a nd showed students that what they saw in the classroom was nOt all there was to them . Roberto McGowan

Juniors Josh Heinly and Matt Irvine play intramural volleyball in the Rhodes Fieldhouse on Nov. 12. The Rongers played the Bruins in the Eastern conference. Nick Michael Senior Meg Watson plays intramural kickball at the baseball fields on Sept. 25. Teams were made according to skill level. and then students competed against each other as a way to have fun and meet new people . Nick Michael Sophomore Ryan McAlister plays catcher as sophomore Cristina Belew bats during an intramural softball game at the baseball fields on Sept. 23. Intramurals happened in both the spring and fall semesters and included events like swimming, kickball. volleyball, softball. track and field, soccer and racquetball. Nick Michael Junior Rachel Robertson, senior Meg Watson and junior Rosie Helton observe an intramural game on Sept. 25. Intramurals were open to everyone so a variety of people both signed up to play and came to watch. Nick Michael Freshman Amanda Norris goes for a spike against team IM-A in the Rhodes Field House Nov. 16. Though Norris' team, the Strikers, went on to lose the match, the girls had a great time playing the sport. Nick Michael • intramurals 33

... Senior Sheila Salinas smiles on the front lawn on Nov. 6. Salinas started taekwondo when she was II and has continued doing it for 10 years. Noah Darnell Salinas prepares to break a board on Oct. 28. Salinas was a second degree black belt in tae– kwondo. Noah Darnell Salinas demonstrates an aerial punch on Oct. 28. Salinas taught taekwondo for four years in Virginia and for one year at Downtown Church of Christ in Searcy, Ark. Noah Darnell 5-Foot Fighter ~ Sh e was 5 feet taU and weighed 100 pounds. She had a huge smil e and an enco uraging word for everyone she met. She was sweet , small and kind. And also deadly. According to her frien~s, senior Sheila Salinas' would not hurt a fly. However, sh e could t~ke down someone three times her size. But no one would have guessed that by looking at her . Salinas was one of few elite athletes who earned a second degree black belt in taekwondo martial arts. She began her training at age II. "I was a military kid and wanted to get involved at the new base," Salinas said. " I just tried taekwondo and loved it.'· Salinas admitted that it was sometimes intimidating to train against grown men, hut she used her strengths of quickness and flexibility to gain a reputation among her peers. "1 was fighting a man who was at the. top of his game," Salinas said. "H e had won a trophy that was as taU as me. Before he could react , 1 nailed him in the head with my foot. Everyone was watch– ing. After th at I got the nicknames 'Ms. Stretch' and 'Sh e ila the headhunte r Sali nas.' ' ' Salinas won the first to urnament sh e ente red at age 13 and h eld the Virginia state t it le. By 14 , soft-spoken Salinas was teaching classes of 50 to 60 people of all sizes and ages. "I was terrified at first," Salinas said. "My assistants were grown men taking orders from a little girl. They called me 'Ms . Sheila.' They would yell and reprimand for me." 34 student li fe Salinas went on to place in every tournament she entered. \Vhen sh e was 17, Salinas completed a six - hour exten sive phYSical endur – ance tes t to attain her second degree black b elt. The test included tech ni que, self-defense. cardio work, endurance t raining and sparring. When sh e came to Harding, Salinas was asked to teach tae– kwondo by the Arkansas Martial Arts Academy, which was started at Downtown Church of Christ in the spring of 2006 . She even gave individual lessons to Harding alumnus and football player Reggi e Kimmons. "I was out practicing behind Sears so no one would see me," Sa– linas explained. "But the next day, Reggie came up to me and asked if 1 could teach him those moves, too." Through AMAA at the Downtown Church. Salinas taught les– son s for studenv and community membe r s alike. "She made it look so easy," senior N ick Dean , a student of Sali– nas. sa id. "She [was} so sweet and nice, but you knew that she could kill yo u. " Salinas said that eve n though school was more important , sh e would always value her training in taekwondo. " I found a lot of joy in it," Salinas said. " I met a lot of fr iends. and it help ed me become [a} more confident person." Salinas' success was proof that great things come in small pack– ages. Janet Orgo;n