FHU In The News

Former Army Ranger speaks to FHU students about leadership - The Jackson Sun, September 16, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University kicked off a series on student leadership Tuesday afternoon. James Dusenberry, a former Army Ranger and current president of Regions Bank for the West Tennessee Community Markets, spoke to students from his experience as an officer and in private business.
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Freed-Hardeman at Dickson Renaissance Center dedicated - The Tennessean, September 11, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University conducted a dedication ceremony for FHU/Dickson Sept. 4 at the Renaissance Center. FHU began offering baccalaureate degree completion courses and master’s level courses this fall in Dickson.
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Dickson Freed-Hardeman dedication ceremony is Thursday - The Tennessean, September 2, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University-Dickson will host a dedication ceremony Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the Renaissance Center Performing Arts Theatre. University officials, city and county mayors and a representative of the Jackson Foundation will speak briefly.
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FHU announces additions to faculty - The Jackson Sun, August 24, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson introduced new faculty members Aug. 19 at the annual faculty-staff conference.
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Local briefs: FHU honors longtime faculty, staff members - The Jackson Sun, August 23, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson honored 26 members of its faculty and staff Aug. 19 at its conference launching the 2014-15 school year.
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Retired professors ring in new academic year at FHU - The Jackson Sun, August 20, 2014

Retired Freed-Hardeman University professors Drs. Milton and Patricia Tucker were Masters of the Bell Wednesday at the 15th annual Tolling of the Bell, signaling the beginning of the academic school year, according to a news release.
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FHU holds 15th annual Tolling of the Bell Ceremony - WBBJ, August 20, 2014

Alumni and older students alike joined a new freshman class at Freed-Hardeman University to welcome the 2014 academic year with the 15th annual Tolling of the Bell Ceremony.
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2014 Local College Volleyball Preview section - The Jackson Sun, August 19, 2014

A few practices into the season, FHU coach Todd Humphry is still learning what his newcomers can offer but he has a sense of optimism from experience within the American Midwest Conference.
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More than 800 students to participate in Horizons camp - WBBJ, July 7, 2014

A record number of more than 800 middle and high school students will be at Freed-Hardeman University this week for Horizons camp. On Sunday, the students from across the nation, grades 7th through 12th, registered for the first day of the 34th annual event. This year the theme of the camp is "Before His Throne."
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Record attendance expected for FHU's Horizons camp- Jackson Sun, July 5, 2014

A record number of campers is expected on the Freed-Hardeman University campus in Henderson today through Friday for the 34th annual edition of Horizons. More than 1,000 young people and staffers will explore the topic “Before His Throne” in lessons and periods of devotion, according to a news release from FHU. The theme is taken from Psalm 103:19, “The Lord has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all.”
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Suttles concludes stellar career at Freed-Hardeman- The Daily Tribune News, June 18, 2014

The saying “all good things must come to an end” is especially meaningful for recent college graduate Drew Suttles. Suttles walked across the stage to obtain his degree from Freed-Hardeman University on May 17, just two weeks after he walked off the mound for the final time in the American Midwest Conference tournament.
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FREED-HARDEMAN BENEFIT DINNER - BILL COSBY - The Jackson Sun, May 18, 2014

Bill Cosby will be the guest speaker at the Freed-Hardeman Annual Benefit Dinner. Questions or concerns can be directed to Dave Clouse at dclouse@fhu.edu. Visit http://bit.ly/1j3Vts2 for more information about dinner ticket prices.
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Approximately 250 graduate from FHU - The Jackson Sun, May 18, 2014

Approximately 250 Freed-Hardeman University students participated in graduation ceremonies Saturday in Henderson. Trent Watrous, a CPA and alumnus of FHU, delivered the address, according to a news release from the university. Watrous earned a bachelor of business administration in accounting in 1993.
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FHU program gets Environmental Stewardship Award - The Jackson Sun, May 18, 2014

Energy conservation company Cenergistic presented Freed-Hardeman University with the Award for Energy Stewardship on May 5 at FHU. The award recognizes FHU’s efforts to implement an organizational behavior-based energy conservation and management program, according to a news release.
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FHU starts library project - The Jackson Sun, May 12, 2014

In keeping with Hope Barber Shull’s dream of a library that is “a place where students would gather,” Freed-Hardeman University broke ground for the Hope Barber Shull Academic Resource Center on Monday in the upper commons area of campus. Site work is slated to begin next week.
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FHU president: University aims to raise 'education level' of Dickson County - Tennessean, February 18, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University President Joe Wiley spoke to the business community at last week’s Dickson County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon about the school’s newly acquired campus at The Renaissance Center and how they are approaching a curriculum and developing pricing for the area.
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Freed-Hardeman Turns Pressure Into Diamonds - WBBJ, January 30, 2014

Happiness begins where selfishness ends is the motto Freed-Hardeman's men's basketball team embodies. "We don't want to stop on what we have now. We want to keep building and just add to that," senior Kyle Teichmann said.
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Agreement On Transfer Of Renaissance Center - The Leaf Chronicle, November 19, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University has reached an agreement with the Jackson Foundation to assume ownership of the Renaissance Center in Dickson, Tenn., and offer a four-year undergraduate program and graduate degrees on site, the first such program in Dickson’s history.
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Freed-Hardeman to assume ownership of Dickson-based Renaissance Center - Nashville Post, November 19, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University officials announced today they have reached an agreement with the Jackson Foundation to acquire the Renaissance Center in Dickson, offering undergraduate graduate degrees on site. The move is described as a “gift” with Freed-Hardeman to assume ownership of the facility and no money will exchange hands, according to officials. The facility will be called Freed-Hardeman University-Dickson at the Renaissance Center.
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Freed-Hardeman to offer college classes in Dickson - News Channel 5, November 19, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University says it has agreed to assume ownership of the Renaissance Center in Dickson, with plans to offer a four-year undergraduate program and graduate degrees there. Officials from Freed-Hardeman and the Jackson Foundation executed the transfer of ownership of the center on Friday.
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Dickson's Jackson Foundation gives ownership of Renaissance Center to Freed-Hardeman University of West TN - Courier Journal, November 19, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University has assumed ownership of The Renaissance Center in Dickson, with classes starting in fall 2014. The nonprofit Jackson Foundation has given the $25 million, 110,000-square-foot facility as a gift to the private, four-year university based in Henderson, Tenn.
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FHU hears from Blackburn: Congresswoman discusses health care, other topics - Jackson Sun, November 1, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University has hosted several politicians throughout the years, a list that includes U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, Gov. Bill Haslam and several others, and on Friday hosted U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn as a guest at Lloyd Auditorium.
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Schoolmates, soulmates: FHU makes Facebook's top 25 colleges where students meet future spouses - Jackson Sun, October 11, 2013

Most young people go to college to get a degree, a collection of memories and alumni association letters. But several of them are leaving with a bonus: A spouse. According to a study Facebook released Monday called “From Classmate to Soulmate,” almost a third of Facebook users met their future spouses in college.
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Freed-Hardeman University Seeking Permission to Close University St. - WBBJ TV, September 4, 2013

Leaders of Freed-Hardeman University have asked the city of Henderson for a little help in keeping their campus safe. Wednesday night, they asked city leaders to close off the portion of University Street that runs through the campus. Students often have to cross the street, which increases the chances of someone getting hit.
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State Board OKs FHU Nursing Program - The Jackson Sun, August 25, 2013

The Tennessee Board of Nursing gave full approval to Freed-Hardeman University’s bachelor of science in nursing program last week in Nashville.
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The Bell Tolls at Freed-Hardeman - The Jackson Sun, August 21, 2013

Just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Freed-Hardeman University’s iron alloy bell rang 14 times in the school’s Lloyd Stadium to signify the start of the 2013-2014 school year.
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FHU to Honor Late Library Director with Building - WBBJ TV, August 20, 2013

The Freed-Hardeman University library will be getting a much needed renovation in the near future. Freed-Hardeman donors John and Rosemary Brown announced Tuesday that they are donating $7.5 million dollars toward an $11 million dollar renovation for the university’s library.
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Freed-Hardeman receives a $7.5 million donation to renovate library - Jackson Sun, August 20, 2013

John Brown, former CEO of Stryker Corporation, and his wife Rosemary announced today that they will donate $7.5 million to Freed-Hardeman University. The Brown's told the university’s faculty and staff that the money will go towards improving the school’s two libraries.
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'I'm ready to experience college' College students move into dorms on eve of fall semester - Jackson Sun, August 18, 2013

New and returning students began arriving on the campuses of several West Tennessee colleges and universities last week. On Friday, students checking in on Union University’s campus were greeted by cheering upperclassmen willing to help move their luggage into the residence halls.
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Beene excited to take next step at FHU - Jackson Sun, July 26, 2013

Chester County volleyball player Cynthia Beene’s dreams became reality in May when she signed a scholarship to play college volleyball. “I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to, but being able to is a great feeling,” Beene said. “It feels like all those years of work are paying off. I am sure it feels that way to my parents also with all the money they put into traveling and countless hours of watching me."
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COLLEGE ATHLETICS: Freed-Hardeman starts play in American Midwest - Jackson Sun, July 26, 2013

Saturday, May 4 was a big day for athletics at Freed-Hardeman University. In one sense, it was an end. Sunny skies in Jackson allowed the Lady Lion softball team to play its previously-delayed conference championship game against Bethel University.
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FHU hosting Christian camp - Jackson Sun, July 8, 2013

Doug Burleson stood on stage in Loyd Auditorium at Freed Hardeman University a little after 6 p.m. Sunday and told about 900 middle and high school students their time on earth is running out.
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Campers Cheer on Special Needs Baseball Players - WBBJ News, June 7, 2013

Players at Thursday’s Special Needs Athletics baseball game got some extra cheers thanks to GO! Campers. Each year, the participants in GO! Camp create signs and banners for the kids of Special Needs Athletics and come to their Thursday night games to cheer for the kids.
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Big Ideas to Change the World: Focus of GO! Camp - WBBJ News, June 7, 2013

Over 300 students have come together for a week and are eager to change the world. Brad Montague is the director of GO! Camp. He said, "I feel like something really special could happen if every high schooler was given a world view."
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GO! Camp inspires teens to help others, glorify God - The Jackson Sun, June 7, 2013

Colten Alexander said by attending GO! Camp at Freed-Hardeman University this week, he has learned how to change people’s lives by learning what their needs are, then helping them. Alexander, 18, of Savannah, will be a freshman at Freed-Hardeman this year. He said he plans to become a youth minister.
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Sending Students Off to Campus (By Joe Wiley) - The Gospel Advocate, June, 2013

My wife, Glenda, and I enjoy our work with college students. Seeing young men and women grow and mature on campus gives us a gratifying feeling of building for the future. Beyond the students at FreedHardeman University, we are also privileged to meet the parents as they bring sons and daughters on campus visits and to orientation sessions. To these parents especially, I would like to share a few thoughts.
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Vice president at Pilot addresses Freed-Hardeman University grads - The Jackson Sun, May 11, 2013

Bill Mulligan told Freed-Hardeman University’s May graduating class on Saturday to accept and learn from failure. Mulligan, who is a vice president for Pilot Corporation, was the speaker during the commencement ceremony held for the 263 graduates on Saturday morning.
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Students pitch big ideas in 'Shark Tank' competition at U of M Lambuth- The Jackson Sun, April 26, 2013

An idea born in a classroom at Freed-Hardeman University took first place overall when the Entrepreneur Development Center, Southwest Tennessee, hosted a student entrepreneur “Shark Tank” competition Thursday.
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NAIA BASEBALL: FHU Lions handling 'favorite' label well- The Jackson Sun, April 17, 2013

The return of many of its top 2012 players for 2013 was the main reason defending champion Freed-Hardeman baseball was picked to win the TranSouth Conference in the league’s final year.
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NAIA SOFTBALL: Cousar named National Pitcher of the Week - The Jackson Sun, April 17, 2013

At the center of Freed-Hardeman softball’s current eight-game winning streak is a junior who is the team’s top pitcher and one of the top hitters. Sarah Elizabeth Cousar has been a critical weapon in recent sweeps of TranSouth foes Martin Methodist, Blue Mountain and Mid-Continent.
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West TN runners recall bomb blasts at Boston Marathon - The Jackson Sun, April 17, 2013

Drs. Joe Peters of Michie and Jim Gardner of Henderson said that before the Boston Marathon began Monday, runners were in good moods, everyone was excited and the weather was beautiful. They both ran and finished the race as normal.
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FHU Presents Makin' Music Tonight - The Jackson Sun, April 11, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University students will present the 2013 edition of Makin’ Music tonight and Saturday in Loyd Auditorium in Henderson, according to a news release.
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FHU career center expands services - The Jackson Sun, March 14, 2013

The University Career Center at Freed-Hardeman University has undergone many changes in the 2012-13 school year, offering new opportunities to students and alumni.
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LOCAL WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Freed women roll to 2nd round - The Jackson Sun, March 13, 2013

A year after defending poorly in a first-round upset loss at the NAIA national tournament, Freed-Hardeman women’s basketball did everything well Wednesday.
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LOCAL COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: No. 1 FHU seeks 1st title - The Jackson Sun, March 13, 2013

For the second year in a row, the Freed-Hardeman women’s basketball team enters the NAIA national tournament in Frankfort, Ky. as a No. 1 seed.
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'Kid President' has a Pep Talk for the World- People Magazine, January 30, 2013

Listen up! Kid President has some words of wisdom to share. The young, self-proclaimed child chief of the United States doesn't identify himself by name in his video, apparently preferring that his message get all the attention.
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