FHU In The News

East meets west as Korean students visit FHU - Jackson Sun, March 5, 2014

Ten students from Korea Christian University in Seoul, South Korea, recently visited Freed-Hardeman University over a span of three weeks.
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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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Duck Dynasty pair coming to FHU - Jackson Sun, February 16, 2014

A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” stars Si Robertson and Jep Robertson will be the featured speakers for the 2014 Sports Advisory Council Benefit on May 10 at Freed-Hardeman University.
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: A healthy Kyle Teichmann has helped FHU to one of its best starts ever - Jackson Sun, February 6, 2014

Kyle Teichmann, the top post player and leading scorer for Freed-Hardeman men’s basketball, injured his left knee Nov. 8, 2012 and soon learned he’d miss the rest of the season. It led off a string of unfortunate events, like ineligibilities and other injuries for teammates, that triggered a challenging and frustrating 2012-13 season for FHU basketball.
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First doctoral program approved at Freed-Hardeman University; Doctorate of Education to be offered in Henderson and Memphis this fall - Jackson Sun, February 6, 2014

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has approved the offering of Freed-Hardeman University’s first doctoral program, according to a news release. The Doctorate of Education in instructional leadership will be available in two concentrations, administration and supervision and teacherleadership.
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Career/Major Fair scheduled for FHU and other local business notes - Jackson Sun, February 6, 2014

A Career/Major Fair Event will be held on Feb. 13 at Freed-Hardeman University for all undeclared majors, anyone interested in pursuing a degree in business and current business majors. The fair, which will be held in the main lobby at the Brown-Kopel Business Center, begins with Chapel in the Ayers Auditorium from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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Mock debate at FHU Bible Lectureship focuses on whether Christians should accept welfare - Jackson Sun, February 4, 2014

Over 50 people gathered at Freed-Hardeman University's Chapel Hall Tuesday to watch a mock debate addressing the issue, "Should a Christian Accept Welfare?" during the university’s lectureship series. Justin Guin and Ryan Gallagher, both working towards a Master of Divinity at FHU, flipped a coin and chose sides in August. Since then, both opponents have researched their case for their 19 minute debate.
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Both FHU Teams Win, Score 95 Points - Jackson Sun, February 1, 2014

Freed-Hardeman men’s basketball coach Jason Shelton said junior Chandler Mack had something to say at the beginning of film session after the Lions’ first loss of the season on Thursday night.
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'The aspects of this building are appealing':Freed-Hardeman University's college of business holds an open house - Jackson Sun, January 31, 2014

Any first-time visitor to the Brown-Kopel College of Business at Freed-Hardeman University would be hard pressed to believe the building is 10 years old. The college of business was updated with a new finance lab, new digital signage and improved study rooms, which were on display at an open house Friday.
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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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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Freed-Hardeman teams sweep Lyon and stay undefeated - Jackson Sun, January 12, 2014

They came from different places, the school’s men’s team looking to shake off a rough 2013 season and the school’s women’s team wanting to build on an excellent year that ended in the national semifinals.
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KIRK, TRULL ARE GRAND MARSHALS FOR LINDEN PARADE - Buffalo River Review, December 5, 2013

When the annual Town of Linden and Shrine Club Christmas Parade makes its way down Main Street on Thursday, December 12, 7:00 p.m., two Perry County natives will be honored as the 2013 Grand Marshals. Following is a little bit about those two men, Hoyt Kirk and Howard Trull. William Hoyt Kirk was born in 1928, to Nesby and Lou Beasley Kirk in the Flatwoods community. His education consists of eight years at Flatwoods School, completed ay Linden High School in 1947.
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FHU: Benefit to top $1M; Laura Bush is featured speaker at Friday dinner - The Jackson Sun, December 4, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University expects to raise approximately $1.4 million Friday at its annual benefit dinner, according to Dave Clouse, FHU vice president of advancement. This will mark the 13th consecutive year the event has raised in excess of $1 million for student scholarships, Clouse said in a news release.
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Education, religious leaders weigh in on Freed-Hardeman in Dickson - The Tennessean, December 3, 2013

In the wake of The Renaissance Center transfer of ownership to Freed-Hardeman University, local leaders commented positively about both the center’s contributions in the past and its future. Steve Baggett, minister of Walnut Street Church of Christ in Dickson, described the university’s location in Dickson as a “blessing” for the entire county.
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Freed-Hardeman University takes ownership of Renaissance Center in Dickson - The Tennessean, November 19, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University has assumed ownership of The Renaissance Center in Dickson with classes starting in fall of next year. The Jackson Foundation has bestowed the facility to the four-year university based in Henderson, Tenn., as a gift.
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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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Dickson's Jackson Foundation gives ownership of Renaissance Center to Freed-Hardeman University of West TN - The Tennessean, 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 crowns homecoming king and queen, to present court today - Jackson Sun, November 9, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University’s homecoming king and queen were crowned in a chapel presentation Wednesday in Loyd Auditorium, according to a news release. Weston Keen of Portland, Tenn., and Rachel Hoyt of Yorktown, Ind., were selected by students to represent the senior class, the release said.
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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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