Press Releases

FHU to Host Mission Emphasis Days

September 8, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University is hosting Mission Emphasis Days Sept. 9-10 to better acquaint the entire student body with the concept of missions and to increase interest and involvement in missionary work. Four missionaries will speak to students during their Bible class periods, at chapel and Wednesday night at the Henderson and Estes churches of Christ.
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FHU College of Business, Leadership Center to Host Leadership Series

September 4, 2014

The Freed-Hardeman University College of Business and the Ayers Center for Student Leadership have partnered to host a series of events this academic year at FHU. The first event, set for Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. in Ayers Auditorium, will feature James Dusenberry, president of Regions Bank for the West Tennessee Community Markets. Also a former Army Ranger, he will discuss Leadership: A Call to Serve.
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FHU's RUSH to Challenge Students to "Stand Up"

September 4, 2014

The Freed-Hardeman University admissions office is preparing for another year of Reaching Unlimited Spiritual Heights, more commonly known as RUSH. The annual youth rally, set for Sept. 12-14, is expected to attract approximately 2,000 middle and high school students from across the nation.
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FHU to Host Golf Scramble

September 3, 2014

The Freed-Hardeman University athletic department will host the fifth annual Hall of Fame Classic Golf Scramble Friday, Sept. 19.
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FHU Baseball to Host Alumni, Family Day Sept. 20

August 14, 2014

The Freed-Hardeman Lion baseball team will host its annual Alumni and Family Day Saturday, Sept. 20, beginning at 10 a.m.
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FHU Athletics Hall of Fame Weekend Set For Sept. 19-20

August 9, 2014

The Freed-Hardeman University Athletic Department will hosts its annual Hall of Fame Weekend Sept. 19-20.
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FHU Students Named McWherter Scholars

August 27, 2014

Six students from Freed-Hardeman University have been accepted into the 2014-15 McWherter Scholars Program. Members of the Ned McWherter Center for Rural Development, created in 2008, selected these students from West Tennessee college and university applicants.
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FHU Hosts Special Needs Pageant

August 27, 2014

A crowd of new and returning Freed-Hardeman University students, faculty and members of the community filled Loyd Auditorium Friday, Aug. 22, to watch the third annual Daughters of Job Special Needs Beauty Pageant.
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FHU/Dickson to Host Dedication Ceremony

August 27, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University / Dickson will host a dedication ceremony Thursday, Sept. 4, at 5:30 p.m. in the Renaissance Center Performing Arts Theatre.
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Retired Professors Ring in New Academic Year at FHU

August 20, 2014

Retired Freed-Hardeman University professors Drs. Milton and Patricia Tucker were Masters of the Bell Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the 15th annual Tolling of the Bell, signaling the beginning of the academic school year. The Tuckers rang the bell fourteen times, once for each decade of the university’s existence.
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FHU Announces Additions to Faculty

August 20, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University introduced new members of its faculty Aug. 19 at the annual faculty-staff conference.
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FHU Honors Faculty, Staff for Years of Service

August 20, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University honored 26 members of its faculty and staff Aug. 19 at its conference launching the 2014-15 school year. FHU President Joe Wiley presented awards to those who have completed five, ten, 15, 20, 35 and 40 years of work at the university. Together, the group represented more than 340 years of service to FHU.
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FHU Names Local Couple Masters of the Bell

August 4, 2014

Drs. Milton and Patricia Tucker, of Jacks Creek, Tenn., will serve as Masters of the Bell at Freed-Hardeman University’s 15th annual Tolling of the Bell ceremony.
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Fish Fry Fundraiser to Benefit MSYC

July 9, 2014

Mark your calendars. The annual Mid-South Youth Camp Fish Fry is set for Saturday, July 26. The event, sponsored by the MSYC Advisory Board, will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the camp site, located on Highway 45 north of Henderson.
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FHU to Host Christian Training Series

July 7, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University’s Christian Training Series, set for July 13-17, will feature lessons focused on “And the Greatest of these is Love.” The series will include morning meditations, chapel, four classes and an evening worship each day. Fellowship activities are also planned for each evening.
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FHU Campus Renovations Now in Progress

June 26, 2014

Although “Pardon our Progress” signs have not been posted at Freed-Hardeman University this summer, they would be appropriate for the current state of campus. Buildings have been demolished, parking lots are being renovated and built, and a clock tower is under construction, all at a cost of almost $3.5 million. If work goes as planned, projects will be finished by Aug. 8, in time to welcome students back to Henderson Aug. 16.
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FHU Plans Golden Year Reunion

June 26, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University alumni from more than fifty years ago gathered on campus June 19-21 for the Golden Year Reunion. The annual event is hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations.
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Record Number Expected for FHU's Horizons

June 23, 2014

A record number of campers is expected on the Freed-Hardeman University campus July 6-11 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. 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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QUEST Campers to Complete "Mission: Impossible"

May 20, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University’s QUEST camp is calling on high school students with a passion for science and art to participate in “Mission: Impossible.” The academic summer camp will begin June 15 on FHU’s campus. For its fifth year, QUEST will combine its two disciplines, science and fine arts, to create activities that all campers can enjoy.
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FHU Marketing Director Photographs "Dads and Daughters"

May 19, 2014

Jud Davis, director of marketing at Freed-Hardeman University, is displaying twenty images from his “Dads and Daughters” collection in the Troy Plunk Art Gallery. The opening reception and presentation for the exhibit was Monday, May 19.
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Portland Student Honored at FHU Commencement

May 19, 2014

Derrick Perdue, Portland, received the Faculty Scholarship-Leadership Medal at Freed-Hardeman University’s spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 17. Perdue, the son of Duane and Amy Perdue, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in arts and humanities.
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Alumnus Addresses FHU Graduates

May 17, 2014

Approximately 250 Freed-Hardeman University students participated in graduation ceremonies Saturday, May 17. Trent Watrous, CPA and alumnus of Freed-Hardeman University, delivered the address. Watrous earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from FHU in 1993.
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FHU Breaks Ground for Library Resource Center

May 13, 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 May 12 in the upper commons area of campus. Site work is slated to begin next week.
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FHU Professor Receives Excellence Award

May 13, 2014

Dr. Lee Hibbett, associate professor of marketing at Freed-Hardeman University, has been named the recipient of the Accreditation Counsel for Business Schools and Programs Region 3 Teaching Excellence award. As a regional recipient, Hibbett is now a candidate for the 2014 ACBSP International Teaching Excellence award, to be announced in June.
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FHU Selects New Members for the Ambassadors

May 13, 2014

Six students have been named to the Ambassadors, a Freed-Hardeman University a cappella singing group. An FHU tradition, the Ambassadors perform spiritual songs at churches, youth rallies and Christian schools throughout the year.
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FHU Benefit Dinner to Feature Bill Cosby

May 8, 2014

The 50th annual Benefit Dinner at Freed-Hardeman University Dec. 5 will feature famed comedian Bill Cosby, according to Dave Clouse, vice president for university advancement.
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FHU Program Earns Environmental Stewardship Award

May 5, 2014

Energy conservation company Cenergistic presented Freed-Hardeman University with the Award for Energy Stewardship Monday, May 5, at FHU. The award recognizes FHU’s efforts to implement an innovative organizational behavior-based energy conservation and management program.
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FHU Announces Commencement Speaker

May 5, 2014

Trent Watrous, CPA and alumnus of Freed-Hardeman University, will deliver the address at FHU’s commencement exercises Saturday, May 17. Watrous is a 1993 graduate of FHU, having earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting.
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FHU's Delta Mu Delta Chapter To Induct Six New Members

May 1, 2014

Six Freed-Hardeman University students will be inducted into Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society of Business in a ceremony Wednesday, May 7, at 11:15 a.m. in Brown Kopel Business Center. Following the ceremony, a reception will honor the new inductees as well as this year’s College of Business student award recipients.
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Tickets, Sponsorships Still Available For FHU Sports Benefit

May 1, 2014

Tickets and sponsorships are still available for the Freed-Hardeman University 2014 Sports Advisory Council Benefit May 10 featuring A&E "Duck Dynasty" stars Si Robertson and Jep Robertson. The event raises funds for intercollegiate athletics at the university.
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Mid-South Youth Camp to Host Youth Fishing Rodeo

May 1, 2014

Mid-South Youth Camp will host its 18th Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo Saturday, May 10, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. More than $1,500 in cash and prizes will be awarded.
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FHU Christian Store Plans "Grand Reopening" for May 6

April 28, 2014

FHU Christian Store, formerly known as the Bible Bookstore on the Freed-Hardeman University campus, will host a “grand re-opening” Tuesday, May 6, 3-6 p.m. The event is a part of Chester County Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours series.
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FHU to Break Ground for Library Resource Center

April 28, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University will conduct a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Hope Barber Shull Academic Resource Center May 12 at 11 a. m. in the upper commons area in front of Loden-Daniel Library. Plans call for the demolition of Lawhorn Library and the beginning of site work May 19.
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FHU Associates to Host 12th Annual Tea Party

April 24, 2014

The Victorian Tea Party, an annual event hosted by the Freed-Hardeman University Associates, is scheduled for Saturday, May 3. Ladies of the Henderson area are invited to participate in the tea party experience from 12 to 4 p.m. at the historic N.B. Hardeman House on White Avenue.
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FHU to Present "Stories from Oz"

April 24, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University’s theatre program will present “Stories from Oz” by Frank Baum and adapted by Cliff Thompson Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The showings will be held in FHU’s Black Box Theatre. Admission is free for this children’s production.
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FHU Leadership Series Features Trucking Company Executive

April 17, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University’s College of Business hosted a leadership series featuring Rob Hatchett titled “Life is a Group Project” April 14 in Ayers Auditorium. Hatchett, an FHU alumnus, is vice president of recruiting for Covenant Transport, Chattanooga, Tenn.
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FHU College Republican Chapter Wins State Award

April 17, 2014

The Freed-Hardeman University College Republican chapter was named “Chapter of the Year” at the Tennessee College Republicans State Convention Saturday, April 5. Hunter Yoches, chairman of the FHU College Republicans, accepted the recognition.
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FHU Campus Security to Host 5K Run

April 17, 2014

Students, faculty and friends of Freed-Hardeman University are invited to participate in the “Beat the Director 5K Run.” The race, sponsored by the FHU Office of Campus Safety and Security, will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 3.
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FHU/Dickson to Host Prospective Student Reception

April 15, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University will host a prospective student reception to showcase FHU/Dickson programs at the Renaissance Center April 24, 4-7 p.m. The come-and-go reception will feature information about FHU’s undergraduate, graduate and online course offerings.
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Chi Beta Chi Takes Makin' Music Sweepstakes

April 14, 2014

Chi Beta Chi’s “Caught in Candy” took the sweepstakes trophy Saturday night, April 12, in Freed-Hardeman University’s annual Makin’ Music competition. They took first place in lyrics and blocking/staging and tied for first in costume/set design.
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FHU Art Students' Work Chosen For Exhibition

April 14, 2014

The works of Freed-Hardeman University students Katie Benson and Caleb Cook were selected for the 2014 Artists of the 21st Century exhibition. The annual exhibit, coordinated by the University of Tennessee at Martin, is a nine state, juried competition.
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FHU To Offer Mental Health First Aid Course

April 8, 2014

The nursing department at Freed-Hardeman University will host a Mental Health First Aid training course Thursday, April 10. The course, which lasts from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will be offered to FHU’s junior and senior nursing students.
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Journal Publishes Work Of FHU Graduate

April 8, 2014

The Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling has published an article written by a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University’s Master of Science in mental health counseling. Larry Redmond, who received his M.S. in 2012, did the research for the article while an FHU graduate student.
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FHU Plans Dual Enrollment Registration

April 8, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University has scheduled two days for Chester County High School students to register for dual enrollment courses at the university. FHU staff will be available April 24 and May 8, 5-7 p.m., in the Gardner Center to assist students with the registration process.
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FHU Names Library Director

April 1, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University has named Wade Osburn library director, effective immediately. He has been the interim director since the death last year of former director Hope Shull.
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Freed-Hardeman Names Executive Director for FHU/Dickson

April 1, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University has tapped Richard “Red” McCaskill, formerly of Milan, Tenn., to direct its programs at FHU/Dickson in the Renaissance Center.
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FHU's 37th Makin' Music Set for April 11-12

March 18, 2014

Makin’ Music 2014 is sure to impress as social clubs, hosts and emcees encourage the audience to “Sing It Out.” More than 500 students will be participating in Freed-Hardeman University’s largest student production, set for April 11-12 in Loyd Auditorium.
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FHU Student Publishes Debut Novel

March 18, 2014

“Mark of the Corripian,” the debut novel of Freed-Hardeman University freshman Bethany Parker, was released Feb. 25. Tate Publishing and Enterprises, a Christian-based, family-owned organization, is the publisher of the young adult science fiction/fantasy novel.
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Chester County Campaign to Restore Old Main Reaches Half-Way Point

March 18, 2014

The Chester County campaign to help restore Freed-Hardeman University’s Old Main has reached the half-way point. As of March 11, the total stood at $572,407. The local effort seeks to raise $1 million to help restore the county’s oldest public building.
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ATS Grants FHU Bible Grad Program Candidacy Status

March 12, 2014

The Association of Theological Schools (ATS) has accepted Freed-Hardeman University Graduate School of Theology’s petition for candidacy for accredited status. The ATS Board of Commissioners voted to grant candidacy during the February meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa.
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FHU Art Professor to Exhibit Work Locally

March 6, 2014

The artwork of Freed-Hardeman University’s Brian Bundren will be displayed in the Bulliner Clayton Visual Arts Center March 13-April 12. The opening reception and artist’s talk are scheduled for March 13, beginning at 5 p.m.
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FHU Faculty Member Named to Top 20 EdTech List

March 6, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University faculty member Dr. Monte Tatom is among the 20 EdTech Experts on Twitter according to a list released by Convert Your Idea. Steve Atwal, a technology and higher education professional from Vancouver, compiled the list and accompanying article.
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Secretary of State Hargett to Visit FHU

March 5, 2014

The Freed-Hardeman University College Republicans will host Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett in a meeting Thursday, March 13. The event, open to FHU students and the community, will begin at 6 p.m. in Ayers Auditorium.
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FHU Professor to Perform at Cheekwood

February 27, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University’s Dr. Richard England will perform at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville Saturday, March 22. His performance is part of the six-week “Cheekwood in Bloom” festival, which will feature activities each Saturday and Sunday.
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Eight Honors Students Present at Conference

February 25, 2014

Eight Freed-Hardeman University students presented papers at the Tennessee Collegiate Honors Council Conference Feb. 22 in Memphis. Christian Brothers University hosted the conference.
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FHU Professor to Present Paper at Education Conference

February 25, 2014

A proposal by Freed-Hardeman University’s Dr. Sharen Cypress has been accepted for presentation at the 66th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education. The meeting will be conducted in Indianapolis, Ind., March 1-3.
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FHU Theatre to Present "Wait Until Dark"

February 25, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University theatre will present Frederick Knott’s “Wait Until Dark” Feb. 27-March 1 in the university’s Black Box Theatre. Well-known as both a Broadway play and a movie starring Audrey Hepburn, the story line focuses on a recently blinded woman. She is terrorized by a trio of thugs searching for a doll stuffed with heroin.
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FHU Sports Advisory Council Announces Speaker for 2014 Benefit Dinner

February 24, 2014

A&E's "Duck Dynasty" stars Si Robertson and Jep Robertson will be the featured speakers for the 2014 Sports Advisory Council Benefit Dinner May 10 at Freed-Hardeman University. The event raises funds for intercollegiate athletics at the university. Last year's dinner and speech with Phil Robertson as the special guest set numerous fundraising and attendance records for the event.
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FHU Music Professor Participates in Regional Conference

February 24, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University music instructor Sarah Burns participated on the program of the 2014 Joint Regional Conference Of The College Music Society Southern Chapter and Mid­Atlantic Chapter and The Association of Technology in Music Instruction. It was held in Knoxville by The University of Tennessee School of Music on Feb. 14.
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FHU to Celebrate Black History Month

February 20, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University will host its annual celebration of Black History Thursday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in Chapel Hall. The program will include poetry readings by FHU students and musical performances by FHU’s Ambassadors and Main Street Fuzion.
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East Meets West: Korean Students Visit Freed-Hardeman

February 20, 2014

Ten students from Korea Christian University in Seoul, Korea, visited Freed-Hardeman University over a span of three weeks. The students attended classes related to their majors, spent time in the dorms and took a day trip to Memphis.
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Two Appointed to FHU's Board of Trustees

February 10, 2014

The Freed-Hardeman University Board of Trustees selected two new trustees at their meeting Jan. 31. The trustees are Steve Baggett of Dickson, Tenn., and Scott Latham of Montgomery, Ala.
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SACS Approves First FHU Doctoral Program

February 7, 2014

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has approved the offering of Freed-Hardeman University’s first doctoral program. The Doctorate of Education in instructional leadership will be available in two concentrations, administration and supervision and teacher leadership.
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The American Shakespeare Center to Present "Othello" at FHU

February 7, 2014

The Henderson Arts Commission and Freed-Hardeman University are sponsoring The American Shakespeare Center’s production of “Othello” Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. in Loyd Auditorium. It is a part of the center’s 2013/14 25th Anniversary “World’s Mine Oyster” Tour.
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FHU's Chili Bowl Rescheduled for Feb. 17

February 5, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University’s Office of Alumni Relations will host the seventh annual Chili Bowl Monday, Feb. 17. The cook-off, open to faculty, staff, students and friends of FHU, will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Brewer Sports Center’s auxiliary gym. The original date of the event had to be changed because of heating issues at the venue.
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FHU College of Business to Host Career/Major Fair Event

February 5, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University’s College of Business will host a Career/Major Fair Event in the main lobby of the Brown-Kopel Business Center, Thursday, Feb. 13. The event is intended for all current business majors, undeclared majors and anyone else interested in pursuing a degree in business.
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FHU Plans Overhaul of Bible Bookstore, Hires New Managers

February 5, 2014

The Freed-Hardeman University Bible Bookstore will get a new look, a new name, new managers and a new focus over the next few months. University trustees approved changing the name to FHU Christian Store at their meeting Jan. 31. The store will focus on providing faith-building resources for individuals and churches.
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FHU to Host Nadasky Art Exhibit

February 5, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University is currently showing the artwork of Christopher Nadasky in the Bulliner Clayton Visual Arts Center. “Of Moths and Rust” will be on display through Feb. 20. It will be available for viewing from. The exhibit is open Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. There will be a closing reception and artist’s talk Feb. 20, 5-7 p.m.
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FHU Holds Line on College Costs

February 4, 2014

For the third consecutive year, Freed-Hardeman University will hold the line on price increases for its students, according to FHU President Joe Wiley. The comprehensive charge students pay for the next academic year will remain at 2012-13 levels.
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FHU Biology Professor Receives Grant

January 30, 2014

Dr. Rachel Salmon, assistant professor of biology at Freed-Hardeman University, has received an SSI 2014 Post-Institute Implementation award. Her proposal, which was selected for funding, describes her plans to expose biology students to the Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER) ideals.
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FHU College of Business to Host Open House

January 30, 2014

The Freed-Hardeman University College of Business will host an open house Friday, Jan. 31, at Brown-Kopel Business Center. The event will run from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
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FHU Art Professor to Lecture at Birmingham Library

January 27, 2014

Laquita Thomson, associate professor of fine arts at Freed-Hardeman University, will give a gallery talk and tour Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Central Branch of the Birmingham Public Library in Birmingham. The event will begin at 3 p.m.
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FHU Seeks Funds to Restore Old Main

January 24, 2014

Freed-Hardeman University has embarked on a campaign to raise a total of $5.5 million to restore campus landmark Old Main to its past glory so that it can be used for another century. Larry and Kay Tignor and Regina East are chairing the Chester County portion of the campaign.
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FHU Professor Shows Work at Union

January 23, 2014

“Fabric in Landscape,” an exhibition created by Freed-Hardeman University’s Laquita Thomson, is currently on display at the Union University Art Gallery. The exhibit, which features 20 of Thomson’s photographs, will show through Feb. 18.
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FHU's Annual Bible Lectureship Set for Feb. 2-6

January 23, 2014

Approximately 130 speakers have been invited to Freed-Hardeman University to address the theme, “The Patience of Hope: First and Last Things in Thessalonians,” Feb. 2-6 at the 78th annual Bible Lectureship.
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Weather Forces FHU Benefit Dinner Speaker to Cancel; Some Guests Come Anyway

December 10, 2013

Although the winter blast that covered much of the United States last week forced former first lady Laura Bush to cancel her travel plans to Freed-Hardeman University, approximately 500 hardy souls attended the dinner and an abbreviated program Friday evening, Dec. 6.
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FHU Professor Awarded Counseling Diplomate

December 10, 2013

The American Mental Health Counselors Association has recognized Dr. Mike Cravens as a diplomate and clinical mental health specialist in couples counseling. Cravens is a professor of family studies and counseling at Freed-Hardeman University.
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FHU Graduation Set for Dec. 13

December 9, 2013

More than 100 students are expected to receive degrees in graduation ceremonies Friday, Dec. 13, at Freed-Hardeman University. Commencement exercises will begin at 6 p.m. in Loyd Auditorium.
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FHU Expects Benefit Dinner Featuring Mrs. Laura Bush to Top $1 Million Mark

December 2, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University expects to raise approximately $1.4 million Dec. 6 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.
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FHU Bible Faculty Members Attend Conferences in Baltimore

November 21, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University Bible faculty are attending two separate conferences in Baltimore, Md. The first conference is the 65th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), Nov. 19-21. The second is the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), Nov. 23-26.
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Freed-Hardeman University, Jackson Foundation Reach Agreement On Transfer Of Renaissance Center

November 18, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University is expanding to Middle Tennessee, thanks to the largest gift in the university’s 144-year history. The Jackson Foundation has agreed to transfer ownership of the Renaissance Center in Dickson to the university, effective immediately, under a historic agreement signed Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
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FHU Unveils Plaque Designating Old Main as "Historic Place"

November 12, 2013

Former Freed-Hardeman University presidents E. Claude Gardner and Milton Sewell unveiled a plaque Nov. 9 during halftime of the men’s Homecoming basketball game recognizing Old Main’s listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Honors College Students Return From Cultural Trip

November 12, 2013

Ten Freed-Hardeman University Honors College students returning to campus Monday after spending the previous four days on a cultural trip to New Orleans. Neil Segars, FHU English instructor, accompanied the students.
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FHU Crowns Homecoming King and Queen

November 7, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University’s Homecoming King and Queen were crowned in a chapel presentation Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Loyd Auditorium. Weston Keen of Portland, Tenn., and Rachel Hoyt of Yorktown, Ind., were selected by students to represent the senior class.
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Local Students Visit FHU's Grooms Exhibit

November 7, 2013

Fifteen students from East Chester Elementary School toured Freed-Hardeman University’s Red Grooms exhibition Monday, Nov. 4. Kim Scott, principal of East Chester, and teacher Belinda Anderson arranged the visit as a reward for the students.
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The Danberrys to Perform at FHU's Annual Benefit Dinner

November 7, 2013

The Danberrys, from Nashville, will perform at Freed-Hardeman University’s 49th Annual Benefit Dinner Dec. 6. The group’s primary genre is Americana, drawing from folk, old-time country, blues and soul/funk traditions for inspiration.
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U.S. Representative Blackburn to Speak at FHU Friday

October 31, 2013

United States United States Representative Marsha Blackburn will speak at Freed-Hardeman University Friday, Nov. 1, at 10:30 a.m. in Loyd Auditorium.
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FHU Professor Presents at Art Conference in Nashville

October 31, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University professor Barbara England presented a paper at the Tennessee Art Education Association (TAEA) Fall Professional Development Conference at Watkins College of Art in Nashville last week. England chairs the FHU Department of Fine Arts and she is an assistant professor of art and interiors.
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FHU Professor Elected President of Microbiology Society

October 25, 2013

Dr. Paul Fader, professor of biology at Freed-Hardeman University, was elected president of the Kentucky-Tennessee branch of the American Society for Microbiology. The election was conducted at a regional meeting Oct. 25-26 in Bowling Green, Ky.
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FHU Plans Homecoming Week Nov. 4-9

October 23, 2013

It’s the week when alumni, family and friends of Freed-Hardeman University return to Henderson for Homecoming. Scheduled for Nov. 4-9, this year’s event has something for everyone to enjoy.
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FHU Graduate Bible Program to Change Name

October 23, 2013

The Freed-Hardeman University graduate studies in Bible program is changing its name to Freed-Hardeman University Graduate School of Theology. The university’s Board of Trustees approved the change at its fall meeting Oct. 18.
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FHU Alumni Office to Host 5K

October 23, 2013

The Freed-Hardeman University Office of Alumni Relations will host the Second Annual Homecoming 5K Nov. 9 to benefit Mid-South Youth Camp. Registration is at 7 a.m.
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Bankers Association Contributes to East-Woods Scholarship Fund

October 21, 2013

The West Tennessee Bankers Association has made a contribution to the East-Woods Scholarship Fund at Freed-Hardeman University. The scholarship, established in 1997, is awarded annually to a graduate of Chester County High School who is planning to attend Freed-Hardeman University.
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FHU's Graduate Studies in Bible to Host Symposium

October 21, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University will host the second annual Graduate Bible Research Symposium Friday, Oct. 25, beginning at 9 a.m. in Ayers Auditorium in Brown-Kopel Business Center. Dr. Craig L. Blomberg, professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colo., will be the featured speaker.
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FHU's Secret Garden to Open Homecoming Weekend

October 21, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University Theatre will present a musical retelling of “The Secret Garden” Nov. 7-9 in Loyd Auditorium. The play, based on the classic children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, is sure to delight as students, faculty and alumni come together for FHU’s Homecoming 2013 production.
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FHU Announces Homecoming Royalty

October 21, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University students have chosen their representatives for the 2013 Homecoming Court. The court will be presented during halftime of the Lady Lion basketball game Saturday, Nov. 9. The king and queen will be crowned Wednesday, Nov. 6, during chapel, conducted at 10:30 a.m. in Loyd Auditorium.
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Freed-Hardeman Hosts Connections Series This Week

October 11, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University’s fall Connections Series set for Oct. 14-19 will focus on the theme, “EUREKA! Seizing the Inspired Moment.” The week-long event highlights the interdisciplinary linkages impacting a particular topic.
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Lecturers to Discuss FHU's Grooms Exhibition

October 11, 2013

Two museum curators will speak at Freed-Hardeman University’s Opening Reception and Lecture for the Red Grooms exhibition Oct. 17 in Ayers Auditorium. The exhibit, including nine works by American artist Red Grooms, can be seen in the Troy Plunk Art Gallery from Oct. 16 through Nov. 16.
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FHU to Host Christian Education Conference

October 1, 2013

The 23rd Annual Association of Christian Education Preparation Programs conference will be conducted at Freed-Hardeman University’s Memphis campus Oct. 3-5. The ACEPP is comprised of teachers from colleges and universities associated with churches of Christ.
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FHU Art Instructor to Exhibit Landscape Works

September 25, 2013

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens will host an exhibition highlighting the work of Freed-Hardeman University’s Laquita Thomson. Her pieces, which feature landscapes, will be displayed in the Visitor Center and Conservatory from Oct. 20 through Nov. 24.
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FHU Board Approves First Doctoral Program

September 25, 2013

The Freed-Hardeman University Board of Trustees has approved the university’s moving toward offering a Doctor of Education degree, pending approval of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This will be the university’s first offering of a doctoral degree.
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FHU's Clayton Investment Team Profits Exceed Market Average

September 20, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University’s Clayton Investment Team’s performance exceeded that of the S&P 500 for the year ending Aug. 31, according to Jay Satterfield, FHU Director of Endowment and Investment Management and faculty adviser to the Clayton Team. The fund is valued at $1,282,689. It generated a 21.9 percent return. The fund has beaten the market seven out of eight time periods measured.
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Florida Photojournalist to Visit FHU

September 13, 2013

Photojournalist Joe Burbank, Orlando, Fla., will visit the Freed-Hardeman University campus Sept. 24 to speak with art and journalism majors and to present a program regarding the role of the photojournalist in news making.
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FHU to Host Grooms Exhibition

September 13, 2013

The work of American artist Red Grooms will be on display in Freed-Hardeman University’s Troy Plunk Gallery Oct. 16-Nov. 16. The exhibition, done in conjunction with the West Tennessee Regional Art Center, is the centerpiece for this semester’s Connection Series, titled “Eureka! Creation and Hard Work.”
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FHU to Host Professional School Fair and Career Day

September 13, 2013

Freed Hardeman University’s science and math majors will participate in Professional School Fair and Career Day Thursday, Sept. 26, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Anderson Science Center.
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FHU's Graduate Studies in Bible Plan Symposium

September 11, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University will host the second annual Graduate Bible Research Symposium Friday, Oct. 25., beginning at 9 a.m. in Ayers Auditorium in Brown-Kopel Business Center. Dr. Craig L. Blomberg, professor of New Testament, will be the featured speaker for the symposium.
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FHU Remains in Top Tier of U.S. News and World Report 2013 Guidebook

September 10, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University has maintained its place in the top tier of the U.S. News and World Report’s annual rankings released Tuesday, Sept. 10. FHU placed 35th in the “Best Regional Universities—South” category. FHU has been a top tier school for the past 13 years. The university moved up from last year’s no. 39 slot.
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FHU Names New Ambassadors

September 9, 2013

Seven students have been named members of the Ambassadors, a Freed-Hardeman University a cappella ensemble. An FHU tradition, the Ambassadors perform spiritual songs at churches, youth rallies and Christian schools throughout the year.
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FHU to Devote Days to Missions

September 6, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University has invited four missionaries to share their experiences and generate interest in missions at its annual Mission Emphasis Days, Sept. 10-11. The men will speak during regularly scheduled Bible classes and at chapel.
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FHU Students Collecting Tee Shirts to Help Others

August 29, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University students will collect worn tee shirts Sept. 2-12 for OutsideIN, a non-profit organization based in Troy, Tenn. Students enrolled in Dwina Willis’ Christian Woman Bible class have placed collection boxes in residence halls and in the student center.
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Local Firms to Meet with FHU Students

August 29, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University’s College of Business and the University Career Center will host “Meet the Firms,” a career fair for students majoring in accounting and finance. The fair will be conducted Thursday, Sept. 5, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Brown-Kopel Business Center lobby.
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Rachel Sherer to Exhibit Paintings in FHU Gallery

August 29, 2013

Rachael Sherer, Spanish Fort, Ala., will exhibit her paintings in Freed-Hardeman University’s Troy Plunk Gallery Sept. 5-Oct. 4. A reception and artist’s talk are planned for Sept. 5, 5-7 p.m.
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FHU Admissions to Host "RUSH" Weekend

August 29, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University’s RUSH, or Reach Unlimited Spiritual Heights, expects to set an attendance record this year. According to Joe Askew, FHU director of admissions and coordinator of RUSH, more than 1,700 middle and high school students are expected to attend the annual youth rally Sept. 13-15.
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FHU Students to Participate in Research Day

August 28, 2013

The Undergraduate Research Experience and the College of Arts and Sciences will host Freed-Hardeman University’s annual Research Day Oct. 4. The event will showcase student research in the sciences and mathematics.
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FHU to Welcome New Faculty

August 28, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University has announced the addition of eight full-time faculty members for the current academic year.
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State Board Approves FHU Nursing Program

August 22, 2013

The Tennessee Board of Nursing gave full approval to Freed-Hardeman University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program Aug. 22 in Nashville. “This approval demonstrates that we have met all criteria to have the BSN program,” Dr. Chris White, chairman of the FHU Department of Nursing, said. “Current and potential students can be confident that we are delivering a quality program that will prepare them for success on the national licensure exam, as well as success in the nursing profession.”
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FHU Begins 145th School Year with Tolling of the Bell

August 22, 2013

As Master of the Bell, Hoyt Kirk, former Freed-Hardeman University teacher and coach, rang the bell 14 times to signify the beginning of the 2013-14 school year at FHU Aug. 21 in Loyd Auditorium.
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FHU Names Woods Distinguished Professor

August 21, 2013

Dr. Clyde Woods, lecturer in Bible in the graduate Bible program, has been named a Distinguished Professor by the Freed-Hardeman University Board of Trustees. Woods was nominated by Dr. Billy Smith, dean of the College of Biblical Studies, for his outstanding work as a Bible teacher over almost fifty years.
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Library Complex to Honor Hope Shull

August 21, 2013

A 29,000 square foot addition to the Freed-Hardeman University library will be built in memory of FHU’s much loved librarian, Hope Barber Shull, according to an announcement made Aug. 20 by FHU President Joe Wiley at the university’s faculty-staff conference.
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FHU Expects Increase in New Students for Fall

August 12, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University expects an increased number of new students to register for the fall semester, according to Joe Askew, director of admissions. “Based on a comparison of last year’s numbers with this year’s, we are expecting a 10 percent increase,” he said.
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FHU to Offer Bible Lands Tour

August 6, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University is offering the opportunity to tour the Bible lands of Israel and Jordan for 11 days. The trip, set for Dec. 27, 2013, through Jan. 7, 2014, promises to be the experience of a lifetime.
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FHU/Memphis Plans Open House Aug. 10

August 5, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University/Memphis invites potential students and the public to attend an open house Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Bucy Center, 5565 Shelby Oaks Drive. Directors of the various programs will be available to provide information and answer questions.
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FHU to Welcome New Students Aug. 17

July 30, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University is gearing up to receive freshmen and transfer students Saturday, Aug. 17. As a part of the “Welcome Home” initiative, volunteers will be on-hand to greet new students and help them move into residence halls.
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FHU Professor to Perform at Exhibition

July 22, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University’s Dr. Richard England is scheduled to be a featured musician at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum’s “LIGHT” exhibition in Nashville. England’s piano performance will be Friday, Aug. 2, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
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Educator Says Parental Involvement Improves Student Learning

July 22, 2013

Parent or family involvement significantly contributes to improved student outcomes in school, according to Dr. Jeffry Cozzens, assistant professor of education at Freed-Hardeman University. In fact, everyone—students, parents, teachers, administrators and communities—benefits, he said.
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FHU Professor's Work Published

July 10, 2013

A book by Freed-Hardeman University professor Ryan Fraser has been published by Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. “The Spiritual Narratives of Adoptive Parents” is a part of the American University Studies Series VII: Theology and Religion.
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FHU's Christian Training Series to Offer Fellowship and Fun

July 8, 2013

More than a hundred Christians plan to spend three days of their summer vacations at Freed-Hardeman University’s annual Christian Training Series. The leadership workshop for Christian adults, set for July 18-20, will focus on the theme, “The Victories in Jesus.”
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FHU to Offer Dual Degrees for Business Majors

July 2, 2013

A revamped Master of Business Administration program at Freed-Hardeman University makes it possible for undergraduate business majors in accounting, finance, management and marketing to participate in the university’s dual degree program. Beginning this fall, students will be able to pursue both a Bachelor of Business Administration and an MBA simultaneously through the dual degree program.
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FHU to Offer New Interdisciplinary Design

July 3, 2013

Two Freed-Hardeman University departments will pair up to offer a new major this fall. The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Department of Fine Arts will combine resources for a major in interactive digital design.
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FHU Theatre to Debut 'The Eccentrics'

June 17, 2013

The Freed-Hardeman University Theatre Department will present “The Eccentrics,” a comedy written and directed by FHU’s Joshua Decker, June 20-22 at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. Admission to the production is free.
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FHU's Horizons to Celebrate 33 Years

June 17, 2013

More than 800 campers are expected to attend Horizons July 7-12 on Freed-Hardeman University’s campus. In honor of its 33rd year as a Christian leadership camp, the theme of Horizons is “33. My Life. His Business.”
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High School Students to be challenged at FHU's QUEST

June 13, 2013

In its third year at Freed-Hardeman University, QUEST camp promises a week of creativity, learning and fun for high school students. The academic summer camp, which challenges campers to “Question. Understand. Explore. Solve. Think,” will be held June 16 -21 on FHU’s campus. “Comi-Conquest” is this year’s theme for QUEST’s two disciplines: science and fine arts.
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Former First Lady Mrs. Laura W. Bush to Speak at FHU's Annual Benefit Dinner

May 20, 2013

Former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush will be the featured speaker at Freed-Hardeman University’s 49th Annual Benefit Dinner on Dec. 6, 2013, according to FHU President Joe Wiley. Other members of the Bush family including Barbara Bush and former presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush have spoken at the school’s annual fundraiser.
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FHU Professor Defends Existence of Jesus

May 20, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University’s Dr. Ralph Gilmore, professor of Bible and philosophy, participated in an adversarial dialogue sponsored by the Warren Apologetics Center entitled, “The Historical Jesus: An Adversarial Dialogue Concerning the Existence of Jesus Christ.” The event, held May 9 in Vienna, W. Va., was professionally webcast to a large audience.
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Pilot Vice President Speaks to FHU Graduates

May 14, 2013

A vice president of Pilot Corporation spoke to Freed-Hardeman University graduates May 11 at spring commencement exercises. Bill Mulligan, vice president of development, facilities and environmental compliance, advised graduates to accept and learn from their failures.
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NCATE Continues Accreditation of FHU's Teacher Education Program

May 8, 2013

The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has notified the Freed-Hardeman University School of Education that its accreditation will be continued for the next seven years. The unit is accredited at the initial teacher preparation and advanced preparation levels.
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Duck Commander Speaks to Record Crowd at FHU

May 6, 2013

Phil Robertson, the Duck Commander of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” spoke to a record crowd Saturday evening, May 4, at Freed-Hardeman University’s Sports Advisory Council benefit.
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FHU Schedules Pinning Ceremony for First BSN Graduates

May 6, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University has set the pinning ceremony for its first class of Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates for May 10 at 5 p.m. in Ayers Auditorium. Nine students will receive their BSN degrees Saturday, May 11, in Loyd Auditorium.
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Leadership Program Honors FHU Chancellor

April 29, 2013

Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes, a national leadership-training program, recently honored Dr. Milton Sewell, chancellor of Freed-Hardeman University. Sewell received a lifetime service award and was named the Honorary Convention Director before 2,200 attendees at the National Convention in Orlando, Fla.
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FHU Business Students Win Top Two Prizes at 'Shark Tank' Competition

April 29, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University business students took home the top two prizes in a student entrepreneur “Shark Tank” competition hosted by the Entrepreneur Development Center of Southwest Tennessee, Thursday, April 25. The event was held on the campus of the University of Memphis at Lambuth.
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FHU Graduation Set for May 11

April 29, 2013

A vice president of Pilot Corporation will speak at Freed-Hardeman University’s commencement exercises May 11 at 10 a.m. in Loyd Auditorium. Bill Mulligan, vice president of development, facilities and environmental compliance of Pilot Travel Centers LLC, will address the graduates and their friends and families.
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Freed-Hardeman University Offers Price Break for New Graduate Students

April 24, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University is offering a price break for new graduate school students. New students who enroll in six or more graduate hours this summer or fall will receive a tuition waiver for three of the hours, according to Dr. Jesse Robertson, dean of graduate studies and outreach.
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FHU to Host Summer Camps

April 24, 2013

With summer quickly approaching, in addition to its usual slate of athletic camps, Freed-Hardeman University is making preparations for four summer camps: Mid-South Youth Camp, GO! Camp, QUEST and Horizons. Students are invited to participate in one or more of these camps, which offer service, leadership and creative opportunities.
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Medical Schools Honor FHU Alumni

April 24, 2013

Two alumni of Freed-Hardeman University, Kyle Wiser and Nick Darby, have been recognized for their work and success in medical school. Both students graduated from FHU in 2011.
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FHU Art Student Receives Award

April 15, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University student Alexandria Maxwell has been recognized by the “Artists of the 21st Century” exhibition in Humboldt, Tenn. Maxwell received the first place prize in the two-dimensional media category of the competition.
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Senior Art Exhibit Opens at FHU

April 15, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University student Alyssa Resmini’s senior art exhibit opened Monday, April 15, and will be shown through Friday, April 19 in the Bulliner-Clayton Visual Arts building. The reception and artist’s talk will be April 18 at 5 pm.
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FHU Associates to Host 11th Annual Victorian Tea Party

April 15, 2013

The ladies of the Freed-Hardeman University Associates invite daughters, mothers, grandmothers and friends to celebrate the 11th annual Victorian Tea Party Saturday, May 4, 12-4 p.m. The tea will be held at the historic N.B. Hardeman House located on White Avenue in Henderson. In case of severe weather, the event will move to the Henderson Church of Christ.
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Sigma Rho Takes Makin' Music Sweepstakes Trophy

April 15, 2013

Sigma Rho Social Club won the sweepstakes trophy Saturday, April 6, climaxing the four performances of Freed-Hardeman University’s Makin’ Music. Approximately 500 students pooled their collective talents to produce this year’s show.
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FHU Theatre to Present "Cinderella"

April 15, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University Theatre will end its 2012-13 season with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” in the Black Box Theatre April 18-21. Becky Thompson, a senior theatre education major from Henderson, will direct the musical.
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FHU Students Dedicate Makin' Music to Those Who Have 'Carried On'

April 8, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University students participating in this year’s production of Makin’ Music April 12-13 have decided to dedicate the show to those who have or are dealing with cancer.
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Evangelist to Discuss Church Growth at FHU

April 2, 2013

Wayne Kilpatrick, minister of the Heritage Place Church in Irondale, Ala., will speak at Freed-Hardeman University’s chapel, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 9. Kilpatrick began his work with this congregation eight years ago, following 27 years with the Homewood church in Birmingham.
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FHU Student Accepted into Veterinary Program

April 1, 2013

Rachel Hobgood, a Freed-Hardeman University junior biology major from Dixon, Ky., has been accepted into Adventures in Veterinary Medicine 2013. AVM is a weeklong summer program run by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.
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FHU to Present Annual Makin' Music April 12-13

April 1, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University students will present the 2013 edition of Makin’ Music April 12-13 in Loyd Auditorium. The musical extravaganza will feature competitive entries from six social clubs and performances by the hosts and hostesses and the ShowBand.
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Mid-South Youth Camp Plans Fishing Rodeo

March 25, 2013

The 17th Annual Mid-South Youth Camp Youth Fishing Rodeo is set for Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., according to camp director Frank Bradford.
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FHU Students Plan to Spend Spring Break Doing Mission Work

March 21, 2013

More than 200 students, faculty and staff at Freed-Hardeman University plan to spend their spring breaks, March 23-31, on mission trips in the states, the Caribbean and Central America. Individuals participating in these weeklong campaigns hope to help those in need, both physically and spiritually.
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FHU to Host Technology Academy

March 21, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University Theatre professor Dr. Cliff Thompson made two presentations at the Southeastern Theatre Conference held in Louisville, Ky., in early March. At this conference, participants attend presentations, make contacts for future graduate school or employment and learn more about the profession.
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Students Win FHU Photography Contest

March 21, 2013

Winners of the photography contest held March 11 in conjunction with Freed-Hardeman University’s Connections Series have been announced.
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FHU Faculty Presents Sessions at Southeastern Theatre Conference

March 20, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University Theatre professor Dr. Cliff Thompson made two presentations at the Southeastern Theatre Conference held in Louisville, Ky., in early March. At this conference, participants attend presentations, make contacts for future graduate school or employment and learn more about the profession.
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FHU Faculty on Top 100 List

March 19, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University faculty member Dr. Monte Tatom is featured on the list of 100 Top Experts in EdTech and eLearning recently released by Best College Rankings.
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Freed-Hardeman Announces Mr. and Miss FHU

March 19, 2013

Two Freed-Hardeman University students were named Mr. and Miss Freed-Hardeman University during a special chapel presentation Tuesday, March 19, in Loyd Auditorium. Chris Wright, Brentwood, and Jessica Steele, Henderson, were named ideal representatives of the student body.
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FHU Faculty Member's Composition to be Performed

March 18, 2013

The University of Memphis Wind Ensemble will premiere “The Flight of Andromeda,” the work of Freed-Hardeman University’s Alan Kinningham. The performance will be held Tuesday, March 26, at the Harris Concert Hall, 3775 Central Avenue, Memphis.
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Seventeen Students Inducted into Alpha Chi at FHU

March 14, 2013

Seventeen Freed-Hardeman University students were inducted into Alpha Chi National College Honor Society in a ceremony Monday, March 18.
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Mr. and Miss FHU to be Named

March 14, 2013

Mr. and Miss Freed-Hardeman University will be announced to the student body during a special chapel presentation Tuesday, March 19, in Loyd Auditorium.
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FHU's Art Guild Visits Southern Oaks

March 13, 2013

Members of Freed-Hardeman University’s Art Guild and their sponsor, Brian Bundren, directed an art project March 2 for the residents of Southern Oaks. Students have planned a second project for April 6.
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FHU Students to Attend Shakespeare Performances in Staunton, VA.

March 13, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University students will enjoy performances of Shakespeare’s plays at the BlackFriars Playhouse, a part of the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Va., March 15-17.
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FHU Students Design FUMS Shoe

March 11, 2013

FUMS Shoes came to Freed-Hardeman University looking for the next big shoe design. A team of FHU students hopes that they have created that design. Mitch Miller, founder of FUMS Shoes, announced the winner of the FUMS Design Contest on FHU’s campus Monday, March 4.
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Mid-South Youth Camp to Celebrate 50 Years of Camp

March 7, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University’s Mid-South Youth Camp will celebrate 50 years of camp with a retreat weekend May 24-26, 2013. Activities planned for the event include swimming, fellowshipping, recounting of old memories and singing around campfires. Plans also call for a talent show reminiscent of those held in years gone by. Former camp directors Hoyt Kirk, Roy Sharp, and Ben Zickefoose will deliver lessons during devotional periods. The retreat will conclude with worship Sunday morning.
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FHU Presents NoDoze Theatre

March 7, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University presented NoDoze Theatre March 1-2 in the Black Box Theatre. NoDoze Theatre featured 12 participants who wrote, directed and performed a 45-minute production at the end of a 24-hour period. Participants stayed in the Black Box Theatre from 7 p.m. Friday through the conclusion of the performance Saturday at 7 p.m. They were not allowed to leave the theatre for any reason, be it to collect outside props or even eat a meal.
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FHU Connections Series Set for March 11-16

March 4, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University’s Connections Series, set for March 11-16, will examine “Truth or Dare: The Consequences of Progress.” The week-long series is held every semester. The events are designed to explore the links between distinct courses of study and how they impact an issue of national importance.
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FHU Students to Stay 'Up All Night for the Fight'

March 4, 2013

The six social clubs at Freed-Hardeman University are organizing the first “Up All Night for the Fight,” a fundraiser for the battle against cancer. The all-night event for students will begin at 10 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Mid-South Youth Camp.
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FHU Theatre to Present 'Radium Girls'

March 4, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University’s production of “Radium Girls” is set for March 14-16 at 7 p.m. and March 16 at 2 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. The play is in conjunction with the spring Connections Series, entitled “Truth or Dare: The Consequences of Progress,” planned for March 11-16.
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Freed-Hardeman Piano Students Complete Assessment

February 28, 2013

Nine piano students, including four from Freed-Hardeman University, passed their respective levels in the assessment process of The Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program. The assessment took place Jan. 3 and 4 at Milligan College, near Elizabethton, Tenn.
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FHU to Exhibit Art Work of Former Faculty Member, Students

February 28, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University will host an art show featuring the work of alumnus and former FHU art professor Warren Greene and two of his students and FHU alumni, Amanda Bennie Brazier and Ryan Hogan. The show, called “Teacher and Students,” will be in the Troy Plunk Gallery March 14-April 13.
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FHU Career Center Expands Services for Students

February 27, 2013

The University Career Center at Freed-Hardeman University has undergone many changes in the 2012-13 school year, with new opportunities being offered to both students and alumni. The career center’s mission is “to assist Freed-Hardeman students and alumni with their career development and help them transition from college to their career.”
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FHU to Host Second Career Fair

February 26, 2013

The Department of Behavioral Sciences and Family Studies at Freed-Hardeman University will team with the University Career Center to host the university’s second career fair of the semester. The fair will be Thursday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Brewer Sports Center.
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Former Member of National Shakespeare Company Speaks at FHU

February 25, 2013

Dr. Stephen Huff, formerly of the National Shakespeare Company, came to Freed-Hardeman University Feb. 13 for a workshop in the Black Box Theatre on Shakespearean performance.
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FHU's Media Program Named Among National Finalists

February 21, 2013

Five student production programs from Freed-Hardeman University have been named finalists in the National Broadcasting Society’s Student Electronic Media & Audio Video Production competition. The Grand Prize winners from among the national finalists will be announced at the society’s National Student Production Competition Awards Show in Washington, D.C., March 24.
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School Leaders to Meet at FHU for Common Core Course

February 19, 2013

Representatives from the Tennessee Department of Education will conduct a Common Core Leadership Course for principals Feb. 20 on the campus of Freed-Hardeman University.
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Tickets to Hear Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Now Available at FHU

February 18, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University’s Sports Advisory Council has announced a second appearance by Phil Robertson, star of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” at its annual benefit. The speech is set for May 4 at 3 p.m. in Loyd Auditorium. Tickets are available for the speech only; dinner is not included.
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FHU Students and Professors Published in Review

February 6, 2013

All students enrolled in last spring's herpetology class at Freed-Hardeman University taught by Dr. Brian Butterfield, were published in the December 2012 edition of the quarterly "Herpetological Review."
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FHU Students to Present "The Doll House"

January 31, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University Theatre will present Henrick Ibsen’s “The Doll House” Feb. 7-9 at the Black Box Theatre. Lucy Lopez, senior theatre major from Bethel Springs, will direct the play.
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FHU Professor Speaks at PTA Conference

January 31, 2013

Dr. Jeffry Cozzens, director of Educational Leadership at Freed-Hardeman University, spoke at the Tennessee PTA Delta Regional Conference and Workshop in Memphis Jan. 26. His presentation, entitled “Engaging the Principal: Parent Involvement in Education,” was in accordance with the overall theme, “Unity in the Community: We Are One.”
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FHU Students Present Statistical Research at Conference

January 31, 2013

Freed-Hardeman University students presented statistical research at the 15th Annual Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics Jan. 25-27.
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Kid President to Appear on Today Show Wednesday

January 29, 2013

Internet sensation Kid President will appear on NBC’s Today Show tomorrow morning, Wednesday, Jan. 30, in his national network debut. The interview is expected to air in the 9 o’clock segment.
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FHU to Host Education Career Fair

January 29, 2013

Freed-Hardeman students and alumni interested in the field of education are invited to participate in an education career fair, conducted by Freed-Hardeman University’s School of Education and University Career Center. The event will be held Thursday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Brewer Sports Center.
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FHU's Office of Alumni Relations Hosts Sixth Annual Chili Bowl

January 29, 2013

Approximately 350 persons attended Chili Bowl Numero Seis at Freed-Hardeman University Monday, Jan. 28. The annual event is hosted by the FHU Office of Alumni Relations assisted by the Student-Alumni Association.
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School Leaders to Meet at FHU for Common Core Course

January 29, 2013

Representatives from the Tennessee Department of Education will conduct the Common Core Leadership Course for principals Jan. 30 on the campus of Freed-Hardeman University.
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FHU Sets Annual Bible Lectureship for Feb. 3-7

January 22, 2013

The 77th annual Bible Lectureship at Freed-Hardeman University, set for Feb. 3-7, will have as its theme “We Will Serve the Lord: Conquest and Deliverance in Joshua to Ruth.”
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FHU Students Create Art Out of Nothing

January 17, 2013

Broken blenders and treks through the woods are not the ordinary concerns of students in an art class. However, those are just two of the experiences encountered by the nine students enrolled in an art short course taught Jan. 7-18 at Freed-Hardeman University.
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Art Professor to Show Work at FHU

January 10, 2013

Three Memphis painting professors will exhibit their work Jan. 31-Feb. 28 in Freed-Hardeman University’s Troy Plunk Gallery in Bulliner-Clayton Visual Arts Center.
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Wayne Scott Added to Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes Board of Directors

December 18, 2012

Lads to Leaders/Leaderettes is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Wayne Scott to its Board of Directors. Wayne is the Vice President for Student Services at Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn., where he has been a valuable member of the staff for more than 20 years. He completed his B.A. in Bible at Freed-Hardeman University in 1987, his M.A. at Freed-Hardeman University in 1997, and his Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership at Azusa Pacific University in 2010.
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U.N. Ambassador to Speak at Freed-Hardeman Graduation

December 18, 2012

A United Nations ambassador made brief comments Friday, Dec. 14, at Freed-Hardeman University’s winter commencement exercises. Ambassador Waheed Waheedullah greeted attendees and expressed appreciation to the university.
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FHU to Begin Online Graduate Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

December 18, 2012

Freed-Hardeman University will begin an integrated residential/online graduate program in clinical mental health counseling in January 2013, according to Dr. Mike Cravens, director of graduate studies in mental health counseling.
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FHU Adds Instructional Technologist to Staff

December 13, 2012

Freed-Hardeman University has added an instructional technologist to the staff of the Center for Instructional Innovation. Holly Rowsey, Corinth, Miss., will help fulfill the requirements outlined in the university’s iLearn Quality Enhancement Plan.
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Radio Station WFHU Now Available Online

December 13, 2012

FM91, WFHU, Freed-Hardeman University and Henderson community radio station is now available online, according to station manager Ron Means. The station has partnered with iHeart Radio to stream live programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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FHU Benefit Dinner with Condoleezza Raises Scholarship Funds

December 10, 2012

The 48th Annual Benefit Dinner at Freed-Hardeman University featuring former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice raised $1,480, 265.00 Friday night, Dec. 7, according to the FHU advancement office. It is the second-highest total in the dinner’s history, surpassed only by the 2010 dinner with former President George W. Bush.
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FHU Graduation Set for Dec. 14

December 7, 2012

Approximately 100 students will receive degrees in graduation ceremonies Friday, Dec. 14, at Freed-Hardeman University. Commencement exercises will begin at 6 p.m. in Loyd Auditorium.
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University Strives to help International Students Adjust

December 6, 2012

Their name says it all. International students at Freed-Hardeman University have chosen to call their new organization PANGEA. Students created an acronym, People And Nations Gaining Educational Advantage. Based on a Greek word that means “all lands,” “pangea” also alludes to the theoretical supercontinent that broke up, allowing the continents to drift apart.
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Faculty Spotlight: Ms. Laquita Thomson


Art teacher Laquita Thomson has traveled to fifty states taking photographs for her portfolio entitled "Fabric in Landscape."
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Student Spotlight: Andra Kidwell

 

Find out how Andra spent the summer pursuing her dreams of the past.
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Student Spotlight: Kyle Taubken

 

Read how Kyle Taubken learned to take risks and pursue his dreams in cinematography.
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Staff Spotlight: Mr. Ryan Malecha


Philanthropy, giving, charity, and consistency—to Ryan Malecha, these are more than just words. They define his position at Freed-Hardeman, and more than that, his Christian walk.
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Faculty Spotlight: Mr. Brian Bundren


Brian Bundren discusses art, his passion for teaching and the many positives of being an artist at FHU.
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Student Spotlight: Chris Wright


Chris Wright scored a perfect ACT score, but his decision to come to Freed-Hardeman University never changed.
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Staff Spotlight: Dr. Ken Cargile


Whether it's a sprained ankle from intramural softball or flu shot to ward off that all-too-common ailment, there's only one man on campus to take care of your medical needs...
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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jim Gardner


Read more about the road Dr. Jim Gardner has taken from the Ivy League to Freed-Hardeman University...
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Student Spotlight: Bailey Gillreath

 

Freed-Hardeman University is known for its active spiritual life, superior academics and its intimate size. "It takes about fifteen minutes to walk from one end of the Freed-Hardeman campus to the other..."
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Student Spotlight: Arianne Krulish

 

Arianne Krulish has to pinch herself. She can’t believe how blessed she is. She has wonderful friends, gets to go on mission trips, has a great job lined up for the summer; and best of all...
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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. LeAnn Self-Davis

 

When it came time to find a new dean for the school of science and mathematics, Dr. Sam Jones, vice president for academics, didn't have to look far to find an excellent replacement for the retiring Dr. Allen Walker...
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Student Spotlight: Stephanie Pounders

 

Once stepping on campus, it does not take long to tell that Freed-Hardeman University offers the chance to be part of something not many other college campuses can: a close Christian family. It was this loving, friendly Christian atmosphere...
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