Shall We Go?

Nov 29, 2018

Long before computers with endless memory storage, Freed-Hardeman had its own data bank, owned and operated by former president E. Claude Gardner. He knew and could recall, it seemed, every person who had been affiliated with Freed-Hardeman - a valuable resource in his raising funds for the university, I’m sure. He knew who you were, where you came from and where your mama went to church. And, some would say, he also knew your position on brotherhood issues. Even as his body grew weaker, that amazing memory never failed.

Browns Share Tips for Success

Nov 28, 2018

Seven Freed-Hardeman University students, all members of the Brown Legacy Research Team, and faculty advisor Brandon Lanciloti traveled to Atlanta this fall to interview major university donors, John and Rosemary Brown. Students were seeking to learn more about the Browns’ success and their contributions to the university.

Leaving a Legacy: FHU Professor Retires, Continues Learning

Nov 26, 2018

Stepping out in faith and seeking guidance from the Lord is how Dr. Elizabeth Ann Saunders has made many of the big decisions in her life. When she chose to be one of the first black students to attend Freed-Hardeman in the late 1960s instead of another school where she would not have been in the minority, Saunders prayed about her decision. In 1967 she became Freed-Hardeman’s first black graduate. Eleven years later, Saunders sought guidance from the Lord when she was a candidate for a teaching position at her alma mater. She became Freed-Hardeman’s first black faculty member in 1978.

Lion Painting

Nov 26, 2018

Freed-Hardeman University is a special place. It doesn’t take long living as a student on this campus to notice that Freed-Hardeman’s blessings are life-changing and lifelong. These blessings are seen through the memories of past and current students, from national championships to making memories with a social club.

83rd Annual Bible Lectureship - Out of Egypt: Liberation and Covenant in Exodus

Nov 15, 2018

This is God’s moment. Even though a Pharaoh arises who does not remember Joseph, this is God’s moment. As His suffering people groan for deliverance, God’s plan — the beauty of His care for His chosen people — comes into focus. From the basket to the burning bush, God brings Moses back to His people to deliver them. Through the wonder and color of His plagues and presence, God delivers Israel, providing for them as they embark into the wilderness. God of heaven leads the people of His own possession step-by-step, even through the seemingly impossible crossing of the Red Sea. God brings His people out of the land of bondage . . . to freedom.

Artist Ellie Leonard, the FHU student who was commissioned to share this theme, explained, “My goal with this piece was to portray the immense power God exercised, so it is entitled Marvel. Though Moses was the vehicle, this was God’s moment.”

Today you serve a world that again needs to be freed from captivity and called to covenant with God. And to marvel. We’ve planned the 83rd Annual FHU Bible Lectureship to encourage and feed you.

This is God’s moment.


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Tarbet Bible Unveiling

Nov 15, 2018

Long-time minister David Tarbet and his wife Paula have placed on loan to FHU a 1522 Erasmus New Testament, third edition, and two Paraphrases (commentaries) by Erasmus. The Tarbets were recognized for their generosity during the Graduate Theology Research Symposium Nov. 2, 2018.

Tarbets Loan Rare Works by Erasmus to University

Nov 09, 2018

Long-time minister David Tarbet and his wife Paula have placed on loan to FHU a 1522 Erasmus New Testament, third edition, and two Paraphrases (commentaries) by Erasmus. The Tarbets were recognized for their generosity during the Graduate Theology Research Symposium Nov. 2, 2018.

FHU Lectureship Recap 2018

Nov 09, 2018

Freed-Hardeman University's 2018 Lectureship featured dozens of speakers and hundreds of participants who came together to study the multigenerational mission in Timothy and Titus. Join them again next year on February 3-7, 2019 as they study the liberation and covenant in Exodus.

Makin' Music 41: Live on East Main

Nov 09, 2018

Producer Tony Allen, Kim Scott and student coordinators Rebecca Lawrence and Chad Brown were assisted by a team of students as they oversaw the cast of hundreds who put on Makin' Music 41: Live on East Main on April 6-7, 2018. Xi Chi Delta placed first, Phi Kappa Alpha placed second and Chi Beta Chi placed third.

FHU Benefit Dinner Continues Tradition of Success

Nov 09, 2018

The 2017 benefit dinner at Freed-Hardeman University Friday night, Dec. 1, 2017, generated more than $1.3 million for scholarships at FHU. The event featured Tim Tebow, Heisman trophy winner, professional football player and football analyst for the SEC network. This marked the 18th consecutive year the FHU benefit has raised more than $1 million.

Xi Chi Delta Sweeps Makin’ Music Awards

Nov 09, 2018

Social club Xi Chi Delta swept the 2018 Makin’ Music awards Saturday night, April 7, 2018. Their “A Venture with the Vikings” won the sweepstakes award, placing first in every category of judging. Second and third place in the sweepstakes went to Phi Kappa Alpha’s “Rather Be in Hollywood” and Chi Beta Chi’s “Somewhere in My Memory,” respectively. Theta Nu won the Spirit of Makin’ Music award which was presented Friday night to the club who best embodies the spirit of the event.

Marvel: Exodus Out of Egypt

Nov 09, 2018

The crossing of the Red Sea is an impressively theatrical and historical event between the Israelites and Egyptians drawn from Exodus 14, “Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the people of Israel went into the midst of the sea on dry ground, the waters being a wall to them on their right hand and on their left.”

Mr. and Miss FHU 2018 Announced

Nov 09, 2018

Beau Caviness, an exercise science major from Memphis, and Eden Clouse, a nursing major from Jackson, Tennessee, were named Mr. and Miss FHU during the spring 2018 semester. The honorees were chosen from the senior class by a vote of the faculty and staff based on the nominees’ character, influence, involvement, leadership and academic ability.

Athletics Top 10

Nov 02, 2018

Freed-Hardeman University's athletic teams had plenty to celebrate throughout the 2017-18 season. In addition to success on the field, they also demonstrated success in the classroom. Here are the Top 10 FHU Athletics' moments during the past year.

FHU Clayton Investment Team Celebrates 10 Years

Nov 02, 2018

Freed-Hardeman University business majors, both past and present, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Clayton Investment Team last fall. More than half of the investment team’s alumni returned to FHU’s campus to attend the reunion, which included an evening reception and program, a panel discussion with alumni and current students and the opportunity for alumni to observe a financial strategy meeting with current members of the team.

Dickson/Memphis Updates

Nov 02, 2018

The inaugural graduates of Freed-Hardeman/Dickson nursing program recently passed their National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

FHU alumni and friends gathered to celebrate the school's impact in Memphis, as they spent an evening at the Memphis zoo.

Restoration of FHU's Old Main

Nov 02, 2018

Efforts to restore Old Main, Chester County’s oldest public building are well underway after reaching its $5.5 million fundraising goal to bring the building close to its original condition.