PROTECTING THE PRIDE

Aug 07, 2020

Freed-Hardeman University President David R. Shannon has announced plans to welcome students back for on-campus instruction in August 2020. “We can’t wait to welcome new students and reunite with returning students on campus,” he said. “We are family, and we love spending time with family. We also want to keep our family safe, and as Lions, we want to Protect the Pride!”

PROTECTING THE PRIDE

Aug 07, 2020

Freed-Hardeman University President David R. Shannon has announced plans to welcome students back for on-campus instruction in August 2020. “We can’t wait to welcome new students and reunite with returning students on campus,” he said. “We are family, and we love spending time with family. We also want to keep our family safe, and as Lions, we want to Protect the Pride!”

SUE SHELTON WHITE: LADY WARRIOR

Aug 07, 2020

Suffragist, attorney, writer and politician, Sue Shelton White rose from being the orphaned daughter of Chester County teachers to become one of the state’s and nation’s leaders in the fight for women’s rights, particularly the right to vote. Generally referred to as “Miss Sue,” her petite size belied her considerable abilities and will. James Tate, general counsel for the federal Social Security Board, called her “a lady warrior” – both a Southern gentlewoman and a fighter.

OVER JUST LIKE THAT

Aug 07, 2020

All spring sports at FHU, as well as the rest of the country, ceased in 2020. 

 

The sounds of sports were silenced: no crack of the bat, no swish of the net. 

 

The hush of the golf course seemed permanent. There would be no trip to the national tournament for the Lady Lion basketball team, and the NAIA World Series was not to be played.

 

MAKIN’ MUSIC 2020: SING ME BACK HOME

Aug 07, 2020

Makin’ Music, Freed-Hardeman University’s annual musical extravaganza, did not take the stage in April for the first time in its more-than-40 year history. Hundreds of students had practiced for months. They had written lyrics, practiced choreography, designed costumes and staging and rehearsed for endless hours, all in anticipation of the annual event which typically draws large crowds to campus. Makin’ Music was canceled by concerns about the COVID-19 virus.

MAKIN’ MUSIC 2020: THE WORLD’S GONE CRAZY

Aug 07, 2020

Makin’ Music, Freed-Hardeman University’s annual musical extravaganza, did not take the stage in April for the first time in its more-than-40 year history. Hundreds of students had practiced for months. They had written lyrics, practiced choreography, designed costumes and staging and rehearsed for endless hours, all in anticipation of the annual event which typically draws large crowds to campus. Makin’ Music was canceled by concerns about the COVID-19 virus.

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FHU VINYL PROJECT

Aug 07, 2020

Freed-Hardeman University alumnus Rodger Holtin (‘72), lover of music, history, and vinyl, is nearing completion of a project to find and make available to friends of Freed-Hardeman, the sounds of her past. The FHU Vinyl Project, as he calls it, entails finding vinyl recordings of the college choral groups, chapel, the Pied Pipers and sermons, converting them to digital and making them available to other FHU alumni and friends.

LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: THEY AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’

Aug 07, 2020

To improve their musicality and to sharpen their audition skills, a group of FHU students participated in a theatre workshop at Playhouse on the Square. The venue is Memphis’ premier professional, regional theatre. They toured the facility and participated in a workshop with executive producer Michael Detroit and music director Nathan McHenry.

Your Gifts: Amelia Beames

Aug 07, 2020

Amelia Beames, criminal justice and photography double major, used an ELI (Engaged Learning Initiative) grant to create a children's book and research about various national parks across the country.

"Freed-Hardeman has a lot to offer and a lot of courses," Beames said. "You can find what you're interested in, even if it's not a defined major."

"It offers so many different opportunities," Beames said. "I've had experiences here that I never dreamed of having. I never thought I would end up studying abroad or going on a trip like this. There are so many incredible opportunities if you take a look."

LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: CARING FOR CUSCO

Aug 07, 2020

Eleven students, accompanied by two members of the nursing faculty, Dr. Sarah Pierce and Linda Hodges, went to Cusco, Peru, for two weeks in January, 2020. “This project was all about providing medical care to the lower income people of Cusco,” Pierce said. They worked with the CerviCusco clinic.

LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: ADVOCATING FOR EDUCATING

Aug 07, 2020

Forty teacher education students drawn from the Introduction to Education and Special Education Foundations classes, along with their teachers, Dr. Alesha Northcutt and Ashley Estes, visited the Tennessee capitol for “Legislative Day on the Hill.” The day was designed to help students understand how to be advocates for education.

BREAKING BARRIERS

Aug 07, 2020

Dr. Vicki M. Johnson didn’t set out to break any barriers or shatter any glass ceilings when she returned to her alma mater to teach in 1979. “I never really thought about it,” she said. She came to teach business education, which she did, including typewriting, shorthand, and office management. Returning to her alma mater as a member of the faculty was, she says, “fulfilling a dream.” She counts working with two of her mentors, Wynelle Hiten and Dr. J. Walker Whittle, as highlights of her teaching career.

ANSWERING THE CALL FOR UNITY

Aug 07, 2020

JESUS DECLARED, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.”

 

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.