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.

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.

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.

Tolling of the Bell

Jun 29, 2017

Milton and Laurel Sewell served as Masters of the Bell for the opening academic ceremony. First-time student Keith Mattix II represented the student body in the ceremony.



Jun 22, 2016
Nearly 2,000 prospective students attended Freed-Hardeman’s R.U.S.H. (“Reaching Unlimited Spiritual Heights”) weekend Sept. 18-20, 2015. Guests spent the weekend discussing “The Summit,” as speakers focused on overcoming difficult times and reaching spiritual heights. Stories of Mt. Carmel, Mt. Sinai and the Mount of Transfiguration were used to show God’s presence in life’s uncertainty. Students were encouraged to “climb from the valleys to reach the summit.”

Tolling of the Bell

Jun 22, 2016
Dr. Clyde Woods, retired Bible professor, issued a challenge to students Aug. 19, 2015, at the annual Tolling of the Bell ceremony. He urged students to honor their parents, their Freed-Hardeman family and their own families. Woods and his wife, Ann, also a retired teacher, and freshman Matthew Johnson were the “masters of the bell.” They rang the bell a total of 14 times, once for each decade the university has been in existence.

Welcome Home

Jun 22, 2016
FHU welcomed new students Aug. 15, 2015, as they moved into their residence halls. Returning students, faculty and staff extended a helping hand to assist with the moving in process; then new students were introduced to university organizations, local businesses and churches at FHU 101 and West Tennessee 101. Students and their families were treated to a cookout served by faculty and staff in Heritage Commons.

Scenes from Fall 2015

Feb 04, 2016
Fall 2015 was filled with great memories from Tolling of the Bell in August to FHU's 51st Annual Benefit Dinner and graduation in December. Here are a few scenes from those events and some in between, including mixer, intercollegiate games and homecoming.

Hope Barber Shull Academic Resource Center: Opening Day

Feb 01, 2016
Dr. Don Shull, Freed-Hardeman University Professor Emeritus of English and husband of the late Hope Barber Shull, and Wade Osburn, FHU Library Director, spoke about the Hope Barber Shull Academic Resource Center on its opening day, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. Prospective students, students, alumni and friends are invited to the center’s dedication Friday, April 8, 2016, at 1 p.m.

Banner Year

Jul 16, 2015
It’s been a banner year at FHU—literally. Maroon and white banners featuring the new logo now fly in Heritage Commons as well as other places on campus. They herald a campus whose face is changing.