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Holiday Hours at HST

November 25, 2013 | Written by Matt Carter

HST offices and the library will be close at 5:00 Tuesday afternoon (11/26) for the Thanksgiving Holiday, and will re-open Monday (12/2).

HST offices and the library will be closed 12/23 through 1/1 for the Christmas break.

HST offices and the library will be closed Monday, 1/21, for the Dr. King holiday.

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Sanderson Reflects on the HST Alma Mater

November 19, 2013 | Written by Matt Carter

sandersonLeon Sanderson recently reflected on the composition of the HST Alma Mater.

An alma mater is written to recognize a school providing training and growth for life ahead. The graduate school of Harding with its beginning in Searcy in 1954 has a rich heritage out of which this process has occurred for more than 1200 students. With the desire to affirm and celebrate the service of Harding School of Theology, Bill Flatt, Don Kinder and Leon Sanderson set out to write an honoring piece.

The concept at the beginning was to consider the work of HST as a pebble in a lake that produces ever-widening circles. The stanzas speak of the vision of the founding fathers lived out through commitment and Christian service world-wide. After review, Carisse Berryhill captured this focus in the phrase, “to seek, to learn, to be.” The opening notes of the piece mirror the Harding University Alma Mater written by L. O. Sanderson. The “foothills of the Ozarks” are reflected in the “banks of the river.” [Mississippi river] The chorus opens in majestic unison with recognition of God and our relationship with Him, “O God you are our God.” These words make clear the importance of theology in the school’s name. Thus a song is born to describe and perpetuate this distinguished institution.

Read the lyrics or download the sheet music.

Sanderson earned the M.R.E. (1963), M.Div. (1988), and D.Min. (2007) from HST. He was named Alumnus of the Year in 2008, and currently serves as the president of the HST Alumni Association.

He serves as associate minister at the Church of Christ at White Station in Memphis.

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HST Community Bloggers

May 6, 2013 | Written by Matt Carter

There is a new page on the HST website dedicated to our students, faculty, and alumni who have blogs. Following these blogs is a great way to get to know us as a community and to learn about the work God is doing around the world through the HST family.

If you know of other blogs that should be included on this list, please let us know via the contact page or on Facebook.

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HST Library Goes the Distance

September 28, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

As HST continues to expand its efforts to make education available to more students through distance education, the library has kept pace by providing services to this our distance students. In the 2011-12 academic year, our librarians met nearly 400 student requests for materials. They posted 75 books in the mail, in addition to sending nearly 1,000 articles as PDF e-mail attachments, totaling over 20,000 pages. All this comes at a time when more materials are available online, both on the free web and through our paid subscriptions to databases like the ATLA Religion Database, PsychInfo, PsychArticles, and many others. All these digital services complement the physical collection of books on our Cherry Road campus. Overall, this means that HST students, even at a distance, have access to more materials than ever before.

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Fall 2012 Events

August 14, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

The 2012-2013 academic year is underway. Classes began last week with an intensive course and continue with the first week of semester-long courses. Here are some important events to get on your calendar for the semester.

Coming Together

Friday, August 17: 6:00 in the Hospitality Room
Each year, we re-discover ourselves as a community. We celebrate and miss those who have completed their studies. We welcome in new students. Some have left Memphis to become distance students in a new context, others have left their previous context to become residents.

The Student Association helps students, faculty, staff, and families get to know each other at our annual Coming Together. Students and their families get together along with leaders of local congregations for a meal, devotional, and some games.

Convocation

Monday, August 20: 7:00 in the West Education Center
We kick off the year with our annual convocation. Dr. Monte Cox, Dean of the College of Bible and Ministry at Harding University (Searcy, AR) will speak on our theme for the year, “Lord of the Nations”. Dr. Cox served as a missionary in Kenya for ten years prior to becoming a full-time teacher at Harding.

W.B. West, Jr. Lectures

September 6-7
The 2012 West lectures will be presented by Dr. Daniel A. Rodriguez, Associate Professor of Religion and Hispanic Studies at Pepperdine University. The main lectures are Thursday evening. Friday morning will be a time of discussion with Dr. Rodriguez for students, faculty, and staff.

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Late May reminders – Summer syllabi, Fall registration

May 30, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

Students enrolled for Summer Semester

Please familiarize yourself with your syllabus if you haven’t already. Reading assignments are already underway for most courses, and assignments are already be due for some. If you haven’t already downloaded your syllabus, you will find it here.

Fall Semester Registration

Fall Semester registration is ongoing. If you are planning to take courses in the fall, you should connect with your academic advisor before registering. The course schedule is here. You may access pipeline for registration here.

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International Conference on Ephesus

May 29, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

On May 18-19th, twelve scholars gathered at Harding School of Theology to
discuss “Ephesus As a Religious Center under the Principate” (roughly the first three centuries of the Roman empire). The speakers included archaeologists and New Testament scholars from: Austria, New Zealand, and various parts of the United States. They gathered to present papers ranging from recent archaeological discoveries in Ephesus to various cultural features connected with Ephesus that illuminate elements of early Christianity.

The presenters and over 200 attendees gathered in honor of Dr. Richard Oster on the occasion of his 65th birthday. Oster, who has taught New Testament at Harding School of Theology since 1978, has focused much of his academic energies and publishing on materials related to Ephesus and authored the internationally acclaimed article from which the conference got its title. The proceedings of the conference are to be published in a book.

To honor Dr. Oster for his 65th birthday, you may donate a book to the Graves Memorial Library at HST in his honor. Click to order.

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Textbook Services is Changing!!

April 10, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

Beginning with the Summer 2012 Semester, HST will be directing students to purchase all required textbooks through Amazon.  We have recently added the TEXTBOOK link to the HST website menus which will help you order your textbooks through our Amazon program. HST will receive a percentage of the sale whenever you purchase your textbooks through this link. We will also receive a percentage on any other books you purchase after entering the site through our link.  For your convenience the TEXTBOOK link is in the top navigation bar of every page on the HST website.

Required textbooks with correct editions and ISBN’s will be listed under the Textbook Service tab. Once you enter Amazon through the HST link you may begin ordering by entering the ISBN for the books you wish to purchase.

HST will no longer operate an on site bookstore. This will be the only source we will be making available for students to purchase textbooks. If a professor requires a book Amazon does not carry the professor will provide instructions on where the book may be purchased.

It is not a requirement that you use Amazon to purchase your textbooks – If you choose to use Amazon we ask that you use our link.  Your purchase will benefit HST without affecting the price you pay for your book.  So, please support the home team!

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Scholarship Applications for 2012-2113 Due March 1st

February 29, 2012 | Written by Matt Carter

Scholarship Applications for the 2012-2013 academic year are due March 1st!

Generous donors throughout the years have provided continuing and endowed scholarship funds to assist qualified students in their desire to train for greater service in God’s kingdom. Some of these gifts are designed to honor a loved one or a respected Christian leader. Some of the funds are established simply as a way to support those studying for ministry. All of the funds bring honor to God and encouragement to students.

It is important to note:

Scholarships are awarded for one academic year, which begins with the fall semester and ends with the summer semester. Continuing students must reapply each year by March 1 before the academic year assistance is sought. Applications received after this date will be considered if funds are available.

If you plan a take a course Fall 2012, Spring 2013, or Summer 2013 applications are due by Thursday, March 1, 2012. Complete your application now and mail, email, fax, or hand deliver it to the Admissions Office.

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This September marks the inauguration of a new program for missionaries or church leaders serving in Asia:

The Hogan-Cate Asian Missions Endowment

This endowment honors the missionary efforts of Steve and Jeannie Cate in Indonesia, and Gordon and Jane Hogan in Singapore. The endowment was established in celebration of the 60th wedding anniversary of Tine and Carlo Tabalujan by the Tabalujan family. You may read their story on page 2 of the Fall 2011 issue of The Bridge.

This grant will provide housing, travel expense and tuition for a church leader on sabbatical or a missionary on furlough from Asia to spend a semester at HST and Harding University. For an application contact Dr. Evertt W. Huffard. Deadline for application with be April 1.

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