Community Services

Arts

American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series
This lecture series features authors; dignitaries; and other leaders in business, government and education. Previous speakers include Condoleezza Rice, Margaret Thatcher, George H. W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Malcom S. Forbes Jr., Colin Powell and hundreds more. 
For: All ages                            
Cost: Free
Visit harding.edu/asi for dates.

Arts and Life Concert Series
This series brings quality cultural entertainment to Searcy and has featured unusual acts like the Chinese Golden Dragon Circus; theatre performances like “An Evening With C.S. Lewis;” and more than 100 musical events like Tatiana Roitman Mann, St. Louis Brass and the U.S. Navy Commodores Jazz Band.
For: All ages                            
Cost: Season tickets $10
Visit harding.edu/concertseries for schedule.

Campus Activities Board Concerts
CAB hosts several events throughout the year, including concerts some of which are open to the public. Previous artists brought to campus include Jesse McCartney, Tori Kelly, Mat Kearney, Sara Bareilles, Needtobreathe, The Avett Brothers and more.
For: All ages                            
Cost: Variable
Visit hardingcab.com for schedule.

Department of Music Concerts
The department of music hosts multiple student concerts with free admission throughout the school year. Performing groups include chorus, concert choir, jazz band, wind ensemble, percussion ensemble, orchestra, an opera workshop class and solo student recitals.
For: All ages                            
Cost: Free
Visit harding.edu/calendar for schedule of events.

Department of Theatre Performances
The theatre department presents six shows during the school year including a Homecoming musical and Spring Sing musical variety show.
For: All ages                            
Cost: Ticket pricing at hardingtickets.com
Visit harding.edu/theatre for schedule.

Harding University Lectureship
For more than 90 years, Harding’s Lectureship has provided an opportunity for people across the country to gather and hear a collective group of biblical scholars, ministers, missionaries and students speak the message of God’s singular voice.
For: Adults                               
Cost: Free
Visit harding.edu/lectureship for schedule.

Holiday of Lights
Stop by Harding’s campus during the Searcy Holiday of Lights and enjoy 100,000 LED lights.
For: All ages                            
Cost: Free                       
Schedule: Thanksgiving weekend through January
Visit harding.edu/calendar for lighting ceremony details.

Homecoming Musical
Harding’s theatre department presents a musical every fall as part of Homecoming weekend.
For: All ages                           
Cost: Performance pricing at hardingtickets.com
Visit harding.edu/homecoming for dates and schedule.

HU16 TV Programming
This 24/7 television station broadcasts on campus and local White County Cable station Channel 16. Watch chapel, Harding sports, “Live at 5” news, and other student-produced programming online.
For: Adults                              
Cost: Free
For programming, visit thelink.harding.edu/tv16.

KVHU 95.3 Radio Programming
This commercial FM station featuring an eclectic mix of classic hits from various genres and generations reaches more than 250,000 people in more than 100 towns and cities. During a semester, more than 30 students serve as announcers for KVHU.
For: All ages                           
Cost: Free
Listen online at kvhu.harding.edu.
For advertising inquiries, email communication@harding.edu.

Pied Pipers Theatre Troupe
The Pied Pipers are a children’s theatre troupe available for performances and workshops to all public and private school systems, children’s homes, hospitals, preschool centers, libraries, churches, children’s theatre organizations, local art councils, and private and commercial businesses or groups. Donations are gratefully accepted and will be used to cover travel expenses.
For: Children                          
Cost: Free
Schedule: Throughout the school year
Contact 501-279-4492 or dfrye@harding.edu to schedule.

Princess and Superhero Party
This annual party for children features snacks, crafts and activities with their favorite princesses and superheros.
For: Children                          
Cost: $10 for children, $5 adults 
Schedule: Every February
Visit harding.edu/calendar for the schedule or call 501-279-4277.

Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre
The Searcy Summer Dinner Theatre presents three shows every summer with student and community actors. Auditions are usually held in early May each year. Dinner and show as well as show only tickets are available.
For: All ages                           
Cost: Ticket pricing at hardingtickets.com
Visit harding.edu/ssdt for schedule.

Spring Sing
This annual musical variety show incorporates more than 1,000 students. Each group performance competes for a cash prize to donate to a local charity.
For: All ages                           
Cost: Performance pricing at hardingtickets.com
Schedule: Easter weekend
Visit harding.edu/springsing for schedule of events.

Steven’s Art Gallery
This gallery features several exhibits each year by visiting artists, art faculty, alumni and students and usually hosts a White County High School Art Exhibit in May.
For: All ages                           
Cost: Free
Schedule: Weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Contact jkeller@harding.edu.

Uplift
This Christian camp hosted on campus is for students between seventh grade and their freshman year in college. Individual campers or youth groups can attend one of three one-week sessions.
For: Seventh grade to first year in college 
Cost: Campers $235. Pricing for other attendees online
Visit upliftonline.com for dates, information and registration.

Visiting Writers Program
The department of English invites three to four accomplished writers, film editors and producers, and publishing professionals to campus each year to give public readings of creative works and other presentations. Notable guests in the past include internationally recognized Naomi Shihab Nye and Miller Williams.
For: High school students and adults   
Cost: Free   
Schedule: Throughout the school year
Contact tengel@harding.edu.