Harding University Bison Wins Excellence Award

Harding University Bison wins excellence award at regional conference

SEARCY, Ark.-Harding University’s student newspaper, the Bison, won
the Mark of Excellence award for Best All-Around Non-Daily Student
Newspaper in its four-state region at the Society of Professional
Journalists spring conference.

Leah Faust, a senior advertising major from Battle Creek, Mich., won
first place in the photo illustration category for her graphic on
Preacher Roe from fall 2008.

The conference was held in Little Rock April 3-4 and featured student
publications from Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.

“This award is a nice affirmation to the staff of the high quality
work they produce,” said Jeremy Beauchamp, director of student
publications at Harding. “It is a true testament to the talent and
teamwork we have working for the Bison.”

The Society of Professional Journalists is one of the top
organizations serving the needs of professional and student
journalists. It is dedicated to encouraging the free practice of
journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.

Harding had a record enrollment this year of more than 6,500 students
from 48 states and 52 foreign countries. It is the largest private
university in Arkansas and attracts more National Merit Scholars than
any other private university in the state. Harding also maintains
campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France/Switzerland, Greece,
Italy and Zambia.