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Searcy, AR, United States

Harding University is a private liberal arts Christian university in Searcy, Arkansas, about 50 miles north-east of Little Rock, associated with the Church of Christ.The school was founded in 1924 as Harding College in Morrilton, Arkansas and moved a decade later to the campus of the defunct Galloway Female College in Searcy. Today, the University contains forty-eight buildings, a Harding School of Theology in Memphis, Tennessee, satellite campuses in North Little Rock, Paragould and Bentonville, and International campuses in Brisbane, Australia; Viña del Mar, Chile; London, England; Porto Rafti, Greece; Florence, Italy; France; and Namwianga Mission, Zambia. The fall 2014 student body of 6,075 students includes 4,492 undergraduate and 1,583 graduate students from forty-nine states and forty-four foreign countries. The fall 2014 enrollment is the 28th consecutive record fall undergraduate enrollment for the University and included 53 undergraduates who were selected as a National Merit Finalist.Harding University also operates Camp Tahkodah in Floral, Arkansas, Harding Academy in Searcy, and the Harding School of Theology in Memphis, Tennessee. Wikipedia.

A review of the genus Engystenopus is presented. A new genus, Juxtastenopus, is created for the rare deepwater stenopodid shrimp, Engystenopus spinulatus based on a series of specimens from the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and the Philippines. The genus Engystenopus is now restricted to E. palmipes, its range is extended to Australian, Indonesian, and Madagascan waters, a new diagnosis of the genus is presented, and the genus is transferred to the family Spongicolidae. Copyright © 2010 Magnolia Press. Source

Microprosthema semilaeve, a fairly common spongicolid shrimp of reefal habitats in the Western Atlantic and Caribbean is redescribed and figured based on type material and an additional 78 specimens from the majority of its known zoogeographical range. It is distinguished from the Indo-Pacific species of M. validum and an undescribed species of Microprosthema with which it has been confused in the literature by a number of morphological characters. A new species of Microprosthema from deeper waters off the Dry Tortugas and closely related to M. inornatum Manning & Chace, 1990, is described and illustrated. Microprosthema jareckii Martin, 2002 is synonymized with M. manningi Goy & Felder, 1988. A key to the Western Atlantic species of Microprosthema is presented. Copyright © 2013 Magnolia Press. Source

McCown F.,Harding University
SIGCSE'10 - Proceedings of the 41st ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education | Year: 2010

Courses centered around the field of Web Information Retrieval (IR) and web search are slowly being introduced at the undergraduate level. In this paper, we show how the curriculum for a new undergraduate course on web search engines was developed, and we share our experiences in having students develop their own search engine components from scratch or modify and extend a popular open source search engine. We hope our experiences will be helpful to other Computer Science departments that are looking to develop an undergraduate Web IR course. Copyright 2010 ACM. Source

Cronk R.,Harding University
Proceedings of the European Conference on Games-based Learning | Year: 2014

This paper examines the use of gamification principles to motivate engagement and learning. Typically game based learning necessitates the integration of learning content or embodies the learning objectives within the game mechanics. However in this study, game mechanics were applied to the construction of a reward based system that acted as an incentive for students to engage in class discussion. Students were provided with a virtual tree which grew and developed in response to points assigned for participation in class discussions. The discussion was evidence of engagement with the required material. The majority of students reported increased participation in the class as a direct result of the virtual tree game, identifying 'friendly competition' and a 'sense of fun' as motivating factors. This approach to motivating learning via a game that is not embedded in the class content provides flexibility and simplicity by allowing the educator to direct student attention to tasks deemed most necessary to the required learning outcome, by assigning points to those activities thereby fueling the game and student learning. This paper focused on the difference in behaviour of students in groups versus individual in such a game. © The Authors, 2014. Source

Lampropeltis getula is a species of conservation concern in several parts of its wide geographic range. I describe habitat use and movement patterns of L. getula holbrooki in an agricultural landscape, a portion of which has been brought out of agriculture and reforested. Both sexes strongly preferred vegetated shrubby levee habitats, and avoided active agricultural fields. There was no evidence that L. getula preferred more natural habitats such as oldfields or reforested areas over agricultural edge habitats. Adult males maintained larger home ranges than adult females. The home ranges of a juvenile male and a first-year adult male were similar to those of females. A small core use area centered on levee habitat was identified within the home range of each snake. A strong preference for vegetated shrubby microhabitats emphasizes the importance of maintaining structural heterogeneity in otherwise featureless agricultural landscapes for the conservation of L. getula populations. Source

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