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Partners: A bunch of losers – weight losers, that is

Daniel Cherry steps on the scale for his weigh-in.

Daniel Cherry,administrative assistant to the president at HardingUniversity, Searcy, Ark.,joined others on campus in participating in the “Biggest Loser” competitionlast semester. Cindy Hunter, a secretary in the president’s office, recordedthe results.

Overall, 169 facultyand staff members lost more than 1,300 pounds, university spokeswoman AprilMouser Fatula said.

The Harding WellnessProgram is promoting a “Biggest Loser” competition again this semester.
Scholarship programexpanded to Ohio
Faulkner University hasexpanded its scholarship program for students in underrepresented states toinclude residents of Ohio.
The Montgomery,Ala., university started the Heritage Award infall 2000, providing a $5,000 renewable scholarship to church of Christmembers who have a composite ACT score of at least 20 and live in statesunderrepresented at Faulkner.
Already eligible forthe scholarship were students from Connectictut,Maine, Massachusetts,Michigan, Minnesota,New Hampshire, Oklahoma,Rhode Island, Texas,Vermont and Virginia.
“Although it waslimited to very few states at first, many students took advantage of thesavings,” Faulkner spokeswoman Leigh Brannan said.
Arkansas college awarded accreditation


A process thatstarted more than 10 years ago has culminated in Crowley’sRidge College earning continuing accreditationthrough the Higher Learning Commission, officials announced.
The two-year collegein Paragould, Ark., also remains a member of the NorthCentral Association of Colleges and Schools.
Crowley’s Ridge is scheduled to be unmonitored for 10 years, withits accreditation up for review in 2015, President Ken Hoppe said.

“Manypeople worked diligently to see this come about,” Hoppe said. “We owe all ofthem a sincere debt of gratitude.”

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