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October 5, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Nathan C. Pettijohn on successfully earning his Doctor of Arts degree! Dr. Pettijohn submitted a novel titled “Fief of Bedlam” in partial fulfillment of his Doctor of Arts degree requirements.

September 12, 2016
The Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D has published a paper, "Thomas Aquinas: Christian Conscience and Human Actions" by HMU Doctor of Arts student, Thomas Wells. Congratulations to Thomas on this wonderful achievement! The paper may be accessed at this link in Volume 1/Issue 5/Paper 5: http://jrsdjournal.wixsite.com/humanities-cultural/humanities-cultural.

August 26, 2016
Harrison Middleton University congratulates graduates James Keller, Dr. Michael Caba, Dr. Adam Hazlett, and Dr. Peter Ponzio on their induction into the Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society, the premier national honor society for America’s accredited distance learning institutions. The Society encourages and recognizes superior student achievement, character and leadership.

August 11, 2016
Please join HMU tutors and staff in congratulating Dr. Michael J. Caba on successfully earning his Doctor of Arts degree! Dr. Caba submitted the following capstone project in partial fulfillment of his Doctor of Arts degree requirements: “Modern Philosophy I and Ancient Philosophy I: Two College Courses.”

July 13, 2016
Congratulations to Andrea Kloss who successfully completed the Master of Arts in Imaginative Literature program at Harrison Middleton University. In partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Master of Arts in Imaginative Literature degree, Ms. Kloss submitted a thesis titled, "In the Pursuit of Happiness."

July 12, 2016
HMU graduate, Gary Waters, is recognized by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) as an Outstanding Graduate (http://www.deac.org/Media-and-Events/2016-Outstanding-Graduate-Harrison-Middleton-University.aspx). Twenty exceptional graduates were recognized by DEAC in 2016. Selection criteria included the graduates' academic records and the level and quality of their contributions to society and to their chosen professions. Congratulations Gary!

June 13, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Peter J. Ponzio who successfully completed the Doctor of Arts program at Harrison Middleton University. Dr. Ponzio submitted the following capstone project in partial fulfilment of his Doctor of Arts degree requirement, titled: "READING DICKENS: An Exploration of His Works Through the Use of Themes."

June 3, 2016
Michael MacLean, Tutor, and Dr. Deborah Deacon, Dean of Graduate Studies, are presenting at Phoenix Comicon. Michael’s panel is called "Screenwriting the Corman Way: Dialog and Structure (Film School)." Dr. Deacon’s panels are "Innovative World of Satoshi Kon" and "World of Osamu Tezuka."

February 24, 2016
Please join us in congratulating HMU Graduate, Gary Waters, on publishing his bachelor’s capstone project as a book on Amazon.com. Gentlemen Speakeasy is a storybook that explores a rustic boy's attempt to become a gentleman, first by folly, then by soliciting advice, and finally by adopting a mindset of listening to others. The storybook reveals that the nature of a gentleman is found in mutually beneficial dialogue, such as the dialogues of Socrates. It further suggests that the lecturing employed by many philosophers, if anything, tends to lead one away from becoming a gentleman.

February 3, 2016
Peter Ponzio, HMU doctoral candidate, presented a talk on Shakespeare, "Why Shakespeare is Still Relevant," at the Fremont Public Library in Lake County, IL. This was part of kick off for the First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio.

January 11, 2016
Please join HMU tutors and staff in congratulating Adam Hazlett on the successful completion of his capstone project. For his applied project in partial fulfillment of his Doctor of Arts degree requirement, Adam created course curriculum that explores social, ethical, and moral questions through superhero cinematic mythology. The title of his project is, "God and State through Superhero Movies: Curriculum for the Freshmen Composition Classroom."

August 21, 2015
Please join HMU tutors and staff in congratulating James W. Keller on successfully earning his Bachelor of Philosophy and Religion. Mr. Keller submitted a capstone project titled "Exploring Eden", which is a dialogue about the second and third chapter of Genesis, the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and the prohibition to eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. The dialogue between the two characters represents the process of Shared Inquiry and delves into the underpinnings of the ethical system of Torah.

June 25, 2015
On June 25, 2015, Harrison Middleton University was approved by the Arizona SARA Council to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. http://nc-sara.org/states/az

May 27, 2015
Dr. Edgar Daniels is recognized in the Distance Education and Accrediting Commission’s Outstanding Graduates and Famous Alumni publication (Ed’s profile appears on page 29). The publication represents how students are empowered by distance education opportunities and honors DEAC’s most inspirational graduates. Congratulations to Dr. Daniels! 

February 6, 2015
Please join HMU tutors and staff in congratulating Gary Jarvis Waters Jr. on successfully earning his Bachelor of Arts in Humanities. In partial fulfillment of his Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree requirement, Mr. Waters submitted an illustrated storybook in verse as the applied project. The title of his capstone project is “Gentlemen Speakeasy.”

December 23, 2014
Please join HMU tutors and staff in congratulating Dr. James Thurman on successfully earning his Doctor of Arts degree! Dr. Thurman created two college level courses for Central Wyoming College, in partial fulfilment for the requirements of the Doctor of Arts degree.

December 22, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Richard B. Bilby who successfully completed the Doctor of Arts program at Harrison Middleton University. Dr. Bilby submitted the following applied project in partial fulfilment of his Doctor of Arts degree requirement, titled: “A Soldier’s Guide to Shakespeare’s English Histories.” 

October 3, 2014
Dr. Deborah Deacon was a panel chair and discussant at the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies conference, Arizona State University; Master Illusions: Differing Perspectives in Japanese Woodblock Prints.

September 19, 2014
Harrison Middleton University congratulates graduates Dr. Edgar Daniels and Dr. Philip Stewart on their induction into the Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society, the premier national honor society for America’s accredited distance learning institutions.  The Society encourages and recognizes superior student academic achievement, character and leadership. 

September 12, 2014
Dr. Deborah Deacon presented at New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future, Textile Society of America Biennial Symposium, Los Angeles, CA; paper title: Stitches of War: Women’s Commentaries on Conflict in Latin America. 

August 24, 2014
Dr. Philip Stewart, HMU Tutor, recently published an essay titled, “Is Christ-Shaped Philosophy Really Philosophy?” The entire article is available on the Evangelical Philosophical Society’s website at:http://www.epsociety.org/library/articles.asp?pid=240&mode=detail.

July 12, 2014
Ellin Iselin, HMU doctoral candidate and Professor of Humanities at Florida State College at Jacksonville, co-presented “How to Use DNA in Genealogy Research” to the Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society. A short summary and photo can be found at: http://www.sgesjax.org/july-meeting-dna-in-research/.

July 2, 2014
HMU tutors and staff congratulate Jennifer Colleen Pearce-Stokes on successfully earning her Master of Arts in Humanities! In partial fulfillment of her Master of Arts in Humanities program requirement, she submitted a series of fairy tales titled “Plato’s Tales.” 

June 18, 2014
Please join HMU tutors and staff in congratulating Dr. Phillip M. Perry on successfully earning his Doctor of Arts in Humanities! For his applied project in partial fulfillment of his Doctor of Arts degree requirement, Dr.Perry submitted a novel dealing with art and writing.

June 18, 2014
The newest book by Dr. Deb Deacon, HMU’s Dean of Graduate Studies, arrived on June 18. Please join us in congratulating her for this new and important work: War Imagery in Women’s Textiles: An International Study of Weaving, Knitting, Sewing, Quilting, Rug Making and Other Fabric Arts. 

June 7-8, 2014
Michael Maclean, HMU Tutor, was a featured speaker at Phoenix COMICON. His presentations included: Syfy Creature Features; Bloody Good Horror Screenwriters Party; Kaiju Rising: Age of Monsters.

June 6, 2014
Dr. Deborah Deacon was featured speaker at Phoenix COMICON; presentations – The World of Hayao Miyazaki; War and the Apocalypse in Anime and Manga.

June 1, 2014
Please welcome Dr. Philip Stewart, HMU’s newest tutor. Dr. Stewart is a native Floridian, recently returned to his hometown. Prior to becoming a tutor at Harrison Middleton University, he was a Lecturer in Fundamental Theology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in Germany. He holds an MA and DA in Philosophy and Religion from Harrison Middleton University and a D.theol. from the Ludwig- Maximilians-Universität München. His current research interests include the historical development of natural theology, the application of virtue ethics in a Christian context, and the relationship between theology and philosophy.

May 28, 2014
Dr. Ed Daniels, HMU alum, presented at the New York State Middle School Association Regional Conference, Teaching for Tomorrow: Creatively Teaching the Common Core, held at St. Joseph’s College on May 28th, 2014. The title of the presentation was Enhancing Textual Analysis in the Common Core Using Synectics. 

May 28, 2014
The first edition of HMU: Dialogues was released. The bi-annual newsletter shares information about graduations, publications and achievements of Harrison Middleton University students, graduates, and faculty members. 

May 16, 2014
Dr. Ed Daniels, HMU Alum, presented at the St. Joseph's College Technology in Education Conference May 16th. The title of the presentation was “3 Ways To Encourage Higher Level Thinking In The Classroom.”

April 18, 2014
Please join HMU tutors and staff in congratulating Dr. Rodney John Marshall on successfully earning his Doctor of Education! Dr. Marshall submitted the following applied project in partial fulfillment of his Doctor of Education degree requirement, titled: “Classics CourseWare: Making the Tradition New Again. A Business Plan to Expand.” We wish Dr. Marshall all the best in his future endeavors!

February 14, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Edgar Roth Daniels who successfully completed the Doctor of Arts program at Harrison Middleton University. For his capstone project, Dr. Daniels created two introductory courses based on Great Books anthologies, The Seven Deadly Sins and The Civically Engaged Reader, which will be taught at St. Joseph's College this coming fall.

February 14, 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Philip Noel Stewart who successfully completed the Doctor of Arts program at Harrison Middleton University. Dr. Stewart's capstone project was titled "Virtue is not Virtue: An Examination of Ethics Ancient and Modern" and examined contemporary philosophers' interpretations of virtue ethics as espoused by Plato and Aristotle.

February 14, 2014
The Global Journal has published an article, "Dickens and the Visual: Realism and Mimesis in Sketches byBoz," by HMU Doctor of Arts student, Peter Ponzio. Congratulations on such a wonderful achievement!Read here: https://globaljournals.org/GJHSS_Volume14/E-Journal_GJHSS_%28A%29_Vol_14_Issue_1.pdf

February 13, 2013
Harrison Middleton University earned continued accreditation from the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC - www.deac.org) (formerly the Distance Education and Training Council - DETC). At its January 11, 2013 meeting, the Distance Education Accrediting Commission approved continued accreditation, with no conditions, of Harrison Middleton University through January 2018. Please take time to read the Press Release.


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