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Archive for March 2010

Lots to Learn in Women’s History Month

With 155.8 million females in the United States, there is plenty that can be learned from women, especially considering they outnumber their male counterparts by four million. And with women outnumbering men two-to-one in the 85-and-over age group, women’s history certainly is relevant. All Americans can learn more about that history in March, which originally…

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Fun St. Patrick’s Day Facts

Top of the morning to ye! With major celebrations taking place this March 17th on St. Patrick’s Day, there will be at least one day in 2010 when everyone is Irish. Interestingly, 36.3 million Americans claimed Irish ancestry at last count in 2008. That’s more than eight times the population of Ireland! The celebration honoring…

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HSU to present musical Once Upon a Mattress as Spring Dinner Theatre

Hardin-Simmons University Department of Theatre’s kicks off their spring semester with a dinner theatre production of the musical Once Upon A Mattress, Music by Mary Rodgers, Lyrics by Marshall Barer and Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller, February 25th-27th and March 4th-8th in the Van Ellis Theatre.If you thought you knew the…

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Hardin-Simmons University Nationally Recognized for Community Service

Hardin-Simmons University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Launched in 2006, the national program annually recognizes institutions of higher education for their commitment to community service.Since the start of the 2009 fall semester, HSU students have logged more than 7,400 hours of community service with more than 600 students…

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HSU Students Take Home Advertising Gold and Best of Show

Students from Hardin-Simmons University’s Department of Communication received a whooping 22 ADDY Awards from the American Advertising Federation, Abilene chapter, this past week. {{more}} Eight of the awards were for an anti-drinking campaign called “Who’s That Guy,” for the Century Council, targeting youth and young adults. The campaign features the very unglamorous side effects of…

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An Easy Way To Lower Your Tax Bill

DID YOU KNOW? Tax season can be stressful. Fortunately, there are several last-minute methods to help you save money on this year’s tax bill. For example, if you open an individual retirement account before filing your taxes, you can save up to $1,500 on this year’s return, while investing in your future. Out of all…

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Leap Year Kittens

You wouldn’t know it by looking at them, but Sophie and Alex are brother and sister. Celebrating their 2nd birthday this year, these kitties were born on a Leap Year, February 29, 2008; and are very much loved by their owners April and Christine Scott of Abilene, TX.

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