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“The Cowgirl of the West” stands in front of HSU's Fletcher Fitness Center. HSU's Ex-Cowgirls Association donated the sculpture for Homecoming 2018.

A Look Back: The Famous Hardin-Simmons Cowgirls

March 19, 2020

Current students of Hardin-Simmons University are familiar with the HSU cheer team and Spurs dance team who lead the student body in supporting the school’s athletic teams, yet few know the colorful history of the university’s original pep squad. The HSU Cowgirls, founded by Miss Willie Ray McDonald in 1925, promoted school spirit and entertained masses across the Big Country for 49 years.

Dr. Eric Black, Mr. David Krake, and Ms. Vishia Wilson pose with President Eric Bruntmyer after recieving their OYA awards.

Outstanding Young Alumni Award Recipients Celebrated at Banquet

March 18, 2020

Hardin-Simmons University and its dedication to excellence has produced numerous outstanding graduates. On Feb. 28, HSU and its Board of Young Associates celebrated the three newest Outstanding Young Alumni award recipients during a banquet in the new Houston-Lantrip Center for Literacy and Learning.

BSM students participate in several mission trips each year. Here, BSM students show their HSU spirit during a mission trip to New York City.

HSU BSM Spends Spring Break Sharing Gospel on South Padre Island

March 13, 2020

Beginning in 1980, Beach Reach has allowed Christian college students to travel to South Padre Island to share the gospel with tens of thousands of spring breakers each year. This March, Baptist Student Ministry Director Tanner Clarke will lead a team of 11 Hardin-Simmons University students in assisting with the Beach Reach program’s efforts.

Steve Coleman stands on the field during a game, ready to give instructions to his team.

Head Baseball Coach Scores 500th Career Win

March 7, 2020

Hardin-Simmons University congratulates Head Baseball Coach Steve Coleman on his 500th career win. Coleman is in his 23rd season coaching the Cowboys and stands as the university’s all-time leader in wins with a 500-442 record.

Members of HSU’s 1948 Aeronautics Club pose with one of their aircraft at Abilene Airfield.

A Look Back: Hardin-Simmons’ Intercollegiate Aeronautics Program

March 6, 2020

In September of 1939, the start of World War II staggered the international community, as Germany invaded Poland. In response, the United States government began the Civilian Pilot Training Program (CPTP), a flight training program for non-military individuals that primarily operated on college campuses across the country, including HSU.

Students come together for a photo after the International Soccer match.

Hardin-Simmons Celebrates International Week

February 29, 2020

Hardin-Simmons University’s Office of Global Engagement is celebrating its third annual International Week. Beginning Feb. 29, there will be events all week celebrating diversity and learning about the different cultures located on campus.

The family in “The Secret Garden” comes together for a celebratory hug.

Hardin-Simmons University Hosts Christian University Theatre Festival

February 28, 2020

Beginning Monday, March 2, the Hardin-Simmons Theatre Department will host the Christian University Theatre Festival. Five colleges around the Big Country will perform various shows and attend several other activities at HSU during the three-day festival.