NCAA champion and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow will visit the Harding University campus on Tuesday, Jan. 18 to speak as part of Harding’s American Studies Institute “Distinguished Lecture Series.” The university will also host Harvard professor, best-selling author and The Atlantic columnist Arthur Brooks on Thursday, March 31, for the spring presentations of its distinguished lecture series.
Tebow is a two-time national champion, first-round NFL draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner. He played three years in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets and went on to play professional baseball as a member of the New York Mets organization for five years before retiring in February 2021. Tebow is now a college football analyst for ESPN and an author of four New York Times best-selling books. The Tim Tebow Foundation was established in 2010 with the goal to bring faith, hope and love to children with life-threatening illnesses.
For nearly 70 years, Harding University’s School of American Studies’ purpose has been to inspire lives of leadership by exposing students to people, places and ideas that have helped shape the United States. The American Studies Institute continues this long tradition by promoting a better understanding of the constitution, of capitalism and free enterprise, and of the intersections of faith and civil life.
The Distinguished Lecture Series is part of its tradition of engaging with the campus and the community on issues vital to the story of the United States of America — its history, its constitution, its economic system, its government and its people. Former guest speakers for the university’s American Studies Institute Distinguished Lecture Series include Mike Huckabee and Warren Stephens.
The Distinguished Lecture Series events are free and open to the public. Both presentations will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Benson Auditorium on Harding’s campus. For more information, visit harding.edu/asi or call 501-279-4497.
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