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Date 04 May 1996 16:05:50


96112                      College News 
                         by Julian Shipp 
POINT LOOKOUT, Mo.--Former First Lady Barbara Bush will visit College of 
the Ozarks on April 11. During an evening set aside to honor teachers, Bush 
will pay tribute to Taney County and Stone County elementary and secondary 
teachers and to the area colleges and universities that have teacher 
training programs.  Bush will give her address at 6:30 p.m. at Memorial 
Fieldhouse on the college campus. She will also honor six area colleges and 
universities that have teacher training programs as part of their 
curricula. Honorees include Southwest Missouri State University, Drury 
College, Evangel College, Southwest Baptist College, Baptist Bible College 
and College of the Ozarks. For more information, call (417) 334-6411, ext. 
STAUNTON, Va.--Three women who attended the NGO (Non-Governmental, or 
non-profit, Organization) Forum on Women near Beijing, China, last summer 
led a panel discussion on the current status of women March 19 at Mary 
Baldwin College.  Panel participants Kay Goodman, member of the 
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) travel/study seminar; Kume Smith, an 
undergraduate at Virginia Commonwealth University; and Megan Park, also of 
VCU, spoke about meeting activists from all over the world, their 
perceptions of the problems facing women around the globe, the 
recommendations of the conference and the hospitality of the People's 
Republic of China. 
PORTLAND, Ore.--Lewis & Clark College has received a grant of $300,100 from 
the Ford Foundation to support collaboration with the University of Oregon 
in Asian Studies. The collaborative program calls for teaching exchanges, 
collaborative research projects, coordination of library acquisitions, 
jointly sponsored symposia, joint production of a research journal and a 
variety of other activities -- such as seminars, guest lectures, 
conferences and working retreats -- to encourage formal and informal 
faculty dialogue. Faculty at both institutions expect to share research 
contacts and ties with educational institutions in Asia such as Waseda, 
Kyoto, Keio, and Hokusei Gakuen universities in Japan, Yonsei in Korea and 
Tunghai University in Taiwan. 

For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
  Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
  phone 502-569-5504            fax 502-569-8073  
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