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04 May 1996 16:07:52
96143 College News
by Julian Shipp
HASTINGS, Neb.--Groundbreaking ceremonies for Hastings College's Wilson
Mathematics and Computer Science Center were held April 13. The
14,000-square-foot, two-level structure will include classrooms, computer
labs, a 120-seat auditorium, faculty offices, student commons area,
study/workroom and patio. Total cost of the $1.7 million project
incorporates $1.35 million in construction and architecture fees, $175,000
for furnishings and a $200,000 endowment. Construction of the building,
expected to be completed by spring semester 1997, was made possible by a
gift from D. Lloyd Wilson of Cozad as a memorial to his son, Rick, who was
a student at Hastings College when he died in 1971.
STAUNTON, Va.--U.S. Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary visited Mary Baldwin
College April 9, where she shared her knowledge of beltway politics and
fielded questions from the audience. Selected by President Clinton to serve
as the nation's seventh secretary of energy, O'Leary assumed her duties in
1993. She oversees an agency that employs 160,000 federal employees and
contractors, operates 27 laboratories, maintains 6,000 nuclear weapons and
over 95 million gallons of radioactive waste, and works with an annual
budget of $17 billion. O'Leary's appearance is one in an ongoing series of
women leaders visiting the college.
BRISTOL, Tenn.--King College was recently awarded a $28,000 scholarship
grant from the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation, Inc. The funds will be
used for general scholarships during the 1996-97 academic year, making it
the fourth consecutive year King has been awarded a grant from the
WOOSTER, Ohio--The Sherman A. and Florence M. Wengerd Department of Geology
Endowment Fund has been established at The College of Wooster with a
$250,000 gift from Florence M. Wengerd in memory of her late husband,
Sherman A. Wengerd, a 1936 Wooster graduate and an internationally known
petroleum geologist. The major part of the fund, $200,000, will be used to
establish an endowment, the interest of which will be used to purchase
equipment and supplies for undergraduate teaching and research in the
fields of sedimentology and stratigraphy in Wooster's department of
geology. The remaining $50,000 will be used for an initial equipment
purchase, including a research-grade microscope for use by geology students
and faculty members. Of this latter portion, $40,000 will be designated
toward matching funds available through a National Science Foundation Young
Investigator Grant that was awarded in 1994 to Lori Bettison-Varga, an
assistant professor of geology at Wooster.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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