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News of Theological Institutions

Date 04 May 1996 16:04:42


96132            News of Theological Institutions 
                          by Alexa Smith 
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--A campaign to raise $1.2 million for a Second Presbyterian 
Church Chair in Christian Education has been announced at Louisville 
Seminary.  Members of Second Presbyterian Church of Louisville have a 
fundraising project under way which has already raised $620,000.  The funds 
will establish an endowment to provide a salary and benefits package for a 
new faculty member who will have a leading role in creating a new program, 
The Louisville Center for Christian Formation in Families and 
RICHMOND, Va.--Toward a campaign goal of $31 million, Union Theological 
Seminary in Virginia has received two gifts of $1 million each from Nancy 
H. and Bruce C. Gottwald Sr. of Richmond, and Dalton L. McMichael of 
Madison, N.C. 
AUSTIN, Texas--Dr. Robert M. Berdahl, president and Regents Chair in Higher 
Education of the University of Texas at Austin, will deliver the first 
annual George S. Heyer, Jr. Lecture, "Reflections on the Meaning of 
Community," April 16, in the chapel at Austin Presbyterian Theological 
CHICAGO--The Rev. Elizabeth F. Caldwell has been named the Harold Blake 
Walker Professor of Pastoral Theology at McCormick Theological Seminary.  A 
member of the faculty since 1984, Caldwell's field is religious education. 
She was inaugurated as full professor at McCormick in 1992. 
ATLANTA--The 129th Founders' Day Celebration of Johnson C. Smith Seminary 
(Interdenominationl Theological Center) was held April 8-9, with the theme, 
"Empowerment for Peace, Justice and Equality." The Rev. Ida M. Wells was 
the convocation speaker, addressing "Tapping the Power."  The Rev. Dr. 
Katie G. Cannon, professor of ethics and black studies at Temple 
University, made a presentation, "Womanism -- Shaking the Edifice of 
Theological Education."  The Distinguished Alumnus Award went to the Rev. 
Dr. Arthur B. McFadden, pastor of Third United Presbyterian Church in St. 

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