From the Worldwide Faith News archives www.wfn.org
05 May 1996 09:00:11
95304 COLLEGE NEWS
By Julian Shipp
Caldwell, Idaho--Albertson College of Idaho has received a $225,000 grant
from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to automate the college's Terteling
and Shannon Libraries. Specifically, the grant will be used to purchase an
integrated computer system to automate the college's card catalog, checkout
system, and acquisition and serial of books and other library materials,
and allow around-the-clock access to information.
DUBUQUE, Iowa--The University of Dubuque will award an Honorary Doctor of
Divinity Degree to Archbishop Daniel W. Kucera, O.S.B., at its opening
academic convocation on Thursday, Sept. 14 at Westminster Presbyterian
Church in Dubuque, Iowa. "The University of Dubuque is very pleased to
confer this highest honor upon Archbishop Kucera," said John J. Agria,
university president. "He has worked tirelessly to promote social justice,
improve education, foster charities, and advance ecumenism, all of which
have made our communities a far better place in which to live."
WOOSTER, Ohio--The College of Wooster has received a $1 million grant from
the Henry Luce Foundation of New York City to endow the position of campus
minster or chaplain and related programs on campus. According to the terms
of the gift, the position will be entitled the Henry Jefferson Copeland
Campus Minister in honor of the retiring president of the college. The gift
recognizes Copeland's commitment to the religious dimension of campus life
and to the college's commitment to service.
RALEIGH, N.C.--Peace College recently received approximately $405,000 in
stocks from the estate of Earl T. Jones, a Raleigh, N.C. businessman and
churchman who died in 1992. As directed by Jones, approximately $270,000
will be transferred to the Virginia W. Jones Scholarship Fund. Jones
established the fund in 1976 in honor of his late wife, Virginia W. Jones.
The remainder of the stocks will be credited to the Earl T. Jones Service
Scholarship Fund, established in 1973 for salaries of students who work
part-time to defray their college expenses.
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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