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Date 05 May 1996 13:04:59


95171                      COLLEGE NEWS 
                         by Nancy Heinze 
Tulsa, Okla.--The College of Business Administration at The University of 
Tulsa has announced the addition of a bachelor's degree in sports 
administration in the fall of 1995.  The program is the only one of its 
kind in the region to be offered by a business school accredited by the 
American Assembly of Collegiate Business Schools.  It will be taught by 
Tulsa University business professors and local specialists with master and 
doctoral degrees in sports administration. 
Decatur, Ill.--Illinois Power Co. has awarded Millikin University a 
$100,000 grant to create a minority scholarship program for junior transfer 
students from central Illinois community colleges. The program will provide 
selected students from the company's service territory with a $10,000 
scholarship each year for two years.  Preference will be given to minority 
students who have participated in the Illinois Power Minority Leadership 
Program at Richland Community College. The first scholarship will be 
awarded this fall. 
Dubuque, Iowa--The University of Dubuque announced it will award an 
Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree to Archbishop Daniel W. Kucera, O.S.B., 
at its opening Academic Convocation on Thursday, September 14.  John J. 
Agria, president, said the Archbishop "has worked tirelessly to promote 
social justice, improve education, foster charities, and advance 
ecumenism,"  all of which has made the community "a far better place to 
live."  Archbishop Kucera was born on Chicago's west side, one of four sons 
of a first-generation Czechoslovakian family. 
Jackson, Miss.--Dr. Newton Wilson, ninth president of Belhaven College, has 
announced his retirement on May 31, 1995.  He has been president since June 
1986.  During his nine-year tenure, Belhaven College has refocused its 
mission as a Christian liberal arts college and has seen a dramatic 
turn-around in student enrollment and financial stability: 600 students 
enrolled in the fall of 1986, the current enrollment is 1,100. 

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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