From the Worldwide Faith News archives www.wfn.org
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
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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