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22 May 1996 15:14:35
16 May 1996
96175 College News
by Julian Shipp
STERLING, Kan.--Sterling College opened its new $3.2 million Mabee Library
April 22. The new facility features expanded book storage with more than
100,000-volume capacity and expanded capability to do research
electronically with 30 computer work stations from which students will be
able to access online catalogs, more than 50 online data bases and the
Internet. A formal dedication ceremony for the facility is scheduled
commencement day, May 18.
WAUKESHA, Wis.--Dorothy Ganfield Fowler of Waukesha, Wis., has made a
$250,000 contribution to the Carroll College endowment to support the Clara
Broadman Ganfield scholarship fund. The scholarship is in memory of
Fowler's mother. Her father was Dr. William A. Ganfield, Carroll's
president from 1921 to 1939. Fowler graduated from Carroll in 1923 and
previously made a $250,000 contribution to the endowment to establish the
Jane Ganfield Library Fund in honor of her late sister, a 1932 Carroll
graduate. The gift will be used to provide scholarships, based on financial
need, to full-time students.
ATLANTA--The Emory University Law and Religion Program has receieved a
grant of $318,000 from the Ford Foundation to support research and public
policy analysis of the legal, religious and human rights aspects of
cultural transformation in Africa. "The project will seek to identify and
examine both negative and positive contributions of law and religion to the
promotion and realization of a human rights culture in Africa," says
Abdullah An-Na'im, professor of law and principal dirctor of the project.
The planning phase will begin June 22 in Atlanta with a meeting of
U.S.-based Africanists and civil rights scholars and activists.
MONTREAT, N.C.--Montreat College's computer technology project to link
on-campus and off-campus communities in the Montreat and Black Mountain
areas through the Internet and electronic mail service has received a major
boost from the Microsoft Corporation, which donated computer software and
support valued at $64,494. The donation to the college comes as part of the
company's $1.3 million gift to the Independent College Fund of North
Carolina, a group of 28 prestigious liberal arts colleges and universities.
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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