From the Worldwide Faith News archives


Date 05 May 1996 13:16:52


                          by Alexa Smith 
RICHMOND, Va.--David Green has been elected president of the Student 
Government Association of Union Theological Seminary in Virginia for the 
1995-96 academic year.  Green is a master of divinity student from San 
Antonio, Texas. 
DECATUR, Ga.--Columbia Theological Seminary will offer its Lay Scholars 
Week Aug. 6-11, with the theme  "Apocalypse, When?"  Will Coleman, 
assistant professor of theology and hermeneutics, will teach "Signs of the 
Times: Is the End Coming?"  Tina Pippin, associate professor of Bible and 
religion at Agnes Scott College, will lead a Bible study on the book of 
Revelation.  Richard Dietrich, director of Columbia's Lay Institute of 
Faith and Life, will teach "According to Whom?  Artists' Views of the 
AUSTIN, Texas--The board of trustees of Austin Presbyterian Theological 
Seminary has designated $1.25 million to establish the W.C. Brown Chair of 
Theology.  Brown,  who died in 1989,  served as one of the seminary's 
trustees for over 30 years, and his gifts to the seminary date back to 
1940, when he helped finance completion of the chapel. 
PITTSBURGH--Dr. Ronald E. Peters, member of the faculty at Pittsburgh 
Theological Seminary and director of the seminary's Metro-Urban Institute, 
has been named a 1995 Fulbright-Hays Scholar by the U.S. Department of 
Education's Center of International Education.  He is participating in a 
curriculum development project in Namibia and Botswana.  Peters is one of 
12 scholars selected from Pittsburgh-area educational institutions. 
PASADENA, Calif.--Dr. Judith Gundry-Volf, associate professor of New 
Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, has been chosen by the Alexander 
von Humboldt Foundation to conduct a year of research and writing at the 
University of Tubingen in Germany.  Gundry-Volf is researching 1 
SAN ANSELMO, Calif.--The board of trustees of San Francisco Theological 
Seminary unanimously elected Lynn Upshaw of San Francisco as its new 
chairperson.  He succeeds Pamela G. Kidd, M.D., of Summit, N.J.  Upshaw has 
been a trustee since 1988 and is the executive vice president and chief 
operating officer at Ketchum Communications and managing director of 
Ketchum Interactive.  He is an elder at First Presbyterian Church of San 
ATLANTA--Dr. Darius Leander Swann was selected by Johnson C. Smith Seminary 
as its Distinguished Alumnus of the year.  Retired from teaching missiology 
and world religions at the Interdenominational Theological Center, Swann 
has also taught in China, India and Japan.  Swann's commitment to human 
rights and justice resulted in his filing suit in North Carolina in the 
late 1960s to desegregate the school system: Swann vs. 
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education.   

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