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[PCUSANEWS] College News

Date Tue, 5 Aug 2003 09:16:03 -0500

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College News
August 1, 2003

College News

by Evan Silverstein

DECATUR, IL - The Millikin College Board of Trustees recently announced the
appointment of Douglas E. Zemke as the University's 13th president, effective
July 1. Zemke, a 1966 Millikin graduate, served as Dean of Millikin's Tabor
School of Business from 1998 to 2001 and is a former member of the Millikin
Board of Trustees. He brings more than 35 years of successful management and
leadership experience to the position. Zemke succeeds Thomas Flynn, who
resigned last year as the school's president to accept a position with the
Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) at the National Center for Higher
Education in Washington, DC.


CALDWELL, ID - The Board of Trustees of Albertson College of Idaho recently
announced that they have named Robert A. Hoover as the college's 11th
president. Hoover, 62, will assume leadership of the private, liberal arts
college later this summer in advance of the fall academic term. Hoover is the
former President of the University of Idaho and replaces Kevin Learned who
had led Albertson College since 1999.
DANVILLE, KY - Centre College recently received the largest individual gift
of non-property assets ever made to a Kentucky college or university - a
commitment in excess of $18 million from the estate of Centre alumnus H.W.
Stodghill, Jr., a 1936 Centre graduate, and his wife, Adele. H.W. Stodghill
died last December at age 88. His wife of 60 years, Adele, died in May 2001
at age 86. The couple requested that the gift be used to provide student
scholarships and hire strong teachers and faculty scholars.


BATESVILLE, AR - David J. Thomas, assistant professor of biology, has
received a $6,500 grant to investigate the possibility of establishing an
undergraduate program in astrobiology at Lyon College. Astrobiology is a
relatively recent interdisciplinary field of science that seeks the answers
to three basic questions: How does life begin and develop? Does life exist
elsewhere in the universe? What is life's future on Earth and beyond? The
grant was provided through the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, which
administers the NASA/EPSCoR Research Grant Program in the state of Arkansas.


STORM LAKE, IA - Buena Vista University has invited Bob Woodward, an
assistant managing editor of The Washington Post, to present the 2003 William
W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture on Friday, Oct. 24. The investigative
reporting of Woodward and Carl Bernstein on the 1972 Watergate break-in led
to the 1974 resignation of President Richard Nixon, and the two co-authored
All the President's Men about the scandal. Woodward's latest book, Bush at
War, takes an inside look at the workings of the White House during the 100
days following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Established in 1989,
the lecture series has featured Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, George H.W.
Bush, Benazir Bhutto, Shimon Peres, Margaret Thatcher, Walter Cronkite and F.
W. de Klerk as recent laureates.

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