A freshman ace in the hole
The ace driven was 345 yards, with a three wood, on hole No. 4 at Woodridge Plantation in Mineral Wells, V.Va. – a par four. The double eagle feat was witnessed by Justin Caroli of Fairmont State university and Garvin Smith of Indiana University-Pennsylvania.
“What an amazing shot! Sean came to us as a freshman this year, and this is just a fabulous way to begin his collegiate golf career at Ohio Valley University,” head golf coach Larry Lyons said. Earlier this season, the freshman from Mississauga, Ontario, landed a spot on the all-tournament team at the Senator Shoot-Out, hosted by Davis and Elkins College at the Raven Golf Course in Snowshoe, W.Va.
ChristianStudent Center members recently helped fellow students settle intocollege life on Dorm Move-in Day. “This has been a very effectiveoutreach for years,” said Mary Brinkerhoff, activities coordinator forthe 250-member campus ministry.
AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY
Campusministry students did some foot-washing – or hot cap washing, moreaccurately – to show Christ’s love to their fellow students. TheChrist-Centered Student Community hosted a free car wash recently tointroduce students to the ministry, sponsored by the Madison Streetchurch.
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
Members of the Sooners for Christ campus ministry already are thinkingabout summer vacation. The group recently began forming teams forshort-term missions with a ministry that teaches English using theBible. Teams of students have participated in past Let’s Start Talking efforts in Europe, South America and the South Pacific, campus minister Tim Melikian said.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
Twenty students attended a recent scavenger hunt sponsored by the Illini for Christi campus ministry, said evangelist Dick Miller.
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
AGAPE CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
“American Idol finalist Mandisa headlined AGAPE’s annual Heartlight Gala recently. At the fundraiser, the organization honored real American Idols who foster, adopt and support children and families in need, director David Jordan said.
COLORADO CHRISTIAN SERVICES
The child placement agency recently hosted its annual Ladies Day event, raising more than $35,000.
MEDINA CHILDREN”S HOME
The Wayfaring Strangers, a motorcycle ministry of the Duncanville, Texas, church, raised more than $10,000 recently to buy new outfits for 100 boys and girls. They also provided Bibles and school supplies and hosted a cookout.
ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
After months of renovation, the Bill and Alwvah Jean Hilton Food Cort opened this fall. The modern-style food court, in ACU’s Student Center, was created to expand capacity and reduce congestion, said Levi Karr, director of ACU Food Services.
AUSTIN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY
The seminary is relocating to a larger facility that will better serve its growing ministry and has launched a $3 million capital campaign to fund the move, administrators said. The new, 26,000-square-foot facility is more than twice as large as the current one. The move is expected to be completed by January.
Faulkner recently dedicated a new women’s residence hal and a student multiplex, whic encompasses the Davis Gymnasium. A field hose, remodeling of two men’s residence halls and cafeteria expansion are also part of $13.5 million in planned construction.
The School of Biblical Studies became the newly formed Center for Advanced Ministry Training this fall. Including both bachelor and master of ministry degree programs, the center is the latest evolution of the original Christian Communication Program that began in 1974, said Bill Richardson, director of the center.
Lipscomb’s new service-learning program – The SALT Project – began as a pilot program this fall. Already, it has been selected for a publication of the nation’s top civic engagement programs” “Beyond the Books’ A Guide to Service-Learning Colleges and universities.” SALT stands for “Service and Learning Together.”
Pepperdine has two new university chaplains this fall: Shelly Cox and David Lemley. They succeed long-time chaplain D’Esta Love, who is serving with her husband as a faculty host for students in Pepperdine’s Florence, Italy, study-abroad program.
York history professors Tim McNeese and Shane Mountjoy have published a new series of books on the founding of early American colonial settlements. The eight-book series is called “Colonial Settlements in America.”
K-12 CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
ALABAMA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
A new fine arts room, two new kindergarten classrooms and high school science labs were among the renovations that students at the beginning of the school year. Recent construction also included additions to the football field, spokeswoman Irmy Fonville said.
CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.
Central Arkansas Christian, which operates two elementary campuses and a secondary school, sets an enrollment record this fall with 1,154 students, a 7 percent increase over last year. The record coincided with the opening of an 11,000-square-foot science addition at the secondary school, the first phase of a $3.6 million capital campaign.