Partners: ACU book wins gold medal in competition
New advanced degrees offered at Harding
The Cannon-Clary College of Education at Harding University is offering three new advanced degree options, including the university’s second doctorate.
A new educational doctorate at Harding “will allow us to better serve educators not only in Arkansas, but across the country,” said Tony Finley, education college dean.
Law school granted provisional ABA approval
The American Bar Association has granted provisional approval to the Thomas Goode Jones Law School at Faulkner University, entitling students to the same recognition given graduates of fully approved law schools. The recognition permits Faulkner students to take the bar examination and practice in every state.
“This is a major step forward in the life of the law school,” said Charles Nelson, law school dean. “It is a recognition of the quality of our program … and our ability to graduate lawyers who make substantial contributions to the bench and bar.”
Pepperdine offers master’s in Kansas City
Pepperdine University is offering its master of science in ministry program in Kansas City — the first time the degree has been available outside the West or Southwest.
“Because the DNA of the Churches of Christ has always included good, solid education in the Bible and related matters, Pepperdine’s decision to offer their master’s program in the Kansas City area will definitely raise the level of the quality of teaching our churches can offer,” said Dan Knight, minister of church life at the Overland Park, Kan., church.
Knight said more than a dozen members of the Overland Park congregation had shown an interest in the program.
Lipscomb class combines business, Christianity
Starting this fall, all Lipscomb University freshman business majors must take “Foundations of Business: A Christian Perspective.” The course includes a weekend retreat, a project where students launch and run their own businesses, and a focus on learning business skill sets such as communication, leadership and teamwork, said Charla Long, department chairwoman.
Sept. 1, 2006