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Partners: Christian magazine sold to Harding

The quarterly magazine Teenage Christian has been acquired by the Institute for Church and Family at Harding University in Searcy, Ark. The publication, launched in 1960 by James Walter Nichols, had been published by Christian Publishing Inc. in Brentwood, Tenn., since 1973.

“Weare really glad to be able to take an established publication for teenagers andbuild on its track record,” said Andrew Baker, the institute’s executivedirector.

Themagazine once had a circulation as high as 17,500, but from early 2002 tomid-2004, it appeared only in a monthly electronic form. Print publicationresumed in July 2004, said Jim Pounders, president of Christian Publishing.

Lipscombengineering students pass exam


Forthe second straight year, engineering seniors at LipscombUniversity in Nashville, Tenn.,scored a 100 percent pass rate on the national Fundamentals of EngineeringExam.

Inthe third year for Lipscomb seniors to take the exam, they also scored higherthan the national average in 20 of the 21 topics covered.

“Frommath to thermodynamics to engineering ethics and more, Lipscomb studentsoutscored the national average,” said Fort Gwinn,chairman of the engineering mechanics department. “That performance is veryimpressive.”

Theexam is mandatory throughout the nation for people wanting to acquire anengineering license, Lipscomb officials said.


Scholarshipestablished for church members


TheFaith and Education Scholarship Fund has been started to provide scholarshipssolely to church of Christ members.

Applicationsfor the first two $5,000 scholarships are being accepted through April 28.

“Ibelieve that the more people that are aware of the fund, the more people thatcan be helped,” said Amy Doran, a member of the Walnut Creek, Calif., church and analumnus of Pepperdine University.

Formore information, go to www.faithandeducation.org.

Indiana facility winsstate accreditation


Shults-LewisChild and Family Services, a residential treatment facility for strugglingteens, has been certified as an Indianastate-accredited non-public school.

Executivedirector Ray Crowder said the certification is a milestone for the Valparaiso, Ind.,facility supported by community organizations and churches of Christ.

Inits 50th year, the center seeks to nurture children and families in wisdom andstature, in favor with God and man, Crowder said.

“Thestate accreditation proves to the community and to our parents and familiesthat we have a quality program for which we can be very proud,” he said. Formore information, go to www.shultslewis.org.

April 1, 2006

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