Partners – December 2007
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Is your church involved in campus ministry? Jason Locke wants to know. Locke, campus minister for the Morgantown church, is directory editor for Campus Crosswalk, online at www.campuscrosswalk.org. The Web site has an extensive directory, but many listings “are either from a bygone era or have outdated and incorrect information,” Locke said.
Churches engaged in campus ministry — providing services beyond a college Bible class — can contact Locke at [email protected].
“Churches can also e-mail me to get helpful steps about how to become a campus ministry church,” Locke said.
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
AGAPE CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies made a $30,000 gift to Agape recently.
The donation will help the agency increase its mentoring efforts through Families in Touch, or FIT, a program that serves foster-care families and abused and neglected children.
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Childplace is celebrating 40 years of providing residential care to at-risk youths.
Mayor Rob Waiz proclaimed a recent Saturday as Childplace Day and presented Childplace executive director Nathan Samuel with the proclamation.
Also, the U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club hosted the Rod & Bike Run, which generated nearly $600 for Childplace. That same weekend, a silent auction and car show raised more than $5,900.
CHRIST’S HAVEN FOR CHILDREN
KELLER, Texas — The “One Person Can Make A Difference” Award was presented recently to Wanda Bonney by the Christian Child and Family Services Association. Bonney is director of administrative services at Christ’s Haven.
GEORGIA AGAPE INC.
ATLANTA — Doug Mead, executive director of Georgia Agape Inc., was given the Distinguished Service Award recently by the Christian Child and Family Services Association.
ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
ABILENE, Texas — After the initial formation of nine iPhone research groups, ACU is developing a 10th group, made up of student researchers, to investigate ways to use the iPhone in higher education.
An iPhone is a combination cell phone, music player and Web browser made by Apple Inc. Fifty faculty and staff have been equipped with iPhones or iPod Touches. The iPod Touch has many of the same features as the iPhone, including a touch screen, wireless Internet and music downloads available straight from iTunes. However, the iPod Touch does not include phone and camera capabilities.
SEARCY, Ark. — A group of 81 Harding students participated in a recent educational tour of religious establishments in Chicago. The trip is part of the Living World Religions course taught by Monte Cox, director of Harding’s Center for World Missions. The group visited a Baha’i house of prayer, an Islamic foundation, a Soka Gakkai Buddhist International center, a Jewish synagogue, a Hindu temple and the Sikh Religious Society. Cox said firsthand interaction with people of different faiths helps students gain a better understanding and respect for other religions.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lipscomb is accepting applications for middle Tennessee’s first Doctor of Pharmacy program through an online application available at pharmacy.lipscomb.edu. The program will enroll the first class of 75 students in August 2008 pending receipt of pre-candidate status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
K-12 CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS
OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
EDMOND, Okla. — While cancer took the life of Kim Gaither, it didn’t claim her legacy of helping others.
OCA’s National Honor Society received the National Gordy Platt Per Capita Award presented during the recent American Cancer Society High Plains Summit in Dallas. The award honored the school’s inaugural Relay for Life in Memory of Kim Gaither, held in 2006.
PROVIDENCE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Students are giving their change to help a Christian school in Haiti. The “Books for Haiti” project was started by Claire Walker, a graduate student.
Jars labeled “Books for Haiti” were placed in each classroom, and the $2,000 already donated has exceeded expectations, Superintendent Fern Dallas said.
“Students donating their birthday money, having lemonade stands and doing chores to raise money have encouraged everyone,” Dallas said.
Dec. 1, 2007