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Partners, January 2010

— High-definition television spots with tag lines saying “from your friends at Herald of Truth Ministries and your local Churches of Christ” are available for free at heraldoftruth.net.
The 30- and 60-second spots can be downloaded and taken to a television station or cable company, then aired as public service announcements or as paid advertisements.
“For years, television commercials have introduced new cars, fast food and clothing to the American public. We want to introduce them to Jesus,” said Bill Brant, president of Herald of Truth. “We want to be the greeting, the handshake, as we take people who are searching for Jesus and tell them about Jesus.”

OKLAHOMA CITY — ChristianCollege Librarians, an organization of librarians at universitiesassociated with Churches of Christ, has endowed a scholarship in honorof Geneva Hoover.
Hoover is the retired librarian of Oklahoma Christian University.
“She exemplifies what all of us strive to be as Christian librarians,”said Tamie Willis, the organization’s president and Oklahoma Christianlibrarian. “Geneva has been the epitome of a Christian librarian andwas an integral member of CCL throughout her professional life.”
Donations may be sent to: Christian College Librarians Inc., Attn:Henry Terrill, Treasurer, Harding University, Box 12267, Searcy, AR72149-2267.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The AmericanBar Association has granted Faulkner’s Jones School of Law fullapproval as an accredited institution of legal education, said CharlesNelson, law school dean.
Faulkner’s program becomes only the second accredited law school amongChurch of Christ universities. The other is at Pepperdine University inMalibu, Calif.
“This is a significant milestone for the school and one which marks usas an outstanding law school,” Nelson said. “It not only allows ourgraduates to take the bar exam in every state, but it also means thatwe will draw students to the school from every state and from foreignjurisdictions.”

HENDERSON, Tenn. — A recent visit by former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee raised $1.3 million for Freed-Hardeman.
Huckabee spoke at the university’s 45th annual benefit dinner.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lipscombbroke ground Dec. 4 on a 25,300-square-foot arts and engineeringbuilding. The project marks the beginning of a new phase of theuniversity’s development that moves north beyond the longtime campusfootprint.
The three-story building, which will be constructed using green methods and materials, is scheduled for completion this fall.
“I am often asked how can Lipscomb grow given its present campusboundary limitations,” Lipscomb President Randy Lowry said. “Thanks toa visionary master plan that will double our campus size in the nextfew years — and neighbors and supporters who have (worked) with us toacquire the necessary property — today we take an important step north.The fact is we have plenty of geography and energy to expand ourvision.”

VIENNA, W.Va. — OVU isexpanding its sports programs, adding varsity wrestling and men’slacrosse teams. Pat Sole has been hired as wrestling coach. Thelacrosse coach will be Carl Anderson.
Also in the fall, the university will add junior varsity teams in men’sbaseball, basketball, golf and soccer, athletic director Larry Lyonssaid.

CHIMALA, Tanzania — FiveChristians in this East African nations got diplomas and new suits asthey graduated from the school of preaching at Chimala Mission, saidmissionary Chris Raynor. Seven men also received bachelor’s degrees inbiblical studies from the Chimala Bible College, Raynor said.

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