Partners, January 2014
ALPHA OMEGA STUDENT MINISTRY
BALTIMORE — The Alpha Omega Student Ministry — a work of the East Baltimore Church of Christ — organized a recent clothing giveaway to benefit the needy.
Students produced and distributed flyers, sorted clothing donated by church members and distributed the items at the giveaway, campus minister Dan Hager said.
The ministry serves nearly a dozen colleges and universities in the Baltimore area.
ARMS OF HOPE
QUINLAN, Texas — Twenty seventh- and eighth-graders from Westbury Christian School in Houston learned that service can be fun during a recent mission trip to Boles Children’s Home, an Arms of Hope campus 40 miles northeast of Dallas.
The students unloaded a truck full of donated items, sorted and stacked diapers and prepared and served dinner to grateful employees and residents, including many children around their same ages.
HENDERSON, Tenn. — Freed-Hardeman’s graduate program in Bible has a new name.
Trustees approved the change to “Freed-Hardeman University Graduate School of Theology.”
The move reflects the program’s importance to the university’s mission as well as its growth, said C.J. Vires, Freed-Hardeman’s vice president of academics and enrollment management.
The new name also will align better with standards set by the Association of Theological Schools, Vires said. Currently an associate member of the organization, FHU is moving toward full membership.
SEARCY, Ark. — Harding’s Carr College of Nursing will launch a new Master of Science in Nursing degree program in fall 2014.
“We believe Christian nurse leaders are needed more than ever in the rapidly changing health-care environments,” said Susan Kehl, the college’s graduate program director.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lipscomb officials shelved the official use of the “LU” logo under pressure from Liberty University, an evangelical college in Virginia.
Liberty federally registered the trademark a few years ago and asked Lipcomb to stop using it for marketing and commercial purposes.
“Our athletics department introduced the mark a short time ago,” Deby Samuels, Lipscomb’s vice president for university communication and marketing, told The Tennessean.
“While it was one that we felt we had the right to use,” Samuels added, “when contacted by another school about the mark, we chose to simply return to using the word ‘Lipscomb.’”
OKLAHOMA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Christian has opened the Boker-Wedel Eagle Trail — a 3.1-mile trail that features side-by-side asphalt and crushed granite paths around the campus.
To build the trail, a $605,000 grant by the state transportation department was matched by private donors.
GOODPASTURE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
MADISON, Tenn. — Goodpasture’s Lady Cougars finished the recent volleyball season undefeated (48-0) and won a second straight state championship.
Ricky Perry, school president and CEO, praised the team and head coach Lynn Dearing: “The team had such a spiritual focus, and it certainly bonded the team together in a beautiful way.”