Partners, May 2013
CHRISTIAN CAMPUS CENTER
ARLINGTON, Texas — The 50-year-old Tri-C — the Christian Campus Center — has experienced a resurgence, said Ron Haker, an elder of the Pleasant Ridge Church of Christ.
The center has a new administrator, Eddie Stinson. Two days a week, hot meals are served free to 200 students. Each day, “Freebucks” at the center is open for doughnuts, coffee and tea.
“The word needs to be told of the new management and the foundation of the old management making it all possible,” Haker said.
ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
ABILENE, Texas — Ken Cukrowski has been appointed dean of the College of Biblical Studies after serving in an interim capacity for a year.
Cukrowski succeeds Jack Reese, who stepped down as dean in February 2012.
“Dr. Cukrowski brings extensive experience to this role, including 14 years in teaching and administrative roles at ACU,” Provost Robert Rhodes said in an e-mail to faculty and staff. “I appreciate Dr. Cukrowski’s willingness to serve in this capacity and am confident in his ability to lead the College of Biblical Studies.”
HENDERSON, Tenn. — More than 200 Freed-Hardeman students spent spring break on domestic and foreign mission trips.
Just a few of the locations that FHU students — not to mention those from other Christian universities — served over spring break:
• A group of 31 flew to Nicaragua to lead a Vacation Bible School, paint and do benevolence work.
• Thirty students traveled to Potter Children’s Home in Bowling Green, Ky., to help with construction and work with children.
• A group of 15 students worked with the Sixth Street Church of Christ in Pompano Beach, Fla., encouraging fellow Christians and distributing Bibles.
OHIO VALLEY UNIVERSITY
VIENNA, W.Va. — From visiting nursing homes to working to improve area parks, OVU students have gained a reputation for community service, university officials say.
Other student service activities range from blood drives to benefit walks.
Now, OVU has gained national recognition for that service — winning a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for 2013. The honor was given by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. — John Seigenthaler, an American journalist and political figure, and Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish journalist and author, presented at Rochester College’s recent “Speaking of God in a Secular Culture” conference.
Both journalists combined historical perspective with personal anecdotes to discuss freedom of religion and freedom of speech in front of a crowd of students, faculty, staff and guests.
YORK, Neb. — York recently dedicated the Colis and Dolores Campbell Campus Activity Center. The $1 million-plus project will house the college’s daily chapel program and be used for student recreation and intramural sports.
The building was funded by an anonymous donor and honors the Campbells, who served at York from 1958 to 1975.
Colis was the athletic director and basketball coach and also taught Bible and physical education classes.
Dolores worked with the Girls’ Mission Group, pep club, cheerleaders and social clubs and eventually served as dean of women.