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Competition tests students’ Greek knowledge
It’s all Greek to me — which was precisely the point of a recent competition at Faulkner University in Montgomery, Ala.
Faulkner’s recent third annual Agon Greek Competition consisted of two parts: translation from Greek to English of a
New Testament passage and essay composition.
Participating schools included Harding University, Freed-Hardeman University and Faulkner. Chris Rapco of Harding won first place and Mark Rucke of Harding finished second among first-year Greek students.
Among second-year students, Joshua Deaver of Faulkner won first and and Paul Kurtz of Harding finished second.
Greek grammarian Robert E. Picirilli of Nashville, Tenn., treated the scholars to a discourse entitled “The Meaning of the Greek Tenses: The New Perspective.”
Jason Jewell of Faulkner also made a presentation.
Blog offers financial tips for college students


A new blog produced by Oklahoma Christian University will help students and parents navigate the complex issue of financing a college education, said Clint LaRue, the university’s director of financial services.
The blog explores the various types of financial aid available, the amount that should be saved for college and other important facts for future students and their parents.
It focuses on four main topics — college savings, scholarship tips, federal and state aid, and outside scholarships. Readers are also provided useful links, LaRue said.
For more information, see the new blog at www.oc.edu/financialblog.
ACU granted status among Apple’s iTunes U’s


Apple Computers has granted approval for Abilene Christian University’s inclusion in Apple’s iTunes U, allowing the Texas university to post a variety of ACU-oriented content, including course materials, on the Apple iTunes U content distribution system.
ACU is one of only 100 institutions selected for the first implementation of iTunes U, and one of only two universities in Texas so far.
“ACU was selected from applicants because we are considered by Apple to be a showcase school; an example institution that personifies innovation and progressive application of technology,” said Gary Tucker, director of distance education.
“ACU will use iTunes U institutionally, and the ACU WorldWide program will also benefit greatly,” Tucker said.
New facilities enable residential campus
The recent dedication of two new apartment-style residence halls will enable York College to become a fully residential campus again, officials of the Nebraska college said.
When York made the transition from a two-year to a four-year school in the 1990s, the increase in students and lack of residence hall space forced some to live off campus.
Barbara Goodwin, dean of students, said the new facilities will allow upperclassmen to fully engage in the college experience.
“It’s important for students to be close to where things are happening — it will make a difference with the vitality of our campus,” student body president Rusty Ridley said.
July 1, 2006

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