York College may cut as much as $1 million
York College in Nebraska is exploring options to trim its operating budget by as much as $1 million for next year, President Wayne Baker said.
Baker told York employees in a recent meeting that budget cuts were necessary.
“We don’t know where the cuts are going to be,” Baker told The Christian Chronicle of Feb. 12. “We’re looking at budgets and talking to people.
He said some cuts could come through natural attrition of employees leaving or retiring. “I don’t know what the goal is yet, as far as an exact amount,” he said. “We haven’t gone through the budget line by line. It would be nice if it could be as much as a million dollars.”
ACU surpasses $250 million endowment goal
ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
Abilene Christian University’s endowment recently surpassed the $250 million mark, achieving a major centennial Vision goal set by ACU in 1998, President Royce Money said.
The university is set the goal nine years ago when its endowment stood at $75 million.
Jack Rich, senior vice president for investment services, said, “Reaching this goal allows us to enhance the mission of ACU, which is to educate students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world. This gives us the ability to raise the academic quality of what we do and to help students achieve educational success.”
In addition to achieving the endowment goal, ACU was notified recently that it ranked fourth out of 700 colleges and universities nationwide in its investment performance for the 12 months ended June 30, 2006.
Stage dancing at Harding concert causes stir
“Mayhem at Harding; Dancing breaks out.”
That was the headline on a recent story in The Daily Citizen in Searcy, Ark., after a concert on campus in which some Harding University students took to the stage and danced to the song “Shake your Hips.”
Someone posted a video of the incident on YouTube.com, and word of it spread quickly by e-mails and on church members’ blogs.
The video shows security and event management personnel escorting students off the stage after the lead singer of Robert Randolph and teh Family Band challenged students to violate Harding rules and come on stage.
“THe musical group was warned that further invitations to the audience would not be tolerated,” Harding spokesman David Crouch said. “The concert continued without incident. End of story.”
No students were disciplined, and other scheduled concerts will proceed as planned, Crouch said.
“It is unfortunate that a little rowdiness by the band members and a small number of students, lasting only a few minutes, has caused such a stir,” he said.
Ohio Valley sets spring enrollment record
OHIO VALLEY UNIVERSITY
Ohio Valley University in Vienna, W.Va., set a spring enrollment record with 549 students — up 18 students from a year ago.