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‘Overt and covert secularization’ called cause for colleges’ concern

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (BP)--Southern Baptist colleges and universities must protect themselves from the overt and covert attacks of secularism occurring within the academic ranks at many of America's Christian institutions, Robert Benne of Roanoke College told the annual meeting of the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools.

Religious tradition ‘crucially relevant’ in Christian higher ed, speaker says

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (BP)--"A serious Christian college or university insists that its religious tradition -- its vision, ethos and persons who carry them -- is crucially relevant to all the facets of the life of the school," said Robert Benne of Roanoke College during the annual meeting of the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools.

Faith-related colleges not inferior, Notre Dame’s George Marsden asserts

      LEXINGTON, Ky. (BP)--"The time has come to rethink the premise that the best education is secular and that religiously based education is automatically inferior," George Marsden said in an address during the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools' June 3-5 annual meeting in Lexington, Ky.
      Marsden, professor of philosophy at Notre Dame University and one of two H.I. Hester lecturers for the ASBCS meeting of 200-plus educators, said, "Religious colleges, instead of feeling that they are under pressure to become more like their secular counterparts, should take pride in the religious character of their education, attempting to strengthen it rather than weaken it.

Southern Baptist educators look to ‘Assure the Future’

LEXINGTON, Ky. (BP)--More than 40 Christian educators addressed the June 3-5 annual meeting of the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools (ASBCS) in Lexington, Ky., attended by 200-plus educators from 38 Southern Baptist-related colleges, universities, Bible colleges and academies.

Elrod challenges Baptist educators to meet today’s fundraising demands

LEXINGTON, Ky. (BP)--The challenges of fundraising are "like death and taxes, always with us," Ben Elrod, chancellor of Ouachita Baptist University and successful higher education fundraiser, told administrators from member schools of the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools (ASBCS).

WMU Foundation’s Medders named Campbellsville development v.p.

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Alan G. Medders, president and chief executive officer for the Woman's Missionary Union Foundation in Birmingham, Ala., has been named vice president for development at Campbellsville University, effective July 1.

Carver School of Social Work earns council’s baccalaureate accreditation

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (BP)--The Council on Social Work Education, the official accrediting body for social work programs at American colleges and universities, has voted to grant initial accreditation for four years to the baccalaureate social work program at Campbellsville University's Carver School of Social Work.

Campbellsville Univ. names Michael V. Carter as president

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Campbellsville University trustees have unanimously selected Michael V. Carter, 44, as the 10th president of the Kentucky Baptist-related university, announced Larry Noe, chairman of the board, July 8. Carter will assume his duties Aug. 1. Carter comes to Campbellsville University following 14 years of service at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn., where […]

Center for bivocational ministry to be established at Campbellsville

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Campbellsville (Ky.) University trustees unanimously approved April 27 an institute dedicated to bivocational ministry. The Center for Bivocational Christian Ministry center will be sponsored by Campbellsville’s president’s office of church relations and the university’s recently established school of theology, university President Kenneth W. Winters said. The purpose of the center, said John Chowning, […]