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UM Historically Black Colleges and Universities Working to Recruit Minorities in STEM

10/1/2013
United Methodist historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), supported by The United Methodist Church’s Black College Fund, are working to recruit more women and minorities in the academic areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). “Females make up only ten percent of the total population of engineers,” said Dr. Monique M. Johnson-Jones, Director of STEM at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. “Females either keep pace or surpass males when it comes to ...

Candler School of Theology Launches Five New Degree Programs

9/27/2013
  Candler School of Theology is reaching out to doctors, lawyers, peacemakers, social workers, music directors, youth ministers and senior pastors with five new degree programs designed to expand the possibilities of reaching more people who want to make a real difference in the real world. "Professionals in health care, law and many other fields—including ministry—tell us they need help in navigating the theological challenges they face on the job every day, whether it’s in the hospital, court...

To serve, to change: LaGrange College program links students with community groups

9/24/2013
Sherri Brown, director of a local nonprofit that helps families create their own path out of poverty, gets teary-eyed when she talks about the impact made by LaGrange College’s Servant Scholars on the participants of Circles of Troup County. “They provide childcare and help with homework while parents are in meetings,” she said. “This year, they’ll be focusing on intentional instruction, teaching social and academic skills. “But these students do so much more. They are incredible role models for...

Renovation Renders Cannon Chapel More Inclusive, Tech-Savvy

9/10/2013
By Rachel Reiff Ellis Candler School of Theology   After more than three decades of almost daily use, Emory’s iconic and central worship space, William R. Cannon Chapel, has undergone its first building-wide systematic renovation. Built in 1981, the chapel hosts daily classes and five worship services a week for Candler School of Theology students, plus regular gatherings for other religious groups at Emory.   Updating Cannon was essential to Candler’s mission, according to Dean Jan Love. “...

Rev. Quincy Brown Part of Young Clergy Initiative Dream Team

9/9/2013
Dream Team Makes Plan for Grant Requests By Vicki Brown North Georgia elder and vice president for Spiritual Life and Church Relations at LaGrange College, Dr. Quincy Brown, is a member of the denomination's Young Clergy Initiative Dream Team.  The Dream Team, a group of 12 young clergy, campus ministers, pastors, youth ministers, annual conference and seminary staff with expertise in various areas relating to discernment and young clergy issues, met in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 5-6. The Young ...

LaGrange College enrolls largest group of new students

9/4/2013
According to administrators, this year’s group of entering students at LaGrange College—including freshmen, transfers and graduate students—set a record at the United Methodist-related school. New incoming students across all categories now number 435, topping the 426 that enrolled in 2006. When numbers are finalized over the course of the next week, college officials also hope to have a record number of first-year students. That record stands at 267, and also was set in 2006, the year that the ...

Meet Three of the Georgia United Methodist Foundation's 67 Scholarship Recipients from 2012

8/16/2013
As school gets back in session, we thought you might like to meet a few of the past recipients of the UM Foundation's Scholarships. Every year, the Georgia United Methodist Foundation partners with the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation and United Methodist churches to award United Methodist Dollars for Scholars scholarships to deserving students attending United Methodist institutions of higher education in Georgia. Last year, the United Methodist Foundation awarded 67 scholarships. ...

LaGrange College Alternative Spring Break trip focuses on stopping hunger

4/22/2013
Participants of this year's LaGrange College Alternative Spring Break trip to Orlando in April said their experiences were life-changing.   The group of nine students and three staff members worked with Community Food and Outreach Center in its grocery and thrift store, and in the warehouse of Stop Hunger Now.   Sarah Carter, a senior from Riverdale, said the trip brought her face to face with the problem of hunger, and has inspired her to make it a personal mission to find ways to provide food ...

Emory Students Serve Communities Near and Far on Alternative Spring Break

3/21/2013
Chances are most Emory students spent their spring break on the beach or relaxing at home in preparation for the rest of the semester. Not the 115 students who participated in Alternative Spring Break trips this year. Coordinated by Volunteer Emory, the Alternative Spring Break trips are intended to "create new opportunities for Emory students to explore social justice in various frameworks of understanding," according to the Volunteer Emory website. The six groups went to Kissimmee, Fla.; New ...

Spring Break Brings Oxford Students Alternatives for Service, Travel

3/21/2013
  It is spring-break week, and many Oxford College students are taking advantage of opportunities to travel for learning and for good causes. Two student groups are involved in service in the US, while two other groups are experiencing the cultures of Costa Rica and Ecuador. A group of nine students and two staff leaders are in Little Rock, Arkansas, and environs, where they are working for non-profit organization Heifer International. Heifer has a mission to work with communities worldwide to ...

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