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Bridgewater College to Present Symposium on Non-Violence in 21st Century
BRIDGEWATER, Va., Feb. 25 -- Bridgewater College issued the following news release:

A symposium exploring "Anabaptist Non-Resistance in the Age of Terror" will be held at Bridgewater College March 16-17. The symposium, which is co-sponsored by the Forum for Brethren Studies and the Kline-Bowman Institute for Creative Peacebuilding, is free and open to the public.

The symposium will explore the role of non-violence-as viewed by Anabaptists and other faith traditions--in the evolving global society of the 21st century.

"Traditionally, Anabaptists have condemned military action as sin and ... Show Full Article

VLS Solutions Conference Looks at Environmental Justice
SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Feb. 24 -- The Vermont Law School issued the following news release:

Nationally recognized leaders in the environmental justice movement will join activists, scholars and lawyers for Vermont Law School's annual Solutions Conference from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 24, in Chase Community Center at VLS. The conference, titled "Bridging the Gap Between the Promise and the Reality of Environmental Justice," is free and open to the public and press.

Several VLS student groups are partnering to sponsor the conference, the goal of which is to provide understanding of current ... Show Full Article

Student-Professor Duo Tackle Homelessness, Sexual Violence at IMPACT Conference
MEDIA, Pa., Feb. 24 -- Pennsylvania State University's Brandywine campus issued the following news release:

Recently, Penn State was represented at the national IMPACT Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, by Brandywine senior Monet Bradford and Instructor in Communications Arts and Sciences Joshua Phillips.

Phillips, who recently published a book about homelessness and public policy, presented research that he gathered during the writing process. Bradford presented an independent research project about the portrayal of consent and sexual violence in pop culture.

Bradford, a communication ... Show Full Article

Progress Proceeds to Interviews with Presidential Candidates
WACO, Texas, Feb. 24 -- Baylor University issued the following news:

In a report to the Baylor University Board of Regents on Feb. 17, Presidential Search Committee Chair Bob Brewton, B.B.A. '74, of Houston, shared progress by the 12-member committee toward the recommendation of the University's 15th president. The Committee hopes to complete its work and join the University in announcing a new president by the end of the spring semester.

After compiling feedback from more than 700 online input forms and listening sessions with more than 350 people, the committee outlined the leadership qualities ... Show Full Article

Niagara University Establishes Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission
NIAGARA, N.Y., Feb. 24 -- Niagara University issued the following news:

Niagara University announced today the creation of a new on-campus center that will advance the institution's commitment to diversity and social justice.

The Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission, consistent with Niagara University's Vincentian mission and interdisciplinary core, will be focused on race and equality, generating and applying research to cultivate exchange among faculty and students; engaging meaningfully with the broader community on initiatives that apply research to action; and ... Show Full Article

Morrisville State College Professor Receives Chef of the Year Award
MORRISVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 24 -- Morrisville State College issued the following news release:

Morrisville State College professor and Hamilton resident Kerry Beadle has been honored with the Chef of the Year Award from the Syracuse Chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF).

"There are some incredible chefs with an unbelievable amount of talent and knowledge in our chapter," Beadle said. "This group of professionals compels me to continually push myself. To have them recognize me as one of them is a fantastic honor."

In addition to his roles as associate professor and chair of the ... Show Full Article

Leaders Celebrate Grovetown Land Purchase for Health Care Campus
GROVETOWN, Ga., Feb. 24 -- Augusta University issued the following news release:

The future of health care is heading to Columbia County.

Augusta University leaders gathered Friday at an 82-acre parcel adjacent to Interstate 20 in Grovetown to celebrate the purchase of the property where AU Medical Center will build a 100-bed hospital with a Level II trauma center in Columbia County.

"We are committed to constructing a one-of-a-kind health care campus that the citizens of this rapidly growing community can be proud of," said Shawn P. Vincent Sr., Chief Operating Officer for AU Medical ... Show Full Article