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News Briefs for April 18

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Larry Griffin of Mid-South Christian College (Memphis, Tenn.) has announced he intends to step away from his role as president of MSCC when a suitable replacement is found. Griffin has served as president for 25 years. 

“I asked the board if they would begin the process of seeking somebody who might be able to lead the institution in the next stage of growth,” Griffin said via Facebook. “I’m not resigning. I’m not retiring. I’m just wanting to transition out of the position as president into more of a supporting role working with donor relations and working with some of the academic programs here at the college. I’ll still be very much involved in leadership of the college, but just not as the president.” No timeline has been established for this transition. 

Additionally, Dr. Robert Griffin has announced he will conclude his service as academic dean with MSCC at the end of June, so the school also is looking for someone to serve in that role. MSCC is a bilingual (English–Spanish) institution.

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Dr. Gerald Dyson, associate professor of history and director of the history/pre-law program at Kentucky Christian University (Grayson, Ky.), has been awarded an in-year research fellowship from the Appalachian College Association (ACA) for the 2024-25 academic year. 

The award coincides with a one-year sabbatical during which Dyson plans to complete his research project. Dyson’s sabbatical research concerns English medieval manuscripts, or more specifically, fragments of manuscripts. 
“For every manuscript that has survived a thousand years more or less intact, others didn’t and are preserved only in fragmentary form,” he said. 

Over the years, the ACA has distributed nearly 600 awards totaling nearly $9.8 million.

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The Women’s Spring Celebration at Great Lakes Christian College (Lansing, Mich.) will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 26. Rebekah Allman of Indianapolis will speak on the theme, “Holding On: A Musical Testimony.” Cost is $20 per person (meal included). A special offering will be received to raise funds to remodel GLCC’s cafeteria. Learn more and register here.

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The 2024 RENEW.org National Gathering will take place April 29 and 30 near Indianapolis. This year’s theme is “Courageous Renewal.”

Mount Pleasant Christian Church, Greenwood, Ind., will host the event. Speakers will include Kyle Idleman, Renee Sproles, Josh Sprowles, Orpheus J. Heyward, Jeff Faull, and Shodankeh Johnson, among many others. 

Go to RENEW.org to learn more and to register.

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Rochester University, a noninstrumental Church of Christ institution in Michigan, has changed its name to Rochester Christian University, ending months of litigation with the University of Rochester in New York state, the Christian Chronicle reported. Meanwhile, another Church of Christ institution, Lubbock Christian University (in Texas), is continuing a federal court fight “defending the use of its LCU moniker” with Louisiana Christian University.

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