The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


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• For the first time, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, is offering scholarships, ranging from $10,000 to $15,000, for recipients of diplomas from the International Baccalaureate Organization. The IBO offers two-year programs of study to more than 500,000 students, ages 16 to 19, at 1,921 schools in 124 countries. It provides students rigorous classes, similar to widely recognized honors or advanced placement courses.

• A “50 Days of Service” initiative will take place March 2 -April 20 at Waldorf College, Forest City, Iowa, allowing students, faculty, staff and alumni to positively impact the lives of others through hands-on service projects for 50 consecutive days.

Wagner College, Staten Island, N.Y., is an institution that puts a new set of principles of excellence into practice, according to a report by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The report, “College Learning for the New Global Century,” calls on colleges and universities to do a better job of preparing graduates to navigate our “complex and volatile world.” It cites the Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, a curriculum that combines traditional liberal arts with experiential learning, as an example of a college making “significant changes to curricula and teaching practices.”

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