The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


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• Michael C. Maxey was named the 11th president of Roanoke College, Salem, Va. He has served Roanoke for 15 years as vice president for college relations and dean of admissions and financial aid. Maxey, 55, succeeds Sabine O’Hara, who resigned effective June 30.

• Text-messaging systems were implemented at Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, and Wagner College, Staten Island, N.Y., to add extra campus security. E-mail, which administrators at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, relied upon during an April shooting rampage, only reaches students who are online through personal or portable computers. Text messages, however, have a broader reach, alerting everyone on campus through cellular phones, pagers and PDAs.

Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kan., offered a crime scene investigation camp for high-school students in July. Sponsored by the criminal justice department, the camp covered fingerprinting, interviewing, report writing, crime-scene diagramming, death-scene photography, arson and bomb investigations, and relevant scientific testing. “This is a great opportunity for students interested in crime scene investigation to learn from CSI specialists and to apply their new skills by investigatingcrime scenes and to experience college life on campus,” said Dave Admire, associate professor of criminal justice.

Luther College held a groundbreaking ceremony in May for its $20 million Science Laboratories and Research Center. The 64,000-square-foot building will open in fall 2008 and include 17 teaching labs, faculty-student research areas,lab and research support/storage areas, 21 faculty offices and more than 4,800 square feet of student study areas.

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