• The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago’s comprehensive campaign, Equipping the Saints for Ministry, received $1 million from The Christopher Family Foundation. The foundation supports Christian education in homes and schools; its members include several current students and alumni. The LSTC campaign, which opens more robust short- and long-term financing for seminary initiatives, stands at more than $30 million in gifts and pledges.
• Chris Kimball is the new president of California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, effective April 1. Kimball, a former provost at CLU and Augsburg College, Minneapolis, was also a CLU history professor. He was the chief architect of CLU’s four-year strategic plan, which centers around retaining and attracting high-quality faculty, staff and students, and investing in programs and facilities.
• Newberry [S.C.] College’s Values Based Learning Program received a $1,000 State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grant to work with children living in Grant Homes, a low-income housing project. “This is a very exciting opportunity for our college students to lead by example and empower the children of Grant Homes with knowledge and skills to improve the lives of people around them,” said Joe McDonald, program director.
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