McMurry University Faculty/Staff/Student News

  Gary Ellison
  Tuesday, September 22, 2015 8:53 AM
  Archives 2014 - 2015

Abilene, TX

Attached are news items of interest from McMurry University faculty, staff and students.

  • McMurry University Professor Dr. Jeffery Kinlaw recently returned from the triennial meeting of the International Fichte Gesellschaft that was held in Madrid, Spain last week. He presented a paper, “Ich and Selbst(Bild)ung: Fichte on Self-Determination and Self-Knowledge,”  at the conference. There were presenters from 24 countries, and of the roughly 120 presenters only eight were from the United States. The next meeting of the society will take place in Germany in 2018.
  • The McMurry University Honors Program sponsored eighteen students as they journeyed Tuesday, September 15 to the Kimbell Art Museum to tour the Botticelli to Braque masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland. They also experienced a docent led tour of the permanent non-European collection including works from Asia, Africa and South America.
  • McMurry University student Marco Flores, a senior physics major from Dallas, Texas, has been selected to receive a UPS Scholarship provided by the ICUT Foundation and its national partner, the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).

             At the national level, CIC teams up with the UPS Foundation to distribute funding of the UPS Scholarship. Through this program this year, the ICUT Foundation awarded $ 88,200 in UPS Scholarships to 36 low-income students at private institutions across Texas.

             CIC is an association of 744 nonprofit independent colleges and universities and higher education affiliates and organizations that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society. One of CIC’s major program areas is its work with member fundraising consortia of private colleges, including the ICUT Foundation.

  • McMurry University Professor Bill Libby participated with the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee in a Dyess AFB luncheon welcoming a group of civic leaders from Shreveport- Bossier City, LA, representing Barksdale AFB. Earlier he had traveled to Wright- Patterson AFB (Dayton, Ohio), representing Abilene and McMurry in a similar visit of civic leaders.

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