'new U': Lincoln Christian University officially named
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[September 02, 2009]
The description of the day was
unanimous by the crowd entering or leaving the Earl C Hargrove
Chapel. It was by any measure "perfect." On a day one would wish to
keep in a bottle for future needs, the community gathered. Not only
to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Lincoln Christian College and
Seminary, but also to officially change the name to Lincoln
A work crew at the front gates appreciated the perfect weather as
they worked to finish up changing the signage on the twin stones
that mark the drive toward the Earl C Hargrove Chapel and the "new
Dr. Keith H. Ray, president of the now Lincoln
Christian University, advised the audience that the new Lincoln
Christian University name and the new logo had officially gone
online on the World Wide Web just before the convocation began.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Paul R. Corts, president of the
Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Corts was a fitting
speaker, as he came to Lincoln Bible Institute in 1961, the year
when the school changed its name to Lincoln Christian College.
Both Corts and Ray emphasized that the mission of the higher
education school will not change, although the name has. The
university's three schools -- the School of Undergraduate Studies,
the seminary, and the Hargrove School of Adult and Graduate Studies
-- share a mission to educate, nurture and equip Christians with a
biblical worldview to serve and lead in the church and the world.
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In concluding, Ray explained that the new logo showed three doorways
representing the new university's three schools included together as
one in the design of the distinctive and recognizable Earl C
Additional speakers were Lincoln Mayor Keith Snyder, state Rep.
Rich Brauer and Bryan Rudolph, a representative of U.S. Rep. Aaron
[Text from files received; LDN staff]