August 4, 1999

___ Update: Where to send shoes. Buckner International Services for Children has received an overwhelming response to a call for new shoes and socks for children living in Russian orphanages made in the July 21 issue of the Baptist Standard. If you, your Sunday school class, church or place of employment wish to send financial support or new shoes and socks by mail, please send them to: Shoes for Russian Souls, c/o Buckner International Services for Children, 4830 Samuell Blvd., Dallas 75228. For more information, contact Kathy Cobb at (214) 381-1552.

___ Senior conference breaks record. More than 4,000 senior adults gathered at East Texas Baptist University in late July for a senior adult conference and concerts by two well-known Christian performers. This year's conference, the university's 10th, included choir concerts, special-interest seminars, inspirational sessions and concerts by Christian comedian Mark Lowry and pianist Anthony Burger. Bill Thorn was conference preacher; Bob Utley was Bible study leader; and Bill Cox was music director.

___ UMHB names Johnson. Bobby Johnson has been named director of development at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He will oversee local fund-raising for the university. Johnson has worked at UMHB 16 years. He has been director of admissions and recruiting the last 12.

___ Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir at Prestonwood. The full 240-voice Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir will present its first Texas concerts Sept. 3 and 5 at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling (972) 820-5290.

___ Baylor offers programs in Dallas. Baylor University is offering three new management and executive programs in Dallas, including a management development program, beginning in late August. For details, call (972) 458-2327.

___ DBU meets challenge goal. Dallas Baptist University has raised $5.3 million to meet the conditions of a $1 million challenge grant from the Mabee Foundation of Tulsa, Okla. The $6.3 million will fund construction of a new women's dormitory.

___ Gould dies. William Gould, professor and head of the physical therapy department at Hardin-Simmons University, died unexpectedly July 21 in Dallas. He was 57.

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