For release after 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, 2000
Centre College Trustees hold winter meeting in Louisville
DANVILLE, KY -- During its annual winter meeting, held Thursday and Friday (Jan. 27 28) in Louisville, the Centre College Board of Trustees agreed to a new program that will extend the college's overseas study options for students on financial aid. The trustees also approved a draft version of an operating budget for the next fiscal year and announced the names of professors chosen for sabbatical leaves.
The trustees accepted a recommendation from college officials that Centre should provide overseas travel stipends ranging from $300 to $2,100 for students on need-based financial aid. The funds are targeted for short-term travel-study programs offered during the winter term. Milton Reigelman, the college's director of international programs, says the new stipends will enable 40 additional seniors to go abroad each year.
Centre President John Roush says the new stipends emerged in response to Centre's strategic plan, which calls for continuing expansion of international study opportunities. "We've been pleased to have an overseas study rate of 50 to 60 percent among our graduating seniors," Roush noted, "and now we will push that figure closer to 75 percent."
Centre maintains residential study programs in France, England and Latin America, which accommodate about 120 Centre students each year for a full term of study. The winter trips typically span a three-week period and take students to varied locations in Africa, Asia, South America and Europe. This year's trips, which are underway at present, headed for destinations in Vietnam, Japan, Greece, Italy and San Salvador Island. Faculty members from fields including history, music and biology are leading the trips.
In their decisions about fiscal affairs, the Centre trustees approved a draft operating budget of close to $32.5 million for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1.
The Centre trustees approved 10 faculty members for sabbatical leaves during the 2000 2001 academic year. The professors and their academic programs are: Michael Barton, biology; Robert Brownlee, economics; Karin Ciholas, languages; Keith Dunn, chemistry; Jane Joyce, classics; Patrick Kagan-Moore, drama; Barbara Hall, music; William Levin, art history; Jennifer Muzyka, chemistry; and John Wilson, mathematics.
While the Centre board holds its fall and spring meetings on the Centre campus in Danville, it is a college tradition to hold the winter meeting in Louisville.
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