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Catawba Alumnus to Lead Revival at Fellowship of Praise

June 25, 2012
Category: Alumni, Religion & Philosophy
Evangelist Bill F. Sheeks, a 1956 Catawba College graduate, will lead a four-day revival July 1-4 at Fellowship of Praise Church of God. Sheeks was born in Kannapolis, N.C., in 1934 and began his ministry after graduating from Lee College in 1954. He received his bachelor's degree from Catawba and…
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Catawba College and Its Chaplain Recognized by Southern Conference of UCC

June 21, 2012
Category: Faculty, Religion & Philosophy
Catawba College and the Rev. Dr. Kenneth W. Clapp, the college's chaplain and senior vice president, were recognized at the annual conference of the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ.  The June 14-16 conference event, held at the Holiday Inn in Salisbury, was hosted by the Western…
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'56 Alumnus Who is a Six-Time U.S. Ambassador Receives O.B. Michael Award

May 12, 2012
Category: Alumni, English, Events, Politics, Religion & Philosophy
A 1956 Catawba College alumnus and six-time U.S. Ambassador, William Lacy Swing, received the O.B. Michael Award for 2012 at the college's 10 a.m. commencement exercise on May 12.Swing, a native of Lexington, N.C., has enjoyed a long career at the U.S. Department of State, serving as a six-time…
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Agreement Places Black Lake Conference Center under Catawba College's Supervision

February 29, 2012
Category: Academics, Religion & Philosophy, Students
Thanks to a new $1 a year lease agreement between Catawba College and the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ, Catawba will assume management of the 306-acre Black Lake Conference Center in Asheboro. The property is located adjacent to the N.C. Zoological Park in Asheboro.According to…
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November Community Forum: Why Are Humans Selfish?

November 10, 2011
Category: Events, Religion & Philosophy
What causes humans to be self-serving and self-indulgent? Are there biological or other bases for this behavior? Are we incurably captive to it, or is it possible to overcome such tendencies? If so, how? Over the past several thousand years, theologians and philosophers have constantly wrestled with…
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