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Thursday, September 20, 2012

"One thing the whole campus is passionate about is waste diversion. It seems to be near and dear to the hearts of most (Green Mountain College) students." - Aaron Witham, sustainability coordinator at Green Mountain College.

Green UM colleges make 'cool schools' list

POULTNEY, Vt. (UMNS) - Composting at Green Mountain College goes full cycle when food waste from dorms and the dining hall fertilizes vegetables grown on the campus farm and then prepared for student meals. Green Mountain College is one of seven United Methodist-related institutions that made the sixth annual "Cool Schools" list of the United States' greenest universities.
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NCC plans for 'bold future'

NEW YORK (UMNS) - A task force of the U.S. National Council of Churches is "re-envisioning" the 62-year-old organization as a streamlined "connector" among its member churches and local and regional ecumenical partners.
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Mission team learns from Zimbabwe hosts

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (UMNS) - When members of Western Pennsylvania's Zimbabwe Immersion Team met at the Nyadire United Methodist Mission after living with families in different areas for nearly five weeks, none of the stories they shared seemed the same. They soon realized, however, there were things common to all their experiences - love, kindness and relationships - and learning to worship God at a new level.
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Women's commission conducts top job search

CHICAGO (UMNS) - The United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Womenis searching for a new top executive. The application deadline is Sept. 30. M. Garlinda Burton, the current executive, is being honored at the commission's meeting this week in Nashville, Tenn. She is retiring from the job at the end of the year.
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Hoshibata, Winkler elected by Church and Society

WASHINGTON (UMNS) - Phoenix Area Bishop Robert Hoshibata was elected president and Jim Winkler re-elected as chief executive when the new board of directors for the United Methodist Board of Church and Society had its organizing meeting in September.
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$1 million fundraising effort for Iowa church

DES MOINES, Iowa (UMNS) - Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican, and Des Moines area leaders huddled into the basement of Trinity United Methodist Church on Tuesday in a lunch event launching a $1 million fundraising effort to update the north-of-downtown facility whose programs serve thousands weekly. The Des Moines Register reported the church would receive this month a $50,000, state-administered grant that was announced in January.
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Iliff opens career center

DENVER (UMNS) - United Methodist-related Iliff School of Theology has opened a career center to support students in their quest for employment. "Career counseling services are integral in supporting students preparing to join the workforce," said Albert Hernández, Ph.D., interim president, chief executive officer and associate professor of the history of Christianity. "Iliff is committed to providing our students with the assistance they need to secure positions in their fields. Our new career center will help them accomplish their job-search goals."
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