ACU presents Mass Communication Ministry Symposium
For Immediate Release
Feb. 18, 2000
Abilene Christian University's Departments of Political
Science and Journalism and Mass Communication will
co-sponsor the Mass Communication Ministry Symposium Feb.
This joint symposium will focus on politics, media and
ministry with "Civility in Media" serving as the overriding
Texas Judge Ted Poe, 228th District Court, of Houston,
will speak Monday, at 11 a.m. in the Hilton Room of the
McGlothlin Campus Center at ACU. Poe, a 1970 ACU graduate,
is known for his thoughtful and sometimes controversial
On Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Hilton Room, Wendell
Edwards, a 1992 ACU graduate, a reporter for WIS-TV in
Columbia, S.C., will speak.
On Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Hilton Room, ACU's
Journalism and Mass Communication Department will present
the Excellence in Mass Media Ministry award and the
Christian Service in Mass Communication award. The first
will be presented to Dr. Fred J. Barton (a 1937 ACU
graduate), and the latter to his wife, Iva Lea Worley
"Fred and Iva Lea Barton have been very generous to ACU,"
said Dr. Cheryl Bacon, chair of the Journalism and Mass
Dr. Barton is the past dean of research and of ACU's
graduate school. Mrs. Barton is the benefactor of the
Barton-Worley broadcast studios in the Don Morris Center and
mother of David Worley, whose wife Melinda is on the ACU
Board of Trustees.
All acquainted with the Bartons are invited and
encouraged to come to the awards presentation.
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