ACU offers conflict mediation certificate
For Immediate Release
September 8, 1999
Abilene Christian University, in cooperation with the
Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine
University, is iniating a graduate certificate in Conflict
Mediation beginning this semester.
The certificate will consist of five 3-hour graduate
classes. The classes will be drawn from communication,
psychology, law, biblical studies and education.
The classes will be offered on a weekend format. Each
class can be completed in two weekends. The classes will be
held in Dallas beginning Sept. 23-25 with with weekend
sessions during October, December, January and February.
Beginning in January 2000, the classes will also be offered
in non-traditional formats on the ACU campus.
Participants in the program will earn 15 hours of
graduate credit and receive a formal Graduate certificate in
Conflict Mediation which will be listed on their official
The 15 hours of graduate credit also can be applied to
graduate programs in communication, psychology, human
resource development and religion for students who would
like to complete a master's degree.
Instructors for the program include Dr. Angela Laird
Brenton, dean of Abilene Christian University Graduate
School and assistant provost for research and service; Randy
Lowry, founder and director of the Straus Institute for
Dispute Resolution and associate professor at Pepperdine
University School of Law; Peter Robinson, associate director
of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and assistant
professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law; Dr.
Charles Siburt, associate dean of ministry programs and
church services in the College of Biblical Studies and
Frazier Professor of Church Enrichment in the Graduate
School of Theology at ACU; and Larry Sullivan, assistant
director of the Straus Institiute for Dispute
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