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 ACU transcript.

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 Resolution.


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