• The National Alcohol Beverage Control Association has awarded Wittenberg a grant for $5,000 for the ABC Prevention Project. The award will be used for alcohol abuse prevention efforts.
These efforts will include coalition-building (Coalition for Alcohol Abuse Prevention), alternative activities promoting positive social norms concerning the consumption of alcohol, resident hall weekend programming, administration of the CORE Alcohol and Drug Survey in the Spring and funding for the peer education program (H.E.A.R.T.).
• Wittenberg has been selected to receive a 1999 Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant in the amount of $3,000.
The Pittsburgh Conference’s judging committee received 67 proposals but selected only 18 higher education institutions for funding.
The grant will go toward the purchase of Nicolet Avatar 360 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR) for use in the University’s organic, physical, inorganic and analytical chemistry courses as well as in undergraduate research and science outreach activities.
• The International Research Institute on Jewish Women has awarded Rochelle Millen, associate professor of religion, a research grant of $2,500 to support her work on her manuscript titled “Eros and Ethics in Jewish Tradition.”
• The local Alpha Xi chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honorary, has been awarded a chapter grant from the national office in the amount of $500 to publish a political science journal on campus.
Seventy-four chapters submitted proposals totaling $78,250 in grant money. The number of proposals received and the total amount requested are the highest in the program’s history, according to Pi Sigma Alpha, which currently budgets $40,000 for this program.
In contrast to previous years, this year’s chapter grant proposal was entirely student-initiated. A student editorial committee will also edit and plan the journal.