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Augsburg College receives grants for health care programs and Youth & Family Institute

Oct. 16, 1996

Augsburg College was recently awarded a $48,952 grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) to fund alcohol, drug and violence prevention programs on campus, while the College's Youth & Family Institute received a $30,850 Lilly Foundation Grant for Dr. Merton Strommen and Dr. Dick Hardel to research and write a foundational book on youth and family ministry.

Strommen and Hardel will begin their work late this fall, with the hope that the resource will be used not only in congregations by professionals in youth and family ministry but also in colleges and seminaries throughout the country offering courses in youth and family ministry.

The FIPSE grant will fund the College's "Ties That Bind" project, a 28-month project that will seek to accomplish a number of goals. Those goals include: strengthening campus living and learning environments; assessing social and environmental influences on campus and integrating the assessment into the curriculum; developing prevention strategies to reach targeted student populations; increasing student involvement in assessment, planning and implementation; and increasing training and professional opportunities for students, faculty and staff.