Campus News 2006

For Immediate Research
November 13, 2006

Schreiner University Joins Council on Undergraduate Research  

Council on Undergraduate Research Schreiner University has joined the Council on Undergraduate Research.  The Council and its affiliated colleges, universities, and individuals share a focus on providing undergraduate research opportunities for faculty and students.

Mike Looney, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Schreiner, said the support the University will receive from CUR is extremely valuable.  “Schreiner was asked to join this prestigious organization due to our solid track record in supporting undergraduate research,” Looney said. “The benefits they provide are only going to make our existing research that much stronger.”

CUR’s publications and outreach activities are designed to share successful models and strategies for establishing and institutionalizing undergraduate research programs. They assist administrators and faculty members in improving and assessing the research environment at their institutions. CUR also provides information on the importance of undergraduate research to state legislatures, private foundations, government agencies, and the U.S. Congress.

Founded in 1978, CUR’s primary advocacy is in support of faculty and students at predominantly undergraduate institutions, like Schreiner University. CUR achieves its vision through efforts of its membership, organized in a divisional structure that includes biology, chemistry, geosciences, mathematics and computer science, physics and astronomy, psychology, social sciences, an at-large division that serves administrators and other disciplines, and a division for directors of undergraduate research programs.

CUR is a national organization of individual and institutional members representing over 900 colleges and universities.

Individual members of the Schreiner faculty who belong to CUR are Dr. Bob Holloway, associate professor of chemistry; Dr. Meg Huddleston, assistant professor of mathematics; Dr. Carole Errett, director of teacher education and assistant professor of education; Dr. Mark Woodhull, assistant professor of business administration; Dr. William Woods, associate professor of English and communication; and Looney.

Schreiner University is an independent coeducational liberal arts university related by choice and by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). For more information, visit our Web site at or call the Office of Admission at (830) 792-7217.

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