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DePauw Mentioned in Announcement of Grant to American University of Central Asia

April 13, 2005

April 13, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - "DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., has provided much of the administrative training for AUCA administrative staff," notes an article that details a $15 million dollar grant that will establish an endowment fund for AUCA -- the American University of Central Asia. Founded in 1997, AUCA is located in Kyrgyzstan and has 1,100 students. The story, posted on IU's Web site, adds, "The United States Agency for International Development will provide $10 million, and the Open Society Institute, founded by philanthropist George Soros, will provide the balance. The endowment's financial assets will be managed by the Indiana University Foundation and will help to underwrite AUCA's operational costs."

The text continues, "Housed in a building that once was the home of the Communist Party of Kyrgyzstan, AUCA students are studying business administration, economics, journalism, and Western legal and political systems. Some are working toward master's degrees in business administration." Read complete details by clicking here.

DePauw has hosted a number of officials and administrators from Kyrgyzstan in recent years. Learn more here and here.