AU Hosts Statewide Character Ed Institute

Thu, 2012-07-26 11:40 -- univcomm
The Center for Character Development at Anderson University will be co-sponsoring the Institute on Character Education on June 7 - 9, 2004. The only event of its kind to be held in Indiana, the institute will provide around 60 participants with materials and methodology to create or supplement a character education initiative in local school districts and communities. Its objective is to provide teachers with philosophical ideas and practical strategies for addressing character education in the classroom. For more information, please call 765-641-4121.

Speakers will include: Dr. Hal Urban, author, teacher and national speaker from Redwood City, Calif.; Dr. Gary M. Smit, superintendent of Lambard Elementary District, Ill.; Charlie Abourjilie, state coordinator of Character Education for North Carolina; and Rodger Dinwiddie from the Center for Youth Issues, Nashville, Tenn. Don Peslis, the Director of the Center for Character Development at Anderson University, will coordinate the institute.

The institute can be taken for graduate credits, arranged by Anderson University. Sponsoring the event along with the university are the Indiana Department of Education, the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, Anderson community schools and Character Counts! of Madison County.

Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts institution of approximately 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education and theology.

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