Anderson University will host the start of the Indiana Bi-Centennial Torch Relay through Madison County at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14. The Madison County portion of the relay will begin at Decker Hall on the corner of Fifth Street and College Drive at the Eternal Flame.
Anderson University will conduct a special service of installation for Dr. MaryAnn Hawkins as the ninth dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministry, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m. The installation service will be held in Park Place Church of God with a light reception immediately following at the church. The public is invited to attend.
Anderson University will host a gathering during homecoming weekend, Oct. 7-8, for the newly-published The Desk as Altar: The Centennial History of Anderson University, written by Dr. Merle D. Strege, professor emeritus of historical theology at AU. The reception, which will be conducted in York Performance Hall on Oct. 8 at 4:30 p.m., will feature a reading from Dr.
Anderson University will conduct an opening reception for a special three-year exhibit celebrating the life and legacy of Bill and Gloria Gaither. The reception will be conducted on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. in York Performance Hall and Galleries. The exhibit, entitled, “The Words and the Music: Bill and Gloria Gaither – the Christian Songwriters of the Century” will be a three-year rotating exhibit.
Anderson University will host the seventh annual Elizabeth York Children’s Literature Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, in the Nicholson Library. The all-day event (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) is free and open to the public. An optional lunch is available for a cost of $10 per person. RSVP for the lunch by Sept. 14.
Starting on Sept. 12, The Jesse C. Wilson Galleries at Anderson University will host an exhibit to showcase AU’s permanent collection of Ruthven Byrum paintings. The exhibit will continue until Oct. 10, honoring the legacy of Byrum as a regionally renowned artist and formative figure to the cultural backbone of Anderson University. Byrum is best known for his landscape paintings of scenery throughout the United States.