Anderson University recently announced that James T. Morris, Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer and President for Pacers Sports and Entertainment and former Executive Director for the United Nations World Food Programme, will address the graduating class of 2008 during commencement exercises, May 10. The 3 p.m. EDT program will be conducted in the Ward Fieldhouse of the Kardatzke Wellness Center. Speaking during Anderson University’s baccalaureate service will be Rev. Kimberly Majeski, campus pastor at Anderson University.
School of Theology News
Anderson University mourns the recent passing of Dr. Gilbert Stafford, professor emeritus of Theology and former director of the Doctor of Ministry program within the School of Theology. Dr. Stafford passed away on Sunday, March 30, following an extended struggle with cancer. He retired at the end of the 2006-07 academic year after 31 years of service.
School of Theology student Shannon New-Spangler was named the inaugural recipient of the Jeeninga Fellowship in Archaeology.
"I am pleased that Shannon New-Spangler is the 2008 recipient of the Jeeninga Fellowship," said David Sebastian, Dean of the School of Theology. "Shannon is an outstanding scholar and will make a positive contribution in biblical archaeology. We are grateful to the Jeeninga family for making such an experience possible."
Three new brick colonial buildings became available to seminary students this academic year, completing the group of apartments located on Walnut Street between Sixth and Seventh streets. The first phase of the village was dedicated in August 2006.
Anderson University will welcome Dr. Dennis Kinlaw, founder of the Francis Asbury Society and former president of Asbury College, September 17-18 for the 2007 Newell Lecture. The title of the 2007 Newell Lecture is “The Christian Understanding of Personhood.” The lectures will begin both days at 9 a.m. and will be conducted in Miller Chapel within the School of Theology.
The schedule for the 2007 Newell Lecture is the following: