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.
Anderson University announces the resignation of Michael Zapolski, Athletic Director for Anderson University. Zapolski recently accepted a position as Athletic Director of Augustana College located in Rock Island, Ill. He came to Anderson University during the 2003-04 school year replacing Barrett Bates, longtime coach and Athletic Director.
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."
Covenant Productions® at Anderson University (Anderson, Ind.) will offer free premieres of A Ripple of Hope, an independent documentary which captures one poignant day in the life of Robert Kennedy and explores a little known act of personal courage and responsibility. The premieres will occur in Anderson and Indianapolis on April 3 and April 4. The confirmed screening schedule is as follows:
Thursday, April 3
Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil will speak in Chapel on Tuesday and Thursday, March 18 and 20 at 10 a.m. In addition, she will be speaking in an evening service in Reardon Auditorium on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
The English as a New Language (ENL) program is now able to provide students with an ENL license, training educators to assist English language learners in the classroom.
Through the federal National Professional Development grant, the ENL program at AU is able to offer ENL licensing and professional development to education students and practitioners.
Senior Xen Riggs from Beaverton, Mich. was the first recipient of the Rev. Billie Roy and Pearl Toon Smith Endowed Christian Education Scholarship Award Fund. The $5,400 scholarship was presented to Riggs outside of the Religious Studies Department on Wednesday, March 5.
The Pearl Toon Smith Endowed Memorial Christian Education Lecture Series was funded by Rev. Billie Roy Smith in memory of Pearl who passed away in January, 1995 after 54 years of marriage. Between 1997 and 2007 ten lectureships were conducted.
The Anderson University School of Music is pleased to present Dr. Kate Boyd of Butler University in recital on Monday evening, March 3rd, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place in Austin Performance Hall of Anderson University's Krannert Fine Arts Center. The program will feature Handel’s E Major Keyboard Suite, Beethoven’s Sonata in A-flat major Op. 110, and Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel by Johannes Brahms. Earlier on Monday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. Dr.
The Miss Anderson University East Africa competition may be called a “pageant,” but at its core, it is a movement.
The program, held last Thursday, was created to link AU students with those in need in East Africa. This year’s competition featured four young students seeking to represent the university as an ambassador and jump-start a charitable effort of their own making.
There was strong hope among the organizers that each contestant and audience member would be inspired to take action.
New grant money will make it possible for Anderson University to expand its service-learning programs in the coming years.
Indiana Campus Compact, a nonprofit that advocates for civic engagement in higher education, awarded 10 Indiana schools $22,500 each over the next three years.
The money, plus a match of $7,500 from Anderson University, will help teachers integrate service projects into their classes.