Anderson University hosted Mr. Thurston Clarke, nationally-known scholar and Robert F. Kennedy biographer, during a free public session at 4 p.m, Thursday, April 3 in Reardon Auditorium lobby.
Clarke's session focused on the topic of political communication. Against the historical backdrop of RFK's funeral train, Clark spoke on the significance of the 1968 election, RFK's decision to run for president and the early days of his campaign. Clark finished by responding to questions from those in attendance.
Governor Mitch Daniels will honor alumni and gospel music singing and songwriting pioneers Bill and Gloria Gaither with the 2008 Sachem, the state’s highest honor, at a ceremony this week.
“With all the success they have achieved, the Gaithers still live with us: in the house in which they raised their children, in the way in which they raised those children, in the way in which they and their music have spoken to us and to the better angels of our nature now for fifty plus years,” said Daniels.
The Department of Modern Foreign Languages is hosting a forum entitled "Unity & Diversity: Immigration in the 21st Century" in Hartung 101 on April 8 and 15.
The forum on April 8 will include a showing of the film Dying to Live at 5:30 p.m. The following Tuesday, on April 15 at 7:30, the forum will host a panel of three experts in Indiana immigration: Angela D. Adams, Dr. John Clark and Father Daniel Groody.
Both events are free, and open to the public.
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.