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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