Anderson University will honor several distinguished alumni during the Homecoming Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Schield Dining Room in the Olt Student Center. Individuals being honored include Rudolph “Rudy” Reginald Pyle III (Distinguished Alumni Award); Ryan Daniel (Distinguished Young Alumni Award); Dr. Fred Shively (John H. Kane Loyalty Award); and Dr. William Farmen (Distinguished Service Award).
As one of three students participating in the year-long student teaching program at Anderson University, 2013 elementary education grad Chelsea Niesley, decided that she was going to make her experience unique. Through hard work and a heart for global studies, Niesley completed her teaching experience in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Jessie C. Wilson Galleries at Anderson University presents Still, Blue, an exhibition of still life paintings by 25 renowned artists from across the country who exhibit under the group name Zeuxis. The exhibition will be open October 5 through November 8 with the opening reception on Saturday, Oct.
Rob Gossage was fighting his way back from homelessness. John Zahrt had struggled with addiction. Steven Schuyler had just returned from serving in the Navy. Bridgette Hudson knew she had to get a degree or she'd never progress in her job. And Dixie Mullins wanted to accomplish a goal she'd set for herself decades ago.
Each has their own story, and each took to the task of receiving a degree at Anderson University.
Dr. Laura Stull, assistant professor of psychology at Anderson University, conducted research in the field of stigma and severe mental illness for her dissertation. An article based on her research, "Implicit and Explicit Stigma of Mental Illness: Attitudes in an evidence-based practice," has been accepted by The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.