When asked about their father’s message in his life and work, the three Sterner sisters answered almost in unison. “Love,” they said. The Anderson University Heritage Award honored the evangelical author, broadcaster and missionary Rev. Dr. R. Eugene Sterner Sunday. Though failing health prevented the 94-year-old Sterner from attending the ceremony, his three daughters talked about his life. (photo: Sylvia Sterner Johnston accepts the 2006 Heritage Award on behalf of her father from Dr. James Edwards).
Anderson University is preparing once again to provide assistance to the North American Convention of the Church of God, June 23-28, organized by Church of God Ministries. Under the theme "Disciple Believers," the convention offers a full slate of activities and events. Several activities sponsored by the university are among the many selections offered during the convention.
Anderson University’s Falls School of Business recently appeared in the Indianapolis Business Journal as one of Indiana’s top five graduate business programs ranked by enrollment. The Falls School of Business is one of Anderson University’s largest academic departments offering eight undergraduate majors as well as MBA and DBA programs. The school is accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and is a member of the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA)
The Anderson University School of Education has announced the launch of a dual licensing undergraduate program for Special Education and Elementary Education. The program will focus on skills needed to teach every child between birth and age twelve. The dual licensing program was created in response to the critical need for highly-trained professionals who know how to teach and work in the inclusive classroom and with every child. The program was created through cooperation with area teachers, parents, schools and the State of Indiana.
Anderson University is saddened by the recent loss of Dr. Gustav Jeeninga, professor emeritus of Biblical Studies and founder of the Gustav Jeeninga Museum of Bible and Near Eastern Studies on the campus of Anderson University. Jeeninga was the founder and director of the Jeeninga Museum of Bible and Near Eastern Studies. After founding the museum, he served as its director from 1963 to 1992.
AU senior student Katherine Hinkley, president of Anderson University SIFE, was recently awarded the Jules and Gwen Knapp Excellence in Free Enterprise Scholarship. Hinkley received the scholarship during the 2006 SIFE USA National Exposition in Kansas City, Mo. The scholarship is awarded each year to a SIFE Team member in his or her junior year of college who has made a significant difference in helping others succeed in the free enterprise system. The scholarship includes full tuition, room and board, fees and books for the entire senior year.
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Anderson University students Joshua Campbell and Melissa Bailey have been selected to participate in summer science research projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
Anderson University will open the 2006 North American Convention of the Church of God with a special concert on Friday, June 23, at 7 p.m. in the Ward Fieldhouse of the Kardatzke Wellness Center on the northeast corner of the university campus. Entitled, "Sanctuary," the opening event will premiere a new work under the same name created by PraiseGathering Music and will celebrate the heritage of the Church of God. AU president, Dr. James L. Edwards, will host the event.
The Anderson University School of Nursing recently welcomed 13 scholars from the Philippines who will be living in the United States for the next 4 years and six months earning their MSN-MBA degrees while working for Community Health Network---specifically at the Community Hospital North location. The visiting scholars come to Anderson University through a program sponsored by Global Scholarship Alliance (GSA) that provides work/study scholarship programs which combine scholarships at American universities with multi-year work appointments in US hospitals.