For the past four years, Anderson University has been helping pastors of small churches receive the financial means to begin their seminary journey. During the 2010-2011 academic year, the Anderson University School of Theology (SOT) applied for and received a $5,000 grant that allowed them to help one pastor each year begin his or her seminary education online. Once awarded to a recipient, the Chatlos scholarship pays for nearly an entire year of online education.
Dr. Michael Collette, professor of management in the Falls School of Business at Anderson University, received the 2014 United Way Volunteer of the Year Award. Stefanie Leiter, manager of online communications and community relations specialist, received the United Way Outstanding Coordinator. Both awards were presented at the annual dinner last night.
[Editor's note: MUGS Coffee and Tea Company is a locally owned and operated Coffee Roaster and Specialty tea company with their teas originally purchased from a former Anderson University company named BourgeaTEA in November 2012.
It would be difficult to find a person in Madison County more highly regarded than Anderson University President James Edwards, who recently announced he will step down from his post by the end of the 2014-15 academic year.
A man of God and the head of a university affiliated with the Church of God, Edwards has never been heavy-handed in his approach to religion. He has always expressed the tolerance and open-mindedness characteristic of leaders who cultivate common ground.
Anderson University’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance welcomes The Icarus Ensemble, an Indianapolis-based group playing jazz, classical, pop and original compositions. The concert will be in the York Performance Hall on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Bengtson Concert Series.
Rimoun Abdalla, a current Master of Divinity student at the Anderson University School of Theology, has been named the 2013-14 Gustav Jeeninga Museum Fellow in Archaeology. Abdalla is the seventh university student to receive this Fellowship, which provides resources to help them study archaeology in the Mediterranean basin. Abdalla will be working at a dig site sponsored by Tel Aviv University in Azekah, Israel.