School of Education News
Anderson University’s School of Education is pioneering a new early childhood education program. Last fall was the developmental stage for the program, during which courses were crafted and decisions were made on what the program would be like. Classes began for the new early childhood education program in spring 2012.
Servant leadership is one of the core values upon which Anderson University is built. Service is encouraged of students from the moment they arrive on campus until they graduate, with the hope that they will lead lives of service. During the holiday season, the AU Honors Program chose to serve two women from the AU community.
Misty Novak had no idea what she would experience after losing her son, Zachary, 25, in a plane crash more than six years ago.
Novak, of Anderson [and a 1978 graduate of Anderson University], had countless books about grief but she didn’t feel like any of them properly addressed the emotions of the first year.
“A lot of books skimmed it but none really talked about what that first year was like,” she said. “I got a lot of nudging that I should write about it. It was like a calling for me.”