Anderson University recently announced that Susan Ellspermann, Lieutenant Governor of Indiana, will address the graduating class of 2014 during commencement exercises on Saturday, May 10. The 3 p.m. EDT program will be conducted in the Ward Fieldhouse of the Kardatzke Wellness Center. Speaking during Anderson University’s baccalaureate service will be Dr. David Markle, senior pastor of Park Place Church of God in Anderson, Ind.
School of Theology News
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.
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.
Dr. James L. Edwards, president of Anderson University, has announced his plans to conclude his presidency by the end of the 2014-15 academic year. His last year of service will mark 25 years of distinguished leadership as president of Anderson University. Currently, he is the longest serving president (in both public and private universities) in the State of Indiana.