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School of Theology News

AU graduates look back, forward at commencement

Mon, 2012-05-07 09:12 -- univcomm
May 7, 2012

Identical twins Elizabeth and Katherine Barwick anxiously lined up outside Anderson University’s Reardon Auditorium, adjusting their black caps and gowns.

It had been a lot of hard work, but the Mishawaka women said there was much fun mixed in with that dedication and they would miss their experiences from college.

They were just two of 645 who graduated from AU on Saturday afternoon at the Kardatzke Wellness Center.

Jim Bailey: Missionary family learns how fragile life is

Wed, 2012-05-02 14:13 -- univcomm
May 2, 2012

Norberto and Julie Kurrle seemed to have everything going for them.

The Anderson University graduates had an active missionary program going in Paraguay, he with a radio ministry and she with Children of Promise. They had an active 6-year-old, Timmy, and had finalized the adoption of 1-year-old Anahi. And, it was told later, Julie was six weeks pregnant. They were preparing to return to the United States for a three-month furlough. Life was good.

Friends and family remember AU alum Julie Kurrle

Tue, 2012-04-24 10:49 -- univcomm
April 24, 2012

Back in October 2010, when a thief broke into Anderson University alumni Norberto and Julie Kurrle’s home in Paraguay where they did mission work, Julie was alone with their son, Timmy, who was only 4 at the time. She detailed fighting with the thief for a few minutes before giving him the money in her purse in her blog. And as he tied her up so he could search for more money, she prayed out loud for him.

Heaton named 2011-12 Jeeninga Fellow in Archaeology

Wed, 2012-04-11 11:29 -- univcomm
April 11, 2012

Robert Heaton, a Master of Theological Studies Thesis Track student at the Anderson University School of Theology, has been chosen as the 2011-12 Jeeninga Fellow in Archaeology. Heaton’s proposal focuses on digging at Tel Hazor, Israel, in a program offered by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Hazor is one of the early cities mentioned in the Old Testament during the conquest of Canaan by Joshua.