Anderson University mourns the recent passing of Dr. Gilbert Stafford, professor emeritus of Theology and former director of the Doctor of Ministry program within the School of Theology. Dr. Stafford passed away on Sunday, March 30, following an extended struggle with cancer. He retired at the end of the 2006-07 academic year after 31 years of service.
School of Theology News
School of Theology student Shannon New-Spangler was named the inaugural recipient of the Jeeninga Fellowship in Archaeology.
"I am pleased that Shannon New-Spangler is the 2008 recipient of the Jeeninga Fellowship," said David Sebastian, Dean of the School of Theology. "Shannon is an outstanding scholar and will make a positive contribution in biblical archaeology. We are grateful to the Jeeninga family for making such an experience possible."
Three new brick colonial buildings became available to seminary students this academic year, completing the group of apartments located on Walnut Street between Sixth and Seventh streets. The first phase of the village was dedicated in August 2006.
Anderson University will welcome Dr. Dennis Kinlaw, founder of the Francis Asbury Society and former president of Asbury College, September 17-18 for the 2007 Newell Lecture. The title of the 2007 Newell Lecture is “The Christian Understanding of Personhood.” The lectures will begin both days at 9 a.m. and will be conducted in Miller Chapel within the School of Theology.
The schedule for the 2007 Newell Lecture is the following:
US News and World Report has again ranked Anderson University among the best universities in the Midwest offering master’s level degree programs. Institutions in this category offer a full range of both undergraduate and master’s level degree programs. The magazine’s 2008 guide to "America’s Best Colleges" marks the fourth consecutive year that Anderson University has been listed among the best in its class.