School of Theology News

AU honors community contributors

Mon, 2012-05-07 09:52 -- univcomm
May 7, 2012

Lois Settlemeyer earned two degrees from Anderson University decades ago, so when she learned she would be receiving an honorary doctorate from her alma mater she was shocked.

“I was just amazed to hear the news,” the now-award-winning photographer said. “What an honor.”

During Saturday’s graduation service, Settlemeyer was one of four to receive an honorary degree, along with Charles Dickmann, Frank Campbell, and Johnny Wilson.

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.

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