AU Hosts Writer Scott Russell Sanders for Truth, Faith, and Service Speaker Series

Scott Russell Sanders to speak at AU

Writer and conservationist Scott Russell Sanders will be speaking in Nicholson Library on Anderson University’s campus on Friday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. as part of the Truth, Faith, and Service speaker series. The event is free and open to the public.

Sanders' work examines the human place in nature, the pursuit of social justice, the relationship between culture and geography, and the search for a spiritual path. He has written more than 20 books exploring these topics and retired in 2009 as Distinguished Professor of English after 38 years at Indiana University.

Among his books are novels, collections of stories, and works of personal nonfiction. His recent books include A Private History of Awe, a coming-of-age memoir, love story, and spiritual testament, and A Conservationist Manifesto, his vision of a shift from a culture of consumption to a culture of caretaking. His latest book is the novel Divine Animal, a story of healing. His forthcoming books include Dancing in Dreamtime: Stories and a new edition of Stone Country.

Sanders has received numerous writing and humanitarian awards on the state, regional, and national levels, including election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He and his wife, Ruth, a biochemist, have reared two children in their hometown of Bloomington, Ind.

The Truth, Faith, and Service speaker series is designed to highlight ideas found in the official seal of Anderson University — Veritas (Truth), Faith (Fidelitas), and Service (Utilitas). The speaker series is a part of the yearlong centennial celebration for Anderson University. Sanders’ talk is the final engagement in the series.

Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, Colleges of Distinction, and The Princeton Review. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business and theology.