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Retiring Faculty Q & A: Steve Risinger

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 10:01

Retiring Faculty Q & A: Steve Risinger

Q: How long have you been working at AU? 

A: I came to work here in 1974, so I’ve been here about 42 years. Athletic training at the time was very difficult to get a degree in because it didn’t really exist. So I came back wanting to create an opportunity for a major in athletic training at a private Christian school. Anderson University was the first private Christian college in Indiana to offer an athletic training major.

Retirement Q & A: Linda Chapman

Retirement Q & A: Linda Chapman


Q: What brought you to AU? How many years have you been at AU?

A: I came to Anderson University while working for the Church of God Camp Meeting campground registration. During that week, I worked closely with some of the Reardon staff members. After observing me and my work, they asked if I would be willing to work with them for some summer events. I have worked for the university for almost 17 years.

Retiring Faculty Q & A: Dr. Merle Strege

Retiring Faculty Q & A: Dr. Merle Strege


Q: What brought you to Anderson University? How many years have you been at AU?

 A: I've been at AU for 36 years. I am an alumnus of both the undergraduate college and seminary. A literal translation of the Latin phrase alma mater is “fostering mother,” and that captures my undergrad experience here. My professors took me more seriously than I took myself, and I wanted to return to repay some of the debt I owe my alma mater.

Retiring Faculty Q & A: Dr. Jan Fulkerson

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 08:32

Retiring Faculty Q & A: Dr. Jan Fulkerson


Q: How long have you been teaching at Anderson University? 

A: Fifteen years. Before I was the dean, I taught the assessment class for the classroom, social studies, children’s literature language, educational psychology, and classroom management. I have also done the seminar for student teachers. In addition to teaching, I am the co-director for the year-long student teachers and the honors programs. 

Retiring Faculty Q & A: Dr. Jan Fulkerson

Retiring Faculty Q & A: Dr. Susan Taylor

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 10:00

Susan Taylor, co-chair of the Department of Music at Anderson University, answers questions about her time at AU.

Q: What brought you to AU?

A: I am an Indiana native. My home was Muncie, Ind. After I completed my doctoral degree, I relocated to Maryland to serve as the curriculum specialist for music for the Frederick County Public Schools. After 10 years of supervision in Frederick, I became a full-time music education faculty member at the University of Maryland for four years. During my last year at the University of Maryland, my father became quite ill, and it became necessary for me to come back to the area to be closer to my aging parents.

Hannah Grubbs receives Smith Endowed Christian Education Scholarship

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 09:32

Hannah Grubbs receives Smith Endowed Christian Education Scholarship


During her lifetime, Pearl Toon Smith was passionate about Christian education. In her honor, her family established the Billie Roy and Pearl Toon Smith Endowed Christian Education Scholarship, which is awarded each year through the Department of Religious Studies at Anderson University to an outstanding senior. This is the most prestigious scholarship offered through the department.