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Anderson University Welcomes Acclaimed Author Dr. Robert Benne

On Thursday, August 12, Anderson University will host a public lecture featuring Dr. Robert Benne, one of the nation’s leading scholars on the topic of Christian higher education. The lecture topic will be “What Does it Mean to be a Christian College or University?” The event, taking place at 6:30 pm in the Daniel Recital Hall of AU’s Rainey Fine Arts Center, is part of AU’s centennial celebration.

Dr. Robert Benne is the Director of the Center for Religion and Society at Roanoke College. He is a leading figure in Christian ethics and social thought. Dr. Benne has a B.A. from Midland Lutheran College, M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, and post-graduate study at Hamberg and Cambridge Universities. He has authored ten books, including Quality with Soul: How Six Premier Colleges and Universities Keep Faith with Their Religious Traditions.

For a complete list of centennial events, please visit the AU Centennial Celebration page.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information please contact Linda Clark at 864-231-2145 or


Anderson University is a comprehensive university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention offering bachelors and masters degrees. Anderson is ranked in the Top Tier (top 33) of colleges and universities in the South by U. S. News & World Report.  Anderson has also been named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys.” Located in The Upstate region of South Carolina near the foothills of the Appalachians, Anderson University features a rigorous education in a supportive Christian environment.


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