Statue portrays love of learning
Southern Wesleyan University’s School of Education announced the placement of a new statue, titled “Whiz Kid,” in the lobby of the Newby Education Center. The statue portrays a young boy sitting on top of a globe, intently reading his Bible, magnifying glass in hand. According to Dr. Paul Shotsberger, dean of the School of Education, the statue was purchased this past summer through donor gifts.
“We’re grateful to our donors for such a beautiful and inviting statue for the Newby lobby area. It emphasizes everything the School of Education stands for: our commitment to children, our commitment to the Word of God and our commitment to the world,” Shotsberger said. University maintenance staff, led by Jonathan Catron, director of the physical plant, constructed a sturdy base for the statue and installed it in the lobby.