Anderson University will soon begin construction on the second phase of York Seminary Village south of Decker Hall. The construction project, consisting of 4 buildings, will be located on the east side of Walnut Street, between 6th and 7th streets, in Anderson. The total project will consist of 20 apartments and a community center in 8 buildings. The first phase of York Seminary Village was dedicated on August 16, 2006. York Seminary Village is made possible through the generous support of Dr. James and Elizabeth York.
Most students involved in the social work department will know exactly who you are talking about if you mention Steve Cunningham. A non-traditional student who gives new meaning to the term, Cunningham bridges the gap between adult education and traditional students in a way few have done before.
“I had a blast getting to know all of the traditional students,” says Cunningham, who is in his junior year double majoring in social work and psychology. “A lot of them will call me up and ask for help with certain subjects or how to do a project.”
A walk around the Henning house is like a walk through an art museum. Paintings adorn the walls. Sculptures rise from the floor. And every room and every shelf features a diverse collection of pottery — the vast majority of which was made by Jerry Henning BS ’65 himself.
The Anderson University Town and Gown association recently honored Ms. Mona Marjorie Morrison Hoffman with the 2006 Wanda Savage award. Hoffman received the Wanda Savage award in honor of the longtime member who died in November 1998. Wanda's husband, Russell, desired to find a way to remember his wife and established an annual award in her honor.
The Anderson University School of Music presented the annual "Candles and Carols" Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. in Reardon Auditorium on the campus of Anderson University. The annual Candles and Carols Christmas program revived many memories for those who attended. Feelings of togetherness, the excitement of singing traditional Christmas hymns with thousands of friends, and hearing the familiar strains of "Silent Night" echoing through the auditorium in the glow of the candlelight encouraged audience members to return to Candles and Carols each year.
Representatives of Anderson University and the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School, a public charter school based in Indianapolis, today signed an agreement to establish an Early College High School partnership. The agreement between Anderson University and the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School is the first of its kind in the State of Indiana between a charter school and a four-year institution of higher education.
Dr. Nelita True, a faculty member at the famed Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, will perform on Friday evening, Nov. 3, at 7:30 in Austin Performance Hall of Krannert Fine Arts Center on the Anderson University campus. Appearing as featured guest artist of the 2006 State Conference of the Indiana Music Teachers Association (IMTA), True will present a piano recital including works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, and Chopin. The two-day annual conference is being hosted by the Anderson University School of Music.
“It all sort of started when I read the statistic that 53 percent of the world lives on $2 a day or less,” says Anderson University junior David Hynds. Hynds was speaking of his project Living in Poverty, which invites participants to spend one week living on $2 a day. Fifty-five people signed up for the endeavor, which ran from April 2-9. “Basically how it works is participants live on $2 a day, and that $2 covers regular daily expenses that you have — any food, laundry, any social activities you want to do, and personal purchases,” says Hynds.
JR McGee BA ’92 always wanted to be involved in mission work. Even while at AU studying computer science, business, and education, mission work was in the back of his mind. And when he went to Washington state and started a successful real estate business, he was still thinking about missions. Then he was invited to lead a bicycle tour around China [picture: JR and Anita McGee with their children].
The Center for Character Development within the School of Education at Anderson University, along with Indianapolis Public Schools and Anderson Community Schools, recently announced that they will share a three-year, $1 million, federal grant from the Department of Education to train 40 counselors and after-school partners through AU’s certified character education program.