Christa (Rogers) Wells BA '95 wrote the song "Held" as a gift to three of her close friends. The song touched more than her circle of friends, however, it led Wells to recognition at the 37th Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards ceremony last spring.
Anderson University will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by connecting with a city-wide celebration on Monday, January 15, and conducting a special celebration during the university’s weekly chapel-convocation in Reardon Auditorium on Tuesday, January 16. The Anderson city-wide celebration will take place on Monday, January 15, at the Paramount Theatre at 12 noon and feature Anita J. Harden, president of Community Hospital East. Harden will relay her experiences breaking through glass ceilings in a competitive career market.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels made his first visit to the Flagship Enterprise Center recently to meet AU leadership and the 25th anniversary class of the Leadership Academy of Madison County. Daniels pointed out how enormously important programs like the Leadership Academy of Madison County are to communities and feels strongly that this program is one of best assets available in the area.
It’s not just a CD. It’s is a light in the darkness. A way for family and friends to hear his voice. An opportunity for aspiring musicians in Anderson to pursue music. On April 20, Zachary Joseph Daniel Novak, 25, Anderson, was one of five Indiana University School of Music students killed in a plane crash just outside of Bloomington, and to honor his legacy, his family and friends have produced “Reflections of Zachary Novak.” [Editor's note: Along with Novak, Garth A. Eppley, 25, a 2003 AU graduate from Wabash was among those lost in the crash.
Anderson University’s Falls School of Business recently appeared in the Indianapolis Business Journal as one of Indiana’s top five graduate business programs ranked by enrollment. The Falls School of Business is one of Anderson University’s largest academic departments offering eight undergraduate majors as well as MBA and DBA programs.
Nancy Taylor, president of United Way of Madison County, remembers asking Anderson University President James Edwards to speak to her volunteers when the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001, happened. That infamous day was the day United Way of Madison County had planned on kicking off its campaign.
“We called clergy from the area,” she said. “They just said the right thing at the right time.”
Edwards spoke to the volunteers about pulling the community together in that dire time of need, Taylor said.
A glass piece create by an Anderson University student is currently being offered by Steuben Glass based in Corning, New York, the preeminent maker of fine glass internationally. The work created by Melissa Taylor, a Fine Arts major at Anderson University, is entitled “The Nutcracker” and marks the first time that Steuben has offered a piece created by an undergraduate university glass student. The piece is currently featured on the front cover of the Steuben Christmas catalog.
Anderson University is the first private institution in the State of Indiana connected to ILight, Indiana’s statewide higher education optical network, as well as Internet2. The university recently upgraded its internet connection to ILight to take full advantage of advanced research networks such as the Internet2 network, a consortium of more than 200 universities that offers some of the world's fastest computers. The consortium will enable teachers and students at Anderson University to collaborate with their peers all over the world in virtual classrooms.
When it comes to her cultural identity, HyoJung Jang says she isn’t sure where she fits. “I don’t think there’s a name for it,” said Jang, a 21-year-old junior majoring in music and mass communications at Anderson University. “I spent a lot of time throughout high school in Thailand.” Her parents are Korean — she was born there. But she’s lived in Korea, Laos, Thailand and now the United States.
A special proposal entitled, AU – East Africa (AU-EA), was recently launched on the Anderson University campus. Partnering with Church of God Ministries, the focus of the new program is to respond to the global Aids pandemic. The AU-EA proposal states that “AU establish, maintain and grow a relationship of mutuality and reciprocity with the countries of East Africa, focusing up on Aids care and prevention and other poverty alleviation efforts.”