Anderson University seniors Colin Wiens and Drew Runion recently won a $15,000 award during the 2007 INvision AU Entrepreneur Award Competition. With the award, the students intend to invest in their winning business proposal called adpur. The goal of adpur is to become the premier provider of data collection, analysis and presentation for the teen market in the United States. In the first two years of operation, adpur will market primarily to enrollment management departments at Christian universities.
[Editor’s Note: The following is a column written by Maggie Platt, a graduating senior from Carmel, Indiana. Platt served as a student blogger for Anderson University during the 2006-07 academic year].
I could not have asked for a better last weekend of my college experience! A bunch of us seniors have been taking advantage of every moment to play frisbee in the Valley, have one last dinner at Perkins, compete in some intense euchre match-ups, and watch movies (mainly chick flicks!) late into the night.
Graduating senior Janelle Good recently received the Stevenson Outstanding Student Award for her work as a biology student. As an outstanding student, Good was selected for the $5,000 award by Dr. Blake Janutolo, dean of the College of Science and Humanities, and the biology faculty. The Stevenson Award is made possible through a gift by Dr. Jerry and Patricia Stevenson.
AU alum Lawrence Brownlee looked at the list and it was lengthy. More than 100 family and friends will be in the audience Thursday night when the tenor makes his Metropolitan Opera debut.
Ethel Willard is 74, retired and admits she could use some help from time to time. So when a group of Anderson University students knocked on her door approximately three years ago, she was overjoyed.
“They’ve helped me in many ways,” said Willard. “I had difficulty getting my gutters cleaned, and they did that. When I had eye surgery, they just came by to check on me. I think they are just wonderful.”
Parents should not discount recess as an important “subject” in school. What students learn on the playground can change the world in the future — like teeter tottering. No, really, it can. Novus Dux, a men’s social and service organization from Anderson University, is proving just that.
Anderson University has purchased a Sony Cine Alta XDCAM High Definition Camera, the PDW-350, and supporting equipment for students majoring in Mass Communication and for Covenant Productions® in its ongoing activities. Anderson University students will use the camera in the Advanced Video Production class to produce documentaries for Across Indiana aired on WFYI, channel 20 in Indianapolis, and Anderson University’s Covenant Productions® will use the camera on most field productions.
Two outstanding senior students were honored during chapel-convocation recently for academic excellence by graduating with perfct a 4.0 grade point average. Janelle Good, from Goshen, Ind., majored in Biology, while Katherine Hinkley, from Daytona, Fla., majored in Business Management and Psychology with a Spanish minor [photo (l-r): President Edwards, Katherine Hinkley, Janelle Good, Dr. Carl Caldwell].
The Anderson University community is deeply saddened by the tragic events that have recently occurred in Blacksburg, Virginia. The prayers and concerns of the Anderson University campus reach out to the families and friends of victims as well as the entire university community of Virginia Tech.
It's entirely possible that Hoosiers soon will drive electric cars with nanoparticle batteries, have their car seats adjusted continuously for better comfort, and then park those cars in garages they ordered off the Internet. Those are just a few of the ideas being pursued by entrepreneurs at the Flagship Enterprise Center in Anderson. The center, a joint effort of the city of Anderson and Anderson University, opened in 2005 with the goal of attracting new and more diverse businesses to the area.