The School of Education at Anderson University will host Kimberly Oliver, the 2006 National Teacher of the Year on Tuesday, February 6, at 10 a.m. in the lobby of Reardon Auditorium. Oliver will speak to Anderson University Education majors and other invited guests. The public is invited to attend this free event. On April 26, 2006, Oliver, a native of Silver Spring, Maryland, was named the 2006 Teacher of the Year during a White House ceremoney with President George W. Bush.
The School of Music at Anderson University is partnering with the Adams Foundation to present internationally-acclaimed concert pianist, James Tocco, in a solo piano recital at Central Christian Church at 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 11. The City of Anderson was recently chosen as the first city in the Midwest to host the special piano recital series underwritten by the Adams Foundation.
The Anderson University Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization recently received $1,000 to help fund education programs from the 2006 Jr. Community Quarterback Grant program, the Indianapolis Colts and the National Football League Charities (NFLC). Helping to fulfill the grant’s purpose of giving back to the community, the funding will allow SIFE’s educational programs at Anderson University to continue to make a positive impact.
Anderson University is among several higher education institutions in Indiana to partner with appliance and consumer electronics retailer, hhgregg as it recently announced its sole corporate sponsorship of a 9/11-related scholarship program benefiting the children of Indiana’s police officers, firefighters and EMTs.
Dr. Jeffrey Wright, dean of the College of the Arts and chair of the School of Music at Anderson University, received the “Administrator of the Year” from the Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) during the organization’s most recent conference in Indianapolis.
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.