Gospel music legend Gloria Gaither had a much different plan for her life when she first got to Anderson University years ago.
"I wanted to be a missionary to Africa," she told AU's student body during a chapel service Tuesday, when she received the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance's outstanding music alumni award.
But more importantly, she said, she wanted to follow God's direction, which led her to gospel music instead of Africa.
Anderson University will offer a live webcast during Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EDT. The event, to be hosted by WQME 98.7 FM's Matt Rust, will feature conversations with AU alumni, faculty, and staff and will be shot on location along University Boulevard during the Homecoming Street Fair.
Abby Kahl had a dream job in mind when she graduated from Anderson University in May. Today she's reaping the rewards of hard work and persistence in her role as a behavioral clinician at the Suzanne Gresham Center in Muncie, Ind. In this position, she works with clients ranging from ages 2 to 16 who have behavioral disabilities. Kahl's job requires extensive knowledge, and she says it's her AU experience that prepared her.
Over the years, the demand for college-educated employees has gone up. At the same time, the cost of higher education has also risen. And in states such as Indiana, government grant assistance has decreased sharply and quickly, while student-loan debt creeps up with every college graduation. As families continue to struggle with the impact of the most recent recession, parents and incoming college students wonder if a liberal arts education is worth the cost of tuition.
Getting lost in a private garden for two hours, visiting St. Andrew's Cathedral, and exploring the Highlands were just a few of the things Ali Kardatzke did during her summer in Scotland. Kardatzke, an Anderson University senior majoring in history with a complementary major in psychology, spent one month in Scotland studying Scottish history.
The Anderson University Athletic Hall of Fame is celebrating its 17th year with four new inductees who will be honored at an awards banquet on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the Olt Student Center. The AU Athletic Hall of Fame was started in 1997 by former athletic director Barrett Bates to recognize former Raven athletes, coaches, and contributors to the university.