Last spring, Anderson University senior Honors Program students were given the opportunity to present what they learned throughout their time in college during Scholars' SOAR (student orientation, advising, and registration). Countless hours of research, work, and heart went into creating a message that would appropriately share their discoveries.
Anderson University has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2013-2014 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher education. Schools selected must excel in the Four Distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.
Here is one of a parent’s greatest anxieties: How will my children make a living when they grow up?
Parents entrust so much of that decision to outside influences — friends, family, the child, of course, and educational opportunities.
The value of obtaining a college degree has been shown time and again.
A salary survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers had some good news for 2012 college graduates. The overall median salary for new grads rose to $43,000, up 4.5 percent from the median for the class of 2011.
The Department of Biology at Anderson University has acquired a new anaerobic chamber. This chamber allows for students to grow organisms that can only survive in the absence of oxygen. “The new anaerobic chamber allows students to grow things they have never seen before, while providing them with tools to do important experiments,” said Dr. Blake Janutolo, dean of the College of Science and Humanities.
Recently, students from the Anderson University Falls School of Business met with prominent business professionals at the world’s largest student investment conference. Dr. Jill Merle, associate professor of finance, led a group of business students to the annual RISE Forum, hosted April 4-6 by the University of Dayton. Students and business professionals from all over the country joined to explore the latest advances in business.
Hannah Brown BA '10 was sure when she started her freshman year at Anderson University that she wanted to study athletic training. While she enjoyed classes for her major, she found herself enamored with her liberal arts curriculum—especially history classes.
“I fell in love with history and political science because of the professors,” said Brown. During her junior year, she declared a major in history and a minor in political science.
Last spring, the Anderson University Alumni Office presented seniors with informational sessions about the world waiting for them. Titled “Life After AU,” the four sessions were a new addition this year and discussed a variety of topics ranging from workplace attire to professional networking. AU alumni participated in the sessions and answered questions from current students.
Vanessa DeYoung wears her love of art and all things creative on her sleeve.
“I’ve always loved making art,” said DeYoung. Painting, mixed media, and pastels get her going. Her excitement for art drives her to share it. DeYoung, 32, is in her seventh year sparking young minds at Anderson Elementary School.
“There’s nothing as pure and beautiful and creative as watching a child create. I just love it,” said DeYoung. She also noted that, for some kids, art offers a way to shine. “It gives certain kids something to be proud of.”