Anderson University will welcome renown peacemaker Colman McCarthy on Thursday, April 12, at 10 a.m. during chapel/convocation in Reardon Auditorium. Colman McCarthy is teacher and a journalist who has written for The Washington Post. He is also the founder and director of the Center for Teaching Peace, a nonprofit group that helps schools begin or broaden peace studies programs. The center also conducts workshops and seminars on conflict resolution and mediation.
Everyone knows you can hear a symphony, but the Anderson University fine arts seniors have composed a visual symphony - a masterpiece of multi-media. Recently unvieled, the Senior Art and Design Exhibition is titled “Symphony in Sight.” And it’s truly amazing. Approximately 10 rooms on the fifth floor of the Union Building, located on Meridian Street in downtown Anderson, have been transformed into a professional gallery to showcase the students’ work.
Leaning over 7-year-old Victor Hamm, Eastside Elementary special education teacher Stacy Cook guided the young boy’s hands while he glued colorful beads onto a folder. “Good job,” she told her student. “You’ve done excellent.” Next, Cook picked up colorful foam cutouts shaped like feet. Squirting a dollop of white glue on the folder, she instructed Hamm to line them up.
Gary Gerould [BA '62] giggled as he recalled the story, knowing darn well it was a bunch of bull. The episode starts with him getting word over a police scanner chaos had broken out along the heart of Highway 99's run through Chico [California]. The primary news man for local KHSL radio at the time, Gerould immediately jumped into his cherry red Ford Falcon and arrived at the scene as the drama heightened.
Anderson University will welcome Dr. Ronald J. Sider to the campus April 16-17, 2007 to lecture on the topic of “Living Biblically in a Contemporary Culture.” Lectures will begin at 9 a.m. and will be conducted in Park Place Church of God.
When Jason Hays was growing up, he wanted to be a pizza man. “Then I wanted to be an astronaut,” said the 21-year-old Anderson University junior from Avon. “In high school, I got interested in graphic design but that really never went anywhere. Then, my senior year of high school, I really got interested in law enforcement." Recently awarded a coveted summer internship with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Hays is well on his way to landing his dream job.
The Teacher Education Preparation program at Anderson University has reported a 100 percent pass rate for candidates completing program certification requirements for Indiana teacher certification. Anderson University’s recent Title II report shows that AU students taking the Praxis II Teacher licensing exams scored higher than the statewide rate of 98 percent.
Anderson University recently announced that Dr. Cheryl Sanders, senior pastor of the Third Street Church of God in Washington, D.C., and Professor of Christian Ethics at Howard University School of Divinity, will address the graduating class of 2007 during commencement exercises, May 5. The 3 p.m. EDT program will be conducted in the Ward Fieldhouse of the Kardatzke Wellness Center. Speaking during Anderson University’s baccalaureate service will be Dr.
Dr. Kevin Radaker, chair of Anderson University's English department, will present his dramatic portrayal of Henry David Thoreau during a special appearance at the Taft Museum of Art in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. The performance is free for members of the museum and $10 for non-members. To make reservations, please contact the museum at (513) 684-4515.
Dani Shaw believes the key to combating AIDS in Africa is education. And she believes that education comes through technology — specifically affordable laptops for African children. “It may sound crazy, I know, but it’s possible,” said the 21-year-old Anderson University senior majoring in social work. This initiative — bringing technology to Africa — is what helped her recently capture the title of Miss AU 2007.