Anderson University will open the 2007 North American Convention of the Church of God with a special concert honoring the memory of Dr. Robert H. Reardon, president emeritus of Anderson University, on Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m. in the Ward Fieldhouse of the Kardatzke Wellness Center on the northeast corner of the university campus.
Katrina Canfield [BA, 2001] isn’t fearless, but she’s not scared either. The Anderson resident believes so strongly in helping others that she’s decided to spend a year witnessing to people in the inner city of Atlanta, America’s 17th most dangerous city, according to the 2006 report by the Morgan Quitno Press, a company that rates city safety [Editor's note: Katrina most recently served Anderson University as resident director of Rice Hall].
Dr. Brian Dirck, assistant professor of History at Anderson University, has released Lincoln the Lawyer, a new book focusing on the law career of the 16th President of the United States. Published by the University of Illinois Press, the book examines what the law did to and for Abraham Lincoln, and its important impact on his future presidency.
It’s women, working with women for women. And they are bound to make a difference. By making and selling hand-crafted journals, six young ladies, all former or current students at Anderson University, have come together to help fight women’s oppression all over the world. Megan Barnett, Audrey Mattingly, Jaime Nigh, Melissa Oesch, Melissa Ann Taylor and Rachel “Ray” White have all taken part in beginning Bound 4 Freedom, a non-profit organization, right here in Anderson.
The whole thing began when Barnett, 22, was making journals and giving them away.
Former University of Pittsburgh head football coach Mike Gottfried sent a clear message to the parents of the youth who were honored at the Celebration of Character on Sunday evening [co-sponsored by the Center for Character Development at Anderson University]. “You should be proud,” Gottfried said. The now 17-year veteran of cable TV sports network ESPN’s football analysis staff gave the keynote address at Character Counts of Madison County’s annual banquet at Reardon Auditorium.
Anderson University recently announced to the Board of Trustees that the institution has reached the $72 million mark toward the $110 million goal of the “Dreams, Discovery, Direction,” campaign. The public phase of the “Dreams, Discovery, Direction,” campaign for Anderson University was officially launched on October 5, 2006, and is the university’s largest fundraising effort to date.
Asking the hundreds of Anderson University’s new graduates to become “prophetic citizens,” commencement speaker Cheryl J. Sanders told them Saturday to retain their Christian values while forging their new careers and building their post-collegiate lives. “Prophetic citizens are not gullible; they are not easily deceived,” said Sanders, senior pastor of the Third Street Church of God in Washington, D.C., since 1997. “Prophetic citizens don’t suspend their outrage when people in high places do the wrong thing. “They see hospitality as a virtue, not a burden.”
For Anderson resident Temple Miller—a newly minted Anderson University graduate—it was worth waiting 27 years to get her bachelor’s degree. Miller, 48, and hundreds of other Anderson University students received their diplomas during a two-hour ceremony Saturday inside the Ward Fieldhouse at the Kardatzke Wellness Center. While most of the 20-somethings getting their sheepskins have yet to fully begin their lives, it was life changes that postponed Miller earning her bachelor’s degree in English.
Anderson University recently announced that longtime benefactors Dr. James and Dr. Elizabeth York will resource the construction of a new recital hall at Anderson University. Preliminary plans call for the construction of a recital hall at a cost of approximately $2 million that accommodates between 150-200 patrons with excellent acoustics and a raised platform. The scope and location of the facility as well as the timeline for construction are to be determined.
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.