While many college students are enjoying their time off and taking a break from classes this summer, many others are still working their tails off undergoing internships to prepare themselves for future employment.
Anderson University student Mackenzie Scholte is interning at the Sagamore Institute, a political think tank in Indianapolis, where she’s one of six research interns, each working on their own projects.
Both the Anderson University men’s and women’s soccer teams won the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award for the 2012 season. This is the second year in a row both teams have won the award, and the fourth year in total for the men, a record among NCAA Div. III men’s teams.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence has proclaimed July 22-26, 2013, as Indiana Private College Week. All 31 private, nonprofit colleges and universities across the state are opening their doors to prospective students and their families. Anderson University will participate in the event, sponsored by Independent Colleges of Indiana, by hosting students and families for campus tours and presentations daily at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
The Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics (CURM) has awarded the Anderson University Department of Mathematics a grant totaling $22,000. This grant was awarded to the department in late December 2012 and will be used for research during the 2013-2014 school year. Anderson University was one of just 12 institutions nationwide to receive the grant.
One of Anderson University's strategic priorities is to build intercultural responsiveness and to employ more faculty and staff who bring ethnic and cultural diversity. Toward that goal, Dr. Aleza Beverly has accepted a new appointment as dean of intercultural engagement.
It's a far cry from the sweeping change of 2012, but there will be plenty of new faces in tow when the Indianapolis Colts arrive July 27 for their fourth straight summer of training camp at Anderson University.
The 90-man roster currently includes 36 players who were not part of last season's remarkable turnaround from 2-14 and the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft to 11-5 and an AFC wild card playoff slot.
The Colts will return to Anderson for the fourth consecutive year after the team originally spent their summers at the university from its inaugural season in 1984 to 1998. Following training camp, the Colts will return to the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center in Indianapolis.
God gave direction to Ron Duncan at age 15. It came through a youth summer camp pastor, preaching Proverbs 3.
"Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart," the first verses read. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
Duncan said a realization was sudden, overpowering; he knew the rest of his life would be spent serving God.