Anderson University will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by connecting with a city-wide celebration on Monday, January 19, and conducting a special celebration during the university’s weekly chapel-convocation in Reardon Auditorium on Tuesday, January 20. The city of Anderson official MLK Jr. Celebration will be Monday, January 26 at noon at the Paramount Theatre.
Covenant Productions® recently won both Platinum and Gold awards during the 2008 Ava Awards competition. Winning Platinum was "A Ripple of Hope" in the Documentary category and winning Gold was "Children of Promise: Journey of the Heart" in the Non-Profit category.
Associate Professor, Jennifer Popp, has been named the 2008 Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association (IATA) College/University Athletic Trainer of the Year.
Popp started her career at AU in 1997 as an instructor and assistant athletic trainer. Since then, Popp has been promoted to associate professor and now currently serves as the Athletic Training Education Program Director since the fall of 2006.
AU's School of Theology attracted a large number of young international students this year. Individuals from Kenya, Singapore, India, Nepal, Mexico and Russia have recently joined the ranks of seminary students pursuing graduate degrees at the SOT. Their diverse backgrounds and experiences add diversity and depth to the classroom experience.
For AU School of Theology students, Dr. Robert Langat of Kenya hopes to shine a new light on perceptions of missions work.
During his year-long residency at AU, Langat will teach three classes: African Religion and Culture, History of Missions and Biblical Theology of Poverty. In addition to teaching, he will offer two public lectures: "Understanding Leadership in a Culture Not Our Own" and "Theology of the Poor."
Anderson University has purchased a Sony Cine Alta XDCAM High Definition Camera, the PDW-350, and supporting equipment for students majoring in Mass Communication and for Covenant Productions® in its ongoing activities. Anderson University students will use the camera in the Advanced Video Production class to produce documentaries for Across Indiana aired on WFYI, channel 20 in Indianapolis, and Anderson University’s Covenant Productions® will use the camera on most field productions.
The Anderson University Department of Chemistry and Physics was recently awarded a $9,000 grant through the Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant (PCMNCG) Award Program. The grant will be used to purchase a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, a scientific instrument that will allow students to identify and characterize unknown chemical compounds.