It’s Christmas 1942, and the world is at war. But at radio station WOV in New York City, men and women are trying to put their best faces forward for an hour or so.
That’s the set up for “The 1940’s Radio Hour,” Anderson University’s latest theater production, which opens Friday.
The Anderson University Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team recently announced five companies that SIFE Consulting & Entrepreneurship will be assisting throughout the upcoming academic year. This is the fourth year for SIFE Consulting, a program that is being funding through a partnership with the Flagship Enterprise Center.
“If you’ve ever seen that TV show ‘Cheers,’ it’s like the character Norm,” said Joshua Scott.
As owner of TransAtlantic Collections, Scott’s business is third-party collections. He settles unpaid bills, such as the unpaid tab accumulated by the amiable patron of the fictional Boston bar.
For Scott, however, the business relationship is not as friendly as a neighborhood watering hole. Court costs, increasing competition and Anderson’s economic woes make every day a challenge. That is where Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) enters the picture.
Shortly before 8 a.m. today, October 3, a small fire occurred in the northeast corner of the student lounge within Morrison Hall. The fire was contained and no injuries were reported. Fire alarms and the building sprinkler system were activated immediately and students within the hall were evacuated.
The sprinkler system was localized over the fire and some water damage was discovered in both the lounge as well as two students rooms directly underneath the lounge.
The Anderson University School of Education recently reported that more than 98 percent of student teachers who graduated in May 2007 have found employment. The job placement percentage reflects undergraduate students studying through the School of Education and students in Teach for Indiana Program (TIP) program that provides a full time 10-month alternative licensing program for candidates with a baccalaureate degree who would like to teach elementary (K-5) or secondary (6-12) students.
Anderson University will be hosting two panel discussion sessions this week on banned books in the Nicholson Library as a part of Banned Book Week.
Jasmine Lee, 18, and her two younger sisters would fight all the time when she still lived at home, but when it came to the love and compassion the sisters had for each other, they would do anything for each other.
“We’ve had to stick kind of close because there’s no immediate family out here,” the Anderson University student said.
Not only are they close to each other and their parents, but Lee said that spending time with her family makes her a happier person.
AU alumnus Steven Curtis Chapman is returning to AU in concert on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. with Sanctus Real in Reardon Auditorium.
The tickets are $25 for Artist Circle, $20 reserved and $18 for students with valid student ID or groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased at the Reardon Box Office, by phone at (765) 641-4140 or through TicketMaster.
Jacqueline Burgher glanced around Mocha Joe's, observing her surroundings for a moment. "No other school I looked at had the sense of community that AU does," she said finally. "AU has a feel, an atmosphere."
Jacqueline is a freshman at AU this year from Butte, Mont. Her sister Laura, a junior education major, played a role in Jacqueline coming to AU. "Since Laura left two years ago, I realized how much I want to be near her, " explained Jacqueline.