Anderson University juniors Sara Peard and Michael Douglass recently received the 2008 Nicholson Student Servant Leadership Award for services on campus and in the community. The awards were made possible by a grant from the Moore Foundation and Barney II Foundation as well as matching funds directed to the university by Anderson University donors.
Reggie Dabbs will be the featured campus guest speaker for Impact Your World Week, Feb. 5-8, at Anderson University. The AU Campus Ministries office sponsors Impact Your World Week to offer students and the community an opportunity for worship and study with an off-campus speaker.
Impact Your World Week is conducted early in Semester II and focuses on Christ’s call to us to serve in the world. Key leaders from around the world are invited to campus each year to lead this special week.
Anderson University's Professional Development Services will offer "AIB Principles of Banking," a 10 week course of the American Institute of Banking, on Monday evenings beginning March 3 and ending May 5. This non-credit class will meet from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Anderson University Flagship Center, conveniently located at Exit 22 on I-69.
Anderson University will serve as a host site for College Goal Sunday, Sun., Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. in Reardon Auditorium. College Goal Sunday is a statewide charitable program that provides free information and assistance to Indiana families applying for college financial aid. College Goal Sunday will take place at 36 sites throughout the state of Indiana. FAFSA forms, required by educational institutions nationwide, must be received by the federal processor by March 10, 2008 for Indiana residents. Complete information can be accessed at www.CollegeGoalSunday.org.
2005 AU alumnus and national recording artist Jon McLaughlin sang the National Anthem for the Indianapolis Colts' game on December 30 against the Jaguars.
McLaughlin recently performed his song “Industry” during halftime of the Indianapolis Colts game Sunday. The Colts played the San Diego Chargers in the AFC Divisional playoffs at the RCA Dome.
In October 1917, in a home on East Fifth Street, the Church of God opened the door of the Anderson Bible Training School, enrolling 60 students. There were five faculty members, men and women, hailing from all over America.
Students volunteered over 27,000 hours during the 2006-2007 academic year, according to Stuart Erny, director of Campus Ministries. Erny has been working for the last three years to combine the volunteer hours of campus ministries, Tri-S, social clubs and athletics. This growing list is a testament to how students are willing to implement the university's service mission. This number is only a rough estimate and is likely to be higher due to clubs and organizations on campus that do not submit their hours.
Anderson University and the city of Anderson recently welcomed a visit from a delegation from Anderson Indiana's sister city of Yuhang District, Hangzhou, in China. The visit was in response to the mayor’s trade mission to the Chinese cities of Shanghai, Ningbo and Hangzhou in November 2006.
Echoes inevitably fade to silence, and Anderson University’s Echoes yearbook is no exception. The 2007 yearbook, now available to those who ordered one, will be the last edition because students say they prefer to keep in touch through Web sites like Facebook rather than remember their experiences with a yearbook.
“Students voted with their feet and pocket books on this one,” vice president of academic affairs Carl Caldwell said.
To support a safer, pedestrian-friendly roadway for students at Anderson University, the university will start a $2 million project on Fifth Street and College Avenue during the summer.
The major portion of the project will be to widen and add a median on Fifth Street, said Joe Royer, executive director of Facilities and Property Management for AU. The road will be similar to University Boulevard after the construction.
“That’s the general intent,” he said. “It won’t be exactly the same, but it will have the same feel as University Boulevard.”