Anderson University will open the 2006 North American Convention of the Church of God with a special concert on Friday, June 23, at 7 p.m. in the Ward Fieldhouse of the Kardatzke Wellness Center on the northeast corner of the university campus. Entitled, "Sanctuary," the opening event will premiere a new work under the same name created by PraiseGathering Music and will celebrate the heritage of the Church of God. AU president, Dr. James L. Edwards, will host the event.
The Anderson University School of Nursing recently welcomed 13 scholars from the Philippines who will be living in the United States for the next 4 years and six months earning their MSN-MBA degrees while working for Community Health Network---specifically at the Community Hospital North location. The visiting scholars come to Anderson University through a program sponsored by Global Scholarship Alliance (GSA) that provides work/study scholarship programs which combine scholarships at American universities with multi-year work appointments in US hospitals.
Anderson University’s Orangehaus Records was recently featured on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick Orangehaus was highlighted during the segment entitled, “Made in Indiana.” Gerry Dick is president of Grow Indiana Media Ventures. Grow Indiana Media Ventures’ properties include Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick, Indiana’s most watched local business television program. Recognized across the state as an Indiana business leader, Gerry Dick also appears weekly on WTHR Channel 13 (NBC, Indianapolis) as an Eyewitness News business analyst.
They marched in pairs, their black robes swirling in the spring breeze (view the webcast of the commencement address or read the transcript.) The approximately 570 soon-to-be graduates talked about sports scores near home and new driver’s licenses for places far away as they wound over the familiar brick-lined sidewalks and past the peaceful gray-stone buildings for the last time as students.
Anderson University will honor four persons with honorary degrees during commencement exercises, Saturday, May 6. The 3 p.m. program will be held in the Ward Fieldhouse of the Kardatzke Wellness Center. Speaking during the commencement ceremony will be John Pistole, deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Anderson University’s baccalaureate service will take place earlier that day in Reardon Auditorium at 10 a.m. Speaking during Anderson University’s baccalaureate service will be Rev. Dale Fontenot, senior pastor of New Life Church of God in Palmetto, La.
Anderson University’s School of Nursing recently announced the charter induction ceremony of the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing honor society. The ceremony and luncheon will take place in the lobby of Reardon Auditorium on Friday, May 5, at 12 noon. Marlene Poe-Greskamp, AU associate professor of Nursing and president of the AU chapter, Upsilon Gamma, will be the featured speaker.
Lawrence Brownlee, a graduate of Anderson University has won a 30-thousand-dollar award for singing. Brownlee makes his Metropolitan Opera debut next year. He's the winner of this year's Richard Tucker Award, named in honor of the great American tenor. Brownlee received a bachelor of arts degree from Anderson University and a master of music degree from Indiana University. He began singing professionally more than four years ago and has sung at La Scala; the Vienna State Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; and the Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain.
The Anderson Media Group, a student company housed in the Falls School of Business, is preparing to reach its largest audience yet. April 26 will mark the release of the first issue of Falls Report, a business magazine for the greater Anderson community. The 32-page magazine focuses on growing business and commerce in the greater Madison County area. The first issue of the Falls Report will be distributed through The Herald Bulletin and by direct mail to Madison County Chamber of Commerce companies.
Two recent Anderson University graduates were among five killed in a plane crash just outside of Bloomington late Thursday night. The plane wasn’t discovered until about 4 a.m. Friday. The cause of the accident is unknown. Zachary J. Novak, 25, a 1999 Highland and a 2004 AU graduate; and Garth A. Eppley, 25, a 2003 AU graduate from Wabash, both died in the crash. The Indiana University Schools of Music graduate students were returning from a rehearsal for a community concert in West Lafayette when the plane disappeared from radar about 11:40 p.m.
Two students were recently honored for achieving a 4.0 cumulative GPA during their years at Anderson University. Laura Steiner and Loretta Black both graduated through the elementary education department. Steiner, from Maumee, Ohio, plans to move to Colorado Springs after graduation to look for employment. Black, a native of Daytona Beach, Florida, was unable to attend the chapel since her graduation in December. AU also announced the 2005-2006 Male and Female Senior Athletes of the Year at chapel.