College applications, scholarship information, financial aid forms, campus visits, and many other steps to entering college can be an overwhelming process to any parent or college-bound student. But for 18 incoming freshmen to Anderson University one extra step was made possible to them for the first time to outstanding academic students and leaders in their communities. New to AU this year is a program that will integrate students into campus life in a different way.
Ben Utecht, tight end for the Indianapolis Colts, recently spoke during chapel convocation on his testimony in life and on surrendering to God everyday “I am here today not as a football player but as a Christian,” said Utecht. Utecht brought a message that challenged chapel attendees to find the true meaning of surrender and how to look at our own experiences to see what God is trying to tell us individually.
“Surrendering is not a weakness or a passive act… but an active choice to run after God and to give everything to Him,” said Utecht.
A special event celebrating the U.S. Constitution will be conducted at Anderson University on Monday, September 18, at 7 p.m. in the lobby of Reardon Auditorium. The featured speaker during the event will be Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard. Judge Shepard’s address will be entitled, “Why America Needs Fair, Impartial and Accountable Courts.” The public is invited to attend this free event.
Anderson University, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and the Anderson University Emotional Intelligence “Think Tank” will sponsor the first Midwest forum on Emotional Intelligence (EQ) on Wednesday, October 4, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Entitled, “Emotional Intelligence and Personal Success,” the forum will focus on personal success in corporate and academic settings (click here to download conference brochure and registration form). The speaker will be Dr. Steven J.
Servanthood. It’s an important word on the Anderson University campus, often heard during a chapel convocation or read in one of many campus brochures. It’s part of a heritage that connects today’s thriving university with its Church of God foundation and vision for Christian unity. And it’s at the heart of AU’s mission to prepare students “for a life of faith and service in the church and society.”
Homecoming 2006 will be filled with the usual exciting activities, from RavenFest4 to the football game. But two special events are being planned this year for music lovers and for Dativus alumni. A second Celebration of Song is scheduled for Saturday morning at 10 in Park Place Church of God. And throughout the weekend, Dativus alumni will be celebrating the club’s 35th anniversary through service and fellowship.
At the entrance between Rice and Dunn Halls at Anderson University a move-in team was loading and unloading dorm items at lightning speed Thursday morning. As parents drove up to drop off their newly registered freshmen, a tornado of helpers all wearing dark green T-shirts immediately swarmed each car. Pulling everything from computers to pillows and sheets to skateboards, cars were unpacked in a matter of minutes. “This is fantastic,” said Dawn Huguenard who was moving her daughter Charissa into the dorms. “I can’t believe they did this so fast.
US News and World Reporthas again ranked Anderson University among the best universities in the Midwest offering master’s level degree programs. Institutions in this category offer a full range of both undergraduate and master’s level degree programs. The magazine’s 2007 guide to “America’s Best Colleges” marks the third consecutive year that Anderson University has been listed among the best in its class. To rank schools, US News first organizes colleges and universities by category, and then ranks them within each group.
Anderson University dedicated the first phase of York Seminary Village south of Decker Hall on Wednesday, August 16. The dedication was conducted at the site of Phase I, consisting of 4 buildings, located on the west side of Walnut Street, between 6th and 7th Streets, in Anderson. York Seminary Village is made possible through the generous support of Dr. James and Elizabeth York. The project will provide apartment units for students studying through the Anderson University School of Theology and their families (photo--l to r: President Edwards, Dr.
With more than 18 months of planning, developing, surveys, revision, and production, Anderson University announced the launch of a redesign to the public Web site (www.anderson.edu ) effective Aug. 14. Chris Williams, director of University Communications, and Julie Tuttle, webmaster, had the challenge of creating a site that not only had to mirror the times of today’s technology, but also to look four to five years into the future.