Tyler Williamson dreamed of conducting research in gamma-ray observation. The VERITAS collaboration gave him an opportunity to do just that. VERITAS, the Very Energetic Radiation Telescope Array System, is a project located near Tucson, Ariz., that detects gamma-ray signatures in the atmosphere. Williamson, a junior majoring in physics and mathematics, was invited to work on VERITAS.
While most Anderson University students will be spending their winter break enjoying time off from hectic schedules, junior communication arts major Tyler Dague will be pursuing his passion for theater journalism. Recently, Dague was accepted to attend the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). [Editor's note: Due to winter weather conditions, Dague was unable to make the trip to KCACTF.]
Updated on January 6, 2014, at 6:15 p.m.:
Due to the accumulation of snow and dangerous temperatures below zero, the university will be closed Tuesday, January 7. This means that ALL on and off-campus functions, services, programs and activities are canceled. The campus is considered closed to all persons except those assisting in emergency operations.
Last summer, senior and global studies major Emi Tucker found herself backpacking across New Zealand and Australia. She was able to explore diverse cultures and see all that the world has to offer. Not only was it an insightful five weeks, but she learned to pack lightly and to live off the essentials. Beyond that, she was able to experience the beauty of God’s creation.
The news was announced Tuesday afternoon by team owner Jim Irsay on his Twitter account. Irsay also took the time to praise the city and its residents.
"The people in Anderson are so friendly and welcoming each summer," Irsay tweeted. "True blue Colts fans. Great city in the heartland!!!"
School food is not known as being a first choice for a meal by most students, but that was before Anderson University brought a Chick-fil-A to campus.
“A lot of my friends like to eat here twice a day,” said Abigail Robertson, 19, an Anderson University student studying elementary education.
Chartwells Dining Service has partnered with the national chain to create a licensed location called a Chick-fil-A Express in the Raven Haven.
Anderson University administrative offices will be closed to observe the Christmas holiday beginning Friday, December 20, at 5 p.m. and will re-open on Monday, Dec. 30, at 8 a.m. The university will be closed January 1 for New Year's Day and will reopen Thursday, January 2. Campus security officers will maintain normal hours during the extended holiday.
Anderson University's campus will host the annual Lil' Sibs Weekend on Friday, Feb. 7 - Sunday, Feb, 9, 2014.
"Lil' Sibs Weekend is jam-packed with exciting and entertaining things to do for everyone," said Trent Palmer, director of student activities. "From late-night skating to breakfast and cartoons in the dorm lobbies, you will not want to miss any of the fun on the AU campus for Lil' Sibs Weekend!"