The economy is hitting college students hard, too—financial aid programs under increased and intense demand, part-time jobs harder to come by, and family financial contributions drained by unemployment and dwindling value of assets such as homes. That’s why Anderson University students will join with some 250 students representing 20 of Indiana’s independent colleges and universities on Tuesday, February 24, at 12:30 p.m., to make personal calls on their hometown legislators.
Honesty goes into hiding in “La Finta Giardiniera,” an early Mozart comic Italian opera that is nicknamed “Love in Disguise” for Anderson University audiences.
But when the truth is told, this production directed by Laurel Goetzinger with musical conductor Fritz Robertson is a breezy evening of subtle humor, creative simplicity and a touch of madness.
Megan Biddle, originally from Hope, Ind., is married, has 2 children, and is currently in her final semester at the School of Adult Learning receiving her bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership.
Five Anderson University students recently participated with four other schools in the third annual I-69 Collegiate Innovation Challenge sponsored by the Grant County Economic Growth Council. Other participants included Ball State University, Huntington University, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Taylor University. The purpose of the competition is to encourage entrepreneurship along the I-69 corridor, foster collaborative market solutions through team building, promote cross-pollination, and generate creative ideas.
The Anderson University football field was taken over by the school’s Ultimate team Sunday as the team sneaked in its first warm weather practice in months.
AU junior Chad Schubert said the team of roughly 25 members practiced in a foot of snow last week, attempting to prepare for a tournament in Cincinnati.[Photo on left: Anderson University sophomores Ryan Deeter and Amy Johnson.]
Anderson University juniors Stephanie Brown and Chad Schubert recently received the 2009 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.
Students in the 3-D design class recently put their conceptual studies into messy, real-life practice. Their goal? Construct a vessel that would safely transport a free-falling egg from over 30 feet to the bottom of the two-story stairwell in Decker Hall. The catch? The vessel was to be made entirely of paper without glue, staples, tape or fasteners of any kind.
—David Hynds is the Web Content Specialist for Anderson University.