The Anderson University Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) organization recently received $1,000 to help fund education programs from the 2006 Jr. Community Quarterback Grant program, the Indianapolis Colts and the National Football League Charities (NFLC). Helping to fulfill the grant’s purpose of giving back to the community, the funding will allow SIFE’s educational programs at Anderson University to continue to make a positive impact.
Anderson University is among several higher education institutions in Indiana to partner with appliance and consumer electronics retailer, hhgregg as it recently announced its sole corporate sponsorship of a 9/11-related scholarship program benefiting the children of Indiana’s police officers, firefighters and EMTs.
Dr. Jeffrey Wright, dean of the College of the Arts and chair of the School of Music at Anderson University, received the “Administrator of the Year” from the Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA) during the organization’s most recent conference in Indianapolis.
Christa (Rogers) Wells BA '95 wrote the song "Held" as a gift to three of her close friends. The song touched more than her circle of friends, however, it led Wells to recognition at the 37th Annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards ceremony last spring.
Anderson University will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by connecting with a city-wide celebration on Monday, January 15, and conducting a special celebration during the university’s weekly chapel-convocation in Reardon Auditorium on Tuesday, January 16. The Anderson city-wide celebration will take place on Monday, January 15, at the Paramount Theatre at 12 noon and feature Anita J. Harden, president of Community Hospital East. Harden will relay her experiences breaking through glass ceilings in a competitive career market.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels made his first visit to the Flagship Enterprise Center recently to meet AU leadership and the 25th anniversary class of the Leadership Academy of Madison County. Daniels pointed out how enormously important programs like the Leadership Academy of Madison County are to communities and feels strongly that this program is one of best assets available in the area.
It’s not just a CD. It’s is a light in the darkness. A way for family and friends to hear his voice. An opportunity for aspiring musicians in Anderson to pursue music. On April 20, Zachary Joseph Daniel Novak, 25, Anderson, was one of five Indiana University School of Music students killed in a plane crash just outside of Bloomington, and to honor his legacy, his family and friends have produced “Reflections of Zachary Novak.” [Editor's note: Along with Novak, Garth A. Eppley, 25, a 2003 AU graduate from Wabash was among those lost in the crash.
Anderson University’s Falls School of Business recently appeared in the Indianapolis Business Journal as one of Indiana’s top five graduate business programs ranked by enrollment. The Falls School of Business is one of Anderson University’s largest academic departments offering eight undergraduate majors as well as MBA and DBA programs.
Nancy Taylor, president of United Way of Madison County, remembers asking Anderson University President James Edwards to speak to her volunteers when the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001, happened. That infamous day was the day United Way of Madison County had planned on kicking off its campaign.
“We called clergy from the area,” she said. “They just said the right thing at the right time.”
Edwards spoke to the volunteers about pulling the community together in that dire time of need, Taylor said.