AU degree worth waiting 27 years for

Mon, 2007-05-07 09:59 -- univcomm
May 7, 2007

For Anderson resident Temple Miller—a newly minted Anderson University graduate—it was worth waiting 27 years to get her bachelor’s degree. Miller, 48, and hundreds of other Anderson University students received their diplomas during a two-hour ceremony Saturday inside the Ward Fieldhouse at the Kardatzke Wellness Center. While most of the 20-somethings getting their sheepskins have yet to fully begin their lives, it was life changes that postponed Miller earning her bachelor’s degree in English.

York family supports recital hall

Sat, 2007-05-05 08:17 -- univcomm
May 5, 2007

Anderson University recently announced that longtime benefactors Dr. James and Dr. Elizabeth York will resource the construction of a new recital hall at Anderson University. Preliminary plans call for the construction of a recital hall at a cost of approximately $2 million that accommodates between 150-200 patrons with excellent acoustics and a raised platform. The scope and location of the facility as well as the timeline for construction are to be determined.

AU seniors win $15,000 entrepreneur award

Wed, 2007-05-02 14:02 -- univcomm
May 2, 2007

Anderson University seniors Colin Wiens and Drew Runion recently won a $15,000 award during the 2007 INvision AU Entrepreneur Award Competition. With the award, the students intend to invest in their winning business proposal called adpur. The goal of adpur is to become the premier provider of data collection, analysis and presentation for the teen market in the United States. In the first two years of operation, adpur will market primarily to enrollment management departments at Christian universities.

Senior send-off a new tradition

Mon, 2007-04-30 08:45 -- univcomm
April 30, 2007

[Editor’s Note: The following is a column written by Maggie Platt, a graduating senior from Carmel, Indiana. Platt served as a student blogger for Anderson University during the 2006-07 academic year].

I could not have asked for a better last weekend of my college experience! A bunch of us seniors have been taking advantage of every moment to play frisbee in the Valley, have one last dinner at Perkins, compete in some intense euchre match-ups, and watch movies (mainly chick flicks!) late into the night.

Good receives $5,000 Stevenson Award

Fri, 2007-04-27 15:13 -- univcomm
April 27, 2007

Graduating senior Janelle Good recently received the Stevenson Outstanding Student Award for her work as a biology student. As an outstanding student, Good was selected for the $5,000 award by Dr. Blake Janutolo, dean of the College of Science and Humanities, and the biology faculty. The Stevenson Award is made possible through a gift by Dr. Jerry and Patricia Stevenson.

Neighbors reaches out to area residents

Tue, 2007-04-24 14:45 -- univcomm
April 24, 2007

Ethel Willard is 74, retired and admits she could use some help from time to time. So when a group of Anderson University students knocked on her door approximately three years ago, she was overjoyed.

“They’ve helped me in many ways,” said Willard. “I had difficulty getting my gutters cleaned, and they did that. When I had eye surgery, they just came by to check on me. I think they are just wonderful.”

AU purchases High Def camera for Communication program

Thu, 2007-04-19 10:34 -- univcomm
April 19, 2007

Anderson University has purchased a Sony Cine Alta XDCAM High Definition Camera, the PDW-350, and supporting equipment for students majoring in Mass Communication and for Covenant Productions® in its ongoing activities. Anderson University students will use the camera in the Advanced Video Production class to produce documentaries for Across Indiana aired on WFYI, channel 20 in Indianapolis, and Anderson University’s Covenant Productions® will use the camera on most field productions.

Graduating seniors earn 4.0 academic honors

Wed, 2007-04-18 13:50 -- univcomm
April 18, 2007

Two outstanding senior students were honored during chapel-convocation recently for academic excellence by graduating with perfct a 4.0 grade point average. Janelle Good, from Goshen, Ind., majored in Biology, while Katherine Hinkley, from Daytona, Fla., majored in Business Management and Psychology with a Spanish minor [photo (l-r): President Edwards, Katherine Hinkley, Janelle Good, Dr. Carl Caldwell].