At Anderson University in central Indiana, the Department of Communication Arts has been preparing students, especially in the audio/video/cinema production area, for careers with a combination of classroom hours, studio work and on-the-job experience. AU students have gone on to graduate schools such as New York University, Regent University and the University of Florida, while others have continued on to careers with the Lilly Children’s Theatre and Disney Studios.
For more than a decade, the process of going to school has been about the same. You sign up and register for classes, sit in a classroom, listen to a teacher talk for a while and do homework. But what if you had the opportunity to do all of that in another country?
Anderson University junior Joanna Tilley recently received the 2010 Nicholson Student Servant Leadership Award for service on campus and in the community. The award was made possible by funds directed to the university by Anderson University donors.
The sound of her shoes echo down the long hallway – each authoritative step signaling her arrival. They slow as she approaches her destination: her classroom. Crossing the room, she pulls open the curtains from the windows, awakening it to the morning light. Soon her much-anticipated students will be arriving, ready to start a new day of learning. Like many American teachers, she sits down at her desk to run through her first lesson one last time. However, there is one difference: her classroom is nearly 5,000 miles from home.
Three Anderson University professors and twelve students spent part of the school’s winter break exploring and learning more about the business world. However, these students didn’t learn about business from a classroom on campus. Sponsored by the Falls School of Business, the group traveled to Paris, France and Bern, Switzerland to explore their business education in a nontraditional setting. Included on the trip was a four hour-long tour of the Nestle Development Plant in Konolfingen, Switzerland.
"I was always mathematically inclined, so that sort of threw me into science," said Dr. John Millis, reflecting on his years in high school and how he became interested in physics. It was during a discussion with an instructor his senior year of high school that Millis decided to pursue a career in the field. He earned his bachelor of science in physics, with mathematics minor from Purdue University and remained there for the completion of his doctorate in philosophy.
PBS Home Video recently announced that it will begin selling the new Robert F. Kennedy documentary, A Ripple of Hope. Produced by Covenant Productions® at Anderson University, the award-winning film narrates the events of that tragic day in 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated and Robert F. Kennedy’s poignant response and act of personal courage saved a city.