The Anderson University rugby club took first place in the Midwest Rugby Div. III Championship Tournament in Chicago on April 16, 2011. The club defeated Illinois State, Bemidji State, and Franciscan University to secure the championship. Four AU players were selected as Midwest All-Stars, including seniors Cody Rhynard and Christian Guffy, junior Joshua Soldner, and sophomore Amos Ngilla. The club now awaits word from USA Rugby regarding possible placement in the national tournament, the date of which has yet to be determined.
Amanda Gilliam, a social work major, approached her senior year like she has approached her entire time at Anderson University – by taking advantage of as many opportunities as possible. Gilliam is completing her senior practicum with Aspire Indiana’s Act team, and gaining valuable skills to use the rest of her life.
Anderson University recently announced that Dr. Michael Collette, vice president for marketing and strategic planning, will move to a full-time teaching position as a member of the faculty in the Falls School of Business at Anderson University at the conclusion of the 2010-11 academic year. At the completion of the academic year, Collette will conclude a distinguished career of 34 years in administrative leadership.
The University of Oxford, in England, is widely considered one of the best higher-education institutions in the world. More than 17,000 college hopefuls apply to this prestigious university each year, yet only 3,200 are admitted. Among the elite attending Oxford last spring was Anderson University student Melissa Reginelli.
Six Anderson University seniors were recognized during honors chapel/convocation on April 19, 2011, for achieving a 4.0 cumulative GPA during their years at AU. Renee Bader, Elizabeth Barrow, Ambrosia Davidson, Keith Sayer, Joanna Tilley, and Samantha Toeller received awards for their outstanding academic achievement. Gabe Miller and Ellen Thompson were also recognized with the Outstanding Senior Athlete Award for their academic and athletic achievement, campus involvement, and leadership.
The medical field is one profession that requires a sharp mind and skilled hands. What a doctor or nurse might experience while working in the United States is often completely different than in a third world country, where people have less access to quality healthcare and trained medical professionals.
What determines the true value of a rare coin, baseball card or postage stamp? Likely, it’s the degree of desperation by the buyer or seller.
For that matter, what’s the value of happiness? Again, how desperate is the provider or seeker?