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Increased student retention boosts projected enrollment at Anderson University

Tue, 2011-02-08 08:05 -- univcomm
February 8, 2011

A stronger than expected freshman retention rate at Anderson University has given a boost to budgeted enrollment numbers. Semester-to-semester retention for first-time freshmen enrolled full-time at the university increased from 87.1% last year to 93% in the current academic year. The university experienced the attrition of 33 first-time, full-time freshmen this year, compared to 70 last year. Retention of upper-division students also increased slightly from 94.5% last year to 94.7% in the current year.

AU student explores drama therapy at national conference

Mon, 2011-02-07 08:00 -- univcomm
February 7, 2011

Four years ago, Anderson University senior theatre arts major Dori Elliott became interested in drama therapy. A creative art therapy, it uses dramatic and improvisational techniques to explore a person’s experiences and problems to develop solutions. Drama therapists typically are theatre artists who obtain extra training in psychology to apply theatre in a therapeutic manner.

AU student advanced to semi-final round at regional theatre festival

Sun, 2011-01-30 08:00 -- univcomm
January 30, 2011

During the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) for Region III at Michigan State University, Anderson University student Kylie Swanson advanced to the semi-final round in the Irene Ryan Scholarship Auditions along with her scene partner, Sarah White. Swanson is a junior double majoring in music and biblical studies.

Intramurals offer activity, socializing

Tue, 2011-01-25 08:05 -- univcomm
January 25, 2011

It might not always be high-stakes competition, but the spirit of athletics is alive and well within Anderson University’s intramural sports program.

Intramurals, which give the school’s students an opportunity to play in organized athletics without committing to one of their intercollegiate teams, have become a major part of campus life at AU, something Director of Intramural Athletics Trent Palmer has been proud to oversee.

AU welcomes Dan Kimball for Impact Your World Week

Mon, 2011-01-24 10:59 -- univcomm
January 24, 2011

Dan Kimball will be the featured speaker for Impact Your World Week, Jan. 25-27, at Anderson University. The AU Campus Ministries office sponsors Impact Your World Week to offer students and the community an opportunity for worship and study with an off-campus speaker. The series is conducted each spring and focuses on Christ’s call to serve in the world.

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