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.
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.
Janna Oechsle is an Anderson University senior elementary and special education major who traveled to Alaska with Tri-S this past May. Oechsle always wanted to go on a Tri-S trip and had passion for teaching. “I found out that the Alaska trip was specifically for education majors, which sparked my interest,” said Oechsle.
Updated at 2:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011:
Anderson University classes will resume Friday, Feb. 4, 2011
Anderson University classes will resume Friday, Feb. 4, 2011.
Updated at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011:
Anderson University classes closed and offices open on Thursday, Feb. 3, 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.
The Anderson University Ravens men’s basketball team needed a win Wednesday night and a little help from Transylvania to claim first place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. They got both.
AU trounced Defiance College 85-56, and Transylvania defeated Hanover College 77-67 to vault the Ravens into first.
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.
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.