At the Anderson University commencement ceremony on May 5, senior Mark Sipka will be the first AU student in more than two decades to graduate with a major in speech communication. In the past, the university had offered this major but had removed it due to lack of interest in the field. Only the speech minor remained.
Robert Heaton, a Master of Theological Studies Thesis Track student at the Anderson University School of Theology, has been chosen as the 2011-12 Jeeninga Fellow in Archaeology. Heaton’s proposal focuses on digging at Tel Hazor, Israel, in a program offered by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Hazor is one of the early cities mentioned in the Old Testament during the conquest of Canaan by Joshua.
“Who better to promote our movie than the kids it was made for?” Dan Merrell asked. Merrell is the president and CEO of Propeller, the marketing and communications agency of record for Blue Like Jazz the Movie. The film, based on Donald Miller’s New York Times best-selling book of the same name, opens nationwide on Friday, April 13.
The Anderson University Falls School of Business recently announced the receipt of a grant from the Indiana Campus Compact, which will be used to fund a Listening to Communities event on May 1, 2012. Dr. Rebecca Haskett, grant recipient and professor of management, will address service learning class projects and skills for employment at the event.
The Anderson University School of Music is partnering with the Adams Foundation and Central Christian Church to present internationally acclaimed American concert pianist Awadagin Pratt in a solo piano recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Central Christian Church, 923 Jackson Street, Anderson, Ind.
Joani Brandon, associate professor of music at Anderson University, has been the recipient of many awards. Most recently, she has added being named to the National History Committee of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association to her list of many accomplishments.
Anderson University senior Ryan Petter, a native of Springfield, Ill., was recently named a Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact based in Boston, Mass. Campus Compact’s member college and university presidents from across the country nominated 162 college student leaders for the 2012 class of Newman Civic Fellows. Through service, community-based research, and advocacy, the 2012 class of Newman Civic Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves and the root causes of some of the most pressing social issues.
Anyone walking through the Madison County Community Health Center (MCCHC) on Thursday, Jan. 19, could hear the upbeat Latin American music, the stomping of feet, and the shrills of laughter as eight MCCHC employees worked their way through Zumba and core-strengthening exercises. It was the first of a six-week workshop MCCHC and AU are putting on to promote employee wellness.
Dr. Matthew Kutz (BA '95) has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Kigali Health Institute in Rwanda during the 2012-2013 academic year, according to the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. He currently serves as Clinical Education Coordinator of Athletic Training at Bowling Green State University.