Anderson University’s School of Education is pioneering a new early childhood education program. Last fall was the developmental stage for the program, during which courses were crafted and decisions were made on what the program would be like. Classes began for the new early childhood education program in spring 2012.
Anderson University is not only a popular place during the school year. More and more of our academic departments are bringing students — high school age to working professionals — onto campus for summer workshops and camps. This year, the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance celebrates its 10th year of hosting Orff Shulwerk workshops for music educators from across the country.
The first time Drew Brantley’s heart stopped, he was dead for at least four minutes.
It was during a basketball game at his high school in Kokomo, and he collapsed on the floor.
“I was a three-sport athlete in pretty good shape, physically,” said Brantley, now a 20-year-old sophomore at Anderson University. “If it could happen to me, it could happen to anybody.” [Photo: Anderson University sophomore Drew Brantley is framed in the Eternal Flame in front of AU's Decker Hall.]
It is common to hear about undergraduate students traveling abroad for educational purposes; however, Brett Edmond is not a typical student. A 27-year-old adult education student at Anderson University, Edmond recently traveled to China for a semester. Through spending time in a different culture, Edmond strengthened his second-language skills and learned some of the greatest lessons of his life.
Each year, Anderson University students embark on a trip to learn more about social issues in an urban environment. Lolly Bargerstock-Oyler, assistant professor of social work, takes a group of about 16 students into poverty-stricken areas of Chicago, where the students are exposed to different cultures.
Driving home from school, Anderson University student Haley Burger, a junior from Lafayette, Ind., began “jamming out” to the radio as part of her daily routine. In between songs, the radio host announced a chance to win tickets to the Carrie Underwood concert in Noblesville, Ind. Pushing it to the back of her mind, it was four days later when Burger remembered the sweepstakes and decided to enter.