Recently, students from the Anderson University Falls School of Business met with prominent business professionals at the world’s largest student investment conference. Dr. Jill Merle, associate professor of finance, led a group of business students to the annual RISE Forum, hosted April 4-6 by the University of Dayton. Students and business professionals from all over the country joined to explore the latest advances in business.
Hannah Brown BA '10 was sure when she started her freshman year at Anderson University that she wanted to study athletic training. While she enjoyed classes for her major, she found herself enamored with her liberal arts curriculum—especially history classes.
“I fell in love with history and political science because of the professors,” said Brown. During her junior year, she declared a major in history and a minor in political science.
Last spring, the Anderson University Alumni Office presented seniors with informational sessions about the world waiting for them. Titled “Life After AU,” the four sessions were a new addition this year and discussed a variety of topics ranging from workplace attire to professional networking. AU alumni participated in the sessions and answered questions from current students.
Vanessa DeYoung wears her love of art and all things creative on her sleeve.
“I’ve always loved making art,” said DeYoung. Painting, mixed media, and pastels get her going. Her excitement for art drives her to share it. DeYoung, 32, is in her seventh year sparking young minds at Anderson Elementary School.
“There’s nothing as pure and beautiful and creative as watching a child create. I just love it,” said DeYoung. She also noted that, for some kids, art offers a way to shine. “It gives certain kids something to be proud of.”
The Career Development Center at Anderson University recently released the results of a placement report representing the Class of 2012. Findings from the survey indicate that 85 percent of respondents reported being employed full-time or part-time in a field related to their majors. Ten percent of 2012 AU graduates reported they were continuing their studies. The overall placement rate (employment plus graduate school) for the Class of 2012 was 95 percent with 70 percent remaining in Indiana.
Difficult. Intense. Rewarding. These are a few of the words used by students to describe the nursing program at Anderson University. This summer, Anderson University junior nursing major Emily Readle is experiencing the rewards of her hard work through an internship at Mayo Clinic, one of the top hospitals in the nation. As a referral institution, Mayo Clinic introduces students to innovative research and the latest nursing techniques.
“Returning students need to be prepared to reunite with their friends and welcome in the new class as we begin a new tradition of AU welcome weekend,” said Abby Knowles, assistant dean of students and director of student success.
Anderson University is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review. AU is one of 155 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature, "2014 Best Colleges: Region by Region," posted August 5 on PrincetonReview.com.