Anderson, Indiana

AU School of Adult Learning launches new website

Thu, 2010-09-09 08:00 -- univcomm
September 9, 2010

The School of Adult Learning (SOAL) at Anderson University unveiled a new dynamic website Wednesday, Sept. 8. The new site, www.anderson.edu/soal, offers the first design unique to SOAL students who want to learn more about their options as adult education students and to quickly find information in one place.

soal-screen"The new website provides a fresh look for the School of Adult Learning," said Dean of the School of Adult Learning, Aleza Beverly. "It is my hope that the pictures, the testimonials, and the conversational tone will convey the message that Anderson University's School of Adult Learning is a great place to finish a degree or take credit or non-credit classes to enhance personal and professional skills."

In addition to reorganizing information from the former SOAL website, the new site also adds new pages including a SOAL specific news area; non-credit programs information; information for current and prospective students; and details about the admissions process from applying, financial aid, advising and life on campus as an adult ed student.

"This new website for the School of Adult Learning is a major leap forward for this important area of the university as they continue to address the needs of their audience," said Chris Williams, director of University Communications.

"Many of the features on this upgraded site have been tailored to speak to the interests of the adult learner and we are pleased to have partnered with the School of Adult Learning as they work to accomplish their objectives with this new online presence. Particular appreciation needs to be directed to Stefanie Leiter and Randy Dillinger in University Communications as well as Aleza Beverly, Jeff Hency and Kerrie Aborn in the School of Adult Learning," added Williams.

The redesigned website was developed in conjunction with Brainstorm, an Indianapolis firm, which has served as a partner with the university since 1998. The new site can be accessed at www.anderson.edu/soal.

"Our new website will make it easier for prospective students, as well as current students, to quickly access the information they are seeking," said Aborn. "We will use this medium to tell the stories of our adult students as they pursue their degrees and dreams here at Anderson University."

Beverly encourages visitors to also find the School of Adult Learning on Facebook and Twitter.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the seventh consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.