Anderson University is celebrating Heritage Week, an annual campus-wide event focusing on culture and heritage. The event, sponsored by the Cultural Resource Center in partnership with other departments and organizations on campus, began Monday and will continue through Saturday, Feb. 26.
The theme for this year's celebration is "Where have I come from? What will I leave behind?"
"These are the questions we are encouraging our students to ask this week as we enter into the many activities planned for Heritage Week," said Cindy Sprunger, director of international student services.
[Photo: New Image Gospel Choir]
Global cuisine will be served in the Marketplace during both lunch and dinner hours Monday through Friday. In addition, activities and special events have been scheduled throughout the week. Following is a schedule of activities:
Tuesday, Feb. 22
- 10 a.m. — Heritage Chapel: The Rev. Jim Lyon, pastor of Madison Park Church of God, and Stuart Erny, director of campus ministries, will share on the subjects of "Where have I come from?" and "What will I leave behind?" New Image Gospel Choir and Covenant Army will lead worship.
- 7 - 8:30 p.m. — Celebration of Dance (Reardon Lobby): Experience a variety of cultural dance styles. Instructors will share about the history and origins of dance styles, give a demonstration, and then teach the audience simple moves so they may join in a group routine. Dances will include line dancing, hip hop, reggaeton, and swing.
Wednesday, Feb. 23
- 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. — Your Roots are Showing (Mocha Joe's): The genealogist at Anderson Public Library will be available in Mocha Joe's for anyone who would like help in tracing their ancestry. A large world map will be on display for students, faculty, and staff to mark where they are from.
Thursday, Feb. 24
- 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. — Market Fair (Bottom of Decker): The Market Fair showcases ethnic and regional art, jewelry, music, and commerce styles.
Friday, Feb. 25
- 7 p.m. — Image Fest Concert (Reardon Lobby): Image Fest is a celebration of diverse styles of music, sponsored by the New Image Gospel Choir. The mission of the choir is to knock down the barriers of race and bring about unity through worship.
Saturday, Feb. 26
- 6 p.m. — Heritage Dinner and Business Casual Comedy Show (Reardon Lobby): Enjoy an evening of ethnic cuisine and great laughs! The menu will be representative of the heritage of our entertainers, Slovakian and British. The cost for students with meal plans will be 1 meal plus $2. The cost for others who attend will be $7. If you wish to attend the show only (no meal), the cost will be $2. Tickets are available for purchase in the CAB office on campus.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 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.