Anderson, Indiana

AU homecoming offers chance to link with campus

Tue, 2011-10-18 13:00 -- univcomm
October 18, 2011

When the Indianapolis Colts come to training camp each year at Anderson University, Joe Royer is there. As director of Anderson University’s physical plant, Royer helps make sure the Colts have the proper accommodations and then he moves quickly to make room for students coming back to classes.

homecoming-courtThe same dedication to the university was true of Michael Collette, who had been on the college’s executive team since 1986 and responsible for such assignments as marketing the university and increasing scholarship assistance. Both are among five people receiving alumni awards this week during AU homecoming ceremonies.

[Photo: Anderson University homecoming queen Carly Marler stands next to homecoming king Jake Schwab during the announcement of the homecoming court.]

The connection between Anderson University and the Anderson community is sometimes missed in the day-to-day lives of local residents. This week of homecoming at AU offers a chance for residents to re-connect with the campus.

Friday’s Campus Illumination offers beautiful luminaries at dusk.

Students and alumni mingle at the Street Fair, which helps raise money for campus organizations and runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Accompanying the Street Fair is RavenFest which has activities for children.

There’s a variety of sports on Saturday, including the football game against Defiance at 1:30 p.m., a volleyball match against Hanover at 12:30 p.m., and a rugby match at 1 p.m.

At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, a choral concert will cap the weekend at Park Place Church of God.

Homecoming activities give us all a chance to better understand the roles that Anderson University plays in defining our community, whether it’s finding scholarships for students or making the campus ready for the Colts.

Connect with Anderson University this weekend and maybe you’ll feel like you’re coming home when you step onto campus.

— Published by The Herald Bulletin. Reposted with permission.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. 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.