The webcast will feature the entire commencement program, including an address to graduates from Grammy and Dove Award-winning Christian recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman. Chapman will receive an honorary doctorate from the university, along with the Rev. Charles Myricks, chief operating development officer for the National Association of the Church of God, and Dr. Beverley Pitts, president of the University of Indianapolis.
The webcast will be streamed on the Anderson University website during the event. To access the webcast, visit: www.anderson.edu/commencement/webcast/. Viewers may also join Facebook and Twitter discussions with other members of the AU community during the event. A link to those discussions will be provided on the webcast page.
"We are excited to offer a live webcast of commencement to our alumni and friends through the Anderson University website," said Chris Williams, director of university communications and community relations. "Over the last two years, we have experimented with webcasting during Homecoming, and we feel we are at a point where we can expand this service to another important moment in the academic calendar. Our hope is to continue offering this service in the coming years."
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.