Anderson, Indiana

August Welcome Weekend a time for reconnecting with activities, worship

Thu, 2014-04-24 08:59 -- univcomm
April 24, 2014

As Anderson University students pack-up for the end of the semester, the Department of Student Life wants to make certain they are looking ahead to the activities being planned during Welcome Weekend. From August 22 to 24, Welcome Weekend will incorporate activities scheduled for orientation and includes a special night of worship with the group, All Sons and Daughters.

"Make sure you plan to be back on campus in time to be a part of the weekend's activities, connect with your friends and welcome our incoming raven class,” said Abby Knowles, assistant dean of students. [Photo: All Sons and Daughters]

In its second year, Welcome Weekend is an opportunity for current AU students to kick-off the semester with yearly traditions that take place for new student orientation.

On Friday night, students will experience an annual tradition of the Meijer Extravaganza packed with deals and prizes. On Saturday, students can look forward to reconnecting with friends and meeting new students at the annual outdoor movie night with concessions on the lawn.

Welcome Weekend concludes on Sunday with a concert with All Sons and Daughters. Pricing and ticket information to be announced.

"We are excited to announce that we'll be bringing All Sons and Daughters to campus the final night of Welcome Weekend 2014,” said Knowles. “This is a band that loves to worship and has been traveling the country creating spaces for believers to experience freedom in the presence of the Lord. I am just so excited for them to come to AU and help us kick of the 2014-2015 school year"

Music lovers worldwide are captivated, swept up in the surging wave of modern folk as heard in the likes of Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers, Neon Trees, The Civil Wars and others. Organic, acoustic and packed with live energy and freedom, it's the unpolished imperfection and open invitation to sing along that has catapulted these artists into the spotlight and up the charts.

Unpolished. Imperfect. Freedom.

For All Sons & Daughters' Leslie Jordan and David Leonard, these qualities are even more keenly experienced in music that connects broken people with their God. Worship leaders at Journey Church in Franklin, Tenn., their critically acclaimed EPs, Brokenness Aside, Reason To Sing and The Longing, along with their first full length feature album, Season One, bear witness to the power of worship by the people, for the people and of the people. In the truest sense, the mesmerizing, soul-baring lyrics and acoustic styling of this unlikely duo are beginning to make an impact...inside and outside the church.

Anderson University is a private Christian university 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, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.