Erica Clampitt's first job out of college will be on an island of the Caribbean coast of Honduras. A recent graduate from Anderson University, Clampitt will write for World Gospel Mission. She is excited to do mission work while using the skills she learned as a Mass Communications - Public Relations major.
Anderson University recently gave John A. Morrison Awards to Dr. Merle Strege and Jennifer Steiner for their commitment and diligent service to AU.
As Carl and Carolyn Caldwell prepare for a move to the other side of the world, they plan to take with them an English Book of Common Prayer, a Bible and hair care tips.
The couple is retiring from Anderson University; he as vice president of academic affairs and dean of the college, she as an accounting professor with the Falls School of Business.
Wearing the traditional black caps and gowns, the 2009 class of Anderson University graduates lined up on the school’s campus Saturday, eager to receive their diplomas, but somewhat anxious about their job prospects amid a shaky economy.
“I’m looking, but ...,” said 37-year-old Dawn Vetor, of Madison County, her voice trailing off. “I have some prospects, but nothing fluid.”
A typical Anderson University student sees May as graduation month and a time to start their career. Some may travel with Tri-S, others move back home or to a new city, still be job hunting, or pursue a graduate degree.
Hannah Adams, a senior at Anderson University majoring in Bible and Religion, from Nineveh, Ind. was recently selected as the 2009 recipient of the Rev. Billie Roy and Pearl Toon Smith Endowed Christian Education Scholarship Award. The $5,600 scholarship was recently presented to Adams by the Religious Studies Department during a special luncheon on the Olt Student Center.
Anderson University will honor four distinguished persons with honorary degrees during commencement exercises, Saturday, May 9. The 3 p.m. program will be held in the Ward Fieldhouse of the Kardatzke Wellness Center. Speaking during Anderson University’s baccalaureate service will be Rev. Dr. Kerry Robinson, senior pastor of East Side Church of God in Anderson, Ind., and member of the Anderson University Board of Trustees. Baccalaureate will take place earlier that day in Reardon Auditorium at 10 a.m. All events are free and open to the public.
On Wednesday, AU School of Nursing students had some hands-on simulation experiences that broke the mold of a stereotypical classroom setting. Through an up-close tour of a Dove Flight helicopter and the "disaster lab," students had the opportunity to learn first-hand what experiences may await them in the field.
After applying for The Joseph J. Malone Fellowship with the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations (NCUSAR) in February, Dr. Joel Shrock, associate history professor, was notified that his application was chosen among nine others to leave March 10 to Oman.
"We don't study our art in isolation," said Ronn Johnstone, assistant professor of communication at AU, "but as a dynamic component to the community we are a part of." AU recently finalized plans for Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project, an entirely student-run, professional theatre company that enable students to produce live theatre in local venues.