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Gaining The Experience: AU senior serves as EMT intern

Photo of Kayla Medaris, AU senior and certified EMT

Kayla Medaris is a senior at Anderson University studying psychology. Before wrapping up her college career, Medaris decided to dive deeper into the medical world by becoming a certified EMT two summers ago. She now can add a position at Seal Ambulance to her resume.

The Christian Center: The Ministry A Mile Away

Students and friends gather at the Christian Center
 

Exactly one mile away from the campus of Anderson University, there rests a building and an organization that is changing the lives in the city of Anderson. The battered building resides downtown, easily missed while busy people drive through. Yet this forgotten structure is, for many, a place called home.

Anderson University Hosts VEX Robotics K-12 Competition

Students use remotes to control their hand-designed robots, while a professor emcees the action taking place.
 

Anderson, Ind. -- On Dec. 2, 2017, Anderson University’s School of Science and Engineering hosted hundreds of K-12 students and their coaches and families in the Kardatzke Wellness Center for the third annual Raven-VEX Robotics competition. Eighty AU faculty, staff, students, and close friends served as volunteer referees, emcees, and provided other assistance throughout the day.

AU Doctor of Business Administration Ranked One of the Best by College Choice

Badge that reads "2017 College Choice Ranking, Best Doctor of Business Administration Degrees Online"

Anderson, Ind. -- Anderson University has been ranked among the 20 Best Doctor of Business Administration Degrees for 2017. The ranking from College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, put AU at #11 for the Best Doctor of Business Administration Degrees. The full ranking is available on their website.

A step beyond tutoring: On the mission of Study Buddies to be salt and light

AU students play with children at the Study Buddies Program

Study Buddies is one of seven campus ministries at Anderson University, focusing primarily on tutoring and mentoring elementary school students. Study Buddies partners with South Meridian Church of God (South) and their Open Door tutoring program. Open Door is available to all children of the community in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Cultural Resource Center provides a home for all students

Pfalin Burton, member of the Multicultural Student Services

Mike Thigpen, director of the Cultural Resource Center (CRC), has been teaching lessons on fear, anger, and shame. “I feel so often in our society we have allowed the message to be carried by one group; it’s the offended group. It causes the majority to feel fear, anger, or shame,” said Thigpen. In his lessons, Thigpen describes these three actions as a triangle. Not only does the majority feel these actions, but so does the minority.

Anderson University presents “The Diviners” at Byrum Hall

Diviners Graphic, containing ticketing information. One hand reaches from the water to another hand in the air, but they are not touching.

Anderson, Ind. -- Anderson University’s fall play, “The Diviners,” will premiere on Dec. 7 in Byrum Hall.

Prayer Ministry sees changes with new leader

Students of Prayer Ministry sit on bleachers and smile for the camera
 

With every year and every new leader, Anderson University’s campus prayer ministry takes new form. This year Michaela McCurdy, sophomore biology major and Spanish complimentary major, is revamping the ministry as the student leader.

Unveiling the Vision: Behind the Scenes of VisionRevision

Student filming another student who is playing the guitar

Once a semester, chapel becomes a platform for art in action. Dancers jump and twirl, poets bring life to their verses, and artists sketch out their testimonies. Lights dim in the auditorium as musicians strum their guitars and sing out lyrics of praise. VisionRevision is not a typical chapel performance; it is an outlet for expression.

Anderson University presents annual “Candles and Carols” Christmas concert

Wide shot of Reardon Auditorium during Candles and Carols

Anderson, Ind. -- The Anderson University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will present the 53rd annual “Candles and Carols” Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Reardon Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.