AU Presents Department of Communication and Design Arts Faculty Exhibit

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 09:17

Painting by Tai Lipan

Anderson University presents an exhibition of current professional work by the faculty of Anderson University’s Department of Communication and Design Arts. The exhibit will be held in the Jessie C. Wilson Gallery of the Krannert Fine Arts Center from Sept. 8 through Oct.

Former Attorney General to speak at Anderson University for Constitution Day

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:19

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr., former attorney general for the United States, will be speaking at Anderson University on Sept. 19 for the observation of Constitution Day. Holder will first meet with Anderson University students majoring in national security studies, then provide an address at an open forum at 2 p.m. in York Performance Hall. A media session will follow at 2:45 p.m.

AU Hosts Writer Scott Russell Sanders for Truth, Faith, and Service Speaker Series

Scott Russell Sanders to speak at AU

Writer and conservationist Scott Russell Sanders will be speaking in Nicholson Library on Anderson University’s campus on Friday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. as part of the Truth, Faith, and Service speaker series. The event is free and open to the public.

High school programs help students get a head start on college

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:23

Students examine sound waves using fire with the guidance of Dr. Chad Wallace.

High school students can start earning college credits before they graduate with Anderson University’s Launch and Early STEM programs. Anderson University offers many classes to high school juniors and seniors ready to earn dual credits. Classes are discounted, and students can request a transcript at the end of the semester to use as needed.

AU professor among Teachers of the Year

Dr. Diana Jones high fives students during a Homeschool physical education class.

Dr. Diana Jones, professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology at Anderson University, was among the Indiana state educators named 2017 Teacher of the Year by the Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Educators (AHPERD).

Women’s Swimming and Men’s Basketball teams recognized as national scholars

Swimming team with coach Conner Snare.

Student-athletes at Anderson University are held to rigorous standards, impressing their coaches and professors both on the court and in the classroom. This summer, two AU teams earned national recognition for their academic success.

Armenian Ancestry and the importance of welcoming the stranger

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 17:13

Members of the Aved family.

The story of the Fair family’s connection to Anderson University begins in Turkey with an early-twentieth-century tragedy – the Armenian Genocide.

Beginning in 1915, the Ottoman Empire systematically murdered around 1.5 million Armenians. Able-bodied men were forced into labor, while women and the disabled were forced into death marches. Those who were able to survive the genocide sought refuge elsewhere.

Anderson University Introduces New Programs for Fall 2017

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 15:22

Students with laptops sitting in a classroom.

Beginning in Fall 2017, Anderson University will introduce new programs, as well as significant updates to existing programs. The new programs include majors in engineering physics, worship arts, and a B.S. in computer science and minors in social work and sport and recreational leadership.

The new programs are being offered following a review of internal programs and capacity, as well as a scan of the marketplace and job opportunities for students.

New clubs provide more social opportunities

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 14:47

Compose members pictured in a black and white photo.

When groups of like-minded students come together on a college campus, lifelong friendships are formed. That is what social/service and interest clubs at Anderson University provide for students, and during the 2016-17 school year, those options expanded.

Storytelling at the center of Lugar's philosophy

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 15:34

Jack Lugar

“No matter what you go into after school, storytelling will most likely be a vital part of what you do. You have greater impact if you tell a personal story.”

Professor Jack Lugar teaches this philosophy to his students at Anderson University. He joined the full-time faculty in the fall of 2016. Among the classes he has taught are The Art of Storytelling and Screenwriting.