When you walk into the community room at Edgewater Woods nursing home on a Monday night, you might be startled by the scene. In one corner of the room, someone twirls around to an offbeat version of “Glory to God.” In another corner, a cluster of people dance and sing along to “Oh Happy Day.” Others scattered throughout the room talk, clap their hands, or play a beat on shakers.
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.
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.
We hope you will join us on the Anderson University campus Oct. 13-14 for our Homecoming 2017 celebration! As we conclude our Centennial year, the weekend will be filled with our traditional Homecoming events, as well as a few specific Centennial activities. Family Weekend will also take place during this special time on campus!
Ministry opportunities have been a part of Anderson University’s campus since its inception in 1917 as Anderson Bible Training School, growing larger along with the enrollment of students. However, the catalyst for structure came when President Robert H. Reardon hired Don Collins BA ’51, who had been working as the pastor of Park Place Church of God, as the college’s campus pastor in January of 1978.
Anderson University has once again earned a place in the top tier among Midwest regional universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2018 guidebook. The exclusive rankings, which include nearly 1,600 schools nationwide, are available with the purchase of The U.S. News College Compass, or the 2018 guidebook.
Anderson University is working to support the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts taking place in Houston and surrounding areas. AU students, faculty, and staff aim to exemplify our core values of servant leadership and generosity by working together to help the city and surrounding areas.