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AU presents third Gaither installment on the Gaither Vocal Band

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 08:38

Photo of the Gaither Vocal Band (four men).

Anderson, Ind. -- Anderson University invites you to attend the opening exhibit featuring memorabilia from the Gaither Vocal Band. This is the third show in an exhibit series focused on Bill and Gloria Gaither and their contribution to Gospel music. The show will be held in the York Performance Hall & Galleries through September 2018, with an opening reception on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.

The Indiana Academy Inducts AU Alumnus for Lifetime Achievement and Contribution

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 12:01

President John Pistole and Judge Dennis Carroll at the Indiana Academy Induction Ceremony

Indianapolis, Ind.- Four new members were inducted into The Indiana Academy at its 47th annual dinner celebration on Monday, Oct. 16, in Indianapolis. This year’s honorees were recognized by the Independent Colleges of Indiana for lifetimes of achievement and contribution to the state of Indiana.

AU student thrives at Chicago internship

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 08:46

Hannah Overstreet standing in front of The Field Museum
 

Hannah Overstreet, senior history major with minors in political science and public history, got a taste of the windy city this summer as she accepted an internship at The Field Museum in Chicago.

With aspirations of working for an exhibit department of a historical site or library, she was blessed with the opportunity to do just that.

Anderson University presents "The Profession and Practice of Illustration and Design"

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:57

Work of art from Madeline Sorel called "Winemap"
 

Anderson University will present an exhibition of The Profession and Practice of Illustration and Design. The exhibit will be held in the Jessie C. Wilson Gallery of the Krannert Fine Arts Center from Nov. 3 through Dec. 5, with an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 10, 6-7 p.m.

Anderson University Opens New Cybersecurity Engineering Laboratory

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:30

Students work on laptops at a table. The third student is smiling at the camera.

On Oct. 31, Anderson University will open the new Cybersecurity Engineering Laboratory in the AU Engineering Center. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception will take place from 9-10 a.m. and guests can park in the Hartung or Discovery Day parking lots.

Students find value in experience at internships

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 08:49

Music business major, Kayla Brandt, in Disney World for Disney’s College Program.

An internship is a necessity in the pursuit of a job in today’s workforce. Whether one has a degree in athletic training, business, or history, many employers deem education incomplete without tangible, real-world experience. Anderson University students like Kayla Brandt and Michael Weigel are taking advantage of these opportunities. 

“Come Home” to Anderson University this weekend for Homecoming 2017

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 10:12

Coming Home logo

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!

The storied history of campus ministries at AU

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:02

A male and female dance at a Differently-Abled Campus Ministry event.
 

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. 

AU’s transition from typewriters to iPhones

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 15:55

Student and mentor sit at a computer in the Genesys Lab.

Anderson University has always attempted to stay on the cutting edge of technology for the sake of its students. When computers became more mainstream, AU was one of the first colleges to obtain one for student and faculty use. When the Internet became more than just an abstract idea, AU ensured that students could access it not just in the classroom but in their dorms as well.

A “throwback” to the first student handbook of Anderson College

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 17:27

Homecoming Court from the days of Anderson College
 

The first student handbook was published for Anderson University students (then Anderson College) in 1941. The rules, regulations, and tips included in this book are a reflection of the time, although some could still be seen as relevant today.

[Photo: Homecoming Court from the days of Anderson College (1952). Homecoming 2017 will take place on Oct. 13-14 and will conclude AU's Centennial celebration.]