Anderson University will conduct a police training exercise to prepare for the possibility of a gun-related incident on Thursday, April 14, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. AU law enforcement and emergency response agencies from nearby communities will be involved in the training exercise. The training exercise will be conducted at the northwest corner of the campus near Decker Hall at the intersection of 5th Street and College Drive.
Anderson University junior Kayla Jones recently received the 2016 Nicholson Student Servant Leadership Award for her servant leadership on campus and in the community. The award was made possible by funds directed to the university by Anderson University donors.
The award is named in honor of Dr. Robert A. Nicholson, president emeritus of Anderson University. Jones was selected through a campus nomination process to receive this award because of her involvement in service activities. As a part of the award, she will receive $500.
Anderson University will welcome nationally known author, scholar and pastor Leonard Sweet as the guest speaker for commencement on Saturday, May 7. Commencement will occur at 3 p.m. (EDT) in the Ward Fieldhouse of the Kardatzke Wellness Center. Anderson University will award two honorary degrees during commencement. Both Sweet and the Rev. Arnetta McNeese Bailey, executive director of Christian Women Connection, will receive Honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees. The event is free and open to the public.
The Indianapolis Colts will conduct training camp at Anderson University for the seventh consecutive year this coming summer. Dates for the camp will be announced by the Indianapolis Colts. Thousands of fans attended the 2015 training camp, with opportunities to watch practices at AU's Macholtz Stadium and family activities available in Colts City.
On April 1 at 7 p.m., Anderson University’s Student United Way of Madison County is holding a benefit concert, In Tune with Community, to celebrate a cause that will change the lives of many children. Students at AU have planned the entirety of the concert with all proceeds benefitting local children through Born Learning, a chapter of United Way of Madison County.
The Anderson University School of Theology is offering biblical Hebrew online this summer. This will be the first time Hebrew I and Hebrew II will be available worldwide.
Classes will be taught by AU alum Professor Sarah Blake LaRose, who holds a Master of Divinity degree from the university and is proficient in both Hebrew and Greek. During her studies at the School of Theology, LaRose served as a graduate assistant in both languages.
The library is often thought of as a quiet place, strictly for studying and reading. Although that is an important aspect, the Nicholson Library has also become a place where students can find entertainment and participate in student activities. Through a partnership with the Campus Activity Board (CAB), the library has welcomed Anderson University students to join a variety of unique events.
Anderson University welcomes writer-director David Shultz, an AU alum, for a public screening of BRENNAN, the story of author, evangelist, and former Francision priest Brennan Manning (www.brennanmanningmovie.com). The screening will be conducted April 1 in York Performance Hall at 7 p.m. followed by a talkback session with the director.