Starting on Sept. 12, The Jesse C. Wilson Galleries at Anderson University will host an exhibit to showcase AU’s permanent collection of Ruthven Byrum paintings. The exhibit will continue until Oct. 10, honoring the legacy of Byrum as a regionally renowned artist and formative figure to the cultural backbone of Anderson University. Byrum is best known for his landscape paintings of scenery throughout the United States.
Q: What drew you into working as a professor at AU?
A: Dr. Linamen who was chair of the business department asked me to teach a class. I had never considered it before that.
Anderson University students teamed up with AU alums working at Interactive Intelligence to come away with their own Hackathon award.
Interactive Intelligence is a global provider of call center technologies and software solutions. The company is based in Indianapolis. Every year, Interactive Intelligence challenges its employees and interns to use their own innovation to create features and utilities of their choosing that could benefit the company. This year’s event began at midnight on June 28 and ended at midnight July 1.
Q: What did you do prior to teaching at AU?
A: I taught at the high school level for nine years and was an assistant professor for Grambling State University’s theatre department for three years. I also was the director of theatre arts at Odessa College for two years.
Anderson University sophomore Graham Hopkins, a music business major, has taken on a grueling summer task. He is traveling the nation with nearly nonstop competitions and practices with the drum and bugle corp the Bluecoats.
The Bluecoats, a marching band based in Canton, Ohio, competes in Drum and Bugle Corp International (DCI). The corps was created by two Canton police officers and a businessman in 1972 as a program for the Canton Police Boys Club. It wasn’t long before fans cheered them on with the call of “Bloo” at their performances.
Dr. Gary Agee, associate professor of church history, was chosen to write an installment of the “People of God” series for Liturgical Press. This biographical series features various lay Catholic individuals who have been influential in society. Agee’s installment will feature Daniel Rudd, an African American Catholic from the beginning of the 20th century.