Senior music education major Sam Rivera was 3 years old when his mother discovered he had a hearing problem. While he was taking a nap, his mother was in another room asking him to grab a clean towel. Rivera did not hear a single sound. After a trip to an ear, nose, and throat specialist at a children’s hospital in Washington D.C., Rivera and his family learned he had no hearing in his right ear. His other ear currently has approximately 79 percent hearing.
Anderson, Ind. – Peyton Bennett, senior visual communication major and marketing minor, has earned an Orr Fellowship. After a months-long interview and recruitment process, Bennett now has full-time, two-year position at Formstack, a top Indianapolis tech company. Formstack founder, Ade Olonoh BA ‘00, and CEO, Chris Byers BA ‘00, are both AU alums, and they employ many fellow alumni at the company as well.
Anderson, Ind. -- Anderson University senior, Dominic Martin, has received the 2018 Nicholson Student Servant Leadership Award for his service on AU's campus and in the community. Martin was selected through a campus nomination process to receive this award because of strong servant leadership skills.
Anderson, Ind. -- At 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, the Peace and Conflict Transformation (PACT) program will host Haider Newmani for the third installment in their four-part lecture series in Reardon Auditorium. The PACT lecture series is an opportunity to hear from those who have devoted their lives to educating others on matters of forgiveness and reconciliation, as well as those who educate us on injustice and oppression throughout the world.
Anderson, Ind. -- Anderson University’s Boze Lyric Theatre will present an opera double bill, "The Unicorn in the Garden" and "Meanwhile, Back at Cinderella's," premiering March 2 at Byrum Hall. Showtimes include evening performances March 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on March 4 at 2:30 p.m.
Anderson, Ind. -- Anderson University will present a juried student exhibition in the Jessie C. Wilson Gallery of the Krannert Fine Arts Center from March 2 through April 6, with an opening reception at 6-8 p.m., Friday, March 2. This year’s professional designer jurors, presenting an exhibit entitled “It’s a Good Start,” will give an artist talk during the opening at 7 p.m.
Anderson, Ind. -- Anderson University has recently partnered with Strive for College, a nonprofit organization that supports first-generation college students, and works with colleges and universities to promote and strengthen their efforts on behalf of these students. As a part of this partnership, AU has been recognized in the 2018 I’m First! Guide to College, a comprehensive college guidebook with articles, advice, and interactive planning curriculum.
Anderson, Ind. -- On Wednesday, Feb. 14, Anderson University will open a new Situation Room for the Security Studies Program. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception will take place from 4-5 p.m. in Decker Hall, Room 377. The National Security Studies Fellows will also host Matthew G. Olsen, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, to speak at 7 p.m. in York Performance Hall. A media session will follow at 8:30 p.m.