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.
Anderson, Ind. -- On Dec. 2, 2017, Anderson University’s School of Science and Engineering hosted hundreds of K-12 students and their coaches and families in the Kardatzke Wellness Center for the third annual Raven-VEX Robotics competition. Eighty AU faculty, staff, students, and close friends served as volunteer referees, emcees, and provided other assistance throughout the day.
Anderson, Ind. -- Anderson University has been ranked among the 20 Best Doctor of Business Administration Degrees for 2017. The ranking from College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, put AU at #11 for the Best Doctor of Business Administration Degrees. The full ranking is available on their website.
Study Buddies is one of seven campus ministries at Anderson University, focusing primarily on tutoring and mentoring elementary school students. Study Buddies partners with South Meridian Church of God (South) and their Open Door tutoring program. Open Door is available to all children of the community in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Mike Thigpen, director of the Cultural Resource Center (CRC), has been teaching lessons on fear, anger, and shame. “I feel so often in our society we have allowed the message to be carried by one group; it’s the offended group. It causes the majority to feel fear, anger, or shame,” said Thigpen. In his lessons, Thigpen describes these three actions as a triangle. Not only does the majority feel these actions, but so does the minority.
Anderson, Ind. -- Anderson University’s fall play, “The Diviners,” will premiere on Dec. 7 in Byrum Hall.
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.