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2017 Returning Student E-News

Dear Students,

I am so excited for you to return this fall!  

This August we will welcome Zina Teague as the new Morrison Hall RD. Zina comes to us from Houghton College in Western New York where she has worked as an admissions counselor for the past 5 years. Originally from New York City, Zina is excited about starting the next stage of her life in the midwest and serving the students at Anderson University. We are also currently in the hiring process for two new Resident Directors, one for the apartments and one for Dunn Hall.

As you continue to prepare for your return to campus, I wanted to remind you about the new meal plan options, and let you know that there are other changes being made with AU Food Services as well. Please be sure to navigate to the Campus Services page and select AU Food Services for all of the details.

Several changes and updates have been made to the Student Handbook over the summer as well. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the 2016-17 Student Handbook. The new handbook is currently being finalized but will be online prior to your return to campus this August. Take some time before coming back to re-familiarize yourself with the Title IX policy and the definition for consent. We desire to create a community that is safe and that promotes your educational success. While you may not agree with everything stated in the code of conduct, this is what guides us as we live in community together. The expectation at AU is that you will not engage in any form of premarital sex and that you will also not consume alcohol or engage in any kind of drug use while you are an AU student. This is a unique community!

As you know, each year we select a campus theme to help guide the programs within the Department of Student Life as well as Chapel. This year’s theme will continue to build on the Centennial theme of  “Light the Path.” This year we will turn our attention from the theme of “light” to the theme of “path” with Tuesday's Chapel experience focusing on stories of the path from Hebrews 11. The theme verse for the year comes from Hebrews 12: 1, 2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God." Please join me in praying for our campus and each other as we look with great anticipation for what God will do in and through Anderson University this year!

I look forward to welcoming you back to campus in August near the end of Orientation. You are welcome to move back on campus on August 25th and 26th with classes beginning on Monday, August 28th.  There will be a Movie on the Lawn on the 26th, so come back a little early and reconnect with your friends before classes begin.

Have a great rest of your summer!


Dr. Chris Confer
Assistant Provost and Dean of Students
(765) 641-4219 •