Title: National magazine highlights AU twice
College-bound students looking into attending Anderson University have never had an easier time finding what they need on the university's web site. And now, the virtual address for the institution has received recognition from a national media outlet. The user-friendly web site was recently mentioned in the lead story of the 2001 U.S. News and World Report's, "Best Colleges" edition. Over the past two years, Anderson University has partnered with Brainstorm Design, an Indianapolis-based company, to convert the school's Internet site into a simply designed area that's easy to navigate.
"Recognition of the Anderson University web site by U.S. News and World Report, is both exciting and gratifying," said Tom Bruce, director of University Relations. "This national acknowledgement will encourage many new visitors to this popular site. Our University Web-team along with Brainstorm Design, Inc., are to be commended for this award-winning work."
The Anderson University web site incorporates highly interactive features, such as virtual admissions "counselors," who offer advice on applying to the school, news and events that are able to be changed by the day or the hour, and automated postcards that anyone can send to an AU friend or acquaintance to communicate their "raven pride." Incoming freshmen have taken notice of the recent enhancements and the dynamic information. They list the site as the second most influential source of information about the school, just after college fairs.
"Brainstorm Design is very pleased to be working in an on-going strategic relationship with Anderson University," said Jim Wolfe, principal at Brainstorm Design. "The University represents the best in terms of trust and being willing to explore and implement new ideas in the continually changing environment of the Internet. The fact that Anderson University has received attention in a national publication for it's ground-breaking approach to a higher education web site is particularly rewarding and provides a benchmark for even better things in the future."
In addition to the web site, the university received recognition in the 2001 America's Best Colleges Guide produced by U.S. New and World Report which ranked the school with high marks in a variety of categories such as academic reputation, students selectivity, and faculty resources to name a few.
The magazine's newest guide to "America's Best Colleges" marks the fifth consecutive year that Anderson University has ranked among one of the best in its class.
Anderson University is a four-year, private, Christian university of approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university, offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education and theology.