School of Music hosts recital; IMTA conference

Tue, 2006-10-31 09:56 -- univcomm
October 31, 2006

Dr. Nelita True, a faculty member at the famed Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, will perform on Friday evening, Nov. 3, at 7:30 in Austin Performance Hall of Krannert Fine Arts Center on the Anderson University campus. Appearing as featured guest artist of the 2006 State Conference of the Indiana Music Teachers Association (IMTA), True will present a piano recital including works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, and Chopin. The two-day annual conference is being hosted by the Anderson University School of Music.

Students simulate living in poverty

Mon, 2006-10-23 12:53 -- univcomm
October 23, 2006

“It all sort of started when I read the statistic that 53 percent of the world lives on $2 a day or less,” says Anderson University junior David Hynds. Hynds was speaking of his project Living in Poverty, which invites participants to spend one week living on $2 a day. Fifty-five people signed up for the endeavor, which ran from April 2-9. “Basically how it works is participants live on $2 a day, and that $2 covers regular daily expenses that you have — any food, laundry, any social activities you want to do, and personal purchases,” says Hynds.

Couple giving kids hope

Fri, 2006-10-20 08:05 -- univcomm
October 20, 2006

JR McGee BA ’92 always wanted to be involved in mission work. Even while at AU studying computer science, business, and education, mission work was in the back of his mind. And when he went to Washington state and started a successful real estate business, he was still thinking about missions. Then he was invited to lead a bicycle tour around China [picture: JR and Anita McGee with their children].

CCD to train public school counselors

Thu, 2006-10-19 10:18 -- univcomm
October 19, 2006

The Center for Character Development within the School of Education at Anderson University, along with Indianapolis Public Schools and Anderson Community Schools, recently announced that they will share a three-year, $1 million, federal grant from the Department of Education to train 40 counselors and after-school partners through AU’s certified character education program.

Hall of Fame adds four more with 2006 Class

Thu, 2006-10-12 11:02 -- univcomm
October 12, 2006

Former Raven athletes and coaches Donald Courtney, Vicki Graber, James Hostetler and Larry Maddox were officially inducted into the Anderson University Athletic Hall of Fame as the Class of 2006 on Saturday night at the Hall of Fame banquet at the Kardatzke Wellness Center.

Courtney, an Anderson native, earned four letters in track and three more in football from 1972-76.

Homecoming street fair offered food, fun and time to reconnect

Tue, 2006-10-10 07:16 -- univcomm
October 10, 2006

Looking for hot chocolate, Scott Kennedy pulled his three young girls around in a red Radio Flyer wagon Saturday morning during Anderson University’s annual Homecoming Street Fair and Ravenfest. “They are having so much fun,” said Kennedy, assistant professor of chemistry. Each of the girls were munching on their own bag of warm popcorn with cheeks donning freshly painted rainbows and AU megaphones. Six-year-old Cassie sported a glow-in-the-dark necklace. When asked what she thought of the event, Cassie’s face lit up, “It’s cool,” she said with a bright smile.

Planting peace

Wed, 2006-10-04 08:11 -- univcomm
October 4, 2006

Anderson University senior Brandon Miller, 22, got his hands dirty in a fight for peace. He grabbed a handful of dirt and tossed it toward the root-ball of a weeping beach tree planted Tuesday in a ceremony at Anderson University. More than 100 others followed him. The tree was planted in the name of peace behind the Nicholson Library in the valley.

AU Press introduces Nicholson memoir

Wed, 2006-10-04 07:40 -- univcomm
October 4, 2006

Saturday morning, Anderson University’s AU press will host a book signing and reception for Dr. Robert A. Nicholson’s new book entitled, “So I Said Yes.” As president emeritus of Anderson University and longtime community leader, he titled the book according to his customary reply whenever he was asked to take on new responsibilities at his alma mater. The public is invited to attend a special book signing and reception this Saturday, October 7, at 11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall of Park Place Church of God in Anderson.