Anderson University is preparing for the construction of the first phase of a seminary housing project south of Decker Hall. The seminary housing project is made possible through the generous support of Dr. James and Elizabeth York. The project will provide apartment units for students studying through the Anderson University School of Theology and their families. Construction of the seminary housing project will be located on Walnut Street, between 6th and 7th Streets in Anderson.
Anderson University recently announced the launch of a new Honors Program. The mission of the Honors Program at Anderson University is devoted to fostering within its scholars a passionate dedication to intellectual inquiry and spiritual development so that they may serve as vibrant leaders in their professions and in their communities.
Anderson University has engaged in conversations with the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School, a public charter school based in Indianapolis, to explore the development of an Early College High School connection between the two institutions. If successful, the articulation agreement between Anderson University and the Charles A. Tindley School would be the first of its kind in the State of Indiana.
Almost 20 years ago Coretta Scott King brought her message of nonviolence to Anderson University. Many local residents vividly recall her visit and the significance of her words to the graduating class. King, 78, the widow of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died Monday at a clinic in Mexico. During her commencement address at AU in 1986, King urged students to be activists in nonviolent causes. She said her late husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was dedicated to the responsibility of Christian service and was actively resistant of evil and injustice.
Artwork created by Anderson University students studying through the Department of Art and Design is currently on display at the Dean Johnson Gallery in Indianapolis. The exhibit is entitled, "Protocol" and will be available for public viewing until February 16. The exhibit includes posters, packaging, prints, paintings, ceramics, glass and sculpture. The public may view the exhibit during the hours of operation for the Dean Johnson Gallery (11 a .m. to 5 p.m.), Monday through Friday.
Anderson University will serve as a host site for College Goal Sunday, Sun., Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. in Reardon Auditorium. College Goal Sunday is a statewide charitable program that provides free information and assistance to Indiana families applying for college financial aid. College Goal Sunday will take place at 34 sites throughout the state of Indiana.
Chris Heuertz will the featured campus guest speaker for Impact Your World Week, Jan. 23-27, at Anderson University. The AU Campus Ministries office sponsors Impact Your World Week to offer students and the community an opportunity for worship and study with an off-campus speaker.
Heroes need a hand sometimes. Civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. didn’t go it alone; he had people such as Rosa Parks fighting beside him. In observance of MLK Jr. Day, the Paramount Theatre Centre Monday held a citywide celebration. Had he not been assassinated April 4, 1968, King would’ve been 77 on Sunday. Restrooms weren’t segregated. People of color sat amongst whites in the theater. Attendees were in unison.
Everybody knows the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. But what if there was more to the story than meets the eye? What if the four characters were possible victims, witnesses and suspects to a bigger, more serious crime? The animated movie “Hoodwinked!” takes the simple children’s story to a far more complex, surprising and funny level. And maybe the best part is that it’s the work of four Anderson University graduates: Cory Edwards [BA ’90], Todd Edwards [BA ’94], Preston Stutzman [BA ’92], and Katie (Edwards) Hooten [BA ’96].
The Anderson University Department of Music recently announced the launching of a Master's degree in Music Education (M.M.E.), the first graduate degree program to be offered by the Department of Music. Since the University’s founding in 1917, music has always played a major part in the life of the campus community. The new program will be geared to elementary, middle school and high school music educators throughout central Indiana.