Shey Harris danced because it was her gift from God.
“She choreographed to impact an audience deeply,” Chelsea Ludwig recalled. “She was bold and passionate about bringing song and dance back to ministry.”
Ludwig shared her fondest memories of her close friend and neighbor during a memorial service for Harris on Thursday at Anderson University.
Are you looking to add a little color to the annual viewing of the black-and-white classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”?
The Wisdom Tooth Theatre Project at Anderson University offers an up-close rendition of the 1946 film by staging a radio play based in the same year. Nine actors wearing period costumes stand behind microphones and read the script as if it’s going out on the airwaves. During the 90-minute performance, they’re accompanied by sound effects created on stage.
Anderson University professors spend a great deal of time mentoring students in the classroom. But they also routinely take the material they instill in the minds of their students outside of the classroom and into their respective communities.
Following are just four examples of the many faculty who are active in the community.
Stepping into the 375-year-old church, rich with history, white panel walls, and colonial detailing, Dr. Kevin Radaker transforms himself from chair of the Anderson University Department of English to Henry David Thoreau, one of America’s great 19th century writers and political activists. As he begins to speak, the year seems to shift back to 1860, and the captivated audience listens intently to Thoreau’s every word.
Next fall, Anderson University will introduce a new interdisciplinary program: global studies. The program will be offered as a major, a complementary major, and a minor. By offering this new field of study, the university will expand the opportunity for students to include a global perspective in their education.
In the beginning, there were two guys, one wrench, one multi-tool and one passion: bicycles. Five years later, that hobby of repairing bicycles became the Shadeland Bicycle Collective, headed by Anderson University alum Ben Orcutt. The collective is a nonprofit organization that helps Anderson community members repair bicycles and teaches them how to fix bikes themselves.