Rachel Robertson, a senior education major and director of the University Leadership Council, begins her biweekly meeting by introducing her new goals for the year. Joshua Powell, a junior music business major, gets comfortable on the couch, while Sarah Russell, a junior education major, lies on the floor and prepares for an exciting and productive meeting.
Anderson University senior music education major Kayla Shoemaker has worked hard to balance many roles: participating in musical productions, serving as president of a student music organization, directing a children’s choir, working in the Anderson University School of Music office, and taking regular college classes. All her work recently paid off when she received the prestigious Indiana Music Educators Association general music scholarship in August.
“Last week was a life-changing week,” said Anderson University sophomore Aaron Rogers at the end of September as he reflected on a new experience. “I was put around 35 people who I barely knew and we all worked together to get through mentally tough tasks. I learned how to serve.”
Last month Rogers surged, which means he was in the process of joining one of the six social clubs that exist on AU’s campus.
Anderson University alumna Meaghan Sands is not appearing in only one production on the stage of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, but two.
If that doesn’t seem like enough of a challenge, she acts the part of seven different characters in "It’s a Wonderful Life."
The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference will host its 2011 Cross Country Championships at Mounds State Park on Saturday, October 29. The first race, which begins at noon, will mark the 8th time that Anderson University has held the Conference at Mounds. The first championship event occurred in 1983 and the most recent was in 2001.
A street fair and Raven Fest closed a section of University Boulevard going through campus leading up to AU’s football game against Defiance College’s Yellow Jackets. Unfortunately, the Ravens took a loss.
A chance meeting in college sparked a romance that led not only to marriage but a life of adventure for Susan and Jake Nieten.
The two met during finals week in May 1996 while attending Anderson University. It was Susan’s sophomore year.
“I think a friend of hers liked my brother,” Jake said. “She dragged Susan over to my house to hang out with my brother and me.”