This past summer, the Anderson University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance sent faculty to Shenyang, China, for the first time. Dr. Jeffrey Wright, dean of the College of the Arts, Gert Kumi, assistant professor of music, and Li Li, an adjunct string instruments professor, spent a week at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music (SYCM).
Madison County is blessed with servant leaders who have dedicated energy, expertise, and commitment to making the community a better place to live. Several of these folks have been honored recently for their good works. Here is just a sampling:
Stephanie Moran lives her life by a simple, four-word mantra.
When there’s a problem, “instead of being critical or negative, I’m just going to ask the question: ‘How can I help?’” Moran said.
It’s that question that led her to a career in connecting people as the director of the Community Partnership Center at Anderson University, and to her long list of community service organizations that center on youth in Madison County.
Misty Novak had no idea what she would experience after losing her son, Zachary, 25, in a plane crash more than six years ago.
Novak, of Anderson [and a 1978 graduate of Anderson University], had countless books about grief but she didn’t feel like any of them properly addressed the emotions of the first year.
“A lot of books skimmed it but none really talked about what that first year was like,” she said. “I got a lot of nudging that I should write about it. It was like a calling for me.”
Sarah Schmidt, a 2011 Anderson University graduate, recently landed a job as the director of the Huntington County Historical Museum and as a historical columnist for the Herald Press, a newspaper in Huntington, Ind. Schmidt reports on behalf of the Huntington County Historical Museum, providing updates on the organization and interesting historical facts about Huntington County and Indiana. The Huntington County Historical Museum organizes community events such as Hoosier-themed art shows, pioneer days, and historical society meetings.
Deep in the halls of the ITS offices in the bottom of Decker Hall sits Daniel Whatley, a new face to the Anderson University staff as the office’s newest network and desktop specialist. Whatley recently finished his senior year of college as a Bible and religion major. However, he is finishing a few more classes so he can also obtain a computer science degree.
The Anderson University School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will present the annual "Candles and Carols" Christmas concert on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Reardon Auditorium on the campus of Anderson University. The 48th annual Candles and Carols Christmas program revives many memories for those who attend each year.
MegaCode Kelly™, a body simulation device, has joined the Anderson University School of Nursing, thanks to a collaboration with Community Hospital Anderson and Saint John’s Health System. MegaCode Kelly will help nursing students practice on a realistic subject and further grows an already expanding nursing program.
Anderson University student Brittany Hinkle, a sophomore from Bargersville, Ind., will be honored on Saturday, Nov. 10, as an outstanding first-generation college student. Hinkle and 30 other students from Indiana’s independent colleges and universities will be recognized during the 23rd annual “Realizing the Dream” banquet in Indianapolis.