AU community mourns death of student athlete, artist

Sat, 2013-02-16 08:33 -- univcomm
February 16, 2013

Xavier Walton was a 6-foot, 2-inch defensive lineman with the soul of an artist.

At Anderson University, they called him ‘X.’

“Everybody loved him,” said professor Kathleen Dugan, who taught Walton in two classes this semester.

“It’s just so hard to believe he’s gone,” she said.

[Photo: AU junior Cody Linn hangs a sign next to recent work by student Xavier Walton on Friday. Credit: Don Knight/The Herald Bulletin]

Campus community mourns loss of student Xavier Walton

Fri, 2013-02-15 09:08 -- univcomm
February 15, 2013

The Anderson University community is deeply saddened by the sudden death of Xavier Walton, a sophomore visual communication design major. Walton collapsed while playing intramural basketball in the Kardatzke Wellness Center on the AU campus. Both campus security and local area paramedics arrived at the scene to provide assistance. Walton was transported to Community Hospital Anderson. He passed away late Thurs., Feb. 14. Walton was from Gary, Ind.

AU opera lively with singing, costuming

Fri, 2013-02-15 07:00 -- univcomm
February 15, 2013

Some operas set out to be silly.

“L’Etoile,” which is translated as “The Lucky Star,” accomplishes that goal while adding a visually alluring costuming at Anderson University. [Photo: Actresses Chelsea Leis, left, and Carron Van Gronigen try to awaken a peddler, played by Kelsi Johnson, with a tickle in the Anderson University production of the opera “L’Etoile.” Performances are at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Byrum Hall.]

Strege writing book on Anderson University history

Thu, 2013-02-14 16:25 -- univcomm
February 14, 2013
Merle Strege

It can be a tough task to sit and interview Dr. Merle Strege and not get distracted as he sits behind his desk surrounded by fully stocked bookshelves. The collection fills up an entire wall and includes literature from many genres. In a little over two years, Strege, a professor of historical theology at Anderson University, will add another book of his collection.

Liberal Arts Seminar course revitalized

Tue, 2013-02-12 09:03 -- univcomm
February 12, 2013
Liberal Arts Seminar

At Anderson University, the Liberal Arts Seminar is one of the first opportunities freshman receive to join in the unique learning experience at AU. During this first-semester course, students learn skills that will assist them throughout their college careers. Recently, the course underwent some improvements that are intended to keep the course relevant and reflective of the ever-changing culture of undergraduate studies.