Started in 1983, the Missions Fair at Anderson University has connected students to life-changing opportunities in missions for 30 years. The fair was created by Dr. Fred Shively, professor of religion and director of ministry education, a little over 10 years after he started teaching at AU. “I’d known of these things happening on other campuses, and I thought ‘We need something like that on our campus,’” said Shively.
Anderson University was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
Anderson University will be moving forward with the program President James Edwards not long ago said was “the most aggressive and promising academic addition” the university has made in his time there: engineering.
The university recently received approval through the Higher Learning Commission and is seeking students for the 2013 fall semester.
Anderson University recently announced a new degree program to the university campus, the Bachelor of Science in Engineering. After extensive review, the university is actively recruiting and accepting students into the new program for the 2013-14 academic year. The focus of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering will not be to simply prepare students for technical careers, but to serve the church and society and to effect change in communities around the world.
For many citizens of the United States, voting is a privilege that is often taken for granted. Inge Baird, however, has lived more than half of her life in the U.S. without being able to vote in elections. In November, the assistant professor of Spanish and German at Anderson University became an official citizen of the United States, and she looks forward to voting from now on.
Kelsey Middaugh, a senior social work major at Anderson University, is completing her senior year practicum at the Anderson Police Department in Anderson, Ind. Middaugh is using her experiences from classes and internships to help those who have suffered physically or emotionally from a criminal act.