A group of five Anderson University students and alumni have started an English as a second language (ESL) program in the Anderson, Ind., community. The students who worked to establish the program have different backgrounds, but they all have the common desire to serve the community around them. By combining their unique skills and experiences, they are giving back and growing a relationship with the Anderson community.
“The International Student Association is an incredible way to connect to the larger world around us and meet other cultures," said Cindy Sprunger, director of International Student Services at Anderson University. "ISA gives American students an opportunity to get to know different cultures. These experiences may prepare you for future encounters later in life."
For years, numerous books have discussed ways to integrate faith and learning.
However, it was rare to find an in-depth look at viewing academic administration through the eyes of faith.
To correct some of that, Anderson University Provost Dr. Marie Morris has contributed to two recent books.
Anderson University recently announced that Emmy award-winning Indianapolis television news anchor, Andrea Morehead, will address the graduating class of 2013 during commencement exercises on Saturday, May 11. The 3 p.m. EDT program will be conducted in the Ward Fieldhouse of the Kardatzke Wellness Center. Speaking during Anderson University’s baccalaureate service will be Dr.
Janet Brewer, director of Nicholson Library at Anderson University, is always brainstorming ways to better serve students. From small changes in library décor to the seats students sit in and the books they read, Brewer plays a big part in making Nicholson Library the quiet and relaxing place that it is. For several of these changes, Brewer points to “Better World Books,” a nonprofit organization that allows the Anderson University community to raise money while giving books to others.
The Department of Art+Design at Anderson University announces the opening of Open Studio, an exhibition honoring the work of senior art majors on Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 4 - 7 p.m. in the Jessie C. Wilson Galleries. The event is free and open to the public, and the exhibit will run April 6 - May 10, 2013.
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.