Orangehaus partners with Acting on Aids

Mon, 2006-04-17 11:02 -- univcomm
April 17, 2006

Anderson University’s Orangehaus Records recently announced that they will co-sponsor a campaign with Acting on AIDS to inform the community about the AIDS pandemic. DISRUPTION will be a week-long community awareness campaign, designed to bring attention to and raise money for the AIDS epidemic in Africa. The program will coincide with the CD release of Orangehaus’ newest artist, Nathanael Hency. Hency will make his debut performance and official CD release on Sunday, April 23 at 7 p.m. at East Side Church of God. This concert will also serve as the kick-off for the DISRUPTION campaign. Admission is free and open to the public; however, monetary donations will be accepted as a love offering will be received during the event All donations will be given to the local organization Mercy’s Memento, whose four members will travel to Africa in the summer of 2007 to start an orphanage for children who have lost loved ones to AIDS.

“We wanted to do something more than just release another CD,” said Kyle Lacy, vice president of marketing for Orangehaus Records. “We wanted to try and make a difference in the lives of children affected with this horrible virus and we saw the opportunity with Mercy's Memento. Music has the capacity to bring awareness to many important issues and our hope is that the message of DISRUPTION is one that empowers us all to get involved.” During the performance, Acting on Aids, a division of World Vision, will give a brief presentation about the AIDS crisis in Africa. A portion of the proceeds from Hency’s albums sold during the week will be given to Mercy’s Memento. CDs can be purchased at the AU Bookstore and at www.nathanaelhency.com.

For more information about the week, please contact Kyle Lacy at kplacy@anderson.edu or visit http://aids.nathanaelhency.com.

Acting on AIDS is a program started by Christian college students to create awareness and activism of the global AIDS pandemic at colleges and universities across the nation. With the support of World Vision, Christian college students have formed a network of Acting on AIDS chapters which seek to change hearts on campuses, create awareness in communities, and advocate for those impacted by the global AIDS pandemic.

Established in 2005, Mercy’s Memento exists to bring awareness to the devastating effects of the AIDS crisis in Africa. Its members, students of Anderson University, seek to provide tangible and monetary support to children directly affected by the AIDS crisis in Africa.

Orangehaus Records provides an environment where students are developed and empowered to gain experience in the recording industry. Anderson University students influence every aspect of Orangehaus Records, such as developing, promoting, marketing and booking student musicians. Although Orangehaus Records provides students the experience of working with an actual record label, the process is viewed as an academic experience. Orangehaus Records is one of only a few professional record labels affiliated with a university in the United States.

Funding for Orangehaus Records was made possible through a $25,000 campus grant established by Dr. Glenn Falls, professor emeritus of Business and Economics, which annually awards a departmental initiative designed to make a specific program more distinctive. The Anderson University music business major includes approximately 55 students and is the largest major in the Department of Music.

Anderson University is a private, Christian, liberal arts institution of approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs of study in business, education, nursing and theology.