Anderson University’s mission, to educate students for a life of faith and service to the church and society, calls us to understand the diverse perspectives and backgrounds that students bring to the campus and will encounter when they graduate. We believe that through respectful dialogue and inquiry we can best live out that mission, be a better university, and that our students are best prepared as servant leaders.
Fifty years ago, a group of young women from across the country joined each other at Anderson University (then Anderson College) to start their freshman year. They would later find out this was the start of a lifelong friendship.
Pam (Salatin) Jones, Maxine (Norton) Tanner, Joyce (Johnson) Shermerhorn, Cheryl (Weitner) Turner, Diana (Stover) Anthony, Naomi (Evans) Baker, Cheryl (Lantz) Armentrout, Serita (Frost) McFarling and Sherrill (Flick) Wilson all met while living on Morrison 3 North during their freshman year in 1964.
In 2004, Adam ElNaggar graduated from Anderson University as its first biochemistry major. Since then, ElNaggar has been making waves as he studies gynecologic oncology. Currently, he is completing a fellowship at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he is helping develop a cure for cancer.
Three weeks into his tenure at Anderson University, John Pistole is embarked on a crash course about how to be a university president and is relishing the challenge.
“I worked two weeks and then spring break. What’s not to like?” Pistole joked Monday during his first extended interview with The Herald Bulletin since assuming office.
“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a nationwide traveling exhibition presented by the American Library Association (ALA), will debut at Anderson University’s Nicholson Library on Friday, March 27. This exhibit is free and open to students, faculty and staff, and the general public. This exhibit focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s “struggle to meet the political and constitutional challenges of the Civil War” (ALA).
Standing 10 feet tall (including 4 feet underground) and weighing 600 pounds, the peace pole is one of the newest addition to Anderson University’s campus. The pole, displaying a message of peace in 14 different languages, is intended to represent as many Anderson University students from around the world as possible.
Positioned near the Fine Arts building, the pole was placed in a high traffic area. Students, professors, and visitors to campus will pass by the pole each day. Organizers hope they will reflect on its message.
The opportunity to help churches and faith-based organizations gain momentum through creative and compelling communication strategies is what drove Anderson University seniors Dalton Cox and Mark Hofstrom to intern at Fishhook this past summer.
Fishhook is an Indianapolis-based communications and marketing agency primarily serving religious groups.
Cox, who helped create and manage video and online components, learned about the internship from the founder’s daughter, a fellow AU student.
It was through Orphan Outreach, a non-profit organization dedicated to reaching out to millions of at risk children, that Natalie Meliotes received the opportunity to travel to Russia for a month over the summer.