Anderson, Indiana

Rainy move-in doesn't dampen freshman spirit

Fri, 2014-08-22 08:33 -- univcomm
August 22, 2014

Torrential rain. Crackling lightning. Clamorous thunder.

That's what marked the arrival of Anderson University's Class of 2018 on Thursday, whose members began moving into residence halls. [Photo: Maggie Liston helps new students move into the dorms at Anderson University on Thursday.]

In the 14 years he's taken part in freshmen move-in day, Stu Erny, director of Campus Ministries and International Student Services, said this is the first time the weather has been unpleasant.

He didn't view the storms as an ominous sign for AU's newest students.

"In many countries rain is seen as a sign of good fortune, so I'm going to take it that way," said Erny.

Like many university professors, administrators and staff, aided by the football team and a cadre of upperclassmen, Erny turned out early to unload cars and help lug possessions into residence halls. And he was thoroughly soaked in short order.

— The above content is an excerpt by Stuart Hirsch re-posted with permission from The Herald Bulletin. Photo: Don Knight. Visit The Herald Bulletin web site to read the full article.

Anderson University is a private Christian university in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, music, nursing, and theology.