The School of Music at Anderson University will be presenting Grammy-nominated concert pianist, Ursula Oppens, performing at Central Christian Church, located at 923 Jackson St., in Anderson, Ind., on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. This concert is made possible by the generous support of the Adams Foundation which is dedicated to the revival of solo piano concerts in cities and smaller towns across the United States, through funding by businessman and philanthropist, Stephen Adams.
The Anderson University men's basketball team defeated Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Manchester College 83-64 on Wednesday night at O.C. Lewis Gymnasium to clinch their first outright conference championship in 49 years.
The victory secures the HCAC title and gives the Ravens the right to host the post-season HCAC Tournament on Feb. 26-27. Top-seeded Anderson will play the winner of the first round No. 4/5 seed game on Feb 26. The championship game will also be at O.C. Lewis Gymnasium on Feb. 27.
At first glance, her morning looks just like any other for the past decade. She gets up, eats breakfast, and catches the bus to school before 8 a.m. But dig a little deeper, and you’ll see one major difference: she is no longer the student; she’s the teacher.
"All through high school I never considered myself a good writer," said Bible and Religion major Melissa Reginelli. "It was just something I enjoyed." In fact, she decided ministry was her calling at the young age of 13. It wasn’t until later, after leaving Bloomington, Ill., to attend AU, that she realized she was meant to write – and inspire.
At Anderson University in central Indiana, the Department of Communication Arts has been preparing students, especially in the audio/video/cinema production area, for careers with a combination of classroom hours, studio work and on-the-job experience. AU students have gone on to graduate schools such as New York University, Regent University and the University of Florida, while others have continued on to careers with the Lilly Children’s Theatre and Disney Studios.
For more than a decade, the process of going to school has been about the same. You sign up and register for classes, sit in a classroom, listen to a teacher talk for a while and do homework. But what if you had the opportunity to do all of that in another country?
Anderson University junior Joanna Tilley recently received the 2010 Nicholson Student Servant Leadership Award for service on campus and in the community. The award was made possible by funds directed to the university by Anderson University donors.
The sound of her shoes echo down the long hallway – each authoritative step signaling her arrival. They slow as she approaches her destination: her classroom. Crossing the room, she pulls open the curtains from the windows, awakening it to the morning light. Soon her much-anticipated students will be arriving, ready to start a new day of learning. Like many American teachers, she sits down at her desk to run through her first lesson one last time. However, there is one difference: her classroom is nearly 5,000 miles from home.