Anderson University will welcome renown peacemaker Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Los Angeles-based Homeboy Industries, an organization that gives jobs to young men and women who agree to give up the gang life. Boyle will speak to Anderson University on Tuesday, March 10, at 10 a.m. during chapel/convocation in Reardon Auditorium.
The Wesleyan Theological Society, at its 2009 meeting at Anderson University, March 5-7, will present it most prestigious award. Anderson University Professor Emeritus of Christian Studies, Dr. Barry L. Callen, will receive the Society’s Life-Time Achievement Award at the Society’s Friday, March 6, evening banquet.
Anderson University was recently made aware of the passage of the Midwestern Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2008 (the Act). The Act provides for an expansion of the IRS Education Credits for students attending an eligible educational institution located in a Midwestern Disaster Area. Students attending Anderson University may qualify since Madison County is one of the designated counties.
It is not unusual for faculty to stay at Anderson University for a long time. Many professors continue to teach for 25 to 30 years. But to still be teaching after 50 years? That is an amazing feat even at AU. Mathematics professor Paul Saltzmann BS ’57 has done just that — he will celebrate 50 years of teaching at Anderson this year.
The economy is hitting college students hard, too—financial aid programs under increased and intense demand, part-time jobs harder to come by, and family financial contributions drained by unemployment and dwindling value of assets such as homes. That’s why Anderson University students will join with some 250 students representing 20 of Indiana’s independent colleges and universities on Tuesday, February 24, at 12:30 p.m., to make personal calls on their hometown legislators.
Honesty goes into hiding in “La Finta Giardiniera,” an early Mozart comic Italian opera that is nicknamed “Love in Disguise” for Anderson University audiences.
But when the truth is told, this production directed by Laurel Goetzinger with musical conductor Fritz Robertson is a breezy evening of subtle humor, creative simplicity and a touch of madness.