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.
Anderson University senior Amy Myers recently won a $15,000 award during the 2006 INvision AU Entrepreneur Award Competition. A Vero Beach, Fla., native, Myers is a management major who plans to pursue a master’s degree through the Falls School of Business in the fall. With the award, Myers intends to invest in her winning business proposal called Spontaneity Designs, LLC. The product line of Spontaneity Designs includes the Cozy Muff-a 16th century hand warmer with a 21st century twist.
Anderson University head baseball coach Don Brandon won his 1,000th career game on Sunday afternoon as the Ravens defeated Franklin College 6-3 in 10 innings. "It was exciting and the players were really into it," said Brandon, who received the water-cooler-over-the-head treatment after the game. "I've been blessed with good health in something I love to do. I love working for Anderson University.
Anderson University alum, Christa Wells, was named Songwriter of the Year on April 5 at the 37th Annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Wells, BA ’95, was awarded Songwriter of the Year for her original song "Held," which appeared on Natalie Grant’s most recent album, "Awaken." Wells, a native of Wheaton, Ill., currently resides in Raleigh, N.C.
In the past 89 years, nearly 100 members of the Kardatzke family have graduated from Anderson University. So in 1957, when Dr. Nyle Kardatzke was looking to attend college, Anderson would have seemed to be the natural choice. Growing up deeply rooted in the Church of God and often visiting the campus for annual North American Conventions of the Church of God, Nyle admitted that it had become a long-standing expectation of his to attend AU, but when the time came, he dragged his feet and didn’t enroll until August. “I made up my mind right before school,” he said.
Anderson University recently hosted Jim Wallis, executive director and editor of Sojourners and convener of Call to Renewal, during the campus’s bi-weekly chapel/convocation. Wallis’s visit was made possible through the AU Peace and Conflict Transformation Program (PACT). Wallis is a Christian leader for social change. [listen to this chapel on the new AU podcast through ITunes or watch the AU Chapel Webcast].
The Anderson University Department of Chemistry and Physics was recently awarded a $9,000 grant through the Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant (PCMNCG) Award Program. The grant will be used to purchase a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, a scientific instrument that will allow students to identify and characterize unknown chemical compounds.
Black suits and bright bowling shoes. The combination was sparked by Anderson University Students in Free Enterprise team manager Leslie Nigh, but shot down by team members for the second annual SIFE Consulting Competition Wednesday. It wasn’t necessary. Even with subdued attire, the group won the competition, earning an additional $500 along with stipends. Nigh, Luke Denton, Eric Thompson, Mike Kinney and Kyle Mosier invested more than 450 hours into Flagship Enterprise Center-based The Bowling Center.com, a subsidiary of ePractical Solutions Inc.
Dr. Rebecca Haskett and Mr. David Neidert have recently collaborated to create Metamorphosis, a workbook centered on developing Emotional Intelligence. Spurred by a discontentment with other emotional intelligence books that didn’t guide the readers in developing their own emotional intelligence, Haskett and Neidert decided to try a different approach. Instead of a typical book, a workbook was born in order to create exercises and activities that would aid the reader in taking responsibility for their journey.
Anderson University recently announced that alumnus John Pistole, deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will address the graduating class of 2006 during commencement exercises, May 6. The 3 p.m. EDT program will be conducted in the Ward Fieldhouse of the Kardatzke Wellness Center. Speaking during Anderson University’s baccalaureate service will be Rev. Dale Fontenot, senior pastor of New Life Church of God in Palmetto, La. Baccalaureate will take place earlier that day in Reardon Auditorium at 10 a.m. All events are free and open to the public.