Anderson, Indiana



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Anderson University SIFE Team Competes in Regional Competition


The Anderson University SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) team competed this week at the Cincinnati, Ohio SIFE USA Regional Competition.The event was one of 11 SIFE USA Regional Competitions being held across the United States in March and April.

“The presentation team was fully prepared for the competition and very excited for the opportunity to represent Anderson University’s Fall’s School of Business,” noted Vice President of Competition, Kurtis Dickerson.

AU SIFE is one of nearly 600 SIFE programs in the United States. Participating students use business concepts to develop community outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. During this academic year, the AU SIFE team organized nine projects in the Anderson and surrounding communities, including Cheat Your Neighbor Cheat Yourself, which focused on teaching elementary school kids the importance of honesty in the classroom and in life. This project is aimed at instilling ethics and honesty at a young age, creating respectable citizens in the community.

Anderson University SIFE was First Runner-Up at the Cincinnati, Ohio SIFE USA Regional Competition. The teams advancing to the 2012 SIFE USA National Exposition will compete in Kansas City, Missouri on May 22-24.

The AU SIFE program is one of the many experiential learning programs out of the Fall's School of Business. Founded in 1975, SIFE has active programs on more than 1,500 college and university campuses in 39 countries. AU SIFE's mission is “To bring together the top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business.” AU has been involved in SIFE for over twenty years.

Other experiential learning programs through the Fall's School of Business include Anderson Media Group, the Flagship Enterprise Center, the Raven Investment Fund, and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. Experiential programs through the Fall's School of Business are beneficial for students in any major.