In October 1917, in a home on East Fifth Street, the Church of God opened the door of the Anderson Bible Training School, enrolling 60 students. There were five faculty members, men and women, hailing from all over America.
Students volunteered over 27,000 hours during the 2006-2007 academic year, according to Stuart Erny, director of Campus Ministries. Erny has been working for the last three years to combine the volunteer hours of campus ministries, Tri-S, social clubs and athletics. This growing list is a testament to how students are willing to implement the university's service mission. This number is only a rough estimate and is likely to be higher due to clubs and organizations on campus that do not submit their hours.
Anderson University and the city of Anderson recently welcomed a visit from a delegation from Anderson Indiana's sister city of Yuhang District, Hangzhou, in China. The visit was in response to the mayor’s trade mission to the Chinese cities of Shanghai, Ningbo and Hangzhou in November 2006.
Echoes inevitably fade to silence, and Anderson University’s Echoes yearbook is no exception. The 2007 yearbook, now available to those who ordered one, will be the last edition because students say they prefer to keep in touch through Web sites like Facebook rather than remember their experiences with a yearbook.
“Students voted with their feet and pocket books on this one,” vice president of academic affairs Carl Caldwell said.
To support a safer, pedestrian-friendly roadway for students at Anderson University, the university will start a $2 million project on Fifth Street and College Avenue during the summer.
The major portion of the project will be to widen and add a median on Fifth Street, said Joe Royer, executive director of Facilities and Property Management for AU. The road will be similar to University Boulevard after the construction.
“That’s the general intent,” he said. “It won’t be exactly the same, but it will have the same feel as University Boulevard.”
A few inches of snow can be a minor annoyance or an excuse to skip classes for Anderson University students.
Freshman Henry Schwartz said he made it to his 8 a.m. class Wednesday, but his roommate took the morning off.
“It’s not so bad,” said Schwartz, a Michigan native. “We usually get a lot more snow where I’m from.”
Even a small snowfall can challenge the most studious Raven early in the morning when he’s just rolled out of bed, Schwartz said.
“I’m sure plenty of people skipped.”
Love a person or love a career, but loving both can cause problems. That is the lesson for a young couple in “The Last Five Years,” Anderson University Theatre Department’s latest solid offering, this time in a nicely modified Byrum Hall.
Founder and Artistic Director of the nationally acclaimed performance training program OperaWorks, Ann Baltz will be offering four free classes on improvisation for classical musicians on Nov. 15 and 16 at the AU School of Music.