A glass piece create by an Anderson University student is currently being offered by Steuben Glass based in Corning, New York, the preeminent maker of fine glass internationally. The work created by Melissa Taylor, a Fine Arts major at Anderson University, is entitled “The Nutcracker” and marks the first time that Steuben has offered a piece created by an undergraduate university glass student. The piece is currently featured on the front cover of the Steuben Christmas catalog.
Anderson University is the first private institution in the State of Indiana connected to ILight, Indiana’s statewide higher education optical network, as well as Internet2. The university recently upgraded its internet connection to ILight to take full advantage of advanced research networks such as the Internet2 network, a consortium of more than 200 universities that offers some of the world's fastest computers. The consortium will enable teachers and students at Anderson University to collaborate with their peers all over the world in virtual classrooms.
When it comes to her cultural identity, HyoJung Jang says she isn’t sure where she fits. “I don’t think there’s a name for it,” said Jang, a 21-year-old junior majoring in music and mass communications at Anderson University. “I spent a lot of time throughout high school in Thailand.” Her parents are Korean — she was born there. But she’s lived in Korea, Laos, Thailand and now the United States.
A special proposal entitled, AU – East Africa (AU-EA), was recently launched on the Anderson University campus. Partnering with Church of God Ministries, the focus of the new program is to respond to the global Aids pandemic. The AU-EA proposal states that “AU establish, maintain and grow a relationship of mutuality and reciprocity with the countries of East Africa, focusing up on Aids care and prevention and other poverty alleviation efforts.”
Anderson University will soon begin construction on the second phase of York Seminary Village south of Decker Hall. The construction project, consisting of 4 buildings, will be located on the east side of Walnut Street, between 6th and 7th streets, in Anderson. The total project will consist of 20 apartments and a community center in 8 buildings. The first phase of York Seminary Village was dedicated on August 16, 2006. York Seminary Village is made possible through the generous support of Dr. James and Elizabeth York.
Most students involved in the social work department will know exactly who you are talking about if you mention Steve Cunningham. A non-traditional student who gives new meaning to the term, Cunningham bridges the gap between adult education and traditional students in a way few have done before.
“I had a blast getting to know all of the traditional students,” says Cunningham, who is in his junior year double majoring in social work and psychology. “A lot of them will call me up and ask for help with certain subjects or how to do a project.”
A walk around the Henning house is like a walk through an art museum. Paintings adorn the walls. Sculptures rise from the floor. And every room and every shelf features a diverse collection of pottery — the vast majority of which was made by Jerry Henning BS ’65 himself.
The Anderson University Town and Gown association recently honored Ms. Mona Marjorie Morrison Hoffman with the 2006 Wanda Savage award. Hoffman received the Wanda Savage award in honor of the longtime member who died in November 1998. Wanda's husband, Russell, desired to find a way to remember his wife and established an annual award in her honor.
The Anderson University School of Music presented the annual "Candles and Carols" Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. in Reardon Auditorium on the campus of Anderson University. The annual Candles and Carols Christmas program revived many memories for those who attended. Feelings of togetherness, the excitement of singing traditional Christmas hymns with thousands of friends, and hearing the familiar strains of "Silent Night" echoing through the auditorium in the glow of the candlelight encouraged audience members to return to Candles and Carols each year.
Representatives of Anderson University and the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School, a public charter school based in Indianapolis, today signed an agreement to establish an Early College High School partnership. The agreement between Anderson University and the Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School is the first of its kind in the State of Indiana between a charter school and a four-year institution of higher education.