AU Senior Becomes Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader

Fri, 08/17/2018 - 10:57

Colts Cheerleaders and Katie Lawrence

At just three years old, Katie Lawrence fell in love with dance, and it became a huge part of her life. Her fourth grade teacher happened to be an Indianapolis Colts cheerleader and grew to be an inspiration and role model to Lawrence. Soon after seeing the impact the cheerleaders have on the community in Indiana, it became a dream she was determined to achieve. In 2015, as a college freshman, she tried out and did not make the team.

Anderson University Introduces New Programs and Faculty Members for 2018-19

Wed, 08/15/2018 - 09:36

Two students working on a laptop in Decker Breezeway

Anderson, Ind. — Beginning in Fall 2018, Anderson University will introduce new programs. These programs are being offered following a faculty review of internal programs and capacity, as well as an analysis of the marketplace and job opportunities for graduates. They include:

President John Pistole provides vision for AU’s second century

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 09:08

President John Pistole speaking at an event

Distinctive. Compelling. Relevant. When President John Pistole stepped onto campus as head of Anderson University in 2015, those three values were his compass for what he would strive for the university to be.

“In everything we do, how can we be a distinctive, compelling, and relevant institution?” In his first three years with AU, Pistole and his staff have found a multitude of answers.

Anderson University Prepares Students for Graduate School

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 16:13

Christina Nesslage at Commencement with Jackie Grondahl

Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University is proud to prepare students for a life of faith and service in the church and society. What comes after graduation will vary for each individual. For some, it means going on to do graduate study, and AU has seen its students continue their education in a wide variety of fields, including:

Anderson University, Church of God lose formidable leader

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 14:58

Dr. James Earl Massey

Dr. James Earl Massey, dean emeritus of the Anderson University School of Theology and Christian Ministry, passed away June 24, 2018. He was also a Distinguished Elder-at-large for the National Association of the Church of God.

Anderson University Students Develop App for Studying Spanish Phonetics

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:59

Wallace, Pleninger, Romero, and Coy (L-R) pictured at the CIS Case Competition.

Anderson, Ind. — Over the past two years, students in the computer science program at Anderson University have been partnering with the modern foreign language program to develop an app that aids in studying Spanish phonetics. It is a custom tool that contains specific vocabulary and content for the SPAN 3140 course at AU. The research for the app has been presented at two Scholars Day events and at the 2018 CIS Case Competition at Ball State University.

Under The Raven’s Wing: College Mentors for Kids

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 14:34

Emily Fulk

Here at Anderson University, College Mentors for Kids is a program that connects children in Madison County with leaders on campus. Children are paired one-on-one with a mentor and together they discover some of the activities that AU has to offer.

AU’s “Raven Watch” sports show announced as national contest finalist

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:43

Photo of Lindsay Stone on Raven Watch set

Anderson, Ind. — A program produced by Anderson University communication students has been named a finalist in a national sports-media contest sponsored by the Sports Video Group. “Raven Watch,” a product of the AU student newspaper, is contending for recognition as Outstanding Program Series, student-produced media division, of the SVG College Sports Media Awards contest.

AU nursing student gains real-world experience working in the NICU

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:55

Headshot of Kaylin Lytle and photo of nursing students

Anderson, Ind. —  Anderson University junior, Kaylin Lytle, is currently gaining career experience as a patient care technician in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St. Vincent Women’s Hospital.

AU celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week with School of Education Testimonies

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 09:21

Lauren Vale and Carrie VanderMolen doing professional development

Anderson, Ind. — Anderson University is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week by taking a look at the School of Education and how students and alumni are well prepared within it for the vocation of teaching. The origins of Teacher Appreciation Week date back to the 1940s, and in 1953, Eleanor Roosevelt lobbied Congress to set aside one day to recognize educators.