Anderson University Parent Connection

Almost Here: Spring Break

Greetings Fellow Parents!  

It's hard to believe it's almost time for Spring Break ... but it is.  Whether your child is planning to hang out at home with family or friends, go on a cultural or missions-focused trip with the Tri-S program, work many hours to make extra money, or head out on travels with their friends, they will undoubtedly gain experience and learn new life lessons.  Every event and encounter we experience makes us who we are.  The more we experience, the more our perspective is challenged. 

In an earlier AU Parent Connection, I shared information with you about Campus Ministries and the many ways our students are involved in our community and in our world.  Occasionally, I hear about other ways in which our students give back to our community and invest in the lives of others.  The AU Men's Baseball Team is currently making an impact in our community with a local reading program for some third-graders. Read here about how these young men are making a difference in the lives of children.

As I become aware of other instances of our students giving back in meaningful ways, I'll pass those along to you, too.  Encourage your child to live a rich, full life packed with varied people and experiences.  And ... more importantly, encourage your child to invest in the lives of others along life's path.

Blessings to all parents who love their children.


Associate Director
of Alumni & Parent Programming

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Heritage Week

Heritage Week is an annual campus-wide celebration of culture and heritage. The Cultural ResourceCenter (CRC), in partnership with various other campus departments, hosts this week of cultural events, artwork, live entertainment, interactive learning, authentic meals and much more. Throughout the week global cuisine will be available in the Market Place and multiple events will take place around campus. Below is a list of events taking place this week.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012
11:00 am: Heritage Chapel, Reardon Auditorium
Jose Torres, Joe Thomas and Todd Faulkner will be sharing on our theme, "Remember Reflect Reconnect." New Image Gospel Choir will be leading in worship.

7:00 - 8:30 pm: Celebration of Dance, Reardon Lobby
The purpose of this activity is to expose the campus to a variety of different styles of cultural dance. Instructors will share about the history and origins of this style of dance; demonstrate with a routine; and then teach the audience simple moves so that everyone can join in.


To view the rest of the schedule click here.  



Attention: Senior Parents

Graduation 2011  

It's hard to believe, but graduation is coming quickly and will be here before we know it. Below are a few key events and dates in the graduation process:


  • April 1st - Last day to order cap and gowns. For more information contact Jostens through the AU Bookstore.
  • April 17th, 11:00 a.m. - Honors Chapel 
  • April 19th, 11:00 a.m. - Senior Chapel  
  • May 5th, 10:00 a.m. - Baccalaureate Service in Reardon Auditorium 
  • May 5th, 3:00 p.m. - Commencement Ceremony in Kardatzke Wellness Center

For more information on these events and dates, click here. 


You can also stay up to date with commencement news and upcoming dates by joining the AU Class of 2012 Facebook group here for graduating seniors and anyone else interested (i.e. parents). 



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Upcoming Events!

February 25-March 24 -AU Art & Design Students' Exhibition

February 28-March 1 -Heritage Week at AU 


March 1 -Alumni Chapel   


March 4 -Alumni Concert featuring alumni Becky Reardon and Velma Frye   


March 9 -Classes end at 5 p.m.


March 10-18 -Spring Break


March 10 -FAFSA Deadline for IN    


March 16-17 -Alumni Events in Florida with Ravens Baseball Spring Training 


March 19 -Spring Intramural Season Begins


March 20 -First Day of Spring


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�For a complete arts calendar, visit here.