Anderson University (Indiana)

Anderson University (Indiana)

Infobox University
name = Anderson University
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motto = "Academic and Christian Discovery"
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established = 1917 (details)
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type = private, Christian
affiliation = Church of God
endowment = $20.8 millioncite web|title=2006 NACUBO Endowment Study|publisher=National Association of College and University Business Officers|accessdate=2007-04-26|url=|format=pdf]
officer_in_charge =
chairman =
chancellor =
president = Dr. James L. Edwards
vice-president = Dr. Carl H. Caldwell
Robert L. Coffman
Dr. Michael Collette
Mrs. Sena Landey
Dr. Brent Baker
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provost =
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faculty = 146
staff =
students = 2,800 Fact|date=December 2007
undergrad = 2,199
postgrad = 250
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city = Anderson
state = Indiana
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United States
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campus = suburban: 163 acres
former_names = Anderson College
Anderson Bible Training School
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colors = Orange and Black
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nickname = Ravens
mascot = Rodney the Raven
athletics =
affiliations = NCAA Division III, Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
website = []

footnotes =

Anderson University is an accredited private Christian liberal arts college in Anderson, Indiana. The college is affiliated with the Church of God of Anderson, Indiana. Anderson University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and the [ Independent Colleges of Indiana] society. Anderson University has also been selected as one of America's Best Colleges by "U.S. News & World Report" in recent years. [cite web | title=America's Best Colleges 2008: Anderson University: At a glance|| accessdate=2007-12-07| url=] Anderson also has the #1 business school for institutions at a top tier Christian university in the United States.fact|date=October 2008


"The mission of Anderson University is to educate persons for a life of faith and service in the church and society." In 2007, the Board of Trustees adopted several "supporting statements" to further clarify the Mission Statement. Those supporting statements are: Established and sustained within the free and open traditions of the Church of God, this university is committed to being a teaching-learning community of the highest order, engaged in the pursuit of truth from a Christian faith perspective.

Through academic and Christian discovery, we intend to graduate people with a global perspective who are competent, caring, creative, generous individuals of character and potential.

We will build those quality programs that will enable each member of the university to become stronger in body, mind, and spirit, to experience what it means to love God and neighbor, and to adopt Christ-like servant ways in all of life. [cite web |url=|title=Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2008|accessdate=2007-12-12|pages=3|format=pdf]


Academic programs

* [ Health Services Department]
* [ Campus Ministry]

tudent activities

Anderson University student activities are coordinated by the Student Life staff, the [ Campus Activities Board] and the Student Council.

Chapel services

Persons from the campus community gather regularly for chapel/convocation services. Speakers include campus personalities and guests. Students regularly participate in music and worship leadership with all events coordinated by the school's campus pastor.

Clubs & Organizations

* [ Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)]
*Anderson Media Group (AMG)
*Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

ocial clubs

The university also allows student run social clubs that are similar to other campus's fraternities and sororities. Current social clubs include but are not limited to:
*Delta Kappa Alpha ("Dativus")
*Alpha Upsilon Omega ("Novus Dux")
*Phi Lambda Sigma ("Camarada")
*Alpha Epsilon Phi ("L'amifidel")
*Avanti Boosters

Intercollegiate Athletics

Infobox college athletics

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name = Anderson Ravens
university = Anderson University (Indiana)
conference = Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
division = NCAA Division III
director = Marcie Taylor
city = Anderson
state = Indiana
stateabb = IN
teams = 18
stadium = Macholtz Stadium
arena = O. C. Lewis Gymnasium
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nickname = Ravens
color1 = Orange
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The Anderson University Ravens compete in athletics in the NCAA Division III and the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Men's sports offered at Anderson University include football, basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, soccer, cross country, and track & field.
Women's sports offered at Anderson University include basketball, softball, tennis, volleyball, soccer, golf, cross country, and track & field.

Athletic team success and post season appearances


Anderson Ravens football team won the HCAC conference title in 2001 season.Two former AU players currently playing professional football are Hyman Smith and Joel Steele.fact|date=October 2008 In 2008, a new all-weather synthetic field turf and outdoor game lights were installed at Macholtz Stadium. [cite web|url=|title=The Raven's will open the 2008 season with New Game Day Turf|accessdate=2008-10-09]


The baseball teams has qualified for postseason tournaments 30 of the last 32 years and 99 percent of the four-year players have graduated. Fact|date=December 2007 Some notable accomplishments are:

*Eight World Series appearances Fact|date=December 2007
*19 years in the final Top 20 Coaches Poll Fact|date=December 2007
*16 conference championships Fact|date=December 2007
*32 players signed professional contracts Fact|date=December 2007
*NAIA Indiana champions 12 times, 8 of last 9 years in NAIA Fact|date=December 2007
*6 NCAA Div. III Regional appearances since 1993 Fact|date=December 2007
*3 NCAA Div. III World Series appearances. [cite web |url= |title=2003 NCAA Division III Baseball Championship] Fact|date=December 2007

Women's Basketball

In more recent history, the women's basketball team made their first appearance in the Division III NCAA Tournament in 2000-2001.

Men's soccer

The Men's Soccer team also became the first NCAA team, regardless of division, to be named Academic All-Americans 12 straight years. Fact|date=December 2007 The Women's team achieved 11 straight seasons.

Cross Country teams

The Men's Cross Country Team since 1988 has won 14 conference titles, having perfect scored twice, 16 most valuable runner awards, and 5 freshmen of the year awards (since 2000). In addition, they have won 11 coach of the year awards. The Women's Cross Country Team has also won conference awards since 1993 including, 11 conference titles, 11 most valuable runner awards, 4 freshmen of the year awards (since 2000), and 10 coach of the year awards.

Club Sports

The University has a men's club Rugby team and an ultimate Frisbee team. In 2007 the Rugby team won the first ever title for the best DIII Rugby team in the state of Indiana and was invited to participate in the Midwest DIII Rugby Tournament. Fact|date=December 2007

Hall of Fame

The Anderson University Athletic Hall of Fame was started in 1997 with 10 inductees that year. Ten additional honorees were added in 1998. Four members have been inducted each year from 1999 to 2007.cite web|url=|title=History of the Hall of Fame|publisher=Anderson University|accessdate=2008-10-08] The names are nominees are submitted and given consideration by the Hall of Fame committee. The committee has 11 representatives and is headed by university's Athletic Director. The inductees are announced each Spring and formally inducted into the Hall of Fame at a banquet during the university's homecoming activities each Fall.


Anderson University has many different intramurals. While some of these sports are divided into men's and women's leagues, many are co-ed. These are broken up into four seasons, each with several sports. Current sports for the 2008-09 year include:
*Fall Season One
**Flag Football
**Outdoor Soccer (3-on-3)
*Fall Season Two
**Floor Hockey
*Fall Tournaments
**Labor Day Volleyball (September 1)
**Lawn Games Decathlon (October 11)
*Spring Season
**Indoor Soccer
**Water Polo
**Ultimate Frisbee

"Dreams. Discovery. Direction." campaign

At the beginning of the 2006-2007 school year, Anderson University announced the public phase of a $110 million capital campaign. [cite web|url=|title=Dreams.Discovery.Direction Campaign Website] The "Dreams. Discovery. Direction." campaign is the university’s largest fundraising effort to date. The campaign's goal is to raise support for endowment and scholarships, facilities, academic and student programs, and operational needs. An estimated $51 million is expected to be used for capital projects, $34 million for endowment and $25 million for operational support. At the time of launch, the university announced that more than $61 million of the campaign goal had been received in gifts and commitments. The campaign is set to conclude by 2010. [cite web|url=|title=Dreams. Discovery. Direction.|accessdate=2007-12-12|year=2006|work=Signatures|Author=Lilly, Deborah] Anderson University recently announced that longtime benefactors Dr. James and Dr. Elizabeth York will resource the construction of a new recital hall at Anderson University. Preliminary plans call for the construction of a recital hall at a cost of approximately $2 million that accommodates between 150-200 patrons with excellent acoustics and a raised platform. The scope and location of the facility as well as the timeline for construction are to be determined. Fact|date=December 2007

Expected projects for the campaign include:
*New University Center
*New Center for Communications and Performing Arts
*Seminary Housing
*New Recital Hall
*Residence Hall Improvements
*Other Campus Enhancements
*Improvments to Athletic Fields
*$12 million in Student Financial Aid
*Special Endowed Programs
*New Unrestricted Endowment
*More Operational Support

ee also

*List of Anderson University (Indiana) alumni

External links

* [] -- Official web site
* [] -- School of Theology web site
* [] -- Official athletics web site
* [] -- Campus map from []
* [ Scholarships information] from []
* [] -- Alumni & Parents information from []
* [ Anderson University] web page at


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