The Herald Bulletin

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Local Education

August 29, 2013

AU students begin moving in

Members of Class of 2017 make their arrival


“I brought my life with me,” Marni said, left holding her meinl rainstick.

There are about 500 incoming freshmen, 41 percent of whom are male, and 59 percent female. The majority hail from the Midwest, but in all, 29 states are represented by the new students. Eleven countries are represented by international students.

Members of the class of 2017 affiliate with no less than 36 Christian denominations.

Don’t look for slackers in this crowd with an average GPA of 3.35, and an average SAT score of 1070. Most of them are likely to choose majors like business, nursing, music, psychology, education and pre-health programs.

As Williams happily looked about at all the commotion of move-in day, he noted, “It’s a great beginning."

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You'll find it in an AU dorm Stuff spotted heading into residence halls Thursday A case of Ramen noodles Basketball hoop Guitar hero Bright pink baseball bat Fantasy football trophy Drum set Coloring book with crayons String lights Vuvuzela Skateboard Inspirational posters Full-length mirror Anderson University Calendar Here are key dates in the 2013-14 AU school year Sept. 3: Classes begin Oct. 26: Homecoming games vs. Earlham Dec. 20-Jan. 15: Holiday break May 8, 2014: Last day of school year May 10: Baccalaureate and Commencement For more information, go to

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