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Summer 2022 Synthesis is now Available

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Student-produced magazine tells stories of graduates, students and award-winning faculty of the Anderson University College of Arts and Science making an impact.

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The latest edition of Synthesis, the award-winning online magazine produced by students in the Anderson University College of Arts and Sciences, has been published.

The Summer 2022 issue highlights an important grant for research at the Anderson University Center for Cancer Research on how a parent’s smoking can affect the expression of genes in children. Another article is devoted to biochemistry students exploring a promising technology that can treat genetic diseases. Readers will also be transported to the southern Appalachian Mountains to learn about habitats that aren’t characteristic of the southeastern United States and are only encountered at higher elevations.

The latest issue also provides updates on an expanded digital media lab being used by students taking communication classes and how corporate video production students are learning hands-on about serving clients through “Storefront Stories.” Also, there’s an article about longtime (now retired) Journalism Professor Lawrence Webb and his new book about poet Carl Sandburg.

Another article highlights two history professors and their books: one about the medical practices used at the Civil War Battle of Vicksburg and another about how people on both sides of the slavery issue interpreted scripture to justify their views. Synthesis also will visit an alumnus who’s making an impact for God’s kingdom in the Czech Republic.

Ever wonder what makes a college professor tick? Some AU faculty members will share how they chose higher education teaching and landed at Anderson; they’ll also talk about joys and challenges encountered as professors. Let’s not forget about student workers; they are also highlighted for their important roles that help keep Anderson University running smoothly.

Synthesis will also visit student-athletes who talk about achieving a balance between sports and academics. Also included is an article exploring a growing number of minors being offered at Anderson University that can not only add value to an AU degree but also help students build their resumés and become more competitive in the job market.

Synthesis is produced by students in the Department of Communication’s Editing and Layout course, taught by Professor Robert Reeves.

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