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Campus mourns Chapman family's loss

Thu, 2008-05-22 16:10 -- univcomm
May 22, 2008

At approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, Maria Sue Chapman, 5-years-old and the youngest daughter to AU alums Steven and Mary Beth Chapman, was struck in the driveway of the Chapman home in Franklin, TN.

Maria was rushed to Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital in Nashville, transported by LifeFlight, but died of her injuries there. Maria is one of the close knit family’s six children and one of their three adopted daughters.

Britt selected by 500 Festival for academics and service

Thu, 2008-05-15 13:47 -- univcomm
May 15, 2008

AU junior Eryn Britt was selected to participate in the 500 Festival Princess Program on Saturday, May 17 for her dedication to academics and service.

Britt was one of 33 selected participants from an applicant pool of over 250 other Indiana collegiate women. Finalists were chosen for their communication skills, poise, academic performance and community and volunteer involvement.

Packard, 1990 alumna, new women's basketball coach at BSU

Thu, 2008-05-15 10:09 -- univcomm
May 15, 2008

Kelly Packard shoehorned as much activity and as many memories as she possibly could into her four years at Anderson University.

Known by the surname of Spaulding upon arriving at AU by way of rural Tri-Valley High School near Dresden, Ohio, in the fall of 1986, Packard exited in 1990 as the women’s basketball program’s career leader in points (1,275) and rebounds (723).

While at AU, she also ran track, was sports editor of the yearbook and served on the newspaper staff. Her crowning moment, literally, came in 1989, when she was named her school’s Homecoming queen.

2008 AU graduate, Krista Allen, to work in Ethiopia

Mon, 2008-05-12 11:26 -- univcomm
May 12, 2008

For years, Krista Allen has used her free time to help others in need.

In high school, her older brother started a program to give meals to the homeless, so Allen helped with that and other social projects. Since she started at Anderson University, she has gone on several mission trips within the United States, and one to Nairobi, Kenya.

Today, Allen will be one of the 640 students to graduate from Anderson University.

But shortly after that, she will leave on her next adventure: an 11-month internship in Ethiopia.

AU ‘rent-a-puppy’ a success

Mon, 2008-05-05 11:02 -- univcomm
May 5, 2008

Baby could hardly keep his eyes open by 2 p.m.

The beagle-mix puppy was in high demand at Anderson University during “Rent-a-Puppy,” a fundraising event for social service organization Alacritas.

“It’s good publicity for us and the shelter,” said 20-year-old Samantha Smith, president of the group.

For $1, students could play and pet and cuddle with one of the six puppies out for rent.

AU faculty, staff contribute more than $2.4 million to campaign

Wed, 2008-04-30 08:30 -- univcomm
April 30, 2008

Anderson University recently announced that 76 percent of the faculty and staff have contributed more than $2.4 million in gifts and pledges to the “Dreams. Discovery. Direction.” campaign. The public phase of the campaign for Anderson University was officially launched on October 5, 2006 and is the largest fundraising effort in the history of the institution. To date, more than $82.3 million has been raised toward the $110 million goal.

Art professor hosts "Facing Autism Symposium" in Indianapolis

Tue, 2008-04-22 13:26 -- univcomm
April 22, 2008

Kathleen Dugan, Assistant Professor of Art and Design, is hosting a "Facing Autism Symposium" at the Indianapolis Art Center, April 26 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The symposium is provided as a free service to the community, generously supported by Dugan, The Indianapolis Art Center and the Autism society of Indiana.

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