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Jon McLaughlin's Homecoming

Wed, 2007-10-10 09:38 -- univcomm
October 10, 2007

Jon McLaughlin has had quite a year. Certainly one for the ole scrapbook.

The highlights? There’s his music being used in the movies "Georgia Rules" and "Bridge to Terabithia," as well as making his own silver-screen debut later this fall in Disney’s "Enchanted." That comes after McLaughlin appeared in an episode of the daytime soap "The Bold & The Beautiful" in August.

School of Adult Learning celebrates 20th anniversary

Wed, 2007-10-10 07:06 -- univcomm
October 10, 2007

Dr. Robert A. Nicholson, president emeritus of Anderson University and Dr. Michael Collette, vice-president for Enrollment Management and Information Systems, helped found the School of Adult Learning (SOAL) in 1987 with the hope that it would support and serve the local community of Anderson and Madison County. "It started out of a commitment to our mission, our community and this area," said Collette.

Twenty years later SOAL still serves that purpose.

SIFE propels local business

Thu, 2007-10-04 08:00 -- univcomm
October 4, 2007

“If you’ve ever seen that TV show ‘Cheers,’ it’s like the character Norm,” said Joshua Scott.

As owner of TransAtlantic Collections, Scott’s business is third-party collections. He settles unpaid bills, such as the unpaid tab accumulated by the amiable patron of the fictional Boston bar.

For Scott, however, the business relationship is not as friendly as a neighborhood watering hole. Court costs, increasing competition and Anderson’s economic woes make every day a challenge. That is where Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) enters the picture.

Small fire in Morrison Hall lounge wakes residents

Wed, 2007-10-03 07:26 -- univcomm
October 3, 2007

Shortly before 8 a.m. today, October 3, a small fire occurred in the northeast corner of the student lounge within Morrison Hall. The fire was contained and no injuries were reported. Fire alarms and the building sprinkler system were activated immediately and students within the hall were evacuated.

The sprinkler system was localized over the fire and some water damage was discovered in both the lounge as well as two students rooms directly underneath the lounge.

School of Ed reports 98% job placement for teaching grads

Thu, 2007-09-27 09:45 -- univcomm
September 27, 2007

The Anderson University School of Education recently reported that more than 98 percent of student teachers who graduated in May 2007 have found employment. The job placement percentage reflects undergraduate students studying through the School of Education and students in Teach for Indiana Program (TIP) program that provides a full time 10-month alternative licensing program for candidates with a baccalaureate degree who would like to teach elementary (K-5) or secondary (6-12) students.

Faith and family sources of happiness for AU students

Fri, 2007-09-21 08:27 -- univcomm
September 21, 2007

Jasmine Lee, 18, and her two younger sisters would fight all the time when she still lived at home, but when it came to the love and compassion the sisters had for each other, they would do anything for each other.

“We’ve had to stick kind of close because there’s no immediate family out here,” the Anderson University student said.

Not only are they close to each other and their parents, but Lee said that spending time with her family makes her a happier person.

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