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AU alumna coaches Ball State to historic win

Tue, 2009-03-24 08:47 -- univcomm
March 24, 2009

Kelly Packard [1990 AU alumna] is riding a streak of incredible firsts.

In her first year as head coach of the Ball State University women’s basketball team, the Anderson University graduate led her team to its first NCAA Tournament appearance. Now, with the Cardinals’ stunning 71-55 win over Tennessee on Sunday, Packard becomes the first coach to knock the Volunteers out of the tournament in the first round.

AU prepares for graduation weekend, May 9

Mon, 2009-03-23 14:24 -- univcomm
March 23, 2009

Anderson University recently announced that Dr. Carl H. Caldwell, retiring Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Anderson University will address the graduating class of 2009 during commencement exercises, May 9. The 3 p.m. (E.D.T.) program will be conducted in the Ward Fieldhouse of the Kardatzke Wellness Center. Speaking during Anderson University’s baccalaureate service will be Rev. Dr. Kerry Robinson, senior pastor of East Side Church of God in Anderson, Ind., and member of the Anderson University Board of Trustees.

Helping kids dream big, AU students mentor local youth

Wed, 2009-03-18 08:30 -- univcomm
March 18, 2009

Many kids today are living in poverty or in circumstances beyond their control. The idea of growing up to be something or someone special eludes them.

But several college students are changing the way some kids see their future, and themselves.

College Mentor for Kids, a program founded in 1994 by two Indiana University students, works to change all that and help kids to dream big.

A Ripple of Hope premieres at the Paley Center for Media in New York

Thu, 2009-03-12 10:29 -- univcomm
March 12, 2009

A Ripple of Hope, a documentary film created by Covenant Productions® at Anderson University, will premiere at the Paley Center for Media in New York, NY, on Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. A panel discussion will follow the screening and feature Kerry Kennedy (Human Rights Activist; Author, Being Catholic Now; and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy), Rory Kennedy (Filmmaker and daughter of Robert F.

New York Times: AU helps create jobs in Anderson

Thu, 2009-03-12 09:15 -- univcomm
March 12, 2009

This city, about 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis, has long been saddled with dubious distinctions.

It is the home, for example, of two dozen former General Motors factories and thousands of retired auto workers who are still dependent on G.M. for health care and pensions. It once ranked right behind Flint, Mich., as the city with the largest concentration of G.M. operations, and it fell just as hard as the car company faltered.

AU business students host consulting services showcase

Thu, 2009-03-05 08:15 -- univcomm
March 5, 2009

Five teams of 5 students on a team have been working to help a local business for the past 6 months, and will be presenting their work at the annual AU Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) and the Flagship Enterprise Center Consulting Services Showcase. A panel of local business leaders will evaluate the success of each team and declare a winner, with the top team receiving a $500 cash prize.

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