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Mother of six fits school into her schedule

Mon, 2009-11-30 08:15 -- univcomm
November 30, 2009

Every Sunday after church Dena Bischoff sits down with her six children, whose ages range from 3 to 17 years old, to plan out the next six weeks of their upcoming activities on their nearly 10-foot-wide dry erase board in the living room. Between school, cross-country, soccer, ROTC drills, youth group, and choir, there’s little space left on the color-coded board.

Thanksgiving for 700 at AU

Wed, 2009-11-25 08:15 -- univcomm
November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving dinner is usually a major undertaking, even for the most seasoned chef. So to speak.

Consider, though, a sumptuous meal of turkey and ham, with potatoes, green bean casserole, the works. For more than 700 diners.

thanks2It happened Thursday, November 19, at the Olt Student Center at Anderson University, a week before students leave for their own Thanksgivings.

AU President Edwards Reflects on 20 Years

Wed, 2009-11-25 08:15 -- univcomm
November 25, 2009

With almost 20 years at the helm of Anderson University, James L. Edwards is currently the state’s longest-serving college leader. In the first part of a two-day installment, Edwards shares his views on where AU is, and where he believes it could be.

Q: As the longest serving college president in Indiana at this time, do you have any keys to your longevity?

From the Basketball Court to the Football Arena: AU Internships of a Lifetime

Mon, 2009-11-23 04:15 -- univcomm
November 23, 2009

As senior year and the prospect of graduation rolls around, it is the goal of all college students to gain that one internship that will make them stand out among the crowd of graduates looking for jobs. The internship will bring with it recognition of one’s dedication to the field and a move to the top of the applications stacked on a potential employer’s desk.

AU 2009 Grad Haley McCracken’s Journey to Jerusalem

Fri, 2009-11-13 08:15 -- univcomm
November 13, 2009

Haley McCracken looked at the seat she had been sitting in just one year before -- before she graduated from Anderson University, before her mother passed away and before she even thought of going to Israel with the Jeeninga Fellowship of Archeology. A year ago she sat in the seat in front of her, listening to Shannon New-Spangler share about her experience in Israel. Little did McCracken know then about the trials and triumphs the year held for her.

Anderson University honors local couple, pre-med student

Mon, 2009-11-09 15:20 -- univcomm
November 9, 2009

A longtime Anderson couple was honored Saturday at the annual Anderson University dinner for individual community efforts, according to Karen Roller, Executive Director of Development at Anderson University.

Anderson University President James Edwards selected Glenn and Berny Falls for the 2009 William P. Riethmiller Community Partnership Award. The award is given each year to people in Anderson who have shown a dedication to Anderson’s community, Roller said.

From Zambia to Anderson, service knows no limits

Fri, 2009-11-06 08:15 -- univcomm
November 6, 2009

The 4x4 pickup truck was coming around the curve just a little too fast, and the driver lost control. The truck rolled and slid 30 yards across the tarmac. Amazingly, the passengers left the scene without a scratch. “I knew the hand of God was in that,” says Anderson University student Oscar Ndao, reflecting on the accident that could have taken his life three years ago.

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