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Author Elizabeth Royte visits campus, April 17

Tue, 2008-04-08 13:49 -- univcomm
April 8, 2008

Acclaimed author Elizabeth Royte will speak at chapel sponsored by the Peace and Conflict Transformation (PACT) Program on April 17 in Reardon Auditorium. Immediately after chapel, she will host a book signing for her book, Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash, in the bookstore. A lunchtime question-and-answer conversation will be held in the Kane Dining Room from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm.

AU welcomes national Kennedy biographer to host forum

Thu, 2008-04-03 09:31 -- univcomm
April 3, 2008

Anderson University hosted Mr. Thurston Clarke, nationally-known scholar and Robert F. Kennedy biographer, during a free public session at 4 p.m, Thursday, April 3 in Reardon Auditorium lobby.

Clarke's session focused on the topic of political communication. Against the historical backdrop of RFK's funeral train, Clark spoke on the significance of the 1968 election, RFK's decision to run for president and the early days of his campaign. Clark finished by responding to questions from those in attendance.

AU Alumni, Bill and Gloria Gaither to receive 2008 Sachem Award

Wed, 2008-04-02 08:33 -- univcomm
April 2, 2008

Governor Mitch Daniels will honor alumni and gospel music singing and songwriting pioneers Bill and Gloria Gaither with the 2008 Sachem, the state’s highest honor, at a ceremony this week.

“With all the success they have achieved, the Gaithers still live with us: in the house in which they raised their children, in the way in which they raised those children, in the way in which they and their music have spoken to us and to the better angels of our nature now for fifty plus years,” said Daniels.

AU hosts "Unity & Diversity" forum on topic of immigration

Tue, 2008-04-01 10:25 -- univcomm
April 1, 2008

The Department of Modern Foreign Languages is hosting a forum entitled "Unity & Diversity: Immigration in the 21st Century" in Hartung 101 on April 8 and 15.

The forum on April 8 will include a showing of the film Dying to Live at 5:30 p.m. The following Tuesday, on April 15 at 7:30, the forum will host a panel of three experts in Indiana immigration: Angela D. Adams, Dr. John Clark and Father Daniel Groody.

Both events are free, and open to the public.

AU mourns passing of Dr. Gilbert Stafford

Sun, 2008-03-30 08:06 -- univcomm
March 30, 2008

Anderson University mourns the recent passing of Dr. Gilbert Stafford, professor emeritus of Theology and former director of the Doctor of Ministry program within the School of Theology. Dr. Stafford passed away on Sunday, March 30, following an extended struggle with cancer. He retired at the end of the 2006-07 academic year after 31 years of service.

Zapolski resigns as AU Athletic Director

Sat, 2008-03-29 11:02 -- univcomm
March 29, 2008

Anderson University announces the resignation of Michael Zapolski, Athletic Director for Anderson University. Zapolski recently accepted a position as Athletic Director of Augustana College located in Rock Island, Ill. He came to Anderson University during the 2003-04 school year replacing Barrett Bates, longtime coach and Athletic Director.

New-Spangler inaugural recipient of Jeeninga Fellowship

Tue, 2008-03-25 14:33 -- univcomm
March 25, 2008

School of Theology student Shannon New-Spangler was named the inaugural recipient of the Jeeninga Fellowship in Archaeology.

"I am pleased that Shannon New-Spangler is the 2008 recipient of the Jeeninga Fellowship," said David Sebastian, Dean of the School of Theology. "Shannon is an outstanding scholar and will make a positive contribution in biblical archaeology. We are grateful to the Jeeninga family for making such an experience possible."

A Ripple of Hope to premiere in Anderson and Indianapolis

Fri, 2008-03-14 05:00 -- univcomm
March 14, 2008

Covenant Productions® at Anderson University (Anderson, Ind.) will offer free premieres of A Ripple of Hope, an independent documentary which captures one poignant day in the life of Robert Kennedy and explores a little known act of personal courage and responsibility. The premieres will occur in Anderson and Indianapolis on April 3 and April 4. The confirmed screening schedule is as follows:

Thursday, April 3

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