AU School of Music hosts Ashworth Bartle for graduate class

Mon, 2008-06-02 09:40 -- univcomm
June 2, 2008

The School of Music at Anderson University is pleased to host distinguished guest faculty member Jean Ashworth Bartle, June 9-13, 2008, teaching the graduate course, The Child Voice: Developing Literacy in the Young Singer.

Ashworth Bartle is founder and director of the Toronto Children’s Chorus. Her contribution to the art of choral music for children has evolved over three decades into one of international distinction.

Noble receives National Endowment for Humanities grant

Thu, 2008-05-29 15:54 -- univcomm
May 29, 2008

Associate professor of English, Zola Noble received a grant from National Endowment for the Humanities to study at Ferrum College's summer institute's "Regional Study and the Liberal Arts: Appalachia Up-Close," June 8-July 4.

The institute seeks scholars who are interested in how regional perspectives comment on wider national and global issues, and how regional material can enhance the undergraduate curriculum.

Alumnus Cory Edwards to write and direct "Fraggle Rock"

Thu, 2008-05-29 15:15 -- univcomm
May 29, 2008

The Weinstein Company is enlisting the help of 1990 AU alumnus, Cory Edwards to write and direct a live-action musical version of Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock.

The film is based of HBO's Emmy-winning first TV series, Fraggle Rock, which premiered in 1983 and ran for five seasons. The series tells the adventures of an underground civilization's inhabitants, portrayed by Jim Henson's Muppets.

Autism, through Mom's eyes

Thu, 2008-05-29 09:42 -- univcomm
May 29, 2008

Kathleen Dugan stood with her arms folded, each hand clutching the opposite elbow, as if she were looking for something to hold onto and found only herself.

Her 11-year-old twins, who were diagnosed with autism eight years ago, had been suspended from school a few days earlier.

Hannah, annoyed that vocabulary study was going to interrupt her reading, threw a dry erase board, which accidentally struck another child. Ed threw a chair when two kids he'd been working with wanted to put a label at the top of a map instead of the bottom.

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.