Anderson, Indiana


Winkle gains experience in mayor's office

Thu, 2012-10-11 08:00 -- univcomm
October 11, 2012

This summer, Anderson University senior Audrey Winkle had the opportunity to explore the world of politics. Winkle landed an internship with the Front Porch Alliance, an organization affiliated with Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s office.

Front Porch Alliance works with faith-based and community organizations that serve Marion County residents. Its job is to build partnerships with groups in the community to improve living conditions within the neighborhoods of Marion County.

Danielle Gilles sets school record for saves

Tue, 2012-10-09 10:06 -- univcomm
October 9, 2012

When Sunday’s delayed homecoming women’s soccer match against Hanover was over, Danielle Gilles dutifully nodded while her father told her to ask Anderson University head coach Jennifer Myhre about the school record for saves.

The Ravens had just lost for the 12th straight time to start the season, and Gilles thought her dad might just have been attempting to make her feel better.

Turns out the old man was onto something after all.

Alum Brett Spangler participates in PBA event in Anderson

Mon, 2012-10-08 08:41 -- univcomm
October 8, 2012

Held in Anderson for the first time, the Professional Bowlers Association Central Region Open gave bowling enthusiasts the opportunity to see the pros up close this weekend.

Mark Kratky and his son, Ben, 12, came out Sunday afternoon because they both love the sport and play in leagues in Indianapolis. [Photo: Ronnie Russell of Marion, left, and Brett Spangler of New Castle. Spangler is a graduate of Anderson University.]

“It’s awesome,” Mark Kratky said. “It’s great to be so close to the pros.”

Reardon Auditorium a popular venue for events, concerts, camps

Thu, 2012-10-04 08:00 -- univcomm
October 4, 2012

Reardon Auditorium is not just a place where Anderson University students gather twice a week to fulfill chapel requirements; it is a place that brings much more to AU and to the community of Anderson. Reardon facilitates three services in one — special events, concerts, and summer camps.

One of the three services Reardon provides is event planning to both campus and non-campus clients. Reardon puts on more than 350 events each year.

AU family saddened by news of Pagano

Wed, 2012-10-03 11:15 -- univcomm
October 3, 2012

Dave Edwards was going through his usual Monday morning routine when his secretary called him with an urgent message: Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano had been diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia.

Edwards dropped what he’d been doing and sought out the nearest television. As he sat watching Colts owner Jim Irsay explain the situation to fans and media during a hastily assembled news conference at the team’s headquarters, one question raced through Edwards’ mind.

AU honors Bill Gaither with music alumni award

Wed, 2012-10-03 08:37 -- univcomm
October 3, 2012

William J. Gaither has earned countless awards and worldwide recognition for a gospel music career that has spanned 45 years and still seems far from over.

There have been eight Grammy Awards and more than a dozen nominations; twice that number of Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association as well as songwriter of the year awards.

Many of the 600 songs Gaither has penned, including his earliest breakthrough hit, “He Touched Me,” have become Christian hymnal standards known worldwide.