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Novak's story of grief offers hope to hurting families

Fri, 2012-11-16 10:00 -- univcomm
November 16, 2012

Misty Novak had no idea what she would experience after losing her son, Zachary, 25, in a plane crash more than six years ago.

Novak, of Anderson [and a 1978 graduate of Anderson University], had countless books about grief but she didn’t feel like any of them properly addressed the emotions of the first year.

“A lot of books skimmed it but none really talked about what that first year was like,” she said. “I got a lot of nudging that I should write about it. It was like a calling for me.”

U.S. News and World Report ranks AU among top Midwest universities

Wed, 2012-09-12 08:00 -- univcomm
September 12, 2012

Anderson University (Anderson, Ind.) once again earned a place in the top tier among Midwest regional universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges 2013 guidebook. The exclusive rankings, which include nearly 1,400 schools nationwide, are available today online, and will also be published in U.S. News & World Report, on newsstands starting September 18. This marks the ninth consecutive year AU has been ranked among the nation’s best colleges.

First day on the job proves exciting for new teacher

Wed, 2012-08-22 08:49 -- univcomm
August 22, 2012

The red carpet had been rolled out for the students at J.W. Reason Elementary School in Hilliard.

Outside the front entrance, Amanda Chapman, a 2008 Anderson University graduate, eagerly awaited her fourth-graders, wearing a turquoise flowered dress she’d picked out a month earlier because she thought it made her look welcoming.

Princeton Review selects AU as one of the best colleges in the Midwest

Wed, 2012-08-22 08:22 -- univcomm
August 22, 2012

Anderson University is one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest according to The Princeton Review. AU is one of 153 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature, "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted August 20, 2012 on