Anderson University honored several distinguished alumni during the Homecoming chapel/convocation on Thursday, October 8, at 10 a.m. in Reardon Auditorium. Persons honored were Christine Densmore Young (Distinguished Alumni Award); Jon McLaughlin (Distinguished Young Alumni Award); Ray Freer (Distinguished Service Award); Ken and Grada Lockhart (John H. Kane Loyalty Award); Becky Archibald (Outstanding Music Award); and Jyllian Kumfer (Alumni Council Scholarship).
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is coming to Indiana to surprise one deserving family with a brand new custom-built home. Hallmark Homes, based in Anderson, Ind., will build the home and is coordinating partnership, donations and volunteers. The CEO of Hallmark Homes is Derek Wilder, a 1990 graduate of Anderson University. Wilder’s daughter, Kylene, is a sophomore at AU.
Anderson University’s School of Music has selected Becky Archibald to receive the 2009 Outstanding Music Alumni Award and will honor her during its Homecoming Concert, Friday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., at Park Place Church of God in Anderson, Ind. Archibald graduated from AU with honors in 1983 with a B.A. in applied music and management.
A man whose legal experience ranges from enforcing the law as a state trooper to trying criminal suspects as a deputy prosecutor has been named Madison County Circuit Court judge.
Rudolph “Rudy” R. Pyle III, 39, was appointed Sunday by Gov. Mitch Daniels to fill the vacancy created last month by the resignation of Judge Fredrick R. Spencer. Pyle becomes Madison County’s first black judge.
Anderson University will offer a live webcast during Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to noon EDT. The event, to be hosted by WQME 98.7 FM's Matt Rust, will feature conversations with alumni, faculty, and students and will be shot on location along University Boulevard during the Homecoming Street Fair.
Anderson University dedicated a new space and a reading room for rare children’s books and special collections in the Robert A. Nicholson University Library on Friday, October 2, at 10:30 a.m. It is estimated that the rare collection contains approximately 6,000 books — many of which are first editions — by authors such as A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh), Beatrix Potter (The Tale of Peter Rabbit), and Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are).
Seeking comfort amid chaos and friends amid strangers, the characters of Stephen Sondheim’s "Into the Woods" are a hodgepodge of fairy tale stars battling the realities of their "happy endings."
Jack, of beanstalk fame, can’t be left in his gleeful world after killing his giant; the giant’s wife goes on a revengeful spree.
Travel has been a part of Colleen Dillon’s life since she was an infant. Her family's camping vacations throughout the U.S. have left an adventurous streak in the junior communication arts major from Hillsboro, Ohio. So when Dillon started praying for a summer opportunity where she could both learn, experience a new culture, and be forced out of her comfort zone, God answered.