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AU hosts Special Olympics Festival

Fri, 2009-03-27 11:44 -- univcomm
March 27, 2009

Handkerchiefs and ribbons in vibrant pinks, yellows and greens swept skyward by her classmates brushed Breeanna Olive’s face in a stimulating swirl of color and movement.

festival31Clutching her own set of colorful fabrics, the 8-year-old pushed fistfuls of color into the air and laughed as music thumped, prompting her to strut in a rhythmic dance.

This was her classwork for the day.

AU Students and Administrators Discuss Alcohol Policy

Thu, 2009-03-26 11:09 -- univcomm
March 26, 2009

Anderson University president, Dr. James L. Edwards, along with administrators from the Department of Student Life participated in a discussion forum with students last evening to provide information about a long-held campus policy regarding the consumption of alcohol. The discussion forum was convened by the Student Government Association and was an event scheduled many weeks ago for the benefit of the university campus.

Dr. Marie Morris named chief academic officer at AU

Thu, 2009-03-26 08:58 -- univcomm
March 26, 2009

Dr. Marie Morris has been named the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean at Anderson University. She is only the sixth person to serve in the role. She previously served as Vice President and Undergraduate Academic Dean at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va. She replaces Dr. Carl Caldwell who will retire at the conclusion of the 2008-09 academic year. Upon retirement, Dr. Caldwell will conclude a distinguished career of 38 years in academic and administrative leadership. He has served at Anderson University since the spring of 1996.

AU alumna coaches Ball State to historic win

Tue, 2009-03-24 08:47 -- univcomm
March 24, 2009

Kelly Packard [1990 AU alumna] is riding a streak of incredible firsts.

In her first year as head coach of the Ball State University women’s basketball team, the Anderson University graduate led her team to its first NCAA Tournament appearance. Now, with the Cardinals’ stunning 71-55 win over Tennessee on Sunday, Packard becomes the first coach to knock the Volunteers out of the tournament in the first round.

AU prepares for graduation weekend, May 9

Mon, 2009-03-23 14:24 -- univcomm
March 23, 2009

Anderson University recently announced that Dr. Carl H. Caldwell, retiring Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Anderson University will address the graduating class of 2009 during commencement exercises, May 9. The 3 p.m. (E.D.T.) program will be conducted in the Ward Fieldhouse of the Kardatzke Wellness Center. Speaking during Anderson University’s baccalaureate service will be Rev. Dr. Kerry Robinson, senior pastor of East Side Church of God in Anderson, Ind., and member of the Anderson University Board of Trustees.

Helping kids dream big, AU students mentor local youth

Wed, 2009-03-18 08:30 -- univcomm
March 18, 2009

Many kids today are living in poverty or in circumstances beyond their control. The idea of growing up to be something or someone special eludes them.

But several college students are changing the way some kids see their future, and themselves.

College Mentor for Kids, a program founded in 1994 by two Indiana University students, works to change all that and help kids to dream big.

A Ripple of Hope premieres at the Paley Center for Media in New York

Thu, 2009-03-12 10:29 -- univcomm
March 12, 2009

A Ripple of Hope, a documentary film created by Covenant Productions® at Anderson University, will premiere at the Paley Center for Media in New York, NY, on Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. A panel discussion will follow the screening and feature Kerry Kennedy (Human Rights Activist; Author, Being Catholic Now; and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy), Rory Kennedy (Filmmaker and daughter of Robert F.

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