AU Mascot Gets a Whole New Look!

Anderson University recently unveiled the ‘new and improved’ Rodney Raven to campus during several events kicking off the start of the academic year. The mascot is still a Raven but has more of a muscular identity. It matches the ‘retro Rodney’ look that current students and alumni know and love. Rodney under Martin Hall

Jeffrey Jackson, designer at AU, was a crucial component in the creative process. “By bringing the raven into the 21st century with clean lines, modern design practices, and actual raven features, I think we can better utilize the logo to represent our rich AU spirit.” He mentions his excitement for the mascot to engage with campus, “This new mascot has an AU voice, personality, and upper body strength to carry us forward.”

Marcie Taylor, Athletic Director, is excited about the reactions from campus so far. She mentions her admiration for the classic look and believes that it will “generate a lot of excitement.”

President John Pistole takes note of the mascot’s new physique – “I’m excited about our mascot, Rodney Raven, who obviously has been working out and is ready to take on the world.  I invite you to come to our NCAA Div. 3 athletic events, where Rodney will be cheering our Ravens on to victory with our great student-athletes and fans!”

Anderson University is a private, liberal arts institution in Anderson, Indiana with a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service in the church and society. Anderson University is recognized among top colleges by U.S. News and World ReportColleges of Distinction, and The Princeton Review. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university now offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in businessmusic education, and theology.

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