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Heritage Festival draws hundreds

Sat, 2007-03-03 09:52 -- univcomm
March 3, 2007

An Anderson University student struggled to shake a thick paste-like mixture from a ladle into a cup. With four quick shakes of the ladle, a glob of yellow-green gruel plopped into a cup. It was one of the demonstrations at the Heritage Festival held Friday at the Kardatzke Wellness Center on the AU campus. “This is all the African children get to eat all day, is one bowl of this,” said Matt King, a senior at AU. Elementary students passed by to pick up a cup and taste it.

Bluffton tragedy hits home for AU

Sat, 2007-03-03 09:24 -- univcomm
March 3, 2007

Tragedy cast a dark cloud over Anderson University Friday. Students and faculty made their way to class with heavy hearts, mourning deaths in AU’s extended family. Six people were killed and 29 injured early Friday morning when a bus carrying the Bluffton University baseball team ran off a highway overpass near Atlanta. Bluffton plays in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and has an athletic and academic relationship with Anderson that dates back more than 35 years.

AU hosts Pearl Toon Smith Memorial Lectures

Wed, 2007-02-28 13:11 -- univcomm
February 28, 2007

The AU Department of Religious Studies will host the upcoming Pearl Toon Smith Memorial Christian Education Lectures, March 5-6, 2007. Under the theme, “Forming Formative Communities: Christian Learning and Learners,” the two-day lecture will feature three speakers: Dr. Marva Dawn and Rev. Tom Beagan. The series was established to support, enhance, and promote the academic study of Christian Education and assist Christian Education professionals in the areas of teaching and related ministries.

Best-selling author and alum visits AU

Mon, 2007-02-26 08:13 -- univcomm
February 26, 2007

AU alum Christine Schaub, best-selling author of historical fiction and creator of the popular “Music of the Heart” series, will visit the Anderson University campus March 5 and 6 to speak in several classes and in chapel/convocation. Schaub’s books include Finding Anna (October 2005); that tells the story behind the classic hymn “It Is Well With My Soul,” as well as The Longing Season (July 2006) that shares the story behind “Amazing Grace.”

Campus advertising earns ADDY awards

Sun, 2007-02-25 13:56 -- univcomm
February 25, 2007

The Anderson University areas of Publications, University Communications and Covenant Productions® recently received several ADDY awards for marketing and advertising efforts. All three areas were honored by the Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana during the 2007 ADDY award competition. In all, Anderson University came away with 9 ADDY awards for creative execution in the areas of print, broadcast, Web, direct mail and DVD projects. The ADDY awards honor excellence in advertising and cultivate the highest creative standards in the industry.

A tearful, joyful farewell

Mon, 2007-02-19 08:21 -- univcomm
February 19, 2007

Father, grandfather, husband, community leader, college president, teacher, visionary — there is no end to the roles Dr. Robert Reardon played in his lifetime. One role resounded repeatedly during his funeral service Saturday held at Park Place Church of God: Faithful servant of God. “We are grateful for the journey with him and the example he set before us,” said Dr. James Edwards, president of Anderson University, during a prayer.

AU students glad to be back in class following snowstorm

Fri, 2007-02-16 14:47 -- univcomm
February 16, 2007

Whether the reason was returning to their normal schedules or just missing the interaction with friends, the majority of Anderson University students at the Olt Student Center on Thursday were glad to return to school [Editor's Note: A recent storm dropped nearly 15 inches of snow on the campus forcing the university to close offices and classes for two consecutive days].

Wind Ensemble prepares for spring tour

Mon, 2007-02-12 16:24 -- univcomm
February 12, 2007

The Anderson University Wind Ensemble is preparing for a special spring tour throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Indiana, March 9-18. Under the direction of Dr. Susan Taylor and Professor John Huntoon, the Wind Ensemble was established in 1969 and is a select group of approximately sixty-five woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists.

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