Eight female students vied for the coveted, if unusual crown Tuesday night, but in the end, Amy Plooster emerged as the Anderson University East Africa Ambassador.
The AUEA program hosts a pageant each year to determine which student will represent the college in a trip to Africa to help with issues affecting the war-torn continent.
Kelly Packard’s whirlwind first season as Ball State’s women’s basketball coach took another remarkable turn Monday.
The former Anderson University star was named the 2009 Maggie Dixon Division I Rookie Coach of the Year by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
For most college students, April begins to bring an overwhelming flurry of stress, excitement and emotion as graduation day creeps forward without apology. It can be a time of self-centered thinking, agony and frustration as the realities of post-graduation life come to the surface. But for Anderson University’s Senior Art and Design students, April brings their focus to one another as they prepare to open their senior exhibition “Converge: It Totally Matters What It’s Next To.”
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.
Clutching 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.
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 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.
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.
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.