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Miss AU-EA program aids Frepals clinic in Kibera, Kenya

Tue, 2008-02-26 15:02 -- univcomm
February 26, 2008

The Miss Anderson University East Africa competition may be called a “pageant,” but at its core, it is a movement.

The program, held last Thursday, was created to link AU students with those in need in East Africa. This year’s competition featured four young students seeking to represent the university as an ambassador and jump-start a charitable effort of their own making.

There was strong hope among the organizers that each contestant and audience member would be inspired to take action.

New grant bolsters service programs at AU

Tue, 2008-02-26 14:57 -- univcomm
February 26, 2008

New grant money will make it possible for Anderson University to expand its service-learning programs in the coming years.

Indiana Campus Compact, a nonprofit that advocates for civic engagement in higher education, awarded 10 Indiana schools $22,500 each over the next three years.

The money, plus a match of $7,500 from Anderson University, will help teachers integrate service projects into their classes.

AU Chorale releases schedule for spring tour

Mon, 2008-02-25 08:10 -- univcomm
February 25, 2008

The AU Chorale has set the schedule for its 2008 spring tour March 7-16 in Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Composed of 47 singers from many academic disciplines, the Anderson University Chorale has received national and international recognition, performing throughout the United States and abroad during its 62-year history.

AU alumnus, Jon McLaughlin sings at the Oscars

Mon, 2008-02-18 08:02 -- univcomm
February 18, 2008

AU alum and Hoosier recording artist Jon McLaughlin had an audience in more than 200 countries on Feb. 24 as he sang "So Close" during the Academy Awards ceremony. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2007 were presented on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and were televised live by the ABC Television Network. The show was hosted by comedian Jon Stewart.

Governor Daniels speaks with students in open forum

Wed, 2008-02-13 15:42 -- univcomm
February 13, 2008

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels responded to questions in a forum attended by 300 AU students and faculty in Reardon lobby today.

Students and faculty members presented Daniels with concerns and questions relating to immigration, unemployment, property taxes, education, poverty and homelessness, health care, veteran care, child protective services and more.

Students showcase talent in comedic opera, Albert Herring

Mon, 2008-02-11 08:00 -- univcomm
February 11, 2008

February 21-24, Byrum Hall Theatre will feature Albert Herring, a hilarious 1940's opera by Benjamin Britten and set in late Victorian England.

A significant problem confronts Lady Billows, who is in process of organizing the annual May Day festival: there is no one honorable or virtuous enough for the prestigious position of May Queen.

AU students win at I-69 Collegiate Innovation Challenge

Fri, 2008-02-08 10:24 -- univcomm
February 8, 2008

Five Anderson University business students, Jonah McDonough, Peter Odren, Perry Childs, JinAyla Sexton, and Chad Schubert recently participated in the second annual I-69 Collegiate Innovation Challenge at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, Indiana. They joined students from Ball State University, Huntington University, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Taylor University.

University delays Fifth Street widening for a year

Tue, 2008-02-05 09:40 -- univcomm
February 5, 2008

A planned upgrade to Fifth Street at Anderson University will have to wait another year because of unexpected delays.

The $2 million project, which will turn Fifth Street and a portion of College Avenue into a more pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare, should begin in May 2009 and be completed before students return for classes the following August, said Joe Royer, the university’s director of facilities and property management.

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