Spookiest Haunts to celebrate the season

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With the onset of colder weather, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and the appearance of blanket scarves and sweaters popping up all over campus, Autumn is in full swing and for me, that means just one thing: Halloween. With my favorite holiday just around the corner, I find that the best way… Read more »

Q & A with Dr. Jason Parks

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Dr. Jason Parks is an English professor at AU. He lives in Anderson with his wife of 12 years, Kendra, and three sons, Amaziah, Ezra and Elijah, and his daughter, Ellianna, who was born last week.   Q: How did you end up at AU? A: My senior year of high school,… Read more »

1952 Andersonian celebrated fall homecoming

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On Nov. 5, 1952, the Andersonian published a homecoming-recap-themed issue. As the 2016 Ravens prepare for homecoming and the official kick-off of centennial celebrations, the Andersonian looks back to nearly 64 years ago, when Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected President, and Rowenna Dodge was crowned homecoming queen. At the time,… Read more »

Q & A with Dr. David Murphy

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Dr. David Murphy is a Professor of History at AU, and co-director of the Honors program. He studied at Southern Illinois University for his undergraduate years, and the University of Illinois for his graduate and PhD education. He is from Rockford, Illinois, and he met his wife in high school. They… Read more »

Social clubs unite for inclusive night of worship

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This year, social clubs approached recruitment slightly differently by banding together for an all-club worship event. The worship night occurred on Sept. 14 in Fair Commons lobby and was open to all social club members and potential recruits on campus. The idea for an all-club worship event came to Ashley… Read more »

Library to host seventh children’s literature fest

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This Saturday, the Nicholson Library at AU will host the Elizabeth York Children’s Literature Festival for the seventh time. The festival began with a gift given to the Nicholson Library by Elizabeth and James York. According to the festival’s website, “It was Elizabeth’s dream to share these books with Anderson… Read more »

Q & A with Dean MaryAnn Hawkins

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MaryAnn Hawkins grew up in the Church of God and has been serving as an intercultural studies professor at AU for the last 10 years. In July, she stepped into the position of Dean of the School of Theology.   Q: Tell me a little about yourself.  A: I was… Read more »

Student gains experience with CMC program

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Alaina Ellenburg, a junior entertainment and music business major at AU, knew that in order to be successful in the ever-changing entertainment business, she would need hands-on experience. That’s when she decided that she wanted to attend the Contemporary Music Center in a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee. “I knew that… Read more »