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Chipotle rolls into town, chooses location

Yes, you read the headline correctly. Chipotle is coming to Abilene and permits have been filed with the City of Abilene for renovations to a building on S. Clack Street. The long-awaited burrito chain will be located at 3800 S. Clack St. in a former Citibank location near Target. No opening date has been set […]

VP of Operations leaves after 17 years, takes job at higher ed software corp.

Kevin Roberts, vice president of operations and planning, will leave ACU after 17 years of working on campus. Roberts accepted a position as regional sales manager with Florida-based Campus Management Corp., a major software provider in higher education. Roberts will continue to be based in Abilene. His last day with ACU is July 29. In […]

D.C. political analyst informs students of election environment

ACU’s chapter of the American Enterprise Institute welcomed a Washington D.C.-based political analyst for lunch Wednesday, centered around the election environment. AEI is a large conservative think tank in Washington D.C. with a presence on 70 college campuses across the country. Rachael Shudde, chair of ACU’s AEI Executive Council, was involved in planning the event with […]

Move to central advising system may not be best for all

The university’s Senior Leadership Team recently proposed that academic advising move away from the department-specific advising system to a central advising center. Such a sweeping change would have a huge impact on students and faculty and this sort of change should be carefully considered and discussed across campus before being enacted. Whether you have a […]

Leadership and faculty discuss move to central advising system

The Senior Leadership Team has proposed moving the university to a central advising system. The shift in academic advising would move advisers out of departments into a central location on campus where all students would go for academic scheduling and student support services. However, the proposal has been met with some resistance by faculty members […]

Construction interferes with KGR half marathon

The Kirk Goodwin Run leadership team cancelled the half-marathon portion of the race because of construction on Westlake Road. The traditional 5K race will still take place April 23. Troy Osborn, co-director of KGR this year, said the team was contacted by ACUPD late last week and notified of the construction along a major part of […]

‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ reminds us of empathy’s importance

“If you can learn a simple trick, Scout,” Atticus advises his daughter, “you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . — until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Penned by the acclaimed author […]

The Crappy Backpacker

I’m no good at packing. This isn’t news to anyone who knows me. Spring Break is now less than a week away and between midterms and all the homework, I have to find some time to shove things into a borrowed backpack before getting on a plane to Uganda. You would think that perhaps by […]

Scholarship gift should be bigger news

ACU recently received one of the largest gifts in its history toward the Partnering in the Journey scholarship campaign. Lacy and Dorothy Harber gave $20 million toward scholarships for students in the College of Biblical Studies, making it the university’s second-largest scholarship endowment gift. The Harber’s gift was announced during Sing Song Weekend, but amidst […]

How to win in the second half

March Madness is in full swing, and no, we don’t just mean the basketball tournament. Now that Spring Break has come and gone and Good Friday teases us again with another day off, the full fledged “we-are-ready-for-summer” longing sends us into what could only be described as a bit of madness. As we reenter life […]

New lighting illuminates Abilene as Storybook Capital

The streets of downtown were illuminated Tuesday as the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council unveiled new custom lighting installations at a special night festival. Tuesday’s Illumination Celebration highlighted Abilene as the Storybook Capital of Texas and home to many sculpted works inspired by works of children’s literature.   Over 10,000 people filled downtown to celebrate the lighting ceremony. Mayor Norm […]

Justice Week focuses on domestic efforts

This year’s Justice Week brought messages regarding domestic justice issues to students through various Chapels, forums and special events. Abbey Moses, director of Justice Week, approached the week differently than in years past to emphasize the importance and the scope of justice-related issues being tackled by members of the ACU community. Chapels and forums throughout […]