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Rec Center to offer free group exercise during dead day

The Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and Wellness Center is giving life to dead day this semester by hosting X-perience the Day on Monday. Dr. Kerri Hart, director of training and fitness programs, said the event will provide a chance for students to try group exercises offered in the Rec Center during the semester […]

Students invited to stand up, speak out at slam poetry event

Students will be able to experience more of the slam poetry they have been exposed to this semester at Wishing Well “Speak Up” slam poetry event at 8 p.m. on Thursday in the lobby of Edwards Hall. Sarah Fatheree, marketing director for Wishing Well on the ACU campus, said slam poetry is about personal expression. […]

Foreign language department anxious for merger

ACU’s Department of Foreign Languages will merge with the Department of English, effective May 31, 2012. Foreign languages classes will be listed under the English department once the transition is complete. Harland Rall, chair of the Department of Foreign Languages said the faculty and students of the department had not been completely informed of the reasons […]

Ethnos Cultural Show to open this weekend

Students, faculty and staff are invited to travel around the world with the performers in this year’s annual Ethnos Culture Show. The performance put on by the International Students Association will show Friday and Saturday in Cullen Auditorium. This year Ethnos features 13 international acts and 150 performers, said Ethnos Producer and Coordinator Veronica Whitt, […]

Waterball returns to campus intramural sports

Imagine a game of soccer in which hands are used and tackling is legal. Now, throw that sport into the pool, and the ferocity of waterball is created. A campus intramural favorite, waterball, is returning again to ACU. After missing a year because of the construction of the Royce and Pam Money Student Recreation and […]

Bachelder to present at distinguished speakers series next week

The College of Business Administration will continue its Distinguished Speakers Series this fall with Cheryl Bachelder, president and CEO of AFC Enterprises, parent company of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Bachelder will speak at a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. on Nov. 3 at the Robert D. and Shirley Hunter Welcome Center. She is one of eight significant […]

The Optimist reaches 100-year benchmark

In the fall of 1912, ACU student Arthur Slater of Clyde established and distributed the first edition of the Optimist to Childers Classical Institute. This year, the Optimist is celebrating its 100th volume. The Optimist is a constant icon on campus and has been a part of ACU for all but six years of its […]

Homecoming theme is nixed

The Alumni Office has decided to not have a Homecoming theme in order to maintain decorum at the reunion dinners. However, the parade will still have a theme – I Heart ACU. Samantha Adkins, senior alumni relations officer, said the Alumni Office decision was made for a number of reasons. “We don’t really like to […]

Uruguay Study Abroad numbers dip

Significantly fewer students have participated in the Latin America Study Abroad program over the past two years, according to the International Education Office. While the Oxford Study Abroad program has had at least 30 students every spring semester and at least 20 students every fall semester since 2009, Latin America has not had 20 students any […]

Local school integrates iPads

Taylor Elementary School of Abilene will receive iPads for five kindergarten classes this week thanks in part to the ACU Department of Education. Jenn Rogers, instructor of education, said the concept of the “21st century learner” is the inspiration for putting iPads in the hands of 5-year-olds. ACU students studying early childhood development directly interact with the […]

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