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Men’s basketball hosts prayer vigil for Dallas

The ACU community and Abilene citizens bowed their heads in response to national tragedies with a prayer vigil hosted by the ACU men’s basketball team Wednesday night in Hart Auditorium. The prayer vigil was created for people to come together and pray about the Dallas shootings which brought devastation across America last week. The event in downtown Dallas was […]

Steven Moore addresses bullying in a new children’s book

Dr. Steven Moore’s new children’s book Theodore Thumbs, a story about bullying, is now published and sold online. Steven Moore, an associate professor in the Department of Language and Literature and director of the McNair Scholars Program, said he was inspired by firsthand experience while growing up and other people he knew in the same situation. “There is […]

KACU seeks spring donations during drive

KACU, the 30-year-old National Public Radio in Abilene, is hosting its pledge drive this week and anticipates raising over $30,000. The local radio station was established in June 1986 and founded by Dr. Lowell Perry in 1951. Since then, it has started doing two on-air pledge drives each year. The  station is supported by many businesses […]

JMC students win awards at Texas Intercollegiate Press Association

JMC students won 28 awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association in Dallas last weekend. ACU was the only school to place first in two of the five news journalism contests, and the JMC Network Newscast won first and third place in the pre-submitted published/broadcast contest. The online website won first place in best blog […]

The Contemporary Music Center hosting a concert at ACU

The Contemporary Music Center from Tennessee will play a free concert for students at Chapel on the Hill on April 6, with 10 different musicians performing an array of genres. CMC is a one semester program located in Nashville, Tennessee. It consists of only 30 students from various Christian college around the U.S. who are […]

China, India and the West course to be offered Fall 2016

A new course called China, India and the West will be available in the fall for students who are interested in taking a unique history course. Dr. Kelly Elliott, assistant professor in the History Department, will teach the class. “My Ph.D. is in modern British history,” Elliott said. “I have done a lot of work in the […]

The Food Park launches at South First, Sycamore

Many food trucks around Abilene united downtown Tuesday to launch The Food Park, a new centralized location for the public to eat a variety of foods. People can choose their lunch from nine food trucks including: Rock’n Roller’z, 1881 Food Truck, Beastro Food Truck, The London Express, Beffers Food Truck & Catering, Kona Ice of […]

Los Arcos restaurant catches fire, temporarily closes

Los Arcos restaurant employees plan to rebuild after the building caught fire Monday morning. Investigators determined the cause as an accidental, electrical fire and the structure as a total loss, according to an Abilene Fire Department news release. The fire started around 1:45 a.m., close to the dry storage, which contained a variety of items from […]

Lecrae concert brings energy to Moody

LECRAE CONCERT PHOTOS People of all ages were filled with energy and excitement as Lecrae, along with Propaganda and DJ Promote, performed for his Higher Learning Tour at Moody Coliseum Thursday night. The Christian hip hop/rap singer from Houston, Texas is a two-time Grammy Award-winning artist. Lecrae is also the first-time artist in Billboard chart […]

IF: Gathering live-streamed in local Abilene churches

Local churches live-streamed a two-day event Feb. 5-6 to bring women together to talk about God, Jesus and their calling in life. Highland Church of Christ and The Well live-streamed the IF: Gathering, an annual event that took place in Austin and encouraged women around the world to telecast the conference in churches, homes and communities. Shea […]

Student group brings mental health awareness to campus

A group formerly known as “Allies” encourages students who are passionate about mental health issues to join the group and raise mental health awareness on campus. In the fall of 2015, Kasidi Gorneau, junior advertising and public relations pre-law major from Glen Rose, created a mental health awareness group on campus. “I am extremely passionate about mental health […]